one of the many times he uses imagery throughout this story is when the narrator says, “on his way he would see the cottages and homes with their dark windows, and it was not unequal to walking through a graveyard where only the faintest glimmers of firefly light appeared in flickers behind the windows” (Pg 1). By using imagery to compare walking through the neighborhood as walking through a graveyard shows that it is completely silent and there is no activity in any of the houses. Most people wouldn't describe their neighborhood as a graveyard, this also develops the mood. Another time he uses imagery is when the narrator says, “The street was silent and long and empty, with only his shadow moving like the shadow of a hawk in mid-country” (1). This shows mood because the narrator describes him as a hawk in mid-country, that means that he is all alone in what he feels to be like a barren or abandoned place.
The author writes that lighthouse door “was ajar”, which creates an uneasy feeling for the reader. John is an isolated man who prefers the peace and quiet of solitude, yet the author creates an image of an open and welcoming home. John’s unlocked door leaves him exposed, and it allows anyone to come in and badger him. This uncharacterized action done by John leaves the reader feeling anxious to what is happening to John for him to be so open with the society he tried so hard to escape. The imagery juxtaposes John’s character as a recluse, and leaves the reader feeling apprehensive about John’s state.
Equality begins his life being considered evil by his each era and soon by himself. Learning is too easy and he wants to be challenged by becoming a Scholar, but his teachers forbid him from asking questions. He is assigned his Life Mandate as Street Sweeper for such preferences of occupation, and even there he seeks out camaraderie in International 4-8818. The life of a Street Sweeper is a home of rejects, and people who cannot conform to the reality of collectivism. Upon discovering love in the fields outside of the City, Equality feels pain for the first time, and distinguishes fear from happiness within his brother-men.
In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald explores the difficulty to maintain a moral code while surrounded by corrupt people making immoral decisions. The modern idea of mans humanity towards others is also represented in the character Tom Buchanan and in many people that live in the East Egg. Buchanan is a example of the ignorance of the upper crust of society and their explanation for not following societies set rules. People like Tom Buchanan were raised on the foundation of an affluent lifestyle and the thought that they had superiority over others. Morality was not the main concern for Tom through his whole life.
However, in Neighbors, dramatic irony is prevalent. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows something that the characters do not. Dramatic and situational irony appear throughout a few of Carver’s numerous remarkable short stories. Cathedral by Raymond Carver is the story about a blind man, Robert, who visits a husband and wife in their home. One would expect the husband to be able to see more than the blind man, but ironically this is not the case.
Innovative authors have the skills to portray the stream of consciousness with the well-arrangement of details and language. Author, James Joyce, accomplished on conveying the stream of consciousness in the story, “A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man” through the natural order of childish to confusing tones with the use of diction. Likewise, Joyce’s syntactical structure moves from telegraphic, to polysyndeton and finally to loose sentences in order to express the various conscious reactions of the protagonist. To begin with, James Joyce’s use of concrete to abstract diction portrays a childish and confusing tone based on the protagonist’s stream of consciousness. The concrete diction in the beginning of the passage such as “moocow” and
His briefcase symbolizes identity as well, Manly carries the briefcase to display his act of being a good county person when in reality he is not and his hollow bible is even a symbolism of emptiness and deceit which is the life that he lives by. One of Mr. Hopewells sayings “good country people are the salt of the earth” is a metaphor that adds to the meaning of the short story. Mrs. Hopewell refuses to see the world as it truly is filled with good and evil instead she chooses to the simpler areas in life. She has other metaphors she says that expresses her simplistic view of life such as “Nothing is perfect”, and “Everybody is different”, and “That is life. These symbolisms and metaphors that are placed in the story help to add to the point of the story that life does not always have good country people only people who refuse to see the world how it truly
Oxford dictionary defines deceptive as “easily mistaken for something else or as having a different quality.”(Oxford 299) The two characters; Boo Radley and Tom Robinson from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird are both deceptive characters because the way they act and the things they do are misconstrued by the town of Maycomb. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson both display innocence, both are discriminated against by the people in their town and they are both people who do the morally right thing. Boo and Tom are alike because both characters are prejudiced against, therefore, they both demonstrate the theme of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Firstly, Boo Radley and Tom Robinson both display innocence. Boo Radley is judged for being an evil person who is said to eat children, but ends up being a good person who cares for and protects them.
When he then shows us the inside it is run down and sparsely lit but it has the most loving, wise, and caring characters. Protagonist characters are not usually displayed to be living in such rundown low conditions but Burton uses this to his advantage to depict his message of don’t judge a book by it’s cover. He uses the dark lighting in the house continually and it helps emphasize how poor his family is while showing you with subtle high key lighting around the characters that they are good people. He also uses high key
56). However, despite Twain’s Confederate influences, his opinion on slavery was not impacted, showing that regardless of the fact that he had seen the South’s opinion on slavery he knew that someone was responsible to address the cultural tensions that the nation faced. Nevertheless, there are people who greet this novel with unjust disapproval. Stephen Carter says “Once upon a time, people hated the book because it struck them as coarse. Twain himself wrote that the book’s banners considered the novel ‘trash and suitable only for the slums.’”.