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Unformatted text preview: Ro d r i g u ez, 1 T r u e h a p p i n ess co mes f r o m w i t h i n ; i t ca n no t be bo u g h t . I n a l l t h ese e i g h t ee n yea r s o f m y l i f e , I h a ve co me t o u n de r s t a n d t h i s co ncep t o n seve r a l occas i o n s , a n d I co ns i de r m yse l f l u c k y fo r h a v i n g co me t o t h i s r e a l i z a t i o n ea r l y o n . O n t h e o t he r h a n d , L o r d B y r o n n eve r g re w t o r e a l i ze t h i s s i m p l e t r u t h . T h r o u g h B y r o n ’s wo r k , O n T h i s D a y I Co m p le te M y T h i r t y - S i x t h Yea r , i t ca n be i d e n t i f i e d t h a t h e see ks a d ve n t u r e t o f i l l t h e vo i d h e fee l s i n be i n g u n s uccess f u l w i t h l o ve. L o r d B y r o n w as a pe r so n o f p ass io n . H i s p a ss io n fo r l i f e w as u n l i k e a n y o t he r o f t h e Ro m a n t i c f i g u r es. B y r o n ’s o w n pe r so n a wo u l d r eso n a t e w i t h i n h i s l i t e r a t u r e f r o m w h i c h h e m a de h i s m os t n o t a b l e co n t r i b u t i o n t o l i t e r a t u r e , t h e B y r o n i c H e r o . T h i s ch a r ac te r , w h i c h w as m u c h l i k e B y r o n h i m se l f , possessed m a n y o f t h e q u a l i t i es t h a t co u l d be see n i n t h e poe t ’s d a i l y l i f e . T h e m os t b l a t a n t ch a r ac t e r i s t i c t h a t l i n k s L o r d B y r o n t o h i s l i t e r a r y ch a r ac t e r s i s h i s p ass i o n a t e m a n n e r b y w h i c h h e p u r s ues l i f e . W h e t h e r i n t h e p u r s u i t o f wo me n o r a d ve n t u r e , t h e l i f e o f L o r d B y r o n a n d h i s B y r o n i c H e r o a r e o ne i n t h e sa me. Ro d r i g u ez, 2 L o r d B y r o n ’s ego t i s t i c a l t e n de nc y t o see k p l e as u r e fo r h i m se l f b y h i s ow n m e a n s w a s a d i s t i n g u i s h i n g as pec t h e pe r so n i f i e d t h e l i t e r a r y ch a r ac t e r s h e c rea t e d . T h e se l f - p ro v i d i n g a n d i n t e r d e pe n de nce a t t i t u d e h e ca r r i e d h i m se l f w i t h w a s h i s ow n pe r so n a l w a y o f pe r so n i f y i n g h i s l i t e r a r y f i g u r e s. L o r d B y r o n ’s i r r i t a b i l i t y w a s a no t h e r t r a i t t h a t l i n k e d h i m t o h i s f i c t i o n a l ch a r ac t e r s as we l l . E ve n t h o u g h , h i s ow n d i ssa t i s f ac t i o n w i t h l i f e w as a r e s u l t o f h i s ow n ac t i o n s w h i c h w as b r o u g h t o n b y B y r o n h i m se l f b y co n t i n u o u s l y ge t t i n g h i m se l f i n t o t r o u b l i n g s i t u a t i o n s t h r o u g h h i s r ec k l ess i n c l i n a t i o n s . L o r d B y r o n we n t as f a r w i t h h i s r ec k l ess ness t o p u t h i m se l f i n t h e s i t u a t i o n o f h a v i n g a n a f f a i r w i t h h i s ow n h a l f - s i s t e r , A u g u s t a . S i n ce eve r y ac t i o n a n d cho ice h a s i t s co nseq ue nce, w h e t h e r n eg a t i ve o r pos i t i ve , t h e a f f a i r h e ca r r i e d w i t h A u g u s t a , w h i l e s ho u l d ’ ve...
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course MMC 3602 taught by Professor Suris during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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