No Country for Old Men has one important theme as fate. This paper looks at several instances and scenes that justify fate in this movie. Anton Chigurh serves as death and fate in the movie. Carla Jean is seen pleading for her life in the hands of Chigurh who threatens that her life was over when she came into it. Carla has faced the tragedy of her husband, Moss, and later her mother also succumbs to cancer.
Thus he depicts his life after a few years towards the end of the poem by bringing the knight to a tragic death. He lived a lonely life with his family suffering from tuberculosis and this explains the wandering, desolate and hapless nature of the knight, longing for some company. Fortunately (or let’s call it unfortunately) he also fell in love with Fanny Brawne and soon realized that he would never get to be with her. He was suffering from a disease which would kill him really soon enough. Throughout his life, he had been alone and when he finally found a companion for life, he was deprived of life itself.
In William Faulkner’s short story, “A Rose for Emily,” there are at least three different types of death symbolized: the death of the traditional ways of the Old South, the death of her family’s societal status, and the physical deaths of her loved ones. The main character, Emily Grierson, is in complete denial of all three. She is desperate to avoid death of any kind, and she allows herself to lose her grip on the reality of the changing world around her. Whether this denial stems from an abusive father and daughter relationship, or the mental illness that runs in her family, Emily’s actions and reactions to life events are quite morbid. As the old, southern Mississippian ways were quickly dying out, Miss Emily refused to believe or adhere
She does so within the first two lines of the poem by repeating the word “far” (Brontë 2). This repetition emphasizes the fact that the speaker’s lover is not with her, and will never be with her again, a thought that can evoke feelings of suffering. She personifies her thoughts, which are always on her lover, as, “Resting their wings” (Brontë 7). This image of her thoughts as having wings could also be an allusion to angels and shows that her mind is constantly thinking about the death of her beloved, so much so that her thoughts need to rest. Constantly thinking about the death of a loved one must cause extreme anguish and suffering.
In “Daddy”, poet Sylvia Plath uses imagery and allusion to show her bad relationship she had with her father, how her life was miserable while she was writing the poem, and blaming her father for her status by comparing her depression to the holocaust during World War 2, thereby suggesting that her pain is greater than a world catastrophe. Plath starts off with Imagery in lines 6-8 “Daddy, I have had to kill you./you died before I had time-/Marble-heavy, a bag full of god”. In this sentence Plath talks about how her father is deceased, and describing him as a known and strong godly figure with the words “Marble-heavy” and “god.” This line also goes back to the holocaust allusion that is shown in the poem. When Hitler ruled Germany, he was also described as a godly figure. Hitler also had many statues of himself, or figures that represented him and his rule.
Prior to arriving in Elysian Fields, Blanche has survived the death of her husband and her subsequent sexually promiscuous lifestyle. She goes to Stella hoping for a new beginning, but is instead confronted by all of her past mistakes. Blanche’s road to her nervous breakdown and the asylum was created by her inability to process the tragedies of her life without resorting to illusions. At the tender age of sixteen, Blanche fell in love with a young man named Allan Gray. She was drawn to his sensitive soul, which matched her own, but ignored signs that indicated he was not the man she wanted him to be.
A Birthday Present was the first of about thirty poems written in September of 1962; about six months before Sylvia Plath committed suicide. The poem reeks of agony and desperation that the great woman poet was experiencing during the time when the poem was written. In fact, Sylvia Plath seems to suggest that only redemption of sensitive women like her is in death achieved through suicide. Her conflicted relationship with authority figures like parents and husband was a constant source of torment and agony for her. This source is rooted in patriarchy that denies autonomy and agency to women.
It isn’t right.” (162) as the townspeople are beginning to stone her. The fact that she is actually the scapegoat of the story is perhaps the strongest points of irony in the story. “The Story of The Hour” by Kate Chopin is another irony filled story. It is the story of a woman who finds out that her husband has passed. Mrs. Mallard upon hearing about her husbands death does not react in the usual way instead “She wept at once, with sudden wild abandonment.” The usual setting after bad news is given is one of gloom or darkness.
3.1.2 Death Instinct in Sylvia Plath’s Poems Sylvia Plath is famous as a confessional poet who expresses her idea intensely especially in the theme of mortality. She had a large concern in death things. Depression, suffering, despair, betrayal, losing was being friends of her life which pour most in her work of poems or novel; The Bell Jar. The absent of her father made her losing the balance of her mind. She fell into the great depression and disappointment.
“The Dark Holds No Terrors”, her second novel, is about the traumatic experience the protagonist Saru undergoes as her husband refuses to play a second-fiddle role. Saru undergoes great humiliation and neglect as a child and, after marriage, as a wife. Deshpande discusses the blatant gender discrimination shown by parents towards their daughters and their desire to have a male child. After her marriage, as she gains a greater social status than her husband Manohar, all begins to fall apart. Her husband's sense of inferiority complex and the humiliation he feels as a result of society's reaction to Saru's superior position develops sadism in him.