She becomes a victim of an alien culture where all women become victims and feel themselves to be ugly and also suffer from an inferiority complex as a result of the impact of white standards of beauty. Her imbalanced mental state is also due to the uncaring and unsupportive nature of her mother as well as the unhealthy familial relations inside the home where the father on the one hand rapes the daughter and on the other burns down the house along with daily disputes between the parents. I have thus reached the conclusion that females are more vulnerable to acquire a diseased mind as they are always under the confining bell jar of the society and the family as a
Throughout the story, you start to notice that the narrator starts to become clinically insane as she develops childlike behavior such as demolishing the yellow wallpaper and biting some of the old nailed down furniture. The reader is able to tell how hysterical the narrator is getting as she describes how violently she starts to act towards the end of the story. Even the way the narrator starts to describe her dark thoughts and self-opinions show dangerous signs of how her mental health had gone downhill. “On a pattern like this, by daylight, there is a lack of sequence, a defiance of law, that is a constant irritant to a normal mind.”(Gilman 801) Her transformation from being able to have self-control to eventually growing clinically insane correlates to characterizations such as horror, madness, and fear that are expressed in the writing styles of gothic
These symbols together help portray the relationship between Annie and her mother by showing that they have a mutual dislike for one another and how they are tired and depressed because of their quarrelling. The thimble in the passage plays an important role in depicting the relationship between Annie and her mother. “Inside, however, the thimble that weighed worlds spun around and around; as it spun, it bumped up against my heart, my chest, my stomach, and whatever it touched felt as if I had been scorched there” (Page 101). Jamaica King uses the stylistic technique of a metaphor (when comparing Annie’s sadness inside to a thimble) to show how Annie is feeling, which helps show the relationship between her and her mother. The thimble is a result of Annie’s sadness regarding her mom.
The darkness and gloom, which encompasses the speaker’s struggle to find happiness in her heartbreak-induced depression, is heightened by the repetition of her morbid thoughts. An image of an “arbitrary blackness” (Plath 5) preventing her from distinguishing beauty establishes the grim scene. Her subsequent admittance that whenever she closes her eyes “the world drops dead” (1) illuminates the morose attitude she obtains as thoughts of death overtake her mind in the wake of her lover’s betrayal. Additionally, this demonstrates the fact that her mind is her only solace from the hell that the living world has become as
Through the novel, we can see how Gilead negatively affects the psychology and mentality of the handmaids that makes them to give up to the system and brain washes them. One example is Janine. She is rejecting her victimization and ignorant of her own victimization, Janine looks revolting, pathetic, and distressed. For example, Offered describes Janine as pitiful since she tries to fulfill Gilead’s roles. She describes her how she throws herself into the testifying and feels arrogance in describing her rape story and abortion; subsequently, feels guilty when she had done nothing wrong.
In the other hand, Hedda feared the scandal and the public opinions, due to the influence of her restricted life in the soldier's house. " In Ibsen's judgment she is doomed to failure because she did not dare for enough "(Huneker, 1905). A Doll's House was the warning that remind the society that the oppression of women is destroying the family and the whole society. Hedda Gabler was the representation of the destructive consequences of the oppression of
There is a rising action as Blanche and Stanley 's relationship becomes more and more difficult, with Blanche constantly belittling and insulting him, and Stanley becoming more aggressive and angry. Blanche grows to despise Stanley when she sees him beating her pregnant sister and Stanley permanently hates Blanche after he overhears her trying to convince her sister Stella to leave Stanley because he is common. There is also a rising action in Stanley’s revealing of Blanche 's secret past to Stella and Mitch. The climax of the play occurs when Stanley rapes Blanche. This brutal act marks the completion of her mental decline, pushing her over the edge from sanity to madness.
Blanche’s anger of being lonely results in her envious feelings towards her sister, so she plans to devastate her sister’s life and this creates the idea of sibling rivalry ( DiGaetani 69). For instance, in the first she comments on her sister’s apartment saying “What are you doing in a place like this?” (Williams 19). Her comment reflects her malice feelings, because she is homeless and her sister is living in an apartment with her husband. Moreover, Blanche insists on describing Stanley with rough descriptions in front of her sister, she told Stella “you are married to a madman”( Williams 64). In addition, she described Stanley as being a “ Pig”.
She began to howl.’’ (Crane The verbs Crane chooses, “screamed,” “howl,” “roared,” “growled”, suggest that Mrs. Johnson is not a motherly figure. The poverty causes Maggie’s parents to behave not like responsible parents. The father of Maggie dies early in the short novel. Maggie’s mother, a vicious alcoholic, who is described as a “sated villain”, is a mefistofelic character. She is abusive, she hurts her children very often.
Also, Scout demonstrates compassion for Boo Radley who is an outcast of society because of rumors spread about him. Atticus expresses compassion in To Kill a Mockingbird by acknowledging that Mrs. Dubose cannot control her actions even though she is very mean to his children. After Atticus finds out what Jem has done to her camellias, he shows compassion towards Mrs Dubose by talking to Jem about how what he did “to an old lady was inexcusable” (128). Mrs. Dubose struggled to control her morphine addiction before she passed away, causing her to act mean and aggressive towards Atticus and his children. Atticus wants his children to understand that some people cannot control their actions even though the reason is not apanent.
The relationship, while beginning sweet, leads to Jody abusing Janie and simply treating her as a servant and a trophy without any respect. Later, Jody slowly becomes significantly ill, leading to even worse treatment of Janie. This increasing abuse leads to her insulting Jody in public, which then leads to him beating her in public. Due to this assault, she does not show remorse on his deathbed, reminding Jody of all the horrible things he did to her until his final