Jeremy NeyWRIT 026TraweekThe sea provides a sense of limitlessness that brews emotions often associated with religion. Writers, poets, and psychoanalysts have noted that the ocean represents eternity and deliverance. The vastness of the sea provides a humbling sensation that makes the individual consider how massive and infinite the world actually is outside of oneself. This “oceanic feeling” is thought to exist in everyone and give some weight to life. Pages 78 – 82 -Majesty of God: P. Gosse, The Ocean(London, 1849)-Dancing and sparkling: J. Austen, Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon(Oxford, 1990), 340, and p. xxxii of the introduction by T. Castle-Staring at waves: C. Dickens, Dombey and Son(The Oxford illustrated Dickens; London, 1996; orig. pub. 1848), 225-6-Flowing to sea: M, Allot and R.H. super (eds), Mathew Arnold(Oxford, 1986), 155-“The hills where his life rose, / and the sea where it goes” ; Tennyson, Poems, iii. 278 (from The Coming of Arthur). -Intimations: Wordsworth, Poetical Works
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