Continuing the theme of morality from Richard II the scene also demonstrates Hal’s decision to take on the role as the “good angel”, to accept responsibility of serving his duty to the Crown and thereby contrasting himself with Falstaff’s role and character. In this scene, Falstaff has accused the hostess of stealing his money and valuable ring and goes on to insult her about what she has provided him even though he owes her a great debt. Hal, upon entering the scene, tries to chasten Falstaff about accusing an innocent woman, but to no avail. Falstaff with his smooth tongue manages to worm out of paying his debt and then ‘graciously’ forgives the hostess for her charge. Falstaff represents the Vice as he as he demonstrates his belief in the little value of honor and responsibility.
Dante’s Inferno is one of the three parts of his Divine Comedy. The Inferno is divided into thirty-four cantos, each containing a description of a specific region of hell. Sinners in each area are punished for different sins. Sinners of lust suffer in upper hell, sinners of violence in middle hell, and the sinners of fraud in the lowest part of hell. The sufferings of these people are portrayed through Dante’s eyes as he descends lower and lower into hell with Virgil, his helper.
The essay is written with information to support Price’s claims on her view of how America’s culture can be simple-minded, ignorant, and easily influenced. Price’s whole essay could be the new definition of caustic. One of the sentences in the first paragraph Price writes, “ First, it was a flamingo.” The italicizing of the word flamingo gives readers a sense of sarcasm and that Price feels that the fact that a bird-influenced America’s culture vastly baffled her. In the third paragraph Price writes, “The hues were forward-looking rather than old-fashioned, just right for a generation, raised in the Depression,” Price’s sassy and sarcastic remark states how America felt that bright colors would give a sense of hope and happiness through a difficult time. Another sarcastic point Price writes is in the first sentence of the last paragraph she says, “Why, after all, call the birds “pink flamingos”—as if they could be blue or green?” The simple-mindedness of America’s culture is shown by the sarcastic remarks Price writes because of America’s action to be influence by flamingos In the essay, Price also compares and contrast America’s culture to other countries.
William Blake was a religious man, so there are religious aspects to “The Fly” as well. “My thoughtless hand has brushed away” suggests that killing a fly is an insignificant event in his life, however later in the poem with the line “Till some blind hand shall brush my wing”; William Blake brings to light the notion that whatever God he believed in could just as easily brush away his life as he did the fly. In an instant, one could die without warning. That’s life. William Blake also ties together Death and Intelligence.
The similies successfully provoke the audience’s senses, making them imagining the melancholy scene when a dove fails to look upward. These are all lonely birds with melancholy sounds, emphasizing the level of sorrowfulness and suffering in captivity. At the end of the passage, the author asks for God’s redemption. This communication with God indicates how weak people can be in captivity and must rely on religious, or spiritual power to survive. The second characteristic of captivity is its physical affliction.
We can also notice jealousy when she compares “… I sit in howl and dust/you sit in gold and sing” and “He lifted you from the mean estate/to sit with him on high/I was a cottage-maiden/… Contented with my cottage-mates,/ Not mindful I was fair”. Finally, she finishes Stanza 5 with a rhetorical question “Why did a great lord find me out/To fill my heart with care?” to pass to the last stanza as a conclusion where she almost sounding triumphant says that despite the lord has preferred Kate, the narrator has a gift Kate has not, being fertile, and because of that she would probably be also dumped soon as we can see when she claims “Your sire
The speaker claims that he can resist all of the usual or “normal” traits associated with the features of female beauty, but he cannot resist however, this new attraction of “exotic beauty” that lies underneath the surface or appearance of a woman. Milton writes to his childhood friend Charles Diodati and tells him how amazed he is that now he too has “fallen where upright man sometimes entangles himself.” Milton despised the notion of love and ridiculed the allurement many men have felt – “frequently scoffed at his snares” – but now he too
The death in the poem seems to be painless, but the vision of death is gross, like a Fly. The Fly is the pain image we see, because it is mentioned in three of the four stanzas, but the Fly is not all we imagine. We have an image of a dying man, light, people, and the color blue. The dying man is the person that is dying, the speaker, and the light is the light from heaven, but this blue color, which is from the Fly, is getting in the way of the light, which is the light to heaven. Uncertain, untimely death, is the tone that we get from the poem.
John Milton’s “O Nightingale” is a sonnet of contrast between the Nightingale and Cuckoo bird, The Nightingale bird is a powerful symbol of success and love. On the other hand there’s the Cuckoo bird, which is the complete opposite of the Nightingale bird, the Cuckoo represents hate and jealousy. The Nightingale and Cuckoo bird’s chirps are a key in symbolism in the poem. Both the birds are always watching and influence people as they go on their day. Milton shows the contrast in the poem between love and hate with the Nightingale and Cuckoo bird.
Knowing that his audience is other middle-class males, Thurber “preaches to the choir” when he uses “The Unicorn in the Garden” to suggest that women make men’s lives miserable. Literary Analysis What literary or poetic elements does the author use to produce the text? What is the overall effect? Through successful use of imagery, Thurber suggests that the conniving husband of “The Unicorn in the Garden” acts in justifiable self-defense when he has his wife sent to the “booby-hatch.” Cultural Analysis How does the text illustrate an aspect of the culture that produced it? In what ways is the text a product of its times?