These statements both are saying that Shakespeare knows that he is breaking promises to possibly himself, his religion and others, by loving a married woman. Though he cannot put all the fault onto her, because his vows to love her were only there to exploit the love she was physically giving him. In connection to Shakespeare’s sonnet, Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good, she is singing about how she is the one in the committed relationship, yet cannot seem to stay loyal to her significant other. Winehouse may love him, but knows that she is not good for their relationship. In her chorus she sings, “I cheated myself / Like I knew I would / I told you I was trouble / You know that I 'm no good” (9-12).
In “Bedecked”, Redel raises attention about the different approaches to parenting in a situation when a parent’s son is more flamboyant than society would deem acceptable. Redel can handle the criticism and “other mothers looking”, but wanted none of it to change the purity of how her son “loves a beautiful thing not for what it means- / this way or that”(16-17). She ends her poem by asking readers if their “heart was ever once that brave”, for going against social norms and not confining to them (21-20). In addition to the older woman and younger man double standard, Calbert's “In Praise of My Young Husband” lists examples of the world’s different romances to note that there is not just one single type: “young lovers like to drink too much / and make a drunken, careless love, / why couples always cook so much” (19-22). Romance comes in all different forms and sizes, and Calbert understands that along with these she apprends why people fall in and out of love.
If you truly love someone, would you actually have an affair outside of your marriage? I believe that when two people are truly in love they won’t have wandering eyes or be unfaithful to their spouse. In the poem, “To His Coy Mistress,” it is clear that he is deeply in love with her and he wants to become her one and only! He performs nice gestures that show her he really likes her for example, flirting and talking to her sweetly. “Had we but the world enough, and time, this coyness lady were no crime” (line 1 pg 507).
Contrasting the narrator, Robert feels love, rather than physically “seeing” it, an emotion the narrator is incapable of. The narrator wonders “who’d want to go to such a wedding in the first place” (Carver 2) considering the wedding consisted of “just the two of them, plus the minister and the minister’s wife” (Carver 2). Instead of viewing marriage as a celebration of the love between two people, he sees marriage as a tangible ceremony focused on physicality. Because of Robert inability to see, the narrator discounts Robert and his wife’s love for each other. Their marriage was “beyond [his] understanding… they’d married, lived and worked together… and then the blind man had to bury her… without his having ever seen what [she] looked like” (Carver 2).
In response, Cordelia answers of nothing, beginning a string of repetition of the word “nothing” each with various syntax and punctuation to show the tension building between the father and daughter relationship. In addition, the negative connotation of “nothing” repeated several times and the breakdown of the language foreshadows a breakdown of the family. As she reasons about her answer, Cordelia also expresses her compassion towards her father through a hyperbole by stating, “Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave my heart into my mouth” (Lear 1.1.93-94). Justifying her response, Cordelia expresses that her love towards him cannot be properly expressed as she contrasts how he has “begot [her], fed [her], loved [her]” and in return she “obeyed [him], loved [him], and most honored [him]” to show that she loves her fathers as much as their relationship requires (Lear 1.1.99-101). Though she speaks from her heart, Lear ultimately rejects her argument, recognizing that she is not worthy of his wealth as expressed through his belittling tone.
He is also often seen as equating love with luck and feels that his mother will only feel this love for him if he is capable of putting his money on winners. Before the short story even begins, “the process of disaffection has already occurred, and the close love between husband and a wife which would have generated the mystical energy necessary for the family’s well-being has been transformed into an ugly passion, greed” (Koban 3). Paul begins to feel that he is the only one who will be able to fulfill this need for his mother because she feels she cannot do it for herself. She strongly believes that she will never have the ability of being lucky considering she married a man who lacked this luckiness and gift of choosing a winning horse. Along with the rest of his family, Paul days are so consumed with the idea of making money that they often hear repeated phrases throughout their household.
“Thy love is such I can no way repay. The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray” (226). Lines 9 and 10 show a Feminist criticism point of view, these verses make the suggestion that the wife may be inferior to her husband, implying the husband’s superiority. Line 3, “If ever wife was happy in a man” (226), in which the word wife is used but man rather than husband is employed. The word wife in the line means belonging and dependency while man represents strength and independence.
