She is a tragic character, who is unable to exist in the world which surrounds her so she makes up a better world in her imagination. The world she wishes to live in. People can sympathize with Blanche because of all the tragedy in her life. Susan Henthorne writes in her essay A Streetcar Named Desire, Death and desire bring Blanche to this low point in her life. She never recovers from the devastating death of her young husband, indirectly caused by the nature of his sexual desire.
In paragraph 31, her mom asked her to make friends, but the daughter doesn’t see the point of it. She says she never has time for friends. She also tells mother that they have to move every few months so there's no point. Some more evidence is found in paragraph 24 when she doesn’t want to stay in New Mexico for the summer. The daughter feels like it's a world away from California.
In The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls faces harsh stuff through her childhood because of her parents. In the beginning of the book she finds her mother digging through trash. She feels embarrassed, so she turns around and goes home without saying hello. Jeanette then calls her mother and asks to have dinner with her. She offers her mother help because she feels guilty, but her mother rejects her help.
3.3.3 Blanche’s Inexplicable Envy There are essential differences between Stella and Blanche, Stella, a self-sacrifice wife with inescapable duty to her husband and her sister. In the French Quarter, there all seems to be noisy with flower women and paperboys, but for Blanche, it’s merely isolated, Therefore, Blanche’s loneliness and desertion gradually overcome her emotion. When witnessing Stella suffers from the brutalities of Stanley throughout the play, Stanley attempts to uncover Blanche’s lies by taking her social mask brutally off. Blanche tries to persuade her sister to leave him. Blanche tells Stella that Stanley is common.
In Sasha’s case it molded her perception and outlook on the world; it distorted her sense of belonging, self-esteem and desire. Every individual reacts differently to traumatic events. Some children can overcome their obstacles, while others struggle with it their entire lives. Sasha did not handle her situation very well, as she started shoplifting at the age of thirteen. At the age of seventeen, she disappeared into the world to fend for herself and without a plan, succumbed to drugs, theft, and lived an unstable life, attempting suicide more once.
Stanley comes from a Polish immigrant descent, while Blanche is the definition of a Southern Belle. However the main conflict is Blanche’s inability to accept reality or her inability to let go of her past. Blanche sees herself above her sister’s life and carries a sense of entitlement that no longer fits her environment like it did in her past. Underneath, Blanche is a liar and Stanley is not. Stanley and Stella are able to able to admit what they are while Blanche is constantly trying to hide who she is.
Imagine you're venturing into your freshman year of high school forever scarred by the tragedies that you experienced over the summer. You blame yourself for the loss or your innocents. You question whether the alcohol was a wise choice or if you led him on. You can't help but think if maybe you hadn't walked away from the party this would've never happened. You know you were raped but you don't know if it was your fault or his You're too afraid to speak up about what happened so you become the outcast hated by your former friends and disbanded from your former clique.
The imagery of the ‘sour air’ encompassing her represents a miasma of rejection from society, who pressure her to conform to a single way of life. Whilst some say that looking through a Bell Jar gives her a distorted perception of society and the pressure she receives is a fiction of her own imagination, one must look only at her relationship with her mother to realize she is victimized by her harsh society. In specific it reminds us of the toxic environment set up by her mother who tells her "I knew you'd decide to be all right again". It’s shocking to the reader who is able to sympathize with Esther’s clear internal struggles, yet her own mother sees it only as a nuisance. The extended metaphor within this novel and the fragmentary structure we so often see in Plath’s work presents the depth of mental disorder but more importantly brings a harsh light to the society that never understood or even tried
When Bechdel first suggests writing about her mother, she does not respond with the kindness or sincerity that Françoise did. Bechdel does not receive the same encouragement or cooperation. In some ways, it seems as if Bechdel’s mother does not want anything to do with the book at all. When the two discuss it, the conversation lasts for no more than a few minutes before Bechdel’s mother leaves. Comparing this to the nightlong discussions that Spiegelman had with her mother, a reader can sense a sort of disdain from Bechdel’s mother towards her
The tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet are mainly the fault oh Juliet herself. Although several other factors play a role, ultimately Juliet has to take responsibility for her own actions. Her parents are unreasonable for perpetuating the feud between the families and for trying to force Juliet to marry a man she didn’t love. Romeo was immature and hot headed and got himself banished from Verona for killing Tybalt. Friar Lawrence had the brilliant idea to mix a fake poison for a thirteen year old child in order to help her lie to everyone she loved.