Keats. Keats by Andrew Motion 2019-02-02

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Negative capability

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A letter from Fanny Brawne was mistakenly opened before being given to Keats. But it would only be a matter of time before both Fanny and poetry occupied positions of equal importance in his life. For the next three years, he studied medicine. The theory of false necessity claims that our social worlds are the artifact of our own human endeavors. It seemed he would die on Wednesday, 21 February; a new fit of coughing began and he asked Severn to hold him up so he could breathe.

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John Keats, Fanny Brawne, and his poem

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One of the women, eighteen year old Miss Cotterell, was the classic consumptive, wasted, weak, and glassy-eyed, pale but with a feverish blush on her cheeks and racked by a brutal cough. And his medical training countered any optimism; he had bled so heavily that first night that his lungs must be damaged. This would allow Keats the opportunity to travel with Charles Brown, whose acquaintance he had made in the fateful summer of 1817. His protective instinct towards his siblings would never disappear. Whether he wrote to Keats to accept his offer or tell him of his acceptance, we do not know. Such trips to warmer climates were common for tubercular patients.

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As the oldest sibling, losing both parents early on, he was burdened with constant worry over money and the wellbeing of his younger siblings. Shortly after moving back into Wentworth Place he borrowed some more money from Brown. I came to really love the feisty and engaged young man that Motion depicted - and while Keats was as fallible and conflicted as any human must be, I feel that he is one of the best and most interesting people who've ever lived. . Keats, as the eldest child, was old enough to try and help his mother through her illness; her death impressed itself upon him deeply.


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King's College London

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In another letter to Reynolds the following May, he contrived the metaphor of 'the chamber of maiden thought' and the notion of the 'burden of mystery', which together express much the same idea as that of negative capability: I compare human life to a large Mansion of Many Apartments, two of which I can only describe, the doors of the rest being as yet shut upon me—The first we step into we call the infant or thoughtless Chamber, in which we remain as long as we do not think—We remain there a long while, and notwithstanding the doors of the second Chamber remain wide open, showing a bright appearance, we care not to hasten to it; but are at length imperceptibly impelled by the awakening of the thinking principle—within us—we no sooner get into the second Chamber, which I shall call the Chamber of Maiden-Thought, than we become intoxicated with the light and the atmosphere, we see nothing but pleasant wonders, and think of delaying there for ever in delight: However among the effects this breathing is father of is that tremendous one of sharpening one's vision into the heart and nature of Man—of convincing ones nerves that the World is full of Misery and Heartbreak, Pain, Sickness, and oppression—whereby This Chamber of Maiden Thought becomes gradually darken'd and at the same time on all sides of it many doors are set open—but all dark—all leading to dark passages—We see not the balance of good and evil. My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet. In her own will, she appointed Richard Abbey trustee and guardian of her grandchildren. But his illness had progressed far more than Clark suspected. He closed the deal feeling that he had at last done something valuable—but within a few weeks it became clear that even this success was a kind of failure. The poet's life was short and a little less than half the book is taken up by his last year.

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I would show some one in Love as I am, with a person living in such Liberty as you do. I am however tired of such style and shall decline any more of it. So when I started to read a volume of John Keats' I wondered why somebody living in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century, when the city was already a metropolis with over a million inhabitants sprawling over the landscape, swallowing up villages whole for breakfast as it grew, would be writing so much about grottos and woodland bowers. He spent the next several days trying to revive them. Satori is reached without deliberate striving. John Keats was a Cockney! The pressing problem of money could not be forgotten, of course; it drove him to Shanklin in the Isle of Wight for the summer. There perhaps the similarities end.

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Negative capability

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This is the gift of tragic acceptance, which persuades us that Keats was the least solipsistic of poets, the one most able to grasp the individuality and reality of selves totally distinct from his own, and of an outward world that would survive his perception of it. He felt himself to be charting a new path, while growing increasingly frustrated with the constraints of Endymion. Fanny was now a next door neighbor and her presence came close to intoxicating Keats. The kindest compliment for any book is to wish it had been longer. After all, Keats needed to impress more than his small circle of companions. But during the voyage Severn found Keats withdrawn and difficult to reach.

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John Keats, Fanny Brawne, and his poem

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The poet was a skeptical believer, but always open to new ideas. But on 10 December, Severn returned from an early walk and woke Keats. It was also repayment of various loans Keats had made him over the years. That said, it gave me a brilliant insight not only into Keats and his work, but the world he lived in, the people he knew, the political and literary climate of the time, even the medical world. The round trip would cost him almost £200; he felt it would be worth it if he could return home with even double that amount. Keats was now able to draw these disparate influences together and create his own unique philosophy. This is really a book for Keats scholars, not post-grad school The full disclaimer is, I have not read this whole book, and I'm never going to.

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John Keats, Fanny Brawne, and his poem

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Poverty feeds back into the politics as the inevitable result of the political decision to engage in a generation of near continuous warfare. In truth, he left Scotland early and hurried back to London only to discover his friend already departed. Inevitably, the revelation meant reviving his old worries about independence. In many ways, he was not the consumptive dreamy genius that we think. I shouldn't have been thinking this.

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King's College London

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He was so very, very young when he died. The Dilkes had spoken often of Keats, praising him in the highest terms. But now regular bleeding and scanty diet took their toll anew. Another time, he beat a butcher's boy for tormenting a kitten! When I am among Women I have evil thoughts, malice, spleen — I cannot speak or be silent — I am full of Suspicions and therefore listen to no thing — I am in a hurry to be gone — You must be charitable and put all this perversity to my being disappointed since Boyhood — …. The final goodbye to Fanny can only be surmised. According to the Folklore strategy guide, he is 27-years-old.

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