Narcissists never worry about valuing and caring of their relationships, so they tend to lack empathy and they have poor relationship skills. According to Aldridge John, F. Scott Fitzgerald's maiden novella, This Side of Paradise is his only romantic work, which treats transience and narcissism, neither of which can be found in his later sentimental works where protagonists reminisce about the past. Narcissists cannot acknowledge failure, even in a relationship. Often narcissists will tell everyone that their past failed relationships were not their fault. Importance of narcissism in romantic relationships has shed light on how relationships fail.
Most importantly, the story of the protagonist is similar to Ernest Hemingway life story with him being injured in a war which had an major impact. In addition, it is stated how in A Farewell to Arms, Trevor Dodman argues how Fredric ‘suffers from the compulsion to remember and retell his traumatic past from the standpoint of a survivor both unable and perhaps unwilling to put that very past into words” (Church 59). On other hand, Ernest Hemingway while recovering his war injuries, he suffered depression. Also, it was states how his body and mind were also beginning to betray him. Both Frederic Henry and Ernest Hemingway suffered from the inability to move on from the past.
The Lenore his love can represent someone who is very dear to us and whom when we lose them we will grieve a lot. Poe on the other hand represent the true person who has to bear the loss and go through various stages of losses from denial to anger displacement to even depression. It was very wise of the author ton leave out the suicide part since it would mean that people who grieve after the loss of a loved one will always end up in depression followed by suicide. Though many a times readers and scholars wonder what was really going through Poe’s mind as he was writing this great masterpiece, an in-depth analysis of the language, symbols and the overall theme of the poem can be deduced. These five elements show us the psychological weaknesses of the protagonist in the poem The Raven.
The narrator in Matthew Zapruder’s “Schwinn,” has a very bleak and empty perspective of his childhood, along with how it shapes him into the person he is today. At the very beginning of the poem, an inner struggle presents itself. To put differently, the narrator is undoubtedly unhappy with his life and identity: “I hate the phrase ‘inner life’ My attic hurts, / and I’d like to quit the committee / for naming tornadoes” (1-3). The symbolism in this section is essential for the understanding of the poem. Terms the narrator uses have a purpose, such as “attic” and “committee for naming tornadoes”.
Throughout the poem, Donne uses "as well as if a" (lines 6-7) in back to back lines. By acknowledging this it emphasizes if someone were to be washed away then the world wouldn 't be the same. It shows that even your friend 's estate, and you would not be the same either. Donne not only uses repetition in phrases but in the sound of words. He uses this to bring a solemn tone that helps the readers understand the sadness he has in his life.
In A Ritual to Read to Each Other, William Stafford speaks about a different kind of love than in Shakespeare’s sonnet. The love Stafford describes isn’t romantic, rather it is built on the fragile communication we have with the people around us. Stafford emphasizes the love of humanity, and begins his poem by pointing out how desperately bereft we are of this kind of empathy today. In the second stanza Stafford talks about the emptiness that exists between us. According to the poem we’ve become so inept at communication, that a misread of someone’s gestures could send the insecurities of childhood back to haunt us.
And it is from this structure of feeling, which characterizes our impulse of endless “languageing” as a perennial orientation towards the narratable selves of our necessary others, that the fictional writing on loneliness grows. Fictionalizing loneliness is not easy – no crude sentimentalism of “I am so lonely” would help one produce good fiction on loneliness. The fiction of loneliness which is truly worthy of its name is based on the multiplicity of our necessary others, and the complex network of our desires to communicate with all of them, while we know jolly well that the same kind of “languageing” is not sufficient for communicating with and about each of them. If you have no human friends, you may find solace in the company of nature, but that company will produce an urge for languageing in you which won’t be satisfied until you have returned to the human world. On the other hand, troubled by the loneliness intensified by joyless conversations with a crowd of “friends” in your human circle, you may seek for true/mystic companionship in a tree or in the grass beneath your feet, but your languageing self will not find itself narrated (or reciprocally
Shreya Kashyap elaborates saying that “it only describes the pictures of how tired and jaded they were”(3). With the use of similes Shreya comments, “the poet takes help from the outside to actually describe what he was feeling”(4). Although the speaker experiences these horrific events in person the poet uses similarity to minimize the pain of what he is witnessing.
Nick is now paralyzed from a hit and Rinaldi is unresponsive. It ends with “Rinaldi was a disappointing audience.” which shows how Hemingway chose to add a little humour to the story to add realism. The tone of “In Another Country” is grim and bleak. Nick is in Italy experimenting with Machines that may fix his physical flaws but there is uncertainty that clouds his mind. The intro sentence “In the fall the war was always there, but we did not go to it anymore.” (P168) illustrates the grimness and “There were usually funerals starting from the courtyard” (P168) further illustrates that something is off and missing.
It’s a constant battle of remembering things about them even though they are gone. If you love someone and you depend on them, when they leave you, then that is when you fall to pieces. “The good thing about feeling in extremes is when I love I give them wings but, perhaps that isn’t such a good thing cause they always tend to leave and you should see me when my heart is broken, I don’t grieve, I shatter.” (Kaur, pg. 109). In the poem, she uses the connotative word, shatter, to describe the real heart ache.