Comparing Ulysses Essays

  • Comparing Ulysses And American Beauty

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    Ulysses and American Beauty      In the "Nausicaa" chapter of James Joyce's Ulysses, a virginal exhibitionist, Gerty McDowell, flashes her "knickers. . .the wondrous revealment, half-offered like those skirt-dancers" at Leopold Bloom, igniting his sexual fireworks on a beach in Dublin (366). In a film set almost 100 years later in an American suburb, another virginal seductress flips her dance skirt, giving admirers a peek at her panties, and inspires Bloom's modern incarnation, Lester

  • Comparing Ulysses with Not My Best Side

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    Comparing Ulysses with Not My Best Side Tennyson's poem, 'Ulysses', explores many different aspects of death. It addresses the issues of growing old and coping with challenges in later life. Ulysses is a single developed monologue, in comparison 'Not my Best Side' is a three part monologue all intersecting and converging on each other. Tennyson's choice of the title 'Ulysses' arouses curiosity as he chooses the Latin translation for the name as opposed to the Greek. The poems message reflects

  • Comparing and Contrasting Homer's Odysseus and Tennyson's Ulysses

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    Comparing Homer's Odysseus and Tennyson's Ulysses Homer's Odyssey depicts the life of a middle-aged, while Tennyson's "Ulysses" describes Ulysses as an old man.  The character's role in his son's life shifts. With maturity, Telemachus does not require as much guidance from his father.  However, time does not alter the caring fellowship the man has with his crew, nor the willpower that he possesses in achieving his goals. While Odysseus and his son are united and face the world together

  • Comparing Tennyson's Ulysses and Heaney's Hercules and Antaeus

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    Among the best known and most popular works of literature are those dealing with the mythologies of ancient cultures. From classical sources like Homer's Iliad and Ovid's Metamorphosis, to modern adaptations like Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "Ulysses" and Seamus Heaney's "Hercules and Antaeus," mythology has shaped the body of western literature. There exists a marked difference, though, between the purposes of the classical mythologies and their modern counterparts. The majority

  • Use of Dramatic Monologue in Comparing Ulysses and Not My Best Side

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    Use of Dramatic Monologue in Comparing Ulysses and Not My Best Side A dramatic monologue is a poem in which a single speaker who is not the poet utters the entire poem at a critical moment. The speaker may have a listener within the poem, but we too are his/her listener, and we learn about the speaker's character from what the speaker says. In fact, the speaker may unintentionally reveal certain aspects of his/her character. The reader often perceives a gap between what that speaker says and

  • Comparing Joyce’s Ulysses and T.S. Eliot’s Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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    Comparing Joyce’s Ulysses and T.S. Eliot’s Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock In Episode 8 of Ulysses, Joyce sends Bloom and the reader through a gauntlet of food that enlarges one of the novel¹s main linguistic strategies, that of gradual digestion. While Episode 10 may seem like a more appropriate choice for a spatial representation of the city, this episode maps digestion out like Bloom wanders the streets of Dublin, with thoughts entering foremost through the body and exiting them. In T.S.

  • Comparing the Women in Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses

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    Characterization of Women in Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses Joyce's depiction of women is characterized by a high degree of literary self-consciousness, perhaps even more so than in the rest of his work. The self-consciousness emerges as an awareness of both genre and linguistic expectations. contrasting highly self-conscious, isolated literary men (or men with literary aspirations) with women who follow more romantic models, even stereotypes. In Dubliners

  • Comparing Social Norms in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning and Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson

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    which were written by poets who lived in England during the same period. Robert Browning published My last Duchess in 1842, the same year that Alfred Tennyson published Ulysses. Both poets lived in England during the Victorian era. However, by examining characters from their poetry, namely Alfonso in My Last Duchess and Odysseus in Ulysses, we can see that they express opposite norms concerning controlling power, change, form and death. “E'en then would be some stooping; and I choose Never to stoop

  • Comparing The Presidents Of Ulysses S. Grant And Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    Of the 44 Presidents of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower had the most in common. Both graduated from West Point and became Presidents. They had been commanding generals of undefeated armies before entering politics. They had no political experiences or even held lower public office. They were Republican presidents who served two consecutive complete four-year terms. Their heroism in the wars settled the foundation of their political career. However, their administrations

  • Comparing Ulysses And Oedipus The King

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    Less Is More When comparing Ulysses and Oedipus, many apparent differences can be seen. Both men are kings but view their sovereignty differently. Oedipus likes being king. He cares for his people and “his heart is heavy with the city’s pain, his own, and the people’s pain.” (i.63-34). When he is informed of the reasoning behind the plague in Thebes, Oedipus is determined to stop at nothing until Laius’s killer is avenged and the city is free of its suffering. Meanwhile, Ulysses is rather unhappy

  • Comparing and Contrasting Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee- Two Icons in American History

