Epitaph Essays

  • The Poet

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    suicide. Jack investigated his brothers death and the further he got into the case the more clues he found suggesting foul play. The final line written on the inside of the windshield by Sean McEvoy was ‘Out of Space out of Time.’ Jack linked the epitaph with the final entry in the chronological record of the case his brother was working on which read simply that he’d received a call from an unknown source and then: RUSHER was written. The connection was made by McEvoy to a similar suicide case in

  • Essay on Sophocles' Antigone

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    In ancient Greece, men who died in war fulfilled the civic ideal to the utmost.  The women, destined to live out a degrading life, died in bed.  Certainly, not all men died in battle, but every epitaph shows in one way or another, the city would always remember the men who died in war.  Additionally, not all Athenian women died in bed; nonetheless, it was left to her family to preserve the memory of her not the city.  No matter how perfect a woman was she would never receive the same status or level

  • Much Ado About Nothing Essay: Act 5 Scene 1- Climax of the Dénouements

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    Much Ado About Nothing:  Act 5 Scene 1 - Climax of the Denouements A particular section of Act 5, Scene 1, could be seen as the denouement of the play, Much Ado About Nothing.  Perhaps it is more accurate to say the climax of the denouements - at its conclusion, all that remains for the play is a happy ending. It is here that the perpetrator is displayed before all the interested male parties, and here that Leonato can be assured that his belief in Hero's innocence was justified - and perhaps

  • Comparative Elegies~Similar or Different?

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    her loss. It is very interesting that Jane's death is not the subject of the poem; rather, her death presents an occasion for calling up a certain emotional state in which Roethke's feelings of grief and pity transcend the occasion. This spiritual epitaph is laced with imagery; painting an extremely vivid picture given the details about her image. Roethke associates the deceased with elemental aspects of nature--the plant tendrils, the pickerel smile, trembling twigs, whispers turning into kissing

  • Critique of Robert Frost

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    about nature, yet with strong underlying tones of the drama of man in nature. Frost himself stated, “I guess I’m not a nature poet,” “ I have only written two without a human being in them (138).” Marion Montgomery’s critical essay plays with the epitaph that Frost proposes for himself in The Lesson for Today: “I have a lovers quarrel with the world.” Montgomery says, that the lovers quarrel is Frost’s poetic subject, and states, “throughout his poetry there is evidence of this view of mans’ existence

  • Forgiveness In Dickens' Great Expectations

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    been very angry and resentful about this, but Joe justified his father's actions which caused his illiteracy by saying that he pulled him out of school because he loved him. Joe shows "his natural virtue in the sincere quality of forgiveness in the epitaph he wrote for his dad."1 It said, "Whatsume'er the failings on his part, remember reader he were that good in ... ... middle of paper ... ... 1O. Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (New York: Penguin Books USA, Inc., 1980) 208. 11. Great

  • Othello’s Heroism

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    general: The testimony of all the main characters in the play is decisive. Brabantio loved him; Lodovico speaks of him as ‘the noble Moor’ ‘once so good’; Cassio, who has good cause to hate him, addresses him as ‘Dear General’ and speaks his epitaph: ‘he was great of heart’. The Duke declares that he is more fair than black. Montano is delighted to hear of Othello’s appointment as Governor. But the most significant testimony to Othello’s character comes from the one man who hates him. Iago confesses

  • Frankenstein’s Epitaph

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    There are times when humans wish that they could live without pain and suffering. In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, pain and suffering are caused due to the actions of Victor Frankenstein and the monster. In the novel pathos is created when the monster portrays its tale, a character makes a regrettable decision, and a character dies unjustly. Pathos helps the reader have a better understanding of the novel. Pathos is first created when the monster discloses it tale. Brought to

  • Epitaphs In Spoon River

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    Everyone wonders what happens when you become deceased. What if you had the chance to write an epitaph for people to remember you by? Everyone in Spoon River had the opportunity to express their feelings, opinions, and views. In Spoon River Anthology, By Edgar Lee Masters: and my favorite life-themed epitaphs included, Lucinda Matlock, Griffy the Cooper, and Decan Taylor. I found Decan’s poem the most interesting, because I wonder how he hid his addiction all those years. Mr. Taylor was a member

  • Epitaph Poem Analysis

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    Katherine Philip’s “Epitaph,” written in a couplet form, is memorializing her firstborn son who only lived less than six weeks after he was born. In this poem Katherine Philips is desperately trying to renew her faith in life, but she is struggling to do so because of the death of her son. She is attempting to justify the loss of her child, but is also questioning whether there is even a reason for hope. “What on earth deserves our trust?” If you cant trust anything then you have to rely on faith

