“Gwilan’s Harp” presents the reader with the most examples of loss. “The Washwoman” uniquely demonstrates the loss of a loving son to care for and love his elderly mother as opposed to the loss of a destroyed material object or the death of a friend. “The Last Leaf” strongly demonstrates the sacrificial loss of life through Mr. Behrman’s death. The readers can learn great lessons from each of these meaningful stories. The loss of the cherished harp in “Gwilan’s Harp”, the loss of an attentive son in “The Washwoman”, and lastly, the sacrificial and unforeseen loss of a friend in “The Last Leaf”, all are moving examples of valuable
In the modern American poems We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar and Glass Ceiling by T.R Hummer, both poems has a distinctive, strong message that can baffle you if you do not read through thoroughly, the poems have hidden meaning that can confuse one. In Dunbar's poem he declares in a very elastic controversial way that we wear masks that hide our true feelings. In Hummer's poem he talks about his grandmother, which in reality is his mother and how wonderful she was he talks about her like he is happy, but yet he hides inside how hurt he feels that she passed away. These both poems show great similarities and differences. In the poem We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurance Dunbar, says in another language how wearing a mask hides your feelings and the way people see you, the poem has a powerful message.
Mattie seems to be in denial during the first couple moments after he died, but then the realization hits her and she starts thinking about all he has done for her. Mattie recalls memories and past experiences with Grandfather, which makes his passing a little less painful. This example leads into another use of author's craft, inner thoughts. Throughout the story, Mattie talks to herself a lot about various things. Anderson uses this technique to develop Mattie's character and give more insights to her thoughts and feelings.
Personal happiness and social obligation are always on the opposing end of the spectrum. They can also be one in the same. Literatures written over time express social obligation over personal happiness or personal happiness over social obligation, such works include “The Love Suicides of Amijima” by Chikamatsu Monzaemon and an excerpt from Mary Wollstonecraft’s “A vindication of the rights of woman”. These two stories are distinctly different in which they show more favoritism towards. Monzaemon’s play has a perpetual sadness issued by the fact that personal happiness caused the downfall of many characters.
In Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” and Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz”, both authors use their version of a parent-child relationship to convey feelings of disappointment, and romanization of their relationships, commonly through imagery and a large shift from a romanticized version of the parent-child relationship to the reality of a not so perfect parent-child relationship in both literary works that are contrary to the original thought of the stories. In Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use”, the protagonist, Mama, shows definite favor for her eldest daughter, Dee, over her youngest daughter, Maggie. Mama romanticizes Dee, through a vivid use of imagery, describing her body as something that is be preferred over Maggie’s body: “Dee is lighter than Maggie with nicer hair and a fuller figure…” (Walker 319). This quote shows how Mama favors Dee more than Maggie by pointing out her physical attributes like Maggie’s “… burn scares [that] [run] down her arms and legs” (Walker 318). Furthermore, Mama believes that Dee will be more successful daughter as she is the one who is pursuing a secondary education, and Maggie is not pursuing an education.
"Sonnet in Primary Colors" by Rita Dove is composed around a work of art by Frida Kahlo. Dove portrays how she is tormented to look more wonderful than every one of the workers, and how Frida is grieving the demise of her loved ones. The poem is named "Sonnet in Primary Colors" even though black is not one of the primary colors. Maybe this is on the grounds that primary colors are expected to serve for the changing feeling. She is portrayed as having a black wing however later Dove composes, "wildflowers entwined the plaster corset"(Dove).
Her ability to swim starts in chapter 10, and ironically Edna’s happiness then eventually leads to her bismal ending in chapter 39. Another interesting example is Edna’s relationships with Arobin and Robert, where Edna chooses to act rebellious and choose her own terms for two affair-like relationships. Either case, Edna felt “as if a mist had been lifted from her eyes, enabling her to took upon and comprehend the significance of life, that monster made up of beauty and brutality” (Chopin 84). Her relationships tore her emotions apart, but in the process angered and falsely strengthened her; this is an example of the “masking” of her characteristics. In reality, Robert and Arobin
Ophelia’s Theme There are many themes throughout Hamlet - revenge, love, betrayal, and loss. These are all important to certain characters throughout the play. Loss, for example, is centered around Ophelia. She loses everything as the play goes on. At the beginning, she is forced to stop seeing and Hamlet and obey her father, because that is what girls in her time period did.
A child may feel that a stubbed toe on the playground is the worst pain in their life, while a widow attending her husband’s funeral feels emotional pain. On the other hand, both types of pain may be felt at the same time. People experience pain everyday, and often for different reasons. Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, includes several types of literary devices in her novel. In order to advance the storyline and the personalities of the characters, Kidd incorporates indirect characterization, symbolism, and allusions.
“Someone will Remember Us,” holds the hope that even in death, someone will remember and thus those people will be a part of history. However, in Renée Vivien’s translation of the poem, concepts such as, “erotic suffering, obsession, and anxiety” are present. Nonetheless, those negative emotions resulted in “eternal devotion” within the poem (36). Through the translation of Sappho’s poem, Vivien takes on the role of Sappho’s lover, and thus she proves that someone did remember her. Love believes that Sappho and Vivien both represent loneliness and isolation within the poem.
As well as Mary Rowlandson, she had comfort because it was her daughter that was dead beside her. But she did have comfort at the end of the narrative because it was her daughter. Oladuah wasn’t comfortable because he started to smell the stinch and felt like he was getting sick. The narrative captivity compare and contrast between Mary Rowlandson and Oladuah Equanio. There are some people in the world who are still captured in the world and are writing captivity stories about what is happening during their journey and what they went through.