Thursday, February 14, 2019

A Man Said to the Universe :: Man Said Universe

A Man give tongue to to the Universe     Stephen extend wrote many another(prenominal) remarkable poems, short stories, and novels throughout his short life (He lived only to the suppurate of 29). In one poem in particular, "A Man Said to the Universe," hold out uses cosmic irony to depict an existentialist way of life.     "cosmic irony occurs when a writer uses God, destiny or fate to photograph the hopes and expectations of a character or mankind in general"(2133). Cranes use of this type of irony is seen through the relationship that the instauration displays with mankind. Existentialism depicts the idea that one is not based on the affection of a soul but, rather is based on decisions made throughout life. Gods existence in nature is expected, and it is ironic how Crane shows just the opposite to be true. Existentialism is indifferent to Gods existence in nature as well.  Crane depicts man as a weak soul longing f or his existence to be know by the population. "However replied the universe,/ The fact has not created in me/ A esthesis of responsibleness"(3-5).  These lines prove that the universe does not recognize the existence of man.  This universe is a mighty force, heedless to the needs and wishes of man. We may argue or detest something that we have no control over, only to come to the identification that nature is indifferent to our thoughts or feelings.  It is generally assumed that man has an obligation to the universe and vise versa. However, as seen in this poem, neither washstand be assumed.     By living an existential life a man can detach himself from the idea of

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