The Way Conrad And Wharton Shape Our Response To Their

1648 words - 7 pages

The way Conrad and Wharton shape our response to their novellas.
A fundamental difference between the two novellas is the different worlds in which their story is set. Wharton uses the appropriate name of, ‘Starkfield’ where Ethan’s barren farm is situated. This already disheartening name of the town builds up the atmosphere of the bleak life which Ethan lives. This is heightened in comparison to Freya who lives in prosperity and relaxes in exquisite tropical islands with picturesque waters. Jasper and Freya have a chance to escape with the ‘Bonito’ but Ethan and Mattie have nothing. Conrad sets his world in, “a particularly calm and cloudless spot as a rule.” He portrays the idyllic place ...view middle of the document...

However Jasper has his head in the clouds and is not down to earth about the situation. When Conrad talks about Jasper he becomes very poetical,
“Jasper had gone straight to the balustrade. The sky was full of stars, and in the blue velvety night the cove below had a denser blackness, in which the riding-lights of the brig and of the gunboat glimmered redly, like suspended sparks,”
He uses this colourful style to show Jasper’s character in a dreamlike world. When his brig is destroyed and he is away from Freya he makes no attempt to get back to her and becomes a wasted man. When Freya’s father goes to Jasper, after the brig was destroyed, and tries to get Jasper to come to her jasper is described as, “eyes sunk an inch into his head; nothing but skin on the bones of his face, a skeleton in white clothes.”Conrad shapes are response to jasper’s outcome by describing him in this way, showing he is no longer the captain loved by a beautiful girl any more. Jasper becomes a ghost of himself and has no care in the world. Even when given the chance he does not go back. By contrast, Ethan would almost definitely have done anything to be with Mattie.
Conrad’s Freya, named after a goddess, is described when first introduced to the reader:
“The oval of her face was perfect; and within that fascinating frame the most happy disposing of line and feature, with an admirable complexion, gave an impression of health, strength, and what I might call unconscious self-confidence”
Conrad makes a grand, theatrical female than the compares to simple Mattie which Wharton presents as a timid and vulnerable girl. However they deal with their situations very differently and they are brought up very differently. Mattie is very poor and is a maid in Ethan’s house. She is very young but Ethan falls in love with this energetic girl. Mattie loves Ethan and only wants to have a simple life with the person she loves; she feels that Ethan and she could never really live together away from everyone and that she could not live without him. So Mattie decides she wants to die with him than never be with him again. They talk about sledging into an elm tree and Mattie says she wants to do it,” so ‘t we’d never have to leave each other anymore.”Wharton shows how strong their love is and that the thought of leaving each other is devastating. However Freya falls in love with a handsome man with an impressive brig. But when the brig is destroyed and their escape is ruined she does not try to get to Jasper, she just wastes away and gives up and the doctors say she had anaemia but the narrator really knows that is not true. He says to Old Nelson, “don’t you see she died because if it.” She had a dream in her head to run away with Jasper on the ‘bonito,’ Jasper’s brig, but this is destroyed and she cannot handle it. Freya could have gone to find Jasper to be with him but decided against it, so she just wasted away in the end because of being separated from Jasper and the...

Other Papers Like The Way Conrad and Wharton Shape Our Response to Their

Explore Priestley's Dramatic Methods in Act 3 Pages 50 – 56 Demonstrating How an Understanding of the Historical and Social Context of the Play Might Help Shape the Audience Response to This Scene and...

1054 words - 5 pages Explore Priestley’s dramatic methods in Act 3 pages 50 – 56 demonstrating how an understanding of the historical and social context of the play might help shape the audience response to this scene and the play as a whole. Throughout An Inspector Calls, Priestley uses the Inspector as a way of warning the audience to address many problems that are occurring, or have occurred in society. The fact that the play is set in 1912, and written in

How Can the Way in Which We Organise Our Thinking by Using Mental Images, Concepts and Schemas Help to Improve Memory?

987 words - 4 pages How can the way in which we organise our thinking by using mental images, concepts and schemas help to improve memory? As adults we mainly use a semantic thought process, this is thinking in words. We also perform many day to day tasks using an enactive thought process, such as driving a car. We do this automatically as if the memory is stored in our muscles. However there are further thought processes we can use to improve our memory

Has the Increased Proliferation of It in Our Society Changed the Way We View and Value Our Perceptions of Privacy

1908 words - 8 pages . We have come far too absorbed and accustomed to have a realistic view of what is happening with our private data around us. I believe more education is needed and more care taken with the information that has been provided in good faith that it is private and secure. This education will also serve to reduce the ‘knowledge importance’ gap stated in the introduction. The issue with the change in perception is not that people don’t care about their privacy; it is more a fact that it has been lost in the rapidly changing social and consumer marketplace. It needs to be found again before serious consequences start appearing more frequently.

