When the lightning bolt struck the Chinaberry tree near the house, “it filled all visible space with a blinding glare and the crash seemed to invade the very boards they stood upon” (89), which resulted in a surge of emotion between Calixta and Alcee. “They did not heed the crashing torrents, and the roar of the elements made her laugh as she lay in his arms” (89). Calixta wasn’t worried anymore and began to feel
Her work done, she can only suffer”(Sophocles 86). This quote from the play is stating that she killed herself because she has nothing else to live for. She's going to die a slow and painful death the way Kreon is enforcing her death. Antigone committed suicide because she did not want to suffer for no reason. She made her death quick and less painful.
In other words, the same night after Alcee met with Calixta he wrote to his wife a loving letter. This behavior shows the freedom and overwhelming happiness that Alcee felt, these feelings of happiness left him satisfied enough that he would feel that love for his wife after he was cheating on her.
F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the character of Daisy Buchanan as a woman born into a wealthy ‘old-money’ family, where she’s a victim of traditional values that must be upheld. Daisy comes across as helpless and childlike possibly due to her sheltered upbringing. On the other hand, she is materialistic, insincere, and deceptive. Daisy commits a violent crime without acknowledgment or remorse. She comes across as somebody who is devoid of real emotion; she allows Gatsby to pay the ultimate price for her wrong doings and fails to show an ounce of gratitude in his wake.
In this state she acts upon her own desires, sexually and emotionally. She is able to express her true identity and finally finds the courage to make the changes she deems as necessary. Her interactions with Robert and Alcée intensify, which please her sexually and emotionally. She feels no ties with Léonce whatsoever, and does not worry or care too much about him. Edna eventually travels back to Grand Isle’s waters and stands “naked in the open air, at the mercy of the sun, the breeze that beat upon her, and the waves that invited her.” Her final independent decision is to commit suicide under her own will, displaying her true identity through her own
Eventually, this results in failure as she is unable to find solace against the harshness of reality. Throughout the play, Blanche turns to her illusions as a defense mechanism in order to hide the truth from herself and others. After discovering her husband’s affair with another man, she told him that he disgusted her. As a result of this deliberate act of cruelty, her husband decides to commit suicide. When arguing with Stanley, Blanche exclaims, “Deliberate cruelty is not forgivable.
It represents how Alcée and Calixta feel about the aftermath of their actions as well as Bobinôt and Clarisse's bliss of their seemingly loving marriages. With the characters going back to their daily lives, just as the last line suggests, they all live happily ever after. That is, until the next storm rolls
When she runs over Tom’s mistress the readers understand that she has no sense of right and wrong. To Daisy, anyone who doesn’t give her more wealth and material goods is useless to her. Then she abandons Gatsby when he dies. Daisy and Tom just leave New York, seemingly unaffected by the events that have unfolded in this novel. But it isn’t just Daisy’s love for materialism or selfishness that connects her with the nineteen twenties flappers, it’s her rebellion against social norms as I have stated before.
Edna admires the way that Mademoiselle Reisz plays with passion just for herself. Edna feels nothing when Adele plays because she is only playing for the purpose of providing pleasant music for her home. Edna wants to be less like Adele and more like Mademoiselle Reisz so she starts to make changes in her devotion to her art. The art on the cover is simple and elegant. The reflections of the water on the woman
Although she already possesses these values, she regains them while helping Mariane understand. Dorine is a perfect example of a strong woman who establishes the life she wants, liberty to do as she pleases, and happiness in helping others. On the other hand, in "The Death of Ivan Ilyich", Ivan is opposite to Dorine. Although he is deathly sick, he feels sorry for himself and doesn’t seem to care much to try to get better. Ivan is weak and uncertain of what he wants out of his life, so giving up seems to be the best option for him.