The imagery that Connell creates in The Most Dangerous Game captivates the audience into a tale that makes one’s heart stop even for a split second. The feelings of suspense are nearly tangible to the reader when the silence of the writing surrounds them. Additionally, the two contradicting moods are easily flowed through together and yet discreetly set apart due to Connell’s use of imagery in various scenes. Despite all the other literary devices used within The Most Dangerous Game, imagery has to be the element that really allows the emotions of the literary piece to connect to its
The novel begins at a slightly slow pace, however this is done extremely deliberately. Fforde is able gives us a real taste of the world Eddie and Jane live in, and takes the time to thoroughly develop the characters. As a reader, you are able to relate to the characters, especially Eddie, whose actions and thoughts are easily understandable even though he lives in a future society completely different from our own. He’s middle class, curious, determined and courageous. His eagerness for explanations and his smooth acceptance of the truth behind the lies of the Colortocracy is captivating as we are swept into the same curiosity that he possesses.
Throughout the poem, Achebe uses free verse to represent the continuous flow of the crestfallen emotions and thoughts of the mother, due to the poverty she and her son have to suffer. The suffering of the single-parent family is explicitly highlighted when Achebe describes the mother’s, “ghost-smile between her teeth.” The juxtaposition “ghost-smile” suggests that the mother’s smile is forced, she purposely held the smile up in order to cover up her depressed and hopeless emotions. This amplifies the unconditional love a mother has for her son as she only wants to show the best side of her in front of her son. Love can also be portrayed in a depressed light when the mother used, “A broken comb and combed” her son. Plosive alliteration is used to amplify the pessimistic mood and pathos that the refugees are suffering in the camp.
She wanted to believe that her hardships were only temporary, so she looked to story book characters as her friends and a refuge from reality. She is very good at vivid description and dialogue as well as her prose- using ordinary language without meter and making it sound beautiful. It creates a mental image in the mind of the reader. She also describes things abnormally, which makes the reader think of whatever is being discussed in a different light. It is very colorful
Another theme is that tragedy has no hope, this was said by the chorus. What I got from this is that when there is a tragedy the world wants you to move on, just like Creon said in the play “life goes on.” This was shown at the end when Creon continued throughout his days and duties even after his son and wife died. Another important theme that was talked about and explained well is “beauty is found within.” Antigone explains that she knows she’s ugly and that her father was also ugly. She said he became beautiful after what he was trying to accomplish was fulfilled. When he was finally at peace that is when he was at his most beauty.
On the contrary, Benedick and Beatrice are completely informal when they speak in prose, but their love is definitely authentic. Speaking in prose suggests comedy and wordplay, but in the end proved that Benedick and Beatrice had a more sincere love than Hero and
After killing Teacake, Janie is sad because she had been through so much to find the true love she desired. The message that the author has presented for this theme is that the viewer may go through many tragedies only to find out that happiness isn’t the result of being happy, but it is the journey that makes them happy. Janie is finally able to explore what makes her happy besides being with a man.
The separation of Elizabeth Keckley’s mother and stepfather caused so many intense feelings in me. You could tell that Elizabeth’s mother, Agnes Hobbs, and her step father, George Pleasant, were truly in love with one another until George had to move away. The separation of Agnes and George was very intense “my father cried out against the cruel separation; his last kiss; his wild straining of my mother to his bosom; the solemn prayer to Heaven; the tears and sobs—the fearful anguish of broken hearts” (312). Keckley used words like “cruel” (312), and “tears and sobs” (312) to describe the scene that unfolded in front of her. Reading this excerpt from the story was intense enough to cause the reader to feel like they were there when the scene
Beowulf reflects the traits that conformed to their masculine norms . While sorrowful Hrothgar laments the deaths caused by Grendel’s mother, Beowulf urges him to “not grieve” and to “avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning” (1384-5). However, earlier the epic alluded to a story about a princess named Hildeburh who after losing her husband, child, and brother, was “waylaid by grief” (1081). There is a definite contrast between how men and women are expected to confront loss- according to the patriarchal values, men avenge and women weep. Therefore, Beowulf is even more of an ideal masculine hero because he adheres the the Anglo-Saxon gender roles.
However, when Eliza is firstly introduced in the book, hearing about the deal made between Mr. Shelby and the slave trader, "her heart swelled and throbbed" and then "raise her eyes ... bursting into tears ...., and began sobbing"( Uncle Tom 's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Page 10). This directly describes her fear of losing her child and husband, reflecting her love to her family. For male figures, the portrayals of their outlook characteristics are mainly used to reflect their social positions; on the other hand, the portrayals of faces and emotions for women indicates their kindness and other positive characteristics usually.