The impression that Miss Emily gives us about her is that she is a “necrophiliac”. Necrophilia means a sexual attraction to dead bodies. She is mentally disturbed, and driven to her act by insanity. Miss Emily kills her victim, Barron, to keep him around because she truly loves him and she does not want to let go. Both protagonists have a distorted perception of
In the “Fall of the House of Usher,” Roderick Usher prematurely buries his sister, Madeline Usher, because he thinks she has died from an unknown illness. Poe describes the burial as, “We replaced and screwed down the lid, and having secured the door of iron, made out the way with the toll…” (Poe 425). When Roderick bolted the iron lid upon his sister’s coffin, all trust that had previously been built between the two had been broken. In Poe’s life, after the burial of his wife and mother, he felt like he could never trust anyone as well. He believed that all people that entered his life were bound to die, and if he got close to them, they would just leave him.
The novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest is a story about a family dealing with loss. The story shows the Jarret family dealing with the loss of the eldest son, Buck. The younger son, Conrad, takes it the hardest. Beth and Calvin, the parents, also have to deal with grief as well. I think the loss of Buck is clearly more damaging to Conrad out of the family in his social life, health, and family life.
In addition, William Faulkner used many techniques throughout the story to make it more interesting. That is why there is a non-chronological sequence in “A Rose for Emily”. The readers learn about Miss Emily from her funeral and then more details about her as the story goes on. This keeps the reader wondering what is going on with Miss Emily, so the reader could have a foreshadowing. The story is narrated as if one member of the town is telling a store to a new neighbor.
She denied that her father died for three days until she finally allowed someone to come in to take his body away for a quick funeral. The townspeople overlooked her insanity because they believed she was only grieving. After this, she mostly hid in her house only coming out occasionally until Homer Barron and his crew of laborers came into town to build sidewalks. Homer and Emily began seeing each other even though people said she was too good for him
A Perez exhibits the effects that Bekah receives from the war. “Custis was dead. She believed it. She had seen war face to face, heard it, smelled it, tasted its bitter smoke. Now she touched it, bending to pick up a broken branch, wrapping it with her handkerchief.” (p.179) This quote demonstrates how Bekah felt over the death of her cousin and love of her life.
The ending of the book sparked a lot of controversy over the way that Chopin decided to Edna Pontellier to make Edna commit suicide. The book ends with the suicide of Mrs. Pontellier, but we can connect the death of the main character to Chopin herself who became a widow after her husband died leaving her with five children. It was after the death of her husband that Chopin began to write about the life of a married woman. Mrs. Pontellier’s death was a way of freedom from the shackles of being a mom and having to hide her love with Robert because she was married to her husband. In the story Chopin prepares the death of Edna through the use of symbolism by making her go naked into the water to portray Edna’s revival stating, “How strange and awful it seemed to stand naked under the sky!
Page 28: My connection is related to the section on which Jeanette talks about her sister Mary Charlene that died as a baby. She tells about how her mother told her how she felt about the incident. “God knows what he’s doing… He gave me some perfect children, but he also gave me one not so perfect. So he said oops, I better take this one back.” (28) Rosemary seems a bit frivolous to the fact that her daughter has died as a child. After that, she tells about how her father was affected by the incident “When he found her, he stood there like he was in shock or something cradling her stiff little body in his arms, then he screamed like a wounded animal.”(28)This gives the perspective of Rex and shows how much he cares and loves his children especially after the emotional stress he was
Near the end of the play, after he lost his immediate family, Creon has a conversation with the messenger. Creon begs someone to kill him, for he has lost his entire family due to his actions. The messenger implies that he has a curse upon him for the death of his niece, which he caused. He replies, “It is right that it should be.” (Antigone Exodos. 121-122).
I believe Mayella thought about everything he did to her, and also realizes she does not know what real love is because she never got it from her father. In conclusion, throughout the novel of To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee takes time to expand on the meaning of racism, poverty, and domestic violence. The Cunninghams and the Ewells are key examples of what it is like to live in poverty. Tom Robinson is another primary symbol of how life is when you are a colored folk living during the Great Depression. Finally, Mayella Ewell who shows what domestic violence can do to an individual at home.