The purpose of a ghost story is to leave the reader feeling frightened and unaware of what the truth of reality is. Nguyen's Black-Eyed Women flips all our perceptions of what a ghost is and why they visit the living. The ghost stories told in this story affect the narrator by forcing her to confront the discomfort of her reality. The narrator realizes she has been ignoring discomfort about her brother dying for her, and s the guilt and that she lived. She loses her identify, and sense of security, however her brother's ghost arrives to mend this disconnect.
Both Dickinson and Ferrante may have been motivated in their anonymity by a desire for privacy. Much of Dickinson 's poetry represents an exploration of profound affective experiences, and she undoubtedly felt vulnerable in such a situation. For example, in her poem, "I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain," Dickinson explores the speaker 's mental turmoil and subsequent descent into madness, a truly private and frightening experience. If Dickinson 's poetry reflects her personal experience, to any extent, it is unsurprising that she would wish to share her poetry with only her most intimate acquaintances; in publishing her work, her deepest emotions would be put on display for the scrutiny of strangers. Ferrante likely had a similar motivation for adopting a pseudonym, particularly if Elena 's thoughts and feelings are indeed reflections of the author 's own childhood experiences.
She says she “wants time to function as a power wash”, and remove the memory of the ride from her mind before she enters her house. This stanza shows how distressed the narrator feels about the comment, proving that her method of coping is not viable, and that she cannot let go of the small instances of racism she experiences. Her attempts to ignore times when she is offended do not work, and in that regard, are little better than John Henryism. She still does not confront racism, which would allow her some closure on the matter, but rather than fight against
Explore the presentation of disturbed minds in Macbeth and in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. In both Macbeth and Sylvia Plath 's poems, disturbed minds is shown through the uses of word choices and through the actions and pasts of the characters and Sylvia Plath. Disturbed minds are an important factor in both Macbeth and Sylvia Plath 's poems because I believe it is there major downfall in the build up to the murder of King Duncan (Macbeth) and the suicide of Sylvia Plath. There are many differences and similarities of signs of disturbed minds in the two. For example in both Plath 's poems and in Macbeth, the loss of a male figure is made clear.
There is a real dissimilarity in tone from “The Prologue”, in this instance; Bradstreet does not turn to sarcasm, irony or defiance. Instead, she remains apologetic for the flaws of her poetry, in tone as well as language. Bradstreet in this poem solely blames herself for the failure of her offspring, even claiming it has no father to take away any criticism of her husband: “If for thy father asked, say thou hadst none” (l. 23). One could argue Bradstreet pre-empts critics by already stating all the flaws in the poetry and her desperate attempt to correct those flaws. Although she may gain
She expresses her guilt and remorse without even realizing it, showing that she truly regrets her actions. Due to her guilt, Lady Macbeth takes her own life. Instead of showing any sign of remorse, Macbeth proclaims, “ She should have died hereafter” (5.5.20). After the death of his wife, Macbeth shows no signs of grieving, or love towards his recently deceased
Although Ninsun prays to Shamash to help Gilgamesh defeat Humbaba by preventing Humbaba’s movements with winds, these prayers for Gilgamesh to win are selfish. Ninsun suggests during her prayer that she is more truly concerned about her status as a God and her ability as a mother to raise a heroic son, than about her son’s well-being. Ninsun worries about her status as a God being tainted if Gilgamesh dies in the battle against Humbaba and this is evident when Ninsun questions “will he not rule the human race with Irnina? / Will he not dwell with Ningishzida in the Land of No Return?” (Gil. 82-83).
Mrs. Hale regrets not being a better friend and is beginning to feel some culpability for the murder of Mr. Wright. We see dramatic irony in the fact that Mrs. Hale speaks of her lack of reaching out to Mrs. Wright with friendship played a role in the actions of Mrs. Wright and if she had what that friendship would have meant to Mrs. Wright. At the same time, Mrs. Peters inadvertently adds fuel to the flames of Mrs. Hale’s guilt by pointing out that Mrs. Wright did not even have children to occupy her days like Mrs. Hale did. Feeling even worse, the author uses imagery to show how desolate this farm really is. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters both realize now that what they have learned about Mrs. Wright (by being in her home) her life and marriage have been far worse than they could have
William Faulkner’s novel, The Sound and the Fury, represents an experiment in writing, as was said by the writer himself. It depicts the tragedy of the Compson family, and in the broader view, the fall of the Old South, in a very unusual way. The novel is an experiment in regards to the very specific use of the narrative technique, and the results obtained from it. The whole book echoes various forms of absence which account for the ever-present chaos, and disorder that render the book so hard to understand. Absence in some cases stands for the state of being away, or in other cases the non-existence or the lack of something.
How Wilfred Owen conveys the horror and futility of war “My subject is war and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity.” A quote by one of the greatest war poet of all time, Wilfred Owen, shows his attitude towards poetry, a medium he used to portray the chaos of war. In his poetry, he depicts the horror and futility of war that he witnessed. His poetry, which lies in the ‘pity of war’, stirs the emotions of the reader beyond just sympathy. The way Owen crafts the poem clearly shows the ‘pity’ that he emphasizes throughout his poetry.