Examining Marriage in Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee William’s 1947 play A Streetcar Named Desire takes place in Elysian Fields, New Orleans, and portrays the marital situation of this time. This play illustrates conflict over the marriage of Stella and Stanley. This marriage can be seen as strict, and controlling but also full of lust.
In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator is suffering from postpartum depression. The narrator 's husband John, who also happens to be her physician, prescribes the rest cure to help lift his wife of her depressive state and ultimately heal her depression. However, the rest cure does not allow the narrator to experience any mental stimulation. Therefore, to manage her boredom the narrator begins obsessing over the pattern of the yellow wallpaper. After analyzing the pattern for awhile, the narrator witnesses a woman trapped behind bars.
The Consequences of Mental Illness Postpartum depression is a form of severe depression after childbirth that interferes with daily functioning and requires treatment. In the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman progressively illustrates the consequences of mental illness if it is not treated properly. At the beginning of the story, the narrator acknowledges her condition and has her own thoughts and opinions on how she will return to society in the future. By the middle of the story however, she begins to lose a sense of worth causing her to spend hours dwelling on nothing.
He cheats on Cleofilas and always complains to her. “He slapped her once, and then again, and again; until the lip split and bled an orchid of blood (Cisneros).” Cleofilas lets this abusive behavior keep up until she gets examined by a doctor and is offered to be taken back to Mexico by a woman named Felice. She owns her own truck and this makes Cleofilas astonished that a woman can afford one by herself.
An aging Southern belle, Blanche Dubois rejects the truth that the reality presents to her, protecting herself with illusions and deceptive characterizations. In the opening scene, Blanche’s white, symbolically pristine attire and decorative accessories seem “incongruous to the setting”. Williams compares her appearance and her “uncertain manner” to a moth. Throughout the play, Blanche clings to her silk dresses, satin bathrobes and rhinestone jewelry which create a clear contrast between her high status and the working class of New Orleans. By immersing herself in the richness of those materialistic objects, Blanche slips into a reverie
In Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire, there are extreme themes of sexual desire and eroticism. This is especially apparent in the characterization of Blanche DuBois, a pretentious upper class southern belle with strong erotic tendencies and an ostentatious personality. Coming from a rich life to having no money and no one to love has caused a complete shift in her personality. In A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche DuBois’ overt sexual desires, inability to accept reality, and unwillingness to let go of the past leads to her ultimate undoing.
“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.
As the play continues the image of blood haunts the characters so strongly it ultimately consumes their thoughts. Macbeth reveals the horror of the hallucinations his guilt has caused him when he states, “And on thy blade and dudgeon the gouts of blood/ which was not so before. There’s no such thing” (2.1.46-47). This statement reveals how Macbeth’s guilty conscience is causing him to see images that are not real. By Act V, Lady Macbeth’s guilt ultimately drives her mad, foreshadowing her death.
Her ultimate revenge is to kill their own children. The theme is revenge because the whole play is about how Medea 's anger leads to her murder their own children to avenge her husband. The play begins with the Amman have a conversation with yourself about how she wished that Medea had never moved to Corinth, that is where the play is played out. Amman is afraid of what Medea will do to itself but especially toward her children which she is unable to look at because they remind her of her husband, Jason, who has had an affair with the daughter of the Greek King.
We know that Hamlet is a tragic hero , for various reasons in the play , all the suffering he goes through , the death of his father which had a big impact in his life and the whole play , being the reason why Hamlet wants to get his revenge no matter what , disregarding the consequences There are multiple reasons for Hamlet delaying the death of Claudius. one of these reason being his mental health. After the death of his father, Hamlet becomes very sad and many think that he begins to go insane. Hamlets insanity affects all aspects of his life.
She feels ashamed and blames herself for not being a good enough wife for Tom, just as Melinda feels guilty as though the rape was her fault, even if it really wasn’t. It is later revealed that in reality, it was actually Tom who had done all those atrocious things. He would lie to Rachel, blaming her for all the things he had done, just to make her feel guilty, weak, and worthless. Just how Andy had made Melinda feel after he raped her. With this connection, I can better understand Melinda’s character through Rachel’s in The Girl on the Train, which I read and enjoyed before I read
The doctor believed that Perez experienced a severe panic attack that possibly stopped her heart activity when she collapsed the night she was suspected of being possessed by an evil spirit. In addition, according to Daily Mail, another suspicion is that Perez had a cataplexy attack, a temporary loss of voluntary muscle function which was triggered by strong emotions such as stress or fear. Meanwhile, Perez had possibly experienced lack of oxygen after she woke up inside the coffin which resulted to her death.
I killed her” (241) and when she torments herself with thinking that she is unlovable. Lily even describes that her words had “broke open her heart” (242). This shows how captive Lily is over her mother because, despite loving her life at the Boatwright’s house, she can still move past the death. Lily’s suffering increase after finding out that her mother had willingly left her behind with T-Ray and begins to question why? It even makes her thoughts sink deeper into depression,“it was easy for her to leave me, because she never wanted me in the first place” (252).
She had to suffer through Mr. Almond’s rage and the fact that the leader didn’t even recognize her because she went all the parties with her husband. He even didn’t remember her face, this drove her into vengeance for her marriage and
A Streetcar Named Desire is driven by a fantasy of Blanche Dubois, who dwells illusion to hide from reality and escape from the world she live in. In the beginning of play, Blanche is introduced to Mitch, a single man, looking to settle down. Throughout the play Mitch is overwhelmed by Blanche and admires her beauty. After losing her young husband, Blanche loses all the money in funeral and eventually loses her home.