Relationships that change

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  • Relationships that change
    • Pelagia and Correlli
      • Young flirtatious couple - reader sympathise
        • "infinitely enclosed in their first secret and unpatriotic kiss"
        • "She was desperately trying not to smile"
        • "Invaders should behave with me dignity"
        • "Unselfconsciously in passing she kissed him on the other (cheek)" - Bodies willing them together
        • "After the war I'll love you, after the war I'll love you forever"
          • Unsatisfactory for the reader - their ship deteriorates after the war
            • Pelagia is cynical old women, no loner young and playful but self-deprecating and disappointing
              • "Just go away and leave me in peace"
              • Not how their romantic love story should have ended; anti-climactic
        • Restricted by society; conquerer v conquered ideas
          • Destructive society
      • A04 italians = Axis power, Greeks = United Nations
      • Separation
        • Gatsby was away too long and so everything changed
          • Destructive society
          • Focus on materialism meant Gatsby had to prove himself by acquiring vast sums of money
          • Correlli was away too long and so Cephalonia/Pelagia/their ship changed
      • Daisy and Gatsby
        • Changed significantly since Louisville but Gatsby doesn't realise
          • Gatsby is stuck in the past - symbolism of the clock; "I think we all believed it had smashed in pieces"
        • Daisy is still the enchanting girl from Louisville
          • But there is sinister undertones; "The voice was a deathless song" - temptress
        • Gatsby was away too long and so everything changed
          • Focus on materialism meant Gatsby had to prove himself by acquiring vast sums of money
        • Unchanging relationships
          • A Song by Carew
            • Poem doesnt change
              • Not realistic of life; less engaging
            • Consistent with wholly aesthetic theme
              • "Ask me no more where those stars light"
                • Anaphoric "ask me no more" could suggest sense of denial
            • Worrying lack of female perspective
              • R-ship is 1 dimensional and not as engaging as P&C or D&G
                • Other r-ships are multi-faceted/complex/inrticate
              • To His Mistress Going to Bed
                • Worrying lack of female perspective
                • R-ship doesnt change but increases in demand
                  • "Off with that girdle"
                • To modern reader the lack of female perspective and male domination is unsettling
                  • "My America, my new found-land"
        • The Collar
          • For majority of poem, speaker wants "double pleasures"
          • "I struck the board and cried no more"
          • Dramatically changes in final couplet when God speaks to him
            • " I heard one calling 'Child' and I replied 'My Lord'"
              • Engaging through powerful force of God and religion, reining speaker in
                • Contrast to P&C who aren't as engaging after r-ship changes so much

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