Hard Rock Returns/the flea/leaving the hotel poem

Hard Rock Returns/the flea/leaving the hotel poem

First Part

Read Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the hospital for the Criminal Insane and discuss the poem’s speaker. Be sure to explain how your determined who or what the speaker of the poem is. Provide relevant quotations from the poem/poems to support your stance. 200-300 words

Part 2

Read The Flea and Leaving the Hotel the analyze the theme and setting for both 200 words for each poem

Requirements: 200 words   |

Answer preview

Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the hospital for the Criminal Insane is a poem by Knight Ethridge. The poem is centered on Hard Rock, a prisoner and is depicted as a hero by all his inmates. Due to his defiance, he is sent to the hospital for the criminally insane, and when he comes back, he was entirely into a different man. He is no longer the heroic prisoner that the other inmates heard and know about but rather a shell of what he used to be. The poem indicates the effects of lobotomy on Hard rock, who was once the voice of the inmates, and they looked up to him. The speaker in the poem is a fellow inmate, and he states that Hard rock was “known not to take no shit from nobody (Mays, 2015).” The speaker indicates that they all waited to see whether the word was accurate that he had changed to somebody else. This suggests that the speaker is an inmate. The speaker seems to have known Hard Rock before he was sent to the criminal insane hospital, he is observant, calm and he describes Hard Rock’s physical

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