Tattoo” can be interpreted in a multitude of ways. One way to interpret the poem is the tattoo is used as imagery to explain how old men are constantly trying to live the way they did when they were young. This is very ostensible in the poem, but this is not the main issue the speaker is addressing in the poem. The issue the speaker explains is how time changes a person. Another way to perceive this poem is that tattoos tell a personal story about the person.
Lines 41 and 44, '(They will say: 'How his hair is growing thin! ';)';, and '(They will say: 'But how his arms and legs are thin! ';)'; indicates he is terrified of what will happen if people see his balding head or his slim and aging body. He feels that people will think he is old and useless and that they will talk about him behind his back. Another suggestion of aging and how it anguishes the emotions is the stereotype old men have of faltering when trying to communicate ideas with people.
The two men could have behaved differently if the war wasn’t pinning them against each other. It is dehumanizing because he had to kill a man he could have been friends with if they were not put in a life or death situation. He wonders about the dead man’s financial status and begins to think about the possible similarities. The speaker wonders about the possibility that
In "Ghost of a Ghost," a man is upset that his family has moved on since his death. In these poems, one character wishes they could go back to the days he once knew and the other wants to leave behind any memory of his past experience.
Here, it is clear that the boss has not been able to recover. The death of his son is still fresh in his mind and he has not been able to clear the thoughts. In an attempt to live up to the views of society the boss tires to put aside his grief, however, the grief always comes back. He does not realize that he must submit to his grief instead of battling it. The fact that six years have elapsed without progress, indicates a lack of understanding for his
At this point, Owen had faced the death of many of his comrades, and each time his thoughts were the same. “…not that they have died in vain, but that they have died without ceremony” (Cash). Owen believed the war to be one which was fought in vain. While these men were risking their lives for their country, they did not fully understand why they were fighting. This war would take everything from them, including their ability to have a proper funeral.
Life after death is a controversial subject and is touchy for people because of its controversy, many believe in an afterlife while others do not. These ideas influence how the poem “Is My Team Plowing” by A.E. Housman is perceived by the reader; they either believe that the soul cannot pass on happily until the worries of the troubled soul are calmed or if they do not believe then they will see the poem as a dead man wishing that he lived on. Life through death is the major theme in the poem as the first narrator is dead but talks to the second narrator who is alive in order to find out how the world has changed without the first narrator living to see it. The first narrator uses metaphors to hide his worries and to allude to his death.
His gender may be impacting the way he is expressing his emotions; men tend to engage in aggressive, hostile, and competitive behaviors that follow the emotion of anger. He’s really hurting right now and filled with grief, and it doesn’t help that he’s living in a relatively new environment far away from home and family. There’s a lot of stress weighing down on him right now, and it’s taking a toll on him. Identify the optimal outcome. From my perspective, I want to rebuild my close relationship with my brother, but he needs someone to talk to about what he’s feeling and going through right now.
Holden Caufield is a person with many mixed feelings. His happiness was left, but not forgotten in the past, and he suffers terribly because he cannot adjust to these changes to his world and also to himself. In the strong sense, looking back at the lost sense of reality that he still hangs on to, relieves him of all the troubles he has at the present time. He always compares things that happened in the past to events that happen in the present. The song, "Hurt," by Nine Inch Nails (NIN), written by Trent Reznor, represents many of the feelings Holden experiences in his time of change.
“Dulce Et Decorum Est” is a very powerful poem that is drawn from the author Wilfred Owen’s own experiences. This poem has great imagery and uses many metaphors which make the reader put themselves in Owen’s eyes. The pain is felt in his voice as he talks about his friend that he sees dying, yet he can do nothing about. His poem has an ironic point about how if people would put themselves in his spot at that moment they would not be telling their children that war was good. While in “Dead Troops Talk”, which is a photograph done by Jeff Wall, there seems to be a different feeling about it.