In his absence, Bathory handled all of the finances and needs of the people on her own, but slowly began to develop the strange new hobby of torturing young servant girls. Torture wasn’t unusual for the time period, yet it was only used for disciplining and punishment, while Bathory used it for personal pleasure. Bathory was a sexual sadist; a person who experiences sexual arousal from causing pain or anguish to others. Bathory started out inflicting minor tortures such as rubbing honey over a girls naked body so bugs would bite her, but she craved a more invasive and harmful torture.
Elizabeth is a great woman and wife, taking care of her children, while making food for her husband. As time goes on elizabeth realizes that abigail doesn't like her and is out to kill her, so she can take her place and be with john. This can be represented as foreshadowing because from act 1 elizabeth find out all the negativity about abigail but in act 2 she is actually
She was intelligent and had courage to go her own way. She was a wife, a mother and lover but at the same time a cold hearted ruler that tried to eliminate everyone that stood in her way not caring if it was a stranger or a family member. We don’t have a lot of resources out of her personal perspective but the resources that we do have, paint a picture of a strong woman that lost and regained her throne, was able to make choices that helped expand her countries wealth and territory. She was resourceful with knowledge about Alchemy, Politics, different cultures and languages. She survived the death of her first love and even though afterwards she loved again she was a changed person, colder and more focused on personal gains that anything else.
In the novel, Sethe kills her daughter Beloved and Stamp Paid said she did it because she ‘was trying to outhurt the hurters’, she didn’t want them to have access to her children. He also said she did it because ‘She loves those children’ (243). The act of Sethe killing her own child is at first not easy to understand and cannot be
In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie goes through many ups -- finding true love, becoming independent -- and downs -- being abused physically and verbally, being subordinate to everyone -- before eventually discovering a complete sense of awareness. Throughout the novel, Hurston uses multiple literary techniques and devices to prove the idea that in order to become completely self aware, people must depend only on themselves and not on others. Throughout the entirety of the book, Hurston challenges the stereotypes of blacks. Hurston disputes the idea that blacks were incapable for love and romance because of their color and their apparent unintelligence (James 230).
Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
Another potential reason that Lavinia became addicted to laudanum is because she saw that way it numbed Mrs. Pyke to her surroundings. It is likely that Lavinia wanted to rid herself of the guilt she felt for abandoning her old friends. She was so close to all of the slaves working in the kitchen house, but when she remarried and became the woman of the house, all of her friends had to treat her differently. If Lavinia stayed in her bed all day, she would not have to deal with her memories of the good days when everyone treated each other equally. Laudanum would also help her forget about her dour husband who did not respect her.
“Take yourself and your dusters off! When company are in the house, servants don´t commence scouring and cleaning in the room where they are […] She supposing Edgar could not see her, snatched the cloth from my hand, and pinched me, with a prolonged wrench, very spitefully on my arm […] She stomped her foot, wavered a moment, and then, irresistibly impelled by a naughty spirit within her, slapped me on the cheek a stinging blow that filled both eyes with water” [page 51] Catherine had “lady” lessons with the Linton´s and Edgar thought that Catherine was a good-mannered lady by this point, but Catherine showed her wild side; the side of the moors.
The conflict in the dystopian novel arises from the central idea of the novel, an idea that becomes a commanding passion and moves the plot ahead. Margaret Atwood 's The Handmaid 's Tale revolves around the revival of religious fanaticism and how this conservative totalitarian theocracy has made its citizens more or less captives. Thus the novel becomes the study of survival. Similarly Huxley builds the plot of Brave New World on the idea of staying human in the high-tech and materialistic society. Huxley 's vision moves on the premise whether the satisfaction of material wants and mindless pleasures would overpower the