The narrator also reflects on Emily’s aunt going insane, and compares the insanity to the time Emily refused to believe her father was dead. Until three days after his death she finally turns his body over for burial. The narrator next describes how Emily meets her lover Homer Barron, as he is hired to work repairing sidewalks. As their love affair continues the town seems against her being with him, as he is below her station. She is also seen at the drugstore buying arsenic, which she gave no explanation for.
This is shown in "The Yellow Wallpaper" because she is trapped in this room while her husband goes to work. The most obvious influence in her life told in "The Yellow Wallpaper" is her depression. In the story she explains her depression and how doctors tried treatments and nothing seemed to work. She describes how she feels trapped with no help and drives herself insane. The story ends with her husband claiming for a divorce while he falls on the ground out of distraught.
Kate Chopin is an American Author from louisiana. She is known for her vast amount of short stories and novels. One of her most famous short stories is “The Story of an Hour”. Kate Chopin wrote this short story based upon the women from the 1800’s and how they were stuck in an unhappy marriage and getting a divorce was never really an option for them. The main idea of this short story is about the reflections of a women’s thoughts, Mrs. Mallard, after the announcement of her husband 's sudden death in an accident.
Adultery: The Ultimate Form of Betrayal “The Forsaken Wife” by Elizabeth Thomas and “Verses Written on her Death-bed at Bath to her Husband in London” by Mary Monck both portray wives dealing with their husbands’ suspected, or known, adultery. Elizabeth Thomas’s utterly painful poem details a wife attempting to reconcile with the fact her husband has been unfaithful, the message of the poem being that although the husband doesn’t deserve the wife; she is going to “remain true”. The first stanza establishes the tone of sadness; it’s clear the speaker of the poem is hurt by her husband’s betrayal as she bitterly remarks “But what’s humanity to you?”. The wife also believes her husband to be a “cruel man” and although he’s the one that cheated, it’s the “broken heart, your broken vows” that has ruined the wife. As the poem continues, it progressively becomes bitter because of the wife’s responsibility “to be forever
Emily Grierson in the short story “A Rose for Emily” written by William Faulkner goes through depressing events in her life, but how she deals with these stressors is what is interesting. Ms. Grierson has to deal with the loss of her father. Additionally, the fact that her new found lover did not want to marry her and could leave her at anytime causes more stress. Both of these situations lead her to isolate herself from other people, fearing the thought of the town looking at her as weak. The loss of her father, her lover Barron possibly leaving her, and the thought of being weak, causes Emily Grierson to obtain the fear of abandonment.
Theory Analyzing elements of prose fiction in a story, need a theory to support the analyzed. This essay is going to use the theory of Perrine in a book The Anatomy of Prose Fiction by Drs. Sunaryono Basuki Koesnosoebro which is about the plot (on pages twenty-eight) and theme (in pages seventy-six). A plot in a story is the sequence of events which are arranged. Perrine (1959: 61).
American writer William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, in 1897. Much of his early work was poetry, but he became famous for his novels set in the American South. His work, A Rose for Emily, depicts an older lady who fights with the town about taxes and then ends up in a relationship with Homer Barron. In William Faulkners, A Rose for Emily, everyone overlooks Emily as a suspect in the murder of Homer Barron originally because they didn’t realize he was dead, then because of their seemingly happy relationship, and finally because of her position in society. Homer Barron was dead for quite some time before the townspeople realized it, but why?
In “Desiree’s Baby”, Kate Chopin writes about a young girl named Desiree, who is abandoned and taken in by Madame Valmonde and her husband, however Desiree’s new family has zero knowledge of Desiree’s background. As Desiree grows up she falls in love with Armand Aubigny, who ignores the mysterious background of Desiree and asks her for marriage. During their marriage, the couple is able to have a son; although, Desiree begins to notice that her son does not have the similar appearance as a white baby. Confused and heartbroken, Desiree rushes to her husband for help, yet Armand pushes her away and forces her to leave him by claiming that Desiree is not white. With Desiree gone, Armand finds a letter from his mother who hopes that Armand will
In which she is loved, lives her life with her “husband”, and finally for once in her life is not the outcast old maid. She lives her make-believe life behind closed doors, shutting out any chance of reality catching up with her, the reality that could open her eyes to the fact that her rosy love story is nothing more but a dream, since at the end of the day, she is living with a dead man (which she murdered), she is still alone and unloved. Her life is like that of a rose, in her misplaced perception her life is filled with love and beauty, she lives the fairy-tale every girl dreams of, yet beneath that beauty lies self-doubt, Emily’s insecurities and her lies, her ugly side (the thorns of the rose), she begins to decay and commits murder, all in the name of keeping the fantasy within herself
Plath is in fact the female foil to this biblical figure, and through the chaos and loneliness her husband, father, and friends cultivate, she is ultimately driven to suicide. However, despite her attempts, the poet unfailingly rises from her deathbed to confront an increasingly harsher world. Similar to Plath, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell introduces themes of turmoil and confusion, specifically in her 1971 album Blue, in which she considers her complex relationship with the man she loves. Written during Mitchell’s trip to Europe, Blue includes the songs “All I Want” and “California,” both of which encapsulate Mitchell’s journey away from her lover as well as evoke the same sense of isolation that Plath conjures in ‘Lady Lazarus.’ Blue, while arguably Mitchell’s most poignant album, is not her only collection to share themes with Plath. Within their respective works, Sylvia Plath and Joni Mitchell explore tortuous relationships, loss of self, dissolution, and at times hope thus expressing their unique and dysfunctional realities; however, whereas Mitchell presents a gloomy world, heavy with