Humbert Humbert and his Lolita, Dolores Haze, are incomparable characters that toy with the reader’s emotions and are the basis of this story. While questioning the author’s intention in creating such a wretched tale, I discovered that Vladimir Nabokov, himself states that the novel has no intended moral, it was just something he had to get off his chest. And that is perhaps the best evaluation I can offer, one should read Lolita not for is sexual and emotional rawness, the beautiful prose, or a good and honest cry, but because it is book without an intended moral. Books like these have no gray zone, no middle ground, the reader is forced to love it or hate
There were similarities between these two poets, but their differences were greater. One of the main differences between Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson was how these two people lived. Walt Whitman was known for being a people person, always being surrounded and how repeatedly he expresses his love for sex and young men. Emily Dickinson instead was known to be a recluse, and most of the things she wrote about were the product of her imagination. Also, while Whitman was very open about his sex life, Dickinson was very prudent about her own romantic life, if she even had any, because as previously stated she barely had any human contact.
2 Analysis From the start of the first quatrain, the speaker declares his beloved one unappealing “In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes/ For they in thee a thousand errors note” (1-2). He states that he truly does not love his mistress only with eyes, his love is not based on appearance. He explains that his love is not blind, all the blemishes, faults, physical imperfections or even wrong and arrogant behavior of the beloved one are clearly seen. The speaker does not praise the allure and grace of his beloved one as it usually happens in sonnets. The word “error” (2) is the first negative image, which meaning according to the dictionary is “the amount of deviation from a standard or specification, a deficiency or imperfection in structure or function”.
Thus, the female characters within the poem represents two distinct roles of women: either as a pure and holy being, or as a sinful entity. Dante emphasizes the differing roles of these women by three mediators. First, he gives Francesca the freedom to defend herself, letting her to have a partial guidance/autonomy; in contrast, Dante delivers his own freedom in the hands of Beatrice, allowing her to have a complete guidance/complete control over the poem. Second, Dante focuses on the physical aspects of love when talking about Francesca’s love story, while he talks about a selfless, spiritual love when referring to his and Beatrice’s love story. Third, Francesca does not take the responsibility of her actions, has a lack of remorse and blames the power of love for her fate, while Dante and Beatrice respect the rules and morals, by only coming together in the afterlife.
Sex without love is actually an act of loneliness, in which those who partake are seeking pleasure rather than true intimacy. The speaker in Sharon Olds’ poem “Sex Without Love” introduces this idea through several metaphors that help to communicate the irresponsibility and selfishness of sex without love. After the first reading of this poem, it seems as if the text is describing loveless sex with beautiful imagery, however, upon further analysis, it is found that these images are being used to highlight the issues pertaining to those who perform acts of love without actually feeling any love for those they perform these acts with. Through the imagery and metaphors presented, the poem enforces the idea that to have sex with those we don’t love is to deprive ourselves of the true intimacy that is involved in having sex with those that we do love. Olds’ poem begins with a question, “How do they do it?
If There Ever Was a Godless Hymn John Knapp’s article, “The Spirit of Classical Hymn in Shelley’s ‘Hymn to Intellectual Beauty’” attempts to counter critics’ arguments that the aforementioned “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty” is an ode and not, as the title would suggest, a hymn. Knapp’s main argument is that trying to define Percy Bysshe Shelley’s work within the strict constraints of genre is ill-suited when taking into consideration both Shelley’s professional views on genre and the precedent for hymns to play with generic boundaries. In his argument, Knapp stresses Shelley’s focus on genre as something that is, “mobile and ever-changing … bound up in perpetual transference.” Referencing Shelley’s “A Defence of Poetry,” Knapp concludes that
'Larkin strips away the facades and exposes the empty reality of social ideals. ' To what extent do you agree with this statement? Many of Larkin’s poems are seen to heavily discuss the dependence of individuals on social ideals, regardless of their insubstantiality, due to their desire to believe in something – no matter how unreachable it may seem. In the poems ‘Essential Beauty’, ‘An Arundel Tomb’ and ‘Sunny Prestatyn’, Larkin expresses the lack of substantial reality behind declaring privilege as something for everyone, and also by establishing the reactions individuals experience upon facing the reality of life. However, this allows individuals to also be aware of the necessity of having something to work towards in life, proving that despite the lack of much feasibility, social ideals still prove to have some meaning.
The sound effect in “The Road not Taken” helps everyone understand the poem better. This poem uses assonance. Robert Frost uses assonance to help his readers imagine “The Road Not Taken” more thoroughly. For example, he used this sound effect by saying “fair and wear.” Also, “lay, day, and way.” Sound effects helped this poem become more interesting. In conclusion, Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” could relate to anyone, no matter what decision they had to make.
Solomon adds another aspect to this analysis of Romeo and Juliet. Adding that he flaws the “liberal American sexual mythology,” which he claims Nagel relies heavily upon (Solomon, 338). According to Solomon, the liberal American sexual mythology titles that the vital aim of sex is orgasm, and that intercourse is a private matter. Its evident that Nagel believes the sexual act between Romeo and Juliet to be private, since he never examines it. Also, since he is never open about the act it can be deemed that the type of act would be acceptable if it ends in orgasm.
Ugly Love Ugly love is such a nice novel to read with somehow can happen in reality even if it’s a Fiction Novel. The book is a story more of the issues happening to our society such as love being hard to find and sex being easy to find. Ugly love like “ love that is ugly means lust is beyond happiness and lust is more spoken and active” Ugly love is a novel about love that is like no strings attached but more of like being friends with benefits and the trust, love and hope for a good future ahead. The Genre is more of Romance because of how they develop from strangers who Miles being drunk outside Tate’s room because he broke up with Rachel and then Tate became merciful to put a Drunk Miles