However, the following lines change the viewpoint of the interpretation: “But in the flame I saw myself burned alive / Burned alive with her”. The reason behind his melancholy is revealed and it becomes obvious that the curse is in fact love and the result of it is despair. The narrator continues “Please, save me Saint Peter!” This plead creates a link to “With You Came the Whole of the World’s Tears” in which the narrator is in despair after falling in love but then separated from the object of his love. The narrator feels lost and torn as the “flags” of the ship have been “ripped apart by the winds that felt like thorns, no land, no home in sight”. The despair of the narrator as well as his feelings of loneliness and displacement is verified by the next line “I am abandoned / Abandoned by the light”.
One can also imagine, the horrors that the piercing gaze of the old man, reminded Poe of. This gaze may have led Poe, to look at the depths of who he is. What Poe must have experienced, in the hands of his foster father was intensely painful, and this may have led him to bury these emotions very deeply into the subconscious. The narrator reveals in the Short Story, the deep truth of how a man’s heart can manipulate the truth, and how it can try to justify his actions. It also shows that if pains, run very deep, and have not been allowed to heal, they can destroy the fabric of one’s sanity.
This story talks about how life is fragile and how the speaker is looking back at his life and expressing feelings of nostalgia for the past. In the first 3 lines, the speaker refers to his difficult and painful life he had while struggling and being an alcoholic. “From there I could see and hear the water, and everything that’s happened to me all these years” (Carver1). When the speaker describes the weather like the “hot and still and quiet air”, it gives off feelings of emptiness and being calm, stating the speaker’s reflective state of mind. The speaker sees a cobweb hanging in a corner, this symbolizes confusion and being caught in something in which one cannot escape from.
After Tom goes against his principles and , he finds that he is hit with a manifestation of guilt, suffering nightmares and a constant "pressure in his chest". These nightmares are of Tom being pulled by Isabel (mermaid) deep into the waters of deception and immortality. Stedman uses this clichéd technique to symbolise the internal guilt Tom faces, and to foreshadow possible consequences of his immoral behaviour. However, eventually this guilt takes a toll on Tom, and he finds himself sending letters to Hannah, even when it risks him being discovered. This characterisation of Tom demonstrates to the audience that guilt can lead a person to act morally after making poor decisions.
Poe creates a sense of madness in the poem “The Raven” by depression, insanity, and the Raven itself. Madness is not a way to treat yourself. Somehow it is a way to seek depression. Knowing how Poe creates the depression among the character in the poem, surely hints that he uses madness. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,” this specific line from the poem shows us how the man in the poem have been through different problems, that keep him down, and unable to stand.
His struggles begin when he looses his job, at the end we expect him to kill himself, which he does. According to Aristotle, tragic hero should be able to arise the feelings of pity and fear in the minds of audience. Willy’s failure to accept his own inadequacy is what causes catharsis that characterizes a tragedy. Catharsis refers to purification or cleansing and purgation of emotions, especially pity and fear. It is Willy Loman’s hamartia that evokes the feelings of pity and fear in audience’s emotions.
There are many instances of failure and struggle in The Old Man and the Sea that are highlighted by Ernest Hemmingway which allows the reader to characterize and understand the circumstances and background of the “old man”, Santiago. The happenings and events of the text can be broadly classified into these two themes. From the beginning of the novel, various symbols were used to highlight defeat or failure, one being the sail of the skiff which the Old Man owned that appears to be the “flag of permanent defeat.” A further instance that emphasizes failure in this text is the Old Man’s inability to catch a fish for 84 days. These two examples of situations from the text allow the reader to understand the extent of defeat and failure the
Destructive love had always produced an immersive emotion of sadness among the writers. In the ballad ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ (“The Lovely Lady Without Mercy”) the writer tales about a knight who is “haggard and woe-begone”, devoured by the feeling of sadness. The ballad is divided into three sections: the first three stanzas, where the knight is questioned by the unidentified observer, the second one with six stanzas in which the knight describes his experiences with the “magical” lady, and the final three stanzas describe the lady’s true side and the reason for the knight’s despair. The structure is created in “ballad stanzas”, which are in alternating iambic tetrameters and in the trimeter lines. The ballad has a deliberate and slow movement, suggesting something terrible had happened and is about to be told.
Destructive love had always produced an immersive emotions of sadness among the writers. In the ballad ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ (“The Lovely Lady Without Mercy”) the writer tales about a knight who is “haggard and woe-begone”, devoured by the feeling of sadness. The ballad is divided into three sections: the first three stanzas, where the knight is questioned by the unidentified observer, the second one with six stanzas in which the knight describes his experiences with the “magical” lady, and the final three stanzas describe the lady’s true side and the reason for the knight’s despair. The structure is created in “ballad stanzas”, which are in alternating iambic tetrameters and in the trimeter lines. The ballad has a deliberate and slow movement, suggesting something terrible had happened and is about to be told.
The ocean symbolizes wilderness, paradoxicality and the shore is an epitome of calm. It is an object of profound mystery and is enriched with many symbols. It highlights nature’s paradoxical nature through ocean. It is the protagonist which shows its masculine heroism and has a direct impact on individual. At one point of time the distressed men on boat are deeply plagued by doubts and are left adrift at sea without anyone to comfort them during their bouts of fear.