Sonnet 116 uses repeated pairs of words, “love is not love”, “alters when alteration finds” suggesting it is to be like “couples” and to also further emphasize the theme of love in the sonnet. He also uses metaphors such as “looks on the tempest and is never shaken” and “is the stars to every wand’ring bark,” this is emphasizing that love is an essential part of the world by using metaphors based on natural elements. Sonnet 116 affects the reader as it is saying that if the love was true, whatever the circumstance, it would not change and is everlasting. This sonnet is very much linked in with Hero and Claudio’s relationship. Their relationship is very traditional and conventional like the sonnet.
Themes in ‘The Birthmark’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne develops a range of themes with his literary techniques such as, characterization plot development, and the use of poetic devices in the story “The Birthmark.” The themes of this story are; one should love unconditionally; no human can change the fate of another to make them perfect; and science cannot conquer nature. An important theme in ‘The Birthmark’ is, ‘love unconditionally.’ The character of Georgiana helps to develop this theme because of her devotion to Aylmer. Although the crimson birthmark on her cheek disgusts Aylmer and he makes that clear to her quite often, Georgina still loves him and stays devoted to him. She allows him to attempt to remove the birthmark with a risky scientific procedure that could cost her her life. This theme is expanded upon is by Hawthorne’s carefully played out plot development.
Nichols uses a essential of life "water" to introduce what the poem will be like: her describing how much Nichols needed her. Next Larkin says "Not the usual stuff about being beautiful" He does this as if to say that he is not going to say anything about being perfect "the usual stuff" (informal tone suggests he intends it to make the poem quite plain.). However he does wish that if one of these exceptional qualities shine through, she should have a happy life like that "And should it prove possible, well, you're a lucky girl." (once again the use of the informal "well" furthers the sense of plainness.) Nichols however uses a very different tone, she uses words such as "pull", "mantling", "warm" and "replenishing" to say that her mother was essential to how she is now.
I will prove this is true in the following paragraphs Shakespeare uses a large variety of metaphors and similes. A metaphor found in Sonnet 116,” Loves not Times fool, though rosy lips and cheeks” is a symbol of outer beauty that changes with time. Sonnet 138 shows a similar image, “When my love swears that she is made of truth, I do believe her, though I know she lies,” paints the picture of love in a similar way. Both the poems are depicting a love that has been through good and bad that have developed over time. For instance beauty fading with time and also trust fading.
Benefits is defined as” something that is advantageous or good; an advantage” This is how we usually think of love. We do not think of love as a cost, which is “the price paid to acquire, produce, accomplish, or maintain anything.” Different forms of love are experienced in Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet feel romantic love for each other. Juliet, unaware that Romeo is underneath her balcony, says “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name, Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” Juliet is asking Romeo to deny his family to love her.
Since male honour was very important at the time he disregarded the social conventions and decided to go against his comrade. Claudio on the other hand is very driven by his pride and honour, decides to shame Hero to avoid being called a ‘Cuckold’. Beatrice is witty, flamboyant and sharp-tongued as opposed to Hero who is the typical daughter, not acting until her father allows it; this is very common in Shakespearean times and again shows the contrast between their relationships. Claudio falls in love at first sight with Hero based on her appearance without first looking
Furthermore, elements of superficial love are also in The Millers Tale, as Absolon loves Alisoun due to her “goddess corpus”. Both poems therefore illustrate superficial love as men become captivated with women due to them having physical beauty. However, additionally this could be interpreted as not being superficial love and demonstrates how society in the past had different values which made women desirable. Furthermore, feminine beauty within the two poems is compared to nature portraying a stereotypical type of love. The Knights Tale compares Emelye to flowers frequently as she is “fressher than the may with floures newe”.
He also demonstrates his society's social heirarchy for women. He only uses this, however, to emphasize his disagreement with the "natural order" of things. In his tales, Chaucer portrays the virgin to be pure and the object of all men's desire, the wife to be completely under a man's control, and the widow to be strong willed and independent, yet undesirable, showing the lack of power that women have in Medieval times. In "The Knight's Tale" (KT), Chaucer represents Emily as the beautiful and fair virgin. He does this by comparing her to nature, which is a symbol of purity and innocence.
Incidentally, he refers to Juliet’s life as “honey”, and that it was sucked from her breath. Therefore, it is not unnatural to assume that Juliet lived a good, friendly, and warm life. Love and death are a crucial part to the story as they provide a deeper meaning and understanding of it. Without images of light and dark as well as love and death, Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” would not have achieved the rightly deserved praise it has today. Consequently, the story would be dry and less lively, and some important connections and meanings could not be made.
AP English 12 In the preface of the novel Wilde suggests, “There is no moral or immoral book;” however, throughout the novel Wilde contradicts himself by creating characters that perform both moral and immoral acts. The entirety of the novel is intended to discover the relationship between beauty and morality; Dorian’s beauty displays both his good and bad side. His beauty is so superior to everything else in the world, that he is influenced to believe that beauty can purify his soul no matter what he does. The novel takes place during the aesthetic movement, the main focus was devotion to and pursuit of the beautiful; sensitivity to artistic beauty and refined taste. It is now of no question why it was so important to incorporate the relationship of beauty and morality into the novel, because not only was Dorian in search of eternal beauty, but also for his morality.