2 Analysis From the start of the first quatrain, the speaker declares his beloved one unappealing “In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes/ For they in thee a thousand errors note” (1-2). He states that he truly does not love his mistress only with eyes, his love is not based on appearance. He explains that his love is not blind, all the blemishes, faults, physical imperfections or even wrong and arrogant behavior of the beloved one are clearly seen. The speaker does not praise the allure and grace of his beloved one as it usually happens in sonnets. The word “error” (2) is the first negative image, which meaning according to the dictionary is “the amount of deviation from a standard or specification, a deficiency or imperfection in structure or function”.
Still, "Arms and the Man" is not an anti-war drama, but rather a satirical assault on those who would glorify the horrors of war. Love and war are two themes which are always regarded as societal ideals. Shaw‟s „Arms and the Man‟ is a pleasant and humorous attack on both. To Shaw, romance stands for
The article discusses the moral-scheme of Henry Fielding’s novel Tom Jones that has been labeled as corrupt and immoral by most of its contemporary critics. It analysis the reasons for being treated as such. Seemingly immoral characters Tom’s admirable qualities are highlighted and what forces him to behave vilely is also studied. Instead finding him unrighteous, the author argues that he is normal human with its equal share of goodness and weakness that makes tom’s character a lifelike, a welcome change from divinely pure, pious and one- dimensional characters as portrayed by fielding’s contemporary novelists. Fielding did not want to create a necessarily moral text that ignored the truth of how people are.
They are simply flat with redundant phrases. Here Milton is morally exalted. It is due to the fact that Arnold is more concerned with his duty to the society- how to live – rather than with his duty to literature – how to appreciate. R. A. Scott James remarks, “Arnold’s powers of appreciation might be twisted by his preconceived schemes of moral excellence.” This line in Arnold’s artistic make-up from time to time conflicts with a purely disinterested judgments. We see the same bias in his dislike of “Scotch drink, scotch religion and Scotch manners” and in his harsh treatment of Keats in regard to Fanny Browne.
Firstly it is not based on evidence from plays and secondly it is self contradictory. The inherent contradiction in Johnson’s criticism of Shakespeare’s moral aspect becomes evident. He emphasizes the role of literature to be morally instructive as it should bring positive change in man’s life. Meanwhile, he also wants the writer to present human nature vividly, truthfully and clearly. We know that life in reality gives no obvious moral lessons to the observer.
Ezra Pound - An Immorality In An Immorality, Ezra Pound speaks of the vices that the narrator would rather spend his time and life on. The brief poem names love and time with his lover to be the only thing worth having and worth living for (1-6). He denounces the high ideals espoused by other men as the meaning of life asserting that personal happiness in itself is already self-fulfillment (7-8). However, the title indicates the presence of a different persona, a first narrator who condemns these views by labeling them as immoral Jack Merrywell noted how the poem could be referring to Pound’s own stand regarding the events leading to World War I. The poet is criticizing war and how it deprives the young men of the freedom they defend.
Analysis of Larkin’s Aubade Philip Larkin is the poet of the Movement rejecting the modernist norms and differing from his counterparts. Thus, he can be regarded as an anti-modernist poet because he uses colloquial language -even slang- and avoids using many allusions and mythical references unlike T.S Eliot and Ezra Pound. It can be the reason why his poetry can be understood and enjoyed by the readers. The period of Philip Larkin was the period of chaos and displacement because of many anxieties such as loss of faith in religion and world wars that created political, economic and social problems. Due to those anxieties, people’s state of mind and the view of life have changed.
Manipulating the simile, the overt figure of comparison, is a dangerous ploy for the poet, implying often that be does not have the courage of his vision and does not believe that his mode of language can generate a distinctive perspective on experience. For Frost, however, and for any poet who is rooted in what I call the aesthetics of the fiction. It may be argued that the satisfaction is greatest when it is autonomous: the more firmly the poet insists upon the severance of his vision from the order of things as they are and the more clearly that be makes no claim for knowledge, the emotive power of the poem may emerge uncontaminated by the morass of philosophical problems that are bound to dog him should he make claims for knowledge. Both poet and reader may submerge themselves without regret (because without epistemological pretension) in aesthetic
However it is a win-lose situation due to the conflict being unresolved as I had to put down my dignity and let him call me names and talk bad about me throughout the clinical attachment. Be that as it may it got the best of me as I was more reluctant to go for clinical attachment. Hence this approach was not the best solution for this situation. (Marquis & Huston) Going with a different approach realising that my previous strategy made no significant improvements in managing the situation, I went with avoiding as it was a small misunderstanding and I did not want to confront him as it may turn it into rivalry between us peers. Furthermore, we may become future colleagues.
Up to this point in history the epic was renowned for being one of the more serious forms of literature. Pope’s aim here however was not to mock the form, but rather he wanted to portray how his society had failed to live up to the standards portrayed in other such epic’s. While other literary epics portray the bravery and heroism of people of the time, Pope is trying to point out that they have lost all sense of what they should truly value. Pope makes it clear that his generation do not realise what they should truly value in life. Pope wishes to show just how far the culture has fallen.