An Analysis Of Harnik And Ravikovitch's 'At Night'

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Officially, the goal of the Israeli operation in Lebanon was to define the establishment of peace and security for the Northern territories of the country. However, this goal is only partially met reality. The main goal was to crush the Palestinian resistance movement, the center of territorial dislocation which after the bloody clashes of 1970 in Jordan became Lebanon. Certainly understanding that Israeli soldiers were sent not to their war arose, within the Israeli army, and chiefly within the creative elite; basically, we see it in the works of Harnik and Ravikovitch. ‘At Night’ is a culmination of the mourning of the mother from the loss of her son during the first Lebanon war. ‘War’s End’ expresses the loss of a beloved; it is midnight sorrow, which shows author’s depressed mood, and disability to help neither herself nor to the beloved one.…show more content…
The ending gives a hope that the beloved is in better place, and she accepts her destiny as her due, the poem ends by cloudy morning. ‘At Night’ also spreads the oppressed state of bereaved mother, whose anguish is fiercely maternal, it is all like vicious circle, and the author constantly repeats the words “Where is my father” stanza via stanza, by means of that Harnik underscores the impact of her losing the son. (Rattok, 2004) She attends to get used to, to realize the thought that he is gone unjustly, Ravikovitch accepts it, but Harnik has yet no moral strength to let her son go, that’s why the poem finale is ‘somebody make a mistake’. The author doesn’t even want to justify who the guilty is, so large her depression is, anyway, she is strong enough to accept the
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