Tom escaped from the fantasy world of Amanda and Laura by hanging out on the fire escape, even though he could never fully escape. Unfortunately for Tom, his life was cramped like the coffin and he was slowly suffocating emotionally and spiritually. Unhappy with the lifestyle he followed in the footsteps of his father, he searched for adventure, escaping the nagging of Amanda. Works Cited and Consulted Bloom, Harold Ed. Modern Critical Views: Tennessee Williams.
Tom tries to support his mother and sister by working in a shoe factory even though he dreams to become a poet. His mother disapproved of him writing as well as his father, "Despite Tom's being published, Cornelius persisted in his belief that his son was wasting his time and should be thinking of a more practical way of making a living. "(Leverich, 82). Tennesse felt so doleful and devastatingly miserable that he did not know another way of escaping reality but to write, "At the typewriter he transformed the confusion, the bitterness, the longings into poems, and for a time he cracked out a diary in which he recorded little anecdotes about St. Louis street life. "(Spoto, 20).
He would read poems he was working on aloud to friends and relatives, not wanting them to read the work he’d done, but instead to hear it. He was also involved in the local theater with not only writing but acting as well. (An anaylsis) Thomas's verbal style played against stric... ... middle of paper ... ...al to Mourn," turns from pagan to Christian language for the ultimate consolation and comprehension of death, and asks that his Father "Curse" and "bless" the poet with, respectively, the fact of and the comprehension of this death. (Kidder) “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas has many different interpretations, although the most widely known interpretation is that it is a poem about not giving up that was written for Thomas’s father on his death bed. Many other critics believe otherwise, and after taking apart the poem believe that the poem was written for the poet himself, and not his dying father.
His grandfather Penn, with whom he spent much time when he was young, was an exceptional storyteller and greatly influenced young Red. But both of these men whom he loved had in some sense failed to achieve. By contrast, Warren was determined to achieve, to be successful. During his college years at Vanderbilt, the sense of being physically maimed, as well as the fear sympathetic blindness in his remaining good eye became almost unbearable. At Vanderbilt University he met Allen Tate, John Crowe Ransom, Donald Davidson, and others interested in poetry.
Although the tone, the details makes each poem unique the central idea is identical, they both emphasize the particular bond the author’s had with their fathers despite their different experiences. Theodore Roethke in “My Papa’s Waltz” illustrates a few apparently happy childhood episodes that he and his father shared. The author carefully selected his words trying to hide the reality of an incompetent father, and a dysfunctional family. At the same time Robert Hayden in “Those Winter Sundays”, displays a unique language and sometimes harsh images about the lack of appreciation towards his dedicated father. The author created a short but compelling lyric that gives the audience a sense of the suffering and anguish life often delivers but hardly resolves.
Surprisingly, the husband strives to bring his wife back and succeeds. One story ends with loose ends, while the other ends happily. I believe, John Cheever, created the ideas of “The Enormous Radio” and “The Music Teacher” from life experiences. Although, the couples both show signs of resentment they differ dramatically. Burnt suppers, crying babies, spark-less nights.
According to Webster's New World Dictionary, the American Dream is defined as "An American social ideal that' stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity". To live this dream is to succeed. It allows anyone, rich or poor to have the opportunity to succeed. It is the ability to come from nothing and become so me thing. To succeed at any thing you do, you must have patience and persistence.
Janie gets a chance to live according to her principles. She is not confined to Nanny’s materialistic view of love. Nor bent to assumptions of the society. She goes ‘tuh de horizon and back.’ The symbol of horizon serves as an idealistic way of living and true love for Janie. Tea Cake guides her to the ‘horizon’- to life and genuine love.
He "...[retires] to a cabinet of the washroom to work on poems when business [is] slack in the warehouse" (Williams 1289) By doing this, Tom is looking for yet another escape from the reality of working at a job he hates. Tom also loathes his mother in some... ... middle of paper ... ...en have a chance are the people least connected with the Wingfield family. Just like the glass unicorn, this family is transparent, pitiful and broken. They never succeed in anything except dreaming for a better reality that will never come. Works Cited and Consulted Bloom, Harold.