Hotel Room, 12th Floor
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jumbo sized dentists drill
- metaphot - negative connotations - pain/suffering/unpleasantness
- disturbed by what he sees
- dismissive tone
- unimpressed by symbols of wealth
- mocking "bigger is better"
midnight has come in
from foreign places
- shift In time, change to night
- Introduces battle between light and dark
- symbolic of key theme of good vs evil
- "foreign" multiracial society/unknown, sinister places
shot at by a million lit windows
- transferred epithet, it is really humans who are uncivillised
- idea of guns and violence
- battle between light and dark
- alliteration, wild west imagery
- war cries of Indian tribes
- contrast with the reality of modern city
- surrounded by skyscrapers, suggests sophistication
- symbols of wealth
- city is just as dangerous - favoured for ambushes
- boundry between civilised and savagery
- the world is a savage place, no protection
- not a line on a map but condition that exists in all humans
can keep the midnight out
- strong conclusion, use of "no"
- midnight, substitute for "evil"
- violence is a basic part of humanity, and darkness brings fear and threat
- sense of hopelessness and despair
- we all have potential to be savages and let midnight take over
- nothing sophisticated we can contrast can overcome this basic premise
- highlights the evil within us
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