The goblins' irregular, grotesque features are most likely a consequence of their subterranean habitat. The once humans "had greatly altered in the course of generations" (MacDonald, 4) and very much resemble the dwarfs and other mine spirits of the folk tradition. Due to the lack of sunshine and unbalanced diet, MacDonald's goblins are short and "ludicrously grotesque in face and form" (4). Their long arms, nail-less hands, and toeless feet are only some examples of their deformations. However, because of their work, digging out precious stones, tunnelling through the mountainous rock, and living hard lives in their rough and crude cavern homes (Kafton-Minkel, 35), dwarfs and goblins are not weak, but broad, stocky, and unbelievably strong.
Benny Bateson the Bunny seemed to believe he was a failure in life. He truly did. To be honest, he didn't think he deserved the honor to grow the carrots for the annual CGC (Carrot Growing Competition). But there he was, body slouching with his paws resting on his fluffy white face. Benny's whiskers were drooped and his short ears were flopped downwards with a gloomy aurora around him.
The Hollow No More (A Response to the Hollow Men) Hollow, that is what our lives have become, worthless, useless, without meaning. Elliot does a fantastic job in his poem, “The Hollow Men” at expressing this view, of how inhuman the human population has become. In his first stanza he introduces these Hollow Men, their existence is pointless, and they are like scarecrows just sitting without meaning, in a dry deserted area, almost that one hell. They are in a states between Heaven and Hell, they aren’t worth anything to anybody. In the Second Stanza, it is shown that these people are afraid to look at the humans that made it to heaven or hell as though they themselves are just broken things tossed to the side.
The Creature was not the "hot shot" of the town, he was just the run-away-from guy. In chapter 11 when the creature found that old hut and went in, the old man inside became afraid of the creature and instantly ran away. This shoes how hideous the creature is because he actually scared away an elderly man. This creature is definitely no "awe" of the town, he is just a nightmare for civilians to encounter in real life. Besides the old man running away, in chapter 15, the Creature went into the cottage in hopes of making blind De Lacey see past his ugliness and emerge into his sensitive personality.
'; (Steinbeck:6). George hates it when Lennie catches animals and plays with them “well you ain’t petting no mice while you walk with me. '; (Steinbeck:6) because he knows Lennie could end up killing the tiny animal. Lennie does not know his own strength and handles the mouse too rough “you’ve broke it pettin’ it. '; (Steinbeck:9) After the two men spend the night in the woods, they finish their journey and arrive at the ranch.
Those living in the underground den have their heads positioned in a way that they must not view a fire blazing behind them. The heads of the people only see the shadows cast by the fire and objects passing by behind them and they can only guess as to the actual physicality of the object. This also is very similar to children who are curious about objects around them. Although children do not understand complex objects, they do want to know the purpose and function of the object. The mentalities of the people in the cave and of children are 100% subjective and are trapped in their own ignorance: "To them, I said, the truth would be literally nothing but the shadows of the images.
The overly-sociable dog is dropped over the wall into the wood and is never seen again. There is something mysterious and even magical about the wood; things disappear there, and the wood evokes a question of “transformation” that may occur at night (4). The narrator seems to imply that something is going on in the wood that defies understanding and has an element of the mystical to it. This may even include her own children and their relationship with the cats that live in the wood, which may serve as a surrogate “father” to the children. In this text, the characters exist in an uneasy symbiosis with the natural world: “Fear and respect for the unknown in nature have the power to create folklore, and the characters
Frank is symbolic of what is happening Donnie’s mind and of his fear. A core motif apparent in ‘Donnie Darko’ is the use of the eyes v-vas the eyes are used as a portal. These themes, symbols and motifs all link to Claude Levi Strauss’ binary opposites; and utilising conflict is the way opposites are used to create interest in the movie. In ‘Donnie Darko’ the main binary opposites are dark versus light, youth versus old and fear versus bravery. Donnie is introduced to us while sleepwalking, directed out of his house by a rabbit named Frank, dressed in a dark grey bunny suit.
The majority of differences between Middle Earth and today's world are found in objects and the actions of characters that can not be carried out or created in our world. The most abundant example of this in The Hobbit is the presence of magic. Gandalf, the wizard, is able to help the adventurers out of a number of dangerous situations by using his magical powers to harm their enemies. He set Wargs afire while he was trapped in a tree and created a bolt of lightening to kill many of the Goblins who had surrounded the group in a cave. The magical ring, which was a key to helping the groups succeed in the book, allowed he who was wearing it to become invisible to others.
Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas and the black and white technique is used to show how boring and bland Dorothy views Kansas to be. It also depicts her inability to look past lies. Dorothy lies to herself and believes that she doesn’t belong in her home and that she isn’t loved. Dorothy only seeing things as black and white rather than looking past color to see that she really does have a family who loves her. Another use of color in the Wizard of Oz is when Dorothy awakens in the land of Oz and can see color.