When Mrs. Drover gets in the taxi, she immediately looks at the eyes of the driver, which frightens her. She describes these eyes in the same way she regarded her lover’s, as “spectral glimmers” (Bowen 1408). It would be fair to assume that this was not mere coincidence, that the eyes of the demon in the ballad, which were without soul, matched the eyes of the lover in the story. Since we’ve proven the lady’s lover to show several characteristics of the demon, it’s fair to assume that they’re the same. Thus, we can also look back into the ballad’s ending where the demon lover broke the ship to kill them both (ballad line 60).
This imagery is powerful - the deaths and pains of those inside are unimaginable; despite the difficulty in portraying this, Satrapi is able to communicate this through the illustrated facial expressions of the ghosts, along with the ghosts running towards the exits of the cinema. The text by itself is less effective, as it simply describes what happens with little emotion, but the imagery complements the text in order to convey the emotion and pain. We also see the oppression of the Shah when Marjane’s grandfather is forced into jail. This inspires
This is due to a vast amount of reasons, including the fact that the audience hears the alibis of each person regarding where they were at the time of Miss Murgatroyd’s murder. While this aspect of the chapter is important, one detail that is the most striking is the admission that Phillipa is actually Pip, the other daughter of Sonia Goedler. This part of the novel is a prime example of the deceitful nature of the characters and people in general. Christie writes, “The voice came from the shadows in the corner. Phillipa Haymes came forward, her face pale.
The last types are storyline, and characters, storyline is how the story builds up, while characters are what makes up the story. As shown there are many different ways for the horror genre. “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Monkey’s Paw” are similar but different. Both stories take place in a house and about the same time. The houses in both stories are pretty old and squeaky.
In Wuthering Heights, the house is haunted by its residents but tis residents are also haunted by the house and if it were not for the struggle of those within the house, the story would not have occurred. Finally in Dracula, the castle is as much of an oppressive and astounding force as it owner, it was like a labyrinth to be understood much like the Count and his various secrets. Thus, the setting in these stories is tied to its characters and the story’s development. They serve the function of showing the development of the story and its characters as well as being symbols of the Gothic in these gothic
Superstition is a major theme in the novel, Huckleberry Finn. The use of superstition is used in a wide variety of ways. This use ranges from religious superstitions in the beginning of the novel to the superstition of witches in the end of the novel. The author, Mark Twain, toes the line between reality and fantasy by employing superstitions. Most of the characters are strong believers in superstitions; therefore, the characters can often become irrational in fear of something that may or may not exist.
The poem includes several different tones and examples of imagery to give the reader a true sense of what this poem is supposed to mean. Many of the metaphors used are presented in such a way that deems as strange or mistaken for. The narrator starts off the poem with a somber, thoughtful statement: “I am wearing dark glasses inside the house To match my dark mood”. To be wearing dark glass inside of the house is strange enough in itself as it makes their vision of the world that much darker. This is due to the literal sense that in
The humanization of the Demon done by the author creates an atmosphere in which something so terrible and tyrannical is used as a symbol of isolation, emotion, and rebellion that we as humans experience regularly. In our physical world we are bound by time, space, social constraints, and emotion just as the Demon is in his fictional world. By portraying the Demon’s dilemmas in a human way, Lermontov simply tells a beautifully tragic and elaborate story in which evil projects human qualities allowing us to feel empathy and connection with others, whether they are fictional or
Poe’s use of imagery in the short story is powerful and shows itself in multiple parts of the story. When Poe writes they “arrived at a deep crypt” (Poe) and “the foulness of the air caused out flambeaux rather to glow than flame” (Poe), the reader can write out an image to imagine what the scenery of the story is looking like at the moment. The feel, touch, smell, etc. is what Poe did really well when creating these images. Poe’s distinct explanations of imagery really put images into the readers head.
Poe uses many gothic elements such as setting and supernatural elements making fear one of the most important unifying effects in the narratives. The gothic elements in “The Pit and The Pendulum” and “The Raven” share many of the same characteristics such as setting and macabre or violent incidents. In both of the narratives the narrators are trapped and being