Comparing and contrasting Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” and Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz”, one finds the two poems are similar with their themes of abuse, yet contrasting with how the themes are portrayed. Furthermore, the speaker 's feelings toward their fathers’ in each poem contrast. One speaker was hurt by the father and the other speaker was indifferent about how he was treated by his father. The fathers’ feelings toward the children are also different despite how each treated the child. Both poems accurately portray the parent-child relationships within an abusive home, even if they have different
In Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Veldt,” he uses his impactful style of writing which includes using powerful literary devices to intensify the major themes of the story. The theme of abandonment prevails throughout the entire short story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury. Too consumed with their ideals and concerns, the parents emotionally abandon their children. The parents, George and Lydia, leave their children to be cared for by a technologically advanced room forcing the kids to form an unhealthy emotional attachment to the nursery which provides them with the happiness and comfort they would need from another person. In the short story “The Veldt,” Bradbury’s character, David McClean, states, “You’ve let this room and this house replace you and your wife in your children’s affections” (Bradbury 10).
We have all dealt with neglection at some point as a problem in life. Some who deal with parent neglection or disconnection with either a mother or a father, possibly even a sibling or society. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a novel about the narrator Amir and his journey in life and how he believes his half-brother receives more attention from his father which causes Amir’s relationship with his father to be affected. While Father by Alice Walker is an excerpt about a woman and her reflection on her relationship with her father and how she regrets her action and choices when she was younger wishing to have alter her relationship. The authors convey conflict to create tension in the novel and excerpt.
She tells the King and Polonius “There’s something in his soul O’er which his melancholy sits on brood.” (III.1.178-179) She knows he is just grieving over the loss his father and his relationship with Ophelia, but she can tell there is something else there. There is something stewing not just in his mind, but in his soul and it is eating him up. The on brood portion is comparing to an egg preparing to hatch. Eggs will sometimes move or turn just prior to hatching and Hamlet’s sudden display of fake madness is hinting at the real insanity that will soon ensue. This is where Ophelia is first introduced to the idea of feigned madness.
In the two poems “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath and “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe the authors have two different views. In the poem Daddy the young narrator talks about how her dad being gone change her life for the worst. In the poem Annabel Lee the narrator talks about the love of his life and how the death of her will not end their love. In both poems the compare contrast of love and hate are clearly shown in the writing style and the lost of someone important in their lives. The poem “Daddy” is about a women whose father died when she was a very young age.
Euphemism is exhibited when Big Jim Evans says “it was a hard blow”, an implicit metaphor to refer to both the overwhelming emotional state of the family, and the cause of the death, which is revealed in the second last stanza. Seeing his “father crying” could appear shocking and unusual to Heaney, as parents are usually stoical role models. Similarly, his mother “held my hand in hers”; the reverse of roles emphasise the abnormality of the situation. The baby “cooed and laughed”, suggesting that the baby is innocent while exemplifying the unmindfulness and ignorance one can have when young. This contrast to the sombre atmosphere creates an uneasy feeling, suggesting the poet feels delusional.
Plath conveys the narrator’s of confinement with the use of metaphors, repetition, and allusion throughout the poem. The usage of metaphors throughout the poem shows the reader how much Plath feels trapped by her own father. For example, in the beginning stanza, Sylvia describes her father as a big black shoe and her, a white small foot inside
Divorce is extremely distressing and traumatizing for both men and women. Both suffer emotionally, financially, and socially. Both men and women are affected emotionally because of the "marital failure." Usually, women cope better than men. Nevertheless, both of them "experience a mix of emotional reactions in the chaos ranging from grief, fear, anxiety, guilt and depression to anger and relief."
But after Mariam had a miscarriage everything changed. Rasheed became more sensitive and he seems to have a problem with his temper. The spousal abuse started with verbal taunting such as Rasheed mocking Mariam for not knowing simpal things such as knowing meaning of words. Khaled Hosseini uses the theme of domestic abuse to highlight the issue of social justice among women in Afghanistan. The protagonists in the novel are constantly being abused physically and mentally by their cynical husband.