Samuel Washburn Prof. Russell EN 231 2 October 2014 The Poetic Argument Between Dr. Johnathan Swift and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Dr. Swift’s, The Lady’s Dressing Room, is an 18th century satirical poem that addresses British social issues via the lens of feminine beauty, and how that beauty is a form of artifice. The poem uses beauty as a sort of philosophical metaphor for the main character, Strephon, to confront the realistic underbelly of feminine beauty/hygiene, which is portrayed as lurid and shocking, for the purpose of personal and social vanity. The poem was labeled misogynistic at the time of its writing, and continues to be viewed as such.
In Poe’s story “The Cask of Amontillado” revenge take over Montresor’s life. Montresor is nice on the outside, but is planning revenge on the inside. “My heart grew sick, it was the dampness of the catacombs that made it so.” This is after he kills Fortunato he is on his way out. He is really getting depressed from killing him for an insult.
Foreshadowing is used to stubbly warn the audience of the approaching tragedy. Friar Lawrence alludes to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet that will result from their rushed marriage when he tells Romeo in ACT 2, scene 6, line 9, “These violent delights have violent ends.” With violent delights referring to their fiery passion and violent ends to their deaths. Another feature used is simile, in ACT 1, scene 4, line 26 Romeo uses a simile when talking to Mercutio, “Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.”
In his eyes, Perry sees this as betrayal and may be a large part of the reason he detest her. Capote uses this lyric because it foreshadows the death of Perry. Otto and Perry conclude the song by asking “won’t you give me flowers while I’m living” (Capote 117). This lyric is essential because the “lilies” and the “flowers” symbolize mercy. He is pleading with the world to give him mercy while he is alive, not after he is dead.
Friar Laurence is to blame because of his devious and secretive nature. First, Friar Laurence agrees to perform a forbidden marriage without Romeo and Juliet’s family’s approval. Friar Laurence states, “In one respect, I’ll thy assistant to be; For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your household’s rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare 1031). This quote displays Friar Laurence’s devious nature because he had agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet, thinking that it would solve the rivalry between the two families even though it was against who he was, his morals, and his religion. In addition to him simply agreeing to marry the two, Friar Laurence
However, if transcending female expectations was used as a weapon than for good, is it still considered an act of femininity? Of course not! It clears that although Shakespeare rebelled against gender roles of his time, he still believes that women/men should have moral intentions. With the character Lady Macbeth, we get a taste of what inhuman values, attitude and believes look like, and eventually what this lifestyle can lead to. (Hint: it is not good)
Vivid wording is heavily used such as ‘monstrous organization’, ‘exterminating human lives’, and ‘inhumane butchers’. Even the letter is signed off with ‘Disgusted, Megan Fox’. Not only this, but words are emphasized through all capital letters, exclamation points, and italics. Another use of pathos in the letter is the author describing an abortion doctor chuckling as she rips off a baby’s legs, which is supposed to make the reader feel disgust and outrage for Planned Parenthood and
The feminist lens provide modern society with the most compelling view of literature because men don’t trust women, men think women are cheaters and whores, and women don 't have a voice. First and foremost, men don’t trust women. Illustrates how the feminist perspective is the best lens to new modern literature in his play “Othello”, when shakespeare articulates through brabantio in Act 1, as he speaks to duke that “She has been fooled, stolen from me, and corrupted by spells and medicines bought from cheating salesmen. She is not mentally impaired, blind or
If thou be merciful, Open the tomb. Lay me with Juliet.”(a5,s3). Paris loved Juliet but he was not aware that she was in love with Romeo. Paris knew he was on the verge of dying and he wanted to lay next to Juliet's unconscious body to show his love for Juliet.
Poe makes both men insane to emphasize that loss doesn 't just take an emotional toll, it also takes a mental one. Death is very important to these two stories because it is the main conflict with the two protagonists. Poe is emphasizing that death is random and it is incredibly powerful. He shows what happens to someone when they lose someone that meant a lot to them. Poe describes depression, bleakness, bargaining, but most of all acceptance.
They traveled over to America and stayed for nine months to “study” the prisons. However, he accomplished a lot more than what he came here to do. Alexis made quite a few observations about America, these observations will be discussed throughout the paper. One of the many observations Alexis de Tocqueville made during his stay in america is the principle sovereignty of the the people.
“Love’s Deceit,” by Big Rube, is a famous poem that is commonly connected with the American film “ATL.” In this poem, Big Rube discusses the deceitful ways of love. Rube also expresses his personal opinion of what love is and its irresistible lures. Big Rube uses several examples of figurative language to describe his feelings and thoughts love has brought upon him. He uses examples of similes, metaphors, and personification to explain the addiction of love in his life.