In the book, The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, the mental state of the main character, the governess is questionable and often argued by the audience. The governess reports several sighting of two ghosts, Peter Quint and Miss Jessel, however, the strange events degrade the credibility of the governess and readers must decide if they were real or fake. The governess is insane because she imagines the ghosts, displays excessive fear and anxiety and is extremely paranoid over the safety of her charges. All of this reasons are symptoms of insanity which lead us to logically believe she has a mental illness. The governess is insane because she is the only person at Bly to witness the ghosts of Peter Quint and Miss Jessel.
As the disasters that befell Salem were caused by the young girls ' hysteria of witchcraft, some of Miller 's critics perceived Abigail and her squad of followers as maleficent and vindictive driven by anger, cruelty and personal interests. Elizabeth Frayn interprets the hostility of the girls as a natural reaction to the negative view they receive in their society. For instance, Abigail is always regarded as a malicious girl who seeks to supplant Elizabeth as Proctor 's wife, and she is further motivated by Proctor 's threat to expose their affair if she does not clear his wife 's name ( Frayn 95). The girls are controlled by a fanatic society. Like Abigail, each of those girls has her own cause to be angry and simulate to kill her victims.
John Bell’s daughter Elizabeth took a great deal of abuse from this violent spirt. She was stuck with pins, slapped, bruised and even pinched. At first Bell didn’t want anyone to know what was happening but late told a friend who put together a commitee to investigate the happenings. They discovered that within the house there were strange forces with a certain intelligence. The worse happened when this force found a voice and afterwards seldom remained silent.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Her love for the master became noticeable when she sees Peter Quint for the first time. “Some one would appear there at the turn of a path and would stand before me and smile and approve” (James, p. 19). When she finds out that it is not her lover she gets disappointed. However, it is not clear whether she was thinking about her lover, but her disappointment surprises me. Peter
Scout feels uncomfortable around the proper ladies because the ladies laugh at her answers to their questions. Although Scout prefers to socialize with men rather than women, she tries to make her aunt proud of her by acting properly. “After all, if Aunty could be a lady in a time like this, so could I,” Scout thinks proudly to herself. Perhaps the most significant example of Aunt Alexandra’s care for her children occurs after Tom Robinson’s trial. Aunt Alexandra shows care for her niece and nephew because she worries where the children have gone.
As this progresses, the woman starts to go mad from ignorance and starts to believe there is someone behind the Wallpaper. In her room, the narrator starts to obsess over the Wallpaper. The Wallpaper symbolizes women starting to realize how unfair they were treated and how responded to this. As the women’s illness keeps getting subdued by her husband, she starts to go mad and the wallpaper demonstrates this. In the third entry of her diary she says, “Of
Scout hates that she does this, but ends up being influenced by her. Scout matures in a way and starts to follow the social expectations of being a lady in Maycomb County. Atticus a loving and caring father, tells his children about Aunt Alexandra’s visit to the Finch household. He explains to them about how they are Finches and are different from other
Socratic Seminar Preparatory Assignment #1 Fear affects everyone differently. Some people strongly dislike being scared, yet others live off the rush that comes from it. But, what effect does fear have on society and people? After Betty continues to not wake up from her so-called post-witchcraft experiences. Her father, Parris, sits at her bedside overcome with both anger and fear and says “Parris: ...Oh, my God!
"I am not merry; but I do beguile The thing I am, by seeming otherwise" (Desdemona - Act II, Scene I). This quote was said by Desdemona when she was talking to Iago. She said that even though she pretends to be happy and active, she is still very worried about husband, Othello’s safety. Desdemona falls madly in love with Othello after he wooed her with his adventure stories. They eloped together because Desdemona 's father would not have approved of their relationship.
In The Yellow Wallpaper a dangerous effect of complete isolation is paranoia. It is linked in with the obsession of the wallpaper as the narrator does not want anyone else becoming interested in it. The narrator wants the wallpaper all to herself to study and becomes suspicious of John and Jennie. She claims to have “caught [John] several times looking at the wallpaper” and “caught Jennie with her hand on it” (162). This effect of isolation is dangerous because the narrator locks herself in her room and throws the key out of the window in order to free the women who are trapped in the wallpaper.
This would cause the students to become very suspicious—always questioning the legitimacy of different ideas. That is to say, children who were brought up in residential schools usually had a large range of trust issues, and consequently, lacked compassion for others. Finally, a disturbing quantity of students—both male and female—were raped by nuns and priests. You could only imagine the kind of impact that could have on an individual. Some students were considered lucky, if it only happened once, for many children were raped constantly, and some were even impregnated by their abuser.
It becomes hard to recognize her as the story progresses, sleepwalking through the castle and constantly rubbing her hands as she attempts to remove the innocent blood shed on her hands driven by her guilt-ridden mind. Lady Macbeth is unable to surpass the evil she has set on herself and in the end; the guilt she prayed against became her worst enemies. She was beyond repair and it lead to her suicide. Furthermore, in the yellow wallpaper the protagonist becomes mentally ill for being locked in a room deprived of life. The majority of the story takes place in a room which only induces pain deep within herself evoking negative mental thoughts.
Last but not least, Lady Macbeth tries to comfort to spur Macbeth on continuing his plan. Lady Macbeth plays her role of wife very well, she knows how to comfort her husband when Macbeth feels guilty. For instance, when MAcebth worries about Banquo 's posterity will be the king, Lady Macbeth comfort her husband that while they will not live forever, it also spurs Macbeth on to continue his plan of get rid of Banquo 's posterity. When Macbeth feels guilty of killing Ducan, he afraid of his bloody hands, Lady Macbeth smears blood on her hand and uses water to wash it to shows to her husband to continue their plan. Besides, Lady Macbeth also tries to comfort Macbeth by letting him sleep after Macbeth saw the ghost of Banquo and says the reason of we can not fall asleep cause we are the beginners to spur Macbeth on continuing their plan of being king.