The autonomous choices Alma makes in the story provide insight in how it is important for the individual to know their own definition of meaningful, and how support in pursuing it is needed to obtain it. The poem “Atrophy” by Julia Copus is written from the perspective of someone who made the wrong choices and is stuck thinking of regrets instead of pursuing their fullest life. A meaningful life is defined by the individual alone and the power necessary to reach it is only obtained when an individual reconciles their past and present. If for too long an individual focuses on the past and abstains from making the choices necessary then they are capable of losing the ability
She does this by developing a protagonist, Equality-72521, who seeks to have the privilege of exploring and taking risks. Equality-72521 lives in a society that shames him for being curious and having an imagination different from the others around him by telling him that he should not be different from others. By placing him into this situation, Rand proves to her readers that the only way to success is through trust in oneself, even through failures and the doubt of others. Rand depicts the theme that self-reliance on one’s own thoughts, actions, and curiosity is the key to success in her novel, Anthem, by showing her readers that taking risks is necessary to learn new things.
By accepting the past, she comprehends that the past has nothing to do with how she is today. Additionally, the story Minka has written holds its own significance. She has deliberately stopped the story before the ending was revealed. This demonstrates how “Fiction comes in all shapes and sizes” (460). The story Minka has written represents life.
What Montag does is read them the poem after realizing Faber’s lesson, this will change him because this will give him knowledge. MIldred in fact asked Montag to read the poem to not just her and the two other ladies realizing books can be good and the ladies wouldn 't get hurt . The poem states how people should be true to one another and the world lies behind us, clearly indicating the
Change is needed to ensure to future of world lies in good hands whether the change is from a societal change or from an environmental change. Hardy and Russell seek to reveal the significance of transformation while clingy to one’s origin through their literature. As they take opposite approaches, Hardy uses the naivety of a country to question ‘Melia’s change from the Town and becoming ruined, or of prosperity. Through the conversational poem, tension grows as ‘Melia’s reminded of all she left behind before going to the Town. With contrasting elements, Russell uses symbolism through characterization and the stages portray change is possible while remaining true to one’s first
Writing using her own syntax technique puts an emphasis on what Dillard wants the reader to pay specific attention to throughout her essays. The expectations a reader might have concerning Dillard’s writing, putting a “hat” on her, is pushed away by Dillard because she knows the importance of writing how she wants, thereby exceeding the expectations of her readers. Dillard understands what it is like to sit under the shadow
There were times that you wondered,what is my purpose .What are the things i need to fulfill in life to become great. Everyone has a purpose,there may be times when you’re stuck,and you’re lost but, keep going so that you can find your why. For example in the poem Journey by Mary Oliver it says “each voice cried,but you didn’t stop”(Oliver 11-12) This refers to it as perseverance in life,and to keep going no matter what.Life itself is a moving word,one way to find your purpose in life is to live and grow.When i think of the word grow I think of process and time. Growing physically and mentally are the best types of growth. Mental growth isn’t just maturity ,but it’s being able to fight through difficult situations.
For Edna, death would free her from the expectations that weigh her down, and her soul could finally be free. She summarizes this thought when she says: “‘I would give up the unessential; I would give up my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn’t give myself’” (Chopin, 46). This sentiment is repeated moments before her suicide, because at that point, she truly understands what she means. For her, her body and life is what is tying her down, and because Edna feels as though she can conquer death, for her it is what will give her the true freedom of soul and self that she feels she cannot find in society. For both the boy and Edna, the attractive nature of the sea shows how excessive individualism can be
In “The Debt” each line rhymes with the next line making every two lines a couplet. In Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy” there is end rhyme present but no real rhyme scheme. Those are some of the rhythmic elements Dunbar uses in his writing. Dunbar writes his poems on very serious matters, such as life and dreams and identity. In his poem “We Wear the Mask” Dunbar writes about people wearing masks but the true meaning of the poem is how people will try to hide their identity to look like a better more perfect person.
Akhmatova’s melancholic diction initially reveals her sorrow, but the tone transitions to serious and introspective when she uses allusions to religious martyrdom and imagery of fixed objects. These contemplations are later resolved when she integrates imagery of liberation to portray an ultimately triumphant and optimistic outlook towards the future. Within the first sections, Akhmatova employs melancholic diction to convey her grief. In “Prologue,” she writes “that [Stalin’s Great Purge] was a time when only the dead could smile” (Prologue, Line 1), which suggests it was preferable to die than to live and emphasizes her despondency. Death became a means of