and she is deeply affected by all the tragedies in her life. She is a tragic character, who is unable to exist in the world which surrounds her so she makes up a better world in her imagination. The world she wishes to live in. People can sympathize with Blanche because of all the tragedy in her life. Susan Henthorne writes in her essay A Streetcar Named Desire, Death and desire bring Blanche to this low point in her life.
The play ensues with Loureen raising her voice to her beloved abusive husband, when she challenges his authority he vanishes. This is where the plots play takes flight as Loureen is left awestruck by his disappearance. She is left confused on the way forward; she does not know how to carry on with life without her husband while feelings of despair and resentment reside within her. She questions whether she is murderer or victim and is left puzzled while trying to piece together the fragments of her life now that she is rid of the monster and freed from his gripping claws. We see the typical symptoms of battered woman syndrome, being displayed by Loureen, as she goes back and forth between memories of her husband and trying to figure her way
However, she falls yet again for the wiles of her Philip her abusive ex-boyfriend who derives pleasure from being a sadistic animal towards her. When Malice stumbles upon Adrianna alone and hurt by Phillip the desire to protect her consumes his being. After giving her ex a beating that he would never forget, he takes her back to his home where she can heal. While there is a lot of attraction between them, Malice hold back letting the tension build until the floodgates open in an explosive final third book that is sure to leave any romance enthusiast gasping for breath.
A person with an unfavorable past will always have critics, despite the improved changes that person has made in their life. In this case the person I am talking about is, Cheryl strayed, author of Wild. The book is a memoir of Cheryl Stayed 's journey to find her sanity. After losing her mother at the age of 22, having an abusive father that had disappeared, and within all the sorrow, Strayed 's siblings and stepfather diffused and her marriage to a respectable man collapsed as a result of her innumerable infidelities as well as a growing addiction to heroin, Cheryl knew she needed to "save herself." Cheryl concluded that "hiking the PCT, (pacific crest trail) was her way back to person she used to be.
“Blanche tries to escape from her past through literal cleansing and the prospect of marriage to the simple but loving Mitch” (Dubois). Towards the end of the story there is a great amount of conflict between Blanche and Stanley. Stanley rapes her leaving an even more broken character than before. After the rape, Blanche starts talking nonsense. Blanche is convinced she is going to live with a rich millionaire, despite the fact she never officially spoke with a man.
Eventually, we realize that the woman in the wallpaper is the narrator. Throughout the story, the narrator 's mental state continues to deteriorate. Being both the narrator 's husband and physician, John assumes that he knows what’s best for his wife. However, in this essay, I will argue that Gilman portrays John as an antagonist or “villain” in her story because, through his actions, he is the main reason for his wife 's descent into insanity which proves that he didn’t know what was best for his wife after all.
During Act two of The Crucible when Elizabeth found out John was having an affair with their servant Abigail Williams, she constantly showed disappointment and coldness. Proctor,
In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado” and Zora Neale Hurston’s short story “Sweat” the two characters are consistently belittled by the antagonist in the stories. In “Sweat” Delia is an average housewife, but unfortunately she is in an abusive relationship with her husband named Sykes, who has a tendency to degrade Delia. Throughout the story, Sykes treats Delia horribly and towards the end of the story, Delia finally realizes that she has had enough of her abusive husband because he makes her feel as if she is not worth anything. Due to Sykes’ tendency to degrade her, Delia is considered to be a sympathetic character. The same kind of conflict affects the narrator in Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Cask of Amontillado.”
Reading Reflection #5: Play It As It Lays To conclude the reading of Joan Didion’s “Play It As It Lays” that tells a story about some episodes of a life of an actress named Maria, in English’s tongue that is pronounced Mar-eye-ah (4). There are fragments in Maria’s stories and her thoughts on so many things happen in her life. Her schizophrenic tendency and her drug abuse make her life like a juggling. The relationship with people she knows does not help her to have a hold of reality. The guilt of having abortion and a horror of people dying contribute to her nightmarish life.
Heathcliff starts as an innocent, helpless orphan, but when he loses Catherine he changes, there is an evident development in his personality, he dies at the end alone, weak and almost mad . Emily does not give connotation that he deserves that end, on the contrary, we feel pity towards him in spite all of his devilish actions. He is a complex character and arouses a complex feeling in the readers. It is the same with Catherine ; though she is a pretty girl with a wild spirit , she has an arrogant heart and she wants to become an elegant young lady in her community. Moreover, after the time she spends at Thrushcross Grange, her vanity increases and the relationship between her and Heathcliff become complicated.
“He stepped roughly upon the whitest pile of things, kicking them helter-skelter as he corssed the room.” (Hurston 104) The laundry here represents their relationship. Delia pure as the whitest laundry and Sykes stepping all on her with his abuse. The dirt he grinds in the laundry represents the dirt he makes in the marriage, cheating on his wife.
You won “ Never underestimate the pain of a person because the truth is everyone is struggling. It 's just some people hide it better than others.” - Anonymous. This is the case in the book Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. It tells the story of Lia an 18 year old, who spirals into anorexia and cutting more so after the death of her best friend Cassie, who was bulimic.
The Harlem Renaissance was an era when African- Americans brought their talents to Harlem at the end of World War I (Wormser). Out of that era, it brought authors, poets, and scholars (Wormser). Zora Neil Hurston came out of this era and became a well-known author. The Sweat is one of her well-known stories that demonstrated literary realism to show their everyday life and how they would talk unlike romanticism that used nature and “imagination” (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica). The Sweat can be considered as a literary cannon which means a book that has been approved by culture ("A Literary Canon?") and that’s what Zora did.