In a hollow smug hallway, Harper’s life changed in those two horrific minutes. She used all her force and power to escape, but he had a stronger grip. She yells, “STO…” but doesn’t get the chance to complete the word with her body in shock and pain till she passes out. She tried to comprehend what happened and why he attacked her, till the nurse comes back after getting the whole story to tell her she should keep this attack quiet. Harper was an enlisted member in the military and is one in a million of service members who get sexually assaulted and harassed in the military.
By the end of the story, she rips off the yellow wallpaper and kills her husband. Similar to this is the story of Edna in the novel ‘The Awakening’ by Kate Chopin. This story highlights the life of a woman who is trying to gain independence in a trapped society where it is impossible for women in that type of culture to be free. Society plays a major role in her story as the society oppresses her in such a way that results in a tragic ending. The story of the women in the ‘Yellow Wallpaper’ and Edna in the novel ‘The Awakening’ share the same type of a story.
Imagine living life in fear of being hanged or burned to death on accusation of witchcraft. This was the reality for countless men and women alike, during the Witch Trials of the mid-1600s. One such person was a homeless woman named Sarah Good. Good was considered a burden to society, therefore accused of witchcraft and sentenced to be hanged. Although she was pardoned until the birth of her child, that same child perished in prison before her execution (Jobe).
However, she had been given doses of morphine to help calm her nerves after the murders of her father and his wife. Lizzie was seen burning a dress shortly after, claiming it was an old one that had been ruined with paint. Lizzie Borden was arrested on August 11, 1892 for the double homicide. Her trial began nearly a year later on June 5, 1893. The mangled skulls of Mr. and Mrs. Borden were unveiled in the courtroom as evidence, thus causing such a shock that Lizzie fainted at the sight of them.
Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
Throughout her young life, she dealt with a variety of nemeses – communistic nonbenders, theocratic spirit bender, and many more, but the one who caused her Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and paralyzed limbs was the anarchist who poisoned her body with mercury and bent the air out of her lungs. On a similar note, Kuvira is a militaristic woman who united the collapsed Earth Kingdom and turned it into an empire. With strong will and power, she inspired extreme nationalism among the citizens and imposed a fascist government. What the citizens did not know, though, was that Kuvira was abandoned by her own parents to die in the desert, and she developed a deep sense of helplessness for that. Although they both felt extremely vulnerable
The setting was the speaker 's mind where the reader was taken from place to place. Due to the speakers dark imagination the reader journeyed from the US to Germany, then back in time to World War II, and then to a village where it 's people believed in vampires. The speaker was a tortured women who lost her father when she was so young that he seemed huge and powerful, like God. Memories of him caused her pain to the point where she wanted to die. "Daddy" created a myth of her father and turned her father into something than larger than life and herself as a victim larger than life.
In my opinion Andrea Yates murdered all five of her kids due to the mental illness. Prior to the birth of the last child, Andrea have already had a history of mental issues and was treated with antidepressants, admitted to a hospital and even tried to commit a suicide. Also her doctor had warned her about high chances of getting psychotic depression after a birth of another child. Her postpartum depression had a very severe form and should have been treated with medications in order to avoid any major complications. I think that biological and social factors played an important role in occurring the type of psychological condition that Andrea had.
Although it is hard for her to do that because the bombs falling on Tehran and killing her friends and family. Marjane parents both choose that Iran was not the place for their daughter. She was headstrong, outspoken, and independent. However, the behavior she has got her expelled so her mom and dad was afraid something worse would happen. They shipped Marjane to Vienna where she ended up in a boarding house that was run by some nuns.
Sarah becomes empowered, reverse to a primitive state from someone emotionally fragile to strong Sarah was a mother so after the car accident where both her husband and child died it has left her in an emotional state Plays with the weak conventional stereotype female.In the scene where Sarah kills the child crawler by knocking it down and breaking it’s neck, the audience can automatically see that the character arc undergoes significant transformation because she too had a child. However, during the scene where Sarah screams in blood, the audience can see the difference through her phallic appropriation. The final girl narrative was developed as a response to feminism acknowledgement of strength.. Director intention is to communicates a message that in a post feminist society women are no longer weak with the absence of male characters enables the film makers to construct a narrative where women are responsible for their own salvation. In Conclusion, Gender is represented in many ways in the film ‘The descent’. It Represents women in a way that reflects the post feminist context which the film was produced because until feminism women were not represented in this