It also means all the things including Gatsby’s dream and life are ended in the bleak and gloomy tragic grey atmosphere. Thus, the color grey is used to illustrate the impossibility of the American Dream, as both George Wilson and Jay Gatsby are consumed and ultimately destroyed by their own
William’s illumination is the light of his life is soon quenched when the author describes the “pitchy darkness” (Shelley 50) hence he unknowingly and quickly he is taken from life into darkness. The darkness of the night due to the weather conditions was a way for the author to convey Victor’s sadness and William’s death. The imagery in the quote is ended with the description of a “preceding flash” (Shelley 50) and this is the way the author foreshadows the next outcome of emotion for Victor. Off in the distance Victor sees something large and realizes it was the creature which he brought to life who probably killed his
Ashen Alleys to the South A country in desolation, few humans remain, and nature in complete shambles. Under the cover of ash clouds, setting retains the tone of “The Road.” It not only sets the backdrop of the novel, but continually affects the father and son. Their surroundings cause physical, psychological, and even spiritual issues. Without the daunting background, Cormac McCarthy could not have created such a compelling story with characters that drive our hearts to the breaking point. Health risks spanned from the horrendous environment.
John’s suicide was the final event that happened in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. However, John’s suicide didn’t come out of nowhere, there were events in the novel that led up to his death in chapter 18. One of the most important factors that led up to the point where he takes his own life is being an outcast of the two societies he had lived in. John was too different from the peoples of both the Savage Reservation and the World State, he is incompatible with both worlds. John’s life began with him being an outcast of society and it ended with him still being an outcast of society.
Night portrays various symbols amidst the novel, Night, by Elie Wiesel. The description represents the loss of great memories and strengths as darkness fills individuals’ lives. As the stars’ rise, faith in God is replaced with the atrocious attention of Satan’s ways. One begins to doubt Gods miracles and protection. Therefore, lives are tormented as they live in fear of death.
Imagine living in a world where any literary connection or indication is forbidden. Ray Bradbury envisioned a world throughout the novel Fahrenheit 451 is filled with extreme oppression and the effect of censorship on a society, ignorance, and the effects of the media. Fahrenheit four fifty-one portrays a dystopian society in which the dangers of a divided society can affect its’ people. The novel is set in future America where books are outlawed with firemen burning them. Through the protagonist Guy Montag, Bradbury illustrates a conflict between man versus man: Man versus self, and man versus technology using a theme of censorship.
Failure is inevitable through the thought of giving up. By giving up, the only option left is to fail, which can leave to abandonment. In the poem “Abandoned Farmhouse” by Ted Kooser, the effects of failure is present in the family that is torn apart by an unsuccessful career. Through diction, imagery and symbolism, Kooser conveys the damaging lasting effects of abandonment and failure. Neglect and failure to fulfill one’s expectations can lead to disappointment.
Choosing a monotonous rhyming scheme, the author mimics Mr. Cuff’s communication. Words are “stuck” and “rusted” showing that Mr. Cuff has lost himself and connection to others, “the boy reminded him of how stuck he was.” Written in the final stanza, the exception reveals Mr. Cuff has breathed his last breathe forcing everything to change. Death is the only true life changing experience, for when we have died we embark forwards to unknown. Life changes because we are either reborn or dissolved to the heavens. Losing our experiences and ourselves.
Poe is able to describe how anger feels, describe how it feels to love someone than lose them in a matter of seconds, describe how it feels to hate and despise someone with a burning passion, until the reader feels as though they will crack under pressure. Poe’s fantastic grasp on diction and the creation of images in the reader’s mind, can be seen in the The Fall of the House of Usher, when the narrator says “During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens…” (paragraph 1) . Poe was able to show how the sky looked even though the reader wasn’t able to see it through their own eyes. His words has a certain way to them, to make the reader believe they are standing right next to him as he is writing the story. The imagery in the piece can also materialize the thoughts of the reader to see how the characters are beginning down a slippery-slope toward nothingness.
The narrator, after being inquired by the Spanish, was thrown in a eerie, dark dungeon. Poe describes, “...the tall candles sank into nothingness; their flames went out utterly; the blackness of darkness supervened; all sensations appeared swallowed up in a mad rushing descent as of the soul into Hades. Then silence, and stillness, and night were the universe” (63). This description depicts the fear the narrator was feeling as he descended into the dungeon and describes how the inquisitors are not the angels he thought they were. Surprisingly enough, the narrator did not have an unnatural obsession or fear of death.