fall of hyperion revisited

“The sound of the coming tempest” is an image that contrasts life with destruction (315). Darkness is given a pessimistic nature here. It is not often that life is shown in such negative portrait. Shelley’s ‘The Last Man’ is not too different from the image from the trip . Solitutde is representative of darkness and it is indeed a disaster for fear to stretch on” (414). That does away with hope altogether.

What a misfortune this tale turned to be! 


~ by boxcar9 on November 15, 2012.

One Response to “fall of hyperion revisited”

  1. Yes, darkness as a trope for lost hope is very prevalent in Mary Shelley’s novel, particularly in the passage describing the solar eclypse (as pictured in this blog). Your argument could have been significantly strengthened if you take the time to do a close reading of a textual passage and, most importantly, stick to my blog prompt. The trope of darkness is also important for the other Romantic poets we have studied, and also figures in Evadne’s apocalyptic prophecy of death, doom, and destruction.

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