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  • Live Of The Unknown Citizen
    678 words
    Auden write this poem is about making fun of the unknown citizen. Auden says that the unknown citizen is being controlled by the society. The unknown citizen is a normal person in the modern society. he work in the Fudge Motor Inc for all his life. He doing the same thing every day. this poem is an irony because it all talk about the live of the unknown citizen. he is in the union (a large group) he has credit card (Installment Plan). He has Health Insurance. He is married and has 5 children. He...
  • Unknown Citizen By W.H. Auden
    761 words
    The Unknown Citizen "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden, is a commentary on government and the materialism of modern man. The poem is written in the form of an obituary inscribed on a monument built by the government in commemoration of an average, upstanding, and decent community member. Throughout the passage, the speaker lists facts about the citizen's life which he believes prove that the deceased was a valuable person. In actuality these facts represent nothing more than the socially accept...
  • Richard Cory
    890 words
    Who Are We to Judge Anyone Sometimes it is easy to form an opinion about someone based on what you see from the outside, but by no means is this an effective way of assessing the way someone is inside. Just like you cannot judge a book a book by its cover, you cannot judge a person without getting to know them. Both Edwin Robinson's, Richard Cory, and Wy stan Auden's, The Unknown Citizen try to do this. Who is to say that their analysis of the two characters is correct The two poems are based on...
  • Unknown Citizen
    703 words
    "The Unknown Citizen", a poem written by W.H. Auden, reflects a period of vast change in Americas history, making "The Unknown Citizen" an example of the governments view of the perfect modern man in an overrated, unrealistic society. During the time period that this poem was written, in the late 1930's, The United States was going through tremendous social, political and economic change. Following the passing of Black Monday and at the onset of The Great Depression, many Americans held negative...
  • Unknown Citizen And Harrison Bergeron
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    When Society is too Equal W.H. Auden's poem entitled "The Unknown Citizen" and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s short story entitled "Harrison Bergeron" is a portrayal of a conflict between individualism and government control. Auden's "The Unknown Citizen" is a government's view of the perfect modern man in an unrealistic society. Similarly, Vonnegut presents in "Harrison Bergeron" a scary and destructive view of the United States government in the future where all citizens are uniform. In both "The Unknow...

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