This is something which is common within Carters stories. “Heavy velvet curtains keep out every leak of natural light” This implies that something is hidden behind the curtains. As why would such a luxurious natural like be kept out of a room. This also suggests that luxurious nature is not aloud to enter man made property. Owe are again shown the use of light and dark when Carter explains the setting “At the mauves beginnings of evening” This conveys rich language which is used to show the setting and also it gives the reader a sense of color when reading the story.
This helps the reader to imagine what the beast is seeing within the story. To present the luxurious nature of which The lady of the house of love is set in we a given a historical reference which we can picture in our minds about what the setting is like. “Carpathians crossroads” This implies the oldness of the village which conveys more accent history to the village. This creates the gothic theme for the story. The luxury rich language which is used here conveys the historical setting which Carter wants to convey in this story. њAnother current SE of luxury language which Carter uses is eccentric language.
In The lady of the house of love we read things which seem to be out of the ordinary. ” In the centre is and elaborate catafalque, in ebony” This implies the luxurious setting which the story is set because of the use of the luxurious materials used. Yet it is also conveying that there an eccentric object which is not normally to be shown in someone home. Could this be showing the luxurious lifestyle which the owner of the house is living. Carter also uses luxury language to convey materials in her stories in the story Bloody Chamber. The impeccable linen of the pillow” This suggests the state of wealth portrayed in the materials within the house. This are details which are very minute but create a huge image of luxurious settings for the reader. Owe are again showed the wealth within this short Story due to minute details which is a very common use of language technique which Carter uses. “Wrapped up tissue paper and red ribbon like a Christmas gift of crystallized fruit” This simile appeals to the senses, a typical Christmas taste is portrayed ere, which wraps the readers thoughts into such a luxurious season of the year.
Carter again uses more language which appeals to the sense, this creates a feeling for the reader where they feel like they are experiencing the story. “Then the flame died, the cigar glowed and filled the compartment with a remembered fragrance” This appeals to your smell which conveys a luxurious smell for the reader. The setting which is pictured is a luxurious one because of the use of color which you imagine when a flame dies. The smells are lingering around which creates a sense of warmth. This is also and alliteration with the use off’s.
The use offs are used to create easy words to say which makes the reading more enjoyable which helps the reader to enjoy the story which is being told. Ebony seems to be a material which Carter keeps mentioning when trying to explain luxurious settings. It is a rich material which is used in places of money. ‘ ‘With the gargoyles carved on its surface of ebony, vermilion lacquer, gold leaf’ All materials here are very expensive which conveys the rich lifestyle within the story. This makes it all he more luxurious for the readers imagination.
Claritin the Tigers bride we are constantly reminded how Carter likes to explore her rich language to convey luxurious settings. “The lovely land where the lemons grow’ This is easy of the tongue which makes it enjoyable to say. This implies the setting which it is describing. It almost exaggerates the suitable setting for the bride in the story because of the image of warmth because of the growing of lemons situation. Again Carter is using the technique to appeal to the readers senses by using the smell to convey a meaning.
Far too a potent a reek of purplish civet at such a clots quarters in so small a room” This is again implying the wealth within the story, because the use of civet was used in perfumed. It was originally used in Channel perfumes which is an expensive perfume to buy. This also resulted in animal cruelly which in the times this story was written was a wealthy activity to do, as well as to buy the perfume. We are lastly exposed to the use of luxurious light in the Tigers bride. Where we presented with a simile “Light like an iron” This conveys the strong uxorious sunlight which is beaming in through the windows of the house.
This use of light is portraying how important the light is to beam through the window like it is releasing something if it does so. Which is a link to Lady of the house of love because this is releasing something rather than hiding it using the use of light. We are constantly seeing luxurious use of language throughout Carters stories which conveys the luxurious settings within all her stories. Her main technique is used by appealing to the readers senses which really involves the reader in the story.