“We paused over a snapshot of Ted Lavender, and after a while Jimmy rubbed his eyes and said he’d never forgiven himself for Lavender’s death. It was something that would never go away, he said quietly” (27). Cross believes that because he was so obsessed with his fantasy of Martha and the life they might lead after the war, he was negligent. Therefore, Cross sees Lavender’s death as the result of his negligence. His confession to O’Brien, years later, testifies to his intense feeling of guilt about the incident.
His parents actions when he was young left him with the idea that love and relationships are horrible and all it does is hurt us, he felt as if it’s not worth going through the pain and stress. He only saw the bad sides of love, and because of that, he kept himself from everyone; he never realised the good sides of love until later on in his life. Another main contrast between the two poems, is guilt. In both poems the poets both feel guilt, but in different ways. Harrison, who had a good and loving family life, felt guilty about the way he treated his father when mourning.
The people look forward what they did or what they will do, no matter how it was or how it will be. In fact, this poem is talking about the boy who broke up with his love, and he felt sad. I said that because the first line told us “Tonight I can write the saddest lines.” It makes the readers sorrowful and feels miserable. The speaker’s constant juxtaposition of past and present illustrate his inability to come to terms with his present isolated state. As in the rest of the poem, is simple and the point, suggesting the sincerity of the speaker’s emotions.
Both poems present grief and the harsh reality of losing a loved one but in different ways. In “Mid-Term Break,” we see Heaney talking about the awkward ways in which people reacted to grief before mentioning at the end his honest feelings towards the death of his brother whereas Jonson in “On my first Sonne,” openly expresses his pain of losing his son. “On my first Sonne,” is a very emotional poem in which Jonson is saying goodbye to his dead son. The language in the poem is very telling and reveals Jonson’s grief. In the first three lines, Jonson is trying to come to terms with the loss of his son.
In this particular poem Gay writes the death was “a fearful shock!” and that “The stores were closed, our flag was draped, Our hearts felt sick and sore..” He is clearly mourning the death of one of his country’s greatest leaders along with the rest of the America. Gay goes on to say “His eyes were growing dim, When with a faltering step they brought His weeping son to him.” This is in reference to President Lincoln’s youngest son Todd who was not with his father at the time of the shooting. “Weep not my boy, his friends did cry, But put your trust in Him, Who takes your father from your side..” is the next line that is referring to what other people in the room
The two poems that have been studied are Brothers by Andrew Forster which is about the growing apart from siblings and growing up to become an adult and Praise Song for My Mother by Grace Nichols which is about the close relationship between a child and their mother. The two poems show very different relationships between the speaker and the person they are with or talking to. In Brothers the feelings and attitude from the speaker to the little brother is that the speaker feels as though he is to grown up for his little brother and doesn’t want him around one example that shows this is ‘ridiculous tank top’ where he is already saying mean things about him by using the adjective ‘ridiculous’. ‘Doing like grown-ups do’ which also is suggesting that they want to grow up and not be stopped by the speakers little brother. This is different to Praise song for my Mother, which is a poem all about the closeness the speaker has with their mum.
Throughout this essay, James Baldwin continued make references to life and death, blacks and whites, and love and hate. In the beginning of the essay, the writer described the relationships between he and his father. His father did not trust anyone because of his bitter past that hunted him. His father is portrayed as a skeptical as he could not open and trust anyone especially white people. This made the reader wondering about what white people did to Baldwin’s father until he hated all white people.
It caused deep psychological effects on everyone. Abandonment, even of friend and family members was common. Many devout believers were losing faith in God. In a letter, penned by Italian poet, Francesco Petrarch of Florence, to a friend in Avignon. He expresses his grief at losing close friends, as well as, resentment for an overly vengeful God, who would punish men not only their crimes, but also the crimes of their fathers.
Night: Passage Analysis Troubling thoughts consumed young Elie because he saw the ways in which father-son relationships are torn asunder by the camps. He watches as sons deny—or at least consider denying—care to their fathers, putting their own interests before their loved ones. Elie struggles with the same conflict when his father becomes ill, and when his father finally dies, Elie is profoundly sad though also proud that he never wholly compromised his own beliefs about family. The reason that Elie finds the deterioration of father-son relationships so painful is that the maintenance of this relationship seems to be the last barrier between a world that is semi-normal and one that has completely been turned upside down. Elie must continue
In the beginning, when Achilles is the hero, there is a very angry and harsh, almost scary, tone when reading the poem. Now, with words like soft, pity, touched, and gently, the whole mood has changed to this sad, lonely and sort of soft feeling. The last thing I noticed about words having similar meaning is the words: together, one, universal, and they. These selected lines from the poem are the two completely different men coming together and mourning, surely out of understanding of what the other is feeling. These words throughout this passage just solidify that even