The Postmaster Graves means all things related to death. Mr. Summers represents the bountiful season of life, ironically it is summers who takes it. Bentham was an English philosopher who argued against slavery and the death penalty. Tessie Hutchinson calls upon Annie Hutchinson a woman who was a martyred for her beliefs, she also died tragically. Jackson uses Warner to illustrate that this person can anticpate how the things will hapend (warning).
They contribute largely to the final and most significant part of the play; the death of the ‘star-crossed lovers’. This contribution begins well before the pair was even born, at the true beginning of the story when the Montagues and Capulets developed hate for each other. Hate, a base emotion, is described as an emotion that spreads when Mercutio dies while exclaiming ‘a plague on both your houses!’ Mercutio dies from the hate between the two houses, suggesting that ‘hate’ is like a plague, spreading and bringing forth unfavourable outcomes. This continuous hate is caused by human nature. Humans have a tendency to feel the need to follow in their family’s footsteps, regardless of whether it is illogical or not.
The ending of ‘The Awakening’ is a conglomeration of all the events of the book. Edna’s suicide stems from her botched transcendence and subsequent fall. Chopin uses ambiguity in the last passage to allow the reader to explore their own meaning of the book and not force one into thinking the same as another reader. Chopin portrays the ending in a multitude of ways both religiously and earthly. The religious aspects of her suicide begin on page 189.
The prophet Teiresias comes to Creon and after an initial resistance, Creon repents and decides to go and free Antigone. He finds that he is too late, however, and rather tragically, Antigone has hung herself, Haemon falls on his sword before Creon’s eyes and the body of Creon’s wife is found shortly after, leaving Creon a broken man. First thing I would like to talk about is how I think Antigone is the tragic hero. She is a tragic hero because a tragic hero is described as a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, when combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. In this specific play, Antigone's fatal
Furthermore, it leads to the climax of the plays structure in which Juliet fakes her death, therefore leading Romeo to commit suicide. The scene begins with a dramatic parting of Romeo and Juliet. As Juliet bids a tearful goodbye she very quickly becomes distraught as this is the last time they will see each other alive. “O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb."
Shakespeare effectively creates dramatic irony in this scene which creates a strong sense of humor. After Romeo leaves Juliet, Juliet is found crying by Lady Capulet. Lady Capulet thinks that Juliet is mourning over Tybalts death, but is actually mourning over Romeo’s exile. Lady Capulet starts comforting Juliet by telling her that they will get revenge on Romeo for slaying Tybalt, Juliet replies by saying she will never be satisfied with Romeo until she beholds him-dead,(Shakespeare 3.5 ll. 87-93).
Upon Romeo's departure to Mantua, the place of his exile, Juliet compares Romeo and his situation to death. "Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low,/ As one dead in the bottom on a tomb./ Either my eyesight fails, or thou lookest pale" (III.V. 54-57). Romeo too experiences such a vision during his time in Mantua. "I dreamt my lady came and found me dead - " (V.I.
Whispers of Immortality depicts imagery of hissing rumours; reminding the reader that in life they create the image of themselves they wish to remain after they relinquish this power in death. The almost threatening tone of the poem attempts to evoke fear in the reader by reminding them of this mortality. The whispers that create this everlasting reputation bring to mind a poem of Dante’s, from which Eliot takes the epigraph to Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. The epigraph depicts a character from Dante’s Inferno, who after death takes exhaustive steps to avoid saying anything wrong, that may be carried back to Earth from the underworld and affect his reputation or further his punishment in purgatory. Eliot’s description of ‘Daffodil bulbs instead of balls’ occupying the eyes of the corpse,
‘broke/choke’ Here a rhyming is used by the poet in order to emphasize the mothers’ trauma and desolation which shows that she was affected emotionally and physically. The title of the poem ‘‘The Hero’’ is an oxymoron in comparison with the rest of the poem. Meaning that it is ironically termed in order to create a comparison between the real meaning of a hero and Jack who is the kind of coward who gains the contempt of his comrades by trying to escape. The ironic tone of the title also raises the question of what a hero is through the whole poem which shows how cruel the war is to have destroyed precious ideas of heroism. The first stanza begins with ‘‘Jack fell as he’d have wished, the Mother said’’ An image of a grieving mother opens the poem.
Reading her poem about preferring to be isolated quickly transited to being a lot more depressing in her latter poems. “I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain” shows a darker side to Dickinson’s writing. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,/ And Mourners to and fro “ (1-2). Dickinson writes about a funeral and describes it as if it were her own. Her dark tone speaking of death lead her literary mentor Thomas Higginson to “ advise her not to publish her work because of her violation of contemporary literary convention” (Dickinson 1).