These colors are significant to the regions of The Land of Oz. The first color yellow represents The Yellow Brick Road. The Yellow Brick Road leads Dorothy thru the Land of Oz and finally the Emerald city where Dorothy thinks is she is going to find The Wizard of Oz.The color yellow also symbolizes the land of the Winkies.The Yellow Brick is also show Dorothy 's journey throughout The lands of Oz.The Yellow Brick can also show hope,hope that she will get home to Kansas.
Gatsby Extended Response, Logan Veley, Period 1 Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses a unique system of color descriptions to mold his story. His use of these colors had an astounding impact throughout his writing. Fitzgerald transformed something as simple as colors into a crucial element to his story. With these descriptive colors, Fitzgerald created a portal through which the reader is able to have insight to the characters’ development. The colors create a situation that allows the reader to interpret the true meaning of the scene.
In Baum’s fairytale, many of the politically charged aspects of Oz that have been discussed also have perfectly practical explanations that relate to the time period of when the story was written. For example, one of the most prominent symbols that theorists see in The Wizard of Oz is the famous yellow brick road. Shortly after Dorothy
Symbols often play large roles in connecting stories with readers. Writers use symbols to refer to larger ideas, meanings and feeling, allowing readers to think and further connect to the characters in the story. In Lawrence and Lee’s Inherit the Wind it is shown that a symbol is a concrete thing that represents something abstract, something completely different from itself to show an idea. In the book there are three big symbols, Drummond’s “Golden Dancer”, Darwin’s Origin of Species, and monkeys. Firstly, Drummond’s “Golden Dancer” is an apparent symbol in Inherit the Wind.
Symbolism in literature is using an object to portray a different, deeper meaning in a story. Symbols represent ideas or qualities that the author has schemed into their story that has meaning. It is up to the reader to interpret the meaning of the symbols and their significance to the story. William Faulkner wrote, “A Rose for Emily,” which was published April 30, 1930. He used a great deal of symbolism in this story.
A motif refers to recurring ideas, thoughts, or images that act as an idea that sometimes turn out to be the central idea of the whole story/book. In the book, Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut frequently uses color motifs to strengthen the true meaning of the novel. The Motifs is to bring back the reader or the audience to the unifying idea that the author presents. The recurrence of “blue and ivory” and “orange and black” in Vonnegut's book are a lot more than they are perceived as. Throughout the whole story, the personification of sacrifice is shown through color motifs such as Blue and Ivory.
In the novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” the colors are used to bring meaning to the various aspects of the story. Initially when Dorothy is in Kansas at her Aunt and Uncles farm everything is presented in muted colors, like gray and dreary. This coloring also serves as a symbol for the life that Dorothy lived in Kansas. It was a boring life, simple and there wasn’t much to smile about. After the cyclone she finds herself and her dog Toto in the Land of the Munchkins, where blue is the primary color.
Edgar Allen Poe once said, “A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.” All authors use many different methods to create the mood in a story. In stories authors use many different methods to illustrate mood in a story, Shirley Jackson, author of “The Lottery” uses foreshadowing and setting to create the mood while W.W Jacobs uses sound and diction in his story “The Monkeys Paw.” Finally, Joan Aiken uses foreshadowing and motifs to create the mood in her story, “The Third Wish” Foreshadowing is often used to create a dark feeling by hinting to future events. In “The Lottery”, Shirley Jackson uses foreshadowing to set the dark, grimacing scene of the story. One of the examples is when Mrs. Hutchinson says “Thought we were going to have to start with you, Tessie” (2). This example shows mood because it gives an extra feeling to Tessie which makes you think of her as special.
The little people here are much like the Munchkins in the East.They are all clothed in Green, even there is a greenish tint to their skin. Everything is Green and shiny. They even wear Green glasses to prevent blindness. "Even with eyes protected by the green spectacles, Dorothy and her friends were at first dazzled by the brilliancy of the wonderful city",as quoted in the novel. The Wizard of Oz gives each of the group an audience to request their wishes.
A Tale of Two Cities has a famous opening sentence that introduces the all-around universal approach of this book, the French revolution and the drama illustrated within. At the beginning, the novel starts by presenting a series of events that will later on shape the lives of the characters. Initially, by only reading the first paragraph, you will notice how Dickens begins by developing the central theme of duality. So far, he pairs contrasting concepts such as the “best” and “worst” of times, “light” and “darkness”, “hope and “despair”. Likewise, reflecting the images of right and wrong, good and bad, happy and sad; all of these will recur in the characters and in situations throughout the novel.
The Great Gatsby introduces many color symbols that have their own meaning and relevance to the story. Fitzgerald used a lot of colors to give an insight to the lives of the characters. The color green represents the future. The color yellow represents money and death. Lastly, the color white represents innocence.
The five aspects of a quest include: (a) a quester, (b) a place to go, (c) a stated reason to go there, (d) challenges and trials en route, and (e) a real reason to go there. A vast majority of literature is structured around this concept and a piece of literature that represents it well is the Wizard of Oz. Our quester: a young girl, curious and innocent, happy with her family and life. A place to go: When Dorothy arrives in the land of Oz she discovers that her only chance of getting home is to visit the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City. She must follow the Yellow Brick Road in order to get there.
Green is archetypally associated with wealth, envy, and life. One example of green being used in the novel is that it is the color used for furnishing Gatsby’s car. Although the outside of his car is yellow to certify that everyone is aware of his wealth, the area that he inhabits while driving is green to remind him of the wealth he had built himself. When Nick is in the car, he describes it as a, “green leather conservatory” (47). The use of the word conservatory reveals to the reader that Nick feels like it is something of a spectacle seeing how a conservatory holds things that should be looked at.