Carrion Comfort Essays

  • Depression in To Seem the Stranger, Fell of Dark, Carrion Comfort, and No Worst

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    Depression in To seem the Stranger, Fell of Dark, Carrion Comfort, and No Worst I believe that there can be seen a progressive deepening of depression throughout Hopkins' so-called terrible sonnets. The poems I intend to look at will show this, starting with "To seem the Stranger lies my Lot", "I wake and Feel the Fell of Dark", "Carrion Comfort", "No Worst, there is None", and finally "My own Heart let me more have Pity on". The first of the above poems shows the beginning of Hopkins' descent

  • Depression in Hopkins' Sonnets of Desolation

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    depression in what are known as the Sonnets of Desolation, including "I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day," "Not, I'll carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee," and "No Worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief." In his 1970 essay entitled "The Dark Night of the Soul," Paul L. Mariani tells us that "while [Hopkins' friend Robert] Bridges thought that Carrion Comfort was probably the sonnet Hopkins told him in May was written in blood," No worst, there is none was probably meant" (59)

  • Analysis Of Carrion Comfort And Aubade

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    utilized topics. The poets themselves use a slew of poetic devices in order to get across the emotion and passion they each feel about the focus of their work. In the poems, “[Carrion Comfort]” and “Aubade”, dark undertones of religion and death resonate throughout the diction and allusions in both. While “[Carrion Comfort]” highlights the religious aspect of suffering and darkness, “Aubade” spirals into the heart of death and does not find its way back out. In both poems, the authors utilize punctuation

  • Carrion Comfort by Gerard Manley Hopkins

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    Carrion Comfort by Gerard Manley Hopkins Gerard Manley Hopkins was a talented poet, and he was also extremely devoted to his faith. He used his poetry as an avenue in which to express his love and praise to his Creator, and many of his poems are beautiful hymns of adoration. “Carrion Comfort,” however, is one of his “terrible sonnets.” Hopkins not only wrote about the beautiful part of faith, but also the questioning and suffering that inevitably comes during a person’s spiritual journey

  • The Giver’s Compassion for Jonas

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    and meets the Giver, his life is changed. Everything he believes in was controlled and hidden the real human life by the community. He is getting to realize that he will not be able to stay in the community any more and starts to find his own and comfort place. I would like to focus on describing the Giver’ compression for Jonas because I do think that this book can not be described without him. In the book, the Giver is described as an old man, always staying and keeping his sadness for the community

  • Home vs. The Exotic in Shakespeare's The Tempest

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    Home vs. The Exotic in Shakespeare's The Tempest Home. Just the word conjures up feelings of familiarity and comfort, a place that is welcoming and memorable. Does home necessarily have to represent a place? Rather, can it encompass a multitude of feelings and objects that represent comfort and ease? The post-colonial novel often strives to strike a balance, whether it be uneven, between what is considered foreign and exotic and that which is homely and familiar. Post-colonial literature frequently

  • Review of the Film, A Beautiful Mind

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    commitment to this man that she thought she knew, and how she had to come to terms with her reality of who he was, and being able to still support him regardless of her reasons. Because he initially had a problem communicating with people, he created a comfort zone in his roommate, this was the beginning of the end, with respect to what was real and what was fiction. The most important evidence in this movie suggests just how real these characters were to John, I’m sure none of the viewers without any

  • Disconnection

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    When people are feeling down or there is something wrong with them they tend to disconnect from the world and go into one of their own. In this place they find comfort and safety and it is somewhere that no one can bother them for the time being. I myself find comfort just lying in my bed staring at the ceiling and drifting off in thought. For artists though, they are able to find this comforting place in music. Blink 182, Linkin Park, and NAS are some of the famous artists that are able to disconnect

  • beloved

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    times represent a unique calmness. Toni Morrison doesn’t make any exceptions to this idea. In her novel Beloved, Toni Morrison uses trees to symbolize comfort, protection and peace. Morrison uses trees throughout Beloved to emphasize the serenity that the natural world offers. Many black characters, and some white and Native American characters, refer to trees as offering calm, healing and escape, thus conveying Morrison’s message that trees bring peace. Besides using the novel’s characters to convey

  • A Clean Well-Lighted Place

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    brings some kind of comfort to the atmosphere. Here in the caf sits a deaf, lonely, older man, who although is deaf can feel the difference that the night brings to the caf, a younger waiter, who believes people stay around the caf to make his life miserable, and a waiter who is a bit older and seems to understand that this place, the caf, is comforting. The older man spends his late nights in the caf, because at his home there is nobody, he is widowed. All he has is the comfort that the light inside

