At the end of her journey we realise she has already died and is speaking from the afterlife. Emily Dickinson effectively uses symbolism and imagery. Apart from death represented by a gentleman, the speaker uses a house as a metaphor for her grave. '...We passed before a House that seemed...' The speaker uses such a word to describe her grave with which we are comfortable with; house being a synonym of a place of dwelling or even home. She shows us how she is relaxed about her situation.
Nothing will stop her from going, she will do whatever it takes to keep him safe and that generally define the relationship between the both of them. Phoenix, the woman in the story represents the myth of the rebirth because she is describes as being elderly and near end of her life and her grandson is the next Phoenix that will give life when she die. Phoenix is so old that she can hardly walk “ She was very old and small and she walked slowly in the dark pine shadows moving a little from side to side I her steps, with the balanced heaviness and lightness of pendulum in a grandfather clock” (3). The trips to the city to get the medicine for her grandson represents the allegorical that she takes to the sun to die so it is most likely this journey along a worn path through the wood, will be one of her last. In the beginning of the story we were told that Phoenix’s journey into the wood on a cold December morning, although we know that she is traveling through woodland in a cold weather, the author refrained from telling us the reason of this journey.
The Love of Family William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying tells the story of the Bundren family, a lower class family of Mississippi. The mother, Addie, is on her death bed while the rest of her family is basically planning her funeral. She is married to Anse Bundren and has five children – Darl, Cash, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and Vardaman. Two of the five are not Anse’s children, yet Faulkner does not reveal this fact to the reader initially. It seems like the family is tending to Addie by preparing her coffin and putting her on bed rest because she is sick; but in reality they are only looking out for themselves, especially Anse.
Because of her past, Wu’s grandmother will forever have a recollection of her childhood pains. Wu states, “The bindings that long ago made her cry,” when she recalled a moment with her grandmother (572). On the other hand Wu speaks about her view of feet binding. Being raised in an American culture, Wu was unfamiliar with the act of “binding” and in looking at her grandmother, she comes to realize the remarkable differences between their worlds. The most noticeable difference her feet.
After being in misery for about a week, I ran away. I wandered throughout Germany until I came upon an old apartment building in Ingolstadt, Germany, once connected to an old university. When sitting and reading through some old psychobiology books, I began to ponder, what if Patty was not gone forever? What if I could truly bring him back to life? The more research I did, the more that I realized what I was going to do… bring Patty back to life.
Ophelia does not have a mind of her own she obeys everything her father says and never argues with him. When Ophelia’s dad past away (Polonius), she went mad but wasn’t angry at anyone, after he died Ophelia just kept on singing songs and talking about flowers. Ophelia death is a symbol of her life, her honor, and her relationship with hamlet. The way Ophelia dies represents the way she lived her whole life by her father terms but once she fell into the water she didn’t know how to react so she just took it. This represents
The speaker plays an important role in the poem in that he/she is the one who has or is facing death. The first line “Because I could not stop for death-” is a clear indication that everything is happening to the speaker, and one can assume that the speaker is already dead. After reading the whole poem, the reader realizes that the speaker has in fact been deceased for centuries, and is merely reflecting on what happened on the day of their death. The speaker also relates the story of her death in a very casual way, conveying the message that it was a rather pleasant and normal experience. The setting of the poem is also an important factor in the poem.
What he’s saying to Creon is he is depriving the dead of another soul by leaving Polynices’ body without burial. Creon has also contained Antigone in her stone tomb and left her there to die, therefore taking someone living and making her potentially wait for death. The Leader explains to Creon, “For mortal men/ there is no escape from the doom we must endure” (1457-1458). The Leader is saying that Creon needs to fight through the pain and suffering because he can’t change fate. How he lives on or dies now is up to the
Heathcliff overcomes the need to cause grief for the third generation; as he desires to be reunited with Catherine in the grave. The death of Catherine Linton suggests a major turning point in Wuthering Heights. Catherine’s death has significant impact on Heathcliff; the idea that they were one in spirit greatly affects Heathcliff throughout the second half of the novel. When Heathcliff is mourning the death of Catherine, he says, “may she wake in torment.” Then he prays for Catherine to haunt him and never leave him alone, for “I cannot live without my soul.” This line implies that there is a mutual relationship between Catherine and Heathcliff. The fact that Heathcliff feels Catherine is truly a part of his soul will make him feel incomplete for the remainder of the novel.
William Faulkner writes “He aims for me to lie, he thought, again with the frantic grief and despair. And I will have to do hit”(226). Colonel Sartoris, nonetheless chose to be loyal to his family then to give Mr. Harris justice for his barn. A rose for Emily, the main character Emily wished to remain loyal to her father’s body by not surrendering his corpse. William Faulkner writes, “The day after his death all the ladies prepared to offer condolence and aid, as our custom.