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What similarities or differences are there in the way disturbed or disturbing characters are presented in Havisham, Hitcher, and The Laboratory?

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What similarities or differences are there in the way disturbed or disturbing characters are presented in Havisham, Hitcher, and The Laboratory? Necrophilic fantasies in Duffy's Havisham, the impulsive murderer in Armitage's Hitcher, the smarter premeditated plot in the Lab, and finally the darkened anger of Inversnaid. All of these poems contain elements of disturbed characters or disturbed fantasies, some flaunt an erratic display of anger love and hate, and some are more contained and scheming. In all of these poems the disturbed and the disturbing is explored in new ways and helps us to better understand our own minds and evils. Inversnaid is immediately begun with dark and disturbing imagery "darksome burn" this conjures up gory and gothic thoughts before the poem has properly begun. ...read more.

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Inversnaid also gives this impression through the use of enjambment. This gives the poem a rambling feel as though he is just spouting random words. A disturbing feeling is also created by: " broth Of a pool sp pitch-black," this phrase sounds almost apocalyptic, this combined with the rambling could almost be seen as though he is speaking in tongues; prophesising some terrible end to the world. In Duffy's Havisham, the psychotic issues of the narrator can be seen from the start, as is the case in inversnaid. "Green pebbles for eyes" this shows the audience that she has lost all emotion and individuality she ever had. We know this "Havisham" is defiantly crazy when Duffy describes her "cawing Nooooo at the wall;" it shows her loss of self-respect and dignity. ...read more.

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care that the man will still not love her after she has killed "Pauline," this proves that she is just doing it out of jealousy as she cannot have him. Carol Ann Duffy's Havisham is defiantly the most disturbing poem of all as it addresses all the usually psychotic issues that the narrators in each of the poems talk about and goes beyond that by describing Havisham necrophilic fantasies. However it is evident that all of these poems are describing a hate that we have all felt at some point, we are not all necessarily necrophilia's but we have all hated someone in this way. As for hitcher I believe that this is the same and that Armitage is merely presenting to us a part of ourselves but exemplified in an amplified and literal state. ...read more.

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