The crack along the side of the house not only reinforces the theme of the destruction of man. The crack also helps to show the function of setting; background for action by how the family is breaking apart because of tensions between them and Roderick’s desire for the Usher name to end. The cracking of the house could also be foreshadowing of the corruption of Roderick when he buried Madeline alive to end the Usher family name. The cracking could also be an example of background for action when Madeline escaped, and cracked herself. She became psychotic and attacked Philip then killed Roderick as the house was engulfed by flames.
Pilgrim’s description is spine chilling because people are turned into meaningless heaps of their former humanity and must be disposed off like rocks in a mine. The soldiers who are on the ground or in the air at Dresden are forever scarred by the stench of burned flesh. Vonnegut constantly uses the phrase “mustard gas and roses” to describe the smell of war. The roses are the romantic views of war and the mustard gas is the deadly side. He repeats this phrase in order to describe how most war atrocities have the same smell of the soldiers’ hopes for war, but over time the stench of death will be all that is left after a day or two.
Likewise, Mrs. Wilson’s hopes collapse, because of her husband’s vapidness, and are re-formed into the effigy of Tom Buchanan. Mr. Wilson instigates the desperation felt by his wife, which causes her to run in front of Tom Buchanan’s speeding vehicle and promptly perish. Throughout this unfortunate chain of events, Fitzgerald uses the symbol of dust and ash to signify the recurring themes of unfulfilled dreams and death. As Nick narrates the shot that killed Gatsby, he describes the bullet as, “...that ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him” (161). The descriptive ash Fitzgerald uses gives the reader the sense of all that was lively now falling to disrepair.
Morbid curiosity overrides compassion. In Fahrenheit, people run out of their homes to watch fires, watch the houses burn. This is just a more active rubbernecking, and it’s described on page 37. Bradbury writes, “Beatty flicked his fingers to [start the fire]... People ran out of houses all down the street.”
In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury placed in the future, discusses humanity and technology through setting. In Fahrenheit 451, the firehouse relied on its main source of technology to destroy its community. The everyday job of a fireman consisted of getting called out to destroy books which were a symbol of past cultures and knowledge and freedom, something they
Draft for the essay: In the short story, there will come soft rain ray Bradbury sets a somewhat post-apocalyptic and chaotic mood .He uses different literary devices to help us understand better what the atmosphere of the world is at the time. In there will come soft rain, Bradbury uses personification "The house shuddered, oak bone on bone, its bared skeleton cringing from the heat, its wire, its nerves revealed as if a surgeon had torn the skin off to let the red veins and capillaries quiver in the scalded air.” He uses this as a way to tell the reader about how the world is at this time.
In the poem “the Conqueror Worm, by Edgar Allan Poe,” mimes keep destroying humanity repeatedly; the angels that are watching can’t help the mimes, showing that life is a never-ending cycle of death. Mimes keep destroying humanity repeatedly, by the Conqueror Worm because of all the destruction they have done after going crazy. “A blood red thing that writhes from out the scenic solitude!” (4.3-4) Poe uses this to show us how death came when the mimes least expected it Angels that are watching can’t help the mimes, “And seraphs sob at vermin fangs” (3.7) Poe is telling us that all the mimes are dead and that the angels are mourning their deaths.
' The curtains of my bed were in flames. The whole house was blazing” (Poe 3). This shows that since he killed his cat he got karma. His house burns down because he got karma for killing his cat and his house burned down the same day he killed Pluto. Poe also uses the same literary device when he said “ Of my own thoughts it is folly to speak.
Body Revenge 266 words Revenge has happen in both Jasper Jones and the Dressmaker when, Eliza a character in jasper jones, burned her own home down because of what her father done to Laura “ And there, right in front of me, the Wishart house is crackling furiously from the inside. It’s a single box of flames. Ribbons of red and orange lick at broken windows” (page 391), but it also has some comparisons to Tilly who, burned the entire town down because they are trash that needed to be burned (1:51:00 to 1:52:00).
Fire also symbolised parts of Montag. Like a roaring fire, Montag was fierce, uncontrollable, and quite destructive. Acting spontaneously, Montag’ let’s his passion guide him when he pulls out the book in front of the other housewives, and when he burns Beatty to death
This was the one house left standing. At night the ruined city gave off a radioactive glow which could be seen for miles. “This suggests that a nuclear weapon was used because the city has been destroyed and it gave off a “radioactive glow which could be seen for miles. ”This is significant because it shows how technological advancements has harmed society since entire cities and their population could be eradicated in an instant. Furthermore, In paragraph 12, it states,”The five spots of paint—the man, the woman, the children, the ball—remained.
“[Thomas] knew the dust-riddled air would choke him; it was hard enough to take short, quick breaths through his nose. Especially with the storm of lightning crashing to the ground around him, singeing the air, making everything smell like copper and ash.” In the book The Scorch Trials by James Dashner, Thomas needs to find his way out of the Scorch— an unpredictable, abandoned area now used by WICKED to test Thomas and the rest of the Gladers— and hopefully find a cure that has slain the lives of most of the remaining population. Along the way, Thomas encounters several difficult tasks, each one bringing out his true character and leaving him more confused than ever. When Teresa, Thomas’ best friend, makes a reappearance, Thomas has to decide
Montag’s rebellion had a vindictive approach and he decided to put illicit books in another fireman’s house. He remarks, “And now since you’re a fireman’s wife, it’s your house and your turn, for all the houses your husband burned and the people he hurt without thinking” (123). Montag planted the books in the fireman’s house and ran away as a way of revenge for all the houses the fireman burned down. By the law, people who had books were thrown in jail. In order for the rebellion to make an impact in the society, Montag thought the best way to do so was to risk other people and put them in jail for their
The significance of war in John Wade’s life, has deformed his present state of mind and diluted the clarity of his daily thoughts and actions. The horrific events he experienced caused a terminal disease, as evident by his spastic fits of yelling “Kill Jesus”, running in-and-out of the bedroom he shares with Kathy, kicking and screaming as if he was possessed by a devil, and his unstoppable quest to end any life in his presence. John decides to acheive this by killing all plants in his home. As he waits for the pot to boil, he imagines himself, “kicking and gouging. He’d go for the eyes.