This alludes to the world having no justice the knight was chivalrous and died

This alludes to the world having no justice the

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This alludes to the world having no justice; the knight was chivalrous and died at the hands of his woman - The only things in this world that matter are physical and material; humans are only valued by the amount of material things that they have (worth less than 5$) - The meaning of a person’s life cannot simply be just material or physical Lord Randal - The repetition is the structure of the poem; called incremental repetition; a device of repetition where you have repeated lines that change slightly in small increments - The changing of the words in the repetition suggest a kind of progress through the stories progression - The refrain is like the chorus of a song (the hook that is repeated); comes at the end of the stanza - The refrain changes in the sixth stanza (what is the purpose behind the changing refrain?) - The poem is about a young man who is poisoned; comes home and dies - The structure of the poem: question and answer; female and male voice; mother and son; age and youth - Category of nature; the location of the forest (where Lord Randal met his true love); not a place that he should be meeting his true love, he should have met her at his or her house with her family; suggests that he is not going to marry her and spend his life with her; shows the disobedience towards his mother - The women gave him eels (considered an aphrodisiac) - Stanza six is the only stanza where the mother does not ask a question, but makes a statement - When Randal found out he was dying, he goes home to die with his family, with the people that love him - When he pulls up on his horse, he looks like he is dying; why does the mother not ask if he is okay? (she asks, ‘where have you been?’); why does he not tell his mother that he has been poisoned if he went home to die with his loved ones? - It is obvious that the meeting was planned between Randal and his true love; lies to his mother about it - Mother does not approve of the woman - The relationship between mother and son; how close are they really? - The chain of being: God, angels, men (king, nobles, serfs, animals), concept of obedience; man (father, 1 st born son, sons, mother) concept of care - Some versions of this poem stop after stanza five - The poem that we are ready that carries on after the fifth stanza focuses on more subject matter - Three major interpretations about the presence of the final stanzas: o #1: follows from the initial stanzas; to heighten the pathos (emotion) of his death (always feel sorry for the people who die young; less for older people who have lived a full life); he was no only a beloved man, but also a loving man o #2: death as a communal sorrow; want to consider what happened to his family (did he leave them well off?); Randal has dependants (duties to take care of); what does he leave his mother (24 cows, the family needs an income), sister (gold and silver; she will not get married unless she has property), and brother (land the women cannot control land; mother gets the will because the brother is not old enough to control it)? ;
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  • Spring '16
  • Van Styvendale
  • Alice in Wonderland, Alice, Fairy tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Sir John, Little Red Riding Hood

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