Longfellow uses imagery in The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls to create a much different scene than the one Whittier creates in Snowbound. Even though The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls arguably has a darker topic than Snowbound, Longfellow’s imagery keeps it much more lighthearted. Longfellow uses the calm words to show invoke almost an acceptance towards the traveler’s demise. Whittier, on the other hand, uses the imagery to create suspense before and during the storm. When Longfellow starts with “The tide rises, the tide falls,” it gives the poem a slow, steady, rhythm and a lazy, laid back feel.
Lennie is also to be shown sympathetic by how nice he is. We know this by other characters say how nice he is including George and Slim how he is so nice and would never be mean or hurt anybody. He is always positive and is always trying to do the right things. In the book george tells slim how he used to play jokes on Lennie anymore because ¨one day bunch of guys were standing around up on the Sacramento river, I was feeling pretty smart. I turns to Lennie and say Jump in, And he jump.
In the skillful novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the author carefully portrays the idea of loneliness and prejudice of outsiders in society during the hostile Great Depression. The author was even clever in where the story took place in Soledad, California, which translates to loneliness in Spanish. The story was based off Steinbeck’s own experiences as a rancher in 1929 when the stock market crashed, expressing that a rancher’s lifestyle was one of the desolate lives to live. The author uses the novel Of Mice and Men to deliver a greater message of being one who does not fit into mainstream society. Steinbeck uses characterization within the book through specific characters, such as Crooks, Curley’s Wife, and George, to express major themes of loneliness and prejudice and bringing awareness to the readers.
One example of true friends sticking together is exemplified when George stays with Lennie after Lennie's actions in Weed. George said "An' you ain't gonna do no bad things like you did in Weed (7)." This suggests George really cares about Lennie, and he doesn't want him to do anything that will get him in trouble. George said "we run, they was
Of mice and men (final) Johns Steinbeck’s 1937 masterpiece “of mice and men” gives insight to the lives of ordinary people affected by the great depression in America, during the 1930s. In the novella the themes of loyalty and disloyalty are a key part of the plot. Steinbeck explores the seminal themes of loyalty and disloyalty by careful use of setting, structure and development of complex character constructs. Also the use of language and imagery in the novella depict the reality of the great depression for many people and the challenges they faced everyday. At the beginning of the novella author John Steinbeck opens with a description of the idyllic natural setting, where “the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.
Situational irony can be unanticipated. How the author describes the characters throughout the story with the emotions they feel and their ideas can heavily impact the situational irony. Situational irony can often have a huge twist in the story, whether or not it is about the main character or just the idea or setting of it. O. Henry from “The Ransom’s Red Chief,” uses situational irony to create an amusing effect on the reader. Guy de Maupassant from “The Necklace,” uses situational irony to create an enormous amount of sympathy for the characters of the story.
The story adopts naturalistic style because it heightened the form of realism by the slice of life, specifically allowed the character (Amory) to experience circumstances in external forces, heredity, social, and economic environment (Cash). Characters in naturalistic stories seem to be victims of their circumstances which cause them to behave in certain ways. Examples include suicidal act, prostitution, or poverty (Cash). Shain (1961) states that the story is very patchy and filled with solemn attempts at immaterial thought on war, socialism, and literature. It has vivacity and freshness only in moments, and these are always moments of feeling.
This also shows that George could have had a good life, even a better life if his dream of being able to take care of Lennie did not become a burden upon himself and influenced his life so greatly. Everything that George did or tried to do was always influenced by Lennie’s wellbeing. The
The harsh reality of a migrant worker’s life is a huge contrast to the tranquil Salinas River that the story begins and ends with. Straight away the River seems to be blissful and inviting, much like a rural paradise. Likewise, the sibilance in the phrase ‘slopes curved up to the strong’ creates a soothing tone. Colours such as ‘green’ and ‘golden’ suggest life and hope, which are major themes in the novel. A ‘heron’, ‘rabbits’ and a ‘water snake’ also display the simplicity of life.
The book Of Mice and Men is full of puzzling examples of the human condition, from Lennie and his mental disability to Curley only caring about his social appearance. With characters like these two, the book exploits the human condition that concerns circumstances life has given you. John Steinbeck brings to life what being a laborer in the American depression meant to the men and one woman who had enough personality to stand out. Steinbeck shows the human condition of men while they survive in the American depression. George, Slim, Curley, and Lennie exemplify the human condition through the priorities they set in life.
The novel starts with a rich depiction of the setting. Steinbeck utilizes graphic dialect to show that the area is a place of rest. The particular colors, foliage, and creatures that are specified make a relief, notwithstanding for those young men and men from the farms who beat a way to the water. For instance, Steinbeck utilizes the imagery to propose that this place is a position of solace and that the Salinas River is a