“It’s funny how one little thing can change your perspective on everything.” For young Gary Soto, that one thing was a guacamole-colored jacket. In the memoir, “The Jacket,” author Gary Soto conveys the message of his insecurity, his poverty, and his ultimate self destruction through the use of figurative language. Soto’s clever use of personification, metaphors, and similes clearly illustrates the message that the way you dress influences how you feel about yourself. To emphasize, Gary Soto uses descriptive language to reveal his secret insecurity about his jacket. The tone of his writing is slightly paranoid and he uses purely coincidental anecdotes to support his delusional ideas.
In ‘Sons’ there are several words used throughout the text but also specifically within one stanza with similar connotations. These connotations are negative and create a serious and sad mood. To underline this statement, I will look into two different stanzas and analyse the connotation of particular words within them and look into their semantic relation. On page one the words cemetery, graveyard and bury are mentioned in the same stanza. Those words are used within two different metaphors that describe the effect a rape had on a victim.
In the world there are many places that are deemed terrible places to live because of how people are treated and the living standards. Some of these places my look fine at first glance, but after a closer look some places look uninhabitable. The Chrysalids was written by John Wyndham, and published by penguin books In Association with Michael Joseph. Reasons for a place being considered a terrible place to live can be, primitive technology, religious fanatics and people of the community being outcasted. These 3 reasons apply to a place known as Waknuk and why it is a terrible place to live.
The tone of chapter 11 in John Steinbeck's, “The Grapes of Wrath,” is sympathetic, sad and hopeless. His word choice and syntax show how the sad houses were left to decay in the weather. His use of descriptive words paints a picture in the reader's mind. As each paragraph unfolds, new details come to life and adds to the imagery. While it may seem unimportant, this intercalary chapter shows how the effects of the great depression affected common households.
Wayne Dyer once said, “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don 't know anything about” In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, ignorance is a common theme. From the thoughtless decisions Guy Montag realizes he has been making when he meets Clarisse, to the harsh rules the town has to destroy any literature, and the effect of burning the books has on the town people. Summary of book The ignorance shown in the novel is greatly shown on page 95, due to the encounter of Guy Montag with Faber, and the women seeing Montag with the book in his hand, while still being a firefighter. This page shows the theme of the book though tone, syntax, and the diction that Bradbury uses. The tone of the characters found on the page 95 greatly reflects how each character was ignorant in their own way.
The valley of the ashes -- the area between the West and East Egg -- represents absolute poverty and hopelessness. Fitzgerald first introduces “The desolate area of land” (35) in chapter two, where “ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and...translucent effort of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air. (35)” Unlike the extravagant West and East egg, the valley of the ashes presents a dark tone to the novel. All the events that occur in the valley of the ashes appears to be morally unsettling because of the dark and grey connotation. The colour grey -- the colour for dreariness -- describes this valley, a place of no hope and future.
Elie Wiesel, in his novel, Night writes about how during the Holocaust, Jews faced brutalizing and had to overcome tremendous difficulties. He adopts a mournful tone in order to explore the idea that the Nazi persecution was atrocious with struggles in humanity. Through personification. Wiesel implies, trying to find strength from within can lead to isolation of the soul. Wiesel uses personification to demonstrate loneliness: “I shall never forget Juliek...I don’t know how long he played.
People in concentration camps were faced with the worst predicaments imaginable, how could someone possibly stay faithful to their religion? Motifs are recurring dominant ideas or distinctive features to symbolize importance and impact the theme. In the case of Night, motifs are used to display the unquestionable horror of the Holocaust. By looking at the theme of Struggle to Maintain Faith in the memoir Night, one can see that author Elie Wiesel used ‘Night’ and ‘Eyes’ as motifs to demonstrate the difficulty of religion and hope in grueling times, which is important because many people often struggle with their religion. Elie Wiesel used ‘eyes’ as a motif for Night.
In “A Hanging”, Orwell uses connotation, contrast, syntax, and other forms of language to emphasize a point on how he believes that capital punishment is wrong. The prison and its contents are introduced right at the beginning. The first thing mentioned is the “sickly light, like yellow tinfoil” which is “slanting over the high walls into the jail yard” (page 1). The light described as sickly gives a bad connotation, setting a very grim mood from the beginning. Tinfoil is also an unnatural substance, adding a more negative connotation to the mood.
Specifically, Burns wished to highlight the systematic racism inherent in American society that allowed this case to occur as it did. Stemming from years of America’s racial unrest, Burns argues that American society failed the Central Park Five. In the documentary, historian Craig Steven Wilder, delivers this haunting statement towards the closing minutes of the film. “I felt ashamed, actually, for New York, and I also felt extremely angry because their innocence never got the attention that their guilt did…I want us to remember what happened that day and be horrified by ourselves because it really is a mirror on our society (Wilder).” Burns latches onto Wilder’s statement, emphasizing the racial tension which the case highlighted. The investigation into the history of black subjugation in America which occurred in the earlier portions of the novel and documentary served as a reference to this statement, arguing that the racial climate of New York during the time period can be blamed for the trial’s