William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
-"Greatest modern poet (Horton 694)."
-Where Nothing is, There is God
"Adam's Curse" Analysis:
"Adam's Curse" entertains the idea that since the fall of man, anything worth beautifying now requires some level of labouring. According to Yeats, poetry has to be "of a moment's thought." According to Maud Gonne, "Although we never heard of it at school, women must labor to be beautiful." And again, according to Yeats, in the aspiration to obtain love, the results may vary. In the end, all the efforts might pay off or one might "be thought an idler by the noisy set (Horton 694)."
I think I like the idea of blaming all my faults and hardships on Adam's curse because I don't have to take responsibility when it comes down to it. Through doing my presentation, I've come to realize that it doesn't matter if Adam sinned or not. I must try hard in everything I do so I can earn the things worth while. With that mindset, I believe that I'll not only achieve much more, but I will be more grateful in the end.
Horton, Ronald A. British Literature for Christian Schools. Greenville: Bob Jones University Press, 1992.