He now accepts his fate of being lonely and an outcast stuck on this ranch. Once Curley’s wife came into Crooks’ room, all the positive outlook and the dream faded away. She picked out his weakness and forced Crooks to submit to her will. After constantly having everyone put him down because of his race, he no longer believes in himself; his new hope extinguishes easily by her. Also, it barely takes any time for him to back out.
The characters lose a part of themselves when they are searching for their true love. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie was arguing with Jodie, while he was dying, about how he never treated her right after being together for 20 years. They revealed many things about themselves during this talk, especially how Jodie was hurt on the inside too. Janie looked at herself and realized this, “The young girl was gone, but handsome woman had taken her place”(108). This quote shows how Janie regained herself after that horrible relationship.
For Example, as Paul speaks to his mother, he feels an incredible sadness due to the fact that it is no longer acceptable for him to show emotion: “Ah! Mother, Mother! You still think I am child- why can I not put my head in your lap and weep? Why have I always to be strong and self-controlled?” (183). Paul experiences this deep sorrow and depression because he feels that he has been completely robbed of his sentiment.
Forgiveness is defined as the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense. Additionally, the victims release themselves from any negative emotion such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender away. Lily, the protagonist, in The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, undergoes a change from feeling angry about the circumstances surrounding her mother’s death, to feeling forgiveness for all the hurt along way. In this bildungsroman, Lily narrates herself as a courageous and intelligent girl with many insecurities as well as prejudices. Furthermore, Lily has much animosity towards herself.
As the woman is now alone after losing her children and her husband, she is no longer as decisive and active as she was in the past. Instead of actively going abroad or conversing with others, she is “toying with plots to kill time” (19). The woman does not have a clear idea of what she wants to do and is only wasting time by herself. This theme is also developed when the woman refuses to accept the reality of her fall. The woman, though she was once sought after by many, is left in a pathetic state after her husband dies.
Ophelia is a women who all her life has been told what to do by the men that she loves. Ophelia's father, brother, and her lover have controlled every aspect of her short life and even treated Ophelia with no respect. Although it may have seemed that Ophelia committed suicide over the loss of her loved ones, she actually committed suicide over the loss of her newly gained freedom. Exploring deeply into the play, one would uncover that in every instant that Ophelia had lost a loved one she does not show sadness. Only after her brother returns, does Ophelia truly lose her mind.
She is a women who appears to be void of any emotional attachment, lack of nurture for anyone around her, especially her children, and a strong hatred that seems to permeate her whole being. Her life appears hopeless and without purpose. Addie’s bitter and miserable heart was reflected in the way she lived her life. Her hatred toward the world is demonstrated when her father told her that “the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time” (Faulkner 40). This implies that Addie believes that the only reason for living is to eventually die and get life over with.
Heartbreak, and the traumatic participation in Adele’s giving birth, stone suggests, shatter Edna’s idealistic illusions about love. However, Stone Illustrates, how disillusionment with love and the pleasure of childbirth, is actually a part of Edna’s growth toward artistic self-realization. Edna’s final claim to artistic authenticity, Stone suggests, is Edna’s suicidal return to her all-encompassing lover, the sea. Stone proclaims, “Edna drowns herself because she cannot live as a conventional wife or mother any longer, and society will not accept her newfound self. The solitude she enjoys makes for artistic growth, but she is bound to children, home, social duty.
Finally, Johnsy in “The Last Leaf” refuses the possibility of recovery, but her hope is regained when a strong act of selflessness and bravery is illustrated. Experiencing little to no hope after a series of unfortunate events, Gwilan lost her passion for performing as a harper. Naturally gifted, she simply gave up on her calling after the tragic accident while on the road. Furthermore, the author makes it clear that during thirty years of marriage “Gwilan never spoke of wanting another harp.” Instead of persevering
She despises what she’s done, and hates herself for it every day. Her sleepwalking is a form of punishment for her sins. Lady Macbeth’s self-hatred becomes too difficult to live with it and she takes her own life. This is evident when Malcolm says, “By self and violent hands. /Took off her life,” (Macbeth 5.9.
The grandmothers moment of grace causes a terrible reaction from The Misfit. After The Misfit kills the grandmother he says “It’s no real pleasure in life,” which I think shows that the grandmother may have had some kind of impact on him in there discussion. In the final moments of life, redemption could always be reached. In the last moments of her life, the grandmother was a good woman, she showed compassion and care in a time of danger and