Do Not Go Gentle Poem Summary

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I researched the background information about the poems mentioned in the book, the author’s inspirational reason to write this book, historical references, and real life connection to this Society for this week’s reading. Information I found from the research or things that I connected to the novel: POEM: In the book, Ky gives Cassia a poem written by Dylan Thomas for her birthday. Dylan Thomas is also the author who wrote the poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Poem”. “Do Not Go Gentle Poem” Is the poem that is strictly forbidden in the society; however, Cassia’s grandfather secretly kept this poem and gave it to Cassia. The author of these two poems seems very significant in the book since his poems are being mentioned in the story. Thus, I did some background research on this author and learned that he is a Welsh poet that has been hailed as one of…show more content…
After doing research on this name, I learned that Sisyphus was the king of Ephyra in Greek mythology. He was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down when it nears the top, repeating this action for eternity. Thus, after doing some background research on Sisyphus, I learned that he is a significant symbol in the book. Sisyphus symbolizes and represents rebellion against the Society. He represents that no matter how bad things get, it's always worth it to fight for what's right, even if you're never quite going to get there. This connects to the book because Cassia is finally figuring how what she wants and that the Society is not perfect. She wants to be with the person she chooses, learn how to write, and say what she wants; however, she knows that all these will lead to consequences. Thus, the author mentions Sisyphus in the book to symbolize the importance of
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