Live your life. I gave myself to death,/ long ago, so I might serve the dead” (630-631). She wants Ismene to stop trying to b courageous and to just go. She believes she deserves death and her sister doesn’t. Haemon unveils his protection of Antigone by stating, “[...] she could’t bear to leave him dead, unburied,/ food for the wild dogs or wheeling vultures./ Death?
By comparing the differing attitudes of composers toward the same issues one can see how their view is affected by their context. This is evident in exploring the perspectives on love and death, time and religion presented in selected sonnets from Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Sonnets of the Portuguese” and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1926 American novel, The Great Gatsby. The different attitudes of the composers are portrayed in the way the deal with the same themes and issues that surrounded their eras, but in their own environments. Death is an inevitable part of life, death should not cause us to live in fear, but rather to live our lives in the very best way that we can. This is shown within Barrett Browning’s first sonnet as she ponders on Theocritus, who sings about love as Elizabeth Barrett Browning considers her own hopeless and worthless existence.
Thomas uses a variety of language devices to invoke an emotional reaction from his readers and further pursue in epitomizing his interpretation of death. The first language feature we can instantly recognize to highlight the idea of death is by the frequent mention of it. Edward uses a semantic field of words corresponding to death. “Die, dead, death”. The idea of constantly referring to this gives the poem a sombre, ‘all-hope-is-gone’ mood and feeling.
Unless you have experienced it yourself you cannot understand it. Updike and his poetry, and Rhys with her short story they describe death and impermanence in their own ways. When Rhys describes life after death in I Used to Live Here Once and Updike describes not everything is permanent like in Dog’s Death by John Updike I see that both are talking about forms of death. While they both talk about it, one tells what it would be like after you die and the other describes the pain, and sadness leading to it. Through out the short story and poem I realized that the authors used tone, and symbolism in their literary work as described in our textbooks.
While arguing with Ismene Antigone admits, “…But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that crime is holy: I shall lie down with him in death, and I shall be as dear to him as he to me”. This shows Antigone’s own willingness to die without remorse over her actions and how prepared she is for her death. Another phrase stated by Antigone that reveals more insight on herself is, “Not, Ismene you have no right to say so. You would not help me, and I will not have you help me”. This demonstrates how her determination and pride to commit the crime helped her do it and not really feel any remorse for her actions.
This metaphor establishes the speaker wants the love that him and his mistress have to decay like his body will so her “woe” may end. Although he wants her to stop grieving it does not mean his love for her wasn’t real for he states “I love you so” (Line 6). This explicitly demonstrates he loves her so much he wants her to feel no aching in her heart, the only way that may occur would be for her mourning to cease. Shakespeare mainly wants his love to know he is deceased and absent so there’s no further reason for her to embrace him or their love anymore. Personification such as the “surly sullen bell” (Line 2), is used to create the auditory imagery of the gloomy church bells meaning the funeral has come.
The idea is communicated throughout the poem that not only people are beautiful, but also that nature possesses just as much beauty. The speaker uses metaphors to talk about death in his own perspective. The speaker discusses death from his own point of view, “Her hardest hue to hold” (2). By talking about her own death, the speaker shows the reality of death. The speaker shows the brutality of death.
Wilson uses the fence to symbolize the physical and emotional walls Troy puts up between himself and the people around him. Wilson uses personification to show how Troy has battled with and is trying to keep Death away. For example when Troy says “I got cold as Ice and Death standing there grinning at me”, Wilson is telling us that Troy has experienced a brush with death. This shows that Troy is willing to fight with death until the very last moments. Wilson wants his readers to see that Troy is willing to fight Death and thinks of death as an enemy of his.
Many of Emily Dickinson’s poems deal with the different contexts of death. There is a recurring pattern in terms of the form of her poems. Her poems are also very rich in imageries, symbolisms, figures of speech, and unconventional grammar. The poems that would be discussed in this paper are as follows: "I heard a Fly buzz — when I died", , "The last Night that She lived", "Because I could not stop for Death", “I felt a Funeral in my Brain”, and “Safe in the Alabaster Chambers”. Although death is one of the most used themes of Emily Dickinson in her poems, the readers wouldn’t feel boring because those poems provide us with different perspective of life and death.
Die for your country Moral contradiction in a moral principle: utilitarianism. Homicide can be an appalling achievement, but while killing under utilitarianism jurisdiction of war can dismiss the horrific matters of taking lives. When putting death in a context of “dying for your country” the direness of the situation transforms into an admirable one. Propaganda, and the sociological aspects of not going to war, utterly employs all men into the army in complete blindness of reality. This is portrayed through WW1, in books such as Quite on the Western Front.