Comparison - Hard Times x Lady Chatterley 2 - Compare and contrast the ways these composers explore setting to establish mood and atmosphere in

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Compare and contrast the ways these composers explore setting to establish mood and atmosphere in these extracts. (371 words) In the first extract, Hard Times , Charles Dickens presents the setting of Coketown through his selective choice of words which establish the mood and atmosphere suitable for the scene. Using a combination of bland visual, olfactory and auditory imagery phrases embedded within adjectives and similes “like the painted face of a savage ” and “like the head of an elephant, ” the author is able to create a sense of consistency and dullness of the town. “Ill- smelling dye” gives the audience an insight with an introduction to the sense of smell and “rattling and a trembling all day long” introduces sound that effectively contributes to the development of setting. “Had a black canal in it and a river and vast piles of building… rattling and a trembling… and where the piston…” The author also uses polysyndeton in long-winded sentences which effectively slows down the reader's pace as the sentences are dragged out, building on to the slow paced and dull introduction to the town. Using

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