Rebecca Hernandez Mr. Thompson AP English September 6, 2013 In Sonnet 130 by, William Shakespeare, the tone of the first twelve lines contrast the tone of the last two lines, and the theme of this entire work is recognized because of this difference. In this sonnet the woman is not compared to a pleasant appearance, but is being praised for her flaws. Shakespeare presents the turn in the final couplet by stating that no matter how much is wrong with his mistress; he still loves her and thinks she is beautiful. The comparisons usually given in other love poems and sonnets are literally impossible because it is a false image compared to Sonnet 130. In the first twelve lines, the sonnet mocks the form, content, and typical petrarchan metaphors by representing a speaker who decides to tell the truth about his mistress’s appearance.
analysis of Ophelia Shakespeare shows us that Ophelia dies because her love for Hamlet is not strong enough to with stand her status as a girl. Ophelia is a weak,dutiful and powerless lady. She is weak and she is loved by Hamlet. We can know Hamlet loves her from this "Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be liar; but never doubt I love" "I love thee best, O most best!belive it". It is not false.
Estella is also introduced in this chapter and believes she is better than Pip: “he is a common labouring boy!” When Pip talks about Estella he says: “I think she is very pretty… I think she is very insulting.” This shows she is cruel and a snob as she thinks Pip is less of a person than she is because he is poor, which engages the reader because they know that Pip has fallen in love with her but Miss Havisham has brought up Estella to have a hatred of men and the working class because of her own prejudice against them. Language is used to engage the reader in chapter 8. When Pip first sees Miss Havisham he says: “the strangest lady I have ever seen”. The
He believed every lady loved him, which shows he is not shy when it comes to sharing his thoughts. However, not all the ladies love him, he just thinks too much of himself. Benedick also assumes that he is too good for anyone and there is no lady good for him, and therefore he cannot have any lady, and says he never will. It also demonstrates that Beatrice and Benedick have a fiery relationship based on the childish bickery. Shakespeare portrays a rude and independent character of Benedick.
Indeed despite Hawthorne telling us to laugh at and ridicule the ugly Hepzibah, she displays a far greater sense of good and a much more complex character than Phoebe. In Chapter 9, we see a deep love of Hepzibah for her brother Clifford and a willingness to care for and show him devotion. However, when she tries to read his favorite stories he rebuffs her because of her looks and
Even after Demetrius declared that he hated Helena and that she made him sick, she still did not realize that she was being mistreated. Helena still praised Demetrius by saying “And I am sick, when I look not on you.” (2.1.214) Helena also did not have confidence in herself. For example, as Lysander confessed his love for her, she did not believe him. Helena thought that Hermia and Lysander were mocking her because she could never be as beautiful as Hermia. Helena seems to be a woman who would do anything for a man’s approval; in the end though not even Lysander’s love brought out Helena’s
One reason he enlisted was to impress girls. The negative connotations of “to please giddy jilts” reveal that he now realises that the girls he was trying to impress did not even genuinely care about him. The irony of enlisting for this reason is shown in his realisation that “Now he will never feel how slim girls’ waists are” because “all of them touch him like a queer disease.” The simile “like a queer disease” shows that they now avoid him and find him repulsive. It is also ironic that he joined because “Someone had said he looked good in kilts”, because he is now “legless”. Owen describes how “he liked a blood-smear down his leg” when he played football before the war, because bleeding was a sign of manhood.
According to Miss Prism those who are unmarried simply live for pleasure and that marriage is not a pleasurable arrangement. Miss Prism also states that “No married man is ever attractive, except to his wife” (Earnest 73). Wilde is mocking the lack of reverence for marriage. It is evident that Oscar Wilde views the upper class of England to be too formal and snobbish. The characters in the play hide their rude attitudes behind their good appearances and excellent manners.
It doesn’t sum up the love Anne Hathaway showed in the poem that is reflected in all other poems, but just the humour of the relation Darwin had with his wife. Where as, “Anne Hathaway” shows not only the love but also how she coped within losing her husband, which is a sum up of feelings on behalf of all the other “Worlds” wives. It can be said that perhaps “Anne Hathaway” isn’t the key to Carol Ann Duffy’s collection of “The Worlds Wives” after all, because some other poems show the negatives of love, and how being in a particular relationship has changed them for the worse. If “Anne Hathaway” was the key to Carol Ann Duffy’s collection, then there would be the wider use of mentioning the negatives of love too – it should include the main emotions
The Italian sonnet style was very popular in the Elizabethan World, but Shakespeare didn’t like it. Sonnet 130 is exactly like a love poem, but turned on its head. Usually, when you write a love poem for a woman you would tell her how beautiful she is and mention all the good things about her, but in Sonnet 130 Shakespeare does the exact opposite. He compares his beloved with other things and then he tells