Their feelings for one another change rapidly from passionate love to extreme loathing. Catullus often portrays himself as the faithful, love-sick victim and Lesbia as the unfaithful, villainous woman of ill repute. Catullus uses the phrase ‘odi et amo’ which means ‘I hate and I love’ in poem 85 which perfectly describes his relationship with Lesbia. With these words Catullus conveys the inner turmoil and distress that love inflicts upon him. Catullus hoped that love would make him feel happy and whole but through his tumultuous relationship with Lesbia, he discovers that being in love has only made him insecure and obsessive as well as cause him great pain and suffering.
“Just gonna stand there and watch me burn. That’s alright because I like the way it hurts.” The woman in the relationship does not actually like being abused. It is a sarcastic statement because it would seem logical that the only reason she would still be in an abusive relationship is because she likes it. “Love the Way you Lie” is violent, sexual, either completely dark or very bright, and has small moments of “peace.” The couple has rare instances when their arguing ceases and some type of reconciliation occurs. The couple has an abusive relationship whilst the song is placed on the perspective of the male (Eminem).
As Hester arrived on the scaffold she tried to hide something on her chest, later revealed as a scarlet letter “A”, from the crowd. This subtle action was a sign that she was embarrassed and ashamed of what she had done. Although, Hester felt that her scarlet letter was a burden of shame on her life she eventually came to accept the scarlet letter that laid upon her bosom. As the story continued Hester stopped hiding the letter which signified that she took pride in it and was no longer ashamed of it, although the town still shunned her because of it. The letter had become so much a part of her that the first time she took
Furthermore, by using end rhyme, Bradstreet symbolically shows restraint. In the same way that a poet controls oneself by specifically using end rhyme, the poet is controlling her emotions when dealing with a sad experience and accepts her mortality. Similarly, in “Verses Upon the Burning of our House,” proof of Bradstreet’s faith is indisputable. After being initially distraught at her house burning down and losing all of her belongings, Bradstreet recounts how she reorients herself and blesses “His name that gave and took,
The reader, on the other hand, probably pities Jane after her horrible experience in the red-room, therefore this emphasize on beauty has to be seen in a critical way. As Jen Cadwallader expresses in her Essay “Plain Jane and the Limits of Female Beauty”: “the homage paid to her appearance is a detriment to the development of her [Georgiana’s] character.” (Cadwallader 239). Thanks to her beauty, others seem to ignore or play down the mistakes Georgiana makes in her life, because of that she develops into “shallow” and “self-centred”
In the next stanza, Duff says “it will blind you with tears, just like a lover does”. Over here I guess she means tears of joy, which one would generally experience in a relationship. On the other hand normally a persons eyes only water when they cut the onion, which could be looked at as one breaking someone’s heart, causing the tears. In the next line, “make your reflection a wobbling photo of grief”, could be thought of when someone is crying and they look at their “wobbling” and foggy reflection in the mirror, it causes the to cry more. The fourth and fifth stanzas consist of single lines.
On the other hand, the poet was realistic and he did not tend to shout a lot. In (The Charge of the Light Brigade), the poet was more heroic. The poet tried to show more bravery and pride. However, he was also sad because of the deaths he saw. As for the tone of the (Song of the Mud), the poet used dark humor when she showed mud as a dress.
Along with the blood connection, the fact that she told macbeth that she would be ashamed if her heart was white (weak) as his reveals her desire to be strong. This creates the image portraying her heart as dark or evil. Deep inside, she is shown as being a wicked character. At the same time, Lady Macbeth can be seen as an angel through the imagery Shakespeare conveys at the end of the play when she sleepwalks; “It is an accustomed action with her to seem thus washing her hands,”(5.1.24-25). Simply, the action of washing her hands shows the guilt and how the goodness inside wants to cleanse her depravity.
Hester Prynne is one character who makes a mistake that leads her to experience the hate and embarrassment that comes with it. Along with the severe consequences, Hester is able to find the good that comes from her transgression. Arthur Dimmesdale deals with the guilt from his sin in a different way and ends up in a very different situation than Hester. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses Pearl, Hester 's daughter, to symbolize how the effects of guilt and sin have a dual nature. Pearl demonstrates how the effects of sin have a positive outcome on Hester.
The next instant, back it all rushed again, with still a deeper throb of pain; for, in that brief interval, she had sinned anew. Had Hester sinned alone?” (Hawthorne 79). She notices other women looking at her scarlet letter in shame and realizes that they are in the same position as Hester. Hester is not the only one who has committed adultery. This could be assumed, due to human nature.