With regards to his tightfisted character, Scrooge lives in a little suite of to a great extent empty rooms inside the house which he keeps dull and frosty since "obscurity is shabby" (whatever remains of the rooms in the building having been let out as workplaces). While he opens his entryway Scrooge is startled to see the spooky face of Marley rather than the natural appearance of his entryway knocker. This is only the start of Scrooge's nerve racking night. As Scrooge ascensions the staircase of his home he supposes he sees a train funeral wagon energizing the stairs before him out of the loop. As he gets to his room, puts on his robe, and eats his gruel by the chimney, he sees the carvings on his mantelpiece change into pictures of Jacob Marley's face.
In contrast, the film did not include this scene. In the book, he thought his room was slipping away and falling down continually as if it was taking him for a ride in the hospital. As stated in the book, “and the whole floor goes to slipping down away from him standing in the door, lowering into the building like a platform in a grain elevator!” (Pg 66). This help builds Bromden’s character for the audience.
Evidently, this psychological torment requires great strength to resist, however, the king disregards this as he is “fighting a battle for the sake of his own possessions” (471). When the honor of his family and household are in question, the king tolerates acts of disrespect because he knows that “pausing was essential” (Shapiro) in order to comprehend the distant consequences of impulsive
This theme is also evidenced when Mr. Hooper talks to people about his Black Veil. “‘There is an hour to come,’ said he, ‘when all of us shall cast aside our veils. Take it not amiss, beloved friend, if I wear this piece of crape till then,’” Mr. Hooper is explaining that there will be a time where everyone unveils their true emotions. The theme is clear when a woman is talking to her husband about Mr. Hooper. “‘Truly do I,’ replied the lady; ‘and I would not be alone with [Hooper] for the world.
Fitzgerald uses Gatsby’s mansion to represent the diversity and the opposition between Gatsby’s outside appeal and his contrasting inner dissatisfaction. The physical enormity of the mansion alongside the material treasures held within it portrays a sense of fulfillment to all of gatsby's guests and friends. However when the parties end and all the people leave, “a sudden emptiness [seems] to flow from the windows and the great doors, endowing [in] complete isolation the figure of [Gatsby]” (Fitzgerald, 60). The picture of one man inside of this mansion of a thousand rooms highlights the loneliness and isolation that Gatsby is surrounded by. Due to his prominent isolation Gatsby is unable to form close bonds and relationships with the people around him, which leads to his intense and lurking emotional emptiness.
He does because in the novel, they went into this building and they didn’t know what was happening. As Bruno marched on he found “there was no more rain coming down anymore because they were all piling into a long room that was surprisingly warm and must have been very securely built because no rain was getting anywhere. In fact it felt completely air-tight” (Boyne 212). While researching, I found out that more about gas chambers. First, a gas chamber is a “method of executing condemned prisoners by lethal gas” (Denno).
One night after a party, the mansion reveals a feeling of emptiness, a stark contrast to the chaotic, energetic mood of the parties. “A sudden emptiness seemed to flow now from the windows and the great doors, endowing with complete isolation the figure of the host who stood on the porch” (Fitzgerald, 55). Just as the mansion feels empty despite being full of lavish decoration and copious servants, the people of the upper class feel empty even though their lives are filled with material wealth and many acquaintances. The mansion symbolizes the theme of the chronic, emotional emptiness of the upper class. The rich exhibit no depth in any of the relationships they make.
The match-dissolve from the battlefield to Henry the Seventh’s coronation transitions us from the horrors of the bloody battlefield to the seemingly safer throne room. Henry sits straight-up and looks ahead unblinkingly as his loyal subjects echo back “God save the King.” As he stands to begin his speech, the background sound shifts from victorious horns to the ominous music a viewer of The Hollow Crown is already familiar with. The camera moves from a side-view of Henry to a front-view of his face. We see the audience’s reaction to his words very minimally: only twice does the camera cut to a close-up of someone else’s face.
There’s two sides to every story. The beginning of Beowulf opens up with a very accusing story, “...Grendel went up to Herot, wondering what the warriors would do in that hall when their drinking was done. He found them sprawled in sleep, suspecting noting, their dreams undisturbed. The monster’s thoughts were as quick as his greed or his claws: He slipped through the door and there in the silence snatched up thirty men, smashed them unknowing in their beds and ran out
I lounged in my fluffy chair, day after day, week after week, listening to the silly nobles complain about their silly problems. Today, once again, I was stuck beside my king, my great talent wasting away as I listened to the old geezer rant. “They are nothing but savages and we are rising to their aid,” His voice rung out, echoing through the extravagance of the crimson and violet hall. “The soldiers will need your help with provisions, bedding and weapons, so that they may accomplish their mission. These mages – ” A hand swept into my line of vision as he suddenly gestured to me, “ – make sure we have everything.
A tale as old as time consisted of one particular soul who’s story either made you weep in sorrow or fear for your life. He was said to be the most fearsome leader who ever walked the earth, embedding fear into all of his people. He resided in a castle on top of a hill, looming over the land he ruled below it. The man in the castle was known as Jasper Vanderbilt, the son of a noble family who resided in the mountainous region of North Carolina. He was a cruel man, who punished villagers without a trace of remorse.
In the early 1760’s, the tension between the people in Boston and the British soldiers started to grow until in early 1770, when the two groups reached their breaking point. On March 5, 1770, a group of men started intimidating a British soldier; he soon called for assistance but eventually the crowd had grown to practically one hundred people. Captain Thomas Preston and seven other soldiers arrived, trying to calm the situation down, but to no avail. A soldier fired into the crowd followed by the other soldiers firing soon after, resulting in five people being killed. Captain Thomas Preston happened to be arrested and charged with murder.
2. The book 1776 is a very well written book that discusses and informs the reader of events of the many events and battles that had occurred during the American Revolution. The author David McCullough has even written from both the viewpoints of the Americans and the British as well. The opening scene of the book begins with a very in-depth description of King George III of England as he traverses through London on his magnificent royal transportation. The reason McCullough introduces King George III, as the first scene is to show how things were on the British side of the war.
The main theme in this Arthurian Legend is Loyalty and Betrayal. In King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green King people betray each other and are loyal to each other by lying to each other, helping each other when they are in need, and by standing by each others side in battle. Launcelot, King Arthur's best friend and knight, and Guinevere, King Arthur's wife, had lied about having an affair behind King Arthur’s back. Then Launcelot took his sword under his arm, wrapped his long furred gown about him, and went through the dark castle to Queen Guinevere’s room.