Love is a Battlefield Of all of the subjects that we as humans focus on, love has always been the most prevalent. From the books, plays, poetry, and music of years past, we have concrete proof of our fixation on the concept of love, be it romantic, unrequited, or tragic. I’ve always connected with the words of Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who said: “For one human being to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks…the work for which all other work is but preparation.” The author speaks to how difficult love can be, both in finding it, keeping it, and even losing it. Or even in how others might view one’s relationship. It has not always been as easy as it is now to love freely and openly, and even now some are persecuted for disregarding the beliefs of many and instead following their hearts. Though times have changed and some aspects of life and love have improved dramatically, such as a much smaller amount of arranged marriages and the acceptance of interracial couples, the recent near-approval of divorce and the ongoing fight for marriage and rights for gay and lesbian couples proves that love continues to be quite the battlefield. Arranged marriages have been around for many centuries, though it used to be much more prevalent among the wealthier and higher-ranking families. Monarchs would agree upon a contract when their children were but toddlers, insuring that both parties would be marrying another of equal standing, and keeping their bloodlines strong and pure. Many of these children grew up and were forced to live lives that they did not agree on, thrust into loveless marriages and obligated to produce heirs to ensure the lines survival. Many tried to run, and some were punished harshly for their crimes. Only in recent decades have some sovereignties accepted commoners into their midst, notably with the Princess Diana, and now followed by Duchess Katherine. The fight for the freedom to marry one of your own choosing has been won in all but a few remaining countries, and even there, it continues to gain ground. Another field of love’s battle is the one for interracial relationships and marriages. Though they were briefly accepted in colonial times, the introduction of African American slavery abolished them completely. Whites were not to be seen associating themselves with a race now seen as their lessers. If a man took a slave as his lover, he was ostracized and the woman was often beaten for trying to reach above her place. There were a few free-thinkers in the bunch that disagreed though, Thomas Jefferson among them. It was thought that he began a relationship with one of his own slaves, Sally Hemings, one that may have produced six children in it’s time< http://www.monticello.org/site/plantation-and-slavery/thomas-jefferson-and-sally-hemings-brief-account >. Unfortunately, society didn’t catch up until the civil right movement in the mid to late 60’s, when the anti-miscegenation laws were found unconstitutional. It was a long and violent fight, but one that was conquered and has opened a door to the multi-cultural world we live in today. Unfortunately, love is a battle that is not always won. Divorce was once a concept that would get one excommunicated, as Henry VIII was from the Roman Catholic Church after his divorce of Catherine of Aragon, prompting him to
greater degree than haveMNCs
based in North America and Europe, and have bound together a Japanese-centred
division of labour that provides the Asian basis for the global triad of dominant economic
regions (Fukui, 1994; Kwan, 1994).
A burgeoning literature exists on Japanese business in Asia-Pacific (for example,
Chen and Drysdale, 1995; Dobson, 1993; Dobson and Yue, 1997; Doherty, 1994; Itagaki,
1997; Sing, 1995). It shows that Japanese networks rest upon technological leadership
James Madison University
Analysis of Hughes’ Mother to Son
Dr. Fagan & Dr. Thompson
September 14, 2012
Christian Brown Brown 1
Sept 12th, 2012
Dr. Fagan & Dr. Thompson
Analysis of Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son”
Written from a mother’s point of view, Langston Hughes’ twenty-line poem “Mother to Son” encapsulates hardworking African American attitudes…
Language: Figurative language refers to similes, metaphors, personification, or hyperbole that should not be taken literally. Please quote your favorite example of figurative language and write if it is a simile, metaphor, personification, or hyperbole.
“kill as in a metaphor . I mean kill as in 'beat me to death.______________________________________
'I was a human punching bag "
( page 63 ).
Type of Figurative Language: metaphor
Figurative Language Analysis: Using your quoted example of figurative…
Name: Allana Sibille
ENG: 125 Introduction to Literature
Professor: April Mac Grotty
March 10th, 2015
Conflict in literature is a category that creates tension between two or more characters. Two poems that contains both conflict, similarities and differences are “Hills like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway (1927) that involves young lovers and an unplanned pregnancy, the second one “Let America be America Again” By Langston Hughes (1935) displays the labor man has…
wards Juliet through the use of
metaphor, simile & hyperbole.
One literary device applied in the following part is metaphor. The word
‘metaphor’ came from Latin word ‘metaphora’ which means transfer. According to figurative
language, metaphor is word which is used to compare with another thing nonliterally without
using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. Almost every adept authors use metaphors to enhance their
literature. Shakespeare also used intense metaphors to make the readers feel what Romeo feels…
3.3Analyze interactions between main and subordinate characters in a literary text.
3.6 Analyze / trace development of time and sequence including the use of literary
3.9Explain how voice, persona and choice of narrator affect characterization, tone
How to analyze a text
1. Read or reread the text with specific
questions in mind.
2. Marshal basic ideas, events and names.
Depending on the complexity of book, this
requires additional review of the…
ACCOUNTING IS AN INSTRUMENT?
Joel Amernic a,∗ , Russell Craig b
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6, Canada
Department of Accounting and Information Systems, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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Received 2 November 2008
Received in revised form 17 June 2009
Accepted 26 June 2009
Choices, Uncertainty, and the Enigma of Decisions Made:
An Analysis of “The Road Not Taken”
Aracely Rivera Garcia
Choices, Uncertainty and the Enigma of Decisions Made:
An Analysis of “The Road Not Taken”
Many people read the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost and interpret it as a reflection of choices the author made. To do so, however, would imply that Frost revealed the intended meaning of this poem via the closing line of this classic literary piece, and while that…
7 April 2015
Poem Analysis 2
Buddy Wakefield’s “Human The Death Dance” follows the lives of several different
characters,including the author himself. Each individual mentioned in the poem has reached
an ultimate low point at his or her life,where they are feeling lost and beginning to question the
meaning of their existence.The poem follows these characters and the author through their
endeavors and ultimately to their resolutions…
symbolism involved in vampirism: selfishness, exploitation, and a refusal to respect other people’s independence
Chapter 4: Now, Where Have I Seen Her Before
There’s no such thing as a wholly piece of work.
Authors place references to other pieces of literature in their books to give the reader deeper comprehension into the true nature of the character, event, location, or dialogue that just occurred.
Every story and poem grows out of other stories and poem.
When In Doubt, It’s From Shakespeare…