Ed. M.H. Abrams et al. 7th ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2000.
It's a reflection of Hopper's ambivalence towards America's rapid march into modern urbanism, the isolation and loneliness he felt in the face of such changes. A theme that appears in many of Hopper's other paintings and reflects his views on urban living. In Office in a Small city, the viewer is looking through a side window of a plain utilitarian building of a solitary man in a corner office. The highrise the man currently occupies is unassuming. Its color a soft white.
“Japan to San Fran then straight here,” he said with a deep reserving breath. “And how was the Land of the Rising Sun sir?” “Weeks upon weeks of dealing with the Order, so ... very unproductive I'm afraid,” Merrick confessed. “No surprise there,” th... ... middle of paper ... ...cus Licinius Crassus shall have him,” the Raven said with a smile. “When sun rises then falls, when one wakes then sleeps. Weary death drifts into town and unsuspecting are touched while curtains fall.
MacDonald gives guidance towards our choice, “The choice of every lost soul can be expressed in the words, ‘Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.’ There is always something they prefer to joy....” (71). At one point in the book McDonald observes a ghost with Lewis and suggests that truth is a lifelong process, our life longs for this truth. Although we may not all realize truth because of lack of time, Lewis suggests it’s just a matter of obtaining the truth through good use of time. “Evil can be undone, but it cannot ‘develop’ into good. Time does not heal it” (Preface: VIII).
Unfortunately, his everyday life cannot provide those for him. The apartment building he lives in is comparable to a bee hive. Every member's identity is lost not intentionally, but because it is second in importance to labor. He wants time to retire in thought every now and then and express himself somehow. All this labor supresses his creative nature whose persistency will eventually win over his practical side.
Merely a lone in the mort of people was seen assisting others cross the pathway without stumbling on their own feet. Ashes seemed to fall from the sky, to imperfect and cover the scene of panic and sheer horror. But bruises are hard to hide. Juliet led me to the nearest bench that shortly at hand was occupied with the morbid homeless man who tapped on our room’s hatch every Thursday at eight. She sat down and shut her eyes while I looked the other way and people went fleeing around us, some rushing to an unbeknown direction and some amidst a yellow bricks road.
The name of the cottage is obvious because of the outside exterior decoration and can be established as a symbolic dimension. Black is highly associated with evil and the reader is given a clear impression that something bad will happen there, creating a subtle but significant amount of tension. In paragraph five the reader realises that Bessie is entirely alone except for the cat. When the message arrives for Bessie's father to go to the county town for business her absolute certainty over her safety provides apprehension for the reader, "No thieves had ever come as our poverty was sufficient protection... ... middle of paper ... ...to do the job in hand; £1. In those days £1 was a great deal of money for a job, so suspicions arise for the reader and immediate and very effective tension is created.