He says: ‘’I must tell thee this: Desdemona is directly in love with him. [Cassio]’’(II.i.213-214). At first, Roderigo believes it is false and says: ‘’ She’s full of most blessed condition.’’ (II.i.242-243). He defends Desdemona because he knows she would never do that to her husband and she is a loyal wife. Now, Roderigo thinks Cassio likes her too and vice versa.
Material Possession vs Religion In “Verses upon the Burning of our House”, about the religious and human view of material things, Anne Bradstreet tries to hide the fact that during the burning of her house she secretly grieves the lost of her material things. The poet struggles in the debate of spiritualism and non spiritualism as she goes on in the poem describing her feelings and thoughts about her house burning down. As I read the poem I felt a bit of controversy from Bradstreet point of view because of her seesaw in how she illustrates the importance of possession, contrary of her religious beliefs. Bradstreet´s final point is that unlike the importance of possession, people, including the poet herself, craves and desires all material things. Bradstreet opens her poem by telling her readers about the impact caused on her when she woke up form a “silent night” (1), term she uses to later express the great impact made on her by the roaring sound of fire burning down her house, and that awakens her from her sleep.
“Verses upon the Burning of our House, July 10th, 1666” is an poem written by Anne Bradstreet that, at its surface, is about internal conflict that is experienced when the author (in this case a devoted and faithful Christian woman) believes she has become too fond of material or, rather yet, earthly things. However, once the reader has had the chance to appreciate all its aspects respectively, they uncover underlying layers that add meanings that would otherwise be overlooked. Throughout the poem, Bradstreet utilizes a number of literary devices in order to ensure that the poem’s theme is recognized and fully comprehended by the reader. The most significant theme of “Verses upon the Burning of our House, July 10th, 1666” is that no matter how dark times get, with the grace of God all will be well because He has better in store for His believers in their eternal life and in Heaven. When the sequence of the poem is intertwined with the poet’s personal background (which gives insight into how the author
Gatsby feels that he is allowed to assume her feelings and wishes because his wealth makes him worthy to love her again. He feels entitled to speak on her behalf and make choices that are not his to make, “‘Your wife doesn’t love you,’ said Gatsby. ‘She’s never loved you. She loves me…’She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried. ‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.
Lady Macbeth only wants the fame and fortune; she does not care about anyone’s feelings but her own. Lady Macduff is kind of jealous of her husband being away in a different country. She wonders how Macduff could leave his wife and kids and claim that he loves them. Macduff is obviously a father, but is he really? Lady Macduff knows Macduff is their son’s father,
Edwards uses a harsh tone for readers to face the reality of what the consequences would be for not following the life a Puritan should be living. An example of this reality from his sermon, “ there is hell’s wide gaping mouth.”(Edwards, 80) God has all the power of choosing what he wants to do with you and saying it’s as if he’s holding you above Hell getting ready to drop you without hesitation. Bradstreet uses a calmer tone in her poem, “Yet by His gift is made thine own; there’s wealth enough, I need no more.”(Bradstreet, 70) Even when her house and her belongings are burned to ashes, she believes by the glory of God, it’s okay since everything was from him anyways. Bradstreet and Edwards, although both have very different ways of expressing their idea of the lifestyle of a Puritan, they portray the same idea. Edwards goes straight to the point and explains the harsh reality of being a Puritan or not.
To emphasize how religious they were, another example would be from the poem, “Verses upon the Burning of our house” by Anne Bradstreet. She states “ And to my God my heart did cry to strengthen me in my distress”. In other words, she was in a time of need, and was calling on God to give her strength. The fact that she was calling on God shows that she believed in him, making her religious. In addition, the Puritans were also a unselfish group of people.
She uses this term to appeal to the Misfit 's emotions in order to live. The grandmother insincerely calls the misfit a good man because she simply would do anything to survive, even if that means lying. She does it because she doesn’t care about anyone but herself. She completely disregards her own son 's life in favor of her own. The Grandmother in "A good Man is Hard to Find seems to only care about herself.