Lucinda And Fiddler Jones Analysis

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Life. Love. Work. Play. Help. Life. Although these words are short, they have a lot of meaning to the life of the fictional characters in the poems. Edgar Lee Masters’ poems have different perspectives depending on the speaker and the life the speaker had. Lucinda and Fiddler had different ways they lived their lives but both were content with their lives in the end. The contrasting viewpoints of the speakers help young people see how there are multiple ways to live life and still be happy. In Masters’ works “Lucinda Matlock” and “Fiddler Jones,” imagery and details reveal the multiple similarities--and few differences--of the two fictional characters. The poet conveys several similarities between Lucinda and Fiddler through imagery and details. For example, Lucinda enjoyed the outdoors as…show more content…
For example, Lucinda criticized the future generation’s “Anger, discontent and drooping hopes” (l.19). This criticism displays Lucinda’s rough personality and her feeling that life needs to have good and bad things to be enjoyable. In contrast, Fiddler never criticises people but instead is “[taken] away to a dance or a picnic” (l.22). Fiddler’s willingness to go to anyone 's event shows that he did not think badly toward others and wished people to be happy. In addition, Lucinda believed fulfilment in life came from hard work and so she spent her time, “raising twelve children” (l.8), and “[keeping] the house” (l.10). Lucinda gained her happiness from working hard to help others and doing all the thing she felt were necessary and important. On the other hand, Fiddler gained fulfilment in life from doing what made him happy and having a “thousand memories” (l.25). This shows that Fiddler focused on the more carefree events in life instead of working in his field. All in all. Lucinda and Fiddler had differing ways of approaching things and life but both were successful in finding
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