A disheveled man carries a scantily clad young woman in his arms while staring intensely into her eyes. She holds his gaze, but doesn’t appear to be as interested in him as he is in her. The background is ablaze, and the foreground is interposed with three separate images. The first is a group of men on horseback, racing down a street, the man on the lead horse is approached by a woman in a cascading white gown, her arms raised either begging him to stop, or bidding farewell. The second image is a path leading away from the woman up to an elaborate, well-maintained home. The final image is one of a couple in a carriage racing away from a burning city behind them. It is clear from the intimate pose of the couple featured at the top, and the …show more content…
The wartime events are apparent in the way the men on horseback are dressed. They are all in the same clothing, which looks to be a gray uniform. They have swords and pistols on their hips. Their fists are raised in an enthusiastic camaraderie, and the shout that comes to mind is ‘Charge!’ With the destruction of buildings behind the cavalry and the chaotic carriage ride, the wonton destruction war brings is represented. Peacetime is also represented in the pristine white house that is wedged between the two more fierce images. The white house might also represent how the woman is untouched at the beginning of the war, but then comes to find herself right in the midst of it in the other picture. The woman and man caught in their passionate embrace are set above the wartime images. It seems that symbolically the man and woman are above the war, that their love transcends the tragedy and the tumult that surrounds them, if only because they are fighting their own romantic war. Below them is a burning city. The couple on the carriage fleeing the city looks to be the same couple that is staring into each other’s eyes. This further suggests that they were apart of the events in the war, but were still caught in the throws of their own love life. The girl that rushes from her
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Gone With The Wind is classic a 1939 movie about the pre civil war to post civil war era. It was a major step in the movie industry many people loved what the movie resembled and how it related to the events that occured during that era. The movie is famously known for the scene where Rhett tells Scarlet “Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.” Soon after he leaves. It’s also known for the scene where Rhett is telling Scarlett that she “needs kissing badly.”
In the poem, he looks at the plight of various people such as Old Joe and concludes, “The naked man and woman are just a shining artifact of the past” (41). He considers the actions of humanity inconsequential in the end. They do not amount to a positive influence. He believes the war wastage because, in the end, the “good guys lost” (4). Consequently, because he does not believe in fairness, he argues that the results, which the society receives, are a function of the fixed fight. In his view, whether it is the father or the dog that passes away, it does not matter because “that’s how it goes” (7) The meaninglessness and fruitlessness outlook depicts his views on the apathy and indifference of humanity. It describes the life of people in the eye of destiny and fate, which is beyond their realms of control. In other words, because it does not count to care or live happily, the future is not important. After all, whether people amass material wealth or live in depression, they will all have the same horrific fate. Therefore, his apocalyptic outlook is dependent on the belief that “everybody knows that the plague is coming”
15) The lovers symbolize how love can completely blind those involved. They don’t see oncoming trouble ahead, they only see each other. Aside from that, they also represent the damaged marriage between Edna and Leonce.
Everyone's reaction, action, and thoughts in these years played apart in the creation of our world. Humans had to remake their lives because they were so torn up by the war. This novel shows emotion we can't have because we haven't experienced it, but it gives us a taste of what our history was like and what humans have gone through. This is important because it gives us a new understanding about life that we will never get to understand ourselves.
The novel “War Horse” by Michael Morpurgo published in Great Britain in 1982, and the short stories “A Raid Night” by Henry Major Tomlinson (1922), “The French Poodle” by Wyndham Lewis (1916) and “Introduction to the Trenches” by Richard Aldington (1929) have views of traditional warrior values in a mechanized war. The authors use characters that possess at least one traditional warrior value; the authors show us how these traditional values interact with the war. The authors of the novels and short stories have a clear image of the traditional warrior values and when these traditional values are present in the war only bad things happen because of the conflict between warrior ideals of previous wars and mechanized warfare. Morpurgo shows us how courage and bravery could not prevent the slaughter of the cavalry unit which charged towards the German machine guns. In “A Raid Night” the speaker is disgusted by soldiers who kill innocent civilians, these soldiers are loyal to a fault. Lewis has a protagonist who is brave but he is also insane, the protagonist goes back to war and dies. Aldington makes fun of how of how the soldiers were fighting
She and her love are in such a perfect place, no one can touch them. All they need is themselves and their love and they are in a place, better than earth and away from all the wrongs and the “contrarious moods (11)” of men. Together they are above the angels, two souls united in “deep, dear silence (9)”
The image in question is of men doing work. In the background an innumerous number of men haul sacks up ladders the right up a muddy cliff face. On the left, few men are on the adjacent ladders. In the middle empty sacks and tool heads can be seen strun about a mound of earth part way up the cliff. Slightly off center, framed by the men is a single man propping himself against nearby mound of earth. This man is the focus of the entire piece. Sitting in the foreground, the man appears dirty and damp, as if he has endured a long day of physical labor. He looks at us, head tilted downwards, with a stern gaze and a furrowed brow. His face shows exhaustion and resilience, his body muscular and lean. This is only echoed by the color contrasts across
In The Third of May, 1808, you can see the lines of the guns from the men on the right drawing your eye to the men being shot at on the left. While the soldiers wear mostly dark clothes the few to the front grows lighter in their hue as to not be forgotten by the bright light being shown on the victims of the painting. Behind this scene, there are people in dark clothing or ones that almost fade into the hill behind them, that are cowering in fear.
