She did not write to please her audience, but to serve death as a metaphor for how we live our lives. Her use of contradicting themes creates a frustration and angst that we as humans feel. As we live in constant fear of death, we lose control of our lives. Dickinson's use of imagery and language in mundane terms act as the epitome of how we live out our days. Although they are done in different ways, both poems captivate the reader emotionally and physically.
Meaning that death is not something to fear, and life should be lived to the fullest. The thought of death streamlines through several character's narratives in both novels. In Mrs. Dalloway, Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith are haunted with thoughts of death, while in The Hours, Richard Brown and Laura Brown also share similar thoughts. Their feelings on the subject are, however, different. It can also be said that their motives for dying or wanting to die are also quite different.
Although the text may become derivative as it is translated from author to text, the inability to conquer the true meaning of the authors is solely left up to the subjectivity of the reader. The birth of the reader is sacrificed at the author’s death. “Perception without reason is mere experience, but reason without perception is nothing.” The theories presented in Barthes’s literature promote the reader’s perception with reason. The text promotes independent thinking knowing the reader may posses a subjective bias. The birth of the reader through reading texts similar to Barthes’s consciously challenges the reader’s perception and reason of experience to connect to novellas such as Balthazar’s Marvelous Afternoon.
Well this story has a twist. The main character in this story, Louise Mallard shows us her dream of freedom and proves these people wrong when her husband, Brently Mallard, dies. Louise’s husband was on a list of people that died in a railroad disaster. They tell her carefully since she has a heart condition. She starts crying, but afterwards she begins to think of all the positive things that come from his death.
Faulkner uses death as a symbol for both Miss Emily’s life and the ways of the Old South. Miss Emily seems to believe that death cannot win if she clings to the past. In that regard, she reacts to the death of the Old South and her kin by secreting herself away in her old relic of a house. When her father passes away, she is not seen as often as before his death. After her beau, Homer disappeared “people hardly saw her at all” (Faulkner 795).
In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” (509-15) and Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” (568-74) one reader my feel sympathy while another does not fill anything. So what is the “correct” response to these stories? In “The Lottery” the author uses many different types of themes to inspire the reader to feel certain emotions. Themes such as the perils of blindly sticking to outdated traditions. Traditions such as sacrificial murder in which some ancient societies believed that “Life brings death, and death recycles life” (Griffin); this shows how some readers could accept the actions depicted in this story.
In “Death be not proud” he shows death of being just an ordinary deep sleep. This depiction of death made death look easy and normal, but in Holy Sonnet XVII he made death seem brutal. His emotion led him to change his overall look on death, which made him question a lot about himself. Death is something that seems to be very big in Donne’s life, he seems to be familiar with the perception of death and that leads him to disclose his fear of death. His works of literature are all written to what
In the poetry of Plath death is depicted traditionally, while Dickinson attributes some mysticism to the end of life. In the poem "Two Views of a Cadaver Room" Plath attempts to be objective in writing about death from the third person point of view. The poem is divided into two verses: the first verse depicts four men examining human corpses, the second verse speaks about lovers who are not aware of the horrors of death. Using such format of talking about death, Plath created an alarming comparison. The first verse adopts the "attitude of reality compared to the ignorance in the second verse" ("only are blind to the carrion army").
The Great Gatsby Is an Important Literary Work “Every man's memory is his private literature,” said Aldous Huxley, noted author. “The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation because among the most outwardly unexceptional people, all lives trace a story. Some contain more characters than one can easily track, others follow plot lines that can only be described as convoluted. Some are full of description where nothing seems to happen, unless you're patient enough to read between the lines.” ("brainyquotes"). I am uncertain if writers can create anything important without the work being partial and twisted by some person, place, or thing in their past.
Also, as Fergusson watches Mabel make her way to the pond, he describes her as a “figure in black” (L... ... middle of paper ... ... of peace from things that are dead is a large indicator that Mabel will do anything, attempt suicide, to have peace and happiness in the world of her mother and the dead. After analyzing the story, a clear path can be followed that alerts and prepares you for Mabel’s attempted suicide. Lawrence cleverly uses setting to help the reader come into the dark, grey, and sad world Mabel sees herself in. Not only does the setting indicate Mabel’s suicidal path but her lack of relationship with her family shows she is not attached to the things of this living world but longs for the dead world of her mothers. Mabel attempted suicide because she saw it as her only way out of this depression state she had fallen into.