We choose what is right for our well being and health and sometimes we fall into this deep emotional hole. Lady Macbeth loses control of her actions which leads her into her own emotional hole. It is reported that depression causes women that to be aloof and quiet which makes them more prone to making more mistakes due to lack of concentration and sleep (Cape Times 2013). Lady Macbeth is a big role in Macbeth’s life being the dominant person in the relationship.There is a point in life where you lose control over what your mind thinks, and this was her time. Lady Macbeth exclaims, “Out damned spot, out, I say!” (Shakespeare 5.1 28).
In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne shows strength and the ability to overcome great trial and turmoil in her life, yet the guilt and shame sometimes overwhelms her. She is forced to wear the scarlet letter “A” at all times as a reminder of her crime. Hester’s view of her scarlet letter varies throughout the book from a shameful curse to a familiar companion. Despite all of this, Hester still chooses to stay. She later speculates on human nature and social organization, pondering whether existence is worth accepting at all.
The many difficult and rebellious decisions Tris had to conceive, after the testing day, transformed her from the Abnegation outcast she once was, to the fearless Dauntless citizen she now is. Initially, Tris is faced with countless reminders of how she is unlike the other Abnegation citizens, making the decision to leave the faction she was born into (and be with people she relates to) or stay (and live in a faction she does not belong in) harder than she would like to admit. She compares herself to her naturally selfless mother, Natalie. “I note how calm she looks and how focused she is. She is well-practiced in the art of losing herself.
Is Mayella Ewell powerful? That is the question that we are asking in “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Mayella is a poor girl who is occasionally abused by her father Bob Ewell. She has not had an easy life, her mother walked out to get away from Bob, and did not take Mayella with her, but she is a smart person, this is a point that is often overlooked until she gets into court with Tom. Of course, some of us know that Mayella is powerful, she has the power to basically decide the fate of a person such as Tom Robinson and controlling a situation.
Pavla Chudějová in “Exploring the women’s experience” states that since Cordelia cannot compare to her attractive and talented older sisters, she makes great effort to keep up appearances in fear of being considered “disappointing” (Cat’s Eye 73). As Cordelia cannot adjust to the social expectations required in her family and in attempt to liberate herself from the constant surveillance performed over her, she refocuses her gaze to Elaine. Elaine presents an easy outlet for Cordelia’s frustrations because she is completely unaware of gender restrictions (43-44). As noted earlier, two events demonstrate Cordelia’s cruel treatment of Elaine. The first incident occurs when she digs a hole in her backyard and the three girls bury Elaine alive in it.
She spent her time as a teenager trying to control her harsh temper as to not hurt the ones she loves. The author depicts this internal struggle when Jo goes to her mother for help saying, “It’s my dreadful temper! I try to cure it; I think I have and then it breaks out worse than ever” (Alcott 100). As the story progresses, both her and her mother notice improvements and are quite proud. Later in the story she fights with Laurie on the grounds that at this point in her life, she is independent and feels as if she doesn’t need or want love whatsoever.
Hedda’s ‘hysteria’ is because of the fact she is unsuited to the female roles of society. Her decision of marriage and her unwanted pregnancy has aided a lot in her mental hysteric situation. In A Doll’s House, the protagonist of the play Nora Helmer’s hysteria has released in the Tarantella dance. Similarly, playing of piano by Hedda helps in the release of her hysteria. Being a daughter of General and having military background, hedda is following strict codes of conducts and narrow traditions in her family, because of it, not only aristocratic manners but ethical nullity of that bourgeois class gets prevail in her attitude.
Hazel is a girl with a very dangerous cancer that prevents her from being able to breathe properly. She is very thoughtful and considerate about her actions and she is also uniquely analytical. In addition, she fears getting close to anyone because she knows that her death, which isn 't far off, will hurt anyone close to her. It makes her, as she puts it, a “grenade.” This fear appears most in regard to her mother. Therefore, she spends most of her time at home with little social interaction.
On the outside Lily Owens seems like a happy and adventurous, fun-loving fourteen-year old. But on the inside Lily has her own many battles: the death of her mother, her oppressive father, and the journey of finding out who she really is. We as people all have inside struggles, some worse than others and some, better. But although the main theme is everyone has dark secrets they battle with behind closed doors, that doesn’t mean that we as humans cannot overcome them just as Lily
Hester Prynne is the heroine of “The scarlet Letter”, and it is possible for us to fully sympathize with her because Through reading the text “The Scarlet Letter” we can find out Hester Prynne had a difficult life and had been suffering very much comparing to other characters because she handles her situation by keeping Dimmesdale a secret even under pressure refusing to let them take her daughter Pearl from her and not hiding from the public after her sin of adultery is revealed and she is punished. Though Hester Prynne does faced her situation better than the other characters it is still she who sufferers the most. The another reason which compel the reader to sympathize on Hester Prynne is because she had to under gone the worse consequences of her sin that she must live with her relationships and interactions with Chillingworth and Dimmesdale, and the way she deal with her sin and the results of it. Even though her sin was nothing big like murdering but she had
Her closet was her safe haven, she made many decisions that bettered her and people she cares about. For example, in the closet she conflicted about what to tell Rachel or to say nothing at all. Finally, most of all she conquered Andy Evans, which gave her a chance to say something, and to stand up. The safe closet was no longer safe, and so she had to face her fear because she couldn’t avoid it. Not like the last time instead she listens to
She does not confront William, failing to reclaim her identity as a woman of justice. She is aware of her trauma and is trapped in stasis where she can not move on because she cannot admit her trauma. She is in shock that William is right in front of her, rendering her speechless and reminding her of her trauma. This sets Olivia back to her trauma because she is reminded of the horrible experience she had of being physically abused by a serial rapist. Olivia makes a breakthrough in overcoming her trauma by facing William in trial, proving that she is a strong woman who will not shy away from her duty because the cause of her trauma is a few feet away from her.
This point in the book in particular infuriates me, and I think it does add to the “silent survival” of Celie and the other women around her. They are constantly criticized, belittled, and taken advantage of but, the continue to do what they need to do to survive and what they know will help those around them. This is another reason I think emotional survival can be such a difficult thing combat. And I feel that with this particular situation staying silent and submissive could have actually helped them get closer to overcoming what they were facing.
Aibileen Clark from The help is my most favorite character because I realize that Aibileen is one of the strongest women that I ever known. It is not easy for everyone to control their own emotion when they were disdained and Aibileen proved it for me. I can see that to be maid is very hard and torture but she can distinguish that Mae Mobley(A baby) is innocent, so she take care Mae Mobley very well while Mae Mobley’s mother always ignore Mae Mobley and hit her. Aibileen is brave too. She dare to share her bad experience with Skeeter for Skeeter’s book even she knew that it can do harm for her if other white people know about this but she still try to claim for coloured people fairness.