The Lake Of Innisfree Analysis

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When thing got though, people always feel like they want to just leave their reality behind and escape. That desire can be shared by many. shared by many, the hard actuality of life creates the feeling of wanting to escape. The theme of wanting to escape can be seen in the poem, “The Lake of Innisfree” by W. B. Yeats and in the story “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin. While some differences between the two works are evident like the ways to face the reality of the characters, the point of view and the environment, the similarities such as the desire to leave the environment they are in, feeling stuck in their place and finding ways to deal with their reality are striking. I will discuss these issues in my essay to show the similarities between these seemingly unalike works. The poem “The Lake of Innisfree” by W. B. Yeats is about a place in nature and it clearly illustrates the notion of wanting to escape as it's written in the first person. The poem is a description of a place the narrator visited as a child. The lake represents a quiet place, where he can think and be alone. This place in nature is contradictory to the place he's in. Throughout the whole poem, three strong motifs show that theme. First, the desire to leave the environment he is in. The poet conveys his strong wish…show more content…
B. Yeats and in the story “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin. The unexpected similarities that intertwine in both the poem and the story convey the strong sentiment of wanting to escape reality. The differences only enhance the emotion of wanting to leave the environment you are in that both the poem and the story express. Every element is used to show the desire to escape. Dealing with a hard life and environment that makes you feel stuck will create the will to escape. The wish to be in a better, faraway place. That is what in the core of this seemingly different literary
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