Harmonium and Nettles Harmonium and Nettles both highlight the theme of memory. As they both are looking back over past memories that are painful, the poems feature the feelings of being helpless in stopping the hurt that was caused. The writer in Harmonium feels remorse for the things he hadn’t said to his father as Armitage states “then mouth in reply some shallow sorry phrase or word too starved of breath to make itself heard”. The writer in Nettles is protective of the recurring threat to his child that he can’t destroy. “rain had called up tall recruits behind the shed,” this quote shows the father cannot destroy them .They differ in the way they felt powerless however as in Nettles the father is feeling powerless because of a physical threat whereas in Harmonium it is an emotional threat of the inevibility of death and unspoken feelings that makes the writer feel powerless.
Unfortunately, Doodle was no match for his brother’s aggressive and selfish actions. In the end, Brother’s pride is to blame for Doodle’s untimely death. Brother’s pride was responsible for his opinion of Doodle. At times, Brother was kind and loving to Doodle, but the reader soon realizes that the narrator was mostly harsh and cruel to his brother. In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world.
As mentioned above, Willy reflects Biffs’ failure in business as a reflection of his own dreams of succeeding although he only succeeded for a short while in his life. Also, the affair that Willy was in might have affected Biff and made him unable to keep a job. Willy has such insecurities with betrayal and himself that not only does he believe his family betrays him but also people on the outside too. His boss, for example, just because his boss fired him, Willy takes it as a form of betrayal even though he tells him, “there’s no room for betrayal in the business
Biff returns from the west to visit his family although he doesn’t know how long he’s going to stay. Happy is glad to see him, but Willy seems strangely irritated. He talks to old friends he imagines to the chagrin of his family, but no one has the heart to confront him about it. Willy has a flashback of a time when Biff and Happy were promising high school students. In the flashback, Willy gives his sons a punching bag.
Husband number one was selected to make her true love jealous; the second was her sister’s fiancé, who she had no problems taking for his money. This betrayal was a calculated effort on her part, since she knew her sister would never use the man’s money to help the family. Scarlett had a strong sense of loyalty to the plantation, and her family was close to losing the plantation for back taxes, the third was also for financial stability with a bit of lust thrown in for good measure. Scarlett uses the model for The Prince as she builds her own store and lumber business and becomes financially successful in her own right. She is willing to hire Carpetbaggers and freed slaves to get the cheapest labor for her business.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh is a wealthy and domineering woman who is conveniently Mr Darcy’s aunt. She directly enters the novel when she is visited by Mr and Mrs Collins’ guests, Elizabeth Bennett being one of the party. In their initial meeting Lady Catherine de Bourgh commands the attention of everyone and immediately shows her arrogant side in her comments and condescension of everyone around her. Whilst everyone is obliging and respectful – or more correctly intimidated, the way Elizabeth handles her shows the reader her brilliance of courage and social diplomacy, and once again, Lizzy is loved even more by us – Lady Catherine meets her match. Austen’s shows off her genius in her creation of characters when Lady Catherine’s arrogance is taken to new spheres where she even claims to predict the weather.
They come down to the kitchen and catch up talking, they remember the good ‘ol days when they were younger. Happy is the younger brother, he is successful and confident. Biff is not doing as well as Happy, but has dreams of owning his own land and having a ranch. Willy begins having flashbacks and expressing his worries about the boys while talking to himself around the house. Willy and Biff fight a lot because Willy doesn’t like the fact his son cant hold a job down.
Likely a result of these early experiences, Willy develops a fear of abandonment, which makes him want his family to conform to the American Dream. His efforts to raise perfect sons, however, reflect his inability to understand reality. The young Biff, whom Willy considers the embodiment of promise, drops Willy and Willy’s zealous ambitions for him when he finds out about Willy’s adultery. Biff’s ongoing inability to succeed in business furthers his estrangement from Willy. When, at Frank’s Chop House, Willy finally believes that Biff is on the cusp of greatness, Biff shatters Willy’s illusions and, along with Happy, abandons the
Symbolism in Heroine of Tender is the Night to Zelda Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald had a captivating life with his wife Zelda. The heroines in Fitzgerald’s novels and Zelda have many things in common. Fitzgerald and Zelda were considered adored by society, but eventually their tumultuous relationship proved to be the destruction of their marriage and lives. Zelda Fitzgerald greatly influenced Fitzgerald’s characters in his writing. Zelda and Nicole Diver in Tender is the Night are rich socialites seduced by living in the exuberant lifestyles they were accustomed to enjoying.
During this play, one of the main forms of this void is that of an idealised American Dream, which is simply not universally attainable. The manner in which Willy does not recognise this and subsequently attempts to pass on to his children the superficial values of “personal attractiveness”, is constantly reminding us of his delusions of grandeur from the reality we find him in. Biff however recognises the falsity of his father’s words, and we see their juxtaposing perspectives on values and reality clash on numerous occasions. Early on, Willy claims: “...because it’s not what you do. It’s who you know and the smile on your face!