Nowhere in this poem Plath shows any compassion towards her father, but yet she refers to her father as ‘daddy’ so that the reader could see the bitter venom behind her words. Throughout the poem the poet make references to her father’s German ancestry. She
That monster vows revenge on his creator after being rejected from society. An autobiographical criticism of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein reveals striking parallels between the author and her misunderstood and alienated main characters. Throughout life, when faced with a loss, most people react negatively and dwell on the tragic event. Mary Shelley, however, chose to express her pain by mirroring her own emotions through her characters. By the time her novel was published in 1818, Mary had already lost three of her four children and before she started writing Frankenstein, her illegitimate daughter with Percy Shelley died in infancy.
Based merely on the fact that Sylvia Plath had a complicated relationship with her own father, you are able to assume that the speaker within this poem is Sylvia Plath herself, who takes the role of the Jew or Victim when faced with her “Nazi” father. This harsh metaphor of the holocaust for her own father taken from the line “I thought every German was you” emphasises the strong hatred the speaker has for her dad, which is then especially emphasised when the poem reads “Not God but a swastika”. This makes the reader take the poem a little more seriously, as you’d expect a child’s view of her own father to be similar to a person’s view on God, but instead this father figure is being described as having similarities to the Nazis. Other lines within this poem read “I could never talk to you”, which may explain the reason why the hatred for her father is so strong, as the reader feels completely unimportant and rejected by him. Maybe the references comparing him to a Nazi, and referring themselves to a Jew is the closest comparison the speaker has to describe the relationship that has formed between the speaker and the dad.
The act is about what happens after Oedipus finds out he married his mother. The song depicts the sadness of the singer who has done something terrible; this can be applied to the scene where Oedipus stabs his eyes out after the death of his mother because he can no longer bear the sorrow. The last song I would play in the Antistrophe 2. “My Medea” Vienna Teng. In the Antistrophe, Oedipus asks for death because he blames himself for the ruination of himself, his wife, and his children.
Browing identifies herself through this poem by asking the perpetual question of “How Do I Love Thee?” Although she gives no detail as to whom she may love, it gives the reader a chance to relate to her writing. She uses this sonnet to try and express the ways in which she loves thee. This sonnet includes many formal attributes, and the ones they do include affect the overall outcome of her writing. The things in which are apparent are features, theme and sonnet form. Browing presents her poem in first person, making it clearly connected to her directly.
The Real Analysis of “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath was a gifted but troubled poet known for disturbing style of her work. Plath wrote the poem, “Daddy,” stanzas of emotional, psychological and historical thoughts. The poem was filled with regret and over time was analyzed and critiqued differently. The best critique, “From Protean Poetic: The Poetry of Sylvia Plath,” was written by Mary Lynn Broe and emphasizes the most adequate, textual evidence of the poem, “Daddy.” Broe begins her critique by justifying that Plath creates a mock poetic exorcism of the events that happened throughout her life. Broe’s main claim points out Plath’s stupidity, progress and comedy relief of her famous poem, “Daddy.” Broe puts forth supportive, textual evidence that persuades the audience of this claim.
The narrator is clearly miserable with her life and considers suicide to be the only solution. Killing herself would relieve the pain she feels on a daily basis. “Daddy” is another poem that demonstrates Plath’s common death by suicide theme. In the poem, she writes that “At twenty I tried to die / And get back, back, back to you. / I thought even the bones would do (Plath 58-60)”.
Christine Payne Professor Seaton Comp II-ENG 1020-W02 1/09/11 Paper 2 Enjoy Literature by Getting to Know the Author Emily Dickinson’s “Oh Sumptuous Moment” and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s “Clothes” have deep connections to the personal lives of the authors. Dickinson’s poem has an underlying message of rebellion against her father who was “temperamentally as well as culturally a remote and grim patriarch” (Martin, 46). Dickinson writes, “That I may gloat on thee” (l. 3) in which the word “gloat” is a clue that the poem is directed at a specific person who tried to keep her from experiencing such a joyous moment. Divakaruni develops the characters of “Clothes” based on her experiences with people both in her native country of India as well as Indian immigrants in America. The protagonist, Sumita, is a young woman in India who goes through an arranged marriage and moves to America with her new husband.
The ghost informed Hamlet that he had been killed by Sir King Claudius and that Claudius was, in fact, Hamlet's uncle. From there, the ghost only asked for one thing and one thing only, and all the deceased king requested was revenge from his son. Taking in all this information, wanting to avenge his father's death, and wanting to do as his father asks causes Hamlet to do many crazy things, including pretending to have lost his sanity. This causes many deaths in the story during Hamlet's journey to revenge. One of which was Polonious, who was stabbed by Hamlet during Hamlets rant to his mother.
I looked at him, at his cold, dead, eyes and slapped him in the face. Without thinking I took off, to the east, wherever my feet would take me, in search for a new place to live. After walking for two days straight, I had to rest my feet, but unfortunately, just when I lay down, my husband and a few men from the village found me. They bound me up and told me that I was a horrible wife and that the Gods would be angry with me. Then my husband and his friends threw me into a pit, and I eventually died.