The speaker is still focused on him/herself as seen in the use of “I” and “me”. The feelings of guilt and grief begin to surface after the speaker’s murderous rampage, they say, “If only they’d all consented to die unseen gassed underground the quiet Nazi way.” This loaded sentence brings the poem full-circle again, speaking of the gassing and referencing Nazis; however, it seems to be a charged accusation to the woodchucks themselves, as if the speaker is accusing them of bringing out all of this evil because they didn’t choose to die easily when the speaker was being
In order to then make it home, Odysseus relies on the loyalty of his crew to him, but it is deserved? Although some may say that Odysseus deserves the loyalty of his crew, he does not because he puts them in the way of danger, is very inconsiderate, and usually follows other plans that people have gave him. While on his journey home,
As in a “The Boy who Cried Wolf” scenario, the characters of Romeo and Juliet have a reason to be feeling wary. At one scene in the play, Juliet’s mind is sickened by fear that she has the notion to believe that even the Friar, a devout Christian, would have the motive to poison her. “What if it be a poison/ which the Friar hath subtly minister’d to have me dead”(IV,iii, 24-25). Poisons and medicines
In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Taylor Coleridge uses symbolism. One of his main uses of symbolism is the Albatross. The Albatross is symbolic of our sin; and when we sin, it is as if we killed the Albatross, and it is hung around our necks as the weight of our sin and shame. The Albatross falling from the narrator’s shoulders is symbolic of the salvation that Jesus provides. The free will that is taught in the Bible is the ability to make decisions without any predestination from God.
Agreeing with Seed, I endeavor to examine to functional discourse of narrative, especially on the ways Stoker demonizes sexual practices that were unacceptable back then. Fornication, especially for women, might be punished in 19th Century. When Dr. Van Helsing identities the cause of Lucy’s sickness, he declares that “[s]he will die for sheer want of blood”. Blood transfusion from serval men is the only option. However, Dr. Van Helsing first encounters with Lucy’s fiancé Arthur, he seems to be relieved .He defines Arthur as “a man we want”(Stoker113), because blood transfusion was seen as, metaphorically an intercourse.
In this way, the reader starts to feel anger towards the creature for causing their deaths, but as the point of view is switched, the creature’s feelings and reasoning for the events he caused becomes clear. If the narrator had been the creature, the reader would sympathize with him for creating him to be alone vs feeling bad for Frankenstein’s loss. The different point of views offer more evidence to support the author’s message about companionship. Shelley writes from Frankenstein’s point of view, “I have but one resource; and I devote myself, either in my life or death, to his destruction” (Shelley, 1818, p 188). In this quote, we can see how the lack of his wife, friend, and brother has driven him insane with anger and revenge for the creature.
The main theme in Hamlet’s sixth soliloquy is with, Hamlet struggles with the repercussion on the timing of killing Claudius. Hamlet is looking to avenging the death of his father the king. More so, Hamlet knows if he is to kill Claudius, after his has prayed to God to forgive him of his sins, then Claudius would go to heaven, whereas, if he is to be patient and wait for Claudius to sin this would assure that Claudius spirit would go to hell. Hamlet’s reasoning behind this was for Claudius to have the same fate of his father spirit, for the Ghost is “Doom’d for a certain term to walk the night,And for the day confin’d to fast in fires,Till the foul crimes done in my day of natureAre burnt and purge’d away.” (Shakespeare, 1600, p. 654) For
Firstly, I find it a beautiful quote because she’s trying to explain that suffering binds all religions. Secondly – at the beginning of the book, Alaska gives Miles a riddle to solve from a man’s last words: “Damn it. How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?” Miles first interpreted the sentence by metaphorically replacing the labyrinth with life and death. However, on page 102 Alaska revealed that the labyrinth was a metaphor for suffering and that his quest was to end his never-ending suffering. Alaska explains that the person was talking about the pain, the pain which is brought to people who have done something wrong and in return something or someone wronged them.
However, others have been touched by the terror written in pieces of literature, wishing people to understand the horror and tragedy that befell those involved. Poet Wilfred Owen composer of"Dulce et Decorum est” presents to the reader a vivid elegy, aiming to prove that war is not heroic nor decorous. As an English soldier he had to endure the hardships, but wishes that through
Few people know what it is like to experience the consequences of mustard gas, so using the lexis of drowning gives the reader a deeper insight into what was happening to the soldier and in World War 1 as a whole. Another lexis that Wilfred Owens used was the lexis of haunting and ghosts. The reason Owens chose to relate his experiences to a haunting one is because when someone leaves the war, their experiences are stuck with them. No matter if it is in one's dreams or hallucinations, war is an unforgettable memory. When Owens writes, "His hanging face..." and "And watch the white eyes writhing in his face...", it
The process of growing in a character can be treacherous process. This process was demonstrated well by Reverend Dimmesdale in the novel, The Scarlett Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s style sets up Dimmesdale demise impeccably, giving the reader a deep and insightful look at Dimmesdale. Hawthorne explains the destruction of Dimmesdale, which is due to committing adultery with Hester, with his continued exacerbating health and the letter A throughout the novel. Hawthorne continuously comments about Reverend Dimmesdale’s ailing health, leading the reader to assume that the sin is eating him up from inside.
He in the beginning went through depression which is quite normal, when a person dies naturally the first reaction is to get sad but when the ghost (Hamlets father) came and informed Hamlet that he didn’t just die but in fact was murdered, changed the who perspective and thought process of Hamlets decisions. When his anger took over he began to plot and plan how he would extract revenge on his uncle, now step father king Claudius. So when he sees the king praying he thought what a perfect opportunity but later changed his mind because he thought that since he was praying that when he died he would go up to heaven but Hamlet wanted him to suffer just like his father did. So when actors came into town, he thought what better way to mess with his conscience then having what the king did be based on a true story and so the reaction that the king had was exactly what Hamlet wanted. However in the play Hamlet was depicted as a mad man when under the surface he was very smart and calculated.
Even though these experiences did not pertain directly to Dickens ' writing career, the neglect his parents showed him cast a shadow of insecurity that followed him throughout his life (Ford). Although unproven, this likely contributed to his highly regarded work ethic and passion to succeed. Dickens was known as a hard worker throughout his life by both family and the public, and it showed in his writing. Another rocky experience that motivated Dickens was a failed romance at age eighteen. Twenty-year-old Maria Beadnell 's father did not wish to entertain Dickens as a potential suitor for his daughter, citing his father 's financial instability (Ford).