Two poems, “Choices” by Nikki Giovanni and “Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, is about facing decisions they must overcome. After lots of error and thought, they come to an impactful conclusion. Both narrators’ reflections on choices demonstrates how they are tricky to make but result in confidence and a further understanding, however, in contrast each are facing different types of decisions and outcomes;similarities are emphasized when both make their choice and learn from the experience, differences are shown through the perspective of each narrator’s situation. Both poems, “Choices” and “There
B. Yeats and in the story “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin. The unexpected similarities that intertwine in both the poem and the story convey the strong sentiment of wanting to escape reality. The differences only enhance the emotion of wanting to leave the environment you are in that both the poem and the story express. Every element is used to show the desire to escape. Dealing with a hard life and environment that makes you feel stuck will create the will to escape.
“Grace’s own desires are ambiguous, yet everyone else wants something from or for her. The Governor’s wife wants Grace exonerated and released; she also wants Dr. Jordan to marry her daughter Lydia. Reverend Verringer, the man who heads the committee working to secure Grace’s release, wants Grace’s freedom,but he wants Lydia...even as he yearns for Grace. All the men associated with the prison desire Grace in one way or another. Dr. Jordan notes that Grace is the only woman he wishes to marry, and after losing his memory during the Civil War refers to his wife Faith as Grace...he [also] wants Grace’s story for both personal and professional reasons” (Toron, para.
At the beginning of the poem, “You do not have to be good” is used to not only speak to the narrator but set the course for which readers will follow. “You do not have to walk on your knees… repenting.” is another example of the mesmerizing words Oliver uses to aid in the reader’s emotional connection to the narrator. The poem begins with these lines to represent how a person dealing with limitations may feel and respond to these. Still, these thoughts are quickly disregarded by the narrator and readers become informed that such feelings of self-blame are petty and unnecessary. The accountability that a person may feel as a result of limitations becoming deciding factors for the future are not valid reasons to have self-blame.
People have a habit of constructing boundaries and constantly conceiving new ways to divide themselves from one another. We can observe this not only in the obvious places––such as geographical separations––but also on a more personal level––such as within relationships. Although these boundaries are formed as a self-protection mechanism with the goal of separating oneself from harm, in reality they also separate oneself from potentially positive situations. Bub, the main character in Raymond Carver’s short story “Cathedral,” is a prime example of how self-imposed limits can be detrimental to oneself and their surroundings. “Cathedral” is also an effective demonstration of the potential within everyone to stretch and approach their limits.
The two American poems, “Glass Ceiling” by T.R Hummer and, “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington are predicated upon masking our feelings or obnubilating the identity of someone like yourself. The main characters have different fates but go through proximately identically tantamount. Such as “Richard Cory” where the authentic identity of the man is found at the cessation of the poem, and, “Glass Ceiling” where the narrator mentions the identity of the main character during the poem. In the poem, "Richard Cory" the poet mentions in his piece, "To make us wish that we were in his place. " Where the main character is living the life others wished for and he seemed very blissful about it, but the poem takes a poetic turn, whereas he ends up killing
She had some aspect of her father but the kind heart and strength of her mother. As the book goes on, we see that Ezinma usually has a strong sense of confidence that many other girls don 't have. We also see in the book that Okonkwo wishes that Ezinma was a man. She was many qualities of a man and many qualities of her father. Ezinma often lashed out like Okonkwo.
In the first place, the story is based around Laura. For instance, from the beginning of the story to the end, Amanda is highly obsessed with Laura attracting a gentleman caller: “Resume your seat, little sister一I want you to stay fresh and pretty一for gentleman callers!” (Williams 7). However, Laura does not seem to believe in her ability to attract any males like her mom seems to believe she can. As the story continues on, Laura is able to delve deeper into romance, which excites Amanda since she sees Laura as a younger version of herself, and is almost able to relive her youth through Laura. Unfortunately, because of Tom being genuinely unaware of the fact that Jim just so happens to be engaged, Jim and Laura do not end up becoming a couple.
This builds suspense in the story, causing the reader to wonder what the resolution may end up to be. It also tells of the significance of her father in the story, as he is the only one who uses actual dialogue throughout the whole thing; plus the fact that she decided to stop doing something she loved because of the opinion of her father. She placed family over her own enjoyment, even though her father stated that she could go on her own if she wanted to. This, as well as the father being the only source of dialogue, lets the reader know just how important he is to Woolf as a young
Everyone has limits to how much they are willing to share with others. Whether it’s a good friend or a complete stranger we have boundaries set to keep our lives from being broadcasted. Robert Frost expresses the importance of these boundaries and separation from others in his poem “Mending Wall” not only to justify division but to explain the mending of personal beliefs. As two neighbors come together to mend a wall, together a wall is fixed, a wall was questioned, and personality traits were clearly revealed. In “Mending Wall” Robert Frost uses an extended metaphor to convey that although separation can prevent relationships from growing, setting boundaries helps preserve traditions and ideologies while accepting human truths.