English draft- Lizzie Nichols A comparative study of F.Scott’s Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning provides insights into the changing nature of relationships. How do these texts from different contexts provide insight into the changing nature of relationships? Different values and beliefs of an era shape the development of relationships. from the Victorian era and the 1920’s provide us with insight into the changing nature of relationships. F.Scott’s Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, written in 1925 and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘Sonnets from the Portuguese’ published in 1850 written in the form of Petrarchan Sonnets.
Relationships have various influences which cause them to be altered, this is explicated in Both Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese, 1850 and F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby (TGG), 1925, which allows for the composers’ viewpoints to be conveyed. Barrett browning and Fitzgerald heighten the understanding that the past can impinge upon relationships, changing them, as well as the idea of the delicacy of love and how it can vary relationships. The past can surface and have a transformative impact on relationships, the fragility of love may lead to a broken relationship if expectations of one another are not met or external sources interfere. The delicacy of love and the past both come from differing contexts
The theme of love and misery is present throughout the play, yet Antonio holds a passionate and honest love that is a great contrast to the Petrarchan lover, Duke Orsino. Orsino is a melancholic lover who is in love with the idea of being ‘in love’; but unbeknownst to Orsino his views on love are more towards his stomach it seems. The first lines of the play Orsino explains his skewed view on love, Orsino refers to love as an “appetite” and mentions that it is possible for the appetite to ‘sicken and die’ which was a foreshadow in my opinion of Orsino’s character because through the play he mentions how strong his love is for Olivia despite the fact that he suddenly loses interest in her when someone else is brought to his attention. The use of the word ‘die’ when talking about
Based off the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Eurydice by Ocean Vuong, incorporates the classical elements of the ancient Greek legend with poetic figurative language and writing to establish a romantic mood centered on the theme of love. Orpheus and Eurydice, a tragic love story, is similar to Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Throughout the story, the main characters are seen to be deeply in love, however, a tragic event or occurrence seems to prevent the two characters from ever fully being together. For instance, Aristaeus, a jealous lover who sought Eurydice for himself, caused the death of Eurydice, thereby separating the Aristaeus sought to subjugate Orpheus and bring their love to an end. However, the two lovers ran into the woods together, effectively creating a long and tiresome chase.
Aestheticism is the worship of beauty and self-fulfillment. Wilde is greatly influenced by the societal movements in the Victorian Era, therefore the theme of hedonism is prominent displaying the influence of Aestheticism in The Picture of Dorian Gray and further explaining the consequences of selfishness and self-pleasure. The Aestheticism movement shockingly challenged all past standards of love, pleasure, and sexuality. Specifically this Victorian movement “promotes sexual… experimentation.”(Burdett) This new
During the late eighteenth century, a new literary movement was born which focused on embracing individuality and emphasized imagination and emotions. Numerous literary pieces have visible Romantic qualities throughout the eighteenth century. Two prominent literary pieces with Romantic qualities present in their text are The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving and The Minister 's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Through their respective texts the author 's portray the Romantic qualities of human nature, the supernatural, and individual freedom in unique ways, but use them to contribute to the intended meaning of the stories. The Devil and Tom Walker and The Minister 's Black Veil convey the Romantic quality of human nature to be innately evil and greedy.
When asked to define love, people may answer with many different things. The formal definition of love as a noun is an intense feeling of deep affection. Love as a verb is to feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller uses character pairings and their actions to illustrate his own definition of love. The main pairing in this play is John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth.
The story of The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu and The Lai of Eliduc by Marie de France both have a prominent plot of love and deceit and prove to create a complicated relationship for the two main characters in each story. Mono no aware is an ability to respond to a situation with emotional sensibility and intimacy, it is a prominent part of Japanese literature and is basis for The Tale of Genji. Fin’ amor, or courtly love in English literature, is an act of nobility and chivalry within the realm of love and affection, the Lai of Eliduc has a cognate form of courtly love. Love is a universal concept for showing deep affection, in The Tale of Genji, Genji shows deep affection and intimacy for the ladies in his concubine but fails to be
Comparison Essay on Wordsworth and Yeats In “Down by the Salley Gardens” by William Butler Yeats and “She dwelt among the Untrodden ways” By William Wordsworth, they both utilize a theme of love while applying imagery consistently throughout the poems. Additionally, Yeats uses parallelism to demonstrate the passing of time through metaphors while Wordsworth comparatively portrays his inner thoughts. Since they are expressing their emotions, Yeats applies similes comparing his love to the beauty of nature whilst Wordsworth is commemorating his love, despite her disappearing from his life. “She dwelt among the untrodden ways” by Wordsworth overall expresses his emotion towards her as she lives her life only to die isolated. “Down by the Salley Gardens” by Yeats has a sense of regret, showing his inner
Romanticism glorified art, poetry, music, and nature. Two examples of Romantic poets are Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson, whose writing exemplifies the Romantic theme of individuality, or the divergence from traditional societal norms and beliefs. The poems “A Dream Within A Dream,” by Edgar Allan Poe, and “Much Madness is Divinest Sense,” by Emily Dickinson perfectly display this theme of individuality. Within these poems, one can see both the similarities and differences regarding the theme, numerous elements of Romanticism such as individualism, imagination, and insight, the impact the theme has on societal norms, and the timelessness of the theme by being incorporated into modern day culture. To begin, there are many similarities to be found within “A Dream Within A Dream” and “Much Madness Is Divinest Sense”.