Rosamond and Lydgate are a recently married couple confronting financial difficulties. Lydgate is calm about the situation and has a plan about how to proceed. Unlike Lydgate , Rosamond is emotional and struggles to see Lydgate's plan. In the novel Middlemarch, by George Eliot, specific literary devices such as, symbolism, specific detail, and diction are used show how Lydgate's mature reasoning, coupled with Rosamond's foolish thoughts, do not complement each other, resulting in a strained and unfavorable relationship. George Elliot makes effective use of symbols to demonstrate the clash between Rosamond and Lydgate's ideas. She uses money as one of these symbols. Throughout the passage money is the root of their problems. Lydgate is cautious of his expenses, and has to convince his wife to give up on her lavish ideas. "[We] may recover it, but in the meantime we must pull up--we must change our way of living"(line 40-43). Rosamond, in contrast, overlooks money, not understanding its full value. This is why Rosamond is so quick to ask her father for money. Rosamond's father is another symbol. He shows how willing Rosamond is to take money. "'Have you not asked Papa for money?'"(line 1-2). Her philosophy starkly contrast with her husband, who does not want to accept any sort of charity: "I insist upon it that your father shall not know unless I choose to tell him." (line 10-11) Lastly, London is a symbol of Rosamond's impractical desires. Rosamond wants to go to London but has to be reminded that they need money to go anywhere. Rosamond has these fantasies, but no idea about how to accomplish them. This puts a strain on their relationship because Rosamond keeps expressing these desires that are impractical, so Lydgate has to tear down these fantasies. Their relationship is difficult because it resembles that of a father and daughter rather than husband and wife. Lydgate is thoughtful in his reasoning while Rosamond is impulsive. Aside from symbolism, Elliot also uses specific detail to show how Lydgate's insight and Rosamond's irrational thinking complicates their marriage . In the beginning of the passage, Rosamond is informed of their financial situation:" [R]eleasing her hands for Lydgate's to stand at two yards distance from him" (line 5). Eliot is careful to include how far they are separated. Two yards is an extremely long distance for two people to be having a conversation considering most conversations are only inches apart. This detail shows both a physical gap and idealistic gap between them. In this instance it there separation if their ideas is clearly shown.. Later on in the passage the author even shows Lydgate becoming aware of the contrast. "[I]magine fully what this sudden trial was to a young creature who had known nothing but indulgence" (line 23). The detail in this line specifically show how Lydgate is trying to imagine what she is going through. Lydgate understands that they are very different, so he is attempting to see things from her perspective to deflate the situation. Lydgate wants the relationship to work but their two completely different mindsets prevent this from happening. Diction is…
ankle-brachial index, which can also be used to indicate the prognosis of the affected extremity and to predict the likelihood of AMI during follow-up. Intermittent claudication in the lower limbs is the most common clinical presentation. The presence of critical ischemia (ie, with rest pain or trophic changes) indicates the need for prompt revascularization because of the high risk of limb amputation. The more proximal the affected arterial segment, the better the outcome of the procedure. Endovascular treatment…
definition of terrorism, not even within the U.S. government. Yet the attempt to define terrorism is important; the meaning of the term impacts legal and policy issues ranging from extradition treaties to insurance regulations. It also influences the critical war of ideas that will shape the level and role of terrorism in future generations. This section contains a discussion of varying definitions of terrorism and their common characteristics. The central elements of terrorist activities are listed.…
Critical Issue Analysis
After reading the selected critical issue, use the following questions to analyze the issue.
1. What are at least two facts presented by each side of the critical issue?
In the University of Phoenix simulation (2001), the author Patricia Owens attempts to clarify the importance of initial uninterrupted abstinence from drugs abuse. She says that about 50% of the individuals who pursue treatment are capable of sustaining abstinence after their recovery. Owen also goes on…
Critical Analysis Essay
Zero in on Key Terms Analysis
When you are looking at the text in all of the different elements, you will discover the different rolls that are being played. Some words or phrases don’t mean the same as what you think you what they usually mean. When analyzing these different writings it will help you understand what other text means as well. Poems are ment to flow and go together as one. So as this is going on the poem will flow meaning and contrasting…
LIT2020: Ms. Anderson
Critical Analysis #3
Due Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
To Room Nineteen: Themes/Images
In the short story To Room Nineteen by Doris Lessing there are many different themes/images that are appear and are thought of throughout the whole story. When I was doing a close reading of the story, I noticed that there were really three main themes that I thought Lessing talked about the most. The first is the feminine image theme. She shows this throughout the whole story…
5 March 2015
A Critical Analysis of The Man to Send Rain Clouds
When first reading the short story The Man to Send Rain Clouds by Leslie Silko, one’s
first impression would be that the story is about a man, who belongs to an Indian tribe, passing
away and then having a burial ceremony in his honor. In reality, the story has so much more
meaning to it. When looking closer, the story is about a battle between man and society, but more
specifically a man versus the preconceptions…
Chaaz Oree Intro to Management
Critical Analysis on Bad Bosses: What Kind Are You? By Jeff Schmidt, Business week 1/19/11.
I selected Bad Bosses: What Kind Are You? By Jeff Schmidt, published in Business Week because I hold a personal interest in "Leading and Management "skills"". Being employed in a variety of industries I have reported to and/or worked directly under different levels of Management and/or Ranks of an Organization. I…
Critical Analysis Report
Title of Article: Does seeing the doctor more often keep you out of the hospital?
Authors’ Names: Robert Kaestner; Anthony T. Lo Sasso
Name of Journal: Journal of Health Economics
Date of Journal: January 2015
The health reform that began in the last decade and is beginning to take a firm hold of the United States has several provisions that help the utilization of primary care outpatient care for the United States population. The idea and…