“Not a day since then I haven’t whished him dead”-Havisham This is very effective as the aggressive tone shows “Havisham” has been rejected and her love is causing her pain. Similarly in “Valentine” “Carol Ann Duffy” uses a very forceful tone with words like “here” and “take it” which tells us her lover is not being very co-operative and like “Havisham” suggests a degree of pain within there love. The theme of love is taken to a deeper level by “Carol Ann Duffy” when she shows through literary techniques that the pain of love can be dangerous. The theme of love is contrasted by violent metaphors in both poems. “Ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with”-Havisham This is another example of the pain of love and it is particularly effective as it shows the extreme physical tension within “Havisham” and describes the pain of love as a driving force of murder.
Nevertheless, Elizabeth Barrett Browning advocates that the strength of love can help overcome the obstacles. In contrast, F. Scott Fitzgerald sees the world dissolved in excessive corruption shown through The Great Gatsby as it exemplifies the failure of the American Dream as well as the broken world where love struggles to exist. Love through the two texts is shown to be powerful and necessary for fulfilment. The love presented through the Sonnets from the Portuguese suggests that her life was completely changed as a result of the dominance of love. Prior to this her life was shown as dark and deathly through the personification of the “mystic shape” that moves behind her.
In the novel Fight Club, Marla Singer’s character role is shown through a relationship triangle between the narrator, Tyler Durden, and Marla Singer. Through this relationship triangle, the three friends all inevitably discover what it means to hit “rock bottom.” In a way, the character of Marla Singer acts as a role of desire and destruction to the narrator and Tyler Durden. At the beginning of the novel, the narrator does not like Marla because she reminds him too much of himself by her emotional needs and tendencies. In chapter 2, we learn that the narrator uses support groups in which patients of sever diseases and conditions attend for support. He attends these support meetings so that he can release emotional energy and feel better about himself.
The novels Ethan Frome and Catcher in the Rye by Edith Wharton and J.D.Salinger, respectively, are two great works that depict two characters’ struggles in life. Three themes that both novels share are the need for companionship, regret over lost potential and immersion in a fantasy world. Ethan Frome and Holden Caulfield are both very lonely characters in desperate need for companionship and compassion. They both search for human contact of sorts to prevent the onset of loneliness. Frome marries Zenobia Pierce prematurely, only to obviate “the mortal silence of…long imprisonment.” (Wharton, page 61) He wanted “the sound of a …voice” to fill the void on his farm.
The deeper in love you get, the more heated things get, in both senses of the word. Many authors have honed in on love as a inevitable want that no individual can contain. Even if many obstacles stand in the way, true love will always find a way, but at the terrible cost of keeping secrets. Secrets that eat away at your bones until you fall to your knees because of all the guilt inside you. Two such novels that contain love and the secrets it contains are the Great Gatsby and Ethan Frome.
For some characters, conventional properties are something they care little for, but instead re driven solely by concern for others. Elinor Mompellion is a prime example of this along with Michael Mompellion and Anna Frith. But not all characters fall into this category, Colonel Bradford is one who lives by conventional properties and cares not for anyone but himself. Elinor Mompellion’s desire to help those in need is so overwhelming that the she cares little for conventional properties. Her concern for others is evident in the novel when she ventures to the empty Gowdie cottage in search for herbs and knowledge that may help extinguish the plague.
The most powerful image of the poem comes when she says; “it’s finally having a man reach out for you then caving in around his fingers” (17-20). This demonstrates wanting or needing any kind of love you can get and staying attached to it and despite abuse. In this quote the speaker not only alludes to finding someone but also domestic abuse. The narrators desire to fit in and be socially accepted comes at a price of losing her self image as well as her control. She is not comfortable in her skin and that leads to her dependence on others to fill that void.
In order to obtain this wealth and luxury they must stay together and help each other because without one both character’s goals would be unobtainable. George and Lenny’s relationship is important to the story because their friendship that they develop through the book explains the internal conflict that Lenny goes through to realize that he must kill George. This complicated relationship between friends, shows that anyone can become paired to another person no matter if that’s your intent or not. An even odder relationship is the one between Chillingworth and Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter. As soon as they meet and get married they are instantly stuck together for life even if they are not married.
Many people assume that love and passion go hand-in-hand in a relationship. People have come to believe that one true love can satisfy the need for passion. In The Storm, Kate Chopin uses imagery, flashback, and parallelism to draw a fine line between passion and love. Chopin presents passion as an emotion separate from love. She creates the feeling that passion is an intense emotion that is more mysterious than love could ever be.
If a person were to try and find their own identity they were looked down upon and had to take a soma holiday (soma was a legal drug that took away all of a persons feelings or individualized idea’s). The soma holiday was everyone’s way out of having to deal with anything unpleasant or their way of having a good time. The "Stability" in the "Brave New World" is a different sort of "Stability", the "Stability" in "Brave New World" is economic stability, clothes were not to be mended, instead new ones were to be purchased to support economic stability and growth. Nothing was allowed to be produced or purchased that was not very expensive and did not require money to keep it in good running condition. If the society let cheap things onto the market or things were fixed easily what would happen to the vast economic society, it would develop cracks and eventually fall to the ground with a thundering