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Fight Club and Robert Frost Consequences of Change Comparative Essay

  • Submitted by: DebLombard1
  • on November 18, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 593 words

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“How has your understanding of the consequences of change been shaped by the techniques used by various composers.”
Change is the omnipresent, inevitable process of transition from one condition to another. Through close analysis of Robert Frost’s poem A Roadside Stand one can form a specified judgment of change as a process that produces catastrophic consequences through the observation of literary devices including metaphor and animal imagery. The historical context of the poem highlights such consequences of change from a socio-economic and subjective standpoint. David Fincher’s film adaptation of Chuck Palaniuk’s novel Fight Club exposes the multi faceted nature of change as an inevitable and difficult evolution with both negative and positive consequences. This specific nature of change is explored and presented through the use of camera technique to symbolise the individual processes of change.

Robert Frost’s poem A Roadside Stand focuses solely on the negative consequences of change, depicting it as a catastrophic experience and a socio-cultural and personal catastrophe. The change explored throughout the poem is one of a paradigmatic nature. Given that the poem was published in June 1936, Frost uses language and imagery to convey his resentment towards England’s social evolution to urbanisation and modernity. For him, the change is the catastrophe, along with the consequences that follow. Evidence from the text suggests that Frost believes a consequence of this change in socioeconomic structure is a regression of the intellectual quality within society. In Frost’s ironic description of the labourers as “pitiful kin” to be “bought out and mercifully gathered in”, use of the word ‘gathered’ gives the reader the impression that they are objects and highlights their loss of identity, individuality and civility. Animal imagery is used in describing the negligent attitude of civic authorities and government. Frost addresses them as ‘greedy-good-doers’ and...

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