To borrow the words of Tucker, “… Baudelaire 's intention was not to rhapsodize his mistresses as his forebears had done” (888). “Une Charogne” is an intricate anti-Petrarchan piece; Baudelaire not only mocks Petrarchan ideals of beauty, but he attacks the blason by making it his own and using the uncanny to highlight its flaws in dehumanizing women and reducing them to body parts and flesh. Baudelaire reminds readers that the reason his poem is unsettling is not only because it is about an aestheticized carcass, but because the conventions he borrows to describe the carcass, the very same ones used to describe women, are questionable and troubling. He uses Petrarchan conventions to implode its own system. By taking the blason to the extreme, he highlights its problems and showcases its true
Here Juliet means that when she learned Romeos name it was too late, she has fallen under a spell of love. There are a few negative thoughts about Romeo and Juliet’s forbidden relationship. Friar Lawrence even warns Romeo to be careful about the marriage of him and Juliet “These violent delights have violent ends” (Shakespeare 856). Friar means that this is a marriage between these two families filled with hatred along with this history between them, the happy couple won’t last for long, and surely this will end badly. Romeo is impulsive, not only when he kisses Juliet, but also when he talks to Tybalt “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love the doth much excuse the appertaining rage” (Shakespeare 865).
In Chapter 12 of Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, there are many events and situations in which irony is used to support the theme of the chapter. An example of this is in the very beginning of the chapter, when Scout is concerned about how distant and moody Jem is acting, and asks Atticus, “’Reckon he’s got a tapeworm?’” (Lee 153), to which Atticus replies no, and that Jem is growing. This is dramatic irony because the readers understand that Jem is acting oddly because he’s growing, but Scout doesn’t know this until she asks Atticus about it. This quote supports the theme of Chapter 12 by showing when Jem started to grow distance from Scout, getting aggravated with her and telling her to stop bothering him, and shows how the children
Due to the topic of the “hijab” and its ideologies being relatively “touchy”, Meckes masterfully incorporates a handful of emotionally charged language within her essay. Foremost, she utilizes negative words in order to inforce the idea that the “hijab” is appalling. Take for example, when she says “choosing to wear hijab.... Is a form of hiding, of crying uncle, of saying to men who leer and gape “you win, it's my fault….”. In this case she uses the word “Crying” to show frustration in women having to cover for men’s uncontrolled urges. Further more emphasis on Leer and gape instill a sense of disgust in the reader.
In Karl Shapiro’s “The Fly,” the typical life of a fly is shown, and the speaker exhibits his disgust for the creature being described. In this six-stanza poem, the author utilizes several literary devices to give the reader a visual of the fly’s life, while also utilizing diction that elicits an abhorrent tone from the speaker. This harsh perspective of the fly’s life is used as justification for the speaker’s act of killing these flies, which are only doing what their creator intended, in multiple ways. Through the theme of man’s savagery, symbolism, and frequent utilization of similes, the author brings a poetic thought to the unusual subject of a fly’s life and his impact on humans. Throughout this piece of literary work, the theme of the savagery of humans is displayed with a tone of power and contempt.
The most prominent woman in the novel is Nurse Ratched. Nurse Ratched exposes the men’s weaknesses by getting each of them to point out each other’s flaws. Kesey shows that when women hold leadership roles, it takes away a man 's ability to be a man and leaves the man with physical damage. In the story, McMurphy explains to Harding about Nurse Ratched and how she is manipulating the men, using her influence to emasculate them. He says, “The hell with that; she’s a bitch and a buzzard and a ball-cutter, and don’t kid me, you know what I’m talking about” (Kesey, 61).
Don John decides to meddle with Hero and Claudio’s blooming relationship, resulting in a disaster. Through the mishaps in love, Shakespeare emphasizes outsiders’ influence can determine whether a relationship will fail or flourish. Benedick and Beatrice cannot stand each other at the opening by the play, but due to the manipulation of others, they are in love with each other as the play closes. Beatrice and Benedick make it well known in the 1st act they think very poorly of each other and Beatrice even states that “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me” giving the reader
If readers understand the poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, as an allusion in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, then they can gain a deeper understanding of what Robert Walton feels and they can determine the meaning behind his actions. In Coleridge’s poem, the Ancient Mariner is in a dire situation, and believes that shooting an albatross will save him in the lines “With my cross-bow/I shot the ALBATROSS.” (Coleridge 1) This impacts the Mariner because it leaves a curse on him. However, the curse is soon lifted off of him when he prays to God. Unfortunately, the curse still stays with the Mariner. This is found in the lines, “The pang, the Curse, with which they died,/ Had never passed away:/ I could not draw my eyes from theirs,/ Nor turn them up to pray.” (Coleridge 6) In Letter Two of Frankenstein, Robert Walton writes his sister saying, “...but I shall kill no albatross; therefore do not be alarmed for my
he had Puck drug them for his enjoyment and to help out Helena who he takes pity on. He takes pity on her because no one loves her, and because he feels bad about Demetrius brushing her off. Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, and Hermia have a crazy and complicated love square that gets even more complicated throughout the play. Being crazy in love is a major theme of A Midsummer Night’s dream by Shakespeare. This is shown by many characters throughout the play.
Racial Conflict : A Raisin in the Sun’s Racist Attitudes In scene 3 of act 2 of A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry uses dialogue, foreshadowing, and mood to develop the characters and reveal the central racial conflict in the book. The instant that Mr. Lindner walks in, he is greeted kindly, but after Mr. Lindner mentions the “special community problems,” the stage directions indicate a mood change in the scene. Hansberry sours the mood using stage directions that tell us the characters’ reactions such as when Mr. Lindner “looks elsewhere” (115) He displays awkwardness through his body language and his tone displayed while talking with the youngers. When Mr. Lindner is talking, Beneatha, “Frowns slightly, quizzically, her head tilted regarding him” (117). The family is completely