“For the concept of the monstrous feminine, as constructed within/by a patriarchal and phallocentric ideology, is related intimately to the problem of sexual differences and castration.” (Creed, 1993, p.2) Creed takes an interesting approach to Kristeva theory of abjection and Freud’s theory of castration and applies it to horror film. Taking Kristeva’s theory of the abject and the archaic mother, she constructs monstrous representations of the abject woman. The monstrous womb which is the representation of mans fear of woman’s maternal functions. “Fear of the archaic mother turns out to be essentially fear of her generative power. It is this power, a dreaded one, that patrilineal filiation has the burden of subduing.” (Kristeva, 1982, p.77) Freud argued that woman terrifies because she is castrated.
Lady Macbeth is evil, she does things that no sane person would do. Nobody just tells their husband to kill their king because some old hags off the side said that he would be king, that's not how things work in the world. She is evil also because she said: “Come, you spirits that serve the thoughts of mortals: rid me of the natural tenderness of my sex and fill me from head to toe with the direst cruelty!” (I, v, 39-42) in order to have the right amount of “evil” to kill the king, another example is when she is setting up the murder with daggers for Macbeth to kill the king, she says before
30-31). Lady Macbeth hallucinates these spots due to her overwhelming guilt over the murders of Banquo, Macduff's family and King Duncan. These spots symbolize the permanent stain of what they have both done and how it cannot be undone. Blood is an adamant symbol throughout the entire play. It symbolizes the horrible violence and deeds executed by Macbeth that Lady Macbeth is suffering from.
Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth, pushes him over the edge and manipulates him into murdering the king. Lady Macbeth does many evil things throughout the play, but the guilt and her weakness causes her to crack under pressure. Lady Macbeth has shown her true, wicked intelligence through planning out the murder of Duncan. However, she soon breaks under the pressure showing how weak she really is. She
Emily Dickinson once said “Much madness is divinest Sense— To a discerning Eye—“. This type of madness can be found in the play “Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Though many characters show madness throughout the play, Ophelia’s madness is the most prevalent. Ophelia has good reason for this irrational behavior because of the trauma she has gone through. First, her boyfriend dumps her, then he calls her vulgar names, and lastly, he kills her father.
There is a rising action as Blanche and Stanley 's relationship becomes more and more difficult, with Blanche constantly belittling and insulting him, and Stanley becoming more aggressive and angry. Blanche grows to despise Stanley when she sees him beating her pregnant sister and Stanley permanently hates Blanche after he overhears her trying to convince her sister Stella to leave Stanley because he is common. There is also a rising action in Stanley’s revealing of Blanche 's secret past to Stella and Mitch. The climax of the play occurs when Stanley rapes Blanche. This brutal act marks the completion of her mental decline, pushing her over the edge from sanity to madness.
She forces Macbeth to murder the king in order for him to fulfill the witches prophecies and become king. In the beginning of the passage Lady Macbeth states, “ Yet here’s a spot. Out damned spot, out, I say” (5.1.33,37). The spot Lady Macbeth is referencing is the blood that is stained on her and Macbeth's hands. The blood left on their hands is torturing Lady Macbeth as she is starting to feel remorseful as she is subconsciously reliving the horrific violent crime.
The classic ghost story of Henry James’ ‘Turn of the Screw’ comes with all of the necessary embellishments that one would affiliate with a ghost story: haunted mansion, innocent children and a woman who is not all that she seems. That woman falls into figure as the governess, a woman who is mentally unstable and as noted on previously, sexually frustrated, and is a part of an unrequited love relationship with her master. She efficaciously being to sexually abuse the children, which is interpreted from an ambiguous perspective, due to her lack of physical satisfaction from the man she loves. When the governess begins to lead her sexual advantages towards Flora, the subtlety only adds to the malevolent of it all. Insisting that the young girl sleeps within her own room, she crudely comments that she “have her … at night, her small white bed being already arranged, to that end, in my room”.
3. 169-171). This scene occurs after Romeo drinks poison and kills himself when Juliet wakes up and sees this she decides to kill herself. In the Elizabethan times, women were considered the weaker gender. When Juliet stabs herself with Romeo knife she created situational irony as stabbing yourself with a dagger is considered a very painful death.
Macbeth Literary Analysis Paper Lady Macbeth, a hard and cruel women, is the one who urges Macbeth to smear the servants with blood and lay the daggers by them in order to avoid raising any suspicions to be directed towards him after the murder was completed. In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth not only pressures Macbeth to commit horrific murder to nab power from King Duncan, but also to frame others for the bloody crimes. Lady Macbeth corrupts Macbeth's purity by pressuring him into committing the crimes he was unsure about committing. Today, peers pressure teens to partake in risky and dangerous behavior, such as drugs and street races, while they also indirectly pressure, or influence, the way each other dress and act. Lady
In Martha Marcy May Marlene described her rape scene by saying, “The edges of the frame closing in on the face of a young woman stripped of volition, her head creaking along the floor as a powerful force behind her exercises his will.” In The Game of Thrones the scene was Sansa Stark’s husband Ramsay Bolton raping her on their wedding night. Bringing other sources that prove that other films also exhibit these types of scenes show that the author chose these specific films because it captures the awful experience women go
Hitchcock’s Physco An example of Gothic Literature shows in the film Physco. It’s the blood when supposedly the Norman’s Mother kills Ms. Crain whom steal the money. This scene shows how the blood is disappearing with the water of the shower and goes for the drain, and then she dies. Also use Hitchcock in this scene graphic effects, depending on viewers’ imagination causing the sense of terror and dread on it. An element of Masculine Gothic is the trouble versions of masculinity of Norman.
He went from being a great soldier in defense of Duncan to a selfish murder. Here is where the first main force of violent kicks in, the witches and his wife feed him with poison and is driven by ambition and a change in personality. The witches and Lady Macbeth use mental violence to try to get into Macbeth’s head. In Lady Macbeth’s side she makes her husband feel as if he is not a