Madison Carroll Ms. Diana AP English Literature 1 November 2012 Assignment #3 Despairing Companionship “Modern Love,” a poetic sequence by George Meredith, describes a skeptical view regarding of modern love. Meredith’s devastating tone, complex similes and metaphors, and dark imagery convey a sad and regretful outlook on modern relationships. “Modern Love” is riddled with a tone of regret and heartache, making this modern love more like the opposite of love. The speaker says, “she wept with waking eyes” and her “strange low sobs” were “strangled mute.” The words describing this woman are full of grief, full of “vain regret.” Her husband is painfully aware of his wife’s sadness, through her reaction to “his hand’s light quiver by her head” and her sobs that were “dreadfully venomous to him.” The speaker’s worried tone shows that the husband wishes for his wife to be happy, but his actions of loving care and cautiousness do nothing to quell her tears. This view of modern love is hopeless, full of despair for both the man and his distraught wife.
The Holocaust ruined numerous lives, including that of Evelyn Roman, who wrote “Aftermath”: a sorrowful poem that described her feelings about the concentration camps. Wiesel and Roman both share different and insightful outlooks about their experiences in the toughest part of their lives. They still remember a great deal of details “fifty years after the fact…” that they wish could vanish in an instant (1). Wiesel and Roman wondered every minute why they endured those experiences: no human deserves the horror they survived. Knowing that someone actually lived these stories made it almost unbearable to
Perkins Gilman’s short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper," is the disheartening tale of a woman suffering from depression and how severely her condition is misunderstood by those around her. The setting of the story is in itself a character in the narrator’s story. The old mansion with the yellow wallpaper has many symbols used by the authors to explain the desperation of the narrator’s desperate loneliness. The ironic part of this tale is that her cure of “rest” only pushes the narrator further into her madness. The woman in this story is an ironic symbol of all women in her time, she is unheard and alone in her illness.
The mother feels heartache and sorrow about what she did because she knows her mistake will be with her for the rest of her life. She will always hear those faint cries in her mind, which will never let her forget that she killed her children. Brooks makes a compelling transition from telling the reader what the Mother is feeling to explaining to her children why she did what she did. She cannot
I know this because Lysandra still hates Elaine and now directs her famous, hateful poetry at her years later. Elaine proves this by saying, “The words claw out from the page like so many birds of prey. And all of them seem to be moving in my direction.” (73). Lysandra’s conflict with herself (inability to forgive and move forward) is a negative way in dealing with conflicts or treating your friends. I know this because Lysandra is holding a grudge on something that happened a while back that could’ve been a great friend-ship, she’s also famous now so why does it matter?
She also starts to blame people for her miscarriage as well as herself. Mariam and Rasheed’s relationship soon starts to fade and they begin to lose interest in each other. Chapter 15 Rasheed starts to blame Mariam for the death of their unborn child. Everything Mariam says to him irritates him and Rasheed shows a major lack of interest in Mariam. Mariam tries to do whatever she can to please Rasheed, but none of her efforts seem to work.He begins to become overly abusive with Mariam and the abuse is consistent.
Upon the Burning of Our House In the poem, “Upon the Burning of Our House,” Anne Bradstreet demonstrate a gloomy yet appreciative attitude towards gods, spiritual of the possessions. S: Subject: The woman has her house burned down P: Purpose: Your possessions in the human world is meaningless, that only things that worth meaning is the heaven, eternity. O: Occasion: Anna Bradstreet were mourning over her house got burned down. She then begins to feel the remorseful and realize that Puritan, her religion belief that the possessions you own does not belong to you but God’s. T: Title: The title describe the women with her riches house got burned down T: Tone: Anne Bradstreet poem, “Upon the Burning of Our House” is resentful and remorseful.
Throughout the story Granny Watherall expresses herself through verbal communications and also her inner self-talk. Granny appears to be in denial of her death and has a hard time accepting her sickness that is pointed out by others. Fuming with anger and depression from her past, Granny cannot let go the thought of things such as, her first love George who left her on the wedding, to the death of her husband John and her daughter Hapsy. Granny’s psychological stresses give her difficulties in her death bed. In 1969, a psychologist by the name of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross came up with a method of supporting and counseling personal trauma associated with death and dying called “Stages of Grief”.
A symbol of a scarlet “A” was placed on her chest as a constant reminder of her mistake. Throughout the story Hester, along with her young daughter Pearl, live life isolated and heavy hearted. Hester’s paramour, Dimmesdale a reverend, becomes Chillingworth’s main focus. He wants to make Dimmesdale suffer for the sin he too has committed. By trying to poison Dimmesdale, Chillingworth is exposed to a symbol, something resembling the scarlet “A” on Hester’s chest, placed on
In the poem, Bradstreet writes, “I, starting up, the light did spy/ And to my God my heart did cry,” (L 7-8) in order to show the disorganization of her life as the fire consumed her house. Bradstreet also writes, “It was His own, it was not mine,/ Far be it that I should repine,” (L 17-18) in order to show that she acknowledges that God has taken these things away from her as a test. Since God is always testing our faith with these many items that will not last. Thus, Anne