The novel Anthem by Ayn Rand is a great example of dystopian literature. A dystopia is a society that is very bad in every aspect, or the opposite of a utopia. This book has many characteristics of a dystopian novel proving that Anthem is a true example of dystopia. An example of Anthem being dystopic is that the uncharted forest is very mysterious to the citizens of the city and no one ever enters into the forest because there are beasts that will kill them. “The uncharted about which men must not think.” That is how Equality 7-2521 describes the forest before He enters it.
Stevenson captured these indirect lessons through symbolization in the text. In the novella of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the night time and fog backdrop wherever Edward Hyde showed himself suggested to the alluding of Hydes indescribable physical attributes along with his strong impulses that goes on deep in the human mind, shown through his out lashes on his victims, from his lack of morals and sense of ego and
Since the author gives the wind such detail it has a huge impact on Lutie’s mood toward the city. The passage states that the wind did everything in it's power to “discourage the people”, which personifies the city as very unfriendly and unwelcoming. Although Lutie still has not been mentioned, we can still view her bad, furthermore overwhelming and anxious relationship with the urban setting. In fact, the windy city is being said to be “difficult to breath” which directly relates to the feeling of being overwhelmed and anxious, exactly how Lutie is feeling within this city. As the passage continues, it goes about saying “dust got into their eyes and blinded them”.
The essay “The Night-Soil Men” was quite the revelation for how the lower class during the Victorian Era lived. In this literary piece there was an overwhelming amount of information about how these people supported themselves. They would go through the cities waste in search of something of value to sell. The ghosts of today would be the homeless people. The Night-Soil Men were considered to be ghost’s because they did not hold an acceptable place in society.
Darkness can consume a person . In the "Fall of the House of Usher" darkness is seen consuming throughout the story by suspension, symbolism and a gloomy atmosphere. Suspension can be seen consuming of darkness in the use of pacing. In the story of the "Fall of the house of Usher" the narrator 's "sense of insufferable gloom pervaded [his] spirit" (Poe293) by pacing and that "the feeling was unrelieved by any of half-pleasurable" (293). The narrator expresses why it was unbearable and not pleasurable to look at the unattractive house of Usher 's, that his senses becomes miserable and how he believes that he is going to become mad just like his companion Usher.
Much like the Gilded age itself, a disguise for depression, despair, and poverty crafted with false elegance, the fair served as a mask for Chicago. It hid Chicago's dark secrets and flaws under the bright lights of wonderland. Through vivid descriptive language, Larson was able provide equal opposites, a city deep in distress, and its exquisite distraction, “In the end it is a story of the ineluctable conflict between good and evil. daylight and darkness, the white city and the black.”
The novel is set in Haymarket square, a slum section of St. Petersburg notorious for its intolerable living conditions. As he knew the city so well, and had lived of the kinds of tenement rooms he describes, Dostoevsky is very specific about the sights and smells his characters experience. The city of St. Petersburg as represented in Dostoevsky’s novel is dirty and crowed. Drunks are sprawled on the street in board daylight, consumptive women beat their children and children and beg for money, everyone is crowed into tiny, noisy apartments. The clutter and chaos of St. Petersburg is a twofold symbol.
In the passage from “Fennimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses” by Mark Twain, he describes the blatant ignorance and stupidity of the very popular writer Fennimore Cooper. He tells also of the lack of attention to detail and how most of the plot in Cooper’s stories aren’t logical in the least. Twain writes this to show that not only he himself would not make those mistakes but that they are very large and noticeable mistakes that were blatantly made. Through this essay Twain portrays a quite critical and mocking attitude towards Cooper’s writings. In the text, Twain uses highly critical and intelligent diction to portray his mocking tone throughout the essay.
Dostoevsky’s ‘anthropological’ study of these subjugated men holds greater significance. The Double reads as a ‘history of the unknown’, a voice of the subaltern; a true product of a repressed Petersburg citizen. A traditional expression of the harshness of poverty in Petersburg (as seen in Poor Folk’s epistolary form) holds less significance of impetus. The surreality/gothic inherent to Golyadkin imply his deep, profound confinement. Dostoevsky’s gothic technique comments on the grotesque results of repeated societal restriction on the psyche in a social