Similarly, the title “Give” suggests an attitude. The word could be interpreted as an aggressive demand or a cry for help. In the poem the character is both hostile and pleading in a desperate attempt to get attention because of the way in which he feels he has been ignored by society. Although both poems feature characters shunned by society they are written from contrasting points of view. ‘The Clown Punk’ is written from the view point of a father who is driving “home” through the “shonky” part of town.
He is tormented by the local children and his life is miserable, lonely and full of fear. In the poem he gets describes as 'A solitary mister' which reflects on the fact that he is isolated from the society. Similarly 'The Clown Punk' is a piteous man who is not accepted by the society because of his identity and the way he looks. In the poem the narrator describes him as a 'basket of washing' which empathises on the fact that he is not respected and made fun of. The structures of both poems have been written to convey the isolation of the characters for example the poet in T.H.I.T.P has divided the poem into seven stanzas, each consist of six lines.
Also, on the second stanza the poetic voice alerts the reader to “don’t laugh”, implying that a person like this would be a target for mocks and jokes. Furthermore, the “clown punk” is also portrayed as a depressed individual since the narrator mentions his/her “deflated face and shrunken scalp” covered with “sad tattoos”. These powerful adjectives cause the reader to imagine a humiliated and repressed person who is slowly being killed by the several problems facing his life. Another verse which causes a great effect on the reader is when it mentions “think what he’ll look like in thirty years time”, followed by a dash which is used as a pause on the poem for the audience to imagine their own image of this clown punk in the future. Moreover, by stating how the kids “wince and scream” once they are faced with this person, the poetic voice shows how he is someone who people should be feared of.
English Essay Compare the ways in which Piggy and Simon attempt to prevent the boys from descending into savagery. Throughout the novel, the lord of the flies, you can clearly see the way in which the author, William Golding, differentiates the characters to show us as the readers their purpose in the novel. For piggy, he symbolises rational thinking. At the time the novel was written most power was still in the hands of the middle and upper classes. "Piggy was an outsider, not only by accent, which did not matter, but by fat, and ass-mar, and specs, and a certain disinclination to manual labour."
Both poems keep a certain anonymity with their central characters by not addressing them by their names, but using their physicalities 'clown punk' this shows that they are unknown in society but still judged ,giving a sense of being looked down on, which creates a heirarchy in the poems. In both poems a chaotic ,untidy scene is the habitat for the characters.The clown punk is described as living in 'the shonky side of town' .This is fitting with his rather eccentric manner and appearence. The peculiar imagery of the clown is enhanced by the comparison of the clown to 'a basket of washing' ,giving an impression that his attire is slightly bizzare.The park which the hunchback occupies is described as 'unmade' ,which is used as a reflection on where societty feels he
For instance, he tricks the daughter of an old man with “cold and remorseless purpose” into his psychological experiment which “wasted, absorbed, and perhaps annihilated her soul”. What is more, after he returns from his journey, he becomes self-conceited, ignorant and looks down on all the townspeople, who had been his friends and came to welcome him. Ethan Brand’s heart, as a result of his unholy undertaking, has “withered, contracted, hardened and perished”. He cares only about the knowledge he seeks. He values intellect over compassion and cuts himself off from others.
The fact that Sammy's point of view changes over the course of the story is more important then being just the narrator. At the beginning of the story he's simply complaining and whining about the dullness of his community. Queenie and the other two girls show him a simple way of mocking this traditionalism. By wearing their bathing suits into the store. Sammy follows by removing his A&P apron when he quits, expressing himself with the girls and using his clothing, like them, Over the course of the story, he goes from complaining about what problems he sees to actually doing something about them.
This is primarily because he sees no future in it, and sees it as a necessity rather than an opportunity, complaining to Amanda “you think I'm crazy about the warehouse?...You think I want to spend fifty-five years down there in that – celotex interior! with – fluorescent – tubes! Look! I'd rather somebody picked up a crowbar and battered out my brains – than go back mornings!”, and to Jim “whenever I pick up a shoe, I shudder a little thinking how short life is and what I am doing!”. The passionate language of the former quote in
The line exemplifies Eliot's own thoughts of society, which he believed was disintegrating, as the man's lack of sanity is a reflection of the world's own descent into chaos. In Rhapsody, Eliot writes “Rust that clings to the form that the strength has left/ Hard and curled and ready to snap” using imagery to build a tense atmosphere. Consequently, he is able to further his idea of a decaying society; the language used and the meter also build tension and also convey a sense of the rapidly disintegrating society. This belief that society is decaying is still present today, events like the Arab Spring are an example of this societal disintegration and continually evoke an emotional response from society as a whole. Susbsequently poems like Rhapsody remain relevant.
No one suspects this man to be a coldblooded hammer murderer but there are some places where we get a small hint of something breaking the peaceful atmosphere. When the man visits the flower vendor to purchase some flowers for Norma there is a disturbing noise coming from the radio broadcasting all these horrible and sad news. This element of the radio is not noticed by anyone else, but the man buying the flowers. As he passes by the flower stall the radio quietly fades away in the distance and the setting changes. The man is going throughout the streets with his mind on meeting Norma but the atmosphere darkens as he progresses.