Ovid’s story telling of Echo and Narcissus myth in Metamorphoses shows how excessive self-love can be destructive and result in loneliness; which Fred Chappell’s poem, “Narcissus and Echo” explores this notion of loneliness corresponding with vanity. In this adaptation, there is a body of water that Narcissus gazes and speaks with while Echo’s voice is only heard as a repeated rhyme which is overlooked by Narcissus. The poem includes imagery from Ovid’s myth including the allusions of the flower and Narcissus’ inability of to live apart from himself. The way the poem is formatted it shows Echo’s words as thoughts or her words are unheard by the main character because he does not respond. The poem is about Narcissus voicing his thoughts as
Social isolation can lead to feelings of loneliness, fear of others, or negative self esteem. Lack of consistent human contact can also cause conflict with the (peripheral) friends the socially isolated person may occasionally talk to or cause problems with family members. Isolation is often seen to bring out the worst out an individual, however in Anne Frank’s case, it brought about the best out of her character since she had all the time in the world to reproduce her flair for writing in the emotional confused situation she was in. Anne’s isolation contributed to the development of her mind and spirit as she began to question, ponder and reflect at the never-ending ordeal she had to deal with. Her isolation gave her time to keep her mind off the constant fear and danger that they were surrounded with, and thus it clearly reflected on her writing as she became determined and hopeful that things would get better sooner or
The paradox in the gothic poem, Manfred, by Lord Bryon states a message about the meaning of knowledge. He is saying that knowledge is not the most important thing in life, and those who have the most of it regret it the most because they know too much. “Sorrow is knowledge. They who know the most must mourn the deepest o’er the fatal truth, [that] The Tree of Knowledge is not that of [the tree] Life” (Manfred). The paradox is similar to the expression “ignorance is bliss” because they both are verbalizing that it is better not to have so much knowledge.
When comparing and contrasting the two short stories “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “Revelation” written by Flannery O’Connor, many similarities are noticed between the main characters as well as many differences. The author of the short stories based them on rejection and redemption in the modern world and it is shown in both stories. The Grandmother and Mrs. Turpin are similar and opposite when comparing being selfish and hypocritical, as well the amount of grace in each character’s life’s. Both the grandmother from “A Good Man is Had to Find” and Mrs. Turpin from “Revelation” are selfish characters but show their selfishness in different ways.
This poem reveals to readers how it is possible to be lonely, beyond being hidden within yourself and forming boundaries. This poem justifies that being in a place of solitude means that you have a sense of being abandoned, but being in the depths of solitude is where confused imaginations of individuals live. Tupac illustrates how being in this state of mind is often frustrating, but being too over demanding of others won’t better the situation. The first line “I exist in the depths of solitude/ pondering my true goal/trying 2 find peace of mind/and still preserve my soul,” is something many people can relate to. People often choose to be alone to try and figure out exactly what to do when they come across a difficult problem to solve.
One can’t be happy or attempt to be happy if that person is suffering depression; therefore, expressing agony is a starting point in achieving happiness. As Weiner also says, “A love of language may not guarantee happiness, but it allows you to express your despair eloquently, and that is worth something. As any poet (or blogger) knows, misery expressed is misery reduced” (Weiner 158). During his travel, Weiner discovers that in any language, there are more words describing sadness than words describing happiness. People tend to express their grief more strongly than their happiness.
The author uses a list of her ordinary life events and moments to express that hatred feels are more about love during mundane events. The ironic tone of Julie Sheehan’s “Hate Poem” reveals that love and hate are closely related. The theme of this poem is, “The relationship between hate and love.” Through out the poem, readers may wonder what is the object or who is the person that author hates so much.
but she knew she could do nothing about it. Therefore, Curley’s wife had told her suffering to Lennie, though she knows Lennie wouldn’t understand everything, but this still proves she was trying to find connections on Lennie. In the novel, Crooks had tolerated the most isolation and discrimination from others.
Additionally, earthly scenes contemplated do not clearly relate to each other, make sense in chronological order, nor are they substantiated by an ‘explanation’, but instead, they correlate with each relevant stage of mourning explored. This allows Poe to place importance on the development of the psyche as it responds to mourning, while Dickinson’s piece remains a mellow tale of the speaker’s tangible journey toward the fixed destination of death. Although unsurprising in their confusion, resentment and natural aversion to death - given its fundamental eeriness, its abstract nature, and in some cases, the taboo surrounding its discussion altogether - Poe’s speaker still explores it in such a way that naturally encompasses each stage of mourning, as well as the emotional state of turmoil and unrest that ensues. On the other hand, Dickinson’s speaker explores
Customarily, an author will construct a narrative in which the protagonist, a character contrived to be implausible, as well as honorable is destined to decline along the path of tragedy leading to suffering and misfortune. Distinctive writing strategies corresponding to the theme, motifs, symbols and characters contently allow the scripter to plot the flaws dominating the descent of the advocate. Amongst Fitzgerald and Shakespeare’s central characters, Jay Gatsby and Othello, both filled with passionate love for their significant other are corrupted by their lack of judgement causing them to lose the one they lust over. Similarly, both characters originated from a meager past which they were forced to struggle to achieve a position where they
In the undead fiction, the characters can be divided into two major parts: the living characters and the undead characters. The main plots will develop through the interactions between these two parts. The interactions can help the reader to understand the theme. In the book “The Restless Dead”, there are different types of undead stories. The stories I’m going to analyze are Chris’s “The House and The Locket”, Marcus’s “The Heart of Another”, Bram’s “Dracula” and Annette’s “Kissing Dead Boys”.
As I turned the next page of the book, I gasped and watched as the book fell from my hands to the hard wooden floor. Laini Taylor, the author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bones trilogy, has done it again. I proceeded to pick up the second installment of the trilogy off the floor as I marveled on how she does this in every story she writes. Laini Taylor is a fantasy, young-adult author who has a specialty in writing plot twists. Every single piece she writes, gives me, the reader, more pleasure than the previous.