This represents the arrogance of what he has done. He brings back the daggers that are evidence and fears suspicion. Lady Macbeth dreads and decided to frame the guards. Macbeth then refers to the “Great Neptune’s Ocean” as a remembrance that haunts him for the actions he took upon murdering Duncan. He reflects as it is a sign of how not even the entire ocean could wash his hands stained with blood clean from the horrifying deed he committed.
After staring at his reflection and lamenting the unattainable nature of “the boy in the water's” love, Narcissus suddenly realizes that the boy in the water is himself: “In wild distress he ripped the top of his tunic aside / and bared his breast to the blows he rained with his / milk-white hand” (Ovid lines 480-482). By choosing word's like “wild” and “ripped,” Ovid conveys the untamed, uncontrollable nature of Narcissus' rage. The term “wild” evokes imagery of a wild animal or creature, emphasizing his primitive, instinctual state of mind. The act of “ripping,” an aggressive, forceful action, furthers this image of Narcissus as being unable to be restrained. Ovid's use of simile to compare Narcissus' self punishment to “rain” demonstrates the numerous nature of the blows, but rain is also a rich symbol that can be read multiple ways.
He is a dirty old man and perverted one at that. Sammy looks at Mchahon with disgust; treating him as if he is an old disturbing pedophile “patting” at little girls in their bathing suits. Lawrence Jay Dessner expressed similar opinions over Sammy’s thoughts about Mchahon. In his article titled, "Irony and Innocence in John Updike's 'A & P’”, Dessner explains that “to Sammy, his ogling the girls is absurd, ludicrous, grotesque, even distasteful, a response Sammy neatly expressed when he says that Mchahon, the butcher, is “sizing up their joints,”” (Dessner 317). Once again, the notion that Sammy, “is quietly disgusted by the butcher's frankly lustful gaze” is stated in Toni Saldivar’s article titled, “The Art of John Updike's A & P.” Because Sammy would undoubtedly be forced take a
The Sirens are waiting for the god-like hero to come along to save them. They recognize the power they have over men, but also their weakness in that they need one to save them. This appeals to Odysseus’ ego and he risks death to show off his strength. In Atwood’s poem, Odysseus is not seen as strong because he restrains himself against temptation; he is seen as weak because he fails to save the Sirens. John William Waterhouse also recognizes the powerful temptation of the Siren song, but he sees the Sirens as manipulative and evil, and paints them to look that way.
Is death worth proving love? In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, all Romeo and Juliet do is try to prove their love to each other. A family feud between the Capulets and the Montagues continues to trail on, making Romeo and Juliet’s love forbidden, until death ends it all. Many are at fault such as: Juliet’s nurse that acts the messenger between the two teens, or Balthazar who goes behind Lord Montague’s back to keep the secret of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage. Nonetheless one person is at most to blame and his name is Friar Lawrence.
It will mock me some day -- mock me horribly!" The hot tears welled into his eyes; he tore his hand away and, flinging himself on the divan, he buried his face in the cushions, as though he was praying”. (chapter-2) This is one of the best examples of beauty and youth as well. The above mentioned lines are said by Dorian who is fearful of losing his beauty. Lord Henry loves to manipulate people and he fined Dorian as well for manipulation.
Recounting heartbreak, betrayal, and deception, F. Scott Fitzgerald paints a bleak picture in the 1920’s novel The Great Gatsby. Nick Carraway, the narrator of the novel, witnesses the many lies others weave in order to achieve their dreams. However, the greatest deception he encounters is the one he lives. Not having a true dream, Nick instead finds purpose by living vicariously through others, and he loses that purpose when they are erased from his life. His constant attempt to find fulfillment through others reveals a bitter truth about him: he will never be fulfilled.
Hölderlin begins “Tears” by describing his dispirited situation: “By fire and thick with ash, and before then.” By specifically using “fire with thick ash,” Hölderlin is explicitly describing the demoralized and pessimistic environment he is engulfed in. Generally speaking, fire with ash often depicts the final stage of a burnt object. In other words, the end of a calamity. In another case, “Already desolate and wasted,” Hölderlin meticulously chose his words and specifically uses “ already,” to emphasize the repeating calamities he has faced before (“Tears”). The word “Wasted” has a wide scope of the definition, but in this example, it is used as an adjective to describe Hölderlin’s fragility from being previously damaged.
It expresses the mood of the character and also let the readers get into this emotion. When Pi suddenly realized the ship sank, he felt “Everything is screaming: the sea, the wind, and my heart.” (Yann Martel chapter 37). He decried the external environment, and also his psychological environment. He use “screaming” to describe his feeling. He was freaking out so much.
Official rank? “Retired for ill health.” ”(line 9-12), the mood swifts from loneliness into a distinct air of being indignant. From “where’s my name among the poets” and “official rank” we can clearly have an image of feeling anger and helpless. Moreover, we can notice Du Fu’s direct point of view is interesting, because he asks the reader’s personal opinion, which means his poem show the desire for understanding and his longing for a place in this chaotic world. From the line “ where’s my name among the poets?