Examples Of Three Messages In Tennyson's Ulysses

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(A Discussion on Three Messages in Ulysses.) Alfred Lord Tennyson was a poet during the 1800’s and during the industrial revolution. He was one of twelve children born in his family. He was a sensitive kid that was in love with charming words. After the death of Tennyson's friend Arthur Hallam dies, it gives Tennyson motivation to write several poems relating his death, including Ulysses. “The loss of Hallam, recently engaged to marry Tennyson's sister Cecilia, dealt a serious blow to Tennyson. He soon drafted "Ulysses," "Morte d'Arthur" and "Tithonus"—three poems prompted by the death, but all with strong classical echoes that spoke to his expressly modern and personal sentiments”(Vella). Ulysses is a story about a famous hero named Ulysses but in this story of Tennyson’s, it's about the years later of Ulysses life, not his hero faze. In Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson represented three messages of living life to the fullest, There is always something new to learn, and to never give up. The first message in Tennyson’s Ulysses is living life to the fullest. Tennyson explains Ulysses after life saying he has grown old with age, but his desire to travel and live still burns deep within. “I cannot rest from travel; I will drink life to the lees”(6). Living life to the lees means living life to the fullest. Ulysses doesn't want to grow old and stay in the same place, doing the same things, and he realizes that the only thing that can stop him from living life

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