The Justice System Has Lost Their Way

1683 words - 7 pages Justice System 1 The justice system has lost their true meaning Jessica Bodily Axia college of University of Phoenix Justice System 2 The justice system has lost their true meaning In my expository essay I am going to talk about why I think the justice system has lost their way. I am going to give examples of personal experiences and close friends experiences. I am going to give examples of cases on the internet where innocents

To What Extent Is an E-Commerce Strategy the Best Way for Businesses to Increase Their Profits? (40 Marks)

1432 words - 6 pages To what extent is an e-commerce strategy the best way for businesses to increase their profits? (40 marks) E-commerce is the online transaction of goods and services, which has completely revolutionized business and the way in which businesses can operate. It’s now easier for customers to compare prices/products with a little time spent browsing the Internet opposed to dragging themselves to the stores. This means that e-commerce is having

In Order to Be Informative the Shape and/or Style of a Text Must Always Be Straightforward

1756 words - 8 pages ideas on what it was to be a soldier in a war that had no blame or pride. Tim O’Brien allows a regular style, with an involved and complicated shape to tell the reader that the main purpose of a fictional piece, especially this novel, is not to educate us, but to illicit emotion and feeling within the reader. Tim O’Brien offers us the vignette “Speaking of Courage” two thirds of the way through the book to push this idea of the novel being

Topic: How Does Transformational Leadership Help to Shape the Vision Mission and Objectives of a Changing Organization?

865 words - 4 pages the acceptance of the group mission by their follower through intellectual stimulation and individualized consideration. The transformational leaders have a six-stage process than shape the Vision, Mission and Objectives. 1) creating and communicating the need for change… 2) overcoming resistance to change, 3) making personal commitment and sacrifices for changes… 4) articulating a vision, 5) generating commitment to the vision…6

A Response To Night Of The Scorpion And Sacrifice

776 words - 4 pages A Response to Night of the Scorpion and Sacrifice Both Nissim Ezekien and Taufiq Rafat are writing the poem from the point of view of a older person living in the western world looking back at the culture that hey were brought up in and the differences in ways of life and beliefs. "Sacrifice" tells the story of how a goat was slaughtered to bless a house about to be built and the struggle that a young onlooker is

The Way to Rainy Mountain

591 words - 3 pages 1 1867. applied only to white since no blacks could vote in that time frame tenant farming: farmers would pay a share of their crop as rent instead of cash sharecropping: looked promising to both black and white landless farmer for being able to buy land in the future but instead brought debt debt peonage: what sharecropping life led to. System that debtors were forced to work for the person they owed money to until they paid off

Response To The Front Kick

550 words - 3 pages you. You should now be standing behind him. 3.     Close the distance between you and your opponent by grabbing their shoulders. Move quickly to take advantage of their lack of balance. Place your right foot against the back of their left knee and then step forward and down onto it. . Use your weight to force him to his knees. If done properly, this should break the patella, tear the cartilage in the knee, and possibly

How Can the Way in Which We Organise Our Thinking by Using Mental Images, Concepts and Schemas Help Us Improve Our Memory?

1068 words - 5 pages How can the way in which we organise our thinking by using mental images, concepts and schemas help us improve our memory? How can the way in which we organise our thinking by using mental images, concepts and schemas help us improve our memory? This essay is going to look into how people organise there thinking. It will look into mental images, concepts and schema. In adult life we tend to use words to help us remember things, this

Related Essays

The Function Of Proteins Are Linked To Their Shape

943 words - 4 pages The functions of protein are linked to their shape Proteins are polymers of amino acids joined by strong peptide bonds. The combination of any of the twenty amino acids in any length and sequence allows an almost infinite number of possible structures and functions. The sequence of amino acids in the polypeptide chain is termed the primary structure. The primary structure is unique to a given protein. The primary structure can fold

“We Shape Our Tools, And Thereafter Our Tools Shape Us”

999 words - 4 pages though the majority of tools shape us in the opposite direction as shown in my next two examples. Computers and the recent induction of smart phones and tablets to our business lives have been another prevalent example of our tools shaping us, this time the tool is not shaping us for the better. Computers were first introduced to help complete high volume data tasks at faster speeds instead of doing the work manually with pen and paper. Simply

How Does Browning Shape Our Reaction To The Duke In His Dramatic Monologue 'my Last Duchess'?

1673 words - 7 pages How does Browning shape our reaction to the Duke in 'My Last Duchess'?Our initial reaction to the Duke is formed before we've even finished reading the second line of the poem. The Duke says:'That's my last Duchess painted on the wall,Looking as if she were alive...'In this line we first get a sense of how the Duke thinks of the Duchess. If he had any remotely warm feelings to her he would not have referred to her as 'his last Duchess', but by

Response To Adler Et Al. “The Effects Of Our Environment”

641 words - 3 pages Response to Adler et al. “The Effects of Our Environment” One important idea from “The Effects of Our Environment” is that “the main determinant of whether a student was actively and directly engaged in the process of classroom communication was that student’s seating position”, “the middle of the first row contained the students who interacted most, and as they more back and to the sides of the classroom, interaction decreased markedly.” I