Grendel and Beowulf show a lot of the same characteristics, but they show a lot of differences in the way they act and respond to things. A reason Grendel and Beowulf are similar is because they both value family, and they both fight by themselves with no help, they both also value their reputation. In Grendel the similarity is that he was born a young monster who always explored, then events occurred that changed his views to more of a existentialism outlook. Grendel died a totally different person from the way he was born. The way he was raised plays a role on the way he still lives.
The Odyssey Literary Analysis Homers classic poem “The Odyssey” recounts the tale of a man’s ten year journey home from war, in which he faces trials and many life threatening situations. Throughout Odysseus’s journey he faces various tribulations in which his loyalty is tested. The epic poem proves that Odysseus will do anything to make it home. In the odyssey, Homer utilizes, Alliteration, Anaphora and diction to communicate that Odysseus will go to any extreme to make it home to his family. Homer utilizes Alliteration consistently through the epic poem, thus in result helps the theme in the text stick out more clearly.
Brave New World Personal Analysis Near the end of my book I found this quote that made me think a different way of the whole book and life in general. The quote is: ‘But I like the inconveniences.’ ‘We don’t,’ said the Controller. ‘We prefer to do things comfortably.’ ‘But I don’t want comfort, I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom ,I want goodness. I want sin’ ‘In fact’ said Mustapha Mond, ‘You’re claiming the right to be unhappy.’ ‘All right then,’ said the savage defiantly, ‘I’m claiming the right to be unhappy’ (240). John or also known as The Savage really like how all the factors of positives and negatives in life which life is worth living for.
Pope thinks that war was good and it was Ok to die during it but Owen strongly disagreed with that. Sassoon uses the title Attack to describe what the poem is about. The poem is about the attack on no-man’s land so he just simply decides not to confuse he reader with what he is talking about. Although in the poem he confuses the reader in a way that they don’t understand the horrors of the war. Owen portrays the horrors of the war by focusing on one person and aspect within the war, the gas attacks.
Walt Whitman displayed a significant belief in nature, the human body, and equality. In my view, Mr. Whitman expresses that the world is God’s greatest gift and that the supreme sin is not enjoying the gift in every way, with every sense. Walt Whitman’s poetry, even though widely accepted today as an undeniable literary force, was not met so favorably during his time. Due to the overtly sexual nature of the work, many conventional Americans frowned upon Whitman’s frankness, considering “Song of Myself” to be too risqué. Whitman speaks literally and metaphorically about sex and sexuality during a time when the human body, in and of itself, is a sin.
“his heart was pure and terrible”. His strictness can be shown through his censorship of reading materials. Walt Whitman, for example, was considered “too inappropriate” and novels had to be smuggled into the house. In response, Emily was highly deferential to her father and other male figures of authority. But in her own way she loved and respected her father, even if at times, he appeared to be unfriendly.
At one point in the film, the audience was supposed to feel sympathetic towards Grendel because of his pain from hearing the loud noises coming from Herot. However, in the poem, I felt no sympathy for Grendel whatsoever because he wasn’t a childish monster, he was the ruthless demonic beast he was supposed to be. Another example is Wilglaf’s role. In the poem, Wiglaf played a huge part because he is this brave warrior who was Beowulf’s right hand man. In the movie, Wiglaf only had a small role which doesn’t make sense because later on, Wiglaf becomes the King of Geats.
Due to his lack of friends he tries to create a bond with Sam and it makes it even more valuable due to Hally’s loneliness. He would always “try out a few ideas but sooner or later” he’d “end up in there with” Sam and Willie. He would always look for something to do and always wonder what he should do and think of some ideas but in the end he knew that they would always be there and he would never be let down by them. Hally feels a strong sense of humiliation and all of it because of his crippled and alcoholic father whom made him feel a constant let down in his life. When Hally was young his father “was dead drunk on the floor of the Central Hotel Bar” and Sam helped Hally bring him home.
Life is earnest!” (Longfellow). The third line of this stanza contains an allusion to the book of Genesis, further developing an admonition of the superficial, depraved views of human life occasionally presented in religion (Poetry for Students). Although the mortal body dies, the true source of life, the soul, will always live on. The third stanza moves away from arguing the reality of life and presents the theme of the poem. It reminds the reader that simple emotion such as joy or sorrow pale in comparison to the importance of action in life.
On page 62, Beatty says, “Don’t let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.” Using words such as “drear” and “torrent” makes Bradbury’s diction distinguishable from other authors, while also being captivating. Also, his regular use of contradictions to show conflicting emotions is fascinating. For example, in Something Wicked This Way Comes, the father of a protagonist was debating whether or not he should follow his son, thinking to himself. “I’ll go there, thought Charles Halloway, I won’t go there. I like it, he thought, I don’t like it…Charles Halloway saw but chose not to see,” it says on page 41.