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Sandra Weathers 17 April 2000 The comments about Monets painting Impression Sunrise gives an insight to the artistic vision in Waughs Vile Bodies and Greenes Brighton Rock Monets Impression Sunrise is a famous and prime example of Impressionism The impressionist style of painting is characterized by concentration on the general impression produced by a scene as an object and the use of unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate actual reflected light WebMuseum Impressionist paintings use light and color to imitate a certain setting or reality In both novels Vile Bodies and Brighton Rock there is an impressionistic feel to them There is a sense of darkness and unclearness as one reads along but have an element of light that is present throughout The light in these novels are represented through characters In Vile Bodies the story is one of nothingness meaninglessness None of the characters have an objective reality its all subjective The reality is different to each character There are concessions to nothing outside the self Their lives are portrayed as wasted as if there is no other purpose to them than to be part of a society that emphasizes the importance of money and social gatherings in other words a social satire One source of light in this novel is Mrs Ape and her angels They serve as a religious element in a world that is existentialism at its best Brighton Rock is a detective story a who done it Naturally being that it is a detective story there is a dark quality to it Detective films fall into the film noire genre because of the dark element Rose is the light it is present with her Throughout the novel along with the murders and crime solving Rose is the balance the light Her good balances with her husbands Pinkies evil Pinkie seems to be incomplete without Rose Monets painting seems to be incomplete
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