Bradbury is essentially advertising the sun throughout the text, making it seem like much more than it truly is, and in doing so, the reader is left with a harsh, yet frank truth at the end of the story: yes, hope can be a good feeling to have, but in reality, it can also be a menacing force that can mentally drain someone. In contrast, “See You Again” highlights the exaltation that comes with hope, and how it can turn a dark situation into a lighter one. Not only this, but the artists focus much more on reuniting with lost friends. This isn’t shown in the other piece, as Margot never truly has the opportunity to do this. Wiz Khalifa states, “How could we not talk about family when family's all that we got?
In The Stranger, Camus explores man’s perception of the absurd through his protagonist Meursault, a French Algier, who ‘unwittingly gets drawn into a senseless murder’ on an Algerian beach. Meursault’s indifference to his mother’s death and the crime he has committed, among others, isolates him from society and leads to his incrimination. Throughout The Stranger, Meursault’s intensive focus on the natural world such as the sea and especially the sun, in contrast to his indifference to human relationships, highlights their importance. Light, a product of the sun, proves especially significant. Camus description of light in relation to Meursault shows Meursault’s individuality throughout the story and his reaction to death.
When Meursault finally reaches the point of confrontation, he seems to be well aware of what he is about to do; however, after he has shot he no longer seems to know why he did it. He is desperately driven by the environment once again as he states how “the whole beach, throbbing in the sun, was pressing on [his] back” (Camus 58). Camus was able to integrate suppence through this as he used vivid diction that allowed for the reader to dive right into Meursault mind and see what was his thoughts were. Also, Meursault, having been different from others, was easily pressured by the environment, which is confirmed later on in the novel when he is ask the reason for shooting the Arab and he states it was because of the sun itself. This being one of the most significant events in the novel, because of the great shift it caused in Meursault's life, it was evident that Camus decided to integrate the psychological aspects of consciousness within to make it stand out.
Absurdism is the belief in that all human beings exist in a purposeless, riotous universe. Inside The Stranger, by Albert Camus, Camus centers to a great extent around persuading his readers of the idea of absurdism. The novel is depicted in the first person of the character Meursault from the time his mom dies to his trial for killing an Arab man. These occasions portray how human life must be comprehended by tolerating the reality of death. Camus effectively persuades his readers on his thoughts of absurdism and shows how understanding/confronting death influences one's view of life.
Much like the muted setting, life as an older person is quiet as the excitement and passion that young people experience both dissipate. Likewise, in “Sailing to Byzantium”, Yeats establishes the same harsh truth about his life but conveys it in a more contemptuous manner as opposed to a somber tone. He abruptly begins with the line in a critical tone, “That is no country for old men” (I, 1) to convey that he feels no longer welcomed in his home country of Ireland, which he disparagingly refers to as “That” (I, 1). Yeats portrays his life reaching a late stage of the cycle with, “Whatever
“As Meursault pulled the trigger, he could feel the heat from his cheek from the sandy bright beach.” In The Stranger, the author Albert Camus uses different methods of mood and atmosphere in the novel which heightened the understanding of the novel and contributed to the descriptive patterns of the book. From the heat symbolism that creates a certain atmosphere in the book, to the specific mood he portrays in the novel.This all goes into the pattern that Camus blatantly put in the book to show a specific mood and to add an atmosphere to the novel. To start off, when Meursault states in the book that he feels a certain way for example heat or temperature it gives way to the descriptive patterns and symbolism, for example, to quote from the novel itself, Meursault says...“ I was able to understand Maman better. Evenings in that part of the country must have been a kind of sad relief. But today, with the sun bearing down, making the whole landscape shimmer with heat, it was inhumane and oppressive” (Camus 15).
Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a poem that features a suffering sailor telling his frightening backstory to a wedding guest in order to relieve himself of the agony that resulted from his actions. The author, Coleridge, adopts a style different from poets of earlier periods such as the Renaissance. Romanticism dominated art and literature in this era, which is likely the overall style he was going for as seen by the spontaneity in this poem as Coleridge did not follow a set verse pattern. The spontaneous and free style as well as the several literary elements used in this poem contributed to the enjoyment of the readers. Although Coleridge didn’t stick to a meter or verse structure, he was able to create a literary
The narrator says “And storms will arrive and harvest us down” reaffirming this uncomfortable feeling of summer ending. The lyrics imply that autumn holds a certain melancholy, a sentiment of longing, caused by the change felt by the “children of the setting sun”. As seen in the five examples, longing and nostalgia are seen from the narrator’s viewpoint. However, the narrator is not the only one who is moved by these bittersweet feelings but as he observes, also the people in the North have been affected by
Truman Capote uses variety of language devices to vividly develop Perry Smith in his novel In Cold Blood. These language devices include, diction, similes and symbolism. Throughout the novel diction is used to develop Perry Smith’s character, and suggest reasons for the murder. When Smith explains what happened that night at the Clutter’s family home, he tells agent Alvin Dewey about his moment with Nancy Clutter. The phrase "[He] pulled up the covers, tucked her in…" expresses a calm and cozy tone which contrasts with the situation.
Masson - One of Raymond’s friends, who invites Raymond, Meursault, and Marie to spend a Sunday at his beach house with him and his wife. It is during this ill-fated trip to Masson’s beach house that Meursault kills the Arab. Masson is a vigorous, seemingly contented figure, and he testifies to Meursault’s good character during Meursault’s