Fitzgerald uses personification and imagery to convey that the Valley of Ashes is a polluted area filled with ashes and dusts. It is also where many of the less fortunate, lower-class citizens live and work in the society. A literary device Fitzgerald uses is personification as he describes the motion of the cars driving through the place. He mentions, “Occasionally a line of grey cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest…” (Fitzgerald, 23). The cars crawling indicates that they were moving very slowly through all the dusts covering the paths and air.
He rested upon the dumpster while the unbearable smell outrageously and unbearably came across his nose. Hours later, the hungry and soaking wet dog drifted into a faint sleep. Rufus awoke to gleaming lights burning his eyes as he heard a loud screech of a van coming to a halt in the dark alley. The van
In the book The Great Gatsby the symbol of T.J Eckleberg was two big blue eyes that were covered with glasses. This symbol didn’t have a face but the main point was to show you that God was staring down on you. God is judging the moral wasteland of the American society in this particular book. As i was watching the movie and reading the book i realize that not only the billboard was repetitive it was shown every time something bad was about to happen. For example in the book it was a scene where Mr. Gatsby and Daisy were going back home and daisy was driving so crazy that she didn’t see the women who happened to be in the street.
In 2007 a German online recruiting website ran a marketing campaign called Jobs in Town. This German campaign combined a visual image with text to show what the wrong work environment can do to someone and inspiring the audience to find the perfect job for them. To begin with, the image induces an instant pity and sadness to the viewer. In the image there is a middle age man, extremely cramped inside the space of a gas station machine. The man looks miserable and exhausted while struggling to produce the gas that the machine provides.
In the story ”The Treasure of Lemon Brown” the author uses figurative language.He uses examples such as “Gusts of wind made bits of paper dance between the parked cars.” He uses these to describe the setting and the reader infers that there is trash in the streets - maybe not a nice neighborhood. Here he uses personification to describe the dirty and messy streets. “The dark sky, filled with
Ah yes, the Phantom, who was shrouded in a deep black garment approached slowly and gravely in the direction of the eerie churchyard. I could not help dismiss the explicit fact that it was right at home. Overwhelmed by grass and weeds and walled in by the surrounding horrendous houses, the churchyard reeked of soil and earth. The Spirit stood quietly, like a person in prayer among the graves, and pointed with its spectral finger down to one. Trembling with a fear so great, Scrooge crept towards the neglected stone and read with solemn eyes, his own name, Ebenezer Scrooge.
Both Ginsberg and Eliot use the empty streets and darkness because of the feeling of loneliness it brings to people. In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Eliot says, in lines 8-9, “Streets that follow like a tedious argument of insidious intent” and in “A Supermarket in California,” Ginsberg says, “for I walked down the side streets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon” (line 1-2). These quotes from the poems show how they both, as a whole, give the reader the feeling of loneliness and solitude. This is a successful technique for a poet to use because it makes the reader more invested in the story and more connected to the
In addition, on the way to Myrtle and Tom’s apartment in New York stumble across “the vendor who sells Myrtle her puppy is described as a “grey old man.”(Brozak).” The fact the man is described with this color and is seen when going to Myrtle and Tom’s apartment proves that the two have inner shame and discontent with their affairs and relationships. The color grey gives off a gloomy and sad vibe of shattered hope and broken
In terms of The Great Gatsby, El Greco, a revolutionary artist, drew a painting of Toledo that connects with the book. In El Greco’s, Toledo, the city is looked over by God, much like T.J Eckleburg watches over the Valley of Ashes, in Toledo, behind the clouds there hides a storm that will be unleashed on the city much like how the plot played out, the painting Toledo, has many beautiful buildings, but it is still dark much like the Great Gatsby all the beautiful homes and wealthy people cannot hide the darkness that truly lives in this town. Whenever a character passed through the Valley of Ashes, T.J Eckleburg was mentioned, his large glasses watching over the city. Much like God watches the people of Toledo, T.J Eckleburg always seems to be watching over the Valley of Ashes. Furthermore, it is obvious that God is present in El Greco’s painting, T.J Eckleburg is present when the plot takes a turn, for example Myrtle’s death.
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.
In the story, Black Swan Green by David Mitchell the author uses very dark and gloomy word choice to develop the ideas of how his character Jason feels about his stammer. In the very first paragraph of the excerpt of page 24, the setting is described as “wipers could not keep up with the rain…”. This shows that the character portrays the setting as very gloomy. This also foreshadows how the rest of the events in the story will feel. Specify on page 25 Jason uses the word "Bunsen-burnered" and "ashamed" on page 25 and 26.