Self created or felt from another persons doing, this separation of ones being must be dealt with. Life comes with its misfortunes. Isolation and abandonment alongside poverty; all battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the memorable heroes. Mary Helen Washington, a novelist and a critic, quoted that in reading the story, “A Jury of Her Peers”, written by Susan Glaspell, possess “a tremendous sense of…isolation” (Penfield 87). This short story offers a real sense of its dramatic dialogue, describing the very nature of isolation and its eerie sense, dwelling in several scenarios throughout this story.
The dramatic choices of words such as, “drooped, mildewed, pulpy, and molded,” embellish the description of the setting. The poem is written so dreadfully that the readers may even feel reluctant to imagine. For instance, the line five in the poem, “hung down long yellow evil necks, like tropical snakes,” insinuates that living in a hell may be a better place to live than in a root cellar. Although there are ones who have failed to grow out from the horrid condition and face the reality of death, the two lines in the end of the poem concludes, “Nothing would give up life: even the dirt kept breathing a small breathe,” eliminating the existence of the word abdication. Therefore, the targeted or intended audience of this poem may be pessimistic individuals who have willingness to abandon their goal, future, and dream from the temporary dark that they
In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and “The Fall of House of Usher,” Poe wrote constantly of the motifs of the heart, as well as that of madness and insanity. These two works feature elements of lost love and the pain one can feel as a result of a traumatic loss. In the powerful poem “The Raven,” the story tells of a distraught lover; the reader follows the man’s decent into a world of madness. As he displays the loss of his love, Lenore, as the story continues he goes through a world of pain, he sits in a room shut off from the world he once knew, feeling lonely and heartless. As we follow the narrator’s fast decent into madness and loneliness, he keeps mentioning how heartless he realizes now that his lover is gone.
In On His Blindness, many interpretations focus on the negative mood and resentful tone of the poem surrounding the author’s blindness. According to one interpretation, Milton’s blindness limited his ability to write poetry because, “there was no way for a blind man to put words to paper” (Answers.com). Although these interpretations highlight the dark side of these poems, it’s clear that the authors were presenting a self-revelation about choice. The self-revelation about choice occurs as the main character is presented with choices. The first line of each poem uses a first person format.
In the novel Triage written by Scott Anderson, both Ahmet Talzani and Joaquin Morales seem to embody a fatalistic view of life, one in which reasons have to be created. Triage is ultimately a novel where there is a lack of hope. After Marks incident in Kurdistan we are instantly made to feel like the worst is yet to come with the use of strong and colourful language. Hope is distinguished when the whereabouts of Colin is unknown, and throughout Marks recovery there are constantly reminders that Mark will most likely never recover. Anderson shows that war has a damning effect on war journalists as well as soldiers, and that their loved ones and families are also heavily affected.
The motif of darkness is often used to portray the condition of despair and melancholy, “these aren’t words to say how black and empty pain felt. It was deeper than the darkest hole”. The exaggerated and melodramatic tone of the narrator vividly reveals the emotional turmoil
The Routed Influence Behind Edgar Allan Poe’s Writing Edgar Allan Poe, considered by many a literary genius who’s crafted poetic tragedies, of horrific tales, consumed with death, suffering and horror, are only humbled by the experiences and misfortune that Poe has lived through from an early age. His life, full of depression, angst, and sorrow, caused by the death of those closest to him, which fell victim to deadly plagues and diseases. To cope, Edgar sought comfort only to the bottom of a bottle, which some claim only further influenced his writings as it deepened his sorrow. Over the course of his life, he wrote hundreds of short stories and poems of which, his writing style was so unique, that without coincidence was influenced
Poe describes being buried alive as a complete distress. The imagery Poe uses is the unendurable oppression of the lungs, the suffocating fumes from the damp earth, the clinging of death garments, the rigid embrace of the narrow house, the blackness of the absolute night, the silence like a see that overwhelms, and the unseen presence of the Conqueror Worm. 2. According to the narrator, one is saved from premature interment and has been previously subject to catalepsy, and by the non-appearance of decay. 3.
The techniques Eliot disposes throughout the poem ineffectively illustrate Prufrock’s social reclusion and cultural detachment. Prufrock’s social and cultural isolation is representational of a combination of his personal attributes and the part they play in holding him back from realising his true potential in life. His bleak view on life is impacted by his indecisive nature where he is always thinking over everything and never acting on impulse. These kinds of occurrences in Prufrock’s mind establish a well-built barrier separating himself, the hopeless individual, from all aspects of society. Eliot conveys these notions to the reader through the development of Prufrock’s introspective identity.
From studying the unique poetry of Plath, I found it intense, deeply personal and somewhat disturbing as she wrote about the horrors of depression with ruthless honesty. Her poetry is personal in that she talks about a taboo subject that wasn't acknowledged during her lifetime and in a way it made her poems brilliantly intense.This can be seen most clearly in ‘Child’, ‘Elm’, ‘Poppies in July’ and also ‘Mirror’. ‘Elm’s’ tone is insanely intense, dark and plain miserable and this makes the reader feel immensely disturbed. It is clear from reading Plath’s work that she was in a dark hole, willing to escape. ‘Elm’ finished with the disturbing line “That kill, that kill, that kill”We can see through her callous honesty and the unsettling atmosphere that she is tormented when she says “Till your head is a stone, your pillow a little turf”.