Madison Carroll Ms. Diana AP English Literature 1 November 2012 Assignment #3 Despairing Companionship “Modern Love,” a poetic sequence by George Meredith, describes a skeptical view regarding of modern love. Meredith’s devastating tone, complex similes and metaphors, and dark imagery convey a sad and regretful outlook on modern relationships. “Modern Love” is riddled with a tone of regret and heartache, making this modern love more like the opposite of love. The speaker says, “she wept with waking eyes” and her “strange low sobs” were “strangled mute.” The words describing this woman are full of grief, full of “vain regret.” Her husband is painfully aware of his wife’s sadness, through her reaction to “his hand’s light quiver by her head” and her sobs that were “dreadfully venomous to him.” The speaker’s worried tone shows that the husband wishes for his wife to be happy, but his actions of loving care and cautiousness do nothing to quell her tears. This view of modern love is hopeless, full of despair for both the man and his distraught wife.
In Act 3 scene 5 it could be argued that Juliet is failed by both her parents. Her mother, Lady Capulet, may have failed her in the sense that she does not understand Juliet or have any knowledge as to what is going on in her life. Juliet is crying because Romeo has been banished, yet Lady Capulet believes her to be crying over Tybalt’s death. Juliet cries that “no man like he doth grieve [her] heart”, referencing how upset she is that Romeo is no longer in Verona but Lady Capulet believes this to be “because the traitor murderer lives”. This illustrates how Lady Capulet is ignorant to the fact that her daughter is now married to Romeo, leading to her inability to understand the meaning behind what Juliet is saying.
Bliss and Sorrow Begins and Ends Love Throughout texts and other literary devices, many various authors have used conflicts as an element to introduce love into their stories. In Robert Frost’s “Home Burial,” Bobbie Ann Mason’s “Shiloh,” and Katherine Ann Porter’s, “Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” such conflicts are introduced and used to project love differently. The three authors show how the loss of a loved one can be either tragic or pleasant. The setting of the poem, “Home Burial,” is gravely important to the dispute between husband and wife. In the beginning of the story, Frost places the wife standing at the top of the stairs and grieving while her husband is at the bottom of the stairs emotionally inferior and indifferent towards the death of their only son.
"(PROLOGUE 16-28)" In those lines Antigone shows that her “love” for her brother will leave her “hating” her sister. Ismene is fearful of burying Polyneices, “But think of the danger! Think of what Creon will do!” (PROLOGUE 34). Her devotion to her family is not as strong as Antigones. By accepting the obligation to bury Polyneices, Antigone acts as if she has no choice.
She calls him a bastard because he walked out on her however Duffy uses beloved sweetheart to symbolise her unconditional love for him. Havisham exhibits violent imagery with powerful words, strangle, stabbed and death which all associate her bitterness with her wanting her ex fiancé dead. `Not a day since then I haven’t wished him dead`, proves that Havisham still remembers her wedding day very vividly and feels humiliated having been jilted so is trying to get revenge. Havisham is feeling emotionally detached from life and because of that, envisaging her ex fiancé dead or hurt. The poem infuses images of death to show the extent of her bitterness, along with enjambment.
The men in both poems truly loved their women in the beginning, but by the end they had become obsessive, drove themselves to insanity, and slept next to the dead bodies of their lovers. God and the Angels played a role in the speakers mind, but in dissimilar ways, and both authors used some personification, one with the storm, while the other with the sea. Ultimately, love, true love, can drive you mad. The speaker in “Annabel Lee” describes his love for her as strong and powerful. He says “But we loved with a love that was more than love.” Their age had no determination on how much they loved each other; “But our love it was stronger by far than the love of those who were older than we.” In Porphyria’s Lover, the speaker describes their love more indirectly by saying she was “murmuring how she loved me.” This is very romantic, though she is still hesitant and can’t say it directly.
The women in the novel are too shallow for our sympathy or admiration A character that can be described as being wholly shallow is Myrtle. We learn that she ‘lay down and cried’ after finding out her husband Wilson ‘borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in.’ Myrtle is distraught after finding out her husband is not rich nor a ‘gentleman’, as he made little effort on their wedding day. In the broader scheme of things, this should not matter; however Myrtle seems fixated on this and concludes from this one situation that their marriage is doomed. The suit can be seen as being representative of Wilson – he will always be reliant on others to survive in his sorrowful world, as seen when Wilson is close to begging Tom not to sell the car elsewhere. Myrtle despises
Shiloh Bobbie Ann Mason's “Shiloh” a story that depicts a marriage falling apart. Leroy Moffitt and his wife, Norma Jean are having issues in their marriage due to changes taking place in both of their lives. Many critics view this story as a feminist reading because the story depicts an unfulfilled wife who decides to leave her husband. However “Shiloh” is a story that shows how change can cause affect a relationship involving two partners negatively and cause a marriage to end. Mason's uses methods of characterization like revealing the motivations, thoughts, and actions of the characters to reveal how situational change can create a tear in a relationship between husband and wife and unravel a marriage Leroy worked as a truck driver
In fact, Baumer faces adversity when he must visit Kemmerich’s mother to inform her of his death. Due to the challenge of telling Kemmerich’s mother the truth, Baumer’s esteem takes a huge hit and continually spirals downwards for the remainder of the story. For example, since Kemmerich has died, Paul must pull himself together and visit his mother to inform her on the tragic news of her son’s death. It is extremely uneasy for Paul to perform this task as he believes it is not fair for Kemmerich to die while he lives. Paul ponders, “[f]our days left now.
| ForbiddenSocial divide | “Bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh.”“With my veins running fire”“Women feel just as men feel”Use of pathetic fallacy | So close together they are one entity, co-dependent due to his disability, which joins them. Despite initial social class barrier & the fact that he was married.Metaphor – theme of elements.Lack of equilibrium – perhaps because she never resolved the tension between reason and passion for herself. | A Room With A ViewE.M. Forster | 1908Mod. | LoveNatureColourSexuality | “He saw the flowers beat against her dress in blue waves.”Juxtaposed to “Brown”Use of pathetic fallacy – new environment, new feelings.