Within the book, “The Back Door of Midnight”, the effects of syntax can be seen throughout the entirety of the novel. Firstly, the author, Elizabeth Chandler, uses italic to emphasize the narrator’s, Anna O’Neill Kirkpatrick, thoughts. The first example can be found in her first out-of-body experience when she yells “Please stop!” within her mind. This is used to emphasize when the main character is actually thinking versus her normal narration of the events, and helps the reader gain a greater understanding of the character.
The short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is the foundation for dystopian fiction. ”Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones”(Jackson 7).They did not care if the box was lost or about the ritual they just remembered they were supposed to kill who ever got drawn out of a bowl or box to throw stones at them. This piece of evidence shows dystopian because no one would ever be able to do that without going to jail or killed. Another piece of evidence is when they started to throw the stone as said, “A stone hit her on the side of the head. Old Man Warner was saying, "Come on, come on, everyone"(Jackson
On the other hand, the main conflict in the film is Holmes and Watson against the superstition aspect of the case. Unlike in the novel, when Watson and Sir Henry dine at Merripit House with the Stapletons and Mrs. Mortimer, Mrs. Mortimer performs a ritual to call the superstitious spirit of Sir Charles, which a gigantic hound then pounces at the window. This shows that the director wanted to focus on superstition instead of logic. Also, to make the story more interesting, the director shows the dead body of Sir Charles as the exposition instead of Dr. Mortimer’s walking
Didion wrote it years before John died, but after she reread it, she realized it described herself after his death. “Of course we would not need those last six notes to know what Elena’s dreams were about. Elena’s dreams were about dying. Elena’s dreams were about getting old… The point is that Elena remained remote most of all to herself, a clandestine agent who had so successfully compartmentalized her operation as to have lost access to her own cutouts” (Didion 159-160).
The death of Lady Macbeth acts as a “clear recognition of the fragility, and ephemeral nature, of human existence” (Markham, 2016). After the death of apparently the strongest character in the couple, Macbeth is left alone to deal with the actual situation. Killing himself appears the most obvious possible course of actions, but as if Macbeth has finally man up, he decides to fight and face his final judgement. Coupled with this is the element of the passage of time. “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow”, “and all our yesterdays have lighted fools”, show how both the past and the future have no significant meaning to the main protagonist.
Speaking about one of the oddest figures in literature, Miss Havisham, there is a lot to say; from the day she was unluckily left at the altar by the man she loved, she never took her wedding dress off, kept only one shoe on and stopped all the clocks at twenty minutes to nine. Since then her life revolved around the pursue for revenge on the entire male gender. Miss Havisham was so obsessed by this thought that she adopted a girl, Estella, and used her to break men’s hearts and get the vengeance she wanted. For Pip, her character is an unconstructive example of a self-destructive pursue for revenge: not only she suffers because of her hunt, but also she is incapable to understand that she’s hurting others too, especially Pip and Estella. For this reason, Estella Havisham grew up to be a rigid manipulative unemotional woman who is not able to love because she was never taught how to do it.
People die, in fact, everyone sooner or later has to die. Don’t kill yourself for love, though. Juliet was 13 years old, do people even know what love is at the age of 13?She went by what people told her love was. She never got to go out and go on dates and experiment and see what “love” was all about,she just kissed Romeo and decided he was the one. I 've got one word to describe that, stupid.
Like Holmes, Poirot is a convincing spokesman for a rational (reasoned and unemotional) approach to solving mysteries” (1-2). When Agatha Christie was writing just like Conan Doyle, she also tried many different versions of detectives (“Agatha Christie Biography”
Shaland notes, “Laura was given only a momentary glimpse of normal existence before she drifted back into her dark prison – to the no-time of her glass animals” (123). The glass collection does not just pertain to Laura as Durham states, “This symbol is relevant to the other characters also, for their ability to exist at all in the world rests on illusions as easily destroyed as the unicorn” (5). Tom has had enough of Amanda and wants to leave but she asks him “Jeopardize the security of us all?” (Williams 1618). Even though Tom leaves the Wingfield house, he ends up missing his family, especially Laura, after seeing a piece of glass one night.
Excluded from the sibling relationship, the narrator is allowed to survive and flees from the House to the storm raging outside. Stripped of its patriarchal ties to humanity, the House crumbles, swallowed by the “deep and dark tarn” (Poe 25). By effectively conflating Madeline’s absence with insanity, the existing prejudices against women during the Victorian era are used to stigmatize mental
And Then There Were None is about how ten people were invited to Soldier Island. The ten guests were Mr. Justice Wargrave, Vera Claythorne, Phillip Lombard, Miss Emily Brent, General Macarthur, Dr. Armstrong, Anthony Marston, Mr. Blore, and Mr. and Mrs. Rogers. The guests each got picked off one by one. The murder was the last to die, and killed itself so no evidence was left behind of their doing. The murder started off with Anthony, and continued on with the other guests as the days past bringing fear and madness into their minds.
How his wife loves walls more than him and how all his friends are all dead or dying. He tells Faber " the only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I 'd burned in the 10 or 12 years." (Bradbury 78) Montag now realizes that he had been arrogant for the 30 years in his life and was doing the wrong things and wants to change. So to try and get people to understand books, he pulls out his book of poetry and reads the poem Dover Beach to Mildred 's "family" and causes all of them to break put in tears.
In the the poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by E.E. Cummings and in the novel The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, both showed many signs of the people being careless, and all though there was death nobody really seemed to care. For one quote in the poem in line 25 it says “One day anyone died I guess” that shows that death is not a big factor and it seemed as they are very careless of it when it happens. It also shows that they are not important to other. They just bury you and keep it moving. Another quote from out of the poem was line 34 and it says “Summer autumn winter spring” that quote is saying that people change like the season.
Bill had to keep is power so they told her she needed to deny everything about what happened. After the scandal she could have received jobs making over ten million dollars. But she had declined because she felt that it wasn 't right and she wanted to be able to get a job by herself and not her history.