  • Frankenstein- Can Comfort Be F

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    consequently, they make wrong decisions. They seek refuge in nature, and try to use its beauty to find answers and to fill their void of friendship. Yet, none of the characters ever overcomes their bouts with loneliness because they never find true comfort in nature. Victor Frankenstein claims, “No human being could have passed a happier childhood than myself'; (Shelley, 19). His early life was filled with love and nurturing from his parents, his beautiful and adored companion Elizabeth, and his

  • Gender of Nature: Mother Earth

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    Mama makes. And we don’t just hear her voice. We feel its vibrations, its muffled hum, through our ears and our entire forming bodies. It’s no wonder that that is often the only voice that can comfort us in the distress of our new little lives. Yet, what of the mother who cannot speak? Can she still comfort her baby? Yes, because it is much more than vocal chords that connect a baby with its birth mother. After all, Baby eats all that Mama eats, breathes Mama’s air, knows Mama’s way of moving and

  • The Role of Dreams in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses

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    prisoner and the man. John Grady’s dreams are as complex as his character. Without ambition or dream, life is purposeless. Naturally, John leaves the comfort of his home with the intention of discovering the purpose of his life which is mapped out in his dream. Through John Grady’s adventure McCarthy suggests the necessity for boys to leave the comfort of their homes in order to become men. Indeed, oriented by his dream of becoming a cowboy, John Grady experiences harsh realities, especially whilst

  • Living With Others

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    yourself and how you relate to others in groups? Honestly, living here in the dorms at Santa Clara is my first time actually living with people outside of my family. I was a little hesitant at first too, because it meant that I had to step outside the comfort of my family who accept me regardless and enter into a whole new world I was completely unfamiliar with. Once getting past the initial first meeting awkwardness, me and my suitemates all got pretty close. My role in this living situation would be

  • The Sun Also Rises

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    commonality among these men is all are involved, at one point or another, with Brett, a woman who shares their charact- eristics and is ultimately as dysfunctional as the men. These men are all drawn to her and need Brett, but they find no hope or comfort in their relationship with her because she is just as lost as they are. Brett continues to be a destructive force, and it most definitely should be noted that other relationships in which she engaged did not prove destructive to the men. Two

  • The warmth of human emotion

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    The Warmth of Human Emotion Heat and warmth are usually depicted as elements of comfort and security. This warmth is what people crave to achieve this comfort. In Evelyn Lau’s “Family,” the heat and warmth give deeper meaning in regards to human emotion. The contrasting images of ice and cold as well resemble the abstract human emotion in the short story. The elements are used in such a way as to satisfy the hunger of emotional warmth in regards to the characters Zoe and Douglas. As the story unfolds

  • Dealing with Loss in Killing the Bear

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    Dealing with Loss in Killing the Bear Often things that we experience as children have lasting affects on us that creep up when we least expect them. In Judith Minty's story "Killing the Bear", a woman finds herself in just such a situation. She finally deals with something that happened to her as a young child that she probably never even realized was bothering her. In this story the central character painfully comes to grips with a major loss of security from her childhood. Throughout "Killing

  • Katharine Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort

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    Theory of Comfort In the early part of the 20th century, comfort was the central goal of nursing and medicine, and it remained the nurse's first consideration. A "good nurse" was expected to make patients comfortable. Textbooks from the early 1900s emphasized the role of healthcare providers in ensuring emotional and physical comfort and in adjusting the patient's environment. For instance, in 1926, Harmer advocated that nursing care should be focused on providing an atmosphere of comfort. In the 1980s

  • The Absurdity of Consumeristic Truth

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    objects and experiences such as clothing and movie watching have come to define and fulfill an entire society. Imagine a culture lacking any philosophical truth, where each individual is running wildly about in their isolated schedules, gleaning comfort and love from any inanimate object that can provide such, in whatever shape or form. Imagine a world where imperfect humans turn to themselves in the search for perfection, and the ultimate source of perfection is blatantly denied for the simple reason

  • Senior Capstone

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    being in a hospital bed, or hotel room, the Davis’s kept close and were able to do everything that a family would do. Such things included playing with toys, having meals together, taking walks, enjoying closeness with one’s family, and all in the comfort of a home. The Davis family had been there for almost a week and was very happy to find a place that allowed them to stay without having to pay. They were also elated to know that they could watch after their child and not worry about how he was