He learned that the world is like an enormous spider web and if you touch it, however lightly, at any point, the vibration ripples to the remotest perimeter and the drowsy no more but springs out to fling the gossamer coils about you who have touched the web and then inject the black numbing poison under your hide. It does not matter whether or not you meant to brush the web of things. Your happy foot or your gay wing may have brushed it ever so lightly, but what happens always happens and there is the spider, bearded black and with his great faceted eyes glittering like mirrors in the sun, or like God’s eye, and the fangs dripping.” Jack couldn’t accept the truth that your actions effect everyone and everything around you not just yourself. Even when these actions are meant for good, but they may have a bad effect on someone else and things can come back to haunt you. Jack had a very pessimistic view of the world.
While Penn Warren also doesn’t initially show the importance of Jack Burden’s character but touches on it in order to bring up the topic serenely. Penn Warren creates a novel about two characters and their development through the struggles they faced as business partners. A seemingly insignificant character, Jack Burden, develops into a complex personality of a man who lost his past and through his experiences with Willie Stark must find it. His story introduces the role of history in the protagonists’ lives while ushering the idea of actions affecting people and the ripple effect it creates in the life of Willie. Living his life in a cocoon, Penn Warren displays the process in which he emerges out of this cocoon into a dynamic part of this story.
The happy setting of this poem has switched up rapidly once frost used the term rigid.” Assorted characters of death and blight”, the tone of the poem darkens more as frost refers to what’s going on in front of him on the next line. So from this line Frost is letting his reader know that he sees a white spider holding up a dead moth on a white heal-all. (A heal-all is a flower that is naturally blue and not white. Frost is specifying that the white heal-all has a disease; so that is why he used the term blight.) The spider has now been branded as an evil spider with evil intents.
Quammen uses animals and plants as examples to show the very intricacies of nature and the natural world. One example that he uses that has helped my understanding of this idea was the black widow spider. Quammen tells us of his strong fear of spiders and he goes on telling us how the black widow is very poisonous and menacing, yet possesses an undeniable beauty. He also states the black widow as being dangerous but not malicious, and gorgeous or hideous depending upon how we see it. Quammen’s point is that no matter how you see the spider, it is still part of nature.
Dickinson's The Spider holds a Silver Ball Paradox baffles and inspires thinkers because it wipes out the greatest of conclusions, puts us intimately in touch with the very nature of inexplicable feeling, both simultaneously implodes and explodes the mind, and of course induces a certain sensation, as Dickinson puts it, “as if the top of my head were taken off.” It seems to me that in art this is the fix we desire, where sensation obliterates logic. Dickinson's poetry is one of the few places I have so far found the paradoxic tendency so profoundly expressed. Therefore, I will take up the notion of paradoxic tension created by Dickinson, her method of dealing with the inner and the outer, expansion and contraction, the creation and destruction of boundary, and the mysterious ways in which these things interact, especially through the symbol of the spider. In “The Spider holds a Silver Ball,” the spider, as creator, as weaver, contains “In unperceived Hands” (2) a glimmering medium of magic. From this silver ball, creation spins outward.
The most well known wolf spider is the tarantula. These spiders can reach up to ten inches in their complete lengths. And although lore has it that they are one of the most poisonous spiders, their bites are only painful to humans, not deadly. (Biology of Spiders, R.Foelix) Though feeding habits vary with spiders their methods of reproduction are all relatively similar, though each species has its own specific ritual. Because spiders are cannabilistic, the much smaller male must be very cautious in approaching a potential mate.
“And it is I, I and no other have so cursed myself. And I pollute the bed of him I killed by the hands that killed him.” (p. 497). Here Oedipus admitted to the fact that he killed many men in the woods one day before becoming the leader of Thebes. He also admitted to the fact that, after hearing Jocasta’s story of how King Laius died, he was probably the one who murdered him. Oedipus was clearly very upset by this.
This isolation the spider experiences is compared to the speaker's soul in the second stanza which is endlessly attempting to catch hold of something meaningful in its life. The poet's usage of vi... ... middle of paper ... ... “A Noiseless Patient Spider” contains the theme of isolation as representative of the lonely emotions experienced by society. The confinement experienced by both the spider and the man creates a true desire for events to lead to their lives to “catch somewhere” of importance (Whitman 520). Isolation in both the poem and in detective fiction causes the audience to feel the emotions that the characters are feeling themselves as well as creates the ideal scene for the desire of and for the actual finding of a solution. Works Cited "Glossary of Terms."
His father’s actions forced him to take on the miserable lifestyle he leads. Kafka also had a rough time as his father also shaped his future. While Kafka aspired to find a career as an autho... ... middle of paper ... ... correspond to each other showing that Kafka integrated his life into The Metamorphosis. Kafka assimilates many aspects of his life into The Metamorphosis. From the relationship to his family to the depression he felt in his late stages of life, Kafka creates a character out of himself to serve as the protagonist.
The suffering of the world is often captivated in the work of the great poets like Robert Frost and W. H Auden. The similarities between Frost's "Design" and Auden's "Musee des Beaux Arts" include the belief that the world may be blind to human suffering and to that that causes the suffering. Apathy by the part of the human being is explained either by sheer ignorance of a greater power or by lack of time to consider the existence of such a power that controls the fate of humanity and all that is present in the world. Robert Frost's "Design" describes plainly a picture that contains the outmost rarities in nature. "I found a dimpled spider, fat and white, / On a white heal-all, holding up a moth / Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth -"(Frost 1-4).