David

  • I think the owner of an image is the person the image is of, regardless if it accurately represents them or not. They are still the person represented in the image and it will still be tied to them by whomever sees it. It doesn’t seem right that Wilde himself had no control over the images, but I don’t think Sarony invented Wilde because a large…[Read more]

  • I think the best way to read this poem is to know the historical context and circumstance around the poem. You don’t need to know about his life to understand the poem but the history behind it gives the poem a deeper meaning and is helpful in understanding Byron’s mindset in that point of his life. He had infidelity problems and many could…[Read more]

  • I think what makes Byron’s protagonist so appealing is his youthful sense of adventure and drive to change and experience all the world has to offer. This protagonist gives up “his home, his heritage, his lands, The laughing dames in whom he did delight” in search of strange and new sights and experiences (91-92). He gives up basically all he…[Read more]

  • I think Byron likes the idea of being a poet. He is shown in a scene around 18:45 in the movie being admired by many women as he tells his story about how he is a poet and the true nature of poets. He seems to love the attention he is getting from it all as he “laments” his life as a poor poet.

  • When he says “poised upon the gale, my form shall ride,
    Or, dark in mist, descend the mountain’s side;” is he drawing attention to an uncertainty in his future and how his life will turn out?