“It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn” Victor Frankenstein Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. “I beheld the wretch, the miserable monster whom I had created” Victor Frankenstein I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on. Have a care; I will work at your destruction, nor finish until I desolate your heart, so that you shall curse the hour of your birth” Monster “I shall be with you on your wedding night” I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation. “Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition”
The people who fork through the trash symbolize that we may, one day pick at the remnants of our long lost culture, 'with an eternity in which to turn up some peculiar sensation'. Furthering this image of hell, Charon, “the demon with the long barge pole” from Greek mythology, is depicted as “a man, wiping his eyes”. The speaker alliteratively remarks, “Someone who worked here would have to weep,” highlighting the difference between reality, and hell, the speaker then comments on this image, “how can he avoid a hatred of men?” This comparison emphasizes the dark reality of the situation, leading to the downfall of humanity. Gray further extends the horrific experience to the reader
Compare the ways poets present strong emotions in Medusa and one other poem I am comparing Medusa and Horse Whisperer. The first emotion is anger. In Medusa, anger is shown by ‘I looked at a snuffling pig, a boulder rolled, in a heap of shit’. The vulgarism emphasises her anger because it stands out, being the only swear-word. In the poem, it is the ‘pinnacle’ of the anger.
Miner refers to dentists as holy mouth men and bathrooms as shrines for odd ritual practices. His language is clearly satirical and creates the notion of the "Nacirema" as vain and self obsessed. Also, they seem to be a masochistic society built around willingly subjecting themselves to pain and torture. The “Nacirema” knowingly allow “medicine men” and “holy-mouth-men” to perform debilitating painful procedures to prevent the unavoidable decay of their mouths and bodies. Miner makes subtle comedic reference to the classic stereotype of doctors having atrocious handwriting when he writes, "write them down in an ancient and secret language."
This is the moment at which Stowe wants every 19th century reader to realize the full horror of slavery. Scenes of blood and cruelty are shocking to our ear and heart. What man has nerve to do, man has not nerve to hear. What brother-man and brother-Christian must suffer, cannot be told us, even in our secret chamber, it so harrows the soul! And yet, oh my country!
Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures: ’tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil. If he do bleed, I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal, For it must seem their guilt. 55 60 (Takes the daggers) 65 (Exit) (Knock within) MACBETH Whence is that knocking?
1-26-08 Poetry Explication Heading: To the Mercy Killers Dudley Randall Paraphrase: Although always benevolence touch you kill me, I plead you, compassionate murderers, allow me exists, Not at any time plot with causality to decide me without charge, anyhow allow me understand such being as agony can contribute. Granted I am a coagulation, an anguish grasp, a end, a tail, a base, a crust, a lump, an unbearable suffering, a decaying reek, on going allow me vital, so extended as entity should pulsate. Much as I alter such conspirator to myself as plead to die, do not ally me. Much as I appear not mortal, a mumed bank of cellulose, bounded hemoglobin, devices to billow the respiratory organ and elevate the vascular organ – but, do not position antiquate my being. Allow me to continuously radiate.
And brother Dick, the father's favorite, pretended to throw up when Quoyle came into a room, hissed, “Lardass, Snotface, Ugly Pig, Warthog, Stupid, Stinkbomb, Fart-tub, Greasebag,” pummeled and kicked until Quoyle curled. Hands over head, sniveling, on the linoleum. All stemmed from Quoyle's chief failure, a failure of normal appearance. (pg.2) Quoyle was a
Lines that predict Romeo's death is when Juliet says, "O God, I have an ill-divining soul. /Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low/As one dead in the bottom of a tomb." (Shakespear, 3, v, 54) 4. The metaphors Capulet uses to describe Juliet's sobbing are: "Thou counterfeit’st a bark, a sea, a wind, /For still thy eyes, which I may call the sea, /Do ebb and flow with tears. The bark thy body is, /Sailing in this salt flood.
DANTE’S PURGATORY “O Christians, arrogant, exhausted, wretched, whose intellects are sick and cannot see, who place your confidence in backward steps…why does your mind presume to flight when you are still like the imperfect grub, the worm before it has attained its final form?” (Purgatorio 10. 121-128) Dante and Virgil take visit the first terrace which is revolved around pride and as we know pride is recognized as one of the most terrible sins that will lead one to hell (Inferno) because pride is revolved around the concept of greed and loving oneself to the extent of being oblivious of the accomplishments of others. Not only is pride one of the most notorious sins in both the Inferno and Purgatory but recognized as one of the most seven deadly sins according to the