Zeus then proclaimed, "To set against the fire I shall give them an affliction in which they will all delight as they embrace their own misfortune." Out of Zeus' anger came Pandora, the first woman. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to mold women from the earth and water, Athene to dress and adorn her, Temptation to give her necklaces of gold, and Hermes to implant a bitch's mind and a thief's temper. Hesiod describes women as a "precipitous trap, more than mankind can manage." Hesiod states, "even so as a bane for mortal men has high-thundering Zeus created women, conspirators in causing difficulty."
As such the word becomes a representation of autocracy and cruelty. It is part and parcel of what brands the world as an undesirable place to exist for the narrator. Sea has also been used over and over again leading to the connection of everything. The narrator gives an impression of the sea as a big, cold and lonely place. It is an ideal reflection of the emptiness that the speaker bears the loss of Annabel.
Another thing that helps illustrate the mental picture of the scene is the introduction of shadow and darkness: "Black it stood as night." This darkness also adds to Milton's description of the shapeless blob-like figure. Shapeless blob does not do Milton's description justice. It is a dark, evil figure, both striding and gliding towards you, almost as if it has no fixed shape and thus could envelop you entirely. The uncertainty regarding whether it is gas like shadow or gooey substance also increases the fear, the unknown, and the unimaginable.
He mentions that it is filled with demons, demons that want to separate Annabel Lee and him. Now the imagery of the sea has become dark and cruel as well, making the sea more intense; we can picture a sea of demons, not water. The new imagery of the sea is what helps turn “Annabel Lee” into a dark and scary poem. As we can see, the sea parts everything together, the tomb that Annabel Lee rests in is conveniently placed by the water too. Poe uses alliteration of the s sound in sepulchre and sea to create an evil hissing sound, building rhythm in the poem.
People allow their vanity to cloud their judgment and not comprehend that their vanity is short live as wealth and beauty can only last so long. Down in the depths Hell, where the air is stiff like those with Botox faces lies the sinners of vanity. A never-ending rugged terrain is home to these sinners, where their feet are cut and sliced open by the sharp land. As punishment for choosing to live their life in vanity these wretched souls are forced to look at a mirror of a twisted, grotesque version of them representing their horrid personalities. No longer able to see their “perfect” reflection they attack the mirrors and scratch their own bodies.
Here is this God who is suppose to be a role model for all mortals going about sleeping with hundreds of women, Gods, demi-gods and even nymphs. He is constantly giving into his urges, depicting men as weak creatures who need constant fulfillment of their primitive needs. One story of this is the tale of Io, who was a virgin priestess of Hera, this title made her off limits to Zeus. However, being the weak red-blooded male he is, Zeus tricked Io into the woods and gathered up a thick cloud that hid their love-making. Zeus then turned the girl into a white heifer in attempt to hide her from Hera.
Proteus harbingers the "seachange" (42) of all organisms, all matter; the corpse also manifests the "Seadeath, mildest of all deaths" (42), "soft as the hand of mist" (Book XI of The Odyssey). "Full fathom five thy father lies" (41): Father Ocean or Proteus as the drowned, absent father, hidden body of "coral" and "pearls" (The Tempest), always in the "sea change... rich and strange" (ibid.). This macabre dance of matter and energy is witnessed in the undead movement of the corpse "driving before it a drift of rubble" (41), an indeterminate mass of preterite matter. He will rise again "sunk though he be beneath the watery floor" (41). He is a "bag of corpsegas," porous, "a spongy titbit."
796-797). Thus like Eve, Sin is also subjected to painstaking childbearing, but her punishment is elevated to a constant and infinite plight, due to the fact that she is the reflection of a much more wicked mind than Eve is. In order to fully develop the story of Genesis, Milton meticulously arranges a profound parallel between Eve and Sin, the first female figures who led to the inherent downfall of their respective authors and lovers, Adam and Satan. Each woman is established as the picture perfect physical manifestation of her creator’s inner desires and faults. As man and angel are designed in the image of God, the creations of Adam and Satan reflect the literal embodiments of their outward charm and inner deficiencies, bound by their predisposed corrupt natures and drawn together through a powerful association of inferiority and harsh punishment.
A flash of angerand disdain kindled in the eyes of the Unknown, and I had a glimpse of a terrible past in the life of this man" (73). Captain Nemo is outside of society, living deep in the oceans; he is the terror of the unknown. His ship, the Nautilus, is thought to be a sea monster, and the legend is talked abo... ... middle of paper ... ...best of humanity, and he showed the worst that the best of us can do. Bibliography Allott, Kenneth. "Chapter III: 1863-1870."