Unformatted text preview: house and clothes your family, because if you don’t it is certain that you can’t feed your family. • The will to fight the misery of this existence but the futility of the fight nonetheless • The desire for freedom is repeated many times in this poem. The desire to be free is a basic primal instinct in us all. • The strength of character to keep fighting and struggling for better instead of giving up and giving in to the idea “nothing better exists for me” • Maintaining faith no matter how bleak or grim things look • The belief in a better life (possibly only for the children) enables continuation of honest effort...
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- Summer '06
- Literary Criticism, English-language films, basic primal instinct