In Robert Butler’s short story “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot” a widowed woman doesn’t know her husband is still with her, watching her, and that she adopted him in the form of a parrot. Robert Butler’s wife left him for a richer and even older man. He wrote an email to clear up the rumors about his marriage and seemed to accept that his wife chose another man. There is more meaning in the story than what meets the eye. Robert Butler took his own life experience and wrote it in the form of a story adding his own unique twist making the narrator a bird.
In Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot by Robert Olen Butler, this theme is conveyed perfectly through the eyes of an interesting and oddly relatable human-turned-bird. Butler’s mastery of magical realism and uncomplicated syntax conveys a story of boundaries and inaccessible love. Robert Olen Butler was born in 1945, paving the way for many other authors who, like himself, worked in the broad genre of marvelous realism. Furthermore, he enjoyed broadening his horizons and finding unlikely inspiration from day to day life; in his book Tabloid Dreams, he used newspaper clippings and misleading headlines as inspiration for wild tales such as “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot.” In this particular story, Butler explores the mind of a parrot, or, more specifically, the passed conscience of a man inside the body of a yellow-nape Amazon parrot. He expertly projects the helplessness and dismay of this constrained viewpoint and binds the reader to the narrator through a first-person point of view.
The father in the lay of the two lovers prevents his daughter from marriage. However, she’s fallen in love with a nobleman: “She found him engaging and thinking of her poor chances of married love because of her father’s arbitrary rules, she chose to do the very thing most fathers fear and gave her love to the young man…” Refusing to accept her fate, the daughter goes against her father’s will and chooses to devise a scheme with her lover to get married. Her rebellion against her father because of her infatuation represents women making her own choices. Furthermore, after marriage, wives were known for holding power over their husbands and persuading their opinions: “In France and in England, women often ruled territories and even kingdoms upon the absence of death of husbands. Women usually possessed their own households and circles of patronage, and it was widely recognized that women had considerable influence over their husbands.” Mature wives were offered “...freedom from supervision, control over the household, and participation in government.” Therefore, in the lay, when the daughter fights for her love, she is also inadvertently fighting for the power she could obtain through marriage.
The story “Popular Mechanics” by Raymond Carter centers around a story of a male and female who are fighting for custody of their child in their house. The story explains how the man is leaving his lover, and they both agree to the decision. The story clearly focuses on the theme of how romantic relationships can sometimes turn inadequate. The way the author tries to express the theme is by using a literary element called symbolism. Symbolism defies the idea of using events, objects, and anything in the story to represent a meaning rather then what it will appear to be.
I could very well relate to Butler since I had almost the exact same experience this past summer. I was going to see my bedridden grandfather who was in his last moments while the Chinese society in public places was relatively rude in manner. Self ego drives the tension and conflicts between people. These conflicts were simply escalated in “speech sounds”, and can be seen as a more severe version of today’s
Also, she has two small kids now and her family is too poor to support her and them if she leaves her husband. She’s stuck. Her husband leaves her for long times. And when he comes back, he torched her. So we don’t know what part mental illness plays in the marital troubles.
It emphasizes the loneliness, and insecurity that awaits us through mankind’s nonstop addiction with reflection and expresses the problems associated with aging through terse comparisons between reality and desire. How this purpose was achieved in the poem will now be analysed in terms of the speaker, structure, language and techniques incorporated by Plath.
The absence of the element of love will definitely makes it hard for people to survive in any situations. As being portrayed in Sonnet 29, the poet was actually at his miserable state. He felt unlucky and he gave up as if there were no hopes left for him. However, the power of love of his beloved saved him from being suffocating and drowning with his problems. Thus, it is undeniable that lovers will definitely depend to each other for survival.
While reading D.H Lawrence’s Lady Chatterly’s Lover I could retrace the imagery and the compelling thoughts and emotions of the characters in the novel with the idea of transcendental sexuality and spiritual sex mentioned in the ancient texts of numerous civilizations and holy texts such as kaballah., The Zohar and The mystic Song of Songs. According to Kabballah pleasure is what defines a human being. Nothing more do I find more apt This world ‘s creation also arose from the desire of pleasure in Eve to rebel leading to the act of eating of the forbidden fruit of knowledge . The process of lovemaking has infinite potential and cannot be rendered useful in the presence of shame . One must be aware and conscious about one ‘s body ,thoughts and emotions thus it is considered to be the intersection of head , heart and soul.