Her point of view allows her to describe just how vast her darkness is, all the while putting us at the center of the action. In contrast, Frost repeats the pronoun “I” so much that it creates a conceited tone. Instead of putting you in the poem, he gloats by using hyperboles to prove that he has conquered “the night”. Through boasting his heroic actions, he demonstrates just how hard it is to overcome the night and all
There was much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust,” (Poe 6). Poe describes the luxury and extravagance of the masquerade to enhance the dream-like qualities that he gives the story. By using such descriptive imagery, he reinforces the dark and dreary tone, which also enhances the theme of
Loren Eiseley explores the theme of the journey of dark descent in collection of essays called The Night Country, particularly in his essay titled “The Places Below.” Along with this comes the imagery of darkness, of “the night country,” which gives the volume its title and unifying theme. The “night country” into which people descend is described as a series of dark caves, tunnels, labyrinths, tombs, basements, and hidden passages by Eiseley. Per Eiseley, we will be drawn to the darkness because: You will be drawn to it by cords of fear and of longing.
In “419,” Dickinson’s darkness is a metaphor for the unknown. Her use of dashes throughout each stanza disrupts their smooth flow and characterizes her narrator, showing the character’s hesitancy when abandoned in the darkness. As the character progresses through the darkness, however, the reader identifies a hopeful and perseverant tone. By expressing that “We uncertain step / For newness of the night,” the narrator shares the feeling of alarming change that is expected to become easier given time.
The portrait of Dorian Gray acts as his moral indicator, but Gray simply disregards it. Dorian instead prefers to curtail his sins and live his life with the absence of morality by locking away the portrait. The memory of this terrible portrait however continues to return to haunt him. This makes Dorian paranoid and he fears that the painting will be discovered and his appearance will be forever tarnished to the world. Dorian eventually sees that “his beauty to him had been but a mask, his youth but a mockery,” (Wilde, 223) and the full weight of his sins begin to become apparent.
The journey itself sets up the events that follow to sin. Goodman gives inside on what kind of purpose the journey is for. “With this excellent resolve for the future, Goodman Brown felt himself justified in making more haste on his present evil purpose.” (Hawthorne 1;par 9)
The Role of Fantasy and Purpose in Individuals “I don’t want realism, I want magic”- Blanche DuBois (Williams 145). In A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams presents readers with the acute presence of fantasy in individuals’ lives. Every character fabricates fantasies in his life to gloss over his struggles and forget each other 's flaws. A Streetcar Named Desire evaluates individual’s use of fantasy as a crutch to avoid the hard truths and give purpose to an empty life. Blanche DuBois, the protagonist of the story, uses fantasy to cope with her world crumbling around her.
Another symbol in the poem was the poison. Taken in its literal sense, it is the substance Romeo used to kill himself in Juliet 's tomb after hearing of her death and knowing he could not go on without her. In another sense, the poison can also be viewed as a symbol of how strong Romeo and Juliet’s love was for one another by portraying how one could not live without the other and by showing that they both would rather die than go on without one another. Lastly, there is another symbol that is a tad bit harder to recognize. The Blossoms of Tragedy is pointing toward the symbolism of flowers and how they may describe the feelings one has for another.
Metaphors in a story can hint at feeling that the character is feeling. In life there is no guarantee of how things will turn out, and that’s how Pi feels when he says, “sometimes your life is a pendulum swing from one to the other”. (218). Loneliness was Pi’s nightmare he proves that by saying, “when it is dark, the darkness are claustrophobic”, (216). Martel with the use of metaphors to show Pi’s perspective how things.
However, when the word is directed to Macbeth by Banquo or vice versa, it has meaning to signify impending doom. As in scene 1, the way Macbeth asks Banquo “Goes Fleance with you” makes Macbeth suspicious as if he is trying to learn too much about their ride. He seems to plan a murder of them both during the nighttime when they return, giving night a bad connotation. This usage of night also continues onto scene 2 when Macbeth hints at Banquo’s murder to Lady Macbeth. Here, for Macbeth only, night has a positive meaning to him as his worries and miseries would be ended when Banquo is killed off in the night.
Bogard strikes the people who disagree with he indicates, “Our bodies need darkness to produce the hormone melatonin, which keeps certain cancers from developing and our bodies need darkness for sleep. Sleep disorders have been linked with diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and depression, and recent research suggests one main cause of ‘short sleep’ is ‘long light’.” Bogard’s claim breaks every wondering, but builds up new emotions. We finally visualize the original and fresh importance of permitting the darkness for our both physiological and psychological health. Bogard even raises a further note about the future descendants: “In a world awash with electric light…how would Van Gogh have given the world his ‘starry night’?
In Anthem, the author Ayn Rand represented light and darkness in many ways. Generally, darkness indicates evil,misfortune,ignorance, or sin and light indicates good, knowledge, or forgiveness. The author used these concepts to portray strength and power which overcomes an ignorant society. The main character Equality7-2521 was curious,different, and he wanted more knowledge. Those questions that he had he eventually answered them himself.