Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Baudelaire's "Her Hair"
Although I was intrigued by his beautiful descriptions of the woman's hair, it was hard to ignore the poet's levels of objectivity. He made no attempt to write about his love for the woman, another human being. The romanticized language that Baudelaire employs illustrates his reverence for esthetically and sensually pleasing imagery. However, in "Her Hair," he shows no sign of human connections (which reminds me slightly of the Underground Man). Do you think the lack of reciprocation from the woman in "Her Hair" is a reflection of Baudelaire as a writer, or perhaps, as a man?