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…
D. Purposes of Public Communication
1. To inform
2. To persuade
3. To entertain
1. Oral Interpretation is the vocal and physical interpretation of written literature
2. Oral Interpretation is the expression and sharing of literature with the audience
3. Oral Interpretation is a form of public speaking that involves both intellectual and dramatic understanding of the material presented
* the function of the speaker is to…
idea by invoking some similarity it has to some idea with which we are already familiar.
Metaphors are a figure of speech which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. “The light of my life” is an example of a metaphor that is not really providing physical light but rather describes a person who brings another individual happiness or joy. Metaphors are said to have three discourse functions. They express a meaning in the surface of the text…
other sense), we develop an idea of it in our heads and everything we have seen in the past and will see in the future that is related to this thing we just saw is then added to our brain’s collection of what that thing is. Nietzsche believed that metaphor directly influenced the perception of something though sense experience because our perception of anything is a result of the amalgamation of all the past sensual experiences a given entity has conjured in our minds. Therefore, all of our knowledge…
Terms and Device in Literature
alliteration(頭韻) - refers to the repetition of a particular sound in the first syllables of a series of words or phrases.
allusion(暗示) - an indirect reference to another piece literature, etc.
antagonist(對手) - characters that presents the opposition against which the protagonist must contend.
aside(旁白) - character speaks to the audience -- on stage character don’t hear.
atmosphere(氣氛) - mood of feeling.
ballad(敘事詩) - form of narrative poetry…
Saturday, 19th October 2013 H/W
Chapter 3 Opening - Analysis
The first few lines of chapter refer to animal imagery. This introductory section illustrates how the boys – especially Jack – descend into savagery. Golding implements animal like imagery, for example, when describing Jack as “dog-like” and bent “uncomfortably on all fours”. Golding uses this technique to express how Jack is becoming less human like as the novel progresses…
I choose to focus on blue ocean strategy as the topic of my metaphor. The very nature of this
topic proved to be very intriguing to me. When I finished reading the article I felt as if Kim and
Mauborgne had just described every business I had ever been fond of and I was reading their
secrets to success. What I found most interesting, and why I decided to focus on this topic, is that
companies that use these kinds of strategies usually perform better than companies that don’t, yet
not all companies embrace it…
Multicultural Literature Analysis Paper
September 22, 2014
Multicultural Literature Analysis Paper
"Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, and its rhythm. But try to march together with men of different languages, remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world (Camara, 2014). Multicultural literature is a tool used to carry the content and languages of a diverse world to increase cultural awareness. Through shared literature, individuals…
Metaphors are a beautiful way to disguise the obvious. In this paper I plan to, first define and explain why poets and musical artist use metaphors frequently, second I plan to explain how relativeness make a metaphor interesting, and third I plan to explain how difficult it is for authors to combine abstract and concrete metaphors.
A metaphor is a figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common. A metaphor expresses the…
I believe that the views of the pre-first world war poets differed to a great extent Compared to the poets of the First World War and after. The First World War brought with it great destruction and loss of life. This loss of life and destruction was something that could be felt throughout society during the war and after. Almost everyone at that time knew someone who was a participant in the fighting of the world war, thus the news of someone they knew for example their neighbor being killed was…
4 November 2014
1. Thomas Hobbes can be compared to the song “Where is the love". In the song it talks about how the world is so messed up and how everyone is selfish in making the wrong decisions. This song is similar to Hobbes since he was convinced that all humans were selfish and wicked because of the horrors of the English Civil War.
2. Jean Jacques Rousseau can be compared to the song "Let it Go". In the song it talks about wanting to be free…