A woman named Martha, wife of Jeff Hardy, has been found dead on the road traveling through the valley of ashes. Martha 's cause of death was an automobile that was going about 100 miles over the speed limit. The main witness who is coincidentally a friend to the Hardys, Michaelis, claimed that the automobile was big and yellow (149). Michaelis stated that the license plate was fake because the numbers were in numerical order all the way up to 9. He claimed that the driver was wearing a mask of some sort.
The setting takes place in a Hotel where Baudelaire orphans are disguised as concierge to keep their identities. The Hotel is at a tilt and everything is backwards on the outside and is reflected off a pond to reverse the effect. On the inside it is organized by the Dewey Decimal System. The pond is also a key factor in the story because many secrets about the hotel lie at the bottom. Violet Baudelaire is the oldest of the three and is very observe and inventive person.
In 1982, October 13, 1:15am at the Volupide’s house a married couple got into a fight. The wife, Queene, was angry and got into her Mustang and sped away. She said she was going to a party at the new golfing range. After the party, she came back home and made food for the guests. One of the guests said they saw the husband, Arthur, laying at the bottom of the stairs with a glass cup in his hand.
Myrtle Wilson, a vulgar, shallow, uneducated woman in her mid thirties, from the Valley of Ashes, is an individual who judges by appearance. Within the first two chapters of the novel, she portrays herself as a woman who finds pleasure through money and materialistic things. On her first meeting with Tom Buchannan during her trip to New York, Myrtle's eyes merely attract Tom's "dress suit," rather than the attires the other passengers in the train are wearing. Considering the look of Tom's clothing, Myrtle judges by appearance and makes the assumption of him being very rich, wealthy, and of high ranking position. Men typically attire in dress suits on formal occasions or when they care about their quality of dressing.
Gunness’s work and the story starts at the death of Mads Sorenson. Sorenson’s death was listed as a cerebral hemorrhage but his symptoms matched that of strychnine poisoning. Unfortunately, these suspicious symptoms were never fully investigated and Gunness was about to get away with the first of her many crimes. Sorenson’s death could not have come at a more convenient time. “He died on the day that two of his life insurance policies overlapped.
“May I come in?” “Sure, Patrick,” stretched on the bed, Amy raised her eyes off the thick tome she was reading. People banging away at tinny kettledrums outside were of little assistance in understanding the finer points made by Marshall Berman in All That is Solid Melts into Air, but they certainly made her miss New York City more. She liked Palanda, the capital of Ophir, hot, alien, crazy, sprawling, already hit by Moses-style modernity lambasted by Berman—indeed, if New York had the Kennedy Airport, Palanda had a development of high-rise apartment blocks built on American aid money in the 1960s and named after the assassinated U.S. President, mostly populated by civil servants and officers. But Amy had fallen in love with New York.
c/In what ways is this passage significant? What does the vision through the open window mean to her? This entire passage directly relates to Mrs. Mallard 's realization that she finally has freedom.. She was bounded by her husband, by convention, as well as by society.
An extract I have chosen is taken from Ethan and Joel Coen’s film Fargo and I am going to analyze it in terms of its geographical, social and economic context and then focus on how it uses cinematography, critical reception, editing, genre codes and conventions, mise-en-scene, narrative structure, and sound to convey meaning according to filmmaker’s intentions, vision and their influences. Fargo is a reality-based crime drama set in Minnesota in 1987. The Coens made this snowbound film noir about a mundane crime story reportedly based on real events. This idea brings them close “to everyday life and ordinary people” (Maslin). The geographics of the frozen north brings out some atypical warmth in the film makers, although the film is
It had been another rough afternoon. There was yelling, name-calling, and blaming, all parts of the rollercoaster of emotions riding through her home. Watching the phone slam into the ground, shattering into numberless pieces, had been the highlight of the day. She did not see a reason in continuing on this ride, which appeared to be leading to pain and misery. The promises of love died like the Pacific Trade Winds forgetting their promise to keep the tropical islands cool.
Hope is always needed in dark situations to help you surpass the suffering. This is true in most cases where death may lie. In the book Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson, the Author shows just what a grim disease my do to you, your loved ones, and everyone else on this planet. In the book, a 13 year old girl, Marie, Lives a normal life in Philadelphia until the day comes during the summer of 1793 were the fever strikes it's first few victims. She is forced to try and survive not only the sickness but the people, and places around her.