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. She never recovers from the devastating death of her young husband, indirectly caused by the nature of his sexual desire.
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
Meanwhile, Adrianne Carmine is a woman that has become a survivor after living a tough life that no one deserves. 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 also tries to escape her troubled past through the kind and loving Mitch. “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.
After analyzing the pattern for awhile, the narrator witnesses a woman trapped behind bars. 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.
This is because Elizabeth had sins of her own, also by being a cold wife had prompt Proctor 's lechery. 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.” During the story, the narrator, Montresor, consistently gets put down by his friend Fortunato, who mocked the narrator’s family name.
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.
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. After Sykes left, Delia “…lay awake, gazing upon the debris that cluttered their matrimonial trail.” Her piles of laundry left destroyed for her to look out, just like later on she will have to look at her husband in town on a date with another woman. (Hurston
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. Casie and Lia have always gone through harsh times, but when they get in one fight their friendship ends leaving the two girls alone.