Essay question: Starting with this extract, how does Dickens present Scrooge as a loner? Within the extract, Dickens portrays Scrooge as a loner through the juxtaposing themes of isolation and Christmas. An example of this would be the first sentence of this extract, ‘Once upon a time - of all the good days in the year, on Christmas Eve - old Scrooge sat busy in his counting house.’ This juxtaposition emphasises to the reader the strangeness that despite the merriment of Christmas, a time to spend with your family and friends, Scrooge chooses to continue working alone, because he either dislikes his peers or has no friends, implying that Scrooge is a loner.
Jacob had found an old suitcase under the bed, but it was empty. Jacob stared to feel empty too because he missed his grandpa Abe so he started to cry. It started to raining outside even though it was sunny out. There was a trunk under the bed he tried to pull it out but it was supper heavy so he could not get it out from under the bed. Jacob pulls the trunk down to the basement and used his cell phone as a flashlight.
Someone in a better mental state might just head back and take a nap. This guy, though, is already pretty unbalanced by his grief and his weird night. Just think how much worse it will get once he meets the talking bird. Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; (line 14)The possibility of madness creeps into this poem slowly. Here perhaps the speaker seems like he might just be having a weird night.
Jacob Denvy was a 27 year old, who had no future and no life ahead of him. His life up to this point had consisted of nothing more than him looking at a computer screen, Lying down on his couch and eating food (With the occasional game from some unreleased console, and a series no one had heard of). His life was simple and boring, and he was sick of it! He reached forward and held down the off button for five long seconds, the screen faded to black.
A Frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin. He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn’t thaw it one degree at Christmas.” (Dickens #3) When Dickens describes Scrooge 's childhood, he uses personification to put emphasis on how 'merry ' the sound of the young boys is by saying 'the crisp air laughed to hear it! ' The sound of the boys playing and shouting is so delightful that even the 'air ' is laughing. The effect of this personification is to show how everything is affected by the good nature of the children.
His past haunts him like and ghost and his present possesses him like a demon. The teachers ignore him due to his outer appearance and the other boys in his class kick his ass on the walk home and call him a fag. He sits at the the roof of the school eating his lunch alone like he had one for years contemplating how he should be, what is wrong with him, and why everyone hates him when he notices a boy trying to tape back together his glasses. The other boy on the roof lifts up his head only to meet shawn’s gaze. A bit a sweat trickled down shawn's back, cringed, his heart beated faster with confusion and before the other boy could say one word, shawn had already dipped.
Close Reading Questions Bradbury sets up an atmosphere of loneliness and isolation in the opening paragraphs of the story by repeating the word alone. Throughout the opening he keeps bringing up the fact that Mr. Leonard Mead is alone because there are no other citizens walking around at night. Mead’s “brightly lit” house tells the reader that he is not a normal citizen in this society, and that he has lights on, unlike his neighbors whose only light is the TV screen. It also tells the reader that he is unique, and the reader later finds out that he is a writer who can develop thoughts and ideas. The evidence for this is when the narrator says at the end of the narrative, “...but this one particular house had all of its electric lights brightly lit, every window a loud yellow illumination, square and warm in the cool darkness.”
Candy illustrates the devastating effects of loneliness in a multiple of ways. For example, Candy being the old man he remains, he cannot take part in the activities or chores the rest of the ranchmen accomplish. Throughout the day while the ranchmen carry out their chores, Candy will stay in the bunkhouse and achieve nothing; this leads to Candy being lonely due to him being the only one in the bunkhouse during the day.
The short story ‘On the Sidewalk Bleeding’ by Erin Hunter is a tragic tale of a boy who realizes too late that he wants to be remembered as more than a title. In the last moments of life, it becomes clear that the pride found in a title means nothing compared to the value in who he is as an individual. This short story establishes a dark and depressing mood right from the start, as the main character Andy lays on the biting cold, hard ground of a dark alley. In the dark, unwelcoming alley where this short story takes place, Andy lays motionless with the March rain pouring down on him, drilling onto his jacket and the rest of his body as he bleeds.
The story of “Rip Van Winkle”, by Washington Irving, is of a quite unconcerned man whom takes a lengthy nap. Rip lives an ordinary life and busies himself with mundane activities, such as fishing all day with no bites and doing odd jobs for his neighbors. One day, he wonders into the Catskill Mountains to go hunting, falls asleep on a knoll, and does not awake for twenty years. Rip’s epic nap is a metaphor for political apathy and passivity in public and personal life. He awakes to a completely new world, which has undergone tumultuous changes, including that of his wife’s death.
(Zoot Suit 1354). When Henry says “locked up”, he refers to him being left alone without any anyone or anything but himself. By saying that he is left with an “empty feeling”, Henry emphasizes how mournful it would have felt as he watches the guard close the doors on him, leaving him in an empty room that causes him to feel empty on the inside. This scene is one of Henry’s lowest point where he feels like no one would be there for him and there’s nothing he could do. Likewise, the story “What You Can Do after Shutdown” by Peter Malae mentions the topic of isolation.