His last line emphasises this regret but also acceptance that his son has to go through life feeling sharp wounds.He wants to protect his son, it shows the connection and bound between father and son and the closeness of their relationship. Scannell lost 2 sons and this may be inspiration for this poem. He couldn’t protect his own children from the harshness of the world. The poem uses time phrases a lot; ‘last, ‘and then’, ‘in two weeks’, ‘would often feel’; this adds a narrative feel to the poem. Another feature that adds to the narrative feel is the way the poem is written in the first person.
In ‘The Manhunt’ the narrator’s compassion is for the mental anguish which the husband is obviously suffering. In ‘Nettles’ it is the father’s compassion for his son’s physical wounds. Both poets use unusual imagery to present the writer’s family member as needing protection. In ‘The Manhunt’ instead of the obvious representation of a solider as strong and powerful. Laura’s husband is likened to fine precious china, ‘delicate porcelain collar bone’.
In “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke and “Daddy” by Sylva Plath both poets describe their paternal figures. Roethke tone is melancholy and bittersweet, while as Plath’s portrayal of her father is resentful and hostile. “My Papa’s Waltz” tells the story of a young boy, perhaps from the memory of Roethke who has been hurt physically by his father “But [he still] hung on like death” (3). “Daddy” depicts the relationship Plath had with her father who seemed to have hurt her emotionally and she will not stand for it anymore. Both poets’ tones contribute to their respective depictions of their fathers.
Heroes go test to where it makes them want to give up but then they see a way. Job is chosen to be an example of his faithfulness to God, which is some form of a quest that he takes on. Job deals with several mythical beings, God, who helps him along the way through his suffering and Sati which is the person who encourages the testing of Job. God however, is perhaps the most comforting companion Job has. Job appears defeated when he becomes ill with sores throughout his body to everyone around him.
Dear Honorable (judge's name) It is with much sorrow that I have to write this letter pleading mercy from this Honorable Court for my son, Modesto Diep. I know that my son has done much wrong and he nor his family deny that. However, we also recognize that his behavior is due to the nature of his underpriveleged upbringing. This breaks my heart every day. I am sure when Modesto has his wits about him he is cognizant of the pain he has cause me and his family.
How does the writer make us feel sympathy with the speaker in “Nettles”? We feel sympathy and compassion for the young boy because he fell into a patch of nettles and injured himself in which the writer clearly describes; for example "White blisters beaded on his tender skin". An interesting language feature used is alliteration using the 'b' sounds suggests to the reader swelling, painful injuries, and the child's skin is "tender", this a strong use of contrast to the language used to describe the nettles. Immediately the father of the young boy comforts his son, by soothing his excruciating pain until their child was satisfied, an example of this is "watery grin" which is an emotive description, implying the child is being helped to get over his painful experience by his loving parents. The father’s reaction to the nettles was furious and violent as the nettle’ stings.
The tone in this brings more emotion into the poem, and at times can be very theatrical. In the first stanza it has a hint of depression and resentment is the tone the reader will first experience when they read the poem. While later in the poem it gets switched to irony. “All the proud fathers are ashamed to go home.”(Wright 6) This seems that the fathers are just really on edge and their kids just want to please them on the field and make them proud. Throughout this poem a lot of tone flows through it, it helps the reader understand the deep emotion he is putting in the
Compare the ways poets use language to present relationships in “The manhunt” and in another poem from relationships. (I chose in Paris with you) The key similarity between Simon Armitage’s ‘The Manhunt’ and James Fenton’s ‘In Paris with You’ is the theme, common of both, of the darker side of love. Armitage chooses to explore this through the idea of a man returning to his wife, Laura, after a war, and is thus a heavier and more emotive poem, whilst Fenton writes of a weekend in Paris, in which one tries desperately not to fall in love with the unnamed person that he has come with. The key differences are the tone: Armitage’s poem is melancholy and yet hopeful, in places, whereas Fenton’s in an anti-romance with a darkly comic edge, reminiscent of such famous Auden works as ‘Stop all the Clocks’. In ‘The Manhunt’, Armitage uses simple language that often rhymes ‘trace / face’ to convey the simplicity of Laura’s love for her wounded man.
Both Jack and Christopher share similar traits and they both rely on the safety and comfort within their loved ones. The story starts off with Christopher and his father, Ed Boone, whom does many things for his son in order to keep him feeling safe. Loving and caring for an autistic child is never an easy task, and as we read on we think his father is a mean man who always looses his temper, but when Christopher disobeys the rules, he finds true answers about where his mother is. In doing so, Christopher becomes sick all over the place and his father finds him, but instead of lashing out about his son snooping around his room, he caves in and does everything in his power to keep Christopher calm. "He said.
This change highlights the realisation of the situation of the boy. This change in narrator also adds opinion to the poem and changes the view on the poem. Before this change, the reader felt detached from the events but this change introduces a judgmental character, enveloping the reader. Owen keeps a third person, omniscient narrator throughout; however, he does not lose out on the emotions of the characters In Frosts ‘Out, out’, the boy’s feelings are mainly dominated by desperation whereas in ‘Disabled’ the soldier undergoes a period of regret and remorse. His reasons were, ‘someone saying he’d look a god in kilts’ and to ‘please his Meg’.