Biography of John Donne

  • NAME: John Donne
  • BIRTH DATE: c. 1572
  • DEATH DATE: March 31, 1631
  • EDUCATION: University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Lincoln’s Inn
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England
  • PLACE OF DEATH: London, England
  • FULL NAME: John Donne
  • John Donne was born in to a catholic family during a strong  anti-catholic period. He grew up with his father and mother in London England, his father passed away in 1576 and his mother remarried to a wealthy widower. At the age of 11 Donne entered oxford university then university of Cambridge, he never received any degrees due to the fact that he was catholic.during the 1590's Donne wrote most of his love lyrics and erotic poems.john Donne married Anne more in 1601 Anne's father disapproved of the marriage and Donne was imprisoned for 8 years. In the year 1610 John Donne published his anti catholic polemic renouncing his faith. In the year 1617 his wife passed away shortly after giving birth to their 12th child.the love poems came to a stop after the death of his wife and focused more on religious subjects.when donne's death continued  to fail him he became obsessed with death.

History of  the  the Misanthrope

Misanthrope is a person who despises  society and mankind. the man in this painting goes by the name of  Alceste. he is torn between the women that he loves and the  love for being in the wilderness by himself. the reason for the man being in the black robe and not with the women he loves is because he was heartbroken by her and giving him more of a reason to consider himself the misanthrope. as you can see the boy is holding the heart of the man and you can see it is being taken away from the man, the little boy represents heart break as a person not as a feeling also because Alceste is heartbroken he is walking away from the village in to the wildness that he once considered go to before  

History of  "Death be not proud"

DEATH be not proud, though some have called theeMighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so,For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee, 5Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell, 10And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then;One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.

The poem "Death be not proud" is all about making death seem like a less scary thing. The speaker sees death as a person and not an event and talks down on death like 'he' is a worthless bully and there is nothing for people to fear. The speaker tells death not to be proud of what he does because  death is really not that powerful. The speaker sees death as just a short sleep, bring in religion and how after just a 'nap' any Christine will wake up in eternity  putting "death" to his death.

Biography of  Pieter Bruegel the elder

  • NAME: Pieter Bruegel
  • OCCUPATION: artist
  • BIRTH DATE: 1525
  • DEATH DATE:September 9,1569
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: Breda, netherlands
  • PLACE OF DEATH: , Brussels, Belgium
  • FULL NAME:  Pieter Bruegel the elder

Connection between the poem and painting

the poem "Death be not proud" and "The Misanthrope" both go into a dark place one about death one about heartbreak both equally painful and sad. the thing that connects poem and poem is that both death and heartbreak  are not events but they are represented as a person. the loss of a loved one and death can tear a person apart. but there is a choice to stay torn apart or to put yourself back together and that is how the poem and paining connect by  staying together when is seems impossible

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