In his short story “The Pedestrian”, Ray Bradbury uses figurative language to reveal the characterization of Mr. Leonard Mead. First, Bradbury describes Mead’s shadow as “moving like the shadow of a hawk in midcountry.” By using this simile, Mead can be characterized as moving alone and quietly through a seemingly abandoned area, creating him as a peaceful, desolate man. Next, Mead is described as standing “not unlike a night moth, stunned by the illumination.” This simile, compares Mead to a night moth, obviously not used to and surprised by the bright light in the normal darkness, as he prefers to be at peace in the twilight. Finally, Mead is compared to a “museum specimen” when stopped by the police car. By stating this comparison, Bradbury
Sandra focuses on the dreams that are not achieved by those who live in an unfortunate society. Sandra’s tone is innocent, responsible, and human, which is meant to reach the intended audience. I had a good understanding of the text due to Sandra’s deep visuals of the situation, for instance, “We were playing volleyball in the alley when he drove up in this great big yellow Cadillac with white walls and a yellow scarf tied around the mirror.” When Sandra added this visual, it helped me think of a cause and effect of stealing a car. This quote also shows Louie's cousin attitude slowly giving up on his dream of owning an attractive car; and that the only way he will get close to his dream is by stealing other people's’ dreams. The reader can possible gain the knowledge of not
Danny, the protagonist, needs to find a way to get drugs and this alone can hint at the whole plot of the story. In the short story of “The Junky’s Christmas,” Danny the Car Wiper, is a drug addict with a junk sickness. In one scene we can see his desperation for drugs is insatiable. Danny is walking along the street thinking about what he could do to get a fix. As he is walking, he notices a good leather suitcase sitting out on the sidewalk with no owner in sight.
While, if you carefully listen you can hear subtle tires against the pavement and the cars whizzing moving the wind from one direction to the next. Frame shot also shows that Sen is upset and gloomy that they are moving to a new town. The rule of thirds focuses on Sen even though she is on the bottom middle. From the dusk of the sun is glaring into the room. What you can hear in this frame shot is the water dripping down towards the basement floor.
Another hint to Simon being a made up character, is the lack of dialog between him and Melissa. The rain plays an important role in the story as well. It symbolizes Melissa’s world being washed away, and therefor underlines the frustration that she feels. Towards the end of the story the rain on her umbrella symbolizes the blank spots in her memory . This is also where Melissa starts to realize, in glimpse that her memories may not be real.
Again nothing has really happened yet, just a mysterious knock and the empty darkness outside. Someone in a better mental state might just head back and take a nap. This guy, though, is already pretty unbalanced by his grief and his weird night. Just think how much worse it will get once he meets the talking bird. Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; (line 14)The possibility of madness creeps into this poem slowly.
The author has used lots of symbolic images to tell the reader what the narrator what he feels about the situation. Alex la Guma has used different economical language to convey callous and hatred in the story. It is a very short story, it includes nothing about the attack and what actually happened. Climax- Alex la Guma builds up tension by using symbolic images: “The moon was hidden behind long high parallels of cloud.” “The men were walking through an orchard of lemon and the sharp bittersweet citrus smell hung gently on the night air.” “In the dark this man’s face was invisible except for a blur of shadowed hollows and lighter crags. “The moonlight clung for a while to the leaves and the angled branches.” How it links to other stories- The lemon orchard links with the other short story The Yellow Wall Paper as most of the themes are the same.
In part two of the novel Of Mice and Men, the narrator introduces us to another lonely character in the book; Crooks, “For Crooks was a proud aloof man. He kept his distance and demanded that other people keep theirs.” Steinbeck present Crooks as a loner and isolated from the others. Isolation is an important theme in this novella as nearly all the characters including Candy and Curley’s wife have profound sense of loneliness and isolation. John Steinbeck presents us with three important themes of his novel such as isolation, the impossibility of the American dream, which is greatly developed in part two of the book and the animal imagery associated with Lennie in the novel. In the novella, Crooks and Curley’s wife struggle with loneliness
Tone- The tone of the book is pretty calm because during the book the narrator doesn’t really use a lot of emotions while narrating the book. Symbolism- The symbolism of the dead mouse alludes back to the poem by Robert Burns stating that “neither mice or men can escape their destiny.” meaning that innocent creatures like the mouse and Lennie cannot escape their fate. Foreshadowing- At the beginning of the book George talks about how Lennie got them in trouble in Weed, and at the end of the book Lennie gets them in trouble again and ends up getting
All the articles on Google only point towards the scariness of the Hill House and not the beauty. The people who came to stay at the Hill House only experienced the dark side of it and because of that they did not look on the attractiveness of it. The walls, the rooms, the corridor, the nursery everything was neglected only because of the irk of the place RESEARCH OBJECTIVE No horror novel is complete without a haunted house and the lore that comes with it. ‘The Haunting of the Hill House’ is no exception. My main objective of this research is to find the secrets and the beauty that comes with big house which is only popular because of its scary image.