For instance, the speaker announces “...I walk alone in the light of dawn/ under the oak-tree and through this earth-cave,/ where I must sit the summer-long day;/ there I can weep for all my exiles,/ my many troubles; and so I may never/ escape from the cares of my sorrow mind,...”(35-40). She also states “They forced me to live in a forest grove,/ under an oak tree in an earthen cave...”(27-28). These lines prove that because the female speaker is a women, she has no power or control over the situation that occurred to her. This poem puts medieval women in poor lighting and depicts men as strong and powerful
The first ballad analysed is written by Gao Yin and thematise the relationship to her son. Gao Yin describes her son as being disrespectful, even abusing her, and eventually abandoning his mother. Another theme is being addressed by Huang Lianzhu in her ballade. Her personal account is filled with grieve over the death of close family members but ends on a positive note. Another example is the ballade of He Huanshu.
The need to break free in “The Story of an Hour” and “The Astronomer 's Wife” Women back in the 1920’s were considered weak and that men were the ones in charge of them. In these two stories they prove that the wives in each of them were not living their life to the fullest because of their husbands. Even though both stories are similar in that both the protagonists suffers with oppression, they differ dramatically. In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, the character Mrs.Mallard expressed her happiness towards her husband’s death when she realized she will be alone, while Katherine from “The Astronomer’s Wife” by Kaye Boyle, was not happy because she was not getting the love that she wanted from her husband, but was soon happy after being
For instance, she says that “First my lord went out away… Then I went forth a friendless exile to seek service in my sorrow’s need” (6-10). Since she felt agony, she was seeking the attention by cheating (betraying) on her King with another man’s wooing. Although these characters express similar themes/emotions, they show it in different forms. As an example, the poem about the wife isn’t written in Anglo-Saxon, while the excerpt from Beowulf is. Anglo-Saxon is a culture that has a lot of belief in fate, treasure is their success, and where loyalty to a leader is crucial.
His family found the timing to be inconvenient and only a select number of people attended the ceremony. This is another way that Tristan is trying to deal with the grief that he has been handed in life. His reasoning for becoming married is that he could make a son that would replace his brother, Samuel. Tristan knew that this move was a selfish one, but he could not fathom anything else. He was crazy in love and the sad fact was that it was only because of the stress caused of his brother dying.
The poem is addressed towards her husband as a “last Farewell” (28), which overtly denote that her demise evoked such fear in her that she had to write a poem. She believed that God’s punishment from “The sentence past is most irrevocable” (5) was predestined; moreover, she gives the idea that eventually everything passes away might as well be caused by bringing her child into the world. It is not much of a stretch to consider this idea as a widely held belief among that times women. There is much emphasis on her husband remembering her with affection as detailed by the “Yet love thy dead, who long lay in thine arms” (20). The qualms she mentions in the text are not chiefly because of her looming end, but that of the danger her children, hence the line where she asks her spouse to “protect from step Dames injury” (24).
The only downside, however, is that we might have dreams when we are dead—bad/evil dreams. According to Hamlet in that quote, "being in love" is like getting hit by thousands of arrows because the pain is unbearable, as it really hurts that much, and due to the fact that his mom married so soon after his father 's death makes him feel a sense of betrayal. In any case, Hamlet thinks about whether it 's ideal to endure the awful things you think about in life than to keep running off into death 's "undiscovered country." His issue is that he wouldn 't like to continue living when he is super discouraged about his uncle executing his father and marrying his mother, however, he doesn 't recognize what death will bring and that is frightening, as well. He could consequently wind up like his father.
Living in a patriarchal society, women are constantly looked down upon and even more so following Hamlet’s mother’s decision of marrying his uncle shortly after his father’s death. Hamlet considers his mother weak because she completely lost her sense of reason and failed to remain faithful to her late husband. It is a common belief that women should always remain faithful after the death of their husband and if they don’t they are to be looked down upon. Shakespeare goes as far as to say that she will be punished for her faithlessness. He uses harsh and degrading language to further his belief that women are inferior to men, such as, “frailty, thy name is woman!” When Hamlet compares his mother to Niobe, he is saying that she is recklessly emotional, which translates to weakness among women.
By this point, Ophelia has lost her father and Hamlet. It becomes clear she is questioning her choices at this point and deeply regrets certain actions taken. Allison A. Chapman, in her article titled “Ophelia’s ‘Old Lauds”: Madness and Hagiography in Hamlet,” discusses Ophelia’s spiral to demise. Chapman points out that “trying to submit to her father and to be a good potential wife for Hamlet has brought her nothing” except “shattering grief and madness” (Chapman 123). Looking back, Ophelia remarks, “how should I your true-love know/ From another one?” (4.5.23-24).
She realizes that if he left her and left her to lament and mourn, then he shouldn’t be able to be happy either. She says in the poem, “May on himself depend all his world’s joy. Be he outlawed in a strange folk-land.” (lines 45-47) This shows that she wants him to have some joy because she will always love him, but she also wants him to mourn and be unhappy like he left