After her children return, she rescues them from the wrath of Papa by poisoning his tea with witchcraft. Mama confesses her actions to Kambili and states that she began “putting poison in [Papa’s] tea” before she travelled to Nsukka (290). Mama decides to intoxicate her husband because of his superiority in the relationship and his ferocious impression on the family. She has no way to reason with Papa or express her feelings because Nigerian society views her as inferior. Likewise, the poison acts as a defense mechanism in which Mama acts cowardly in an attempt to stand up to her husband.
Antigone explores various themes ranging from natural law vs man-made law to family (Mastin 2009). The play begins with Antigone and her sister Siemen talking outside of the palace gates. Initially, their plan was to return to Thebes and save their brothers from killing each other over the throne. However, they receive news that their brothers are already dead and the sisters began to take the journey home. In Antigone, the root problem is that Creon has ordered that Eteocles be given the proper burial and Polynices’ body be left untouched and without a burial site.
Dilworth discusses the unhealthy relationship the narrator, Faulkner, has with Emily it’s imaginary state, and how the relationship is required for both to exist, in “A Romance to Kill for: Homicidal Complicity in Faulkner’s ‘A Rose for Emily’.” Dilworth explains how the narrator and the townspeople value their southern heritage and beliefs by pressuring Emily to follow their ideas. These values and beliefs control much of the story and explain why Emily commits murder. Emily fell in love with a northerner, against the townspeople’s liking, they pretend to think she ends the relationship, therefore obeying their values. Dilworth mentions that he townspeople wanted to, “preserve the values of the old South embodied in Emily as a representative of idealized southern womanhood” (252). Emily’s life was always full of seclusion and she refuses to let her first love go.
BOUBAKER Amélie Master 1 LLCC Spécialité Anglais Society, Language and Culture – Literature and Culture of the South ““A Rose for Emily” ” – William Faulkner Nowadays, “A Rose for Emily” is among the most famous of Faulkner’s work. With his depiction of the Southern Gothic luxuriant (Emily 's house is ancient but was one of the most refined of the village) setting, Faulkner 's tackles broader ideas such as the challenges of a changing world order, the slow disappearance of aristocracy, and the rigid social expectations women have to deal with. The reader is drawn into the macabre world of Miss Emily Grierson, her grotesque marriage which cost the death of another human being, and her extreme isolation from the townspeople. The reader
Shakespeare uses Lady Macbeth’s character to undergoes a transformation of cruel and thoughtless to guilt ridden and regretful. Macbeth has become king from assignation and began more and more killings without Lady Macbeth influence. Lady Macbeth’s Gentlewoman gets a doctor to see Lady Macbeth walking in her sleep to wash her hands and speak; “out damed spot! Out, I say! One: two: why, then’tis time to dot, hell is murky, fie, my lord, fie!
Magdalene’s comparison parallels Milkman’s actions to how Macon II simply ruins the live of his tenants carelessly. Finally, Corinthians states that she and her sister will no longer create the artificial roses and allow milkman to benefit from their labor. This shows how her disdain for her brother motivates Magdalene to stand up for herself by cutting off a toxic relationship with her brother. It is also significant that the sisters create fake roses which symbolize the lack of love and false love within the dead household. And now that the production of fake roses has ceased so has the artificial love between her and her brother.
For instance, in the letter for Leonard, she says “I feel certain that I am going mad again: I feel we cannot go through another of these terrible times. And I shant recover this time” (6). This quote indicates that Virginia has had enough of her disorder and does not want to become a burden for Leonard that prevent him from moving on. In addition, during the walk to the rail station, she feels “the nearness of the old devil… the devil is a headache… the devil sucks all the beauty from the world, all the hope, and what remains is a realm of the living dead—joyless, suffocating” (167). The confinement in Richmond has deteriorated her insanity, and thus, causing her to commit suicide.
Another such romantic tragedy is William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” when Juliet sits with her beloved Romeo finding him dead from poison, she takes up Romeos dagger overcome with the grief and stabs herself; dying falls across Romeos body and joins him in death. We see this mostly in a younger generation who knows not fully how to handle the power of love and becomes so aggrieved that they see this as the only way to deal with the situation and are so wanting to be with the other if not in life but in death, the life after. This is depicted at the end when Juliet finds Romeo and says “What 's here? a cup, closed in my true love 's hand? Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end: O churl!
William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily” chronicles the life of a southern woman. Without looking much into the story, one might just assume that Miss Emily is a mad woman, killing her lover that plans to leave her. However, if one looks farther into the story, the reader can see that Miss Emily is a very troubled woman. Throughout the story, Mrs. Emily refuses to acknowledge or deal with any kind of change, even that as simple as getting a mail box; her refusal to change is due impart to her overbearing father who sheltered her throughout her life and can also be seen as a symbolic representation of the South and its refusal to change following the Civil War. Right off the bat, the reader can see that Miss Emily does not deal well