The first stanza of the poem makes the reader think that it is a love poem, when really it is a lust poem. The narrator uses the images of fear and lost opportunity and time as a threat to the woman. The writers, in the poems that I have compared, bring out love in different ways. There are different tactics involved, which is what I think make all these poems unique and interesting to read. Each poem brings about different types of love.
Albeit the position of sexual power is normally held by the man both in literature and in reality, she takes control of her sexual pleasure, and boldly assumes charge of her desires. Aphra Behn uses imagery to give the reader a vivid depiction of the forbidden scene playing out betwee... ... middle of paper ... ...r scene, and then coyly asks, “Ah who can guess the rest?” (25). Aphra is very successful in allowing the reader to make a correct conjecture on the events that will follow. “The Willing Mistress” is one of Ahpra Behn’s poems which display the thwarts the stereotypical traditional roles of women. A woman has the power to be sexually liberated to engage with her lover on an equal or greater level.
His poetry depicted clearly how sexist he was at the time and how he used to perceive women as a medium of pleasure. The content of his early poems express an immature and desperate image of Donne, who is dominated by his fixation on the sensuality of women. In The Flea, Donne shows his desperation to have sex by addressing a flea that has sucked the blood of both him and the woman he is persuading. It is quite awkward how the poet uses this obscure image of the flea as a symbol of love and sex to convince the woman that... ... middle of paper ... ...) This is one of the most important claims that Donne makes because he indirectly inducts himself and Anne into the canon of saints, thus making them sacred. The poem ends with Donne calling upon all those who have suffered from similar criticisms; this further dignifies Donne as a saint-like figure.
I will be discussing how the period of time that the poets lived in is reflected in their attitudes to life - the tradition affecting the way they think or possibly makes them rebellious towards tradition and to run away with themselves i.e. existentialist views. 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell is an intriguing poem that captures the stereotypical view of men's attitude to women. The persona is obsessed with a young female who is evidently very beautiful and seductive but seems unwilling to let herself show or act upon her feelings for him. He has tried so hard to show her that he has the attitude and love that will make her happy.
The first two characters that the audience is introduced to are Sampson and Gregory. They are vulgar and crude, making many sexual references and innuendoes. They do not see love as involving emotions or desires, but as a purely physical thing, sexual not emotional. Sampson refers to women as "weaker vessels" and tells of how he will rape the maids of the Montague household; "Women being the weake... ... middle of paper ... ...ung lovers defy their parents by marrying behind their backs, proving their love for one another. However the most definite affirmation of their love, is when the lovers make the ultimate sacrifice, their own lives.
Olivia and Viola have a very complicated relationship due to Viola’s disguised gender. When she first meets Olivia, “Viola’s successful wooing of Olivia in this scene allows us a glimpse of tentative “lesbian” poetics as one female character imagines and articulates the words that will seduce another and inspire her to erotic action” (Ake). Viola doesn’t mean for Olivia to start falling for her, but Olivia likes... ... middle of paper ... ...ealed and revealed in a great artist’s work” (Brandes 1). His writing helps seek out the true emotions of the character and this causes the reader to sympathize with the characters more, especially when they’re stuck in these love triangles. Duke Orsino describes Viola’s lips, “That say thou art a man: Diana's lip Is not more smooth and rubious; thy small pipe Is as the maiden's organ, shrill and sound, And all is semblative a woman's part” (1.4.32-35).
One narrative in particular, that of the Wife of Bath, serves both purposes: to teach and to amuse. She renounces the submissive roles of a woman and reveals the moral to her story while portraying women as sex seeking, powerful creatures, an amusing thought indeed. Through her didactic discourse and witty tale, the other travelers, as well as the reader, discover more about women than they have from any other person’s account. The women in Chaucer’s time were contradictory to that of the image of an ideal woman according to the Wife of Bath. In her prologue and tale, she presents the reader with a radical woman; one who takes pleasure and power in her marriage.
All these poems explore women and gender issues in their own way. The Lover A Ballad was written as a reply to the poem To His Coy Mistress. Both these poem have connections of love and sexuality. To His Coy Mistress is written in a way of persuading the girl to sleep with him. The poet has written in such a way that people can think that women don’t mean anything and they just want pleasure.
The novels East of Eden and The Color Purple, play A Streetcar Named Desire and the short story “Where are You Going, Where Have You Been?” all demonstrate characters that are affected by the incentive. Cathy from Eden and Shug Avery from The Color Purple both display commanding roles through their sexuality. They have the power that they crave, and can manipulate others with what they do. Blanche DuBois from Streetcar and Connie from “Where are You Going...” are two characters that succumb to their feelings of needing to be accepted. They find it easy to give themselves up for sex in order the gain the respect they think they will receive.
Love is a necessity in everyone’s life to feel like a hole and sometimes people get mixed up between love and lust. Through out the story the author focused on Giovanni’s point of view and mostly his thinking process. The emotional exchanges between Giovanni and Beatrice start as two variables, which are simply, and pure attraction and they have no deep understanding for each other. Later on in the story, the changes of true love and an emotional attachment due to more communication. The author’s message is straightforward and was about love being complicated and comes in many different forms and in some cases does not always have a happy ending.