1.) Roethke's "Elegy for Jane" is an elegy in which a teacher reflects upon a pupil whose name is Jane. The speaker begins remembering Jane connecting her physical attributes and personality traits to a variety of natural imagery and metaphors. The speaker then concludes the poem by stating how he wished he could revive her and then ends with a declaration of platonic love for his dead student. Through the speaker’s reflective and regretful attitude, it is clear that this poem's speaker has feelings about Jane's death, but the similes and metaphors do not praise Jane grace and he mentions that his relationship with Jane is "neither father nor lover." Every description of Jane becomes one of nature, and the speaker’s love seems to be less for
The book exemplifies this by sharing how people were taunted by the loss of family members. An example of this is seen when a woman named Mrs. Schachter lost half of her family and the way in which she coped with it. The original text shares,
Theodore Roethke's tragic poem “Elegy for Jane” reveals the speaker`s complicated feelings for a student who was killed in an incident with a horse. The poem exemplifies not the love of a father or lover, but instead the love one simple teacher exerts on his precious pupil. Love is an intangible object, but it still affects society more than one can ever imagine. Roethke does an incredible job of making his readers ask themselves what it means to love someone, and how human beings from all over the world fail to realize how the concept of love magnificently influences society. The time has certainly to reassess the chains and boundaries that society has once placed.
Jane Eyre Discussion Questions Mrs. Amato Honors English 11 Gabby Sargenti CHAPTERS 1-4 1. Review the details Brontë provides about the weather in the opening chapter of the novel. How does this establish the mood of the story when it begins? “Cold winter” “Leafless” “Cloud” “Chilly” “Protruding rain”
When Jane meets Helen at Lowood school, Jane is amazed and confused at Helen’s ability to tolerate the abuse directed at her by the teachers. Both Helen and Jane struggle at the school however, Helen and Jane endure the mistreatment from the teachers individually. “I heard her with wonder: I could not comprehend this doctrine of endurance” (Brontë 6). Jane refuses to conform to the teachers complaints, her free
Thornfield was a completely different world for Jane. It was a major change physically and socially, as a governess she had more opportunities and duties to fulfill. Jane was not intimidated by what was expected of her, yet she was excited to see what the future at Thornfield had in store for her. The power of love was unavoidable for Jane, “The claims of her former love prove stronger than her sense of duty to that honorable but emotionally shallow Rivers” (Moss 3).
How I cannot be in love with Jane as Levenine Sebastian describes Jane – ‘Jane is a real person – Very much so to be in love with, Jane might be the whole time job’ , ‘It isn’t jane’s beauty that attracts you, it’s she herself’. Further, he said “She makes you aware of yourself in a ways you don’t want to be, There is nobody like Jane for pulling you off your high horse” and I was feeling she is pulling me off as the same Vernon whom I loved in the beginning, hated in the middle of the book reminded me that being human I myself is also somewhat similar to him and though the thought was scary it was the truth. The whole book I read in less than a week time but it has an impact on me that I can’t forget some of the quotes and incidences even after a month of reading it. Every time I am alone, I look out of window; My mind is clogged with the man looking outside the window with one hand in his pocket, a highly confused Vernon and the following quotes which won’t allow me to turn my back on life!
Jane Love was a normal girl, in a normal house, with normal parents well as so it may seems. She is tall and curvaceous her body is the true definition of the hour glass frame. She’s well like at her school and community. Her face is well lit and vibrant, she has a sparkle in her eyes, and her mood was always like thought of unicorns and rainbows.
Further, situational irony is present through the reaction that Louise Mallard has after learning about her husband’s death. Upon first learning of her husband’s death she is very devastated and distraught. As soon as she is alone in the bathroom however, it is clear to the readers she is not as upset. In fact she is slightly relieved in that “she saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely. And she opened and spread her arms out to them in welcome” (235).
"Jane," is a romance fiction story written by Mary Roberts Rinehart. In this story, we come across a female protagonist who displays the characteristics of a typical woman during the War period. This story has been analyzed by different literary critics as they try to describe the different point of views this story can lead one to believing. Jane shows qualities that can lead one to believing that she is hysteric, thus creating the theme of hysteria in relation to the domestic sphere. In contrast to this, Jane eventually breaks off from these norms and goes against the concept of angel in the house.
Thus, inspiration must have ran deep to defy people. However, one must contemplate on what or who exactly captivated Jane to write such stories still read today. One thing that is indeed clear was Jane’s self doubt “it was not until after death that her brother Henry revealed to the public that she was an author”up till her death her stories
“She seemed the emblem of my past life; and he, I was now to array myself to meet, the dread, but adored, type of my unknown future day.” XXV 1/2 The air was cold as the wind intruded through the window to behold my body in it gasps; my body. The body of Jane Eyre, not of Jane Rochester, for yet that body did not exist.
Jane starts out hopeful in this section but as time passes she becomes more crestfallen and disappointed. Jane arrives at Lowood and sees a new life for herself and while it is change it's not necessarily a good one. “[her] first quarter at Lowood seemed an age, and not a golden age either”The days at Lowood keep dragging on, she becomes more and more disappointed with her life at school everyday. Although Helen keeps giving her hope and cheering her up even that simple pleasure gets taken away from her, Helen dies of consumption in this section. And once again Jane is left disappointed and depressed.
“Bishop’s carefully judged use of language aids the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her poetry.” Elizabeth Bishop’s superb use of language in her introspective poetry allows the reader to grasp a better understand of feeling in her poetry. Bishop’s concentration of minor details led to her being referred to as a “miniaturist”, however this allows her to paint vivid imagery, immersing the reader in her chosen scenario. Through descriptive detail, use of metaphor, simile, and many other excellently executed stylistic devices, the reader can almost feel the emotion being conveyed. Bishop clearly demonstrates her innate talent to communicate environments at ease.