This also could be used to describe to describe his view on life seeing that he thought people were “boring” if they were just like everyone else and cared about the little details. The author also uses italics to emphasize words like in this sentence: “I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them”. Just as the Salinger used italics for the same purpose, to show how Holden only cared about the main idea, which in this case was his unrealistic role as the “Catcher in the Rye”. Holden seemed to try to get the point of what he was trying to tell his sister while she kept on correcting him. Another strategy used by the author to effectively
Based merely on the fact that Sylvia Plath had a complicated relationship with her own father, you are able to assume that the speaker within this poem is Sylvia Plath herself, who takes the role of the Jew or Victim when faced with her “Nazi” father. This harsh metaphor of the holocaust for her own father taken from the line “I thought every German was you” emphasises the strong hatred the speaker has for her dad, which is then especially emphasised when the poem reads “Not God but a swastika”. This makes the reader take the poem a little more seriously, as you’d expect a child’s view of her own father to be similar to a person’s view on God, but instead this father figure is being described as having similarities to the Nazis. Other lines within this poem read “I could never talk to you”, which may explain the reason why the hatred for her father is so strong, as the reader feels completely unimportant and rejected by him. Maybe the references comparing him to a Nazi, and referring themselves to a Jew is the closest comparison the speaker has to describe the relationship that has formed between the speaker and the dad.
This sort of theme is seen in the Shakespearian sonnet 132 which I will now analyse. This sonnet is part of a “dark lady” series written by Shakespeare linking to the previously mentioned unreachable lady. In it we find classic examples of how a woman’s simple gaze can capture a man’s heart and dormant it so unintentionally, I presume. In the first line Shakespeare refers to “thine eyes [he] loves” and how it seems they “pity [him]”.This is a clear example of how the beauty of a woman’s eyes can seduce a man’s heart in believing he could venture into hers. This sort of pain is compared to death when he refers to the woman “[having] put on black” .This typifies the pain that men can feel and shows a somewhat excellent sensitive side that not only Shakespeare but other patriarchally born men of his time may have shared.
Why wouldst thou be a / breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest, but / yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better / my mother had not borne me” (III.i.121-124). In this quote, it is portrayed that Hamlet’s words are emotionally intense and that even if he is acting insane, there is a lot of truth to his current set of words. After his mother, Gertrude, married Claudius, Hamlet’s view on women
Harmony Galambos ENG 102 Professor Makonie 21 October 2012 With His Venom, Golden Bells, Remembering Golden Bells Although Sappho and Po Chu-i experience love and pain differently, they both prove that love and pain are inseparable. The poem “With His Venom” written by Sappho and the poems written by Po Chu-i “Golden Bells” and “Remembering Golden Bells” are poems that describe human experiences that metaphorically express how love and pain are inseparable in more than one concept of love. Sappho was a famous poet from ancient Greek, who lived about 600 BC; she is considered the greatest female poets of the classical world. Additionally, Po Chu-i was a gentleman poet and government official during the golden age of the Tang dynasty in China. The poem “With His Venom” illustrates romantic love that is described as bittersweet (Sappho, page.772, line 3).
Despite communicating only sporadically between 1959 and Plath's suicide, both women were definitively influenced by their brief friendship, showing in their respective works. I think personal feelings about things like death, trauma, suicide and relationships began to be dealt with in poems would be very difficult to write about. It really made me think as I read the poems the two women had written and to know how they both choice to end their lives. I know that my life is not perfect, and I get upset with others from time to time but I also know that God only give me as much as I can handle at a
Characters in the play avoid the responsibility of reading a newspaper and discovering the horrific events in Germany as they want to live in blissful ignorance and guilty self – enjoyment rather than help others. This laissez- faire attitude is how American society and government felt during this period. Sylivia's cries of “Where is Roosevelt, Where is England” proves this as American government did not want to get involved in the World War two. It was only when they had to they strode in all faux pas, acting like they were the saviours of Germany yet they don't really care. The repetition of “Where” highlights that Sylvia is desperate to discover the missing saviours of the Jews, who seem like they are hiding from responsibility.
In terms of the issues that can be identified in his work, however, it is clear that his Defence of Poesie is a major work of criticism in literature, and such was its impact that it is still studied today. In addition, his sonnet sequence entitled Astophil and Stella is rightfully seen as rivalling the sonnets of Shakespeare in the way that it charts Sidney's own unhappy relationship with Penelope Rich, whom he was unable to marry. Note for example this famous quote from one of his sonnets, where the speaker writes of how he found inspiration to describe his love for Stella: Thus, with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write. No political issues are discussed in such works, but his description of the frustrations and joys of being in love when that love is doomed to be thwarted makes compelling reading, and are excellent examples of the Petrarchan sonnet form.
Lear, assaulted womanhood and his attitude towards women was revealed in the depth of the curse and what omens he wished upon Goneril. This may be Shakespeare using Lear as a tool to express his own dislike towards women or conversely, show how devastating it is for a parent to have an ungrateful child that turns her sadness into joy. Furthermore, through statement from “Never afflict/That scope” spoken by Goneril may be an indirect reference to the elderly and how they may rave on about senile matters that are of no concern to the younger generation as this is what Goneril thinks of Lear when he is this angry ranting on about cursing Goneril. The bulk of this text is very emotional as it focuses on Lear degenerating Goneril as a female. The mood is very dark and gloomy.