Lament Essays

  • Life In The Seafarer

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    During the tenth century, life for men and women was short and infant mortality rates were extremely high. Life for the Anglo-Saxons was exceptionally unsafe, as they could die at any moment as a result of disease, starvation, a small feud, a war, or capital punishment. Entire kingdoms would collapse, buildings were burned to the ground, and rulers were assassinated as a result of power struggles between neighboring groups. Humans observed the strong presence of death and destruction surrounding

  • Who's For The Game Poem Analysis

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    There are two poems that are being described: “Dulce et Decorum Est” and “Who’s for the Game?”. Both poems both focus on war ,but “Dulce et Decorum Est” is more focused on the harsh and depressing parts of the war. The poem “Who’s for the Game” is more focused on the more friendly recruiting parts of the war. The poems have noticeable similarities and differences through the poems. The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” mainly describes the war as harsh, depressing, and fierce. This poem expresses suffering

  • Theme Of Trust In Othello

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    Shakespeare’s Othello chronicles the downfall of a noble Moor, Othello, who is deceived by a man he considers his friend, Iago. Throughout the course of the play, Iago toys with Othello and eventually leads him to murder and lose his love, his new wife Desdemona. Iago exploits the unquestioned trust Othello places in him to achieve evil ends. As such, trust is a central theme in the story. In this paper, I will explore the contributing factors as to why Othello places more trust in Iago than he does

  • Love In The Knight's Tale And The Wife Of Bath

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    Throughout the two short stories, “The Knight’s Tale” and “The Wife of Bath,” author Geoffery Chaucer introduces a prominent theme of love to the readers. Although the word love connects to both of these stories, Chaucer portrays love in two entirely different ways. By showing the theme of love in multiple demeanors, Chaucer is allowing readers to be able to relate to his main argument in many different ways. In the ‘Knight’s Tale,” love is shown through nobility and passion; whereas, in the “The

  • Theme Of Family In King Lear

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    A Family’s Betrayal King Lear is a play written by William Shakespeare. Academic researchers do not know an exact date of when it was published, however they know it was towards the early 1600’s. King Lear is an aging English King, who is trying to divide his kingdom among his three daughters. Before his daughters can have their share, they must prove their love to their father. In this literary piece, there are many themes throughout, including courage, deceit, unconditional love, forgiveness

  • Lament Poem

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    Lament by Gillian Clarke and War Photographer by Duffy portrays two different storylines and views on war. It also presents how the impact of war made them feel. Clarke identifies war as an expression of sadness and anger. As well as showing her grief towards the many deaths caused by the Gulf War in 1991. Whilst, Duffy perceives war as chaos and the choice being made whether to record the horrific events of war or help out with the problem. Both of the poems have a completely different approach

  • The Wife's Lament Analysis

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    The Balance between The Implicit and The Explicit: “The Wife’s Lament” In “The Wife’s Lament” we see the blurred line between what is explicitly said and what’s inferred. Although some might disagree their degree of importance, I must say that they both make up the poem’s emotional aspect and finality. The poem allows us to make assumptions of women’s hard conditions during those times based on the text: “There I can weep over my exile / my many hardships” (38-39), but we also get the theme of

  • Women In The Wife's Lament

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    In the poem “The Wife's Lament”, by Leofric, he depicts women in the medieval era as meaningless, and unimportant people. However, this all changes by Shakespeare's powerful female characters; Desdemona, in the play “Othello” and Cleopatra in his play “Antony and Cleopatra”. The roles of women have changed from the medieval era from the fifth to fifteenth centuries to the renaissance era which was from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries. Most women in this era had arranged marriages and were

  • The Seafarer And The Wife's Lament

    986 Words  | 4 Pages

    “The Wanderer,” and “The Wife’s Lament,” exile was one of many causes of the Anglo-Saxon anxiety. Anglo-Saxon’s lived on an island where it was often cold and wintery. The towns on the island were often large to help with safety, this is why exile was of great concern back then. Whether the exile was being self imposed or enforced by a greater character, life on their own was a scary thought. In the lyrics “The Seafarer,” “The Wanderer,” and “The Wife’s Lament,” an individual was removed from

  • The Vacuum Poem Analysis

    1106 Words  | 5 Pages

    The Vacuum is a poem about the emptiness of an old man after her wife died. Nemerov started by presenting the environment in which the old man lived in. He also pointed out that the vacuum cleaner was in a corner, seemingly “grinning” (4) at him. He then stated that after his old wife has passed away, she seemed to be inside the vacuum cleaner (8, 9), cleaning up the house whenever the old man used it. The poet further expressed his feeling of loneness by recalling his days with his wife, where she

