Close Reading of “The Storm” by Kate Chopin Authors use symbols to represent ideas, emotions or state of minds. In The Storm by Kate Chopin, the storm itself is the major symbol within the text. The storm is a form of foreshadowing for events will occur during and after the storm. It also symbolizes a building and release of tension, and a change in atmosphere. The storm functions as foreshadowing because of the characters own interpretation of the storm, which is then reflected in the events that follow.
Repetition occurs throughout the poem when the poet repeats the words, “hot days.” Repetition also occurs at the beginning of the poem when the author repeats the word, “cousins”. These words repeat making the poem more appealing, positive, and fun. The poem, “summer,” also contains rhyming
It is unusual in a story for the setting to serve the function of a character. In the novella Ethan Frome, the setting takes on a major role by mirroring the evolving mental state of Ethan Frome, the story’s reticent protagonist. The author Edith Wharton, uses the literary element of imagery to incarnate the inanimate setting in order to serve as an additional character. The imagery Wharton uses describing the snowy New England countryside, gives the reader the ability to observe Frome seeing the world at first, as colorless and hopeless. Later, Wharton uses imagery about the setting again, to reveal Frome’s transition to seeing that same world as brilliant and auspicious.
Gatsby Extended Response, Logan Veley, Period 1 Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses a unique system of color descriptions to mold his story. His use of these colors had an astounding impact throughout his writing. Fitzgerald transformed something as simple as colors into a crucial element to his story. With these descriptive colors, Fitzgerald created a portal through which the reader is able to have insight to the characters’ development. The colors create a situation that allows the reader to interpret the true meaning of the scene.
And with the Georgia Flu outbreak, Toronto changes and this change reflects the impact on not only the characters but humanity as a whole. Intertwined with change, of course, is freedom. The physical change which the characters have experienced has led to their lives being freed in different ways, such as being free from Delano Island, or, being free from life itself. With these observations, they prove that Toronto is a physical manifestation of Station Eleven’s main themes, which contribute to further understanding these concepts. Along with this, it reinforces the significance of analysing a novel’s setting as it reveals a deeper comprehension of the story.
Farquhar was able to deviate away from the reality of his death through his vivid imagination. He escaped all the pain that he otherwise would have felt. Upon falling down the bridge, his defense mechanism kicked in and led him to imagine an escape he desired. He didn’t feel any pain for he quickly “lost consciousness and was as one already dead.” He was not in fear during his last moments because he believed that “despite his suffering … he now (stood) at the gate of his own home.” On the other hand, even though Prince Prospero tried his best to escape the horrible reality of the plague, in the end he died because of it. He failed to realize that the Read Death had entered his castle in the form of the masked figure.
Reading through the first paragraph, one might think that he died a violent death or that he fell into the river. However, he actually died a very peaceful death, and the diary reveals that this is exactly what he wanted. Another highlight of this reading was the connection that the author made between Jerry’s death and Aidan’s conception. While one soul left the world, another one was conceived and would soon become part of the family. This offered comfort that even in loss, there was something to look forward to.
Within the novel “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” it’s shown that the author uses symbolism through the setting of the book to make the novel more interesting and have a more significant or deeper meaning behind it. The author uses key symbols to let us readers know more than just what is on the lines in front of us. By using character’s names the author shows us the difference between how the character is personed versus how they actually act. The author also uses symbols through the setting like the weather or nature, like rivers, birds, and flowers to represent and sometimes even foreshadow
Gabriel included the gloomy theme in his holiday speech: “still cherish in our hearts the memory of those dead and gone great ones whose fame the world will not willingly let die” (Joyce 13). Christmas and snow can be treated as opposite symbols of the death. The holiday has a cheerful atmosphere, but with a context that it will finish soon and people will return to more gloomy reality. Gabriel demonstrated it during his thoughts about his aunt Julia: “Poor Aunt Julia! She, too, would soon be a shade with the shade of Patrick Morkan and his horse” (Joyce 22).