Sons and Lovers

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  • Summary Of The Poem Amaranth

    In this sense, her negations counteract the blind lack she originally experiences; while she was blind to the lover’s manipulation, the assertions “I was not asleep” or “I was not blind” suggest the speaker now understands the unfair, and even patriarchal, power structure that exists between her and her lover. The incessant repetition of “I was not” or “I did not” undermines the strength of these assertions however, as the speaker’s choice to state “I was not blind” rather than “I could see” illustrates her struggle to describe what she is. Moreover, the above passage assumes an anxious, uncertain tone as the speaker’s reassertion suggests that she needs to convince herself rather than her lover. Asserting her sight once is not enough– in order to quell her doubt, she must repeatedly remind herself. The speaker’s statements are thus more evasive than revealing, in that she deliberately avoids positive assertions because she is not sure of what she is, only what she is not. The repetition of “not” thus further constructs the speaker’s differential and lacking sense of self. Likewise, these negations inhibit her sense of artistic direction; while she is not blind to the conventional gender roles that contradict her poetic inclinations, she…

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  • Social And Psychological Characterism In Mrs. Lawrence's Sons And Lovers

    wasteland. This wasteland is important to be mentioned to demonstrate the damage of the human soul caused by the industrial development. Extreme anxiety and restlessness became the deadly modern disease and for the purpose of helping people to restore their faith in god as well as to make them tolerate the postwar trauma, many writers used their pens as weapons to fight against the social evils and iniquity used by the industrial civilization. Lawrence is also one of those writers who looked…

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  • Oedipus Complex In Sons And Lovers By C. W. Freud

    opined that the concept is a desire for sexual involvement with the parent of the opposite sex, which produces a sense of competition with the parent of the same sex and a crucial stage in the normal developmental process (Freud, 1913). In other words, Freud used the term to refer to a stage in the development of young boys. He assumed that in early development, around the age of five, young children wish to have their entire mother’s love. This is just the opposite of what was said by C.…

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  • Wind Spirit: A Short Story

    one day, things turned disastrous. The two lovers strolled through the woods with locked arms. They happened upon the wolf pack who had once rejected the lone wolf. Despite all that had happened to him, including becoming a man, he still held a nasty grudge for what his former kin and done to him. When he saw them on their four paws picking at their fresh kill, he filled with rage as he recalled his hatred for their rejection. Using his command of the wind, he blew the wolves away and ripped…

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  • Sylvia Plath How Do I Love Thee Analysis

    Kylin Munger Intro to Literature Poetry Analysis Due: 2-23-18 Poetry Analysis: “Daddy” and “How Do I Love Thee” Sylvia Plath was an author in the Modern Era in which she wrote her poem entitled “Daddy” (Plath). In her poem, Plath reflects the Modern Era in which her attitude and words convey the relationship she had with her father. The second author, Elizabeth Barrett Browning with her poem, “How Do I Love Thee” (Barrett Browning) was a poet in the Victorian Era. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s…

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  • Comparing Themes And Symbols In Elizabeth Bowen's Demon Lover

    The short story Demon Lover written by Elizabeth Bowen, as well as the ballad Demon Lover appear to revolve around the same concept. The short story is about a woman that was once in love and engaged to a soldier, who fought in World War II. When she returned to her former home she was blindsided by a letter she found on her table.No one had known that she would be visiting her home. The letter forced her to recall a promise that she had made to her former lover. Along the lines of the Demon…

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  • Juxtaposition In A Wall Of Fire Rising By Danticat

    The life of Guy was perceived as perfect because his family seemed great, but when his horrible suicide had happened, it showed otherwise. In the beginning of this specific story, the wife seemed content and so did the son. “Lili got up from the floor and inclined her face towards her husband’s in order to receive her nightly peck on the cheek” (Danticat pg.54). It had seemed that there was a daily routine between the family. Content from both the wife, Lili, and the husband, Guy, was also…

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  • Comparing My Last Duchess And Porphyria's Lover By Robert Browning

    The poems “My Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover” are dramatic monologues written by Robert Browning in 1842. Browning was a writer that knew little fame while he was alive, but has since become an important and influential author. The short stories were part of a collection of poems, Bells and Pomegranates No. III: Dramatic Lyrics, which were mostly ignored while Browning was alive due to previous failure earlier in his career. This collection, along with another Bells and Pomegranates No.…

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  • Crazy Times With Uncle Ken Essay

    of the adventure. Led by the forest guard, they enter in thick jungle; see a number of spotted deer and several pheasants, but no red jungle fowl. They escape a attack by elephants but they have to say goodbye to their car as they see “Grandfather’s fiat overturned by one of the elephants, while another proceeded to trample it underfoot. The other elephants joined in the mayhem and soon the car was a flattered piece of junk” (146). Thus, Ruskin’s childhood world was full of such hair-raising…

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  • Obsession In Porphyria's Lover, By Robert Browning

    In the poem Porphyria’s Lover, by Robert Browning, I believe that the central theme is obsession. Throughout the poem, the narrator has what I believe to be an unhealthy obsession with a woman named Porphyria. The lover’s twisted and warped idea of love ultimately leads to Porphyria’s, and possibly his own, death. For starters, I could detect right off the bat that the love that the lover held for Porphyria was unhealthy. You can see this without reading the poem and by simply reading the…

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