Another major aspect of this conflict is Creon’s sexism. Antigone tries to defend her acts by saying that she just wants to share her love with the world. Creon replies, “Go then, and share your love among the dead. We’ll have no woman’s law here while I live” (440). This quote displays how afraid Creon is of having a woman above him or prove him wrong.
When she goes mad, she sings of love lost and sexual betrayal, and after the way Polonius treated her, it is not surprising that she is unhappy. Although Gertrude says that Ophelia’s drowning was an accident, many believe she actually killed herself, and thus the church is reluctant to give her a full Christian burial. They claim that she killed herself in self-defense, but the gravediggers argue that: “‘It must be se offendendo. It cannot be else. For here lies the point: if I drown myself wittingly, it argues an act.
In the Lottery the Black Box and Old man Warner represent tradition. In Harrison Bergeron tradition represents their version of equality no one has ever questioned it because of the tyrannical government. One of the main differences in these stories would be at Harrison Bergeron and the Lottery would be Harrison Bergeron died trying to be a martyr and in The Lottery Mrs. Hutchinson died begging for her life. Bergeron knew he was going to die, but wanted to try to make people question what happened to society and that we need to change it. But Mrs. Hutchinson, died begging to save her own life begging them to redraw which would in fact cause the death of another
I Want To Die First Everyone has thought of their own mortality before, their unavoidable death, but what people tend to avoid and repress is the death of their loved ones. In Dr. Olberding’s essay “Other People Die” she brings to light the distinct difference between eastern and western philosophies on death. Dr. Olberding also argues that it is equally important to come to terms with your own mortality and the mortality of your loved ones. The early Confucians take on death largely differed with Zhuangzi’s through their lavish and long-term bereavement process. While Zhuangzi’s take on death outright renounces ritualized mourning.
As mentioned before, Georgina was murdered as soon as the birthmark vanished. The birthmark vanishing as soon as she dies resembles that it is impossible to obtain perfection. Georgina allowed her fleshly emotions draw her closer to perfection just for the sake of her husband’s approval. Independently, Georgina accepted her flaw, but with the influence of her husband she then took the side of those who wanted perfection. Hawthorne uses Georgina as the middle ground between those who want to obtain perfection and those who accept the
Meaning, if someone were to watch a lot of violence, they start to become violent. The consequence of a human living out the Enlightenment worldview of reason is that, that human doesn’t experience love, emotions or meaning towards things. In Wit, Vivian reflects back to one of Evelyn’s teachings from the John Donne’s poem, Death be not Proud. Evelyn, Vivian’s mentor and teacher, shows her the point that she’s missing from this poem and talks about what death truly is. Evelyn tells her, “And death shall be no more, comma, Death thou shalt die.” She further goes on saying, “It's a comma, a pause.”After the lesson, Evelyn assigns Vivian to go and hang with friends instead of going back to the library to rewrite her paper.
‘Wish’ by Carol Ann Duffy is about wishing to resurrect a body. It presents death in rewind and undoes all the suffering that has to do with death. ‘Wish’ is a very personal poem compared to the other poems Carol Ann Duffy had written. However, although it is quite personal, it is also a mixture of being personal and connecting with the public, since it relates to the themes of mistreated women from earlier in her collection of poems. The ‘wish’ in this poem is to undo every suffering; to resurrect the dead, meaning to bring back someone who has been lost.
War is unpredictable, meaning that something happens when you least expect it. In the poem Don’t Cry and in the story The Things They Carried, they give great examples of things being unpredictable because even when things seemed right they would come back out with a big bang that was least expected by anyone. In the poem Don’t Cry the author described a tone and feeling that rarely anyone wanted to feel, the words caused so much hurt and pain inside. The poem explained how someone in the war died, and that someone was writing the poem from heaven the writer said “I'm so sorry, I did my best, Life is leaving, through my red chest” (7-8) the author was referring to how he was trying to fight for his life after he lost all that blood from
It is towards the end of the book does the audience gets Death’s thoughts saying, “I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant”(Zusak,550). Death, the observer has seen the start and will see humanity's end.
wendolyn Brooks’, “The Sonnet-Ballad”, can in-a-way be confusing to some. When first reading, you are able to understand that her love has gone off to war; however, you are not able to differentiate if she is talking about her love leaving her for another woman or her love dying in battle. I honestly believe that she was talking about her love dying and she’s grieving in disbelief. The narrator begins with the grand question, “Oh mother, mother, where is happiness?” From the beginning, anyone could tell that something is going wrong with the narrator. She then proceeds to speak of how her lover has walked grandly out the door, and that he is never coming back.