The Comparison In both poems the female’s suffer because of the seduction in “The Seduction” she is seduced by a man when she is drunk an he takes advantage of her. In “Cousin Kate” she is seduced by a Lord because she is tempted by his money. The blame is not put on the man in question in either of the poems. In “The Seduction” she blame’s herself by what had happend an other would look at her in disgust when no one blame’s the man in question. In “Cousin Kate” the Lord is not blamed for what he had done Christina blames herself for falling for his money an land then she say’s “My fair-haired son, my shame, my pride, Cling closer, closer yet” which suggests the Lord has abandoned her with his child but she still loves the child.
In both poems the women are the victim’s they have trust in the men an a innocent nature an because of that they both suffer from it because the men take advantage of it. The reaction’s of other people in both poem’s are unfair such as in “The Seduction” she would be judged by her neighbours, they would talk about her. In “Cousin Kate” Christina’s neighbours call her “an outcast” which is also unfair an i don’t agree with it because she is a victim to seduction it should be the man who is to be blamed. In “Cousin Kate” Christina’s child bring’s joy to the bad thing’s that happend which is good but in the “Seduction” the child brings guilt and unhappiness because she is to young an is not ready for a child, she wanted a man to be there for her. The men in both poems do not take responsibility for there action’s in “The Seduction” the man run’s away from what has happend an never see’s her again. In “Cousin Kate” the the man (The Lord) refuses to have anything to do with Christina because he is with Christina’s cousin called Kate.
The impact of abuse reaches all levels of a childs emotions. The two most common emotions are confusion and guilt. Confusion is usually the initial reaction of the child. They will usually wonder what is going on or if this is right or wrong. For a young child these types of questions can be a huge burden on their physcological development. Once the abuse begins the victim experience a tremnedous ...
Both poems are love poems but are unromantic there about the downside of love. In the “Seduction” the place which is next to the Mercy river an it’s dark an gloomy an the atmosphere is very unromantic and upsetting. In “Cousin Kate” it is also unromantic because of what happend which is similar it’s not a very nice setting it’s unromantic. Both poems are personal stories with a point to make. “The Seduction” makes a point by showing how the media fool or take advantage of young people by selling magazine’s saying how life should be when to everyone’s life is the same. I think both give good examples of what could happen to people in that situation an can help young people to understand and make the right choice an not be victim’s themself’s.
I agree with the point’s made there good examples to other people. I feel more sympathy for the younger girl in ” The Seduction” because she is alot younger an has not had chance to have alot of fun an now she will be stuck with a child that she doesn’t want an doesn’t know what to do thats why i feel more sympathy for her.