Charlotte Perkins Gilman transfers insanity to existence in the short story, “The Yellow Paper”. The main character goes through a “cure” in order for her low spirits to go away following the birth of her daughter. She goes insane after given the treatment of rest cure to relieve her symptoms. The author writes about the process of the main characters mentality getting to a level in which isn’t recognizable. It captures the attention deeply probably because Gilman has gone through the ordeal of insanity as well.
5. Some people interpret the ending of the story as the last example of the narrator 's insanity. They believe that it is her final creeping state that causes her husband to faint, as he sees the full extent of her insanity. The narrator says that she "can creep smoothly on the floor" (207) with her shoulder "in that long smooch around the wall" (207). Looking at these two quotes it makes it seem as if the women didn 't use the rope to hang herself but to tie herself to the room while she was creeping.
That’s nice,’ and he stroked harder … She jerked sideways, and Lennie’s fingers closed on her hair and hung on... And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck… For a second he was bewildered. And then he whispered in fright, ‘I done a bad thing’”
She could just be a very evil person who only wants to murder and manipulate people. However, Lady Macbeth reveals evidence that this is not the case about her. Lady Macbeth begins to sleepwalk and speak about the murders she has been a part of. “Attack, I am afraid, they have awoke. And tis not done.”
Pretty much, because of her tarnished reputation, I believed her to be a bad person. Once I read this book, all of my preconceived thoughts of Mary went away. Bartoletti wrote from a more sympathetic view point and made an effort to give the reader a different perspective on Mary’s life. She made the point of maybe Mary not understanding that she was a healthy carrier of the disease and touched on the fact that so many people of that time were uneducated about the catching and spreading of typhoid. Bartoletti did a good job describing how the time period also played a part in how Mary was treated after it was discovered that she was a typhoid carrier.
Intro: “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane” (PHILIP K. DICK, Valis). In present day America laws have been placed that prevent people who are “insane” to be guilty of the crimes they commit. In short, insanity is the state of being seriously mentally ill relating to madness. This is presented in the book Medea written by Euripides through her point of view. In Medea, a surge of insanity purges her after she is betrayed by her husband Jason causing many cruel and harsh actions to follow from her.
The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, is a surprising story of a town plagued by the belief that witches have invaded the streets of Salem, Massachusetts. With the use of heavy dramatic irony, those that encounter the story experience frustration as the result of many innocent townsfolk being condemned to death. The readers of the story recognize the fictitious proclamations of witchcraft, but those in the town of Salem actually validate the accusations against the alleged witches. Falsely accused and falsely condemned, the “witches” are sentenced to the rope; all this occurred simply because Abigail Williams wanted to obtain the affection of the man she loved, John Proctor. Through crazy stories and expressive writing, Miller took the reader on a captivating journey back to 1692 where bizarre things befell those residing in Salem.
These horrific actions all stem from the witches giving him truth infused lies time and time again. The apparitions the witches give Macbeth in act four just worsen the situation. The witches predictions of the future caused Macbeth to use his fear as motivation to create chaos. Therefore, this shows how Shakespeare used supernatural elements to reveal how unstable Macbeth’s mind was because he used the apparitions to uncover how paranoid Macbeth had become, and how paranoia had led to his downfall. In conclusion, In Macbeth by William Shakespeare the author uses supernatural elements like the imaginary dagger, Banquo’s ghost, and the witches
In Hamlet, it is a different murder for each character, however, in both cases it is the death of a father. These triggers and others create an extremely stressful situation for the characters and their psyche. Each character handles the stress in a unique way and falls in insanity at a different pace. This makes is easy for a reader to realize the contrast between the characters and to realize when they were going
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, rumors spread and lead to making false assumptions about people, which could cause their reputation to crumble. The novel clearly states many clear and valid points as to why these rumors can affect many people, and how they can change a person 's life in a bad way. Such as in the situation of Dolphus Raymond, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson. Throughout the novel, many people suffer from the sickening disease of rumors. Don’t try to create rumors about people because it only leads to more damage between the person who spreads rumors, and the person who has rumors spread on them, because it could truly affect their life in ways that are
Symbolism is using symbols to represent different things or ideas. William Faulkner is just one author, out of the many, to use symbolism in his literature works. He wrote several short stories, including “A Rose For Emily” in 1931 and “Barn Burning” in 1939. In both of these stories, Faulkner uses an imaginary county called Yoknapatawpha, located in Mississippi. Emily’s house, a strand of Emily’s hair, and fire, are great ways that William Faulkner used symbolism in “A Rose for Emily” and “Barn Burning.”
Everyone has been to the movies to watch a horror film, and anyone who has been through eighth grade english; has read a horror story. Some horror that is shown in short stories can be shown through murder, or the actions that the characters make. Three stories that were discussed in English 161 showed horror through the plot. Throughout the stories “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “A Rose for Emily,” and “The Lottery;” horror is developed very openly, and is shown through vivid details.