It is fascinating how both writers, Milton and Shelley, created heroes with parallel position to their anti-heroes. The reader can be besides any of them according to his interaction and feelings towards the story. The same remark the critics, mainly the romantics, made about Milton’s principal character or hero in his poem: was it the source of evil or the divinity? Mary recreated the same debate but this time with intention to make the reader sympathize with evil. The reader is in reality not sure who makes harm to the other: the scientist or the monster.
However, in amongst stark differences, there are also notable structural similarities between both poems. In ‘The Garden of Love’, Blake has used a somewhat regular rhyme scheme of ABAB for the first two stanzas and ABCD for the final stanza. This regularity is also displayed in Mavell’s poem which is written entirely in couplets. The breakdown of the rhyme scheme in Blake’s poem mirrors the disruption to the harmonious element of love displayed by the Garden in the first stanza and creates an unnatural sense of incompleteness and fear. This implies that the chapel, representing institutionalised religion, destroys all elements of nature and innate human desire.
Throughout the Epic of Gilgamesh, it centers the journey of Gilgamesh, the hero of the story, but I found many other supporting characters to be more interesting. With that in mind, I have chosen Shamhat, the harlot sent to seduce Enkidu, as the character I will be writing through a new perspective. As I will be writing through Shamhat’s perspective, it will go deeper into one of the many themes in the Epic of Gilgamesh, which is a misuse of power, and explores a new theme, which is the sexual exploitation of the female body, and how this aspect is overlooked. While reading the Epic of Gilgamesh, the readers often sees the privileged misusing their power over the inferior, and Shamhat is just another example of that. In the story, Shamhat is described as a harlot, which is a prostitute/promiscuous woman.
What one desires should be clear, but for Conrad and Gulnare, It is not so. These three epitaphs set the emotional charge of the succeeding Canto, but they only do so after a second reading when their connotations are less “dim;” thus, simultaneously spoiling the story for the reader and asserting the creator’s superiority. Byron further manipulates the reader using conventions, especially in the form of verse he uses, but he wholly admits this in his
Equally if not more important would be the other sin both men are guilty of, blasphemy. Blasphemy in simple terms is to believe and act in a way, that one considers themselves higher than God, to whom Christians believe is the ultimate power; in many religions it is a sin that can result in being excommunicated entirely; not too ironically it was what Jesus himself, was accused of and one of the main reasons as to why the Jewish people wanted to kill Him in the first place. Blasphemy is more than simply taking the Lord’s name in vain, as it is in reality a sin of extreme arrogance and pride, because the translation of this sin is to claim that God is wrong and man, who in the hierarchy of things, is a weaker lesser lifeform, knows more than God. Adam was tempted into eating the forbidden fruit which came from the Tree of Knowledge because he believed he deserved to know as much as God. He (and Eve to the same degree)
And it is this illusion, taken as fact, that leaves in its wake shattered expectations. “Vandals” presents a scenario in which biased societal perceptions affect the ways the characters respond to subtle impressions of pedophilia, relationship abuse, and vandalism. To understand societal expectations of women that would have plagued the characters of “Vandals” one may consider the role of Christianity. One abstraction of the obedient wife that predates the concept of equality in marriage is the debatably unequal relationship between the Christian Adam and Eve. This and many other religious and cultural tales forewarning the destruction that is a disobedient woman’s actions help to provide context for the consistent subjugation of women recognized throughout the centuries.
A Brief Analysis on Satan in Paradise Lost The Bible is one of the classical works in western literary circle even in world literary circle, so does Paradise Lost written by John Milton. At Milton’s time, works were almost influenced by the atmosphere of the bourgeois revolution. Therefore, works which can show a revolutionary enthusiasm were popular with people as an encouraging guidance. The book showed a revolution from primitive society to civilized society should depend on knowledge and labor. At the same time, there are two opposite aspects in the universal just like the difficult fight in revolution of human beings.
Dryden subtly hints his loyalty towards the King and his government while simultaneously berating the Whigs for supporting the Protestant Duke of Monmouth and the Earl of Shaftesbury. The classical episodes help accentuate the inanity of the Restoration period lending the text satirical distinction. “Godlike” David’s promiscuity is talked about in the beginning of the text, viz. “When Nature prompted, and no law deny’d/Promiscuous use of Concubine and Bride”. Here, Dryden subtly hints at Charles II’s debauchery and satirizes it by drawing citations from the Second Book of Samuel in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.
Its is important to understand that not all deviant behavior is a result of sex addiction, but although that is true, fantasizing is not always a addiction for example, but the goal is the same, to create false intimacy and avoid relational pain. And for example, a person who is addicted to pornography is usually a person who is physically and emotionally detached from other. With the increase on cybersex, pornography have become more available and easier to access than ever before, increasing the problem of pornography addiction. With increased availability, reduced costs, and greater anonymity, this problem is spreading wider than ever before, some have suggested that this false sense intimacy offered by the internet is more destructive than anything our society have
Assignment #1 The focus of this essay will be to critically analyze the seemingly different and opposing short stories under the same theme of human psyche and behavior changes under different situations .The seven sleepers holding a high religious stature, the kite being a psychological study and the magic horse marking the cultural stereotypes all in some way cover the different aspects of human life The story of the seven sleepers Is a famous christan romance of the legendary heroes that lies in the adaptation about stories of martyrdom affirming the concept of resurrection from the dead and made a lasting impression on the early christan society .Tough it has may versions the one in discussion is of christan descent where the sleepers of eupheus when came across the path where religion contradicted with the pagan practices of the king deceud of Greece who chose to torture and execute any christan that defied his demands .The seven men chose to conceal themselves in a cave near the native city of eupheus to possibly delay or hopefully avoid execution which was later sealed and shut by the order of the king ,trembled awaiting death and wept themselves to a miraculous death like trance waking up after 372 years unaware of the fact that they had risen in a different time sent out a fellow sleeper maulches to the village to gather supplies .maulches who after being treated as a foreign entity is recognized and taken to the king where both parties are astonished ,the