Essay the third
Essay the fourth
One day at my
grandmother’s house we were having a dinner for my aunts birthday. I
remembered my mom told me to ask my grandparents. When I did my grandmother
pointed out a shelf full of old books. When I looked I found old diaries and
textbooks, then I came across a notebook from October 1951. My granddad was
about 13 when he had the book.
When I found it I had to ask my granddad if I could use it for school,
but he was downstairs so I had to ask him. My granddad looked surprised I
think and he let me use the notebook.
Coach Herman Boone,
who was talking to his football team, said a speech in a scene in “Remember
the Titans”. What the speech does is it gets his football team, the Titans,
to work together. The team consists of both black and white high school kids
who don’t get along because of race. This was during the time blacks and
whites lived in the same areas but didn’t like each other. Coach Boone says
this speech at Gettysburg at a cemetery. This speech motivated his team to
do better and work together.
The affect in the viewer is they may think its funny the coach dragged
the team out of camp in the middle of the night, when it was raining. It
also may have made the audience think about what they do that maybe
discriminatory and causes problems.
The speech is ahead of its time because the coach speaks of not coming
together and being destroyed. If we as a country were fighting each other in
the country it makes us vulnerable and weak. Also in a sport if the team
doesn’t work together and everybody is doing their own thing they will lose.
A trick the author uses is alliteration. The author writes, "bubbling
with the blood of young boys." The words he uses are bubbling, blood and
Another trick the author uses is he has a simile. The author writes, "If
we don’t come together, right now, on this hallowed ground, we too will be
destroyed, just like they were."
In conclusion the authors message he is trying to get across is stick
together and don’t fight or you will fall apart. After this speech was given
the Titans did great as a team.
The author of “She
was a Phantom of Delight” was a Romanticism poet. Romanticists would write
how people talked, of nature, humans and creation. This is what William
Wordsworth did in his writing. Wordsworth would focus on these things in his
writings. He wrote in the “Lyrical Ballads” in 1798. Wordsworth writes about
humans and nature in the poem. When Wordsworth says, “A creature not too
bright or good for human nature’s daily food; for transient sorrows, simple
wiles, praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles” he means that the
woman, or the “phantom”, is something that if every one had saw it would
change there emotion for a while.
In this poem by Wordsworth when the speaker gets a closer view of the
“phantom.” The speaker says, “ A spirit, yet a woman too!” The exclamation
point is one of the useful marks for a Romanticist writer. Romanticist
writers use the exclamation point because it shows emotion. The emotion in
this line shows the speaker being surprised or shocked.
In line eighteen the speaker says, “A creature not too bright or good for
human nature’s daily food;” when Wordsworth write this he is using the trick
of allusion. Human nature’s daily food is something you have everyday. This
means the sight of this “phantom” may not be good for people to see
everyday, maybe because she isn’t appealing to the eye, she is very
appealing to the eye or people will be scared of the apparitional character.
Seeing the “phantom” is going to change a person emotion.
In lines nine and ten Wordsworth uses the trick of parallelism when he
says, “A dancing shape, an image gay, to haunt, to startle, to way-lay.”
These are two opposites that both will cause a different emotion. An image
that is gay would bring joy and happiness as she dances but, if she were to
haunt or to startle someone, an opposite from making someone happy, it would
scare them or make them unhappy.
In conclusion Wordsworth’s She was a Phantom of Delight shows changing of
emotion that the “phantom” causes people to feel. It made the speaker happy
or surprised when he saw that the “phantom” was a woman. In line eighteen
the speaker believes the “phantom” isn’t good for people to see everyday
because it will cause mixed emotions. In lines nine and ten Wordsworth
writes parallelism about the “phantom” causing happy and unhappy emotions.
surrounds my desire to write a textbook filled with British literature for
high school students. This textbook will contain how sickness and oppression
relate to other things such as love and life. The title of the period
chapter will be Oppressed Relations.
My first example for Oppressed Relations would be the poem, “A Channel
Passage,” by Rupert Brooke. In this poem focused on being seasick and love
sick, and he relates the two to one another. Brooke talks about making the
choice between heartache and a damaged liver. In an understanding way,
Brooke relates vomit with memories of love. He uses alliteration and says
“sobs and slobber” both affects of sickness and love. Sobs of the person
crying because what they experienced in their love and slobber of the result
of being sick by throwing up. These things were probably on Brookes mind as
he was in war. There might have been someone he had left behind or left him
because he went to war, which made him sick. And the environment of being on
a ship must have made him sick. Having died by blood poisoning shows a
little significance of his poem not knowing he would die.
The play that is going to be apart of Oppressed Relations is going to be
Equus by Peter Shaffer. “Equus” in the Latin language means horse. This
should be apart of the period because of the suffering in the play. The boy,
Alan, is seemingly crazy and neurotic. Alan it seems stabs horses in their
eyes to blind them. The play was published around 1974. This was around the
time of recession; a time in history when many people suffered. “Equus” was
about a seventeen-year-old stable boy, who most likely worked very hard
during the recession. Its things like hard work or not being understood is
what makes people stress. A teenager not being understood or when they cry
for help but don’t show it really needs it. Obviously the boy was having
either emotional or mental issues to cause him to do something so serious
without a cause.
The song apart of Oppressed Relations is “Carry That Weight” by the
Beatles. This song would be inspirational to someone who is oppressed. The
lead vocals of the song are Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo
Starr. The inspirational lines are “Boy, you’re going to carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time.” When people are oppressed it most likely
isn’t for a short period of time it is a long period of time. Oppressed
people could relate this song because when you’re oppressed it’s like
carrying the whole world on your shoulders.
The novel in Oppressed Relations is The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis. This
novel was written as a response to the poem, The Marriage of Heaven And Hell
by William Blake. The Great Divorce could be called the Divorce of Heaven
and Hell. In the novel phantoms or people of hell have a trip to heaven.
There the people of hell encounter friends who have gone to heaven. The
friends who have gone to heaven try to get their friends who went to hell to
stay. All they had to do to stay was turn to God, which is like getting
married. The people in hell lived an oppressed life because when stepping on
solid grass in heaven it put them in pain because they were weak from living
in hell. A critic, Kenneth Tynan said “How thrilling he makes goodness
seem-how tangible and radiant.”
The final piece of Oppressed Relations is the short story by Charles
thingyens, “The Ghost of Art.” In this short story a model of a painting
that calls himself the Ghost of Art haunts the artist. The ghost of art is
seemingly depressed because it has no legs. It yells at the artist and says
“I’LL GROW ONE. AND, MARK MY WORDS, IT SHALL HAUNT YOU!” Years later the
artist is attacked by the ghost with a beard, which he makes into the form
of a jagged edge. The ghost of art is oppressed because it has no legs and
it complains that if it does get legs it will be the same on any other man’s
body. Meaning when painting another man it will have the same legs.
In Oppressed Relations people go through turmoil and struggle. They don’t
always get what they want or need and suffer for it. When someone is
oppressed there are things that can help him or her and make him or her feel
better while still being oppressed. The song “Carry That Weight” is an
example of something that could help any of the oppressed people from the
story, play, novel or poem.