However, Johnny Taylor and the world outside Logan offers freedom, happiness, and adventure. The message to the reader is that Janie is doing what others want to make them happy instead of doing what is best for her. Janie goes through with the marriage and soon becomes confused and unhappy. She expresses her confusion to nanny as she states, “‘cause you told me ah mus gointer love him, and, and ah don 't. Maybe if somebody was to tell me how, ah could do it’” (23).
He was not present in her life and now he has passed away, leaving her with a yearning for something that she will never obtain. It is apparent that she feels negatively toward her father; although, she loves him still after being a horrible father to her. When she calls him daddy she begins to hint at the love and endearment she still holds for him. The words payday and bill shape the poem to be about money; however, when reading more thoroughly it is actually about time. In the poem, money is a reference to time.
One can consider that to be denial of her death, but it is, in fact, Actor’s way of coping with her death and allowing his life to continue as it normally would. Through the progression of Actor and Actress’s relationship as seen in Post-its (Notes on a Marriage), one can see how quickly life passes by. This brief play shows that one needs to enjoy life and love before it is too late, and both disappear
She tries to ignore all the affections that she doesn’t want from her husband. As the poem comes to an end the speaker talks to the ladies from an experience that if you do such and such, it would make your more wiser and happier. A woman must remember her importance and cherish her values as a strong individual. “Value yourselves, and men despises/ you must be proud, if you’ll be wise” (23-24). She ends the poem with a strong inspirational opinion, that even if a man breaks you down and does not value you, you have to value yourself, and must be proud of yourself, and for that you will be
As Pearl faces the same shame as her parents, such as being called “an imp of evil, emblem and product of sin" (Hawthorne, 129), her need for care and attention grows larger. The final aspect of love in the novel is one of the importance and connection to family. The humiliation and contempt they all felt brought them closer together as they did not want to witness any of their suffering. Pearl’s reaction to her father’s death exemplifies the depth and strength of their connection. The narrator describes their final moments by saying “Pearl kissed his lips.
People don 't realize what they have until it 's gone, and the same can be said for life itself.throughout the poem "What the Living Do" by Marie Howe, she pinpoints how important life truly is. While Howe is devestated by her brothers death, she begins to understand the meaning of ones existence. Even though she shuts down due to her loss, she comes to the conclusion that those small moments are the most important. It is only through loss that life can truly be appreciated. Marie Howe is exhausted by grief, but through grieving she realizes that everyday tasks are truly something that should not be taken for granted.
Anne weakly addresses how death will affect her love for her husband by saying that while “we live, in love let’s so persever/ That when we live no more we may live ever.” Her intentions were to spend the rest of her life loving her husband since it was limited by death. Their love was going to be their legacy as she indicated through the phrase, “we may live ever.” Elizabeth’s view of her love for Robert completely demolishes Anne’s as she says that “if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.” Elizabeth creates a sense of sanctity through her words as they strike the heart directly. These words were chosen by her to completely end her poem and finish illustrating the extent of her love for Robert. Speaking about the concept of afterlife and heaven, Elizabeth asserts that when she eventually passes, she will continue to love him in the after life. Moreover, this phrase can also be defined as showing that no matter what happens, even death, her love for Robert will never be destroyed and will remain
Romance comes in all different forms and sizes, and Calbert understands that along with these she apprends why people fall in and out of love. Falling in love has a sense of vulnerability that requires taking risks that people are “willing to fail, / why we will still let ourselves fall in love,” in order to sustain real love. Calbert ends her poem with listing the romances with her husband and vows, “knowing nothing other than [their] love” because that is all that matters to her
The brilliant Martin Luther King Junior once claimed that “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Throughout Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry each of the characters experience a loss of hope in a different way. All three stories exemplify the truth that pushing through difficult situations is much easier with an optimistic outlook. In Gwilan’s Harp, the talented and promising musician loses faith regarding her future, but then realizes her true identity by the end. Similarly, both mother and son in the Washwoman lose hope that she will return, but soon learn to never doubt her faithfulness. Finally, Johnsy in “The Last Leaf” refuses the possibility of recovery, but her hope is regained when a strong act of selflessness and bravery is illustrated.
Ines who lost her mother and then losses her own physic to a sudden unacceptable transformation which is difficult to accept. Here in this story, Byatt wallows in close description and beautifully conveys the connection of man and culture, " I have problems", Ines admits, but turning to stone ultimately is not a problem but something she eagerly embraces, odd but compelling. Here, she chooses a role thrusted by the age old customs and gives it a different diamension and wavelength. She begins to accept her metamorphosis as a mode of development and her petrification seems to symbolize her liberated self. The concluding note in the last movement if Ines 's metamorphosis and so of her life, is not of melancholy or desolation, but of happiness," she now saw ...figures, spinning and bowing in a rapid dance on a huge, lithe, stony legs...she jigged a little as though gathering momentum, and then began dancing run, into the blizzard.