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Essay Love III

In literature class we made an essay in pairs about Love III. This is the final version of the the one I made with Trinidad Porretti.

Essay Question;

“Explore how the voice of the poem Love III shows a change as the poem develops”

The personna of the poem “Love III” shows a twist along the poem as it develops. In the following essay I will discuss how the voice of the poem shows this change.

On the one hand, at the beginning of the poem the speaker of Love III believes he is not worthy of God’s love. The voice thinks this because he’s covered of dust and sins, what we can see through the following quote “Guilty of dust and sin”, which also makes a reference to a quote from the bible “You are dust and to dust you shall return”. The personna demonstrates that he feels ashamed of himself, unworthy of being in the presence of love, in spite of this, love still insisted on the speaker feeling valuable. However, the voice still unwilled to feel in that way. Furthermore, love spoke to the speaker gently, trying to convince him, it was familiar and acted fondly towards him. The voice claimed that he wasn’t a worthy guest of love, that other person deserved it more than him, what the following quote expresses “I the unkind, ungrateful?”, he wasn’t as kind and grateful as a proper guest should be. In the third stanza, the personna says that he ruined what God gave him, his eyes ,“Who made the eyes but I?…. I have marred them”, and that his shame should go where it deserved, to hell.

On the other hand, at the end of the poem, love persuades the speaker due to that he finally accepts that he deserved God’s love, but through this quote, “then I will serve” we can see he wanted to join it as a servant. Nevertheless, love, is not satisfied with this, he tries to convince the guest forcefully, with an authoritative tone, to “join the feast”, to sit down and “taste my meat”, which is an allusion to the christian belief of the last supper. The voice obeys God and finally sits down with love and eats, which symbolized that he ended up acknowledging that he was worthy of love, and this is the change we can see throughout the poem. At the beginning, the speaker thought he was unworthy of God’s love,that other guest deserved it more than he did. However, at the ending, he understands that he was underestimating his value, because he was worthy of God’s love, he was the perfect guest of love.

All in all, in the poem Love III the personna shows a twists in his view about his value, about his worth of God’s love, as the poem develops.

Essay Writing-The Treaty of Versailles

Essay Writing

Essay Question: How successful was Wilson in achieving his aims at Versailles? Explain your answer.

Woodrow Wilson was the President of the United States. Until 1917 his objective was to keep his country out of the war, when she finally entered to World War 1 Wilson wrote the fourteen Points in order to end up the war and to prevent a future one.In the following essay I will explain Woodrow Wilson´s aims, the ones he achieved in the Treaty of Versailles, the ones he failed to achieved and conclude explaining briefly how successful he was.

Woodrow Wilson had several aims, the fourteen points were a guideline of his objectives. First of all, Wilson, wanted to strengthen democracy in defeated countries, this means, he wanted to consolidate democracy in weak countries so that its rulers could not start a conflict or even a new war.

Moreover, he wanted self-determination in all nations. He thought every country had to have the possibility to rule themselves rather than be part of an empire, they had to be ruled by themselves, by people of the same culture, customs and language.

In addition, he wanted to punish Germany, but not too harshly on account that if she recovered her power she would take revenge on the Big Three. He was worried that if they crippled her she would start another war and that large communist groups could take control over her and cause a German Revolution.

Furthermore, Wilson wanted  international cooperation to keep peace around the world, the League of Nations. From Wilson´s viewpoint, this was one of the most important objectives and was essential to keep peace.

He also wanted a just and lasting peace which included all this terms that I have mentioned. All this objectives were written in the 14 points.

 

One the one hand Woodrow Wilson accomplished some of objectives in the Treaty of Versailles. First he achieved self-determination, although he wanted self-determination around the world he accomplished this in German´s colonies. Besides, the same happened with disarmament, although his desire was for the whole world to disarm, he achieved it for Germany.

In addition, he achieved point number 8 and 13 of his fourteen points. Point number 8 said that France had to regain Alsace-Lorraine, which was an objective attained because, in the Treaty of Versailles France recovered it. Point number 13 said that Poland had to become an independent state with access to the sea. In Versailles, the seaport of Danzig was given to Poland.

Finally the League of Nations was set up. This League acted as a police force and Germany was not allowed to join it until she had shown she was a peace-loving country.

 

On the other hand Woodrow Wilson failed to achieve some aims he had in the Treaty of Versailles. First, he did not achieve to strengthen democracy in defeated countries, which was key, from Wilson´s viewpoint, to keep peace between states.

Moreover, the punishment imposed to Germany in the Treaty was too harsh. She had to accept the blame for starting the war, she had to pay reparations for the damage she had caused, she lost her colonies and several territories as well as her naval power. Furthermore, she lost her military forces and she was not able to join the League of Nations unless she showed she wanted peace.

Besides, free access to the seas was not a term of the Treaty either. One of the reasons is because Great Britain did not want to. As the territory was, and it is still, and island, battleships could reach Britain from any point.

Woodrow Wilson wanted complete disarmament and self-determination, he only reached this aim, as I said before, with Germany. This is why Wilson was not totally convinced about this term of the treaty. Also, his desire was free trade between countries, which he did not achieve either.

Finally he wanted a just and lasting peace. He didn’t accomplish this aim because of War Guilt. This concept contradicted the term of a just and lasting peace, and “peace without victory”. In war Guilt Germany had to accept all the blame for being the main cause of World War 1.

In conclusion, Woodrow Wilson was not a successful man at all in the Treaty of Versailles. He failed to achieve more objectives than the ones he accomplished. Most of his aims were not respected in the Treaty of Versailles.

Essay Writing-Games at Twillight

Essay Writing: Games at Twilight

 

Essay Question: In “Games at Twilight” mood and atmosphere play an important role. Comment closely on this.

In “Games at Twilight” the atmosphere changes along the story. This is clear through Ravi´s feelings.

On the one hand, I want to focus on Ravi as soon as he entered the shed. Firstly he felt victorious; his desire to become the winner, the champion made him forget half of the game. As the shed was “dark”, “frightening” and “spooky”, he felt oppressed and suffocating as well. In spite of this, as his feelings were mixed,   his only wish, the only thing which he really cared about was to be the hero of all the kids, to save all of them, and to defeat Raghu, the ´big one´ of the group. However, the foreshadowing along the story is a key element which anticipates the painful ending Ravi would have. Since the beginning of the story we know that Ravi would not end up happy. Through phrases as “you are dead”, the reader can start realizing that something bad would happen. These words are relevant for the story. It expresses how Ravi will feel. Insignificant, miserable, as if his life was destined to fail.

On the other hand, as “twilight” was approaching, Ravi started realizing that he had been “forgotten”. Words or phrases such as “it was getting darker” are used to anticipate that “twilight”, Ravi´s moment of revelation, was coming. When he finally went out of the shed, when the end was approaching the reader realizes that most of the words related to the weather were the ones which anticipated the sad ending, that Ravi had been “forgotten” by his own family. This is the reason why he felt insignificant, miserable and disappointed. Finally, although readers have an idea of the end, Ravi ended up learning that growing and maturing is painful, but it is part of the cycle of life,  and if he wanted to be part of the group  his innocence and childhood had to die.

In conclusion, the mood varies during the development of the story. The author expresses this concept clearly through Ravi´s emotions.