Nostalgic Remembrance While the subject of “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke has spurred passionate academic debate from professors, scholars, and students alike, the imagery, syntax, and diction of the poem clearly support the interpretation that Roethke writes “My Papa’s Waltz” to recreate a fond memory from his childhood. Some may think the poem is about physical abuse while others believe Roethke is reminiscing on his past time with his father. It is understandable that without context, readers can believe the poem is about abuse due to the diction, imagery, and syntax used, but knowing information on Roethke’s background will help provide a better understanding of the poems actual meaning. The author’s childhood influences and
He vowed, “eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind” (p 121). The monster’s suddenly became obsessed with vengeance. He gave up all good to be a ruthless killer, in hopes to make the creator’s life miserable. On his tireless search for his creator, he of Victor and said, “The nearer I approached to you habitation, the more deeply did I feel the spirit of revenge rekindles in my heart” (p 120). Because of the monsters endowment to revenge, many lives were lost.
Authors often fuse intricate pieces to their writing to foreshadow later events and enhance their writing. In one of the most famous pieces of American literature, The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald integrates small dialogues that drop hints to forecast terrible outcomes. The novel occurs during the roaring nineties and accentuates the wild and carefree lifestyle of Long Island’s enclaves. Even though their lives might seem unproblematic, one couple in particular, Tom and Daisy Buchanan, is facing marriage troubles because of their loss of love. While Tom has a love interest with Myrtle, Daisy Buchanan rekindles her relationship with an old lover, Jay Gatsby, after witnessing Tom’s undeniable affair.
As act III progresses Mary Warren decides to turn on Proctor saying, “John Proctor you are the Devil’s man” (Miller 121) and “I will not hang with you I love God…” (Miller 121)which then causes Proctor to lash out in rage against her lies. The court marshals arrest John and place him in jail, where Arthur Miller says they have to chain him because he throws fits of rage and he then sits like “a great bird”. (Miller 151) All of those events leads up to Proctors Tragic Flaw, which is pride. Proctors pride inevitably leads to his death because he won’t give up the good name to live out his life with his wife and children. Proctor says that he can’t lie and ruin his last name because how could he raise he boys to be men with a tarnished last
Patient sufferers! Behold your dearest rights crushed to the earth! See your sons murdered, and your wives, mothers and sisters doomed to prostitution. In the name of the Merciful God, and by all that life is worth, let it no longer be a debatable question whether it is better to choose Liberty or death.” We can see the frustration over the abuse of the children, wives, sisters, and even mothers of these men. The emotions that Garnet uses in his speech has a huge impact on his
Alison dreams to live in the world of masculinity that was shown through her father.“I had recently discovered some of Dad’s old clothes. Putting on a formal shirt with its studs and cufflinks was a nearly mystical pleasure, like finding myself fluent in a language I’d never been taught” (Bechdel 182). Here Bechdel shows masculinity through the descriptions and illustrations of her father’s attire. From her novel, she shows the audience how the appearance of masculinity can grant one strength and one the illusion of power. Another example of Bechdel’s dreams of manhood is when she requests to be called Albert opposed to her given name (Bechdel 113).
Similarly, when he is jealous of Stradlater's success with his love, Jane Gallagher, he immediately insults him and says, “all the athletic bastards stuck together. In every school I've gone to, all the athletic bastards stick together” (Salinger 24). This illustrates his need to destroy any relationship with anyone who succeeds. Earlier on in the text he describes how he looks up to Stradlater, but now he is generalizing him based off of other athletes. He goes far enough to call them “Bastards”.
The responsibility of their death ultimately belongs to the families of each teenager; their opinions, and actions greatly influenced the decision of the two, ending their lives. “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father, and refuse thy name; or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet” ( II.ii.36-39). Romeo and Juliet’s love was doomed from the beginning, because of the enmity between their families, this contributed to their death.
Moliere was born in Paris France on January 15, 1622, the son of prosperous middle class, bourgeois parents. At birth he was named Jean-Baptiste Poquelin and later he adopted and known as Moliere. He was known as a happy go lucky child who tends to satirize his mother’s priest in an immature manner. His parents sent him to great schools to be trained in Law, but would later be disappointed by their son’s choice of career path. After the death of his stepmother who he was close to, he tried his best to follow in his father’s footsteps, but his father’s ruthless and stubborn ways drove Moliere further away by age 21.
Edward II was born on April 25, 1284. He was born at Caernafon Castle in Wales. On July 7, 1307, when his father, Edward I died, he became a new king. In history Edward II is known as someone who had been spending most of his time as a young man in gambling and luxury. He also loved music and dancing and he enjoyed in watching plays, as Gaveston mentioned in Marlowe’s play: “I must have wanton Poets, pleasant wits, Musitians, that with touching of a string May draw the pliant king which way I please: Musicke and poetrie is his delight;” ( Marlowe, line 51-54, 1594) These are definitely signs of a cultured man.