Her pursuit of revenge and will of making 'corpses of three of her enemies' flips the whole scenario as well as her characteristics. By this time she becomes a distinct character and no longer remains a typical woman. This clearly shows the hidden strength of a woman which was suppressed by men. Medea seems to oppose this ideology and she does so by transposing herself into a man disguised as a
Throughout the story, Cassia represents a depressing mood because she falls in love with someone she isn't allowed to be with and then Ky gets taken away from her so she has to embark on a journey to find him. For example, on page 229, Cassia says “I want to reach out and grab his hand and hold it to me, right over my heart, right where it aches the most. I don’t know if doing that would heal me or make my heart break entirely, but either way this constant hungry waiting would be over.” Condie uses this description to influence the readers feelings towards the situation.
In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” the protagonist, Miss Emily Grierson, is faced with challenges that leave her no choice but to find a way to escape the internal struggle of loneliness created by her own actions, leading to self-inflicted destruction. Looking in on the surface, the female character is imprisoned by the repressiveness of her father. While he played a huge role in causing Emily’s mental state to deteriorate, it was ultimately the consequences of her own self-control that confined her mind. Because of her poor choices, Emily lives in misery instead of rescuing herself from such damaging chains of sorrow. Throughout the text, it is evident that the overall conflict in “A Rose for Emily” was driven by self-deprecation
The play ensues with Loureen raising her voice to her beloved abusive husband, when she challenges his authority he vanishes. This is where the plots play takes flight as Loureen is left awestruck by his disappearance. She is left confused on the way forward; she does not know how to carry on with life without her husband while feelings of despair and resentment reside within her. She questions whether she is murderer or victim and is left puzzled while trying to piece together the fragments of her life now that she is rid of the monster and freed from his gripping claws. We see the typical symptoms of battered woman syndrome, being displayed by Loureen, as she goes back and forth between memories of her husband and trying to figure her way
Condemned for her loyalties and grieving the loss of her brothers and son, Mary’s life was still to be drastically affected by the war. While continuously in fear for her husband’s safety, Ruth Painter describes how Mary also found herself a convenient target to the enemy for, “to tear down the wife was to tear down the husband.” Returning home alone one day, Mary Lincoln was in a terrible carriage accident after it had been intentionally tampered with in an attempt on the president’s life. While she received a serious head injury, she was also jolted into the realization that her fears for her husband’s life were justified. On another occasion, Mary fell under the clever and manipulative spell of Henry Wikoff.
I will still be scared of turning out like my mother. I'll still fear that one day I will be the spitting imagine of who she is, inside and out. She left her children for something that took over her life; left a great man for someone that made her hate herself, and chose to continue to live that way despite how many times her children have begged her to change. I'll still fear turning out like my father, his past abusive relationships with my mother and the mother of his other three children, and the past abusive realtionship with him and myself. Maybe I'll fear the fact that they both have their blood running through my veins and I have watched the struggle and the pain, and in twenty years I don't want to live the same way.
Gurwitch was a victim of this struggle, having to make the horrible decision of killing her friend. She didn’t want to make the choice of putting her down but the sight of her best friend in pain was too much to bear. Gurwitch explains her story, she gives a great depth of emotion, she explains why they turned to euthanasia which she gives good points for her argument; however, she does not do a good job to raise her credibility. First, Gurwitch uses emotion well throughout the passage when she speaks of assisting in her friend's death . She let’s us know that the bill in legislature,“Would have made [a] difference when [she] tried to kill [her] friend Robin [to] kill her five years ago” (Gurwitch).
The death of her relatives causes a downward spiral in Blanche’s financial situation. Her mannerisms show a woman trapped in the lifestyle of fortune, one she refuses to leave behind even after the money has been lost. The loss of Belle Reve is devastating to Blanche and is one reason she spins out of control. As Susan Hawthorne described in her analysis of A Streetcar Named Desire, “She hangs on to what vestiges of gentility she can, but this serves only to alienate rather than to shield her. Tender and delicate, like the moth she resembles, Blanche is unable to survive in the harsh reality of modern society”
Catherine has dual personalities, which devastates both Heathcliff and her, though she loves Heathcliff, she does not want to marry him; again, she is as complex as Heathcliff himself. Both are victims for many effects, like social conventions, jealousy, misunderstanding and maybe the most important factor id fate.
Especially in the case of Tereza, dreams communicate unconscious insecurities and feeling of love, dependence, betrayal, anger and guilt which she might not express. Nightmares haunt Tereza’s sleep, reflecting her body issues and insecurity about Tomas’ adultery. She has become so discontent with her and Tomas’ relationship that she dreams continually of his abandonment and her suicide. Influenced by Tomas’ actions during the day, Tereza 's jealousy is made clear by Kundera’s usage of symbolic
Daisy Buchanan is merely at fault for Gatsby 's death. Daisy’s lack of self reliance and ignorance prompt her to be easily led into making bad decisions, causing her to lash out and be held responsible for the death of Gatsby. Being a women of the east egg society Daisy Buchanan has always been apart of the idea of “old money”, signifying that her whole life she has had everything given to her and she doesn 't have to rely on herself for her own self making. These factors impact her in her later life when she is faced with the consequences of Myrtle 's death. Daisy being responsible for the death of Myrtle ultimately leaves her to make the careless decision of letting Gatsby take the blame, because Daisy 's ignorance and lack of self reliance
(Marchetta, 95) The Italians judge her as she is already a disgrace for going against their values and beliefs. She feels restricted from the pressures and that her life doesn’t belong to her. She is pressured to make a good impression that will reflect on her family, in return she never is able to be happy will her life for she never wants to make another mistake again. Therefore Christina is affected by obligations and expectations of her family and culture, which in return influence her life and decisions and make her feel alone and isolated without a voice.
Gradually as, Tom lives his life he see how his parents’ approval came with a cost. When Tom finally had it with himself for killing his sister by accident, he thought of committing suicide, but the thought of,” ….Liza’s disapproval. She could make anyone suffer if she disapproved” (Steinbeck 408). Just the thought of his mother reminds him of the days how his mother can disapprove of him causing him great pain. The same pain that it took him to get an approval from her is the pain that he has to face with the consequences of his actions.
But with her mother dead and her father bitter, those feelings are foreign to Lily. Especially since she is trapped, tormenting herself over the fact that she was the one to shoot her mother. Despite it being a terrible accident. Sue Monk Kidd expresses to the readers how much death can trap someone in their own mind through Lily. You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died.
The physical aspect of Blanche’s isolation is introduced by the relationship between Blanche, New Orleans, and Stanley’s apartment. The basis for Blanche’s isolation is set by the relationship she has with New Orleans. Stanley’s apartment and New Orleans provides a stark contrast to Blanche’s fantasy world, and where she comes from. Blanche reminisces to the beauties of Belle Reve, and it is only seen through her eyes. The ‘beautiful dream’ of Belle Reve is a reflection of the world that Blanche wants to return to, and often fantasizes about.