Literary Analysis Essay

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Literary Analysis Essay: In the fairy tales, the protagonists always gain their Snow Whites in the end and they all live happily ever after. In fact, all protagonists’ fate is decided by the narrator’s hand. Just like the literary works we have recently read, including the poems “Sunday Greens” by Rita Dove, “Sinful City” by Jaroslav Seifert and the excerpt from Like Water for Chocolate from Laura Esquivel, the characters’ fate was sealed from that moment. Therefore, the most relevant theme through three works is that fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny. We are fated, since everything has already happened. In the poem “Sunday Greens”, the woman is living under the poverty. Here is the one that uses …show more content…
Deprived to the love of her life, Tita is predestined to repress her feelings and transmute them into other things. However, having formed the tradition becomes the unshakable fate. It limits options by defining social relation or acceptable behavior. For example, the climax of the story is that Pedro decides to marry Tita’s oldest sister in order to be near Tita. Tita does nothing and close herself in the room for days after hearing that. She just becomes the chessman of the Fate that let to be manipulated. It refers to the very beginning: “the trouble with crying over an anion is that once the chopping gets you started and the tears begin to well up, the next thing you know you just can’t stop!”(line 3). This is the foreshadowing that Esquivel uses to relate her after sealed fate which is prohibiting the marriage of Tita. Therefore, the massage of the excerpt is that we must not accept fate at face value but constantly evaluate it. Man is negligible before the God of Fate. In the poem “Sinful City”, Seifert believes that there’s some force guiding us-call it God, destiny or fate. The poem begins with many nouns, such as “factory owners, boxers, inventors and generals”; the nouns are used to symbolize all the people in the city. Those people are God’s creations and also playthings. In other words, God's predestination does not preclude human responsibility. On contrary, our actions show forth

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