Millions of people are in unhealthy relationships, which can be identified in certain ways. In the tragedy, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor, and his wife, Elizabeth Proctor have issues in their marriage. John has an affair with a girl named Abigail Williams while Elizabeth is sick. As a result, this breaks her trust in him, making her come off as cold and reserved. The nature of John and Elizabeth’s relationship is unhealthy because their words and actions towards each other reveal a sense of hostility, mistrust, and lack of affection.
In a troubled marriage spouses are stonewalling and casting blame or pretending to be a victim and flooding with the bursts of emotions. The marriage is failing when the spouses stop listening to and trying to understand the needs of each other. The worst case scenario, when the spouses do not care anymore about hurting feelings of each other; it raises the amount of resentment and insults to the point where the spouses stop being partners and become sworn enemies (Gottman,
But Leontes comes to the, illogical conclusion that Hermione is having an affair with Polixenes all by himself. There’s many theories why Leontes acts so irrationally. One theory states that Leontes behaviour is a result of his own fears and insecurities which causes him to see solid evidence where there isn’t any. And Leontes is actually expressing a fear that he will lose Hermione because he feels he’s not good enough for her and there’s self-hatred at the bottom of his insane
The very same thing happens with Farrington as the story progresses and his fury becomes increasingly more apparent and more unreasonable. After failing at the ‘animalistic’ contest of physical strength against Weathers, he becomes so excessively angered that it is becoming apparent that losing a challenge is not the only reason for his behaviour; he has become progressively enraged by his lack of wealth, strength, as well as the lack of the capability to ‘fell himself’. The story ends rather tragically; in the end, when having trouble controlling his anger, Farrington turns to the only thing he still have some authority over — his dysfunctional family. “His wife was a little sharp-faced woman who bullied her husband when he was sober and was bullied by him when he was drunk” (Joyce 85). When one of his sons approaches him, Farrington is turned into a monster; realizing he can never really rid himself of his meaningless job, he shifts his rage towards his little son and starts beating him for a trivial mistake, since he clearly possesses physical power over him, finally being
(The Shining, 30) Danny wonders if he would leave things would get better for his parents. The parents don’t appreciate the knowledge their son possesses as it disrupts their intellectual authority over their child. As explained in ‘The Gothic Child’, ‘excess feelings of bitterness’ prevail when a child is deserted by ‘their immoral, neglectful parents’ (Georgieva: 2013, p. xi). This links directly to Danny’s relationship with his father, as the possibility of Jack’s alcoholism and aggressive tendencies resulting in divorce is ‘the greatest terror of Danny’s life’, and in the source of great anxiety for him. This is further suggested as Danny first unlocks his psychic abilities whilst sensing the extreme strain on his parents’ marriage and “desperately… concentrating to understand” (Shining 40), further reiterating the relationship between neglectful familial relationships and the child’s susceptibility to the
Eventually, Iago “thoroughly unsettles Othello by making him believe that Desdemona has betrayed” him (Keyishian 3). The affect of Iago’s plot is so extreme that the consequences of it eventually cause Othello to take his own life. Surprisingly, Othello quickly submits “himself to Iago’s tutelage, turns his love into hate, and destroys Desdemona, then himself” (Eastman 1). All of this tragedy stems from Iago’s need for vengeance. The author uses Othello’s death to show all of the events that have led to this dramatic disaster.
As a character of Gothic anti-hero he must destroy everything even the things he loves the most. He cannot do anything to save his love for the only woman of his life, because it was written in his system not to be able to appreciate the values of love. His affection for Catherine is the most dangerous aspect of both their lives, and it causes the ultimate destruction of the woman. She is the only desire of his life, but he cannot change his behavior. Catherine’s heart gets broken into a thousand little pieces by his return, and it cannot be fixed anymore.
Melony Galicia Ms. Zongker AP English lll February 20, 2017 Driven by Jealousy In Othello, Shakespeare illustrates the dangers of jealousy through the belligerent actions of the characters. Jealousy can be incited by circumstantial proof, that can ruin lives. Shakespeare uses dramatic techniques to aid him in conveying his message. Being fearful and insecure causes one to become jealous of the evils that follow jealousy. For example , when Iago acknowledges that the lieutenant promotion was passed onto cassio instead of him, he became infuriated and envious, even referring to Cassio as a bookworm .
Mukundan’s mother is a victim of male cruelty and rejection. Her sufferings are revealed through Mukundan’s thoughts, dreams and hallucinations and they are so vivid and powerful that his very existence is shaken by such haunting thoughts. The inability and indifference of the younger generation, on whom women place their hopes to challenge physical and psychological abuses of the powerful, shatter them. The last words of his suffering mother, “Take me with you, son. I am so unhappy here” (TBM 31) haunt him
In life discrimination and prejudice in the society can lead to violence, and violence can change a person and a family forever. The prejudice against castle people in Corrigan lead Jack Lionel to discriminate against his son’s marriage and therefore ruining the relationship between them and their family. Jack never wanted Jasper to be born and never thought about understanding David (Jasper’s dad) (245). He banished his son from the house after he told him that