There, she experiences a chill because she is not warmly dressed. In fact, her garments are more appropriate for a wedding, representing a new beginning, than for a funeral, representing an end. In “The silence of women” the man is constantly being weakened by his wife which leads to death. Dealing with the subject of death through how women were subservient to men through there years and how when they grew older they were able to be more vocal because of the man passing away into death. “Oh lifetime of silence!” The men passed away in to death because the women were mean and they were soft and weak.
Reading her poem about preferring to be isolated quickly transited to being a lot more depressing in her latter poems. “I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain” shows a darker side to Dickinson’s writing. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,/ And Mourners to and fro “ (1-2). Dickinson writes about a funeral and describes it as if it were her own. Her dark tone speaking of death lead her literary mentor Thomas Higginson to “ advise her not to publish her work because of her violation of contemporary literary convention” (Dickinson 1).
But as a reader when you read this we see that he maybe didn’t love her as much as he says he does, for example any man or even anybody that has lost a loved one feels a lot more sorrow when they talk about someone they’ve lost. But in this case the duke only mentions her beauty once and he does not even address it directly. The duke’s deception grows as the poem nears the middle. This is really noticed in line twenty-two to line twenty-four when the duke says “… A heart . .
This scene is of Meursault receiving a telegram stating that his mother died, but he isn’t sure when. He shows no remorse over his mother dying, just notices the detail that he doesn’t know when she died. This indifference to the fact that his mother died could mean that he doesn’t care about his mother and that he believes that the human life is meaningless. The idea that human life is meaningless is a theme that is common in the novel. In the passage it embodies that Meursault is detached from society and is different from other people.
His lack of concern or grief in the fact that she is dead suggests that it is the object of the duchess and not the actual person that he loved, and the word ‘last’ implies that she was just one of many women that the Duke had turned into nothing more than objects for him to show off to others. This is furthered by the Duke’s boastful remarks that the portrait was painted by ‘Fra Pandolf’s hands’, showing the reader that he is more concerned with the status of the painter and painting than the fallen relationship between him and his dead wife. To the Duke, his own status seems to be the most important thing to him. Browning makes the Duke repeat the metaphor ‘spot of joy’ to emphasise his irritation that the duchess was easily pleased by men other than him. He is annoyed that ‘her looks went everywhere’ as this suggests that she had no standards and is insulting his ultimate gift of a ‘nine-hundred-year-old name’.
However true that may be, that he did commit a final act of loyalty for his father, along the way he still continuously lost and found an inconsistent faith that lead him along a questionable heroic path of glory. Hamlet did not die as he lived; he accomplished his task but not admirably so. He disregarded everyone that sincerely cared for him, igniting a series of events that would eventually lead to their suicides and or murders. Hamlets did what he was meant to do, but the way in which he went about leaves many wondering at the true nobility of his
How to Watch Your Brother Die In the poem, “How to Watch Your Brother Die”, Michael Lassell used first person in the story that was beneath the poem. In this poem, the narrator got a call about his brother’s death, so he left his wife to go arrange his brother’s funeral and be there for the condolences. He was very calm with it and did every step quietly without any drama added. When he arrived, he knew that his brother had a boyfriend. At first, some situations were awkward between the straight type narrator and the gay lover.
They say, “Love can be dangerous in the wrong hands.” In the poem, “My Last Duchess”, that statement is a fact. All that the woman ever did was smiled at the things that made her happy, but her husband felt as if she gave him the same attention as she would a stranger. He wanted to feel special and since she could not give him that extra attention that was needed, he decided to have her killed. He also took upon himself to tell the father of his new wife, what had happened to his last wife. He basically was informing the father that if his daughter does the same as his last wife then she would be killed as well.
Also Richards her husband’s friend; who was one of the first to hear of Brently’s death, took the time to clarify the news and made sure that no one else would convey the gloomy message (Chopin, 2011, para. 2). This showed that Mrs. Mallard was so poor in health that if she got the news in an improper tone or from someone that wasn’t very close to her could have caused her to pass away. This also shows that the other characters thought that Mrs. Mallard was so sick that she couldn’t handle the news and wanted to protect her in a time of sorrow. The narrator’s words give a great portrayal of the relationship between the false news and how Mrs. Mallard’s thoughts formed.
The middle two stanzas introduce the aspect of his life outside of being an enemy, through the picture of the soldiers love with \"Vergissmeinnicht\" (forget me not), written on it. Yet, the stanzas continue to disregard his humanity because of his role as a combatent against the speaker and his companions. There is a shift within the last two stanzas that address the second aspect of the dead soldier, his role as a lover to the woman in this picture. The rhyme scheme changes throughout the poem, never keeping with the same pattern for even two stanzas in a row. The second to last stanza, where the major shift in tone occurs, does not even contain rhyming within it and draws more attention to the shift as a result.