Many of his poems sound like a dialogue because they were meant to be spoken out loud. An example of this would be Howl. First hand accounts have stated that the full message of the poem could be felt from the way Ginsberg presented it. This poem was very risque at the time due to the vulgarity of the language and the taboo topics discussed throughout. Not everyone took it well, so much so that the police department even tried to sue the publishing company.
Beowulf Models Bravery After the feast, Beowulf and his men gather at the hall and prepare to take watch as the night falls. Disparate to his men, Beowulf unarms himself and expresses that his intention is to fight Grendel unarmed. Beowulf lies down while boasting that he is just as dangerous as Grendel and his fearful men lie awake, fearful that any of them will live to see morning. This act of bravery is one of the beginning scenes in the poem that set the tone for Beowulf’s chivalric nature, while also setting the tone for the leadership qualities he naturally poses to be king. V. Conclusion Throughout the story of Beowulf, the narrator takes a formal approach in communicating to the reader.
I have never been in one, thankfully, but I have participated in drills meant to mimic the real life experience. A common thought I have while in these drills is, “stay in the back of the crowd, and play dead if the intruder comes in and starts shooting.” The strategy is basically to use my classmates as a giant human shield and hide under their corpses if worst comes to worst. This is a worst case scenario plan, seeing how the trauma would be extreme and having more people live is better, but this is still an actual plan. I even run drills in my head for what would I do if an intruder came in unexpectedly, especially in my classes that are closer to entrances commonly used throughout the day. This seems like a cold and emotionless approach, but it would mean survival if it worked.
Wayne Dyer once said, “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don 't know anything about” In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, ignorance is a common theme. From the thoughtless decisions Guy Montag realizes he has been making when he meets Clarisse, to the harsh rules the town has to destroy any literature, and the effect of burning the books has on the town people. Summary of book The ignorance shown in the novel is greatly shown on page 95, due to the encounter of Guy Montag with Faber, and the women seeing Montag with the book in his hand, while still being a firefighter. This page shows the theme of the book though tone, syntax, and the diction that Bradbury uses. The tone of the characters found on the page 95 greatly reflects how each character was ignorant in their own way.
Shakespeare represents history and knowledge. Many people in the society do not know about Shakespeare because his literature is banned, along with many other forms of literature and poets. They ban them because the government does not want their citizens to read about the beautiful world before their society. An example of what can happen when people read those types of literature is when john the savage reads Romeo and Juliet, he sees the beauty and history of the world before their society. He begins to resent the society they are in and gets in trouble.
His philosophies can be seen through how he writes, what he writes, and his characters. To begin, King uses his writing to create fear and tension in his readers. His interest in horror began as a young boy, “ The first movie I ever saw was a horror movie. It was Bambi. When that little deer gets caught in a forest fire, I was terrified, but I was also Exhilarated”(Greene).
My Papa's Waltz is a well written poem that forces the reader to think hard about every individual word. Theodore Roethke has written a brain churning piece of art. The two main interpretations are both questionable but the interpretation involving abuse stands out. The large amount of negative words and phrases, the father being under the influence of alcohol, and the mother being so disapproving causes one to strongly conjecture if the poem is meant to be blithe. "Such waltzing was not easy" (4) because abuse is not something anyone should take let alone a
James Galetti Professor Russell Western Heritage 1 05 October 2016 Is Achilles’ rage justified? In the Iliad, the character of Achilles has numerous character flaws that cause him to have blinded judgement towards his actions as well as shutting out everyone around within the epic poem. Achilles’ rage keeps him from being the hero that we were supposed to see him as. Achilles’ anger has lead to him committing cruel behavior; a large majority of the horrific violence within Homer’s story, comes from Achilles’ relentless rage. But is his rage truly without proper cause and justification?
When he said he didn 't think she would like watching boxing, she began to “cry weakly--like an old woman”(458). “A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.” - Edgar Allan Poe In The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe created an eerie, ominous scene. Throughout the story, the words get deeper, more evil, and foreshadow a lethal ending. At the beginning, Montresor “vowed revenge”(390) against Fortunato and swore he “ would be avenged”(390). He was “requesting [Fortunato] to be cautious as he followed”(392) although he was leading him deeper into the dank tunnels.
Plus, when Melinda, the little girl, first sees Drummond, she gasps and exclaims fearfully, “It’s the Devil!” (36) Drummond’s character also seems very unsympathetic at the beginning of the book. When he gets Brady on the stand, he ruthlessly batters him with questions and even goes so far as to embarrass and mock Brady. For example, Drummond says, “Extend the Testaments! Let us have a Book of Brady! We shall hex the Pentateuch and slip you in neatly between Numbers and Deuteronomy!” (101) These words, directed at Brady from Drummond, are rather unnecessary and cruel on Drummond’s part.
For me the most astonishing aspect of this novel is that our loved ones, they make mistakes, they make bad calls. No reasons can ever justify those. It will affect us, it will destroy us. But it’s our decision if we’re going to let it haunt us forever. It’s a deeply emotion read for me, that has had me all choked up.