In spite of the fact that the narrator loves the old man, he kills him because he afraid of his blue “evil eye”. Similarly, the protagonist in “A Rose for Emily” is Emily Grierson. The house that she lives in drives her mind to inhabit it in dusty and dark. Miss Emily is a mysterious character. The impression that Miss Emily gives us about her is that she is a “necrophiliac”.
This shows how the grandmother looks down upon the black race which ultimately makes her arrogant of her own race. In doing so, the grandmother ends up getting killed because of her attitude towards those who she feels are inferior to her. Emily and the grandmother both show qualities of racism that both authors criticize them for encouraging, even though it is the norm at the time and place that these short stories take
In the story, “The Minister's Black Veil” Hawthorne states, “how strange,’ said a lady ‘that a simple black veil, such as women might wear on her bonnet, should become such a terrible thing on Mr.Hooper's face!” A lady was talking about how people are overreacting about the veil on Hooper’s face and how if a lady wore one no one would think anything of it. In the story, Hooper states, “loathsomely treasuring up the secret of his sin; then deem me a monster, for the symbol beneath which I have lived, and die! I look around me, and, lo! on every visage a black veil!” The veil is causing him to be lonely and no one to talk to him, but he believes that everyone has a black veil. In “The Minister's Black Veil”, Hawthorne uses alienation to illustrate how the community around you can affect you as a person.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” and William Hope Hodgson’s “The Voice in the Night”, there is much to consider the ideas these two pieces of literature have in common. Both stories are placed in depressing and horror ending. Freedom and Isolation are two main themes noted in the stories. With isolation, it causes the people to act differently in different situations. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is sociohistorical short story about the unequal relationship between men and women in the society and “The Voice in the Night” is monstrosity short story about a couple suffering from fungus growing on their body.
In “Fahrenheit 451 Part One”, Ray Bradbury use of diction dramatically impacts the dark and depressed tone of the novel To begin, the description of Mildred’s attempted suicide highlights the dark tone of the novel. Bradbury uses diction such as, “terrible whisper”, “inner suffocation” and, “suction snake” demonstrates the tone of the novel. “The woman on the bed was no more than hard stratum of marble they had reached.” In the novel, Montag notices how grim Mildred looks and realizes that it was an attempted suicide in the description that Bradbury states. Bradbury’s use of diction about Mildred’s attempted suicide impacts the dark and depressed tone throughout the novel. Next, the representation of the Mechanical Hound showcases the
He is disguised as the “Knight of Mirrors,” the great enchanter. Knight of Mirrors: “Thy lady... is an alley cat!” (69). The Knight of Mirrors uses that quote to describe Aldonza. By saying that about Aldonza, it concludes his facts that she is a whore with no redeeming values. Don Quixote draws his sword in fury when Carrasco makes that statement,
Without this technique, the reader would not have the same understanding of the poverty of France. Finally, Dickens uses good diction and word choice in this passage. He uses a mixture of negative and hopeful words in order to address the present and future of France. This entire passage is merely Charles Dickens contemplating the future of
“Hate is the darkness, that’s no good………. We hate hate itself, and for this reason our hate is better than theirs.” In this novel often the light is compared with truth, love, good and darkness is compared with hate, evil. Story begins with darkness when electricity goes out. The night when Anton met Truus, there was a sliver of light in a sea of darkness, reflects the complexity of her actions. As he calmed down, he began to see a pale strip of light under the door and kept his eyes focused on it(33).
John Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman came to light in June 1969. It is clear that the novel tackles motifs such as love and intrigue, prototypical themes of the Victorian Novel. However, Fowles’s ultimate motive was not that of writing a conventional Victorian story but that of revealing an experimental narrative in which Victorian elements are explored from a perspective of the late sixties. Fowles presents us with a new reading of 1867, incorporating references of many of the events that took place during that gap of time. Barry Lewis states that “The postmodernist writer distrusts the wholeness and completion associated with traditional stories, and prefers to deal with other ways of structuring narrative.” (Stuart Sim (ed.)
The majority of the story takes place in a room which only induces pain deep within herself evoking negative mental thoughts. During her time in the room she felt the room “at night in any kind of light, in twilight, candlelight, lamplight, and worst of all by moonlight, it becomes bars!” (Gilman 304). The narrator of the yellow wallpaper descends into madness to escape the cruel dominance of her society. As the story progresses the yellow wallpaper becomes a constant companion. She first dislikes the color and despises the pattern, but after closely studying the pattern “a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure that seems to skulk about behind that silly and conspicuous front design” and after obsessing over the painting she finds bars hidden.
The root of Chillingworth 's name translates to be cold, as he was a cold and dark man too. Hawthorne gives images dark characteristics too, such as "the black flower of civilized society" (Hawthorne 50) and "The Black Man" (Hawthorne 193). Flowers are one of many physical items given such gloomy characteristics, because they are representing dark and negative aspects in the novel. Pearl, Hester 's daughter, even recognizes this sense of darkness. In
There are multiple ways in which Dark Romantics can be differentiated from the greater whole of American society during the early to mid-1800s. Unlike their predecessors, the Dark Romantics believed that humans were intrinsically sinful, and prone to self-destruction. Their pieces also include overriding themes of mystery, death, and the macabre. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat,” is a prime example of a Dark Romantic piece, as it encompasses the niche community’s core principles, and how they viewed ethical dilemmas. The literary scene in pre-civil war America seemed to be split into two distinctly different factions: the optimistic Transcendentalists, and the pessimistic Dark Romantics.