It was cold consolation to think that I, who looked upon it with my eyes and fondled it with my ten flesh-and-bone fingers was no less monstrous than the book,” (122). His eerie diction, such as ‘“flesh-and-bone fingers”, shows a bleak view and emphasizes the impermanence of human life. This hopeless attitude is also found in his description of both himself and the book as monstrous. He shows how people become as bad as the thing they obsess over, and since his obsession is infinite there is no hope for redemption. Both examples depict human life and obsession as inescapable, a pessimistic view.
Tremble also at each other! Have men avoided me, and women shown no pity, and children screamed and fled, only for my black veil? What, but the mystery which it obscurely typifies, has made this piece of crape so awful?” (Hawthorne 482) Hawthorne feared Mr. Hooper by the end of the story,
This quote is considered to show the pessimistic view of Holden “When I finally got down off the radiator and went out to the hat-check room, I was crying and all. I don’t know why, but I was. I guess it was because I was feeling so damn depressed and lonesome”(Salinger 169). This quote shows much of how Holden feels as he uses depressed and lonesome together in the novel. The way Holden feels is that when he is lonely it makes depressed.
The narrator is left alone, unloved, and uncared for. Also by the tone of the the poem the reader can tell that the speaker was not loved and cared for after the mother died. As the speaker refers to the father as “daddy old pauper old prisoner, old dead man”(Clifton 271). The reaction to the disease of loneliness
Mary Shelley’s purpose in her novel, Frankenstein, is to portray a desolate mood through the use of figurative language. The usage of personification mixed with imagery, “the bare trees waved their branches above me” creates a cold and lonely feel of the woods that emphasizes the creature’s struggle to be accepted in the world. It adds a sense of sorrow towards the creature as he continues to roam about with no life around him, since he is alone with the lifeless bare leafless trees. The creature then goes on to using a simile, “I, like the arch-fiend, bore a hell within me,” which portrays a sense of self-consciousness of the evil lurking within him ready to be unleashed. The creature knew he was capable of creating havoc and destruction,
Anyone can read a book, but not everyone can analyze the detail and symbols. In good writing, the symbols alone tell a story different from the one you are reading. Symbols in the Great Gatsby written by Scott Fitzgerald are the most important parts of the book. He made sure that every detail that he wrote, including the colors of things as simple as a light, symbolized something bigger. Colors, Gatsby's mansion, and The eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg were some of the major symbols in the book that had an outstanding meaning.
L’ Avventura (1960) The film L’ Avventura that was directed by Michaelangelo Antonioni was about getting trapped in an open space, haunted preoccupied by the past while the future remains unknown. The final episode happened when Sandro betrayed Claudia just like what he did to Anna who disappeared unknowingly. The two of them were stuck up on a bench between the almost-collapsed building and in an open space. They looked into the empty space and both of them felt loneliness creeping in their hearts.
This setting undoubtedly, represents entrapment as it has lock Kingshaw up. However, it is here where Kingshaw seeks out for his freedom and his suicidal death here in end could possibly connote to him finally achieve that freedom… The name “Hang Wood” gives off a grim and dark feeling as “Hang” symbolizes death and would associate with the act of being tied up. The nature in the wood as well, depict as: “scarcely any air at all” (p.79) and “the leaves were too thick to let much light in” (p.75) all exhibit us a suffocated and strained
In the story “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe, the mood is an unpleasant darkness. The story starts off saying “THE Red Death had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.” The story starts off describing the inevitable and monstrous disease that has ravaged the country. The disease alone gives this story a dark, gloomy mood.
Hawthorne gives images dark characteristics too, such as "the black flower of civilized society" (Hawthorne 50) and "The Black Man" (Hawthorne 193). Flowers are one of many physical items given such gloomy characteristics, because they are representing dark and negative aspects in the novel. Pearl, Hester 's daughter, even recognizes this sense of darkness. In
Using these words in this context shows that Jason 's tone towards are “hangman is very bleak and gloomy” this also gives a sort of distressing feeling to the reader. Finally, through the story Jason used personification to