Their reactions and ways of experiencing guilt differ. Macbeth more obviously is afflicted by this feeling, as his moral compass is more direct. His wife, Lady Macbeth, has a more subtle urging of guilt in her life as it only plagues her, subconsciously, in her sleep. Shakespeare
Clearly the wife is wishing she were asleep and not suffering with her husband. The uses of color, contrast, disproportion, simplicity, and text evoke emotions of empathy for either character portrayed. These tactics combined are designed to compel one to consider buying relief in the form of NyQuil’s death-green-induce-a-coma flavor. Observation When looking over this text one is first drawn to the couple lying in bed. The room around them is dark, black, all but a lamp glowing obscenely on the bed side table.
The war is tearing children from "the warm silk of sleep". sleep represents safety and relaxation, war destroys this calmness and takes advantage of vulnerability that sleep causes. The sibilance of "silk of sleep" gives a soothing effect, that echos the sound that would help children fall asleep. Alternatively, the sibilance creates a sinister tone reflecting the threat of war. additionally, "silk" is a luxurious item, and the phrase suggests that war removes luxoury, affecting the child's life as they no longer are able to have more than they need, making them less privileged.
Both poems Sleep and Beach Burial by Kenneth Slessor explore similar concepts, and through alike literary techniques, while still maintaining their individuality. Sleep focuses primarily on exploring elements of both the physical and non-physical world. While the title suggests that the poem is based on “utterly” giving yourself to sleep and that it narrates the journey of the sleeper from the sleep to the awakening, extended metaphors in the poem allow the reader to realise that it can also be interpreted as the journey to the womb from the ovaries for a foetus, through growth and development, to birth. As such, Slessor, in both poems, communicates the universality and timelessness of his subject matter. For example, the “slumber” and consequent “harsh birth” in Sleep and the death conveyed in Beach Burial are imminent and inevitable parts of human life.
The poet introduces the way in which children are affected immediately upon reading the poem. Thrilling uses the noun ‘siren’ as her very first word; this rapidly gives the impression that the children are in danger as ‘sirens’ has connotations of urgency and damage. This then links the entire poem together as Thrilling then goes on to say ‘Sirens ripped open/the warm silk of sleep’. The use of the adjective ‘ripped’ is quite gruesome and severe which implies that the children are being abruptly taken from their beds. ‘The warm silk of sleep’ creates quite an angelic image that is almost ruined by the previous sentence; this reflects the way the children were affected.
A regretful tone permeates the poems end, where Harwood recognises that for the heart to “waken to...paradise” the creative self must lie resting. In the words of Allison Hoddnot “the sadness of the ‘sleepless mind’ that remains unsatisfied despite ‘love’s’ brief peace is Triste Triste”. Alternatively to this psychoanalytical reading Triste Triste may also be perceived through a religious reading. Triste, Triste is a poem which enables Harwood to draw upon symbols to reconcile the paradoxical nature of our world in the midst of a variety of literary techniques and devices. Triste, Triste can be seen to place immense prominence on life after death, describing the soul as symbolic to eternal life with God in heaven, and the heart as emblematic of the earthly body.
3. The simile the narrator uses is, “I sank, little by little, into a half swoon; and, in this condition, without pain, without ability to stir, or, strictly speaking, to think, but with a dull lethargic consciousness of life and of the presence of those who surrounded my bed, I remained, until the crisis of the disease restored me, suddenly, to perfect sensation.” The narrator suggests that one is nearly conscious of the world around him or completely unaware of his surroundings. 4. Fear is an extremely strong emotion; the narrator uses those thoughts and feelings on how he found himself in the tenant of the grave. 5.
Descartes says, “…lunatics whose brain is so troubled and befogged by the black vapors of the bile that they continually affirm that they are kings while they are paupers, that they are clothed in gold and purple while they are naked...” This means: That many times when we are dreaming, our senses have the ability of tricking us into thinking that we are in fact not experiencing a dream rather than our reality. Premise 2: It is possible that I am dreaming now. Descartes expresses that the reliability of our sensory knowledge is compromised by the way some people perceive themselves. Descartes explains that if when we dream we do not know that we are dreaming, we may be dreaming at this very moment.
| 2011 | | BROOKLANDS COLLEGE, WEYBRIDGEPatricia Orozco | Theories of Sleeping and Dreaming | A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~Irish Proverb | Graph 1.Dreaming twice (Orozco,2011) Contents INTRODUCTION | 2 | BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS | 2 | STAGES OF SLEEP GRAPH | 3 | EVOLUTIONARY AND RESTORATION THEORIES OF SLEEP | 4 | THEORIES OF DREAMING | 5 | CONCLUSION | 6 | REFERENCE | 6 | Sleeping and dreaming is a private experience, so no surprise that the first men had their own theories about sleep. One was that while the person sleeps his soul is separated from the body to meet the spirit of the night. Orthodox Jews regarded it as a kind of temporary death and thanked God for putting the heart back by morning. The ancient Greeks were the first who tried to explain it "scientifically."
The common, concrete nouns used – “nutritionist”, “psychic”, “psycho-therapist”, “pharmacist” and “doctor” – highlight the average, everyday nature of these professions. It seems sceptical in the poem, almost as a subtle questioning as to why we put our faith so blindly into, quite literally, the common noun. They seem unmemorable, and yet the speaker in the poem seeks them for desperate advice. It seems to be a juxtaposition of ideas, which displays not only the manic and confusing nature of the depression for which she is seeking a cure, but for the nature of society and the role of faith in it, which appears misplaced. The anaphora groups “the trauma” with the professional terms, as if sadness becomes a preoccupation as consuming as a career.