Essays Tagged: "Pathetic Fallacy"

Compare the "Murder Scene" and the "Banquet Scene" in the Polanski video with the same scenes in the "Macbeth On The Estate" video, with interpretation of Shakespeare's language.

ski version, it is set in a castle, and Polanski uses a thunderstorm to set the atmosphere. This is pathetic fallacy. In this version, Duncan was portrayed as a kind, gentle old man, yet a little na&i ...

(7 pages) 62 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Using the first paragraph of chapter 27 as a starting point, write about the ways Guterson uses the weather and the environment in the novel 'Snow Falling on Cedars'.

the weather is described at this point in the novel links to how the characters are feeling. It is pathetic fallacy as while the wind howls outside, inside the courtroom the characters are made to fe ... led." This more positive image of the weather when Kabuo is about to be freed is another example of pathetic fallacy showing the positive weather and positive, hopeful mood of the characters.The reade ...

(4 pages) 27 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Imagery in Macbeth

use of symbols to create a sense of mood or atmosphere. An important part of imagery is the use of pathetic fallacies in the play. Pathetic Fallacy (also known as Allegory) is a tool of imagery that ... eatedly say, "Fair is foul and foul is fair / hover through the fog and filthy air." This acts as a pathetic fallacy, alluding that they inhabit a world where the order is reversed. It is hard to tell ...

(2 pages) 40 3 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

"Larkin's poetry suggests that many people's lives are disappointing." Discuss this statement with reference to at least 3 poems. Your essay should include reference to poetic technique.

poems such as, 'Afternoons,' where he focuses on the lives of women after having children. He uses pathetic fallacy; using nature to reinforce a character's emotions or experiences. This metaphorical ... 's lives have faded as a result of having children. I think the poem is mocking because it's too sympathetic and because it only suggests the downside to having children and talks nothing of the posit ...

(5 pages) 34 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Ways Of A Savage In Modern Society : The Lord Of The Flies

t's like to have no electronic gadgets, and relying on old fashion basic values. It is evident that Pathetic Fallacy has an important role through Jack and his fellow tribe, where the island posses th ... hey complete when they camouflage themselves with paint.The Lord of the Flies is a clear example of Pathetic Fallacy; it is the climax of the novel and the turning point. It represents savagery in eac ...

(8 pages) 64 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How the Author Creates Tension and Suspense in the Monkey's Paw

t the language used sets the scene and conveys the mood of the story; "the night was cold and wet". Pathetic fallacy immediately implies that the story will be based on evil and creates tension as it ...

(4 pages) 28 0 4.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

King Lear's devastation of a great kingdom

g of the play. An good example from the play would be that of the storms. By using the technique of pathetic fallacy, Shakespeare creates a storm raging in the sky to reflect the storm raging inside o ...

(5 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton

Ethan is a nice guy that does good for other people. Ethan Frome's patheticfallacy is that he is too nice and too caring. Ethan has to take care of his mom andfarm, Et ... enabecame complicated and Ethan had to stay and care for Zeena and the farm. Whichshows that Ethans pathetic fallacy is that he is too nice and too caring.Ethan doesn't want to run away with Mattie an ... while she is sick for Mattieand leaving Zeena with the whole farm and she would be lonely. Ethan's patheticfallacy is that he is too nice and too caring.Ethan wants to run away with Mattie but they w ...

(2 pages) 19 0 1.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" - An essay on the supernatural

he supernatural is distinctly developed by the hallucinations of the main characters, the drawn out pathetic fallacy that permeates the entire play and that dark and dangerous mystery that is the thre ... this has made all other incidents seem insignificant in comparison. The next time Shakespeare uses pathetic fallacy is when Macbeth has Banquo killed. "It will be rain to-night" (III.iii.23), says Ba ...

(5 pages) 25 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Simon's Death in "Lord of the Flies"

olding shows this in chapter 9 of "Lord of the Flies".Golding uses the weather and the technique of pathetic fallacy throughout the chapter to show the build up of tension on the island and then a rel ...

(3 pages) 26 1 4.3 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

How successful is Bronte in engaging the reader's interest in her character and establishing the concerns of the novel "Jane Eyre" in chapter one?

ause the novel is therefore presented with a more mature approach and has the benefit of hindsight. Pathetic fallacy is also used a lot throughout and Bronte uses this to reflect Jane's moods and also ... hroughout and Bronte uses this to reflect Jane's moods and also to represent Jane's life as a whole.Pathetic fallacy is instantly introduced into the novel within the first paragraph. Bronte helps the ...

(4 pages) 1190 0 1.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Opera composer 1590 - 1890

epherds who form the retinue of Orpheus and Eurydice and, most importantly, the frequent use of the pathetic fallacy. For instance, at the beginning of the opera, Ottavio Rinuccini's libretto states t ... the chorus speaks of forests (selve), mountains (monti), fountains (fonti), and fields (prati). The pathetic fallacy is introduced as well when Orpheus asks whether the woodland groves (boschi ombrosi ...

(22 pages) 22 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

It is through the understanding of other people and our relationships with them that we come to understand ourselves and our lives. Discuss. "Tirra Lirra By the River" by Jessica Anderson.

: vivid imagery, metaphors, motifs, structure, contrast of language, tone, symbolism, allusion, and pathetic fallacy. The author Jessica Anderson clearly presents the importance of understanding relat ... amily behind - an early indication of Nora's isolation from her family and society.The author uses apathetic and grey language to describe her hometown suggesting that Nora was a passive member of soc ...

(8 pages) 14 0 5.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature


n image of loneliness, isolation and inner struggle. Ross uses literary devices such as setting and pathetic fallacy to illustrate Ann's inner struggle. The theme of isolation can be clearly de ... y, isolation and confusion are brought to a crescendo by the symbolism that comes with the setting, pathetic fallacy and tone of the story.

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Macbeth By William Shakespeare, Influence of the witches and supernatural in Macbeth

using owl killed a hawk and Duncan's horses are said to have eaten each other. Shakespeare uses the pathetic fallacy of these supernatural occurrences to bring out the idea that Scotland is sick, due ...

(4 pages) 20 1 5.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Explain why Act 3 Scene 1 is the turning point of the play and how Shakespeare makes it dramatic!

g to wind up Benvolio who is a peacemaker and has no intention to start a quarrel. Shakespeare uses pathetic fallacy in order to create tension and add interest at the very beginning of the scene when ...

(10 pages) 17 1 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry


Pathetic fallacy is an integral part of the atmosphere, in Macbeth. Pathetic fallacy is defined as t ... otions or responses to nature, inanimate objects, or animals. Prior to the murder, Shakespeare uses pathetic fallacy to increase suspense, and allow the reader to better understand what is going on in ... es the weather, during Duncan’s murder, to heighten the atmosphere. After Duncan’s murder pathetic fallacy is used to demonstrate how terrible Duncan’s murder is. The use of weather to ...

(4 pages) 2885 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Milton's Elegy Vs. Gray's Elegy. Through The Use Of Imagery, and Pathetic Fallacy, Argues The Superiority Of Milton's Elegy

mmon, they are still very different. Using literary elements, such as imagery, tone, and the use of pathetic fallacy, this essay will show that Milton's Elegy is superior to Gray's.Imagery is very imp ... ing on one single person, the reader can imagine themselves as that person.Finally, Milton's use of pathetic fallacy makes his Elegy superior to Gray's. Pathetic fallacy aids the tone and imagery, and ...

(3 pages) 20 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors