In the romantic poem Ozymandias, the author uses diction as one way of making his poem fit the category of romanticism. Antique land, trunkless legs, shattered visage, and boundless are just some of the words Shelley put into his writing in order to better show its romantic side. Also, when Ozymandias talks, he talks as if everything in the world is good and that no bad can come from anything. For example, “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings, look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair.”. In this line, Shelley is showing the carefree nature of the king, which is a key trait of the Romantic period of writing.
In literature a common the opposition, was on the contrast between city life and life in the country. Sometimes, it suggests that city hardships can be cured by a trip into the countryside, and that the perception of a person's harmony and ethic principles can get renewed by conversations with simple and untainted people, like farmers and shepherds. A renewal such as that, in turn, allow someone to return to the city as a better person, able to perform his outmost in the urban life. On the other hand Shakespeare tests the bounds of these beliefs, as, for example, Audrey a simple sheepherdess, is not pure. In the beginning of the play "As You Like It", he set's up an opposition between city and country.
1.Thoreau desires for man to wish for a simple life, only living on what is needed to survive and sustain himself, and not concern himself with material possessions or extra indulgencies, but only those that nourish his body and soul. He is calling for a life of simplicity. 2.Thoreau would despise and disdain such electronic devices and make them out to be distractions and extra necessities in our lives, because of his resentment and lax attitude toward subjects such as communication and industrialism. I believe technological devices have made a benefit in people’s lives who use them in moderation, but those who indulge and excessively spend time on and with them become unaware of the world around them and too consumed with the distractions they impose, not to mention the time they waste and space they take up. Those who use technological devices in moderation can communicate with loved ones far away, or utilize them in ways that
This explains why God did not simply step in and save us from the worst effects of our choices. For humans to have a genuine relationship with God it is only possible to do through our own decisions and this requires freewill, and this is supported by Richard Swinburne and Søren Kierkegaard’s example of the King and the peasant. Freewill is a necessary characteristic according to Soren Kierkegaard as he aims to put forward his idea through the tale of the King and the peasant. The parable is that a King falls in love with a peasant girl and does not want to appear to her as a king as she will be fearful and this would not be genuine love, so he decides to disguise himself as a peasant as a way for her get to know him and genuinely fall in love with him. This is similar to the circumstance of God and human freewill.
Ultimately, the sources behind the transformation of the wilderness lie behind the sublime and the frontier. Held upon a pedestal, wilderness is praised for its natural aspects and distinct separation from humanity. Cronon reveals how untainted the wilderness really is, a fact that can make anyone’s eyebrow rise: “it’s a product of that civilization, and could hardly be contaminated by the very stuff of which it is made.” If the wilderness is a product of modern civilization, then can it really be seen as the last trace of untouched nature which has not been polluted by civilization? Cronon suggests that specific places that are labeled as wilderness cannot be the wilderness because they are places that have been enclosed behind huge welcome signs and tourist maps. Over the years, people have molded the vision of the wilderness into parks such as the Niagara Falls, Yosemite, and Yellowstone in addition to others.
NATURE: BLAKE=realistic, not a source of inspiration. WORDSWORTH=he has 3 ideas of nature: nature as countryside (opposed to the noise of the town; it’s silent and solitary, but not desolate; it gives pleasure to man); nature as source of inspiration (nature is not a power external to man, we are part of it. Our best feelings are inspired by nature and in nature we can discover moral and spiritual values); nature as a life force (the natural world seems to have a life of his own; God is present in nature and he’s not separable from it -> pantheistic view of nature). COLERIDGE= he doesn’t view nature as a moral guide or a source of happiness. His strong Christian faith doesn’t allow him to identify nature with the divine in the form of pantheism.
There are rarely groups of transcendentalists that get together and share their thoughts they are loosely connected by the same idea of living. It can be strange that these people are thinking the same way and believe in the same things but they explore the world on their own. Though these people travel solo on their adventures with nature, their independence, thought and way of living is admirable. They search for what is pure in the world and “rather than love, than money, than fame…” (117) they just want the truth. Everything, Chris McCandless did I tried to find reasoning behind even if I wouldn’t do it myself.
Jaques is the opposite of everything that Rosalind stands for, wallowing in an overtly cynical nature as Jaques’s character is remarkable for his melancholy and introspection. Although we cannot deny that he is the perfect embodiment of the quintessential melancholy man who took centre stage in the time of Shakespeare- extract enjoyment from, we see that he adds a fitting contrast to the theme of pastoral romance the corrections of which Shakespeare was greatly satirising through this character. In Jaques we find, Shakespeare representing the typical courtier, distinguished from those of the utopian forest. Jaques’s major function is to act as a commentator on society as well as introducing a comedic aspect to the play. A key theme within the play is country versus court and Jaques successfully identifies this theme through his remarks on the Lords and Duke Senior.
Once they have eaten of the lotus they prefer its half-life and they would prefer death rather than setting forth again. “The Lotus-Eaters” is amongst other things a creative allusion to Homer and presents the question of a known outcome not mentioned within the poem. The same question is found in Tennyson’s allusion to Shakespeare in his poem “Marianna”. The end of the story in Homer is very definitely not the mariners’ drugged wish, however Tennyson is interested in that moment that evokes a state of trance in the mariners. The readers know that in Homer the mariners continue with their journey but Tennyson opts to explore the mariners’ state when they are drawn to a life away from labor and responsibilities.
Even though they don’t like the company of others, the speaker has found a place where they can feel secure by themselves. “Space around me where my soul can breathe, I’ve got body that my mind can leave.” The use of personification in ‘soul can breathe’ creates the idea that the speaker has found a new level of peace while not belonging. Similarly in Shakespeare’s play, a place where people feel secure is in the Forest of Arden, a place where people have chosen to exile themselves. “Hath not old custom made this life more sweet than that of painted pomp?” The used of the plosives in ‘painted pomp’ adds the disgust of a life where everyone depends on you, showing not belonging can bring delight. In the song, the speaker makes it obvious that they don’t want to include anyone, or to be included.