For example in both Plath 's poems and in Macbeth, the loss of a male figure is made clear. A difference would be that Sylvia Plath was deeply unhappy and disturbed about her appearance and the fact that Lady Macbeth and Macbeth committed a sin. In this essay I will explore these similarities and differences are presented in Plath 's poems and in different productions of Macbeth. Early on in Macbeth we teach that lady Macbeth experience the loss of a father. This is shown when she declares ' had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done ’t.
Wiesel states, “Since [his] father’s death, nothing mattered to [him] anymore” (Wiesel 113). Wiesel had already lost his mother and sisters but now his father leaving him with nothing left to care for. He had lost his only motivation for survival. Wiesel is left without religious faith and an irreplaceable family. Throughout
Cathy Shen ENG 2D7 Ms. Munro March 27, 2017 A Curse’s Compensation in Richard III In Act 1 Scene 2, lines 1-32 from William Shakespeare’s Richard III, Lady Anne is devastated by the loss of her husband, Prince Edward and her father in law, King Henry. After she asks the halberds to set down the coffin, she laments the deaths of her family members. Her emotions then transition from sorrow to rage. Feeling a deep hatred for the murderer, she casts a curse on him. In return for bringing her the misfortune of losing her family, Anne prays for an ill fortune to fall upon the murderer’s wife and son.
Rainsford also had no one to count on. When he fell off the boat Whitney was in the cabin and no one was there for him. He had to survive all alone in the wild all by himself. "You are proving interesting... but I shall be back"(Connell) You can have to believe in your self in situations like this and Rainsford knew that he had to kill Zaroff and win the game without a
The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Wife’s Lament are all Medieval literary works that are entwined together with a common theme of exile. As the reader examines each of the three elegiac poems, the eloquence of the explicit significance and their characteristics are brought to actuality through the use of the sea as a metaphor. The sea is an underlining figure that is evident within each poem. With literary devices, imagery, and the strategic elements of each, the three poems are brought into focus clearly. The Seafarer is abundantly enhanced with literary terminology.
The raven symbolizes death, and the apparent demise of the narrator. The message of this poem revolves around love and grief. The narrator’s love for Lenore left him overcome with grief. His love led to grief, and grief is what destroyed the narrator. He goes crazy over his lost Lenore.
Clearly, they both display a tempting scene but also a dark one (Opening Adverb). Obviously, they differ because in The Odyssey, Odysseus knows how to handle the temptation from the the Sirens, and in “Siren Song” the speaker talks about how men see the beached skulls but still let the tempation control, resulting in their death. Another example is when Odysseus explaining how the Sirens sound and he says, “The lovely voices in ardor appealing over the water made me crave to listen, and I tried to say ‘Untie me!’ to the crew, jerking my brows; but they bent steady the oars” (Homer 752-755). Also, in “Siren Song” the Siren talks about what she sings and explains, “This song/ is a cry for help: Help me!/ Only you, only you can,/ you are unique/ at last. Alas/ it is a boring song/ but it works every time” (Atwood 21-27).
The idea of loss is conveyed in both poems ‘Remember’ by Christina Rossetti and ‘In the Park’ by Gwen Harwood. Where Rossetti explores the loss of a loved one through a dying woman who wishes inner peace for her husband, Harwood explores the loss of identity through motherhood. In the poem ‘Mirror’ by Sylvia Plath, the idea of grieving is explored as the narrator is grieving her youth and beauty. Similarly, in ‘Pietà’ by James McAuley, the idea of grief is also explored, however in difference, the narrator is grieving the death of a child. Rossetti demonstrates the idea of loss through the narrator explaining to her husband that her death is inevitable.
This is because our narrator is suffering from severe depression. A depression that was probably caused by the loss of Lenore that he mentions within the second stanza of the poem. “...vainly I had sought to borrow-- from my books surcease of sorrow-- sorrow for the loss of Lenore. For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -- Nameless here for evermore.” (L. 10). He says here that he is turning to his books of forgotten lore to wallow in the pain of losing Lenore.
Referring closely to the language of the poets, explain how loss is presented in “Stop All The Clocks” and “The Voice.” “Stop All The Clocks” and “The Voice” are both written by poets whom have lost a loved one, they express the pain and grief they have experienced but differ in responses and tone due to the time that has passed. In “Stop All The Clocks” W.H. Auden expresses the pain and anger he feels, and is written from the perspective of someone who has recently buried his loved one and is experiencing the immediate grief, this influences him to be extremely dramatic. In contrast, Thomas Hardy writes “The Voice” to profess the remorse he feels, after his estranged wife dies whilst they were separated, this influences the response to be