Chapter five was one ... ... middle of paper ... ...t the lower classes experience. Dickens’ satire and use of irony and humour throughout the novel describes the charitable institutions as places that breed corruption, inhumanity, and alienation. The treatment Oliver received is a prime example of this. In Dickens’ time society’s failure to recognize these problems destroyed the lives of many innocent children. Dickens highlights these problems extremely effectively throughout his novel using various literary techniques such as irony, satire and humour and also uses his characters to represent such corrupt institutions.
Dickens' methods of satirizing the legal system and contradicting the stereotypes of convicts in the nineteenth century are very affective in making the reader feel pathos for Magwitch. In chapter 3 we begin to overlook Magwitch's appearance and threatening manner in the earlier scene because we see he is a human being with a sense of humour and real feelings like everyone else and not the tough menace he made himself out to be. When Pip first catches sight of Magwitch again he appears to be in a terrible state and looks very weak: " I half expected to see him drop down before my face and die of deadly cold" Dickens has changed Magwitch from an intimidating criminal to a helpless and fragile man. This is the first time that one starts to pity Magwitch, and to see his softer and more human side. We also see how desperate Magwitch is for food: "His eyes looked so awfully hungry, too, that when I handed him the file and laid it down on the grass, it occurred to me he would have tried to eat it, if he had not seen my bundle."
It was prevalent everywhere...Hunger was the inscription on th... ... middle of paper ... ...reader feel empathy for even the book’s villainess, and he succeeds. Throughout the novel, Dickens employs imagery to make the readers pity the peasants, have compassion for the innocent nobles being punished, and even better understand the antagonist and her motives. His use of personified hunger and description of the poor’s straits made the reader pity them for the situation caused by the overlord nobles. However, Dickens then uses the same literary device to alight sympathy for the nobles, albeit the innocent ones! Then, he uses imagery to make the reader better understand and perhaps even feel empathy for Madame Defarge, the book’s murderous villainess.
The Nurse and the Chorus understand and sympathize with Medea as only other women could. Euripides develops the heart of Medea's character by the sympathetical approach of the Nurse. '...calling out on her father's name, And her land, and her home betrayed when she came away with A man who now is determined to dishonor her. Poor creature, she has discovered by her sufferings What it means to one not to have lost one's own country. '; (Medea 31-35) The Chorus are sympathetic to Medea's heartache also, and offer a more simple and acceptable approach to help Medea deal with her troubles.
The author of A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens, uses a plethora of figurative language and rhetorical devices throughout the novel. Dickens’ reasoning for the use of these types of devices is to make the story not only more enjoyable for the reader, but to also add a more complex understanding to the novel. Using these types of devices will make the person who is reading the novel think about what point Dickens is trying to make, while trying to keep the reader entertained. The figurative language that is being operated throughout the novel gives the plot a more complex understanding that can be hard for many to understand and for people to comprehend the reasoning that Dickens has for writing this novel. There are many rhetorical devices that Dickens uses in the novel.
He uses imagery and numerous symbols and themes, both subtle and clear cut. One important theme that Dickens introduces is man’s inhumanity toward his fellow man. Dickens successfully and cleverly depicts this theme with his meticulous use of symbols including birds of fine song and feather, knitting, and feasting on another man’s fate. Birds of fine song and feather are one symbol repeated in A Tale of Two Cities. In the early part of the novel the narrator states, “But, the time was not come yet; and every wind that blew over France shook rags of the scarecrows in vain, for the birds, fine of song and feather, took no warning.” (Dickens 23).
By making Characters settings seem appropriate for their class and personal storyline this makes the novel seem somewhat realistic and possible and this must have been very exciting to the readers of what was then a series and would have been one reason why they might have been eager to read the next chapter. I think Dickens intentionally made his purpose of setting real and authentic to achieve the appeal, which would have been generated from this. Dickens ability to set mood, tone and atmosphere to compliment his characters was crucial in their success, for example, Abel Magwitch and his first appearance in the story as the ‘convict’. What better a place to situate a convict but in a place where it is misty, foggy, cold, damp, dark, dangerous and perilously silent? What makes it even better is that also Dickens puts in a timid boy who has come to visit his dead relatives, only to be ambushed by a convict.
Lucie, after seeing her father for the first time in years, felt a great rush of forgotten love for her father and took care of him for there on out and tells her father that his wait is over and that she'll take him to London, "'If, when I tell you, dearest dear, that your agony is over, and that I have come here to take you from it, and that we go to England to be at peace and at rest, I cause you to think of your useful life laid waste, and of our native France so wicked to you, weep for it, weep for it!” (Dickens pg 34). Later in the story, the night before Lucie is to be in marriage with Charles Darney, we find that Lucie has saved her last day as a single woman to be with her father and to reassure him that she'll still be with him even though she is to be married, "Lucie was to be married tomorrow. She had reserved this last evening for her father, and they sat alone under t... ... middle of paper ... ...ts of revenge. Wine is used to show how bloody and gruesome the revolution would become. When a wine barrel spills, Dickens uses symbolism and foreshadowing of death by writing, “The time was to come, when that wine too would be spilled on the street-stones, and when the stain of it would be red upon many there," (22).
Gilman's literary indictment of Dr. Mitchell's ineffective treatment came to life in the story "The Yellow Wallpaper." On the surface, this gothic tale seems only to relate one woman's struggle with mental illness, but because Guilman was a prominent feminist and social thinker she incorporated themes of women's rights and the poor relationships between husbands and wives (Kennedy and Gioia 424). Guilman cleverly manipulates the setting to support her themes and set the eerie mood. Upon first reading "The Yellow Wallpaper," the reader may see the relationship between the narrator and her husband John as caring, but with examination one will find that the narrator is repeatedly belittled and demeaned by her husband. On first arriving at the vacation home John chooses the old attic nursery against his wife's wishes and laughs at her when she complains about the wallpaper (Kennedy et al.
Valerie Martin is trying to create an ancient tale of suspense, in the book Mary Reilly she tells Stevenson’s story from the point of view of Mary Reilly which is Dr. Jekyll’s maidservants. In Kakutani perspective, Mary Reilly was a young girl that was beaten and tortured by her father and now is well equipped to the bitter and mean side of others which then morally is put from different points of view around the adventures of Dr. Jekyll. Mary starts to write in her journal and see him as a gentleman and different from any other man. Kakutani believes this because he is willing to give money and time to the poor. Mary starts to develop deep feelings for Dr. Jekyll by her telling him about her dreadful past and childhood.