To also use more collective terms gives the poem a very negative outlook, which is just what Blake was trying to achieve. Both poems have very different views on London. Wordsworth?s was very positive and Blake?s seemed to pick out everything unpleasant and depressing. I personally prefer Blake?s poem as it seems to be more realistic and if you took a second to think deeper into your town or city you could probably highlight more bad than good points. However I feel that Blake was very harsh and a lot of the things that Wordsworth said are also very true and relevant but are a bit like living in a daydream.
Dickens tries to create mystery by having his characters as broad as possible so that readers can make up their own opinions and possibilities. Almost all of Dickens’s characters are basically good or basically evil. We are supposed to care about the "good" characters but they’re so boring that their "goodness" loses it’s charm. For example, Lucie and Charles. Lucie is describes as being basically perfect in every way.
The use of the word “carrion” enhances the metaphor of the flies; these people are suddenly searching for new victims. Also, the fact that they pour out of the courtroom with vehemence and passion clearly shows their morbid fascination with death. Secondly, the m... ... middle of paper ... ...e are all metaphors used to display the inhumanity that these men had for other men during the French Revolution. The blue flies, used to portray the fascination with death that most peasants seemed to have, clearly shows how these people are eager for the death of an innocent man. The metaphor of the storm, with its quick and unforgiving lightning and crashing thunder, displays how brutish and monstrous these revolutionaries are with their thunderous cannons while killing innocent victims.
A skeptic, like myself can see this novel as an unbelievable, idealistic and overrated. An unbiased reader however can see this novel as inspiring, a tale of love, hate and the human spirit. Love and Hate play a constant role, as does the underlying historical event of the French revolution. These factors make up the bare bones of the novel so that one must look closely to see Dickens's Biases, attempts at pe... ... middle of paper ... ...left for a few weeks, even though he is seen to and looked after by two of his closest friends. Overall Dickens's a tale of two cities is an enduring novel that I have to admit has been read countless times and become incredibly popular since its first publication.
“It had its poor people, too,” you can relate these horrid conditions to the world in which we now live. For this reason, Dickens use of emotive words aids you in grasping the circumstances that influenced the characters’ actions and thoughts. Lastly and most importantly would be Lucie’s elaborate expression of sentimentality in her constant fainting at the least sign of distress. However unbearable it might have seemed, the reader could not fully appreciate the significance of her character and why she was loved by so many equally sentimental; characters in the novel. When Lucie early on testifies at Darnay’s trial in the English court, she says, “He was kind, and good, and useful to my father.
In Charles Dickens’, Tale of Two Cities, the author repeatedly foreshadows the impending revolution. In Chapter Five of Book One, Dickens includes the breaking of a wine cask to show a large, impoverished crowd gathered in a united cause. Later, we find find Madame Defarge symbolically knitting, what we come to find out to be, the death warrants of the St. Evremonde family. Also, after Marquis is murdered for killing the small child with his horses, we come to see the theme of revenge that will become all too common. The author uses vivid foreshadowing to paint a picture of civil unrest among the common people that will come to lead to the French Revolution.
The poisoning is effective in The Count of Monte Cristo because it helps keep the story moving along and interesting to the reader. The use of poison translates well in a novel and play because it creates drama. At the beginning of the story, Edmond Dantes dehumanized himself when he became the Count. In Macbeth by Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth also dehumanized herself because of remorse and pity, so she could become more like a man. It is effective because Edmond could not have become the Count and done the things he did if he was still the same person he was in Marseilles.
While Catherine only reads gothic novels, Henry argues that there are also valuable types of literature, particularly history. Catherine’s opinion of history books is a humorous one, as she says “to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person’s courage that could sit down on purp... ... middle of paper ... ...inues to explain how Catherine was only describing a new novel and her vivid imagination and description was construed by Eleanor as riots and terror in the streets of London. If anything could be said positive of Catherine’s character at this moment is that she is enthusiastic and she could be a very good storyteller. Chapter fourteen of Northanger Abbey has many good discussions on literature, and what makes it so valuable in the novel is Catherine’s character. If Catherine was not in the novel, the discussion of literature may come across as unnecessary, and without the humor Austen places these discussions in, the concepts and ideas of literature might come across as preachy and would not stand out as ideal concepts that later mold Catherine’s growth as a character.
Literary short stories such as “To Set Our House in Order” by Margaret Lawrence are better than popular fiction stories such as “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins because short stories are character driven, they have bittersweet endings, and the characters in short stories are put in more realistic scenarios. The first reason literary short stories such as “To Set Our House in Order” by Margaret Lawrence are better than popular fiction stories such as “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is because short stories are character driven. For example, in “To Set Out House in Order” the problem of the story is how the events of her mother’s pregnancy will affect the protagonist, Vanessa which is a very character driven problem. This is different
They realized it was, at its core, a good idea—follow this idiot through various misadventures. But they decided to add a historical perspective to it and they decided to make it about how magical and unpredictable life can be, no matter who we are, and how important it is to be good-hearted to each other (because it is our loved ones who often help us through our toughest challenges). I read one review on the Internet that said the book was better because it was darker. This might be true with regard to its politics—one of the few saving features of the book is Forrest’s frequent outbursts that the Vietnam War was “a bunch of shit.” In this way, book Forrest seems a bit more conscience and cynical about the way the world really works. And it might be darker in that Forrest frequently has to do things on his own, not relying on his friends, in order to get out of trouble.