During the Middle Ages while the Roman Catholic Church was in control, literature was focused around religion, as seen in a line from Everyman, stating “For ye shall hear, how our Heaven-King calleth Everyman to a general reckoning…” (Document B) This line is referring to God and the judgement of whether a person was to go to heaven or hell. Another piece of literature by William Shakespeare praises man in several ways, writing that man is “admirable… like an angel… in apprehension how like a god!” (Document B) The first excerpt was stating how man thought of sin as a good thing at first, but regrets it later during God’s judgement. The first excerpt was written during the Renaissance, but promoted Middle Ages thinking. The second excerpt was written later on in the Renaissance, and it was complimenting mankind. William Shakespeare compared man to god and angels, highlighting the finest traits.
Happiness is derived from surrounding oneself with family, those who love you unconditionally with support and compassion. A mother and father strive to provide several opportunities for their children along with encompassing them in secure feelings building them up for a future. Without a mother, stepmother, Virginia, and his true love Edgar Allan Poe spent his time taking care of others rather than being taken care of therefore eliminating necessary qualities and characteristics acquired from the obtaining of love. Edgar Allan Poe’s lost array of loved ones manifested his life portrayed throughout his short stories and poems through literary techniques. His short story “the Black Cat” and acclaimed poem “The Raven” utilize symbolism of the physical manifestation of his pain taken on through different forms while his actions simultaneously being influenced through the excessive amount of guilt he contains towards the death of his loved ones and the
Human beings often are caught in the dilemma between considering all the dynamics of love to understand what it is. We cannot live without love. However, love can be irrational and emotional, yet can also be rational and analytical. Emily Dickinson wrote the poem, “‘Why do I love’ You, Sir?” to convey the intuitive nature of being in love. She uses nature and has a distinct style to express her knowledge of love.
Sal says, “As the baby grew inside her. My mother let me listen to its heartbeat and feel it kicking against her, and I started looking forward to seeing this baby. I hoped it would be a girl, and I would have a sister,” (page 135). Sal is now excited for the baby and ready to have a sibling. She wants a little sister and in the book her mom, her dad, and her got to decorate the baby’s nursery.
Jesus was like a welcoming brother to Mack, showing him things he never thought of deeply and meditatively. Mack and Jesus spent time exploring nature while Mack was in this colorful scene. I chose the picture of the stars with trees because Jesus and Mack went stargazing to rediscover the beauty in creation in the book. The picture of the colorful rose, the word “fractal” and colorful design represent the Holy Spirit. She showed Mack how his life was like a fractal, having beautiful patterns but felt like a mess.
Analyse how techniques are used to affect your thoughts and/or feelings about a character in the written text(s). The poem, “Mother any distance” by Simon Armitage, is about a child and his mother. Throughout the poem, we see the relationship of the mother and child naturally develop and change. As the child gets older and becomes more independent he wants to leave the ‘birds nest’. Yet the mother doesn’t want to fully let go.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Petrarchan Sonnet, “How do I Love Thee?,” sets out to define how she loves her husband by introducing and developing her desire to do so in the octave, and in the sestet, by expanding upon and settling that desire with connections to her life’s experiences. To better understand and analyze the sonnet, a brief history of Barrett’s life is necessary. Analyzing the octave is crucial in order to see its development and how it eventually connects with the sestet. The analyzation of the sestet will draw connections between Barrett’s love for Browning and the emotions she had for various aspects of her past and as a result, a resolution to the desire will be drawn. Born in 1806, Barrett’s life, filled with a number of pleasant and painful experiences, served as
Desiree has grown up with the pain of knowing she was abandoned by her birth parents. With the brokenness of an orphan inside of her, she grows up "little more than a baby herself" (1) craving attention because her basic need for love and belonging is never truly satisfied. Due to her childhood, Desiree's motivation in life is her desire to find a pure love that will not abandon her in times of struggle and accepting her for who she is.
“Looking, waiting, breathing short with impatience. Waiting for the world to be made” (11). Janie’s first dream is love. She believes that with love she can feel complete and happy. However, it takes Janie three marriages to finally experience true love.
In The Great Gatsby, the main character Jay Gatsby, struggles to reach the green light. The novel describes how his love for Daisy never dies, and is willing to do anything to bring her back into his life. His only dream and hope in life is to be with Daisy. The resemblance of the green light and the horizon, reinforces the idea that people continue to strive for a better opportunity, no matter the circumstances underlying. In the first novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, the main character Janie has always had a dream to have freedom from the beginning, even though she grows up learning that she needs to have a man to depend on.
(Doc. 8). The entire reason of existence was to please their god, and receive salvation so that they may live in paradise when they die. Both Christianity and Judaism believe that God has created man in his image and that He has made man to take care of creation (Doc. 5).
In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Hurston expresses Janie 's hunger to find true love which aided Janie 's quest to have satisfaction within herself. A quest is a long or arduous search for something that is trying to be embraced. In Janie 's three marriages she gained strength, courage and wisdom in hope to find her truest self. Janie 's first marriage with Logan Killicks was arranged, and forced upon by Nanny. Throughout the marriage Janie 's quest to find love was dismissed.
In an article an author wrote, “Nanny states that although she could not realize her own dreams, Janie need not suffer such restriction: ‘It wasn 't for me to fulfill my dreams.... But nothing can 't stop you from wishin '....’” (Hattenhauer). Although Janie may not realize it, her Nanny has always supported her dreams when she was young. This shows the theme because Janie has always had a vision of the life she
They were always thanking God for the good things he had done for them, or calling on him in a time of need. For example, in Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford it states,“ Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the god of Heaven”. Being religious means to believe in God. Therefore, this shows that they were religious, because they were blessing him. To emphasize how religious they were, another example would be from the poem, “Verses upon the Burning of our house” by Anne Bradstreet.
Even if someone has sinned, the person can believe in God and be sent to heaven where he will prosper and be saved from damnation. There is a biblical story in which a man named Moses was given many opportunities by God to deliver the Israelites free from Pharaoh’s rule. The slaves conveyed this message into the song “Go Down, Moses.” Slaves believed that Moses would appear again and tell the white slave owners to let God’s people (the slaves) go. These few, out of numerous, songs displayed