In stanza two, Death is personified as a horseman and war listed as his ‘business’. In addition, Millay also uses an onomatopoeia to present the theme of death. He states, “Clatter on the barn-floor” suggesting that this is real and they can hear the reality of this description. Readers are presented with the image of a hunt; again this reinforces the idea of war as a meaningless cruel game of death.
Amir believes that there is no way to atone for his sins and as such America to him is like a “river”, a place for Amir to let his sins “drown to the bottom”. However, he soon realises, the only way for him to be rid of his guilt and “be good again” is to return to Afghanistan and then later to adopt Sohrab. By seeing Hassan forgive his mother, the reader is inclined to believe that Hassan has also forgived Amir. Amir however must still go to war torn Afghanistan and rescue Sohrab before being able to forgive himself and be rid of his guilt. Additionally, he needs to take the beating he should have taken in 1975 before he is able to feel “better”.
The overall theme in this poem is relationship; but particularly the fact that a loving relationship, even between a father and son, can’t protect you from the harshness of the world. The last line ‘my son would often feel sharp wounds again’ supports the point that you can always be attacked no matter your support system. The use of the word ‘again’ means this is not a onetime incident but a recurring theme in life. It also shows there are always going to be situations in life where you get hurt. The theme is also a father’s desire to protect his son.
Campbell’s heroic cycle affects my interpretation of the kenning by deepening my understanding of Beowulf. Like blood-lust the desire for blood when it says ‘the killer instinct unleashed among in-laws, the blood-lust rampant.’ That tells me about Heorot is a person that enjoys death. Then I know that the hero is called for adventure or his monster battle. How kennings deepen my understanding of Beowulf. Kennings make it easier to understand like ‘saw shields glittering on the gangplank and battle-equipment being loaded.’ In this part of text it tells me they are getting ready to go to battle.
The Prince will doom thee death If thou art taken. Hence, be gone, away! (3.1.94-97) Knowing that Romeo’s punishment will be death, Benvolio gets him off the street and into hiding. Even though Romeo committed a crime, Benvolio still stays at Romeo’s side. Benvolio tells the truth to the Prince that it is just because of a friend’s death that Romeo kills Tybalt.
These problems force her to grow up and take on responsibilities that she should not have to deal with at her age. A literal element from, A Separate Peace, that can prove the quote true would be irony. In the book, Phineas states that he and Gene are going to sign up for the army together and that he trusts Gene with his life. However, later on when Phineas and Gene were on the limb waiting for Leper, Gene shook the branch purposefully so Phineas would fall. Therefore, Gene was the one who ended up jeopardizing Phineas’ life even more.
This is made evident everytime Atticus tries to keep his children, Jem and Scout Fich, from dangerous situations and when he tries to give them a better life. For example, Atticus does not want the same life he had for his future children, so he decides to take action. "Atticus Finch, went to Montgomery to read law..." (4). He left his homwtown to pursue a carer as a lawyer so that he could change his life for the better. He further expresses his love towards his children when he wants them to go away for the night a mob comes to the jail.
In his words and actions, Baba sets the moral bar in the novel. When Amir is a boy, Baba’s major concern about him is that he doesn’t have the courage to stand up for himself, demonstrating that Baba places great value on doing what is right. If Amir cannot take of himself as a boy, he worries, he will not have the strength to behave morally as an adult. Baba follows through on these beliefs in his own behavior. When he and Amir flee Kabul, he is willing to sacrifice his life to keep the Russian guard from raping the woman with them, and in doing so he sets the example that Amir will follow later when he must choose between saving himself or doing what he knows to be right.
There are a lot of comparisons between King Lear and Tom. They both accept they are going to die and then prepare for their death, but they do this in different ways. King Lear is selfish and wants all the attention from his family, whereas Tom accepts he will die and deals with it so he can take that burden off his family. There is also a hit of irony in King Lear’s speech which is read by Tom, when it says; “Conferring them on younger strengths, while we unburden’d crawl towards death”, because Tom is Young and already crawling towards
After Caesars death Brutus expresses himself in his speech “as I slew my best lover for the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself when it shall please my country to need my death.”(III, ii, 43-46). Brutus did not kill Caesar because he wanted revenge or power as the other conspirators did. He was willing to sacrifice his own life for the good of Rome if that was needed. Brutus’s noble personality is also revealed before Caesars’s assassination. When the conspirators gather at Brutus’s house at night, Cassius suggests that Mark Anthony should also die with Julius Caesar or he could carry on Caesar’s work.