The two stories contrast in each other in very interesting ways. There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury is a far darker story than that by Sara Teasdale’s; whose story paints a rosy picture of birds whistling on white picket fences, and plum tree. While on the other hand we have Ray Bradbury's version of the story, accompanied by components of death, war, and the harm that mankind can potential cause. One story is saying that the world
It invigorates the fact that he is no longer in a state of mind in which he doesn’t know what he is doing. The change of seasons can also be viewed as a metaphor illuminating Chief’s drastic change in character. “Fall. Right outside here it was spring a while back, then it was summer, and now it’s fall-that’s a curious idea.” This sudden epiphany of the change of season is an indication that Chief is now clear in the mind. Chief had spent a long time going through the motions and never realizing what was going on.
Right before Victor says this, he is talking to Alphonse about the death of William, which was completely Victor’s fault. Taking the boat onto the water is the only comfort Victor has, because of the lack of ability to elaborate the truth to anyone else, even Elizabeth. Victor continues on, “I was often tempted, when all was at peace around me, and I the only unquiet thing that wandered restless in a scene so beautiful and heavenly-if I expect some bat, or the frogs,
At the beginning of the story, the tone is light hearted and relaxed. When Neddy decides to start his quest home, he names it Lucinda River after his wife. “Lucinda stands for "light" and what was supposed to be a bright, sunny, and warm journey leaves him in darkness, storms (both outside and in his mind), and a painful end” ("The Swimmer" by John Cheever: Summary and Analysis). Halfway through the story, the tone begins to turn dark and sad. Before, Neddy felt like a heroic like figure, but when he has to cross Route 424, he starts to doubt himself.
In Frankenstein, on Victor’s way home after being away for six years, a key moment in the novel that weather sets the mood is when “It echoed from Saleve, the Juras, and the Alps of Savoy; vivid flashes of light dazzled my eyes, illuminating the lake making it appear like a vast sheet of fire; then for an instant, everything seemed of pitchy darkness, until the eye recovered from the preceding flash” (Shelley 50). The author, Shelley uses weather to describe the murder of his young brother, William. The weather conditions effect Victor’s mood and convey his emotional feelings of Victor as being scared, sad, or depressed. The imagery in the quote relates to the thunder thus a way to broadcast the murder of his younger brother across the land and
Throughout chapter 5, the weather is shown to symbolize Gatsby’s emotions. In the beginning of the chapter, Gatsby is shown to be nervous and sad: “He sat down miserably, as if I had pushed him... “ (Fitzgerald 85). At this same time “[t]he rain cooled about half-past three to a damp mist, through which occasional thin drops swam like dew” (Fitzgerald 85). Thus, there is a connection to the weather to Gatsby’s emotions. Likewise, when Gatsby begins to cheer us, so does the weather.
Layers of illusions are burned away and all Paul has left is reality. In Willa Cather’s tragic short story “Paul’s Case: A Study in Temperament,” the flowers capture the reality world Paul departs from. For instance, critic Sherry Crabtree asserts that the red carnation symbolizes Paul’s alienation from the world of Cordelia Street (Crabtree 206). Crabtree observes the patterns of how the flowers reveal Paul’s negative outlook on life. On the other hand, some critics claim that the flowers capture the fantasy world Paul envisions.
Finney writes, “he stood on the ledge outside in the slight, chill breeze, eleven stories above the street.” Tom didn’t realize at the time how shortsighted he was being until the possibility of death was staring him right in the face. Had his priorities been straight, he may have considered his life more meaningful than a meager piece of yellow paper. Finally, at the end of the story, Tom realizes how ridiculous he had been acting, and decides that his life, and his wife are the most important to him. Finney describes his feelings about getting back inside like this: “He thought of Clare-- just a wordless, yearning thought-- and then drew his arm back just a bit more, fist so tight his fingers pained him, and knowing he was going to do it.” He knew that his actions were careless and finally realized that family is what lasts. His love for Clare is what drove him to break the window, and make it safely back inside.
Nick completed his task and everything seemed to be going smoothly, however the weather didn’t seem to agree. It, “was pouring rain,” (Fitzgerald.83) the day of the get-together, and to make it worse, Gatsby showed up looking pale with, “dark signs of sleepiness.” (Fitzgerald.84) After Daisy’s arrival, Nick can feel the tension brewing between the two and decides to leave in order to let them work things out. He returns to a silent room with Daisy in tears, but Gatsby however, was, “literally [glowing].” (Fitzgerald.89) Quite metaphorically, “the sun shone again,” (Fitzgerald.88) symbolizing that they had overcome the obstacles amongst them and they had moved on to a happier place. Following this, Gatsby invites Nick and Daisy to his residence, knowing that he can finally show off his luxurious possessions to her. While displaying his fine English clothing to them, Daisy bursts into tears once again, proclaiming that, “[she’s] never seen such—such beautiful shirts before,” (Fitzgerald.92) As the evening proceeds, the two forget that Nick is present for they are too preoccupied with each other.
Chapter 9: Weather expresses the mood and creates the atmosphere for a story. In the story Nights of Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks, a man and woman are suffering from their convoluted and complex lives. At the beginning of the story the weather is sunny and calm representing the happiness the man and woman try to portray about their lives. Towards the middle of the novel, a hurricane comes and destroys everything. During this storm the man and woman connect on a deep emotional level and breaks down to cry.