The author conveys a clear image with words that translates the suffering of the character in a bright light to readers. The sentences are well constructed that even though they might not stop with periods in between, Tallent is able to get away with only using commas in his long sentences with the placement of the words. Turtle’s struggle with her inner monologue is interesting to analyze due to the fact that comes off as an authentic human emotion as she fights with herself over the words she has spoken to her classmate. The phrase, “that’s not me, that’s not who I am,” shows readers the instant regret she feels once her words are out in the open. The inner struggle through the use of language also demonstrates that Turtle is not very aware of the power she holds as a person.
Curley’s wife is described as an attractive woman seeking attention. Through the dialogue between Curley’s wife and other characters, John Steinbeck portrays Curley’s wife as a woman with broken dreams, who is acting out for attention. The restrictions the men on the ranch have enforced on Curley’s wife have caused her to endure unending loneliness. As Crooks and Lennie are speaking to one another, Curley’s wife, standing in the doorway, is irritated that they won’t talk to her, and yells, “Well, I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while.
Women authors of the nineteenth century faced a difficult task in getting their work published and acknowledged without harm to their person or reputation. Within the home or out in society, they faced heavy opposition each step of the way. This was not only the problem of female authors; women in general were silenced and oppressed and it is not surprising that many women suffered ill mental health as a result (Sigurthardottir, 27). Focusing on the theme of insanity which constitute a common theme in the Victorian and early twentieth century poetry, "The Farmer 's Bride" is a good example. Combining this with the further themes of fallen woman and woman as poet this poem reflects feminist dilemmas.
The communication is the strongest theme in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway. It is the leading thought to which the main character Clarissa Dalloway, Septimus Warren Smith and others come back many times. Due to the lack of communication, or sometimes even none at all, most of the action happens and its consequences are the main output we take from this novel. It can be found very often in a contrast to the theme of privacy and private life, and the pursuit of attaining a balance between them leads us through the novel. Clarissa is the character who struggles to open up and find a way to communicate others – this could be considered as a reason for throwing parties at her place.
The Initiation Theme in Atonement From a jealous girl whose mind is full of unrealistic thoughts to a young nurse who is extremely regretful for what she has done, and finally to an old and famed writer who wants to make atonement for her mistake through writing, Briony, the heroine in Atonement written by Ian McEwan finally achieves self-understanding and learns the essence of life in a long and painful way. As initiation story is the kind of novel which “may be said to show its young protagonist experiencing a significant change of knowledge about the world or himself, or a change of character, or of both, and this change must point or lead him towards an adult world” (Marcus 222), Atonement can be seen as a typical initiation story. In order to illustrate the
(Ukessays (2003)). By desorting the image these 'liars' (Astley, 2002, p.203) allow the woman to believe that the image is something other than what it truely is. The lake causes the woman to experiences great discomfort 'even though, (it) performs its duty as a mirror, the woman is not pleased with what she sees. She feels sad and angry, thus leading to ‘tears and an agitation of hands’. Sad, because she is growing old and angry, because she is unable to do anything about it.'
She uses a young campfire girl by the name of Marian who visits two old women at an Old Ladies’ Home to portray the selfishness amongst teenagers because she only visits them to increase her score. Welty mentioned that she carried a plant with her and forgot to look at it to show that she didn’t want to be there. Marian doesn’t really speak because she is focused on the surroundings and the old women who scare her. She first states that the Home is “on the outskirts of town” and this tells us that it’s far and she uses visual imagery to describe it saying that it has a “prickly dark shrub”, “whitewashed brick” and it “reflected the winter sunlight like a block of ice” which all imply that the Home is old, has no warmth and is isolated. Marian’s sees “loose, bulging linoleum on the floor” on her way to the room and Welty used the simile, “there was a smell in the hall like the interior of a clock” to describe how dirty it was.
Grace has painfully explains how she has to go through the ordeals of constantly changing the house which also affects her study; all these due to the sickness of her mother. She narrates, “Some of our neighbors often tell me to keep my mother controlled. Some other people supported me; what mistake did I do in order to get abused by other people. The neighbors belong to a different caste and creed. They find it difficult to accept the wrong-doings of my mother”.
The main character of The Yellow Wallpaper is an unnamed woman from the upper-middle class. A dignified wife and mother, she experiences a nervous breakdown, and her husband decided to rent a distant country manor to create appropriate conditions for the woman’s recovery. The closer analysis made his benevolent intentions look more like an attempt to incarcerate the lady and limit her of activities she needed for improvement of her physical and mental state. The man believed he made effective decisions in his fight with a typical female hysteria. But, as a result, the character started to hallucinate and see a woman, imprisoned in the pattern of the yellow wallpaper in her bedroom.
And now I feels sick everytime I be the one to cook,” (pg. 11). Celie is raped and choked in her own home by her father seeing that she is the oldest woman in the house. She is forced to be quiet as she fears she would be unsafe in her own home if she refused to be treated like that. Moreover, women in Canada nowadays are subjected to gender-based violence.