Thus the Bundren family’s journey communicates the idea that one’s life cannot measured in length but in depth because one’s legacy will outlive one’s physical form from beyond the grave. The novel begins with Addie Bundren 's end. As she dies, she is surrounded by her family, for better or for worse. Her husband Anse, her daughter, and two of her four sons quietly watch over her like patient buzzards until suddenly “[her eyes] go out as though someone had leaned down and blown upon them” and all emotional hell breaks loose (Faulkner 48). Her daughter “flings herself” on to Addie dead body while her youngest son with “all color draining” flees the
Banquo shows that he is suspicious of Macbeth's motives, and Macbeth ends the conversation by wishing Banquo "Good repose" (2.1.29), a good night's sleep. However, after Macbeth kills the king Duncan. He is so unnerved that he cannot move.Staring at his bloody hands, he tells his wife that as he left the King's chamber, he heard two men in another room: "There's one did laugh in's sleep, and one cried 'Murder!'" (2.2.20). To him, it's as though those men, even in their sleep, could see his bloody murderer's hands.
They travel to a different town and begin working on a ranch, and shortly later another fatal occurrence happens. In the end, George is forced to make an extremely difficult decision that results in him taking on the rest of his life solo. This novel explores the effects of oppression on women, African Americans, and people with disabilities. First, the women of the Great Depression were oppressed greatly. In Of Mice and Men, Curley, the ranch owner’s son, has a wife that is not treated fairly.
This is widely depicted in the song “Can the Circle Be Unbroken” which discusses the suffering and grief associated with the death of the narrators mother. This song successfully generates lament from the audience through its lyrics which ultimately paint a story. One may see this as the author states “But I could not hide my sorrow when they laid her in the grave…went back home Lord, my home was lonesome since my mother was gone...all my brothers, sisters crying, what a home so sad and lone”. However, although the author paints a story of his/her mothers funeral, they also express their comfort in knowing that their mother is gone but present with the Lord. This is depicted when they state “There’s a better place in the sky Lord, in the sky.
Tennessee Williams opens Orpheus Descending Depicting Lady Torrance in a miserable marriage to a horrible husband who is on his death-bed. She cannot seem to stand her husband because of the fact that he murdered her father years before. Although, her husband never physically abused her, she has been mentally abused by the killing of her father which has frightened her from leaving her husband. A young man by the name of Val enters in to the small southern town. Williams gives a jazzy vibe of a guy that 's been on a rough past but seems to want to turn his life around.
In Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon, an African American man named Macon Dead III, also known as Milkman, struggles to find the truth behind his name and background. Milkman and his broken family live on the Southside of Michigan. His mother, Ruth Foster, suffers from the lack of intimacy with her husband and uses her son as a coping mechanism. His father, Macon Dead Jr., is a materialistic man who does not want to endure the same fate as his father, Macon Dead Sr.(who had been murdered for his land, Lincoln’s Heaven.) Neither of the parents give his two sisters, Magdalena and First Corinthians, attention, leading them to envy Milkman for being the center of their world.
From the beginning, the film draws the audience in with its intense opening. Rose, a lone survivor in a village from a German attack, is devastated at the loss of her partner in ministry, whom was also her brother, and the loss of the African community. When Charlie makes his next monthly rounds for mail, he finds her alone at the devastated village. He helps her bury her brother and invites her to aboard his steamboat. The relationship turns from hesitation, to irritable, and finally a friendship.
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner follows the Bundren family on their arduous journey to fulfill their dying mother's wish: to be buried with her family. Faulkner utilizes fifteen narrators, including Vardaman, the confused child, Addie, the dying mother, and objective characters such as the Tull family, to recount the details of the family's quest. Although death is a meaningful and somber topic, Faulkner reveals his opinion that death is an escape from the difficulties of life. Despite this grim subject matter, Faulkner uses irony and humor to effectively turn the novel into a dark comedy. Faulkner illustrates this dark humor through Addie's anticipation of her death, Anse's blatant ignorance toward his dying wife, and Vardaman's amusing confusion about death.
At this point, she still doesn’t know that Claudius killed her first husband, but it still causes her grief about whether marrying her husband’s brother was the right thing to do. Her dilemma of having to choose one man over the other is driving her to insanity because she can’t pick just one of them. Certainly she loves both of them or at least that’s what she thought, but Hamlet’s father is her true love while Claudius is the brother of her husband that just so happened to become king after his brother died. In short, she doesn’t know her true feelings for either person. Gertrude feels confused and overwhelmed by everything that just unfolded in front of her.
When her father dies, Emily suffers from isolation to the extent that she cannot let go of her father’s corpse. The author also brings out the theme of suffering from isolation when he uses descriptive words to show the reader how Emily is separated from the modern society. Some of the words the author uses are “coquettish decay” and “tarnished gold”. “Miss Emily’s house was left. Lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons” (Faulkner 32).
The water carried the debris through the Sacramento Valley, the Delta, and the San Francisco Bay. Rivers, clogged with sediment, would overflow into the floodplains of the lowland. Floods were destructive for the environment and for residents especially in the Central Valley. Recognizing the importance of managing the water levels, residents along the river attempted to build levees. These levees proved ineffective in solving the flooding problem.
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.
Mentally Ill or A Murder Timothy Robert Steele, a 35 year ago deranged man from Minnesota, was arrested on October 20, 2015 for beating his 84- year grandmother to death with a hammer. He later told the police he only did so because the voice in his head told him to do so. Steel and his mother moved into the house to look after the old lady, as Agnes Wagner Steele was suffering from dementia and diabetes. Robert never seen to get along with his grandmother as he always complained about whatever she did. He then told the police that his grandma put a hole in one of his jackets but despite everything, he was trying to enjoy an evening meal with Agnes until she had to blow her nose in the dinner table and ruin everything.
(BS-3) Nur visits Najmah as a war torn PTSD victim with painful memories. (BS-2) Nusrat struggles with the loss of her husband Faiz, in which PTSD changes her attitude and personality. (BS-1) Najmah struggles to find hope in the little family she has left, given that she too is a PTSD victim after watching her mother and brothers death. (R) Each character’s personal struggles in Under the Persimmon Tree, connects to real world issues with PTSD as if any one of any age and race is at