Sunday, April 22, 2012
Classia is one of the main characters in Mrs. Dalloway. And she is plagued most of here life with whethe or not she made the right decision with whom she chose to marry. She had the option of marrying Peter or Robert and she ultimately chose to marry Robert. Robert was dependable and respectible, and this is what she wanted but Peter loved her a great deal. In the end I believe she chose correctly because that is what she wanted and Peter was not any of those.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
T. S. Elliot wrote "the love song of J. Alfred Prufrock". It is a poem about a man who is looking back at his life and realizing that he has never experienced true love. He had opportunities for true love but he let other things get in the way and matter more to him and now he has nothing to show for it. It is a sad poem because he is looking back and realizing all the things he missed out on.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Great expectations is a book by Charles Dickens and it follows the life of a young boy named Pip. He is an orphan and lives with his sister and her husband and as a child he fals in love with Estella but she only feels friendship in the end. At the end of the book Pip ends up alone without Estella.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Frankenstein is a novel by Mary Shelley. The book is essentially about a man who decides to play God and create his own creature. However the lesson I think the author is trying to get across in this story is that you can't play God and if you try to there are serious consequences for your actions. In the case of this book the consequences are that the monster kills off his creators family. The other point I believe the other is trying to make is that we should evaluate how we treat others. The creature looked like a moster so people rejected him and treated him like a monster, if they had not rejected him the ending could have been much different.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Michael Is a poem by William Wodsworth. The author does not citize Michael for not changing he actually thinks it is a good thing. He is saying that change is not always the best option, sometimes it is better not to change. He thinks that he may be a better for the fact that he does not change.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Alone in the Woods is a poem by Stevie Smith and it is talking about how man is angering nature with how he is acting and how he is treating nature. Nature is angry because man does not appreciate it and thinks that it is ugly and not beautiful when it really is. I think this is the authors way of saying that man does not appreciate what is around him and if he doesnt start appreciating it it will turn on him.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Digging is a poem written by Seamus Heaney. It is a peom that is describing of his father and grandfather and how they were bouth men who worked with thier hand and in the fields. He describes them as hardworking and then he explains how he broke with the tradition and became a writer. This set him apart from his family, but later he came to realize that he could still be hardworking just like his grandfather he would just apply it to writting.