live, as he loves the “neighbors of Troy”. If I am not mistaken, the neighbors of Troy are the reason Troy fell. Medicine is looking a cause. A cause to feel validated, perhaps though fighting and being a warrior. 3. A child of scorn is a child who has suffered considerably throughout the years. Miniver, even though not a child, can still fall under this, as he is constantly unhappy with the time he lives in. He goes on and on about how he was “born too late”. A child of scorn may be a term that describes his entire life. As Minniver is in this mindset, anything, no matter how appealing to a normal being, will seem repugnant as he remains nostalgic for simpler times. 4.He does not really care for it as he the speaker says that “Minniver scorned the gold he sought”. 5. The allusion to the creator and Hercules is incredibly ironic as Miniver is nowhere near the magnitude of force those two were. Miniver, in fact, is always making constant excuses of why
3 he cannot seize the day. He says that the time he lives in is not for him, and if anything, it is just an excuse. He is a weakling, and the speaker really lets the reader notice this when comparing him to the greatness of the creator (he created the world.. miniver has no accomplishments as such) or Hercules. 6. His fate is rather unfortunate. He longs for the days of “medieval grace” and “iron clothing” while being stuck in a time where men wear khaki. I would presume that as this poem is referring to khaki being utilized in the first World War. This may be a bit romantic, but Miniver may be longing for a time when war, or murder through war, was a bit more glorious, and not as atrocious as the slaughters that occurred through World War I. 97. Leda and the Swan 1.The connection of Leda and “The broken wall, the burning roof and tower / And Agamemnon dead” is story of the Leda. Leda is raped by a Zeus in form of a swan. As a result, Leda gives birth to Helen of Troy, which is the reason the War of Troy is fought. The broken wall and story of Agamemnon being dead is a reference to the Fall of Troy. 2. The significance of the question is the speaker taking a moment from the narrative and questioning whether leda knew of what she just conceived. Did she share Zeus’s godly knowledge? Did she the horrors her baby would cause? 98. Snow White and the Seven Deadly Sins 1. tares - an injurious weed resembling wheat; impeccably- flawlessly; took the veil- getting married 2. The listed lines all cover the topic of obedience. For example, Romans 2.5-9 states that one should not be stubborn as it is a sin to refuse to change. Romans 12.10-14 goes on to talk about how one should be affectionate and bless others, not curse them. This parallels with the poem as the poem follows a woman subdued by a patriarchal society. She cannot escape the “chains, cuffs, whips” of what the “devices” the Male society has set up for her.