Alfred Prufrock are an echo of To His Coy Mistress’ “Let us roll all our strength and all / Our sweetness up into one ball” (41-42). Here an allusion is made to bring forth that contrast between the two characters. With only two lines, Eliot is able to draw a potent connection between the difference in the characters. The inclusion of this allusion can also be interpreted in a myriad of ways that is dependent on the reader and their understanding of the source alluded to. Eliot may not have wanted to address a certain issue directly so he shifted the responsibility of interpretation to the
We were liars is a story about the ideals we are all supposed to aspire to, simply because of the way our society defines success; as being forceful, reckless, hasty and bold. The dauntless ideal Cadence falls prey for. In my opinion the book is trying to shed light on the insidious backside of our idea of heroism, and the too often gruesome consequences it might bring. That it more frequently than not results in the unnecessary suffering of others. Cady’s cousin Mirren on the other hand, had a very different life motto: ”Always be kinder than you have to”.
Characters are willing to sacrifice loved ones in order to achieve what they desire. Ones aspiration for something can be so strong that they will go to extreme lengths to make sure that this aspiration is met. Characters from both novels lose their freedom and indepence physically from others aspiration. An example of this is in Rosemary’s Baby during a satanic ritual on Rosemary Minnie and Guy have a conversation in which they say:
Or possibly, that something is only true as you believe it to be so. As evident as with Frederick narrative essay, one is only hindered when the thought of failure prevails. Zitkala-sa uses a simile in her narrative essay when she writes, “the slurs against the Indian that stained the lips of our opponents were already burning like a dry fever within my breast” that shows her negative energy was channelized into passion. Fever, being hot like fire, was the passion she found within – to succeed, to empower herself and shun those that thought any different. To channelize ones anger results in positivity and success.
The Iliad is all about war and battlefields so it was kind of relieving to put scene with different theme. Homer did great choice by writing about seduction because love and love making is always a good choice to keep readers attention. Hera was very passionate hater of Trojans and under any circumstances she wanted to help Poseidon to attack and perhaps destroy Trojans, but first she had to take care of powerful Zeus, her husband: ”Queen Hera wondered, her eyes glowing wide… / how could she outmaneuver Zeus the mastermind”. She had to distract Zeus somehow to keep him out of getting involved in the bloody battles that were going on. If she could achieve that, then Poseidon could help Achaeans.
This illustrates how crucial the truth is to the speaker. If it was not important the speaker would not be willing to murder someone to keep it. In addition, the harsh sounds and rhyme, from secret, keep it, and pocket, which are broken up by the soft sounds and rhyme, from “save” and “grave”, help create the eerie, sinister mood. This mood makes the reader feel on edge and creeped out. The theme is shown by the mood since it allows the speaker to effectively “scare” the listener about the fact that she is willing to do anything to keep the truth hidden.
However, Estha features in Rahel’s list of people she is ‘supposed’ to love and not one of those she loves. Right from the beginning, the author has subtly established and emphasized the ‘laws of love’ and they become the frame of reference when later on, love crosses the boundaries and breaks these ‘ground rules’. Ammu and Velutha’s relationship is one such example that defies these as Velutha is an untouchable. Although their families cannot bear this and punish them with exile and death, Ammu and Velutha’s relationship represents true romantic love in the plot. Love and sexuality also take an abusive form as seen in the molestation of Estha by the Orangedrink Lemondrink Man, beating of Mammachi, ill-treatment of Ammu at the hands of an abusive ‘Baba’.
According to Kim and Daniel Y. “While every sentence in this highly romanticized description is intended to emphasize the chasteness of both Norton's paternal love and its object, many of those same sentences simultaneously engage in the subtle disclosure of the incestuous desire they are desperately trying to repress” (page 317). This just may seem like Norton’s way of living out his incestuous dream, but there is more to it than
The Immaturity of Romeo and Juliet Immaturity can spread throughout things and people creating problems for the present and future. Similarly, Romeo and Juliet not only shows the development of love, but the loss of maturity that leads to tragedy. People develop maturity, but the amount of immaturity makes the process go backwards. From Romeo and Juliet’s fast evolving relationship to the hate between the two families, and the lack of thought in different characters is recurrent throughout the story. Therefore,the theme of Romeo and Juliet evolves around the idea of immaturity.