“All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men”, (William Penn a preacher, minister, and missionary in the late seventeenth century). In The Absolutely True diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexies shows us how alcohol abuse affects Junior's life, how painful it is to deal with the effect, and how it leads to violence and death of the ones he loves. Alcoholism is a disease that affects millions of people and it isn't different for Indians as we see in every other page of this novel. To understand why alcoholism is a disease, it's important to look up it's effects.
• “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” (235) Reasoning: This quote that was stated at the end of the book shows the reader and myself that the world of savagery only leads to murder and sorrow. That in fact, humans are not naturally civil. They’re naturally evil and animalistic. And this quote alone could destroy Rousseau’s idea that humans are naturally
Experiencing Poetry Graphic Organizer Characteristic Selected Poem Title: Initial Response: What does this poem seem to be about? This poem is about a person who says they do not love thee, but they really do. I Do Not Love Thee Words: Were the words in this poem difficult or easy to understand? The words in this poem whe easy to understand. Was there any word or phrase that was powerful to you?
By using a sonnet, a touch of irony is used. The conventional function for a sonnet is love, but this sonnet has a theme of a love that has turned bad. The young male population have so much patriotic love and are so eager to serve, but this love turns sour. They spend time rotting in the wastes of the trenches, only to be mown down by a machine gun nest. Not only are their lives wasted, gone without the holy ritual of funeral, but the lives of their loved ones at home are also ruined.
By personifying the sobs as “strangled”, the author is describing the magnitude of the sobs and screams. Humbaba was screaming as loud as he could, and pleading for his life. But the pity we feel doesn’t last long because Ekidu tells Gilgamesh Humbaba is deceiving him, and he has to die. Also the Cyclops from The Odyssey is depicted with certain human aspects to him. “When all these chores were done, he poked the fire” (195).
The poet tends to use informal diction throughout the poem which demonstrates how the speaker seems to still be in that childish stage and is not admitting to his mistake. He refers to his “butterfingered way…of asking [her if she would marry him]”, and the word choice shows that he is reminiscing and inserting himself in that situation again. The word “butterfingered” is not only childish, but butter is used to soothe pain from burns, so it connects with the incident he described. The poet informs the readers that love is difficult to express, and this is perceptible because the poet has an irrational way of expressing his emotions to the girl he loves. He uses specific words that have buried meanings in them.
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. The tone of the poem seems very depressing and melancholy. Death is very melancholy when experienced by anyone, especially a lover such as Edgar Allen Poe wife. Words like darkness, sorrow, sad, farewell and flirt represents death and love. This poem uses a lot of literary devices, such as alliteration, assonance and internal rhyme.
We feel sad for Macbeth s death, but we also feel happy that he was executed. His death restored the country from chaos (the minions turn d wild in nature) and illness to freedom and harmony (Malcolm: We will perform in measure, time, and place). The emotional speech by Mac duff about the death of his family that was caused by Macbeth is another classic example of the bitterness that we should
This gives the reader the sense that he really knows what he is talking about and has experienced these gruesome sights. Visual and auditory imagery are also used throughout this poem. Owen saw a man “flound’ring like a man in fire or lime” (12) suffering from the gas and dying a very slow and painful death. In this alone he shows how awful the war was through the man choking and having his skin eaten away from the “lime” (12). He saw things “obscene as cancer” (23) which is a bold image when death for a country is supposed to be sweet and proper.
One of the soldiers fails to fit the gas mask in time, and Owen masterfully describes himself witnessing the soldier’s gruesome death. Owen ends the poem with the Latin proverb from Horace's Odes (III.2.13) ‘Dulce et decorum est, pro patria mori’, meaning 'It is sweet and proper to die for one's country' (Dr. Stuart Lee, 1997). With those last few lines, Owen expresses his deepest disapproval of the war. He is rejecting the traditional view that glorifies war, calling it ‘The old Lie’ (line 27). Owen is addressing the reader, who possibly doesn’t have the first hand experience of the war, and criticising the enthusiasm with which the war is described, particularly to vulnerable children (BBC, 2013).