Through the Darkness

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  • Mid Winter Light Short Story

    The Mid-Winter 's Light Winter is upon the earth. The water which was once flowing has stopped. White clouds scatter the earth leaving an everlasting trail of icy residue that will pile up until the seasons begin to change. Cars that once drove easily on the grooved pavement now slip and move when jack frost wants them too. Ice paints the sides of buildings as the wind whips it in every direction. Slowly lights begin to shine through the thickness of the falling flurry. The darkness of the vehicle appears shambling down the roughly plowed driveway leading to a small two level cottage splattered with colorful lights and icy silt. Three figures slowly open their doors and step onto the frosty gravel. The first is a man no older than forty. White stubble splatters his face and his black hair moves in the frosty winds, his height resembles a small spruce tree that is newly planted, tall but lanky. As the wind blows snow into his chiseled face his blue eyes shine in contrast.…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Luxury Of Childhood

    it was time to go. We said our byes in tears. We were going to miss each other though we only became friends some hours ago. The fun was over. I did not know that another event I will never forget was just about to happen. Immediately I got into the car, I adjusted my head and back on the seat several times, moving like an earthworm that salt had been poured on; until I felt comfortable. Soon, I was on a flying chariot going to dreamland. I opened my eyes slowly, waking up from sleep.…

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  • Macbeth: Portrayal Of Darkness And Intrigue

    Macbeth;The Portrayal of Darkness and Intrigue Macbeth is a play that follows the major themes of intrigue, darkness and the supernatural. Following the exploits of a famed general whom is kind at heart, yet as events turn tragic and corruption and Darkness start to take over, it leads Macbeth the protagonist to his downfall and causes for a total change in character, as he gets a grip of power and immense wealth. Darkness is a central motif in Macbeth and outlines and foreshadows several…

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  • The Theme Of Light And Dark In Sonny's Blues By James Baldwin

    see in the universe can also be seen in James Baldwin’s short story “Sonny’s Blues”. In “Sonny’s Blues”, James Baldwin looks past the normal literary uses of light and dark imagery as representing good and bad, but instead uses them to capture characters’ hardships, their struggles with racial injustice, and the loss of innocence of childhood. Immediately from the opening scene, Baldwin introduces the notion of darkness to represent suffering in the lives of the characters in the story. Right…

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  • John's Lies In The Crucible

    John Proctor poor, poor Proctor… Darkness blackness, Darkness a place of complete silence, Darkness a place of protection. Darkness may be a bizarre word to associate with protection, nevertheless, some individual use darkness as a source of protection. The people that used darkness as protection will always have light shed into their darkness. In the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller one of the play's main characters, John Proctor, has a secret of having an affair with Abigail Williams and…

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  • Light And Dark Symbolism In Sonny's Blues By James Baldwin

    Sonny’s Blues Light and Darkness motifs One of the most revered of James Baldwin’s stories is Sonny’s Blues; wildly debated for its variety of topics the short story embodies. Racial discrimination, emotional respite through music (Jazz), Harlem’s quandary and Light and Dark imagery are some of the various topics he conveys in this story. James Baldwin contrasts light and dark motifs to denote the narrator’s feelings about different situations he faced in his life. The narrator employs light and…

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  • Theme Of Darkness In Kitchen

    meaning that she has created a new family with Eriko and Yuichi. Later, Eriko passes away, devastating Mikage. She is once again left hopeless and in the dark, missing a part of her family. However, the light found within the darkness serves as hope for finding family, portraying that in life, there is an inherent balance…

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  • She Walks In Beauty Gorden Analysis

    is a woman who enjoys the daily pleasures and there is pure kindness in her heart that would not appreciate wealth and glory as she does life and love. The Literary Devices site states that the reason for her pleasant nature comes from her outside beauty and thus is the reason for her purity and innocence. He concludes the poem with this; “A mind at peace with all below, a heart whose love is innocent!” (Lines 17 and 18). At this last stanza I find that Bryon thought of her so much more than…

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  • I Will Die In Beauty Short Story

    Now I wonder if it was worth it but back then it, meant everything. I came from a dark grimy place. Day after day I could see nothing but black encompassing darkness. It was cold, rough and scary. In hush whispered terms brother spoke of a different world, a faraway place, where the darkness couldn’t reach us. Back then I thought it was just a fairytale. I never believed I would someday be a part of that world, that glorious, radiant, dangerous world. My brothers went first. They said they…

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  • Symbolism In Ernest Hemmingway's A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

    lives it, invading every crevice and taking over. Although the story seems quite mundane, it is an ode to those who live in a world of darkness and shadow and struggle to find worth in life. It introduces the reader to the world when you’re depressed and emotionally vacant, crushed by all the nothingness. In the first few lines of the…

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