Hamlet has come to see his mother, Queen Gertrude, and ends up stabbing Lord Polonius, which ultimately leads to his death. Lord Polonius’ final words include “O, I am slain!” Even though this provides a slight amount of comic relief to the reader, it has a reverse effect on Ophelia’s mental state. Her father’s death seems to be the potent punch in this fight because she officially goes mad after this final event. This is apparent in Scene IV Act I, when Laertes has come back to visit his sister and check on her well being.
The narrator assumes forgetting her lover will make the pain better and is angry at her heart for not allowing her to forget him. She wants to forget him as soon as possible “Haste! Lest while you’re lagging” (7), once again using an exclamation point to indicate anger and hurry, wanting the pain to end. The narrator is angry at herself for not being able to forget him and letting him get to her. Dickinson may have used this poem to express her feelings about an unrequited love interest and the pain that comes with it.
In fact, it gets every character further away from happiness. ‘The combination of restlessness and resentment puts them on the path to the tragedy at the end of the book.” (Wulick 113). Gatsby tries to use his money and get Daisy and that fails. He ended up dying because of an affair that Tom was having.
For example, in Macbeth’s case, him being engulfed in greed leads to him wanting more, but is, unfortunately, slain and killed for trying to do so. On the other hand, Mary only betrays and murders her husband to get revenge on him for trying to leave her which leads to her feeling regret for what she does. Furthermore, Doodle’s brother decides to leave Doodle to die in the rain because he is a disappointment which ultimately leads to Doodle’s brother to feel guilt and sorrow. Overall, because they decided to betray others around them, these three main characters were faced with the effects of their actions on people around them and ultimately
Not only did this hurt Jason, but it also hurt the Corinthian king,his daughter and many more. Medea felt justified in her homicidal acts because she had given up so much to be with Jason. Medea’s nurse explained how the main character abandoned her life for a man she believed she loved, “Sometimes she turns to look away, to call out for her father, her country and home: all abandoned and betrayed for a man who now abandons her, betrays her honor and her love. She has learned the hard way what it is to be an exile to had given up everything” ( lines 29-36.)
On his journey to get away from whom he thought were his parents, Oedipus kills a group of men. Oedipus is blind to the fact that one of the men was King Laius, who he will later learn was his father. Although the very poor and cruel decisions that Oedipus and Jocasta make ultimately lead them to their fate, they were blind to the extent of most of their decisions.
The Duke kills his wife because she showed a lot of affection to other men “Just this or that disgusts me” (Browning 38). Even Though he didn’t know who the men were he thought she was still having an affair with the men. Since he didn’t trust her, he thought he needed it stop what was happening by killing his wife “There she stands as if alive” (Browning 46-47). In the story Browning uses dramatic monologue with his communication by his breach of talking to
Unfortunately, this transformation leads Emilia to her death. Like Desdemona, Emilia’s gained new gender is what kills her character; thus, the idea of women being disobedient to her husband cannot
This simple confrontation between mother and son along with the death of Polonius makes this scene detrimental in not only the play but also the character development. The line from Gertrude shows the “black and grainèd spots” within her as sins that will forever be a part of her. Once Laertes finds out about his father 's death and improper beareal he grows angry with Hamlet and wishes to kill him. The death of Laertes’ father was not the only thing he blamed Hamlet for but also the death Ophelia his sister.
In a flash the rolls switch and the wife becomes insensitive more like the husband in The Death of a Hired Man. The husband becomes in tuned and is shown in a new light of concern much like the wife in The Death of a Hired Man. Frustrated at his ignorance, She tries to leave the house; he begs her to stay, for once, and share her grief with him to give him a chance. He doesn’t understand what it is he has done to offend her or why she should grieve outwardly so long. She
He undergoes an emotional loss of his wife, causing him to go insane. His emotional loss of love drives him to take action. When seeking revenge, he wants to keep Dimmesdale alive to make him live with his guilt. This is torturous
The chapter, “Without Wood,” revolves around Rose Hsu Jordan and her failing marriage. Ted, her soon-to-be ex-husband decides he wants a divorce while on a business trip. The weeds thriving in their once beautiful garden leads Rose to her decisions. The weeds represent her marriage, Rose and her role in marriage, and that she is truly without wood.
“The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a criticism of human’s focus on perfection and the damage it can cause. Georgiana has a birthmark on her cheek that many believe to be one of the many sources of her beauty. But her husband, Aylmer, believes it to be a hideous imperfection. Aylmer, a scientist, believes that he has the cure for something as damaging as a birthmark. After much persistence, he receives permission to attempt to remove Georgiana’s birthmark and has to deal with its inevitable consequences.