What is Death? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, death is the end of the life of a person or organism. It is also defined as the personification of the power that destroys life. From the prescribed list of poems, the poems, ‘Because I Could Not Stop for Death’ by Emily Dickinson and ‘Death Came to See Me in Hot Pink Pants’ by Heather Royes are both centered around the theme of Death. Dickinson’s poem speaks about a woman who takes a ride with Death as a courteous gentleman who takes her to final resting place.
Therefore, throughout reading the entire poem, her attitude is distress and agony. Finally, it uses the image of The Holocaust to finger out the struggle between Nazi and Jew. In “Lady Lazarus”, there are three distinct characters. First is “I”, the speaker, who is a thirty-years-old woman. She shares her experiences of suicide with the readers without reservation.
Letter Found on a Corpse, is a nostalgic short story that views love as death, how a wonderful thing can turn into a dark obsession and destruction; how somebody is capable of anything for love, even though it was not meant to be. This story is how a person finds a ¨suicide¨ letter written by a dead man after a romantic encounter. The dead man explains what happened to the woman he loved, and killed. The character gets asked if he has ever been in love, he certainly denies it, and explains why… His reason? ¨Never have I been under the influence of that sort of intoxication of the heart which we call love¨ (Pg.
Everyone leads different lifesytles and varying experiences, but no matter how diffrering a humans life is, it all ends with death. The essay “The Death of The Moth” was published posthumously in 1942, a year after Virginia Woolf lost a battle with depression and mental illness, and at age 59 committed suicide. Virginia Woolf 's "The Death of the Moth" shows the audience the power of death through a short narration about everyday, yet very symbolic moth. Woolf uses her own experience of watching a moth die to apply it to a larger theme. Woolf connects a simple moths lifespan to paint a gorgeous picture of “life” and then destroys it right in front of the audience 's eyes, to leave a lasting impression of Woolf 's perception of life and death.
By condemning conventionality and repurposing the taboo, women could liberate their bodies and create performances that combined vulgarity, femininity, and strength. One way artists shocked the audience was through vulvic imagery and use of the vagina as a representation of both femininity and biology. Carolee Schneemann’s performance, Interior Scroll (1975), shocked the audience with crude and intimate art. Although her performance was about the female nude, she refused to fetishize her genitals and used her vagina as a tool both physically and metaphorically. In her piece, Schneemann covered her naked body with paint, mounted a table, posed as a figure model, and extracted a long coil of paper from her vagina.
During this period, Rossetti created exciting gallery of female characters, fiery passionate and dreamy sad - they all are characterized by the presence of Elizabeth. Elizabeth was his student, model and lover. Rossetti made a lot of sketches of her, some of which served later as sketches for his paintings. His oeuvre Rossetti spent glorifying the image of perfect female, embodied by his early deceased spouse. Her unusual appearance attracted many like-minded people, who purposely avoided professional models, like that, Elizabeth became a kind of standard of female beauty in the Victorian
Another colour is “yellow”, implying decay and rotting this particular colour is used connotatively by showing her mind and sanity. This makes the reader images the reality of Havisham’s life and rotting away like a dead animal and is fitty, even her body, mind and emotions. In addition, Duffy used colour “Puce”, the Brownish purple colour, which is used to describe her darkness and hurt by his husband. This makes the reader to think of blood and position, wants her fiance to die in poison. Last phrase is ‘red balloon’, which represents her heart that is fragile that breaks easily and colour ‘red’ usually symbolizes fear and anger, which is the current state that Havisham is in.
“The Blessed Damozel”, a poem composition of Rossetti, displays work of beauty and idealism. Rossetti is able to define his mental state in reality through this poem, in venturing the fantasy of “The Blessed Damozel”. In perspective of the earth-living lover, “To one, it is ten years of years... Yet now, and in this place, Surely she lean’d o’er me-her hair Fell all about my face....” (Rossetti 19-22), displays the emotional connection and his mourning of his wife as she resides in a different state of life that Rossetti undergoes. Rossetti is able to escape reality through art, taking life in his poem as he can emotionally relate to the loss of the earth-living’s lover.
Medea, the brave woman, challenges rules and the conventions to marry whom she loves. She even kills her brother and runs away from her homeland ' Clochis', wich is a territory of barbarians, and her family seeking the knight of her dreams. She also uses her cleverness to manipulate the daughters of the local king and makes them kill their father Pelias, Jason's uncle, who sends Jason on Argo trip to get rid of him and steal his inheritance . Jason is her homeland, who promises to marrying her and stay faithful . Even Jason is an outcast, Medea excepts to live a perfect life with him, regardless what the consequences are.
She wears her punishments and she is being forced to wear the scarlet letter as a mark of shame on her chest.¨On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter 'A.' It was so artistically done, and with so much fertility and gorgeous luxuriance of fancy, that it had all the effect of a last and fitting decoration to the apparel which she wore; and which was of a splendor in accordance with the taste of the age, but greatly beyond what was allowed by the sumptuary regulations of the colony¨ (Hawthorne).She wears the letter “A” while looking good for the sin she's committed because she is going against her society and they know she did the sin.At the sametime she is basically letting them know that she committed the sin but i wanna look my best for myself that's how