Foremost, the entire background displays the prominent theme of war. The fiery sky shows the intensity of the war surrounding the characters, the fighter planes swooping in and all the wreckage convey that they are under attack. These images also indicate loss and tragedy. Sarah’s running conveys urgency and danger.
In the beginning it is implied that the young girl is cold and indifferent towards her lover and perhaps doesn’t share his same feelings. At the end of the affair, she comes to the understanding that her love for him may have been real after all. She also comes to the realization that love and hate can coexist. The tone of the novel was resentful, especially about her mother and older brother. The resentful tone of the novel ties back into the theme of love and pain.
The sum of the story revolves into a metaphor for love. Its ups and downs, hastiness and journey to and from has brought an abundance of emotion in this plot. It is mostly comprised from the dialogue and repetition the author ties together to its literals and figurative to represent love as a whole. This way the writer develops a sense of exposure within defining the characters thoughts and actions to understand the context of what is going on. Walking seems to be the central focus in the story. Walking signifies the progression of their love as they walk “one foot in front of the other, over leaves, through bridges.” It displays the increase in intensity about the realization of feelings and decisions being made. As much as for the story’s
The first is the idea of war vs. intimacy. As seen in the story, the war created an intimacy between people as they trapped because of the air raid. However, as quickly as it creates intimacy, war also tears apart this intimacy because as the air raid ends the citizens continue on with their life as if nothing happened. The second is the preconception of society vs intimacy. Inside this couple’s fantasy they faced problems concerning their relationship. Zongzhen already had a wife due to an arranged marriage while Cuiyuan was never treated with respect at the university and was encouraged not to be “so serious”.
(3\5), he or she evokes figuratively by signifying the way of how there is tenderness among his heart. When there is tenderness among his own heart, it affects his own instincts because he really has his own love and affection with the poor burning French ship. Although on the burning ship, the boy should be escaping from the burning ship, it is ironic to see how he does not react that he should escape to safety even though the ship is burning and sinking because of his own deep empathy of trying to save the burning ship. To add on, when using strong emotional words to show visual imagery such as “poor ship in flames” (5) to refer to how the boy “stood” on the burning ship (4), Here, this kind of tragic moment treats this like two beloved individuals wanting to die together to keep their love relationship in tact. Here, Elizabeth implies how the boy wanted to keep an eternity of love and loyalty in tact with the French ship and father with his own sacrifice.
Looking at the work for the first time, there is an intensity and excitement that overwhelms the viewer coming from the subject matter of lines and shapes that form a narrative for the piece. This work depicts a story of battle and a town in distress. The building in the background is in flames as a person is falling from a balcony of the burning building. There is a horse that whinnies while trampling dismembered limbs grasping a broken sword. A mother wails as she holds her injured or dying child in her arms, while the townspeople watch on holding their lamps out, stretching and bending their necks to see the commotion in horror and shock. A bull stands in the corner as a figure of anger and strength with a shocked look on its face, symbolizing the strong town that is now in the throes of a war like battle. The oval shaped light fitting beams over the battle suggesting that the action may have started inside and escalated into the streets as there is an open door on the left-hand side of the work.
More specific, in this photograph there is a young woman, sitting on the sofa with her hair done and she poses for a picture, even if she is not overjoyed. She does not smile and her eyes hide a fearful personality. The man though, who is standing behind her, he is really handsome, but he looks odd. His face seem to be enraged, although the way that he is holding the rope shows that he has the power, the power of abusing the opposite sex. Besides, both man and woman are dressed formal, but they are unhappy. They have different facial expression with each other. The male has the expression of achieving his goal, although the female has the expression of fear. They must be couple, but the woman seem to get used to have this improper relationship with her husband. On the other hand, the lady looks younger than the man and they live in a modern house, where they wearing expensive clothes.