“A good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering, but it always leads us to think more deeply about life” Discuss this statement with reference to at least two Sassoon’s poems. A good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering, but it always leads us to think more deeply about life. A War poem is a poem that is written on the subject of war. It is applied especially to those in military service. The nature of war poem is to show how horrible and disgusting war is.
Matthew Lymbers; 17463270. 1. Fanon, Diamond. The post-colonisation works of Frantz Fanon can be contrasted and compared with the canon of Gayatri Spivak in her book 'Can The Subaltern Speak' and Jared Diamond's 'The Worst Mistake In The History Of The Human Race'. Frantz Fanon's 'The Wretched Of The Earth' characterises the rashness of the bourgeois after the governing body or governing control of post-colonisers has left the country.
The effect of this story has placed its focus on discovering how reality can become altered, distorted or split in times of extreme emotional or mental trauma. By presenting two versions of reality and by incorporating labyrinthine images, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," suffices as a realm of reality inside another realm. This story spells out this idea through flashbacks and an obvious dream sequence, culminating in an emotional bombshell during the last few paragraphs of the story. Many scholars have weighed in on Peyton's journey through reality and have concluded that by giving the story a definitive ending, he destroys the illusion he has created, but the idea of
Auden vs. Williams on Icarus Both W.H Auden and William Carlos Williams were inspired to write about an amazing masterpiece of the 16th century by Peter Brueghel, "The Fall of Icarus". Both "Musee des Beaux Arts" and "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" are poetic representations of and expectations on the famous painting. They are both shedding light on ancient myth explaining their similar points of view. Stylistically both poems are written differently, yet both try to convey the same meaning. In the painting, the focus is on the farmer plowing his field, while in the corner one can see the legs of Icarus drowning in the sea.
Dystopia refers to a fictional society whereby the conditions of living are exceedingly low, in many cases due to oppression, greed and prejudice. Over time, dystopian writers have evolved significantly from a futuristic world to a world that question upon present-day references to serve as critiques on contemporary societies and governments. This provides us greater insight upon the unsettling reflections on our desire to retain our identity in a world depleted from individuality and the world’s amoral desire for power and control. Such concerns upon dystopia are thoroughly explored in Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 film ‘Children of Men’. The film takes place in Britain in the year 2027, describing the devastation of the world due to nuclear and environment destruction, whereby women have become infertile.
In Brighton Rock Greene uses the setting of the novel to explore various wider themes and to make implications, often revealing his own beliefs as, perhaps clumsily, he interrupts the fictional events on occasion. Therefore, it could be argued that Greene uses the fictional landscape as a way of commenting on the social and political events of the time; the 1930s, where social injustice, poverty, distinct divides in wealth, and criminality were rife. This can be seen as early as the first chapter, where the setting explores the theme of artificiality. Hale’s “inky fingers and his bitten nails” convey that “anybody could tell he didn’t belong”. Therefore, Hale is contrasted to the “glittering air” and “the silver paint [that] sparkled”, which have connotations of tackiness, and polishing over the truth with artificial objects.
It is said the beautiful Sirens use their enchanting voices to lure sailors and make them die. Their beautiful singing will make men forget directions and shipwreck on the rocky coast. Sirens can be found in many Greek stories, especially in Homer's “Odyssey”: “But the sirens charm with their pure song, sitting in their meadow; the shore is full of bones of rotting men, with the skin shrinking around them (Odyssey. I2. 44-46)” Every man who hears Sirens’ singing will have to die, so it is hard to know what Sirens sing from those dead men.
The rhyme is able to give a flow to the events, making it on-going showing how the society keeps on worsening day by day. The poet describes the city that he probably lives in, and from the use of the word “I” in “I hear” shows as a narrator, he isn’t the observer but also one of the people of the society that is suffering from the negative aspects of the society. William Blake’s intention of the poem is to inform the readers and to express his opinions of how he does not approve of the society he lives in. It shows how the society has negatively affected him, causing the readers to question if he is mentally stable when he said: “The mind-forged manacle’s I hear.” There is a repetition of the word “every” in the second stanza, showing the importance of it as he stresses on that particular word. It shows how everyone within the society is influenced negatively and
“…comrades, I will tell you my dream of last night… a dream of the earth… when man has vanished” (Orwell 22). However, this idea was nothing more than a dream itself. This dream which led into a journey that unravels into a series of hardships was written by George Orwell in his book “Animal Farm.” Orwell showed that when leadership becomes corrupted, the struggle of power from people to government destroys the liberties and freedoms of the people with the replacement of oppression and slavery. Various times Orwell’s book demonstrates that the actions of the characters can lead to prosperity. However at the same time their actions can run untamed and lead to depravity.
A desire to rewrite history, leads the characters in Crabwalk towards “Negationism”. Crabwalk is essentially a historical novel in which Grass employees the sinking of Wilhelm Gustloff, the ship to reveal the history of Nazi Germany and attempts of its second generation to forget it. In this novel Grass makes his readers as well as characters go through a process of self evaluation. Thus the historical event of the sinking of the ship becomes a minor incident in comparison to the hatred and racial prejudice which had been affecting Germans, Russian and Jews on a larger level. In Lukács words “What matters therefore in the historical novel is not the retelling of