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.
Individuals sometimes keep hurtful, embarrassing situations and memories as secrets from their loved ones for their own protection. In the book titled “ The Color of Water.” James McBride writes his life story as well as a tribute to the life of his white Jewish mother. In the story, there are many secrets that exist and the burden of them tears people and relationships apart. The theme of the burden of secrets is displayed throughout the novel in Ruth’s inability to openly discuss her past to anyone because she is hurt and wants to protect her family. There were many secrets in this book for instance Ruth’s sexual abuse by her father, when Ruth became pregnant by Peter in Suffolk, Virginia and of Ruth’s racist father all were very sad memories that she did not want to tell anyone about.
Troy is controlling and often verbally abusive to his family members because he lacks a sense of control in other areas of his life, he is unable to achieve his dream of becoming a pro-baseball player or advance in his career and this makes him feel inadequate. Troy’s wife Rose represents a stereotypical mother and dutiful wife role. Rose has two disadvantages in her life because she is not only African American, she is also a woman and in some ways she is the wife you would expect during the 1950s era. Rose however, is not weak minded because she recognizes how times have changed and this what makes Troy and Rose so drastically different throughout the play. Their contrasting ideologies represent two different aspects of the “African American Experience” by showing a major question many African Americans faced during the 1950s and that is: “are times really changing?.” Troy and Rose’s son, Cory represents the younger generation and the new opportunities that are beginning to be offered to
Uncle Clem’s vase indicates the outcomes of Cecilia and Robbie’s love, considering they break the vase the day they discover their love for each other, signifying their love would not be forever. Moreover, it is later revealed that the mended vase had “simply come away” in Betty’s hand (pg. 279), foreshadowing their death revealed by Briony in the epilogue of the novel. The vase also symbolises the lost love between the Tallis family whose strong relationships were shattered, just like to the vase. Cecilia wanted to “comfort her sister” as ”it would have suited her better,” but Briony began to develop complex emotions that Cecilia could no longer comprehend (pg.
Lancelot’s punishment is not obtaining the Holy Grail because of his affair and not being pure (Kennedy 63). Family betrayal has detrimental effects because a person will lose their family’s trust and they will be viewed a differently. Morgan displays this when she tries to kill her husband and her son sees her and his view of Morgan changes. Fraternity betrayal also leads to unfavorable effects in Malory’s novel because the character loses their closest friends
She looks at Zandrine, the black maid, for conformation, and when she finds it asks about Armand’s thoughts of the baby. This shows that she is afraid of what Armand thinks about the baby, because she knows how he treats his slaves. She sees that being on the plantation would be a death sentence, and is worried about her daughter and grandson. The trees on the plantation are also evidence of foreshadowing. The trees are described as being dark and solemn, saying that they are suffering.
Body Paragraph #1 Topic Sentence #1: When the freedom to live their lives how they want to is forcefully changed, people are motivated to resist in an attempt to earn back their old ways of living. Claim #1: Resistance is necessary towards the beginning of the novel because Annie is deprived of how she wants to live her life. Support #1, 1: At the beginning of the book, Annie is placed in an uncomfortable situation because the invaders assemble themselves at Mayor Orden’s home and treat it as if it is their own home. This kind of behavior coming from the invaders is horrible because it goes against how Annie wants to live her life. Joseph emphasizes how Annie is feeling in this moment when he tells Mayor Orden, “Annie doesn’t like the soldiers
Mrs. Hale regrets not being a better friend and is beginning to feel some culpability for the murder of Mr. Wright. We see dramatic irony in the fact that Mrs. Hale speaks of her lack of reaching out to Mrs. Wright with friendship played a role in the actions of Mrs. Wright and if she had what that friendship would have meant to Mrs. Wright. At the same time, Mrs. Peters inadvertently adds fuel to the flames of Mrs. Hale’s guilt by pointing out that Mrs. Wright did not even have children to occupy her days like Mrs. Hale did. Feeling even worse, the author uses imagery to show how desolate this farm really is. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters both realize now that what they have learned about Mrs. Wright (by being in her home) her life and marriage have been far worse than they could have
She cannot constrain herself to the artificial behavior of those part of it. After being disgraced from the social circle, Lily could’ve easily used the letters to expose Bertha and reclaim her name. However, even though Bertha has antagonizes her throughout the novel, she cannot compel herself to do such a thing and burns the letters in Seldon’s fireplace. Lily’s righteousness also prevents her from finding a suitable husband-- the only way in which she can rise to the upper class. She refuses to participate in a loveless marriage that only acts as a business relation.
Even though the death she is experiencing is not that of a beloved or close one, she is nevertheless very shaken in comparison to the man who brings the sudden news:” ‘Dead when they picked him up,’ said Godber`s man with relish.” (343). Further confused with her sister`s reaction, Laura is on the verge of calling off the garden party. She is clearly struggling with the idea of offending the family:” ‘But we can`t possibly have a garden party with a man dead just outside the front gate.’ ” (343). Laura has to come in terms with death and what it means to her but is still far from realization. Even though she is continuously stating “‘I don`t understand...’” (345) no answer is given to her.