In Edward Scissorhands, Burton uses a high angle when Peg goes into the mansion and sees that the roof had fallen apart. The high angle makes Peg look small and adds to her shocked emotion. Because of this choice of a high angle, the scene has a spooky, eerie mood. The torn roof and Peg’s reaction is an example of Burton’s unusual, gothic style. Tim Burton also uses angles in Alice In Wonderland.
Then we can imagine being in a hotel where the walls are peeling and drunks are hanging around. After that, she starts to explain the streets; “The streets of the city now looked like dust tracks, the black citizens wretchedly poor and glum” (Gellhorn p. 69). Then she sets out to describe the priest. She writes, “The priest, a bony fiery-eyed man in a cloak and trousers, crouched and cavorted, tracing magical signs on the dirt floor, but kept a calculating eye on the believers” (Gellhorn p. 70). The last of the three “patterns of illustrate” is exemplification.
In “Fahrenheit 451 Part One”, Ray Bradbury use of diction dramatically impacts the dark and depressed tone of the novel To begin, the description of Mildred’s attempted suicide highlights the dark tone of the novel. Bradbury uses diction such as, “terrible whisper”, “inner suffocation” and, “suction snake” demonstrates the tone of the novel. “The woman on the bed was no more than hard stratum of marble they had reached.” In the novel, Montag notices how grim Mildred looks and realizes that it was an attempted suicide in the description that Bradbury states. Bradbury’s use of diction about Mildred’s attempted suicide impacts the dark and depressed tone throughout the novel. Next, the representation of the Mechanical Hound showcases the
Dickens uses the anaphora to emphasize the grotesque physical appearance of Tellson’s Bank. Dickens writes how small, dark, and ugly the building is in the surrounding chapter. Dickens uses words to emphasize the building such as “dark” and “ugly” and “incommodious.” The anaphora also creates a unwelcoming environment that Tellson’s Bank gives off as a result of how dark and ugly the building is. The building allows for the readers and characters to know that rather than it being an welcoming vibe. It gives off a professional and incommodious vibe, so customers of Tellson’s Bank do not run away.
Based off of a story by Polish writer Bruno Schulz about a puppet exploring a museum. Uses a haunting and scratchy score by Leszek Janowski. Plot of Street of Crocodiles feels obscure and bizarre even with the context of Schulz’ story. This is due to muted colours, dark light, and familiar objects to create a bizarre space. The Brothers Quay are looking at stories like “seeing through a dirty pane of glass”.
According to the narrator, the sewing woman's house was in a “row of skinny houses on a mud alley” and the “rooms smelled of salted grease and old newspaper.” By describing the house’s unpleasant scent and unfavorable location, the author demonstrates how disgusting and unkempt the house is. Although no one would wish for a dirty house, unfortunately that is the world the sewing woman is living in. Additionally, there was a “postcard of orange trees in Florida” hung up on the wall. The beautiful, peaceful postcard of Florida contrasts with the reality of the dirty house. Philips uses the postcard to further develop her belief in that there is a considerable difference between reality and dreams.
The short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” uses all these devices to express the theme of gothic literature because of how dark and horrid it is. The different descriptions of the house and the nature around the house as well as the characters suggests this story is more of a gloomy sad
The Evil Behind Dark Isolation While reading these short stories various things are represented. The variation ranging from symbolism, theme and gothic elements. Gothic elements are characterized by fear, horror, death, and gloom; in addition to, romantic elements such as nature, individuality, and high emotion. The gothic elements seen in “A Rose for Emily”, “The Minister’s Black Veil”, and “The Tell-Tale Heart” are exemplified by dark villains’ and quiet isolation. Generally, “A Rose for Emily” set during a time period when Miss Emily was alone; ultimately, hiding her true motive.
Unknown to her, the notion of hope is symbolised within every frame as a visual motif: a tiny but gleaming red maple leaf hidden within her figment of depressive imaginations. However, she must overcome her limited perspective to uncover this beauty, conveying how narrow perceptions can “blind” individuals. The depiction of her melancholy perspectives and loneliness is prevalently illustrated in the “Locked Window” page, where the foreground of a dull monotone brick wall, is against the salient image of a window, barricaded by a square-shaped lock with the word ‘regret’ engraved into it. The overwhelmingly locked window symbolises to readers, of the protagonist’s sense of imprisonment as ‘regret’ further
A vast majority of London belonged to latter and oftentimes, they were dissatisfied with their lives. To keep the audience interested, the story also incorporated a dark setting, another defining element in penny dreadfuls which was used to give readers a sense of horror. An example of this would be when the “bells of the church” went off while Mr Utterson was in the “gross darkness of the night and the curtained room” (Stevenson 8). In this excerpt, not only does Stevenson reference the Church, a common everyday element of London life, but he also creates a gloomy setting which has a striking resemblance to penny dreadfuls (particularly ones that are gothic inspired). Thomas Peckett Prest 's serial, Varney the Vampire, also had an opening setting that is very similar to 20the one that Stevenson attempts to portray here.