CLS Notes 6.docx - Aram Garabedian ENG2320 CLS Notes 6 “The Sculptor’s Funeral” by Willa Cather(Die#4 While the main conflict of this story could

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Aram Garabedian ENG2320 9/23/19 CLS Notes 6 “The Sculptor’s Funeral” by Willa Cather (Die #4) While the main conflict of this story could be seen as the death of a famous sculptor and its effect on a family, but the conflict I was more interested in was the clear fact that his family completely misunderstood who he was as a person, and in his death made it evident that they never cared to try. Where his mother was cruel and cold-hearted, he was thoughtful and considerate. Where his father admits he didn’t understand his son, Harvey didn’t judge those who he didn’t understand. Even the descriptions of his families’ features that seem to be made to feel exaggerated and unpleasant emphasize the stark contrast between Harvey and his family. For example, his sister is described as “raw- boned” and his mother “corpulent” whereas Harvey is described as “ethereal” and “reflective” and is generally regarded as a nice fellow. (142 words) “The Captured Goddess” by Amy Lowell (Die #4) “The Captured Goddess” is introduced in a magical way when describing all the beauty of colors and where they come from. However, as the poem progresses, it takes a more cynical turn. When Lowell describes her following of the “Goddess,” she does so with a great sense of wonder and bewilderment at what it has to offer. When Lowell refers to the “Goddess,” I believe she’s talking about nature and its beauty. But when she goes on to describe the state in which she finds this “Goddess,” Lowell accentuates the current state of nature and how far it has gone from being pristine. She’s trying to point out that man
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Aram Garabedian ENG2320 9/23/19 has perverted the wonders of nature by taking it for itself and selling it and bartering for it. I think Lowell sees nature in an imprisoned state due to man’s willingness to strip it
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