Specify on page 25 Jason uses the word "Bunsen-burnered" and "ashamed" on page 25 and 26. Using these words in this context shows that Jason 's tone towards are “hangman is very bleak and gloomy” this also gives a sort of distressing feeling to the reader. Finally, through the story Jason used personification to
It’s a pretty difficult read from its violent imagery, Jewish suffering, and vicious tone can make it an uncomfortable read as well. The dark imagery words used in the poem have the feeling of desperation. The first place we see imagery is in this line “You died before I had time-/Marble-heavy, a bag full of God, /Ghastly statue with one gray toe/Big as a frisco seal.” (Plath) This imagery sounds like a big cold statue, however, she’s actually describing her father’s dead body. Another example of imagery in this poem is “But no less a devil for that, no not/Any less the black man who/bit my pretty red heart in two.” (Plath) This is another great example of imagery in this story because, it makes you think about an evil person committing a crime. However, she’s actually talking about how she felt when her father was mean to her.
The colors black, grey, and lack of color have a variety of meanings in the book The Great Gatsby. The color black, alone, symbolizes death and sorrow. The color grey represents the grey area between characters’ relationships and the ashes that engulf the valley of ashes. The lack of color represents the lack of positive emotions in the grim moments. These colors appear in the book I the most depressing or dark parts of the book.
With reference to the theme of revenge it is depicted by means of darkness, since Chillingworth is the only character with true perverse nature, enough to be resembled with Satan. What is more, the darkest deed is the crime of passion committed by the lovers which induces a life of shame and alienation for Hester, and of secret torture and hypocrisy from Dimmesdale. Despite its efficiency, the author does not limit himself to the chiaroscuro technique to represent evil and goodness. The employment of the color red, both, as a symbol of love and integrity, or as one of vengeance fire and hell, might be identified along the lines of his
Diction is the word choice used in a work of literature. The diction that Edgar Allan Poe uses in The Fall of the House of Usher uses in this has a dark mood, that adds to to theme of the story by showing that the house is sinister and depressing, which is affirmed throughout the work. Since Poe uses such dark vocabulary, the reader can tell that this is going to be a gloomy (gothic) poem. For
In Dante's inferno, Dante explains how each sin is punished in a certain way. There’s the seven deadly sins which includes: pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed and sloth. There are also other sins such as thieves, liars, and hypocrites. Manipulative people are considered extremely worst of all. Therefore, I think that manipulative acts or crimes are the worst sins that can be committed.
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is set in a gloomy, distressed, religious atmosphere in Boston, Massachusetts with multiple main characters known for the sins they have done. One of those being a man named Arthur Dimmesdale who is known for being a sinful and hypocritical individual. He is part of the Puritan community who are very judgmental people, so readers can more likely see the conflict that will arise. Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrates his theme that secrets that are hidden will have its consequences. Dimmesdale is very conflicted with himself and also with the community; he struggles with doing the right .
Furthermore, Staples uses gloomy diction throughout the writing to create a sense of dread when approaching the subject of black men in public places. He uses terms such as “fearsomeness” and “frightening” in his anecdotes. By doing so, the reader can infer the tough experiences Staples had to endure even though he was an innocent man. The diction creates pity in a reader because it has strong negative connotations. Because the words are being connected to the author’s life, the audience is brought to imagine a “fearsome” and “frightening” world.
The narrative Night by Elie Wiesel is about inhumanity and reveals people turn on each other if put in difficult situations. The title suggests the darkness of the novel. Most crime and unforgiving things happen when it is dark and plenty of cruel unforgiving things happened throughout the novel. This fits with my chosen theme inhumanity because the treatment was cruel and inhumane. In the novel Night the protagonist, Elie, changes his outlook on God and his feelings toward certain things.