  • The Epitaph For Fletcher Mcgee Analysis

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    An epitaph is a poem or short story that is dedicated to someone who is deceased. Edgar Lee Masters’ collection of poems located in the book Spoon River Anthology contains over a hundred epitaphs. Each of these poems is named after a person, but only five poems are named after actual people. Masters would take some names from the constitutions and state papers of Illinois and for other names, he would choose a first name from one person and a surname from another. Each story is unique, but many intertwine

  • Motives of Adolf Hitler in Auden's Epitaph on a Tyrant and September 1, 1939

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    1, 1939 and Epitaph on a Tyrant are two poems in which Auden scrutinizes Hitler’s actions. Auden uses symbolism in these two poems to illustrate the different aspects of Hitler’s life and actions. To begin with, Epitaph on a Tyrant personified Hitler’s obsession with “perfection of a kind.” The obsession with “perfection” that Hitler held and the dream of a world where blonde hair and blue eyes ruled upset Auden. To attempt genocide on all non-Aryan races was an atrocity and Epitaph on a Tyrant

  • Gravestones Metaphors

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    Lexis The lexis used in epitaphs varies in different religions. Phrases or whole sentences are quoted in gravestones. It is seen in a Muslim gravestone (figure 1.95) carved on “inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un (إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ). This is a verse from the Qur’an which translates to ‘Surely we belong to Allah and to Him we shall return’ in English. This extract from the Holy Book is in prayer form, an idiom, and conventions for prayers. Also, on Jewish gravestones the phrase

  • Minerva Jones Poem

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    The famous poet Edgar Lee Masters, uses a collection of short poems in her work "Spoon River Anthology". The Anthology collectively narrates the epitaphs of the residents of Spoon River, a fictional small town named after the real Spoon River that ran near the author's home town. In one of her numerous short poems called "Minerva Jones", I learned that Minerva is a rape victim. With her heavy body, cock-eye, and rolling walk, it drew plenty of attention of the people. But it drew too much attention

  • Spoon River Anthology Theme

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    Hill, and Griffy the Cooper, were my three favorite epitaphs that all show this theme. Lucinda Matlock, the first epitaph that the main theme of the poem is Life. She was a woman married for seventy years, to the same man. Davis (her husband) and Lucinda, raised twelve children together. Although she birthed twelve children, she lost eight of them throughout the years of her life. She may have lost many of her children but Lucinda

  • Analysis Of Backyard Blues By Natasha Trethewey

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    those very closely related to the death of Trethewey’s mother, and the exit of her mother’s presence from her life. In “Graveyard Blues”, Trethewey examines the definition of “home” as a place of lament, in contrast to the comforting meaning in the epitaph beginning Part I, and the significance

  • Essay On Roman Aristocracy

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    the Roman Empire? The aristocracy of Rome was one of the many aspects of Roman society as a whole that changed with the transition from the Republic to the Empire. This is seen through analysing evidence like funerary epitaphs, such as those of the Scipionic family and the epitaph of Publius Platius Pulcher. The virtues of the aristocracy through the duration of the Republic were mainly focused on virtus and gloria; the way in which they attained precedence was by maintaining the accomplishments

  • China's Golden Age: The Tang Dynasty

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    The Tang Dynasty, spanning from 618 to 907 AD, is considered by many scholars to be China’s “golden age,” where diplomatic relations and cultural exchanges were more prominent than any previous period in Chinese history. Tang China was a multiethnic empire, where in the streets of the Tang capital, Chang’an, people of various cultures and races could be seen peacefully interacting and trading. However, during the Tang dynasty there were periods of interruption of this multicultural, open state, specifically

  • Wendy Rose Identity

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    the epitaph and Truganinny’s monologue. Each section is symbiotic. At first, the epitaph’s purpose is to add important historical background to explain who Truganinny is and her reason for her monologue. Truganinny’s (“the last of the Tasmanians”) dying wish was not to be objectified like the “stuffed and mounted body of her husband,” but rather be buried “in the outback or the sea.” She was then “nevertheless stuffed and mounted and put on display for over eighty years.” From this epitaph, her

  • Irony In Minerva Jones

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    His epitaph describes him as a kind man but one night it all came to an end. It was the day that Minerva Jones came into his doorstep. The poem states that Doc Myers tried everything he could to help her but unfortunately he did not do enough. It says, "I tried