It seemed like no light was present as if there was just a massive black hole. The absence of light was incredible, the only source being that of a small flickering house light a mile or two away. A burned out car lay quietly in a nearby ditch silently watching the world go by. A rabbit scuttled past and smoothly glided into its burrow safe, and away from the rain and chill. She walked on, past the giant disused barn, and past the old post office whose large wooden sign creaked uneasily and moaned loudly in the wind.
No one occupies the farmhouse, therefore the farmhouse is abandoned. This is the main sense of abandonment, but Kooser hints to another sense abandonment. The sense that the farm was abandoned long before the occupants left. The man abandoned his work on as a farmer. Kooser does through the statements like “weed-choked yard” and the “leaky barn”.
It symbolizes loneliness and depression. When Jim, one of the main characters, was young, the prairie was uncultivated and there were not as many settlers; it was a lonely place. Being isolated from society with little or no human contact could drive anyone insane. Despair, bad luck, greed, and self-absorbtion make one lose hope also, but it is mostly the lack, or the underuse of, imagination (Kelley, Sean). The prairie was a desolate strip of land that continued as far as could be seen.
One of the largest problems living on a farm in the rural area of Cedar County, Iowa is the lack of trash service and easy access to recycling. As reference to the Cedar County, Iowa (2013) welcoming handbook states that rural life is different than that of the city. “Tr... ... middle of paper ... ...tubs become Tupperware and cardboard is saved and savored to start fires to heat their home in winter. The rest that is burnable is burnt in a trash bin. In majority those in rural Cedar County, Iowa do not see the need for the cost of rural trash and recycling service.
Just to pass the time of day with him-.’ She stopped, shivered a little. ‘Like a raw wind that gets to the bone’” (Glaspell 511). So even the one constant, daily interaction with another human Minnie was able to have was with a hard man who did not care about her or her wellbeing. Even the house itself was described as a lonesome place when by Mrs. Hale when she said, “I’ve never liked this place. Maybe because it’s down in a hollow and you don’t see the road.
“But his eyes, dimmed a little by many paint less days” Represents a certain motif, consisting of the words Great and Bright, However it is stated that his eyes are dimmed. This exemplifies that even though people can see, they are not seeing clearly due to the ash covering everything. 4. The phrase “where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys” specifically implies that the whole world has turned into grey ash. Nothing is distinguishable and nothing can be seen.
He is forced to live alone in a barn, where he lives his life in isolation because of his colour, which was an issue in those days. When Lennie visits him in the room, Crooks' reactions reveal the fact that he is lonely. As a black man with a physical handicap, Crooks is forced to live on the border of ranch life. He is not even allowed to enter the white men's bunkhouse, or join them in a game of cards. His resentment typically comes out through his bitter, sad, and touching vulnerability, as he tells Lennie: “…A guy needs somebody to be nea... ... middle of paper ... ...ch seems to disappear when narrating the story of the farm to Lennie.
The traces led the police department to a middle-aged man’s tattered barn. This man, Edward Gein, did not really prove suspicious to anyone in Plainfield. He preferred solitude, and did not mingle with others much. He spent much of his time alone in his barn, and promptly contributed to the peace and quiet predominant in the village, but no one would have ever guessed what this man stored deep beneath his outer semblance. Upon entry to his unlit barn, the policemen made a gruesome discovery.
To the uninitiated there was nothing unique or extraordinary about this particular farm, except perhaps for the telltale signs of its certain obsolescence. The harness hanging from the tack room wall, the idle team of aging horses milling in the corral, the bucket at the cistern pump and the absence of electric lines all betrayed the homestead's lack of modernization and its inevitable future. Like thousands of others, it would be bought out and combined with a larger, more modern operation when death or bankruptcy hastened its demise. The passing of such a small and unremarkable homestead on the Kansas prairie would not be noticed nor long remembered -- yet it is. To a small boy growing up in the inner city, there was no place more wondrous or exciting to visit than that small farmstead somewhere northeast of Emporia.
Family, racism, hypocrisy, poverty and hatred are just some of many. The novel is set in the sleepy town of Maycomb, which, although a fictional town, is based on Monroeville, Alabama and is a perfect microcosm of the ways and culture of people during the 1930’s Depression. Maycomb was not on any major routes. It was “an island in a patchwork sea of cotton fields and timberland” Harper Lee describes Maycomb as a “Tired old town”. The often-humid climate made summers almost unbearable, and the seasons couldn’t clearly be distinguished.