Thursday, November 10, 2011
Essay on the poem “sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The poem sympathy written by paul laurence dumbar is about freedom and opresión which involve many circumstances that people face in different societies. Nowadays many people feel victims of their own live. Others feel opressed by governmetns, jobs or a country. the anger is an emotional feeling that sometimes becomes in violence when people do not get what they believe that deserve. Poets are voice for those who can not speak. Freedom is the ability to make choices. for this reason human being refused the idea of being opressed.
There are different types of oppression such as political, economical, and religious that force people to live under their means. Political oppression has to do with governments and politicians, in our coutry there are some people who promissed good things for everybody and later when they win the vote, just forget all promissed. Economical oppression affects poor people in a highest way than rich ones. Many poor people depend economically of politicians, that is why they are refuse to vote against them even when they are sure about the corupcion. Economical oppression is not only in our country as a matter of fact oppresion is around the world. as an example inmigrant people are underpaid and obtain bad salaries besides that they are force to live in bad condition just because they are ilegal or from different social class. Certainly religious oppression is another factor that ocassionally force people to live afraid of express themselves by the fear of go to hell. Some religious groups stay far away of reality,Because some pastor tells them so. Dumbar represent the oppression and freedom stolen when he writes ¨and the faint perfume from its chalice steals.¨
The point of view of a poet is very important in a society because they say through another language those things that sometimes are undercover. The strong social content of a poet can change a world. as dumbar many good poets claims for better life and treats for everybody. also musicians uses the music to help people to be aware of the misery in the world. the author of sympathy uses a bird to represent poor people by the similarities with human. A clear example is that a poet write to express feelings and a bird sings to comunicate feelings too. Everyday we can notice and apreciate the power of writers and singers who reflect their reality and help many people with it. The writer express his strong feeling and empathy with suffering people, when he writes ¨I know how a cage bird feels.¨
Anger around the world has to do directly with people ambition, discrimination, and poverty. Those situations provoke anger that force a person to get out of their house and make a protest that ussually ends bad. Dumbar express anger when he explain that the cage bird sings not out of joy but to remind us the severe trauma it is facing.
To sum up I must say that oppression is a reality that we face around the world Fortunately there are social poets that express their ideas through poetry, just to remind us that discrimination and poverty are negative situation that makes people angry around the world. The author of sympathy is telling us that people can not live without freedom even when it seems imposible. In my opinion freedom and oppression not only depend in a person habilities its depends on a society a close comunity together . I agree with the author and his idea of freedom because people should fight for what they want it does not matter the situation.