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Essay heading: Analysis Of Ulysses By Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Date added: July 16, 1999
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Being a life long traveler prevented Ulysses from learning any of the responsibilities of being a father and a husband. Instead, he was abroad meeting kings, generals and gods, traveling to “cities of men / And manners, climates, councils, governments” (13-14). The only thing he gained from his journeys was the unending quest for more...
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The only thing he gained from his journeys was the unending quest for more. Retiring home is an unsatisfying dull life, which is impossible for him to bear. After all the battles and fame he has won, Ulysses realizes his old age and feels required “to pause, to make an end, / To rust unburnished, not to shine in use! / As though to breathe were life” (22-24)...
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