Comparative essay on Sister Maude and Brothers In this comparative essay, I am going to explore the poems Brothers and Sister Maude. Both poems are about siblings and their relationship with one another. However there are many differences within the poem which I will explore later in this comparative essay. Sister Maude describes how Maude was jealous of her sister therefore told her parents of her sister’s lover – resulting in his death. The poem is written from the point of view of the betrayed sister, left alone without her loved one.
She calls him a bastard because he walked out on her however Duffy uses beloved sweetheart to symbolise her unconditional love for him. Havisham exhibits violent imagery with powerful words, strangle, stabbed and death which all associate her bitterness with her wanting her ex fiancé dead. `Not a day since then I haven’t wished him dead`, proves that Havisham still remembers her wedding day very vividly and feels humiliated having been jilted so is trying to get revenge. Havisham is feeling emotionally detached from life and because of that, envisaging her ex fiancé dead or hurt. The poem infuses images of death to show the extent of her bitterness, along with enjambment.
iam writing a comparing essay between romeo and juliet and cathy and heathcliff in wuthuring hights .They are both forbidden loves. Romeo can't be with Juliet because their families are feuding. Heathcliff can't be with catherine because he is looked down upon and catherines brother wouldn't allow it. In Romeo and Juliet a marriage is forced upon her to marry Paris just like catherine in withering heights had to marry edgar...both loveless arranged marriages where the man loved the woman but both Juliet and catherine didnt truly love them back. Lastly, there's the idea of finally finding love after death when Juliet kills herself to be with Romeo in the afterlife after she finds him dead in the family tomb.
Steinbeck presents the character of Curley’s wife in a complex and complicated manner. Steinbeck uses her as a literary device to show what it was like for a woman in 1920s America during the depression through Curley’s wife. Steinbeck uses Curley’s wife as a vehicle to show the gender prejudice and discrimination a woman had to face. He wanted people to change the way society thought of people such as women by showing that they are actually lonely and vulnerable even if they don’t seem it at first with the use of Curley’s wife and subtle methods as a symbol for women in that era. Steinbeck makes the reader conflicted on how they feel about her throughout the novel until and after her death.
Poe’s narrator tells us about Annabel Lee as if he was a lowly pauper and she was the princess of a distant kingdom. With the affectionate childhood love the Edgar Poe had for his wife, his final disdain with death is conveyed in “Annabel Lee.” Annabel Lee is a symbol of beauty and undying love. Edgar Poe loved Virginia Clemm with all his heart and viewed her as an innocent virgin maiden, Annabel Lee. Some biographers have suggested that Poe and Clemm might have never consummated their marriage. Annabel Lee’s lover viewed her as a maiden writing,”…a maiden….than to love and be loved by me.” Lines five and six symbolize this unreal love that he and Virginia had.
Mrs. Slade, professes herself as a friend to Mrs. Ansley, but in reality has, pitied, envied and coveted her for years. In doing this she has shown herself to be a self-serving, backstabbing, snob. Mrs. Slade emphasizes her pity for her friend when she thinks to herself of “ Yes; Horace Ansley was—well just the duplicate of his wife. Museum specimens of Old New York.” She felt that her friend was boring. She grew tired of living across from her, with the only excitement being the renewal of the drawing-room curtains.
She returns to her parent's house where she receives another letter from Mr. B telling her that he is very ill. She decides to return to Mr. B. Previously in the novel, Mr. B had stated he could not marry Pamela due to the social gap, but he changes his mind and they get married. His sister, Lady Davers, is unhappy with his choice of wife and deems Pamela not good enough. She threatens her. She also tells Pamela of Sally Godfrey, a woman Mr. B had an
She seems to be conveying these feelings towards her former husband and the overall situation, especially in the second line of the first stanza. The “grammar” implies her wedding vows that turned, or betrayed her. With the use of “duress”(3), Rich implies that the speaker is writing under imprisonment or constraint; she cannot write what she wants to, but is being forced to write what her captors, i.e. society, want her to. It is also linked to the “grammar” in line 2 her wedding vows became, or always were, empty and had no meaning.
Years pass and he finally realizes that he was wrong to treat her that way, but when he returns to find her, she is married to Alec d’Urberville, the man who seduced her. He and Tess reconcile after she murders d’Urberville and they are together until she is executed, at which point he marries her younger sister. Joan Durbeyfield: John Durbeyfield’s wife and Tess’s mother, Joan uses her daughter as a way to get money and encourages her daughter to find a wealthy husband. She is disappointed in Tess when her daughter refuses to marry Alec d’Urberville and when she tells Angel Clare about her past. Joan seldom wants what’s best for Tess and more often wants what’s best for herself.
The poet's sense of his daughter's vulnerability to time prompts his prayer for the protecting gifts he would have her carry into life. Yeats's first prayer is for beauty but this beauty must be tinged with compassion. Yeats discards beauty as that of Maud Gonne and of Helen of Troy because excessive beauty makes a woman incapable of compassion. Again, he thinks of capriciousness with which such