The reader does not learn if she is able to pull herself up and get out of the sad state she was in. The author does hint she is able to. We have no insight to weather she lives a long life on Phalanxifor or if she dies once the fluid builds up in her lungs. "I do," the only time first person is used in the book. These words not only make us think that Hazel is speaking to Gus at that moment, but it also reminds us of marriage.
Stories of unrequited love and failed romance constantly surround us, in short stories, novels and poems alike. Poetry by Kate Llewellyn and Unrequited Love in 9 Parts by Sabrina Benaim both explore this concept of unrequited, hopeless love in their diverse poetry styles. The poets each describe the effects of unrequited love on their lives and feelings, from different perspectives. As a middle-aged, Australian woman at the time of writing Poetry, Kate Llewellyn suffered from a divorce with her husband – she never remarried. This was the basis of her story of unrequited love.
Furthermore, one of the most interesting roles in the ensemble of characters is Curley’s wife: her name is never mentioned in the book, as a reminder that she feels completely anonymous and useless, since her role is not recognised by none of the other characters. Her self-obsession probably originates from her desperate and unfulfilled need of validation. Someone may argue that her character is designed only as a tool for the development of the story, but her strong personality goes beyond this function. The moment of her death is in fact the highest moment of the novella and the culmination of an ascendant climax that goes throughout the whole narration. “As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment.
Feminism in Faulkner’s “A rose for Emily” In A Rose for Emily, Faulkner deals with the life and death of Miss Emily, a woman that is considered crazy mainly because she never showed interest on the traditional woman role of getting married and forming a family, especially since the story develops in the late 1800s. Although Miss Emily can be presented as a weak character that the town feels responsible for and takes care of, this paper would argue that her character presents a real strength. In fact, some scholars argue that her strength uses the symbolism of a goddess (Eriksson). This is shown in two main points, the first regarding the image that the town people have of her as a single woman, and the second regarding the strength within herself. Firstly, regarding the view of people on Miss Emily, they seem to pity her, firstly by the fact that she could not fulfill her womanhood by marriage, and then by the death of her father.
Poets.org is an organization dedicated and focused on past and present poetry around the world. Authors from Poet.org (2015) said, “Dickinson lived in almost complete isolation from the outside world, but actively maintained many correspondences and read widely” (Poets, 2015). An example of this would be in her poem, “The Loneliness One Dare Not Sound.” The kind of loneliness that Dickinson is talking about is the kind that is afraid to admit it or face it. Dickinson considers the worst loneliness one can suffer is the refusal to plumb one’s own depths and to ignore the bettering of one’s self. In the third stanza she says, “The Horror not to be surveyed, but skirted in the dark.
She discusses her struggles with mental illness and abuse as part of her “history” that she cannot leave out. In the first few lines of the poem, she tells how her husband told her how she “fucked up [her] own life” (5). This line first introduces the theme of the author’s inability to leave a hostile environment. She never refers to him as her husband, simply as the man who she lived with. The refusal to specify what significance this man has suggests
She would battle this ‘looseness’ from God for the rest of her life, but she always found herself going back to her religion. Anne Bradstreet was modest about her work, saying it was full of mistakes. Yet, she is known as the first female writer of the New World and one of the few published female poet in the centuries to come. She also received praise from Cotton Mather, who compared her to Hippatia, Sarocchia, and Empress Eudicia (Martin). Anne died on September 16, 1672, and although she had no portraits, and no grave marker, she is still remembered as an accomplished
Her poetry was deemed peculiar and many refused to publish her because of it. After being denied and rejected so many times, she wrote her poetry in spite of them, to prove she was a better poet than they gave her credit for. Today, she is known as one of the biggest influences on American poetry and has the kind of name association she wished she had back in the
In the last lines of the poem, Penelope states that “only my weaving is real,” which is a symbol of her losing her touch with reality and going crazy because she now does not know what is real as the only part of her life she knows is real. The overarching theme of the poem, would be if one is isolated from loved ones or society, they would begin to feel themselves going insane or close to insanity. Linda Pastan wrote the poem titled “Penelope and Odysseus” in which Penelope is describing how she feels about her husband leaving her for war. In the first section of the poem, penelope describes odysseus, “returning home each evening tentative, a little angry.” The reason penelope is describing Odysseus in this negative fashion, is because of the uncertainty odysseus is experiencing. In the next line of the poem, Penelope states, “And I who thought to be one of the sirens (cast up on strewn sheets at dawn.
Differences between people have been around since the begin of mankind, they have started great disasters such as every war ever started, deaths, and sometimes disappears. In the nonfiction passage Confetti Girl, by Diana Lopez, and the nonfiction text from Tortilla Sun, by Jennifer Cervantes, both the narrator's point of views differ from those of their parents, therefore creating conflict between each other. In Confetti Girl, the narrator is the little girl that feels her father is ignoring her because he cares too much about literature. In Tortilla Sun the other little girl feels her mother cares only about getting her degree and is not concerned about the needs of the girl. In Diana’s story the tension is created when the girl is not treated the way she was used to, and when her father is not listening to her conversation, in Jennifer’s story tension rises when things don't go the right way, and when bad news is given.