23 March 2011
Response to Reading
G, Jordon. "You Fit Into Me by Margaret Atwood." PoemHunter.Com - Thousands of Poems and Poets. Poetry Search Engine. 20 June 2006. Web. 24 Mar. 2011. <http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/you-fit-into-me/>.
“You fit into me” may be perceived as very brief, but the four lines have such a deeper meaning and can be interpreted in numerous ways depending on how you view things. Overall, you fit into is about a relationship between a women and a men. Throughout the poem the speaker is describing her experiences in this relationship. Her relationship can be viewed from either a negative or a positive perspective.
The first two lines “you fit into me like a fish hook” can be interpreted of a wonderful relationship that the speaker feels that her and her lover are compatible for each other. On the other hand, from a negative stand point a fish hook can be looked as a sharp and unpleasant object. It can also be about a relationship that was once perfect but feeling as if you can’t live without the person. Another theory that can be supported is that the speaker in the poem is in an abusive relationship and the pain she goes through, but yet she seems to still believe that the relationship is going well, because she’s holding on to the past and what was once good and hurts her not to be with her lover.
Response to essay
I consider both theories support that the poem is about a relationship that has once been perfect between a men and women. The speaker may feel as if they are perfect, but the other individual causes pain towards her. The woman is in an abusive relationship mentally and physically. Many times women find themselves settling in relationships because of “comfort” feeling as if they will not live without that individual despite the...