  • Lament By Seamus Heaney Analysis

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    Gillian Clarke’s “Lament” and Seamus Heaney’s “Mid-Term Break” are both very poignant poems that convey a sense of depression and tragedy. Both poems are based on real-life tragedies: while “Lament” is an elegy for the unprecedented loss of life and nature in war (specifically the Gulf War), “Mid-Term Break” describes Heaney’s experiences and the feelings of people that are close to him in the event of his younger brother’s untimely death. In “Mid-Term Break”, Heaney makes good use of sound imagery

  • Filial Piety In Lady Hyegyong

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    Finnley Maier Hist 281 Essay 1: Lady Hyegyong ​According to Confucian principals, filial piety is an admired characteristic that means that one possesses a great respect for one’s parents and ancestors. Instead of asking in what parts of the memoir does filial piety come into play, I think that’s it not unreasonable to see that the whole memoir is about piety. Filial piety is the main root in this story and the driving force and in the lives of this royal Korean family. Piety doesn’t just apply

  • Home Is So Sad Poem Analysis

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    At first glance, a "house" and a "home" are the same words. Both describe a place where someone lives, but with a deeper look at the words, we find that a house is simply just a building. A home is much more complicated than that. It is filled with objects and memories, which grow and change along with the family inside of it. Home is a place we come back to after a long day's work, the place where we go to seek shelter and protection. When the world outside is constantly changing the home remains

  • Lament To The Spirit Of War Analysis

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    Lament to the Spirit of War Quiz One Response In Lament to the Spirt of War, the idea of war is a frightening and quite scary place to be. Although reading this story is not like the reality of war, a person has a sense of what it feels like to be caught in the war itself. The story gives details that explains what a soldier feels like when he or she is in battle. Like a “raging storm” or a “fiery monster.” The feet of the solder is filled with anxiety. These are powerful and somewhat meaningful

  • The Wife's Lament And Beowulf Comparison

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    n both the excerpt about Unferth from Beowulf and the poem “The Wife’s Lament”, the themes of betrayal and anger are shown within the stories; however, they are expressed differently. To begin with, Unferth shows his anger towards Beowulf by attempting to embarrass him in front of all the men, including King Hrothgar. For example, Unferth states “No one, neither friend nor foe, could keep you from your sad journey, when you swam out to sea… Breca outslayed you, he was stronger” (427-435). Unferth

  • Lament And The Dying Gaul Analysis

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    When comparing the two art works, Lamentation and the Dying Gaul, there are many similarities and differences. Lamentation is a fresco painting that was painted on the north wall of St. Panteleimon in 1164 AD. St. Panteleimon was a monastery in Nerezi, Macedonia built under the ruling of Alexios Komnenos. Lamentation is a Byzantine art painting that was very stylistic and painterly. The background of this painting is that it represents a non-biblical scene of Mary and her son placed in the foreground

  • Compare And Contrast Beowulf And The Wife's Lament

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    In the epic Beowulf and The Wife's Lament poem perceive many differences but similar situations. In the excerpt about Unferth and Beowulf portrays similar reactions of anger and contempt. To start,Unferth begins the first move by challenging Beowulf out of jealousy. For instance, in both excerpts he states Beowulf challenged Brecca to a swimming match and lost; trying to destroy Beowulf's good name in the presence of the king. While Beowulf counters and states Unferth had killed his brothers for

  • Similarities Between The Seafarer And The Wife's Lament

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    The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Wife’s Lament are all Medieval literary works that are entwined together with a common theme of exile. As the reader examines each of the three elegiac poems, the eloquence of the explicit significance and their characteristics are brought to actuality through the use of the sea as a metaphor. The sea is an underlining figure that is evident within each poem. With literary devices, imagery, and the strategic elements of each, the three poems are brought into focus

  • Literary Analysis Of Beowulf, The Lament Of The Last Survivor

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    In this essay we are going to analyze one of the “side stories” from the poem Beowulf, the lament of the last survivor (Anonymous, 81). This small passage is an important incision in the main body of the poem, one last explanation to mythological facts and founding elements of the world the author opens in front of our eyes, and how they shape its environment. With an incursion into a declamation by an unknown person until that moment, but who, with his last actions is defining the fate of our hero

  • Comparing Exeter Poems The Seafarer, And The Wife's Lament

    476 Words  | 2 Pages

    What Does it Mean to You? (An Analysis of Three Messages From the Three Exeter Poems) In the Exeter book, there are three poems. Those three poems are called The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Wife’s Lament. There are many different messages that people could take from these poems. These people may also take each message differently. Three messages that could come from these Exeter poems are faith in God, fate, and forgiveness. Having faith in God is one message from The Seafarer. In