Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Love Through the Ages

No description

Abigail Scruby

on 28 April 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Love Through the Ages

Sexual Desire
In the Anthologies/In class:

The Flea - John Donne
To His Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell
Goblin Market - Rossetti

Wise Children - Angela Carter
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare

Familial Love
Romantic Love
In the Anthologies/In class:

Love's Philosophy - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sonnet 18/ Sonnet 116 - Shakespeare
Stanzas For Music - Byron

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Tom Jones - Henry Fielding
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare
A Doll's House - Ibsen
A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
Wider Reading
Love Through the Ages
Romantic Love/ True Love
Sexual Desire
Familial Love
Illicit Love/ Forbidden Love
Wider Reading
Come Slowly - Emily Dickinson

Come slowly - Eden!
Lips unused to thee,
Bashful, sip thy jessamines,
As the fainting bee.

Reaching late his flower,
Round her chamber hums,
Counts his nectars,
Enters - and is lost in balms.

-Emily Dickinson was a Victorian poet
-Notable that she wrote so openly about desire in a time when sex was a taboo topic
-In contrast to the Metaphysical poets, the imagery is of fertility - a feminine perspective.
Wider Reading
The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter

When I saw him look at me with lust, I dropped my eyes but, in glancing away from him, I caught sight of myself in the mirror...for the first time in my innocent and confined life, I sensed in myself a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away.

-A short story, from the collection
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
- all based on fairytales or folklore
-Based on
, a French folk tale
-In Carter's version, female curiosity is not punished but rewarded as the protagonist lives happily ever after
-Similar concept to Duffy's
The World's Wife
In the Anthologies/In class:

A Parental Ode to my Son - Thomas Hood
Catrin - Gillian Clarke

Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates

King Lear - Shakespeare
Way of the World - Congreve
Wider Reading
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom

All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.

-Different perspective on the afterlife perhaps reflecting its postmodernist genre
-Heaven instead consists of the protagonist Eddie, learning 5 lessons about life, loss, forgiveness, love and purpose.
-The novel flicks between past and present
Illicit Love
In the Anthologies/In class:

I Arise From Dreams of Thee - Byron
Lullaby - Auden

Pamela - Samuel Richardson
Shamela - Henry Fielding

'Tis Pity She's a Whore - Ford
A Woman of No Importance - Wilde
Mrs. Warren's Profession - Shaw
Wider Reading
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.

-Protagonist, Humbert Humbert, is an unreliable narrator, telling his story directly to the reader as part of his manuscript
-Genre is tragicomedy, full of puns, anagrams, double entendres and word play.
-Lolita is described as a nymphet - she is depicted through Humbert's memory as his creation, from his self-deceived perspective
Wider Reading
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Edward Albee

"I'm entertaining. I'm entertaining one of the guests. I'm necking with one of the guests."

-The play explores the breakdown of a middle-aged couple, set the evening after a party at the university that they work at
- Follows the classical unities - Time, Place and Action.
-Can also link to the theme of family - the couple's inability to conceive has created this tension
-Title is a pun on Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? and explores living life with and without false illusions
In the Anthologies/In class:

Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd - Walter Raleigh
Valentine - Carol Ann Duffy
Bloody Men - Wendy Cope

Wise Children - Angela Carter
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare
Way of the World - Congreve
Wider Reading
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

That’s one of the reasons I never wanted to get married. The last thing I wanted was infinite security and to be the place an arrow shoots off from. I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.

-Novel is regarded as a roman-a-clef, as it parallels Plath's own descent into mental illness
-Told through a series of flashbacks, exploring her past relationships
-All the male characters in the book are portrayed as oppressive and patriarchal

In the Anthologies/In class:

Parting - Emily Dickinson
Since We Two Parted - Byron
Stop All the Clocks - Auden

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Enduring Love - Ian McEwan

Betrayal - Harold Pinter
Othello - Shakespeare
Wider Reading
Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates

[Frank] "But I want you to care!"
[April] "I know you do. And I suppose I would if I loved you; but you see I don't. I don't love you and I never really have." She picked up a dust cloth and went into the living room, a tired, competent housewife with chores to do.

-Novel comments on the 'tattered remains of the American Dream' that was so prevalent in 30s.
-Her language is calm and controlled, emotionally detached - the nuclear family ideal is degraded to tediousness
Revising Quotations
Other types of love?
-Rejection/Unrequited Love

Looking for quotations from a certain book/by a certain author?
Full transcript