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This affects the reader to pre-judge Curley?s wife even before she entered. She has been portrayed as dangerous. When Curley?s wife first appears both George and Lennie notices ?...the rectangle of sunshine in the doorway is cut off?. This suggests that Curley?s wife is like darkness. She is also dangerous and brings only trouble to ranch hands because when she appears their ?sunshine? is cut off. Light represents hope in this novel. The fact that light/sunshine has been cut off links back to the idea that Curley?s wife will stand between their dream and future and may take away their happiness and dream just like darkness.
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The Great Gatsby (pg 88-89): How does Fitzgerald make this a significant and symbolic moment in the novel?
However, Gatsby?s carelessness towards materialism is revealed gradually as ?his bedroom was the simplest room of all?, the only room he rarely uses, is empty compared to the rest. This suggests a deeper insight of Gatsby?s mere intention in decorating his house is to impress Daisy. Therefore, the readers are able to see that his house is no longer a home, but a prop in Gatsby?s stage design to attract her. His obsession with her is heightened to the point that he attempts to ?revalue everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well- loved eyes?.
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Aside from the evident challenge of rescue, the main conflict arises in the power struggle between the Jack and Ralph. In the novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding utilizes the characterization of Ralph as the democratic leader and Jack as the totalitarian leader, including the struggle between both types of governments, to portray a political allegory conflict of democracy versus fascism. To ensure the sphere of democratic influence on the island, Golding creates the character Ralph to represent democracy and be the democratic leader.
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As he walks, he drags his feet, with his arms loosely fallen at his sides.?A huge man shapeless of face, with, pale eyes, with sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws. His arms did not swing at his sides, but hung loosely.? While reading the novel I have learnt that Lennie is child like, he easily forgets things which he has been told and has to be constantly reminded by George.
- Word count: 1358