Literary Analysis: A Quiet Passion

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“This is my letter to the world, that never wrote to me...” -Emily Dickinson Why are people so enamored by Emily Dickinson? She guards the independence of her heart and soul with her poems and her words. The person she is, the words she writes, and the people she grows up with, watches her struggle through pain rebellion, and introvertedness. The film, “A Quiet Passion,” shows her life story throughout her later teenage years to her 50’s and how she sculpts her life by her poems, her beliefs, and the exaggerated quiet life she lives. In the film, it shows Dickinson in the 18th century, which is known as the Age of Enlightenment. In the film, Dickinson and her poems were portrayed with high modern but not contemporary qualities that artists in her time could not compare. This research paper is an examination of Dickinson’s life and how it connects to art and the difficult mannerism in which society attempts to critique her art through better critiquing her personal life. “A Quiet Passion,” was directed in 2016 by Terence Davies who was born on November 10, 1945 in Liverpool, England. “I found this extraordinary life, someone who apparently was drew from the world and did nothing.” Davies said in a interview with Bonnie Laufer Krebs from Smart Entertainment Group. Ever since he was 18 years of age, he became known to one Emily Dickinson by a television program that read out her poems and ever since his fascination, he grew to not only love but be blown away by her story. He

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