She reflects back on the MacDuff family murder and feels great guilt because they displayed characteristics of truly good people. Lady Macbeth believes that: “water clears us of our deeds” (II.ii.65-70). Lady Macbeth feels traumatized by the murder and the guilt keeps eating at her causing her to sleepwalk. Here she confesses her guilty of murder. Macbeth absent, completing king duties, arrives back to check on her and plans to tell her of his future plans of murder.
The “Lady Lazarus” by Sylvia Plath is about a woman who is about to commit suicide. She claims that the rebirth is a failure but the act of dying is an art. The title “Lady Lazarus” came from the figure Lazarus from the Bible. The story of Lazarus is a miracle of Jesus in which Jesus brings Lazarus back to life four days after his burial. The poem is commonly interpreted as an expression of the author’s suicidal attempts and impulses.
To begin, Mildred, Montag’s wife, tries to kill herself by overdosing on sleeping pills. This is an event that makes the reader see that people are obviously unhappy in their day to day lives. The medical team comes to clean out Millie’s insides, and in this moment, machine is more alive than she. Mildred is cold and dead while this machine is slithering down and cleaning her of the toxins. Montag begins noticing how unimportant she is to him; “And he remembered thinking then that if she died, he was certain he wouldn’t cry” shows how messed up society is (Bradbury 44).
In New Orleans she demonstrates the act of a woman that has never know shame, but Stanley seems to see directly through her. After so long Blanches past seems to catch up with her and destroy her relationship that she has with Mitch. Stanley, destroys what is left of Blanche, as she feared this would happen in the first place! At the end of the play Blanche is led away feeling lost from life with an unconscious mind to an insane asylum. This is indeed the story of what happens to Blanche in the story but there were many flaws in her own personality that were to blame for her tragedies.
Love is parasitic. Oftentimes perceived positively, it silently renders its host subservient to lust, irrationality, anger, and vengeance. The manipulative Greek sorceress Medea falls victim to this curse in Euripides’ tragedy Medea, where after falling deeply in love, her husband Jason leaves her for another woman. Heartbroken, she goes on a murderous crusade to exact her revenge that even results in the death of her children. Aspects of Medea’s quest are apparent in the relationships in Jesmyn Ward’s coming of age novel centered around Hurricane Katrina, Salvage the Bones.
While these pieces are both plays, their differences far outweigh their similarities. Sorry, Wrong Number is about Mrs. Stevenson, a wealthy and neurotic invalid. While alone at home, Mrs. Stevenson decides to call her husband. However, a mistake occurs, and she ends up hearing a call about a plan to murder a woman that night. Frantically, Mrs. Stevenson hangs up and reports what she heard to the operator, and later, the police.
Dostoevsky suffered from extreme guilt. He suffered from epilepsy, which only grew worse due to the loss. This added to his overall declining health (Iswolsky). Another tragic event in Dostoevsky’s childhood that appears in Crime and Punishment occurred “when his closest play-mate, a girl of nine, was found raped one day in the hospital yard” ("Fyodor Dostoyevsky - A Writer 's Life"). This experience may have greatly influenced a character Raskolnikov discovers in the novel.
To me, both stories are very similar; tales where the “blind” husband is made a cuckold of by one of his close friends. The reason why the Wife of Bath’s prologue is last is because she seems so unhappy. The fact that her tale was about her wishes, proves that she is not content with her life. She has yet to be loved as more than just a pretty face or a wealthy noble. This tale is known for the “Dorigen’s Complaint,” where she talks about all of the women through history who have killed themselves when in a position where they might lose honor.
Pearl feels her mother’s shame and in order for Dimmesdale to achieve salvation he must publicly confess. Dimmesdale finally announces his sin of adultery at the Election Day Procession on the scaffolding. As Dimmesdale was dying, Pearl leans in for a kiss on his lips. Hawthorne states “A spell was broken. The great scene of grief, in which the wild infant bore a part, had developed all of her sympathies; and as her tears fell upon her father’s cheeks, they were the pledge that she would grow up amid human joy and sorrow, nor forever do battle with the world, but be a woman in it.” (197).
Hamlet describes vividly his disgust for his mother, Gertrude, in his first soliloquy in the first act of this play. The queen has just remarried to her deceased husband’s brother, Claudius, in a short amount of time. Enraged by this rash decision of the queen’s, Hamlet shouts, “Frailty, thy name is woman!” (Shakespeare). Hamlet drives himself crazy mourning over his mother’s decision to marry Claudius. In a way, Shakespeare is implying that when women are allowed to make their own decisions and do what they want, it never results in anything beneficial.