Topic: Example of long essay about love
June 19, 2019 / By Peggy Question:
For Literature we have to describe a picture off the internet:
The teacher told us that our essay can be loosely based on the picture. For example I wrote about a phsycho who lights the fire. This essay is really important to me, so please could you help/give advice to me on it?? I'd be so thankful!
So here it goes:
I stop my car at the side of the forest. The sun is just going down, and I feel that the hour I have awaited all my life is coming closer. The sky fades to red, the same color that best describes my emotions at this moment. The memories of my past have haunted me too long, “but tonight I shall reign the forest” I mutter to myself. At night I sometime lie in bed, thinking of that pitiful day that ruined my life. The accident where nobody even looked at me afterwards. I was nobody, nothing, just air. But tonight people would see what they deserved. So much for all the care and love that I had gotten in my childhood. My heart pounds, as sweat pearls role down my forehead. My tongue feels dry, as I painfully swallow. The rumbling of thunder fills the air. The clouds that had been hanging miserably all day, finally let go of their tears. “Everybody is poignant today.” I whisper as I pull out the matches out of my pouch.
I get out of my car, as I throw away the keys. “I won’t need them any longer after this”. The keys land with a thonk on the dry ground. I look at my belongings in the car for a last time as I walk towards the inside of the now dark and gloomy forest. The tall pine trees seem to rise into the heavens. Only a small ray of sunlight shines through the trees. My head ache becomes increasingly stronger. I get the feeling that I must suffocate any moment. I cautiously take out the matches and start to hold it against some dry leaves. I’m getting close to my dream. Dream to be in touch with fire. Get away from the miserable, desolate life that haunts over me, like a shadow cast over my eyes.
It is full moon, as a stutter words that only I can understand. Yes! It catches fire. Slowly, like a wave of gold, it creaps down the slopes of the forest like magma. The trees start to light on fire, as the heat rises up to my face. My head is spinning, as continue to light the fire. One match after the other, getting rid of my horrid aggressions.
The air fills with my chuckles, as I feel more powerful than ever. Midnight, a slow rustling becomes louder and louder, until the red and gold trees light up the forest. Grey smoke starts to cover the whole area, as a start to scream in excitement. The fire looks like fireworks reaching up into the sky. Inside I feel like I am burning up too, but as I take revenge on all the people who had lived next to this forest, and neglected me—a feeling of power takes up inside me. Now I sweat more than ever, my skin stings like burning coal, as I lay myself onto the ground.
Sirens fill the air, but all I can hear inside my head are the voices telling me that I have done the right thing. I try to stagger out the hot, gleaming forest. Like a drunken man I again fall to the floor. Heat rises, as a stinging pain pierces into my head. A feeling of joy, but also loss fills up inside of me. I close my eyes, and cry tears of pain and regret. Why had I done such things? I close my eyes, and dream that amnesia takes over me. Forget everything of this wretched life. Maybe I could start over, start a family and get a new job. I lay down and prayed that I would wake up, and everything would just have been a dream.
Maris | 5 days ago
He doesn't seem psychotic and angry enough. It sounds like your trying to write a screen play. It should sound like a confession or someones last words.
Thats very good!! I like the ending the best though! I think it is at least a B+ paper! (the grading differs by the teacher!)