The notion of love is nothing but a shadow that covers the truth of ones’ own struggles and the improbable triumph of love over isolation is nearly impossible in his eyes. By complicating his poem through the filter of the maid and the frame of traditional love poetry, Clare’s portrait of isolation and social death becomes even more moving, for it is just as obvious to the reader as it is to Clare that such an “eternity” is unlikely to be
Despite the use of similar words such as “stood” (2) and “sigh” (16), Farley manages to create an unrestrained and dynamic lead character, while Frost portrays a slow pace. Farley, although portraying similar theme to that of Frost’s poem, intentionally contradicts the ideas in “The Road Not Taken,” only to unexpectedly choose the path “less travelled by” – the path of lust over love (Frost 19). She is willing to sacrifice an understanding lover for something that maybe a one night stand or worse. It is difficult t... ... middle of paper ... ...stic and in many ways pessimistic and there is despair even before the journey has begun. The poems despite their differences share a common theme and the poetic elements are matched well.
His passionate affection--though directed towards Catherine only--and his inexorable dedication to his resentment are such critical elements of the novel that they create a quasi-disguise for Heathcliff, making him a more attractive character. Eventually these positive qualities are degraded by Heathcliff’s less appealing traits as his initial intense love for Catherine turns into an all-consuming obsession that prompts his commitment to manipulative schemes. Brontë giving... ... middle of paper ... ...ions gives Heathcliff a demonic streak, underscoring his villainy in the novel. Heathcliff, whose very name evokes opposite but equally isolated images of low scrubland and high cliffs, is a man of harshly contrasting duality. His moral deficiency that defines him as an antihero--and prevents him from being the hero of the story though he is the protagonist--is stressed throughout the novel but is also mainly tempered by his immense ability to love Catherine and the sympathy that his character receives as a result of that love.
Although he can list the lover’s shortfalls, he able to show that he lacks her good traits. Despite that fact that he is stellar, he needs her to complete himself and to shine. Collin’s paints the image of man without much stability who is perfectly matched with woman who, ignoring other standards, completes and compliments him. Moreover, Collins manages to describe from some angles a romance in the absence of a rhyming scheme. In its place, Collins entertains he reader with a comical, light-hearted, puzzle.
Although The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and The Last Ride Together differ in that they deal with contrasting ideas about time, they both project similar ideas of love and rejection. In comparing the two poems, readers can see that no matter what they wish, they do not have power over their love lives. In the Victorian era, it would be typical for a woman to marry for money, or for reasons other than love. Unconditional love for Victorians was rare and un-coveted. Browning’s character mak... ... middle of paper ... ...nd T.S.
For Browning love was a passion, which had its destructive side as well. But this did not in anyway lessen or tarnish its reputation as being the purest emotion. In fact the destruction... ... middle of paper ... ...God has not said a word!" (59-60). Browning presents the viewpoint of a speaker educated in the divine workings of an ultimate force, yet the long-stifled yearnings of an unjustly socialized man color the intensity of the situation.
Another factor that plays an interesting role is how the poem gives of a sense of expectancy; it is as if the author was excited for what the future held. This is entirely contrary to the idea Burn’s critics held, which stated, the poem was only a farewell to someone the poet cared about, and was on his deathbed. This is a notion that seems almost silly to suggest when one analyzes the poem; they would see that it is just a love poem that is comparable to an eloquent love letter. The work absolutely brims with the author’s passion and excitement at what the future held with him and this woman he was deeply attracted too. Burn’s poem is simply an expression of his emotions that he had towards a woman, by use of overblown metaphors and an elegant writing style.
Overall in my opinion ‘The Sick Rose’ is the poem that depicts the imperfect nature of love best. This is because it is the most serious of the poems and it is the one that contains the most warnings. In the other two poems there is a feeling of happiness. Even in ‘To His Coy Mistress’ there is a sense of love in the relationship. ‘The Sick Rose’ however does not give any feelings of happiness but instead reveals a rather dark side of love that nobody would like to be part of.
The narrator speaks of his lover, and the power, which attaches him to her. The title, “Somewhere I have never travelled”, is significant to the romantic theme of the poem. It is quite a complicated concept, and at first glance, it is not quite clear, however by looking deeper into the poem, the title has a deeper romantic meaning than might first be perceived. The speaker is describing how his lover is able to touch in every aspect of him. The frequent references to roses and fragility seem slightly sexist, as it is easy to interpret this as the speaker seeing women as beautiful but weak creatures.
Love is perhaps the most selfish virtue of all, but it can also be the most destructive force. The destructive nature of love is demonstrated through the unfathomable relationship between Dominique Francon and Howard Roark. Roark is the most eccentric character in the novel, and Dominique is perhaps the most capricious. They are kindred spirits, disproving the age old saying that ‘opposites attract.’ They are both apathetic, paying little attention to social issues and events. Roark and Dominique are comfortable and content to be in total isolation.