Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tyler Szabo Event Post 2

        I went to the Chinese New Year festival for this week’s event.  The key relation between Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark”, Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”, Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”, and The Chinese New Year festival is the acknowledgment of what is and the beauty in it.  All of these show how it is important to accept what is going on, whether it is the end of the depressive Winter or the need for freedom, and its beauty, as in the beginning of Spring or blemished love.  This event relates to “The Birthmark” as the festival celebrates the start of the life giving beauty of Spring and the moral of the short story is that we can lose sight of the best things in our life because we focus on the negatives, such as blemishes.  It relates to “The Yellow Wallpaper” as John tried to take away his love’s freedom, which freedom is a natural need in human nature, and suffers her metaphorical death as a result, just as denying the change of seasons is futile as you cannot challenge nature.  Finally, it relates to “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” shows the opposite of “The Yellow Wallpaper” as the speaker accepts nature and finds happiness, just as people find happiness in the festivities celebrating the crossover from Winter to Spring. 

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