The fact that we wakes “at the least of sound” relays the magnitude of his fears. Like many other teenagers, I have experienced heavy stress over a wide variety of issues although I have not encountered insomnia. When the narrator reveals his concerns about “[his] life and [his] children’s lives,” I can empathize with those feelings due to my stress over my impending decisions about college. My major decisions over the next eight months will not only have an impact on my life but also my future wife, so the anxiety of making a miscalculation or mistake in deciding has slowly grown on my over the last few weeks. Later in the poem, the narrator also implies that, at times, he “taxes” himself with “forethought of grief,” which reminds me of something that I once heard or read about stress.
I do think that the eye symbolize the issue that the has narrator has with his inner vision. Which he refuses to accept that he is sick and mentally unstable. Because the narrator did describe the eye as “evil” and the eye of “vulture”, and these words does summarize the narrator 's identity pretty much. Since he did kill the old man without any real reason and dismembers his body and even courageously let the police sit and have a conversation over the old man’s corpse. Furthermore he did stalk the old man before he killed him and showed no sympathy nor any human emotion.
Further along the poem the speaker mentions how her children should make the pain that she suffered in the past the “torch for tomorrow” (36). This simply implies that the narrators struggle was meaningful considering her children can build upon the efforts of their ancestors to win equality for African American in the future. The use of metaphors helps illustrate the struggles the narrator has been through and helps establish the community’s struggles. It also inspires the future generations to continue to fight for their
The reader tends to experience a theme each time Castner recites an anecdote. One of the main themes that is repeated quite frequently is “don’t be afraid of the soft sand” which initially is Castner telling himself to suck it up and do what he needs to do. It’s his way to become stronger. This is stated repeated throughout the novel in times when Castner is afraid to do something or doesn’t feel as if he is strong enough. These multitude of themes can help the reader decipher different meanings to each story Castner tells.
¨Sometimes you have to be strong when you feel like giving up, have to fight when you just want to run away. Because sometimes it is all you can do to keep going.¨ ~Unknown author.This quote connects to the novel's theme because Joe had to keep fighting and pursue even though he wanted to stop working on the farm. He wanted to earn money to achieve his goal.The story by Cynthia DeFelice talks about a teenage boy named Joe who had always wanted a motorbike. His dad made him work on his farm to get some money to get the motorbike, but then realized he did not need it anymore. He started to befriend with the workers on the farm.
In the narrator’s life, he cannot fulfill his pursuit of Mangan’s sister without the help of his uncle, despite hiding from him during play with the other children (Joyce 20). Joyce refuses to allow the narrator the freedom to create his own destiny, but rather places the narrator’s uncle, ignorant of the narrator’s true purpose, into a position of absolute authority. The uncle’s indifference to the narrator’s mission serves to undermine the importance of the mission and justify the narrator’s push toward self-reliance. Although the narrator does not possess the ability to make the journey to the bazaar himself, he “walk[s] up and down the room, clenching [his] fists” and, upon engaging with his only method of pursuit, “did not smile” (Joyce 23). The narrator does not and cannot execute his romantic pursuit without the assistance of his uncle yet behaves in such a way as to suggest that his actions can influence his outcome.
In line 4-5, “Or fester like a sore-/And then run,” the poet uses personification to illustrate the concept of a dream building up stress in your life and then not being able to fulfil it like how a sore festers and then disappears unexpectedly. The poet gives life to an inanimate object life to create an image in the readers mind and for the reader to better understand the message. In line 6, “Does it stink like rotten meat” (Hughes 426), it compares rotten meat to a deferred dream. It could mean that when a hope is forgotten, it rots away and collects dust. It is waiting for the owner to return because without them it has no purpose; this relates to the article by Schaper.
The boy is saying goodbye and leaving his “childish” things behind. This theme is also shared between Something Wicked This Way Comes as well. Found throughout the book, it mostly is Jim or Will and their “innocence” ideas of life then “killed” by Charles. As the poem states, “This is the beginning of sadness, I say to myself as I walk through the universe in my sneakers. It is time to say goodbye to my imaginary friends, time to turn the first big number.” Although the book says the same message, it says it in a different way.
The couple didn’t have respect from each other or didn't act if they were appreciative to one another just as it was in the poem Those Winter Sundays. This poem was about a father who worked day and night even on Sundays too and was never recognized or thanked for it. The author realized that as he grew up that he should have giving thanks to his father when he was younger. His dad sacrificed his time for them to have a roof over their head and food to eat. The boy is upset that he didn't know what he knew now back
However, they were only supported for a temporary period, eventually they are abandoned to their own fate. This is ironic because this was the only time that the narrator was given an opportunity, but it was like they pretended to give him light, then snatched it away right when he gathers his confidence and spirit. Hereafter, the narrator and his partner are standing at the same helpless place again. Metaphor Auden repeatedly uses metaphors in ‘Refugee Blues’ to portray the mixed emotions the narrator’s mind. In stanza seven ‘thought I heard the thunder rumbling in the sky’, Auden uses this as a metaphor to refer to Hitler’s overpowering voice across Europe.