The poem ‘Long Distance’ has strong themes throughout on family and love, and these also take on the main themes in ‘The Sick Equation’, as this poem also shares the two themes as well. However these strong themes may link the two poems together so we can compare, but there are still many other contrasts too, which is what makes the two poems so different. One of the most important and obvious contrasts is how the two poets have extreme contrasting views of love and relationships. On one hand Harrison has grown up with a very close family loving life, and therefore his poem shows the side of love that is important and what we should all have because of the feeling of happiness it gives us, even if we do have to cope with the loss of family and friends. Patten learned at school that ‘one and one made two’.
Sylvia Plath What are the overarching themes of Sylvia Plath’s poetry? How does she channel her frustrations into her work? Throughout Slyvia Plath’s life she had to face several different complications which lead to how she lived. Due to the there are several overarching themes that is presented throughout her poems some of these themes include suicide, revenge and her struggle to survive under the influence of male figures. Through Slyvia Plath’s poetry we were able to see these themes demonstrated, two poems in which exhibit these themes are ‘Daddy’ and ‘Lady Lazarus’.
Only exhibiting characteristics of love, like sexual desire, cannot be used as a determination of love. Love can only be reached through the aspirations of lovers using the power of love. In Tristan and Iseult, the two accomplish many feats that seem worthy of love. However strong these
Ruth, who suffers from her inability to distinguish reality from illusion, was a victim of a horrible relationship. She admits “ I had a boyfriend who tied me up and put me in a wardrobe so I wouldn’t run away” in the name of love. She tells the she “cried for days” after he left her. This twisted irony directly reflects her incapability to differentiate what is love and what she is told or deludes to be love. The play “Cosi” demonstrates that relationships that are based on love that is not genuine will easily perish, through exemplifying the failed relationships of the
It can be translated in different ways through the time. “Conjoined” (1891) by Judith Minty is a blank verse poem which uses a lot of metaphors that describe a broken relationship ; the poem gives you a feeling of a general unhappiness. In contrast, « My Dear and Loving Husband » (1678) by Anne Bradstreet, is a true declaration of love. The poet talks about her husband, celebrating their unity and stating that there is no other woman in the world who is as happy with her husband as she is. The two poems give two competing visions of marriage.
She knew this about herself and was highly criticized for it. This means that she failed to be objective in several instances.A few good poems to use to capture her struggle with relationships might be these: "Mirror","By Candlelight" ,"Mary's Song". "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath is by right considered a magnificent poem about daughter's relationship with a father. Also it can also be read as an allegory of female yielding and final revolt in a men's world who have been responsible for all the disasters and wars
Self-love and racism play a very important role in Zora Neale Hurston's “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The theme of love with her Granny was force upon Janie and finding love within her was described as a pear tree and the horizon. Janie spent her days looking for passionate love in three different marriages. With the character of Mrs. Turner, she shows how everyone is racist in the world, and she is black herself but don’t want to realize it because she’s biracial. Hurston’s theme of “Their Eyes Were Watching God” was based on the Harlem Renaissance and was shown dramatically throughout of the book. First, the theme of love with her Granny was force upon Janie and finding love within her was described as a pear tree and the horizon.
Lewis’s character however shifts his opinion through his experience with the patients and how they relate to the themes of the opera, Lewis gradually conceives of love something that underlies all else. “ Without love the world wouldn’t mean much”. His tone is thoughtful and wise , suggesting a grand gesture but in fact a simple truth. Through lewis journey he has come to the realisation of the importance of love and fidelity, the things he used to consider to be ‘traditional values’. “Its about important things, love and
Love and Addiction in Wuthering Heights Love by definition is an intense feeling of deep affection for someone. In a lifetime, one may strive to find love in and for another person. However, is it possible to be so in love with someone that you become obsessed and addicted to this person in every possible way? In the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, the line between love and addiction, in relation to the three main characters Catherine, Linton, and Heathcliff, is crossed many times. Addictions are based on a need for psychological security, and the person experiencing this will stop at nothing to maintain the bond held with their partner.
Both of the two poems, “Daddy” and “Say You Love Me”, discuss the relationship between female and male through the relationship between daughter and father, but they start from different views and use different tones which are an adult engulfed in outrage and a child scared of her father. Although they have different angles to express their points, they seem to challenge the traditional patriarchal society. In the early seventies and eighties’ society, women found themselves without the tools to deal with oppressive and controlling men. They were left feeling helpless and hopeless. For some women, the struggle was never resolved; while others took most of a lifetime.