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    different yet similar people. As these two fights for what they believe in, though their beliefs are different they share some qualities. Ulysses S. Grant wanted the nation to expand and look forward towards the future. Robert E. Lee thought that an old aristocratic way of life was the better choice and that it can survive and dominant in American life. Ulysses S. Grant was a man who grew up the hard way. He was the son of a tanner on the Western frontier. He was a man that looked mainly towards

  • Comparing Ulysses In The Odyssey, By Tennyson, And Dante

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    the fateful tale of Ulysses and his unique demise is depicted. Ulysses while alive was a Greek king of Ithaca known for his many seaward voyages, and even now in his afterlife the king’s reign lives on for he is the subject of the great epic The Odyssey. Both Tennyson and Dante portray the character of Ulysses as exceptionally passionate through their interpretation of his feelings and actions toward adventure as well as their romanticized portrayal of exploration. For Ulysses the ability to sail

  • Eudora Welty's A Worn Path

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    old age, but she is ready to challenge herself on another journey. Like old Phoenix Jackson, the main persona in Alfred L. Tennyson’s poem, “Ulysses” is also old. Tennyson’s poem proclaims the life of a King, who refuses rest. Ulysses lived a rather important and powerful life. Overall, the aged personas in the short story “A Worn Path” and the poem “Ulysses” demonstrate the theme of unbroken adventure through similes and symbols. Eudora Welty uses several similes to describe the obstacles of Phoenix

  • Tentatively Unravelling Ten Lines of Tennyson's: "Ulysses"

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    “Ulysses”; Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Ten Lines): I cannot rest from travel; I will drink Life to the lees. All times I have enjoyed Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those That loved me, and alone; on shore, and when Through scudding drifts the rainy Hyades Vexed the dim sea. I am become a name; For always roaming with a hungry heart Much have I seen and known-cities of men And manners, climates, councils, governments, Myself not least, but honored of them all- (“Tennyson” 5-15) Interpretation:

  • A Comparison of My Last Duchess and Ulysses

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    Comparing My Last Duchess and Ulysses Both of the poems, ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning and ‘Ulysses’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson, are examples of dramatic monologues, in that they solely consist of the speech of the protagonist. As a result, they have few or, in the case of ‘My Last Duchess’, only one stanza. Many enjambed lines and many irregularities in the basic form of iambic pentameter also hide the rhyming couplets in this poem. ‘My Last Duchess’ is set in Renaissance Italy and is the

  • Analysis of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses"

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    The poem “Ulysses” is written in exactly seventy lines and in these seventy lines the poet uses synecdoche, personification, meter, and metaphors. All of these are used in hope of making the last line climatic. The last line is a quotable ending phrase “to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.”(4, 70) The indecisiveness of the speaker when struggling to decide whether to stay or leave Ithaca to voyage to the “untraveled world” (2, 20) summarizes the poem. Throughout the poem it is obvious which

  • Analysis of Alfred Tennyson´s Three Poems

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    that I chose and stood out above all others are Mariana, In Memoriam A.H.H., and Ulysses. Mariana was Tennyson’s widely acclaimed in which he creates imagery from the environment to express a woman’s emotional state. In Memoriam A.H.H. describes Tennyson’s recollections of the moments he shared with Arthur to whom it is dedicated to furthermore it focuses on the depressed time the Victorians went through. And Ulysses serves as an aftermath of In Memoriam A.H.H. of Tennyson finally moving on from the

  • Theme Of Irish Identity In James Joyce's Telemachus

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    One of the main themes in Ulysses’ first episode, Telemachus is the issue of Irish identity and what it means to be Irish. The protagonist, Stephen Dedalus, struggles with his Irish identity and often criticises various aspects of living in Ireland. Various situations arise in which we may find different views and perceptions of the concept of “Irishness” and how Stephen reacts to them. The implications seem to be that James Joyce was attempting to criticise the ideal views of living in Ireland,

  • Comparing Ulysses by Lord Tennyson and My Last Duchess by Robert

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    Comparing Ulysses by Lord Tennyson and My Last Duchess by Robert Browning. “Ulysses” was written by Lord Tennyson and is a poem about a mythical Greek character and is a dramatic monologue. Another poem that is a dramatic monologue is “My Last Duchess”, by Robert Browning. Both poems are similar, for example they are both structured similarly, and are both different, one difference being their subject. In this essay I will compare the two poems, focusing on form, and how language helps

  • Comparing The Textual And Visual Works Of Ulysses And The Sirens

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    Ulysses and the Sirens have been used in many textual and visual works. Where Ulysses and his crew try to stay clear of the Sirens. Sirens are bird women who are very dangerous, try to shipwreck sailors and crew on their island by singing to them. In the painting Ulysses and The Siren, John William Waterhouse uses the fact that Ulysses is tied to the mast, in the middle of the boat but the crew on the ship just keeps working as the Sirens fly around Ulysses and his crew to show that people are going