Looking Eleanor Rigby, reveals that it is

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Looking close at the poem turned hit song, Eleanor Rigby, reveals that it is the analysis of why the lonely people are so lonely.

The two characters Eleanor Rigby and Father McKenzie are connected by the church, in this case it is same church in which Father McKenzie preaches and Eleanor Rigby cleans. “Eleanor Rigby Picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been” (lines 1- 4).It is not apparent immediately but Eleanor is a custodian at the church.

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When authors John Lennon and Paul McCartney talk about she “Lives in a dream,” (line 5) the responses almost always reflect on Eleanor’s dream to some day marry.The controversial line “Wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door.” (line 7) had many outlooks.The “face is probably the face that she puts on to look beautiful, the jar being the makeup jar from which the face comes.She waits each night by her window, waiting for a caller, all prettied up with no one to notice” (Entry Points).Eleanor Rigby thought of as a heroic character uses the “…jar by the door.

” (line 7) “to mask the despair inadmissible by English middle class etiquette” (The Eleanor).When I read the line I thought it symbolized two sides to her p! ersonality there is the side that waits in despair at her home only wanting someone to come and comfort her and the other side is the one she puts on when she goes out he door to cover up any real or over-whelming feelings that she might have. Though he has a higher position in life than Eleanor Rigby, Father McKenzie is no more successful.He writes “the words to a sermon that no one will hear,” (line 14).

When he says, “…no one will hear,” it does not necessarily mean that no one is present in the church, it could only be no one is carrying through by practicing more kind and godly acts toward others.Father McKenz…


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