In Chapter One, Lucy (a pure, generous soul) thought to herself as she was walking into Narnia after going through the fur coats that she found and making sure to leave the door to the wardrobe open so that is does not lock behind her and she can still get out “Crunch, crunch over the snow and through the woods towards the other light” (Lewis 4). White powdered snow is covering the ground, also it is very cold in temperature. The crunching of the snow is a descriptive way of saying it sounds like leaves crunching but in frozen white crumbly form. Chapter One is the first time you see a description about the snow. Every other chapter after that just builds upon that.
Not only has their appearances changed but Edward also made beautiful and creative sculptures out of the perfectly trimmed hedges which gave each house its own appeal. Edward’s passion for sculpting represents his inner beauty and creativity which shows that he is capable of creating beauty out of something that has a simple structure. He is able to provide everyone with something that they never had before such as snow in the town. The snow that Edward creates from sculpting an ice sculpture represents his affections towards the people in the town and it shows the change that occurred. He shares his artistic talents in a way that can touch people, because physically he is not able to touch others.
Snow serves as a symbol of the love the couple once shared together. The narrator explains the night of the “big snow”, “Remember the night, out on the lawn, knee-deep in snow, chins pointed to the sky as the wind whirled down all that whiteness?” (108) which is a symbol of the climax of the love and happiness shared between the two lovers. However, the narrator uses the idea of snow once again, “just a few dots of white, no field of snow” (109) to contrast the previous image. The few dots of white symbolize the absence or dwindling of love and affection that was once shared in the house the narrator passes by. Similarly to how snow falls and then eventually melts away, the love that grew within the couple eventually melted away as well.
The novel contains very good separation, initiation, and return phases which did not reflect the conventional monomyth archetype. The separation phase involves Brian noticing his environment as well as how the temperature was changing, and because of that, Brian no longer felt the sense of security that he had before. The initiation phase involves Brian Preparing himself for different challenges. for instance, Brian felt that his survival was being threatened by a bear, so he is decided to take matters into his own hands and attempt to fabricate a much larger and more powerful version of his bow. The return phase sees Brian discover two parallel mysterious straight lines in the snow.
Krakauer tells the story of Gene Rosellini, John Waterman, Carl McCun, and Everett Ruess. He does this to show similarities among them and Chris, but he only goes off tangent. In chapter 1, Krakauer starts out by stating, “Jim Gallien had driven four miles out of Fairbanks when he spotted the hitchhiker standing in the snow beside the road…” This allows the reader a better chance at understanding what is happening. Using third-person sets distance from the author and the characters, which provides clarity. The whole book is told out of chronological order, which means that a reader can become easily confused.
Into The Woods The musical “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is a metaphor for life in many ways, but the most prominent one is the woods symbolizing life itself. The prologue song “Into The Woods” is about each of the character’s dreams and wishes. Cinderella wishes to go to the festival, Little Red Riding Hood wants to deliver bread to Granny, and the Baker and his wife want to have a child, even though the witch cursed their lineage. In order to accomplish and reach for some of these goals, they must go into the “woods” and take some risks. Just as we must take risks in our personal lives to accomplish our goals, being that is the only way to achieve what we aspire to do.
Fitzgerald uses seasons to help further with the mood of the story. “In the winter, he frequently skis over the snow-covered fairways, a landscape that fills him with melancholy” (“Winter Dreams”). The use of winter is to show things dying off due to the cold. Dexter’s Winter dream has died off and with him skiing over the snow-covered golf course he is remembering his past. “Summer, fall, winter, spring, another summer, another fall—so much he had given of his active life to the incorrigible lips of Judy Jones” (Fitzgerald).
Inman’s isolation was caused by the actions at Cold Mountain, but helped him find a meaning of home. The mountain was a specific location to where Inman and most of the characters lived. The mountain is a representation of the characters, for they are strong and unfearful. The setting was significant to the role in the novel by Charles Frazier as they made their way through the dark moments of Cold
[Inman] knew their names and said them to himself like the words of spells and incantations to ward off the things one fears most” (16). Inman utilizes his reading from Bartram to remember his home, Cold Mountain, in order to push himself to get back to it. By including this memory, Frazier allows the reader to develop a sense of knowledge on the main character's background. A truly significant expedition, Inman asserts “this journey will be the axle of my life” (71). Inman believes that his journey back home will answer all his questions, with the reward of his love, Ada.
Frost repeatedly uses this symbol, and “the image...has represented indecision in Frost’s other poems…‘Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening,’ ‘Birches,’ and ‘Mowing’” (Rukhaya). The woods can also dually represent self-reliance and nonconformity. By acknowledging his choice in the woods alone, the traveler shows that he is willing to “oppose social norms” (Rukhaya) and rely on his own instinct to come to a decision. As an extended metaphor for choice, it makes sense that the roads represent the journey of life and decision. There are two roads, two choices, and two representations of decision.