Despite the acceptance and the love shown in this poem, we cannot deny that there is also a sense of bitterness throughout. Death is also presented as something which is incredibly emotional. Jonson uses a variety of structural techniques to show this. In the first quatrain Jonson seems to accept the death of his son, in the second, we see him trying to convince himself that he went some place better, and by the third quatrain he seems to have a bleak outlook on the future. This structural progression we see, suggests that Jonson is struggling with his emotions and perhaps becoming overwhelmed with it all.
The book is mostly biographical, describing his childhood and many people in the town in a negative way. When his father ends up in a coma, his return to Bush Falls is met by anger. The book describes his journey when reliving his childhood as well as dealing with the people who dislike him. Joe is without doubt the main character in the book, and is also the one telling the story most of the time. Therefore, this analysis will focus on Joe’s development through the novel and the metaphors describing his life.
His works are read in schools and people still talk and write about him and his writing today. Frost lived in a hard time period, but he still was able to write and be successful. It took years to become a success, but he was persistent. Not many people had faith in him or knew how much work it would take to be a poet. Frost is the perfect picture of determination and passion.
“The Unknown Citizen,” written by W. H. Auden, is a poem that describes the life of man who lived a life that most people would see as ideal. The man illustrated by this poem did what society expected him to do which resulted in a model life. This poem, however, can be seen in more than one way. Some may see the story in the poem as a description of a man who had an unfulfilling life because he did only what was expected of him. Instead of trying something new, exploring the world, or making a change, the man did what everyone else did.
It might have been a more powerful and engaging story if it had not strayed away from Oskar's story. It is Oskar's chapters that are absorbing and painful as he goes in search of his father's secret, hoping to know more about his father so he can feel closer to him even in death. His confusion, anger, and misunderstanding of the world at the nine-year old level. He can be irritating and difficult, as when he tells his mom that he would prefer her to be dead instead of her dad. His experiences and insights that he gains on his quest throughout the city are both touching and heartbreaking.
In “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” the tone is urgent. The man does not want his father to die as he says to him throughout the poem, “Rage, rage against the dying of the light”. Knowing his father is close to his final dies the man tries his hardest to let his father know that there are many people in the world who have all lived their lives in different ways, and it is up to his father to figure out which one of those people he is and how he can maximize his time while he is still alive. The tone for “Love In The Asylum”, is both depressing and also a form of twisted hope. Initially when in the asylum Thomas writes the poem in a very depressing manner.
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity” (Albert Einstein). Jordin Tootoo is recognized nationwide as an idol due to his perseverance through all of the of the horrible and difficult circumstances that he was faced with. Tootoo’s challenges are a great example of the quote by Albert Einstein, this is because he continues to find the opportunity in difficult situations that he is faced with. When his brother tragically passed, Jordin was thrown into a traumatizing situation that largely affected his life. Due to his brother’s passing, Tootoo started abusing alcohol, which ultimately led him through a dark path which he overcame by participating in the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program.
Walter used to be full of fears and an introvert when talking to others. Nonetheless, he decided that he needed to change his ways and surpass his weaknesses so as to become the person he always craved to be. When working as a negative assets manager at Life Magazine, he used to be a shy man, and so he would have few friends and found it hard making new ones. Mitty felt deeply uncertain of himself since he found himself unable to muster up the courage to talk
Throughout the book Cedric encounters challenges due to his race and intellect that affect his decisions and surroundings. Hence having traveled too far to turn back, Cedric is left to rely on his faith, intelligence, and his determination to keep the future full of acceptance and reward that he struggles, each day, to envision. Since Lavar’s father was not around much and the few meetings were disasters. Lavar wanted to be called Cedric, however, after his father. He began to get good grades and praise from his teachers.
Highly skeptical of earning glory, this man went through every kind of trauma and hardship a human can imagine. But it wasn’t all darkness that loomed. Light was the round the corner when he received an Oxford Scholarship. His transition into a writer can be very well attributed to his journalist father. His writings surely give a sneak peek into the kind of life he has led.