The structure of Mew's poem features a dramatic monologue that reiterates the peculiar relationship 'betwixt' the Farmer and the bride. Consequently the bride "turned afraid of love and him and all things human. " The rule of three amplifies her fear of sex and his presence. Furthermore, the repetition of "and" elongates the phrase to emphasise her anxiety.
Glorifying the 1920’s, F. Scott Fitzgerald captivates readers with his rich passages and vivid imagery depicting the iconic moments of romantic tragedy in The Great Gatsby. one of Fitzgerald 's more famous works of art, emphasising Gatsby 's life, that reflects parts of his own life. Daisy empitomizes the least moral in the novel, due to her lack of caring for her daughter, her affair with Gatsby, and her “fake” love for Tom. Her surroundings throughout the novel diversify the different mortality levels people exert. The “Golden Girl”, Daisy Buchanan, lacks in morality when it comes to caring for her daughter.
Romance comes in all different forms and sizes, and Calbert understands that along with these she apprends why people fall in and out of love. Falling in love has a sense of vulnerability that requires taking risks that people are “willing to fail, / why we will still let ourselves fall in love,” in order to sustain real love. Calbert ends her poem with listing the romances with her husband and vows, “knowing nothing other than [their] love” because that is all that matters to her
Curley’s wife is portrayed to be a “tart”, someone who is always flirting with other people. When she is first introduced, Steinbeck writes “ The rectangle of sunshine in the doorway was cut off”, which gives the impression that Curley’s wife is ominous and perilous for Lennie and George. The imagery implies that Curley’s wife is the darkness in their lives and that she is the obstacle in the journey of accomplishing the American Dream. During the climax of Steinbeck’s novella, he writes “ The light was growing soft now” represents the slow release of her soul and that darkness slowly filling the barn and their lives. It also indicates the gradual discharge of hope and belief from the minds of Lennie, George and Candy.
Steinbeck creates contrasting images of Curley’s wife by using literary techniques such as pathetic fallacy, juxtaposition and irony. Body 1: When Curley’s wife is first introduced into the novella it isn’t in person, it is through rumours and gossip. Evidence of this is when George is talking to Candy and Candy describes Curley’s wife as a “tart” who has “the eye”. This provides the reader with only a description of a married woman who is immoral and only causes trouble for the ranch hands. Specifically, the word “tart” dismisses her as a person and rids the reader of any thoughts about her having feelings.
Similarly, “The Soul Selects Her own Society” represents an obscure love story and reveals a woman choosing her own destiny to love someone and live in privacy. “A Rose For Emily” exemplifies the natural fear of feeling alone, noting the difference between feeling alone and physically being alone. Emily longs for a loving relationship to fill the gaping hole in her life left by the anguish of losing her beloved father for whom she was dependent upon. She is left feeling very alone despite the fact that the towns people flock to her aid upon hearing the news of her fathers death. Her grief soon leads to autophobia and she is desperate to feel needed and loved.
Alison does not fall for Absalon, even though he tries to express his love toward her on multiple occasions. He follows the ideals of courtly love by singing for her and complimenting her, but Alison rejects him nevertheless. Her rejection, despite his efforts, displays how courtly love is not always successful. After being rejected for the first time, Absalon returns to try to win over Alison. However, when he attempts to kiss her, she tricks him into kissing “her naked arse with eager mouth / Before he [is] aware of all of this” (3734-35).
In the poem ‘Tulips' by Sylvia Plath, the theme of isolation is presented throughout the poem. The speaker accentuates how disconnected she feels from the world, however she seems to embrace her isolation; it is something that she would prefer to clutch onto. The only problem she seems to have is the constant reminder that actually, in fact, she is not alone. Plath uses the imagery of tulips, which is constantly repeated throughout the poem as a symbol of isolation. The tulips can be seen to represent the love and concern that other people have for the speaker, for example her family, and that these people are there for her and that she is not alone.
‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe is an eminently beautiful yet tragic poem centred around the theme of a forbidden love between two people, and the many obstacles that they overcome in order to be together. At the same time the poem relates back to a man’s undying love for his wife in which even death is unable to hinder. From the beginning of the poem, I realized Poe to be an articulate person who has a beautiful way with words, as he describes the origin of his love story between himself and Annabel Lee. This was shown in Stanza 1 where I identified him to be a kind and doting person, as he continues to talk about a maiden from the kingdom by the sea whom only wished to love and be loved by Poe. As this was written by Poe and shown from
‘Plath perceives the domestic life as restrictive and a complete obliteration of her own self-worth’. Using ideas of feminist theory from the critical anthology to inform your argument, to what extent do you agree with this view? As a female poet subject to 1960’s patriarchy, Plath’s domestic and professional claustrophobia were inevitable. Married to the successful poet, Ted Hughes, she was incessantly reminded of the artistic restraints assigned to equally talented females.
Gatsby feels that he is allowed to assume her feelings and wishes because his wealth makes him worthy to love her again. He feels entitled to speak on her behalf and make choices that are not his to make, “‘Your wife doesn’t love you,’ said Gatsby. ‘She’s never loved you. She loves me…’She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried.
In “The Story of an Hour” and the “Yellow Wallpaper” the main characters, who are women, feel trapped because the control that men had. Also, in the 1800’s men thought of women as a personal servant and the quote above identifies that perfectly. Additionally, the women in that time frame had no choice on who they married. Even if, the woman hated the man they had no say in whether to marry them or not. In feminist writers Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Stetson short stories “The Story of an Hour” and
During the time when the poem was written, women were viewed as a property of men. In the poem To the Ladies, Mary Chudleigh wants to reach out to all women to warn them about the institute of marriage. However, women in a society and marriage have changed drastically over years. Chudleigh would favor Blank Space, because in this song Taylor talks about a woman with full control over her image and it also raises femininity at some point. The poet describes the idea of marriage in 18th century and she compares wife and servant as the same throughout the poem.
Initially, Janie was portrayed as obedient and submissive yet over time she developed into an independent woman who defies the stereotype of females in her time period. Throughout Janie’s younger years, she fits the common mold for gender roles of the time period through passive and overly dependent behavior. This behavior is mostly seen during her relationships with Logan and Joe Starks. “In the few days to live before she went to Logan Killicks [...]
In the poem “You bring out the Mexican in me” by Sandra Cisneros, she begins to create a close relation with the reader by addressing the nameless lover as “you”. As Cisneros begins to utilize amplification by repeating “you” in every stanza; she makes an emphasis of the importance that the nameless lover has over her. To begin, by reading the title “You bring out the Mexican in me,” it can be interpreted that the deep emotions of passion that are perhaps hidden, are inevitably brought out to the light by the nameless lover. In the first stanza the word in italics “lagrimas” written in Spanish, translation in English for “tears,” makes the emphasis on the emotional aspect of crying for love.