The poem begins by painting a hopeless and cold portrait of the environment experienced by the speaker. It is winter time and the frost is “specter gray” (2), implying filthy snow, probably from the pollution due to the new factories created in industrialization and urbanization. Not the beautiful white snow they were used to. Nothing had a glimpse of hope or beauty anymore, not even the bine of the plants; the speaker describes them as “strings of broken lyres” (6). Lyres are often associated with Greek gods or angels.
It is also customary for the two families involved in the arranged marriage to exchange gifts. When parents look for a husband for their daughters they make sure that the suitor doesn’t have a job that requires a lot of moving or a job that can potentially endanger his life. For example, parents of the... ... middle of paper ... ...r ruining the lives of their sons/daughters. Not only is that a consequence of the failed marriage, but the divorce will stay in the family’s background, which makes it harder for other children in the family to get married in the future. While arranged marriages are still a common practice, and some girls believe that there are benefits from the arranged marriage, some future brides feel uncertain and scared of getting married because it would mean that they would have to leave the comfort of their home.
Today divorce is something we often see, as newlyweds marry, and a few years later they divorce as a result of lies, infidelity, and financial problems. First, lies in a marriage is one of the main problems. Wedding vows don’t really mean as much as people think they mean. At the beginning of the marriage everything is great, but as time progresses, there could eventually become some lies within the marriage. Small lies about things like what was eaten for lunch or dinner, or what was done at work.
I have no friend" (Shelley 7). The captain is about to embark on his life's dream of sailing to the North Pole; he has a good crew and a fine ship but still wants a friend to share the excitement with. ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd misery, because he killed all that he loved. It is at this moment that he realizes that he doesn't hate Frankenstein but actually loved him like a father, but was so consumed by self loathing and hate that he killed all he loved. With this passing thought the monster leaps from the ship into the ice filled sea, and is never seen again.
Mrs. Linde abandoned her true love Krogstad who was penniless in order to marry a man that would allow her to provide for her poor mother and two brothers. She told Krogstad, “What else could I do? If I had to break off with you,” “Don’t forget, I had a helpless mother and two small brothers. We couldn’t wait for you”. Kristine feels it 's her responsibility to be the provider and caretaker for her mother and two younger brothers.
It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again Baseball is a part of the past, present and future. Unfortunately for two unlucky teams, the future is as bleak as the cold January mornings in State College. Ever since the “Strike of 1993,” baseball has been financially hurting. What fan wants to go and watch a bunch of greedy, overpaid, crybaby million dollar athletes after they decided not to play as a demonstration of their demands for even more money? However, baseball was soon on the proverbial road to recovery as the... ... middle of paper ... ... in their simplest form is how specifically logos and pathos work together.
However, things did not get any better back in Ireland for Malachy. A chronically unemployed and nearly unemployable alcoholic, he appears to be the model on which many of our more insulting cliches about drunken Irish manhood are based. Week after week, Angela would be home expecting her husband to come home with money to eat, but Malachy always spent his wages on pints at local pubs. Frank’s father would come home late at night and make his sons get out of bed and sing patriotic songs about Ireland by Roddy McCorley and Kevin Barry, who were hung for their country. Frank loved his father and got an empty feeling in his heart when he knew his father was out of work again.
But the vagabond's eyes looked upon her in a strange way. A way that robbed her of words. Many men like him begged for the grace of heaven on winter nights. But something about that man frightened her without motive. The vagabond began to recite his ballad: For one night, if they would kindly let him sleep in a stable; a piece of bread and a stable; he doesn't ask for more.
Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and as solitary as an oyster” Another way to show this is the way he talks to people, e.g. when his nephew invites him to his Christmas party but he turns him down and calls Christmas a ‘Humbug!’ and even worse, when 2 charity workers ask him for a donation for the poor children, he says send them to the work houses, if they would rather die they better do it, and decrease the surplus population. This shows how much of a cold hearted, covetous sinner he is. Dickens makes us feel like he’s an evil man, he’s selfish and says he’d rather the children die than donate his money to charity. When the ghost of Marley visited scrooge in the night, he was shocked, he first saw Marley’s face as the doorknob, then he was frightened further when the ghost of Marley opened the door from the outside when
The fact that he is a lover is depicted by the use of a more intimate word thou rather than you in the opening line. As the narrator further paints himself as the leafless tree with shaking boughs that are now empty, but once held many singing birds, Shakespeare is making an intellectual appeal for the reader to see the narrator is in the winter of his life and that death is near. In quatrain two (Q2) the narrator shortens his time left from seasons to days. Being in the twilight of his life, the narrator is still facing death and still complaining "In me thou seest the twilight of such day / As after sunset fadeth in the west,". (lines 5-6) Once again there is an analogy between l... ... middle of paper ... ...hard).