The author used great motifs to describe the importance of war and familial love in the novel. Ishmael’s life was horribly twisted when he was 12. The civil war in Sierra Leone during 1993 turned everything upside down. Ishmael was forcefully dragged into desperation, isolation, and violence. A Long Way Gone was created with the memories and stories he carried from the unreasonable blood shed, hunger, and tragedies.
As everyday life rolls on, few stop and notice the weather that surrounds them, let alone the way it impacts them. Researcher Matthew Keller explains how weather greatly affects our way of life and how we act, for example, “High temperature is reliably associated with violent behavior” (724-725). This is true of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby as well as the explanation of weather offered by Thomas C. Foster in How to Read Literature like a Professor. The Great Gatsby involves intense emotion and turmoil often heightened by climate. Foster explains in detail the many implications of weather on literature, explaining the symbolic value of weather in The Great Gatsby.
In the passage, Josan is worried the “stone tower [will] crumble beneath the fury of the storm” (31-33). The reader experiences the violence portrayed by Bray through her dramatic literary illustrations. She personifies the monstrous storm to increase the tension between Jason and the storm. Bray symbolizes “the lighthouse [as] being swallowed by the ocean” to gradually develop suspense in the story (48-49). The author keeps using personification throughout the story to create imagery.
Similar is done in “the manhunt” with its structure in rhyming doublets and the pain and war that is presented continuously in the poem through images of gunfires and war in “first phase” and “blown hinge”. This contrast presented in both poems makes the reader feel as if the poem doesn’t really fit in and if the effects of war or war itself is being forced into something that it isn’t that the suffering and pain is so great that it can’t be fit into “ordered rows” or maybe it lets the reader understand that “suffering” isn’t really understood and therefore forced into something it isn’t. The effects of this are then both present with ‘suffering” being held together so tight that it is about to explode. In the Manhunt this is presented through “every nerve in his
The horrors of the war are reflected throughout the novel, but Ninh uses the landscape of the Central Highlands to reflect on Kien, and how the war affects him. There are sharp and horrific descriptions of the Jungle of Screaming Souls, where effective language conveys images of Kien’s suffering and the overwhelming power that it has on Kien’s mental state. Ninh also uses strong images and juxtaposition to reflect on his image of his hometown, and how that image has changed after the war, where the reader interprets people’s horrible suffering in poverty. The relationship between the violence and the natural landscape also conveys the traumatic environment that soldiers had to cope with, to the reader, using grim language to describe both the landscape and the violence. The descriptions of The Jungle of Screaming Souls not only reflects on the horrors of the war, which has a strong presence on the novel, but it is also parallel to the journey that both the war and Kien goes through.
The tone of chapter 11 in John Steinbeck's, “The Grapes of Wrath,” is sympathetic, sad and hopeless. His word choice and syntax show how the sad houses were left to decay in the weather. His use of descriptive words paints a picture in the reader's mind. As each paragraph unfolds, new details come to life and adds to the imagery. While it may seem unimportant, this intercalary chapter shows how the effects of the great depression affected common households.
The real change in the story happens when it starts raining, the movie is almost over and a storm is happening. Storms are used in plots to represent a variety of things, but generally show a changing of perspective and allows for a revelation. True to form this is when David becomes the “hero” he is meant to be and finds out Elijah’s villainous scheme. The rain is used as a progressive set to push the hero into self-awareness of what's going on around him. David’s journey ultimately sets polarity between the characterization between hero and monster, since the journey always surrounds the hero in test of morality and heroism and the villain is in the background and
Within this essay you will learn about imagery, metaphors, and symbolism. These are all devices that are vital in portraying the overall theme of the brutality of war, in All Quiet on the Western Front. One of the main literary devices used in All Quiet on the Western Front is imagery. An example of this is when Detering, Paul and, his friends become pale and sick at hearing
All over the world, unexpected weather can strike, leaving civilians to decide how to respond both physically and emotionally. In New England, each year brings a new brutally cold winter covering the area with snow. Tornadoes and droughts are unpredictable, yet very dangerous to the people in the Midwest. On the West Coast, especially in California, temperatures and humidity levels are high, resulting in annual brush fires that can can climb up the entire coast. In Linda Thomas’s essay “Brush Fire,” she describes the amazing sight that is involved with each new fire from her own perspective as a native of southern California.
Realist poetry from the Civil War time period really explains the harsh realities of war, including death. “ O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman is a poem that effectively portrays the horrible results of Lincoln’s assassination and the way they affected the
Universal Themes in All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the Western Front was a novel published by Erich Maria Remarque in 1929. It is said to be the greatest war novel of all time, and it still continues to impact life today based on its universal themes. Just like how war impacted people 's lives back then, it still continues to. This novel discusses the effect it has on the soldiers, and the amount of devastation caused. War is horrible, and it always affects the community; whether it be economically, physically, or mentally.