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    Lazarus Literary Analysis

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    place that Lazarus seems to reside in is exemplified in the how he is alive to his mother while he is physically dead. Brik imagines that while the letter carrying the news of Lazarus’ death traveled across the ocean “Lazarus was still alive for her...then she got the letter from Olga and read it and reread it...thinking up misunderstandings that could be undone so he could be restored to life” (Lazarus 74). In this imagining, Lazarus is both alive and dead, while maintaining the possibility of resurrection. Here, he is dead to those who reside in the U.S. while he is alive to those who are home. The story is playing with focalization, twisting from one character and what they know to the next, jumping from country to country…

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    pre-feminist, suicidal poet who is obsessed to a certain extent with the theme of death. In Lady Lazarus the narrator is in 1st person this is shown through the use of “I”. The narrator is a narcissist who is obsessed with the idea of death and makes herself be undefeatable against death as she is “a sort of walking miracle.” This is one of the reasons why critics associated it as if Sylvia Plath was the narrator herself of the poem. One purpose of this was to try different writing voices…

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    Daddy and Lady Lazarus are poems written in 1963, by Sylvia Plath and were shortly released after her death. Sylvia Plath is a famous American poet born in October 27, 1932. Plath was really depressed since at the age of 10 after her Father's death. She tried to commit suicide multiple times and failed.Plath's famous Poems “Daddy” and “Lady Lazarus” are mainly influenced on her depression and her complex relationship with her Dad and her husband Ted Hughes. Ted hughes leaving Plath left her…

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    place deep down in the soul, and frequently this comes from a saddened core. Sylvia Plath’s poetry is no different; she incorporates her struggles with depression and suicidal tendencies in “Lady Lazarus.” Although this poem address melancholia in a beautiful pattern, “Lady Lazarus” acts as a peephole into the darkest realms of Plath’s existence. Through personal accounts of loss and devastation, Plath paints a lugubrious picture of her overall state of despair and emptiness. Dark thoughts…

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    Dramatic Monologue

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    illusion that there is time “for a hundred indecisions” and “a hundred visions and revisions” (31-33), and ultimately mars his cognitive responses towards the norms of his industrialized culture. Additionally, his pattern of significant distress and social impairment alludes him to that of “Prince Hamlet’s” (111), constant “indecisions”; but, contrary to Hamlet who instead takes a long period to act accordingly towards his will, J. Alfred Prufrock does not do anything whatsoever; so, he…

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    In his poem We Wear the Mask, Laurence Dunbar speaks rather elusively on the topic of human deceit. More specifically, the underlying message of the human tendency to hide emotions in suffering, reveals itself in the 15 line poem. Explored in the first two lines of the poem, Dunbar speaks about a figurative mask; a mask covering the face, hiding cheeks and eyes, with the mask taking over with its fake happiness, all a subdued lie. Continuing through the poem, the second stanza expresses grief…

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    these women, they might spot the “bald spot in the middle” of his hair (Eliot). That is why he desperately attempts to attire himself with “necktie rich and modest” (Eliot). He is constantly going back and forth and asking himself “do I dare / disturb the universe” because he does not know if he should shake up the stasis of the people at the party by expressing his desire for love (Eliot). Prufrock is the epitome of a common man—he is not handsome. He acknowledges that he has flaws but does…

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    table” (l.3), show not only how Prufrock views his Hell on Earth but also reflect his own personality. The images of the empty streets mirror his own feelings of loneliness and alienation, while the image of the patient being immobile, mirrors Prufrock’s own inability to act. Prufrock, in a sense, is paralyzed by his inability to make decisions and act on them. He is clearly aware that everything in his life is stopped, or paralyzed, except for time. He has a growing concern of the fact time…

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    moment of my greatness flicker”. (Eliot 84-85). This quote shows that Prufrock knows he has lost his chance at being happy, all because he is stuck In his head about people 's judgments, and his own fears of failure. Prufrock feels that he is no ones first or last choice, "I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think they will sing to me"(Eliot 124-125). Prufrock feels that he has no worth and that people could not care less if he disappeared. Prufrock and Gregor have…

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    Throughout the years Greek Mythology has influenced art and literature. It was created to teach people using stories about their gods. For example, the myth of the Sirens from The Odyssey teaches us to use logic to resist temptation and move forward with our lives. Ulysses, Latin for Odysseus, and his men are sailing back to their home Ithaca, when the stumble upon Sirens. They must stay strong and resist temptation so they can continue their journey. In the painting, Ulysses and The Sirens,…

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