Romeo is hopelessly in love with Rosalind which he explains when he says, "I am too sore enpiercèd with his shaft To soar with his light feathers, and so bound, I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe. Under love’s heavy burden do I sink" (1.4.19-22). Romeo says that he is too much in love to be able to be happy because the kind of love that he has is a burden. The love that Romeo has is good because he likes being in love, but it makes him sad and it is a burden for Romeo. He wants to be in love and be able to be happy, but right now he is wounded by
This proves that Romeo, although it seems like love, only “loved” Juliet for her looks. Remember that at this point Romeo doesn’t even know who Juliet is at all, they have never met. You can see this in modern times when people claim to love someone but really just have those emotions because of their beauty. Secondly, Romeo and Juliet were in a weak state of mind when they met. Romeo was still heartbroken by Rosaline and Juliet thought she would marry no one she liked in the least bit at all.
Basically talking about his lost love, self-torture and about being consumed by his past. To me I think writing was Poe’s way of coping with his wife death ,because it provided him with his own insane characters with similar pain for him to deal with, as opposed to detraction from his own pain so that he could come with these much the same with his on life. The poem setting seems like it’s midnight in a dark room where the protagonist wife has past away and he is in a terrible sate of grief and misery and all he wants is to bring her back, but he can’t, and he knows this. Then with doubt and fear he locks himself up inside this dark room, filled with darkness and hopelessness in the middle of the night and while he’s alone by himself, he hears the raven who I thinks is his subconscious also death. He wants the raven to deliver Lenore to him or show him to her, but the raven only mocks him seems like and shows’ him how no one waits for you after death, you are all by yourself.
His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum. What wilt thou do for her?”(5.1.255-257). After all the hatred consumed for Ophelia, Hamlet feels the need to show his love and care for her only after she is dead. Hamlet’s web of lies causes a dent in his portrayal towards society and the audience.
She did, but it was half-hearted and she herself said it wasn't the truth. She had loved Tom when they'd married, she said, but she'd loved Gatsby too. He lost her to Tom again because he pressured her. She was weak and endlessly dependent and Tom was stabile. Either she was too weak to figure out her situation, or a lifetime of having everything handed to her made her simply not want to.
Doing this gives the reader a better description of the situation. ‘Romeo & Juliet relates to both the poems as it has a theme of death and the depression caused by it. Romeo and Juliet’s families despised each other therefore the two were forced to stay apart, but they met and fell in love, but had to face death soon after. Their families then reconciled soon after. This just tells me that Romeo and Juliet’s weren’t necessarily needed but unfortunately they gave their life for each other.
06/14/2012 YASH PANCHAL Love and Seduction “My Last Duchess” by Browning and “To His Coy Mistress” by Marvell are examples of two men searching for the right words to express their emotions towards a woman. The speakers in both poems are talking about love and seduction. Even though they both are written in two different centuries, both pieces have remarkable similarities as well as some of the common expected differences. “To His Coy Mistress” values women and their love they give, while “My Last Duchess” totally humiliates the role of women in society. “My Last Duchess" and "To His Coy Mistress" shows the act of the men in these two poems.
we see him trying with a great effort the first time he talks to Roxane without cyrano. The poor man is bad with words, but he does love her dearly. The other love triangle we see is Roxane with De Guiche/valvert. Although its not the same type of love triangle since this love is not returned from roxane to anyone, it is still an example. De guiche loves roxane, but since he is married, is having Valvert marry her instead, so he can then turn around and keep her close.
The poem’s theme appears to be about unrequited love and a man wooing his “coy mistress” to sleep with him, but this poem does has a deeper meaning, which is really impressive and therefore is striking. The theme of mortality is highlighted in this poem through word choice and by using imagery which reinforces the idea of death. Words relating to death such as “ ashes” and “grave” are used to emphasise the lack of time that we have and the stark contrast between the slow, idyllic first stanza and the sped up, heavier second stanza shows the difference between the idealistic eternity and the reality that we are all mortal and have to die at some point. Another deeper theme introduced is the idea of “carpe diem” which is shown through the lustier language in the poem, word choice such as “time devour”, and also through the quickened pace of the second stanza. The speaker is not simply asking the “coy mistress” to sleep with him, what he is saying is if there was all the time in the world then life would be ideal but there is not so they have to live for the moment.
Although there is a lot of reference to violent and aggressive behaviour it does not make her hesitant, one could even say she was blinded by her love for him. To his coy mistress is a metaphorical poem, where the speaker addresses a woman who has been slow to respond to his sexual requests. In the first stanza he discusses how he would love constantly for an unlimited amount, if only time was not running out. If he could he would give her everything and anything till death. He quickly begins to mention how short life is even referencing her ‘preserved virginity’ being taken when she’s dead as ‘worms shall try.’ He finishes by focusing on the present and telling her to make the most of the time that they have now, which hints at the use of sexual innuendo.