Destruction is a form of tragedy that may comes in many contrivances. When people hear the word destruction they may think of there own personal experience of destruction. That may range from a house being torn apart in a tornado to a loss of a family member. The effects of destruction are tremendous, and could affect one to thousands of people at once. In the painting Course of Empire Destruction, by Thomas Cole in 1836. There’s a vast tragedy being painted. The pain and devastation effect the Vandals’ attack on Rome in 455 affected thousands of people. Cole used many techniques to show the enemy warriors taking over the town. They are on a rampage, killing the incident town’s people and destroying the village. Cole use of color …show more content…
A bridge is a symbol of connection, strength, and stability. The town was once the town was known that before the war. Now the bridge is crumbling to pieces much like the town. During the annihilation attack. The towns people fight to insulate themselves and their town against the enemy warriors.
Another symbol in the headless statue. The statue is a symbolic symbols of strength and courage. That this town is known for. Other than the fact that the statue is headless the stature doesn’t symbolize defeat. On the other hand, it is a symbol of the town courage and strength. The statue is white but holding black armor high in the air leaning forward with confidence and vitality. Showing that the town isn’t giving up.
The most important symbol in this painting is fire. Many think the devastation is over once the enemies leave, it's not it's a war and a fight to survive. Fire is covering both the boats and the homes. Cole uses fire to indicate the real amount of destruction and elimination the worriers are causing. The ships were set on fire, witch is the town’s source of income. Causing a drastic decline in trade; therefore, resulting in a lack of resources and migration. While the homes are demolished, leaving the towns people homeless and no