Society often portrays messages of conformity and sameness. People have become complacent in their lives, believing that they have no choice and no freedom. Humans are becoming victims of a life they have not chosen. The poem "The Lady of Shalott" by Lord Tennyson is still popular today because it shows that individual choice overpowers a predetermined destiny. This can be seen by the Lady's choice to break the curse, her unrequited love for Lancelot, and finally, her decision to free herself from her miserable life.
Time corrodes and erodes everything it touches. Words fall forgotten, drowning in the water of memories. Times of the old differ so greatly from times of the present; it is no wonder that these works remain forgotten in history. However, Lord Tennyson’s The Lady of Shallot is still famous today due to its timelessly relatable theme of self-validation. The poem explores this human condition by the Lady of Shallot’s social disenfranchisement, her willingness to take risks, and her impulsive behaviour.
Throughout history, all have been effected by loneliness. Its isolation often crippling, creating angst and misery in people's lives. Loneliness is something all can relate to. Lord Tennyson's poem "The Lady of Shallot" is still famous today because the tragic effects of loneliness, are timeless. This can be seen through the Lady of Shallot's isolation, desperation and impulsive decision making.
Throughout the past, present, and future, suffering has caused people to act irrationally. It has a substantial effect on one's life and the decisions they make. It drowns out happiness and causes much sorrow. In Lord Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott," suffering is the cause of great misfortune. This idea is shown through death, betrayal, and the curse on the the Lady of Shalott.
Poetry lives on because of its messages. They can be messages of happiness, sadness, or any other emotion or idea. Poetry illuminates lives, giving advice, providing entertainment, and sparking inspiration. In Lord Tennyson's "The Lady of Shallott" the portrayal of the Lady's life gives advice to help individuals cope. The Lady's dystopian life trapped in her room demonstrates the issue of loneliness. Her fear of Camelot illustrates the fear of the unknown. Finally, her decision to travel to Camelot represents the sacrifice it take to better one's life.
Love has always been in the midst with people. All people experience love towards someone or another. Also, love will always change but in turn, will always be present. Lord Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott" the reasoning for it's such long lasting effect is due to the presence of love. Love is why the poem is still famous today because weather it is now or a long time ago there has always been romance. Secondly, the poem displays how people will do anything when they are in love, which is completely relevant to any era. Lastly, everyone has had a love for someone or something so a poem about love is a writing piece that is bound to stick with people.
Hidden lessons are a sacred part of the human life. These lessons can be inspirational, enlightening, or macabre. Ordinary or extraordinary, lessons can be found in all sorts of literature. Lord Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott" is still a respected poem today as it contains many powerful hidden messages. By daring to leave the tower, chasing after unrequited love, and leaving a name that will be remembered, The Lady of Shalott exhibits many hidden lessons that appeal to monumental types of audience.
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
The popular opinion is not necessarily what is right. One should always make decisions based on what is right for that person. Decision making is a large part of life, it causes angst among many people. Just because an opinion is shared among many people does not always make it the opinion one must have. Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" speaks of exploring the road less traveled. Others opinions should not dictate the way one thinks. Others opinions should not affect one's own beliefs. Do not let others limit oneself.
Very few human accomplishments are capable of transcending time. The few that are have an integral quality that cannot be synthesized or reproduced through formula. These works have a universal message that relates to the core values of humanity. Lord Tennyson's "The Lady Of Shallot" is one of these great works. The poem relates to the reader by addressing their fundamental desire of companionship which is relevant to any human regardless of background or generation. People will continue to enjoy The Lady Of Shallot for years to come because of its profoundly symbolic plot, its eloquent literary style, and its tragic figure whose basic human needs are deprived.
Throughout history, people have grown accustom to being complacent with where they are in life. It is this sense of satisfaction which steers the masses away from achieving their great desires. All too often the true aspirations of an individual are labelled unrealistic as society condemns them. However, In Alfred Lord Tennyson’s, “ The Lady Of Shallot,” a strong paradigm shift takes place as The Lady Of Shallot takes a risk and moves away from what is accepted as being realistic. It is this exact idea of taking risk which makes The Lady of Shallot so popular. People are inspired by her willingness to take risk. Through this, they become cognizant of what they want to achieve. The poem serves as a model which may be applied to their lives.
Famous poems have been thriving and dying throughout history up until present day. Some more than others, and this is seen through present day forms of media and literature that are based after old poems and stories. However, Lord Alfred Tennyson's "The Lady Of Shalott" is still famous today because of the moral behind the poem. People today connect easily with the poem meaning. When people can easily relate to a poem the poem becomes more famous throughout history. For example "The Lady of Shalott" is still famous today because people have understood its meaning and have used that meaning for their own work like music, books, movies, even television programs.
Suffering is the result of being an introvert, caused by the effects of others on human character. It has the ability to change lives, minds, and societies. At some point in their lives, all humans experience different forms of suffering which causes them to change the way they think and feel. However, in Lord Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott", the poem still has a strong connection to the everyday lives of human beings, allowing it to still be famously known because of the relationship that people experience when they read it. Revelations, realizations, and fortitude are all caused by what is generically known as suffering.
Love is one of humanity’s most essential needs. Many people would sacrifice all they have in the pursuit for true agape love. Love can bring the downfall of even the strongest men or women. In Lord Tennyson’s “Lady of Shalott”, the true nature of the pursuit of love is shown, cautioning all those who believe love comes without sacrifice. It is shown through the Lady’s pursuit of Sir Lancelot, her travels to Camelot and her ultimate demise.
Love is a feeling all deserve to experience. Without the presence of love, one would live a lonely, incomplete life. With the reality that exists, love is greatly vital. In Lord Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott", love is shown to be life's greatest virtue.This poem is still famous today because love is a prompt aspect to living. The desperate need to experience love allows for one to base all decisions, aware of the consequences to seek love itself. However, there is a difference in wanting love, appose to physically experiencing it.
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