SHU barely offers humane living conditions with small, never dark, concrete rooms consisting of only a bed and a toilet. Inmates are left to think, with no mental stimulation and the only interaction of a guard delivering moldy inedible food. The viewer’s first experience of SHU shows' release after being sent for disrespectful behavior and emphasizes the joy she experiences of being outside after being locked in a
They locked the door behind him and from then on they went about their lives without him. Gregor starts and ends the story in a state of isolation (Kafka 498). Gregor’s death was continuously foreshadowed throughout the story because he persistently grew weaker and more distant from him
Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed—no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull”(Orwell 34). This shows Winstons utmost terror and was obsessive about being monitored to the point where it controlled his
Lovecraft´s “The Outsider” is retold by a first-person narrator who lives his whole life in a castle without any light and form of human contact. After years he takes the courage to climb up the inside of the castle´s black tower and escape. At the top he comes out through a trap door in a dark room where he finds a door from which he goes outside and sees the moon for the first time and the stretching ground with a nearby stone church. Wandering through the countryside he stumbles upon a house where a friendly gathering takes place. Going inside the inhabitants flee in blank horror leaving the narra-tor alone, confused and afraid.
At one point, when contesting the murder of the miracle child, born of a replicant, Officer K says “to be born is to have a soul.” to which his superior replies “You’ve been getting on fine without one.”. Being born is the difference between humans and androids that is mainly focused on, despite this, the majority of children in the movie lead empty and difficult lives. They are abandoned, living in old factories and trash piles, forced to work long hours with no pay, or placed into isolation to live out there days. There is never an image of a happy child, or even a happy family. This seems to say that the idea of procreation is not as imperative to ‘being’ human as the characters believe it is, possibly it is even that being human is characterized by solitude and abandonment, which K has already felt his entire life.
Circus animals are never meant to be pets, to be locked up in a space and let out only for shows. 96% of a circus animal’s life is spent in chains or cages. Worst, in most situations, they are cramped in a really tiny space to eat, rest, excrete and live all their life. This is really unhygienic and can cause numerous diseases that can harm their life. They are living things; they have every right to live their lives in their natural habitat as all of us do.
The prisoners in Socrates’ story live harsh lives. The setting for these lives is an underground den with little light. They are imprisoned from their youth in this den, and their necks and legs are chained to prevent movement. The only light available for them comes from a small hole at the entrance and a fire that remains at their backs. These weak sources of illumination cast shadows around the prisoners, producing the only visual stimulation they ever experience.
A lone person, walking through the many tunnels that make up the prison. Cells on every side of him. An unsettling chill descending over the empty space, leaving him more alone than ever before. Then suddenly there's a bright light and he finds himself free at last. Free from his duties, free from the tyranny pressed upon him during his time spent there.
Another dark day. The industry had made the condition of the environment worse, there barely were any plants left. Everything was dark and dusty, and the streets very dirty, with trash in every corner. The air was thick, and it was hard to breath. I lived alone, in a small apartment.
I grew up in a small town, where houses are seen obtuse and spiritless outside. Inside, it is surrounded by grayish walls and most parquets are just sand and gravel which prompts us to nervously step on each fragmented roads all the way throughout the voyage. At nightfall, so much obscurity covers our entire little town. No light would defeat the darkness.There are not much street lights, only the million glittering stars and the silver moon which gives us the courage to continue life. It looks like an abandoned place for countless decades.