Imprisonment and Freedom in Relation to “The Painted Door” Canadian literature has always been heavily involved with the wild landscape and nature. In Ross’ short story “The Painted Door”, he explores the themes of imprisonment and freedom in relation to the winter landscape of the prairies. This is evident through Frye’s concept of the garrison/colonial mentality and through the environment’s influence over the Ann. Canadian literature has been distinguished by its methods in writing nature and the environment as Frye suggested, “Canadian writing expressed a ‘garrison mentality’” in which their works highlighted a sense of separation and isolation (New 217). There is a sense of survival in their works and dealing with the wilderness and
The multifaceted nature of the human condition encompasses all aspects of human life at both an individual and collective level and delves into the notion of humanity and the values it comprises. Gwen Harwood’s poems’ “Father and Child” and “Mother who gave me life,” and Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery” (1998), explore the dynamic and often contradictory nature of the human condition. Harwood portrays the transience of time and inescapable truth of mortality, illustrating the ever changing complexion of the human experience. Whereas, Jackson examines the capability of all humans to be violent and cruel while questioning whether such tendencies can be masked by a constrictive society’s heartless ideals. Harwood explores the brevity
William Shakespeare's King Lear is depressing and has no mercy, but it also encounters many more aspects which are quite important for everyone to know, such as: trails of deaths, battles, love, hatred, treacheries and most importantly nature and culture. Shakespeare created a play where the world was cruel and there was only plotting and tragedy with no shining light at the end of the tunnel. Shakespeare makes King Lear, a natural figure to show the hypocrisy. The connection between King Lear and Cordelia is an analogy for the relationship of nature and culture. It seems that King Lear believed in culture instead of nature, he could not understand his youngest, nicest and the most loving daughter Cordelia only because she had no words to
Death is an experience that all humans will eventually face, and no living human can say exactly what this encounter is like. The poems “On My First Son” by Ben Jonson, “Death be not proud” by John Donne, and “Because I could not stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson are all examples of poetry that express and explore the central theme of death and its many facets.These poems examine how people view the inevitability of the human condition, and look at the fact that people die at any point in time and is not dictated by a human’s own time frame. “On My First Son”, “Death be not proud”, and “ Because I could not stop for Death” discuss death. All three poems approach this topic in a unique way. “Death be not proud” and “Because I could not stop
Title In World War One, one of the most bloody, gruesome, and horrific wars in modern-day history, the dire need for true brotherhood may be a literal matter of life and death. In Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, the epic effect of comradeship is displayed throughout the actions, characters, and overall impact on the book itself. Without these aspects of comradeship, one may be as hopeless and deserted as the front lines of the battlefield. To achieve a full knowledge and realize the impact of comradeship, one must start by understanding actions as simple as roasting a goose. While some actions may seem silly or not pertinent to the powerful idea of comradeship, they may mean more than what comes to the reader's mind at first.
The North collection utilises various historical context while also stylistically allude to the bygone era of the Vikings and the discovery of the bog bodies of the Northern Europe in order to emphasis the endless occurrence of brutality and violent events. Furthermore, the poems contain multiple stylistic devices that symbolically emphasize the natural aspects of life and death. Heaney symbolically expresses his thoughts and accepts the natural occurrence of mortality through certain poems such as “The Grauballe Man” and “Exposure”. All in all, the underlying purpose of Heaney’s poems is to portray his struggles to escape the ongoing brutality and violent in a society. Heaney utilises historical context in order to emphasize his understandings towards the inevitable death.
Edgar Allan Poe has earned titles such as the Master of American Macabre and the Father of Short Stories, during and even decades and decades after his prime. His trademark is founded on his deep understanding of what are typically considered to be negative parts of human psychology and emotion. He has outlandish views on common human concepts or beliefs, and gives light to these through grotesquely detailed situational stories. He 's far from a stereotypical writer— Poe has brought out very distinct and unconventional opinions about death. This could be attributed to the fact that Poe has been surrounded by and affected by the workings of death almost his whole life.
Many of the alarming inanimate objects that the speaker is accompanied by on this particular night have to do with the natural world as they apply fear and anxiety towards the speaker. For example, upon morning for his lost love Lenore, he hears ongoing noises in the night that are increasing in sound and instilment of fear. In the poem, Poe depicted the form of a man in his fear at the mercy of nature in his sanctuary: “Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, soon I heard again a tapping somewhat louder than before. […] “Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; ‘Tis the wind and nothing more” (31-36). Moreover, what one can grasp from these lines within the poem is that the wind was sought to be malice natural forces that surrounded the speaker, surrounded his home of peace and tranquility of mournful silence, just waiting to seize the opportunity to break the long drawn out of stillness within the night.
“Strange, it is a huge nothing we fear” is the last line in Seamus Heaney’s poem, “Storm on the Island”. Written by a Northern Irish, and Nobel Prize winner, Heaney, the poem’s setting was influenced by the writer’s countryside lifestyle. The reader can infer from the title of the poem that it revolves around nature. The setting of an island immediately plants a sense of isolation, and anxiety; however, the poem sprouts threads of various themes. In dominance of all, the author frequently refers to one, that is, despite the frequent trials of overcoming fears and preparations made, one cannot control the arbitrary storm.
(OAL- 22) Cooper’s novels disclose a profound anxiety between the lone individual and society, nature, culture, spirituality and well thought-out religion. Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales about Natty Bumppo is a vast prose epic with the North American continent as setting, Indian tribes as characters and great wars and westward immigration as the social background. He was the first to sound the recurring tragic note in American fiction. (OAL-24) 9. In the post-war