Used as a noun surface is most commonly referred to

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Used as a noun, surface is most commonly referred to the uppermost layer of an object. Don’s mind struggles to stay above this ‘surface’ several different times. Signifying that this surface is a layer of consciousness that Don can not reach at the moment he wakes up. By using cushioned, Angelou implies that he life is much more relaxing, or comfortable, than Jane Eyre’s life. As cushioned has the denotation of being soft, and giving comfortable support. The scene of Angelou’s life supports a very home like sense, offering likable experiences while Jane is stuck within a cold Enlgish mansion, which gives the idea of a hard, cold, empty setting. Not only is the English mansion cold, but the man who owns the mansion is an even colder man. Both the mansion and the man being described as cold, the mansion can be inferred to actually be cold, which no homely or warm occurrences are happening. The cold man, on the other hand, uses cold in the sense of stern, strict, and mean. As a person who is referred to as cold, has no feelings, does not care for others sake, and can be guessed to enjoy being alone. The use of cold, and an even colder man, suggests that Jane’s life is very lonely. A life lived in a mansion that is cold, empty and lonely, mixed in living with an even colder man. One who has no affection, or feelings, Jane can be very sad, and lost with no attention or love. Unlike that of Angelou, who has homely scents and smells.
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