When he tells his fiancée, Sibyl Vane, that he does not want to see her anymore, she becomes despondent and kills herself. Her suicide gives rise to his guilty and remorseful feelings. He considers her death his fault, and there had to have been something he could’ve done to prevent her death. When Lord Henry hears of Dorian’s culpability, he swiftly saturates Dorian’s head with his philosophies and repudiates anything more of how Sibyl’s death is Gray’s burden to bear and to think of her death as a “perfect artistic representation of undying love” (Wilde 79-89). Although Dorian rapidly surrenders to Lord Henry’s words, the idea that he felt rueful shows that within Gray, there is the capability of
Compare how language is used to express an opinion of love in sonnet 116 and another poem (Quickdraw) Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 116’ and Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘Quickdraw’ both talk about the relationship between two people, however they talk about them in very contrasting ways. Sonnet 116 and Quickdraw are written in different forms. Shakespeare’s poem is written in sonnet form with three quatrains and a rhyming couplet. This regular pattern shows that this is what love should be like and is normal. The use of iambic pentameter also stresses key ideas and words whilst the poem can still flow.
“To be or not to be, that is the question; whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer...” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1). This quotation proves Hamlet becomes inferior to others and the environment through his madness, causing him to express himself explicitly towards others. Hamlet’s madness not only causes his loved ones lives but it allows his “end” to come because he accepts every challenge from his opponent. Hamlet’s madness not only affects him but Ophelia, who is mentally torn apart by Hamlet. Ophelia was once flawless, but since her encounter with Hamlet she has fallen into the same madness and wants to kill herself.
Although the language used in both poems may differ from one another both successfully express their intentions with the poem. Similes used in poetry is a very important feature that helps attract the reader’s attention by using simple comparisons to bring forth an idea. In the first poem, the author compares to very different things but the gesture that lies behind them is very similar. “Touch the poem gently with your eyes just as you would a lover's flesh”. Although the same poetic feature is present in Shakespeare’s sonnet, the way it is used is rather different.
They are like one, so good together as she puts it. The adoring and passionate tone suggests the tenderness in the affectionate relationship between Bradstreet and her husband. In comparison to the poem by Anne Bradstreet, “Love is not all” by Edna St. Vincent Millay takes a much deeper thought to truly understand her view on love. The theme of love is present throughout both of these poems; however the style tends to differ. These literary works have the same style of writing; Bradstreet’s poem has more of a religious theme while Millay’s poem is centered around love as well but has a coy twist.
Similarly, in Sonnet 116, ‘Love is not Time’s fool’ shows that love lasts a long time, the personification of ‘Love’ and ‘Time’ emphasis that love is greater than and cannot be affected by time. Throughout the poem Valentine, Duffy uses an onion as an extended metaphor for true love. "I give you an onion" Duffy cleverly uses the onion in various different ways to explain her views about love. In Sonnet 116 the metaphor ‘that looks on tempests and is never shaken’ shows that Shakespeare believes that true love cannot be destroyed by an argument or when going through hard times. Valentine has a negative view throughout it, ‘It will blind you with
It is also reflective of his style of love, as he sees it as a stubborn enduring thing ; Love is not love/ Which alters when it alteration finds.’ Here Shakespeare wants to portray that love transcends human behaviour and is one of the purest aspects of human character. The poets write very
Thou wouldst be great; Art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it” (I.v.15-20) With this, she realizes that Macbeth is to laid back or nonchalant when he is not on the battle field. She calls him out on being a coward and not being able to satisfy her sexual needs as man or husband. Furthermore, because of her lack of faith in Macbeth due to his lack of ambition, I believe, “That with hath made them drunk hath made me bold: what hath quench’d them hath given me fire”(II.i.1-2), this statement proclaimed by Lady Macbeth that it was the desire for power and greed behind Lady Macbeth, not Macbeth, that caused the assassination of King Duncan. It was Lady Macbeth with the direct motive because she was blinded by the potential of riches and the ironic purity of such a social status. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth each came to a focal point on how to respond to the forces of fate.
Indestructible Love Shakespeare's sonnet CXVI represents one of the most powerful poems defending true love. While being such a simple poem, the lines in sonnet CXVI effectively grasp the focus of endless love. Morality is not a worry in love, it is non existent. True love remains solid through any disruptive path of time and even though our physical beauty fades, our love carries on and becomes immortal. Shakespeare opens this poem with his opinion of how true love should be.
By saying these words to her he is crassly calling her a harlot, and making to appear that he never really loved her. Ophelia made one decision and that was to love Hamlet, and now he is using her actions to make her feel inferior and sinful. Up to this point in the play, Shakespeare depicted Hamlet as a mad man hell-bent on avenging his fathers suspect death, however: his cruel outburst at Ophelia is not a turning point in the story in which he goes from being a hero to being a cold-hearted oppressor. Hamlet tells Ophelia that she will have to ‘marry a fool’ because ‘wise men’ would know better than to marry her; he yells at her ‘get thee to a nunnery’, and yet the way it fits into the plot makes it seem almost expected. As the plot progresses Ophelia begins to lose her mind, resulting in her eventually suicide, but at no point his Hamlet called out for his harsh words against her in a significant way.