She became very angry and hurt that this man betrayed her. Again, unable to cope with the negative emotions in the moment, she ended up poisoning him. Another one of the women had the presence of a negative stimuli, her husband was not sympathetic of her and her emotions. She had a really tough day and was very irritated when she got home. She tried to talk to her man about it and he was not responding the way that she needed him to.
She drinks and lie’s because of her past, with her consciously knowing that she is responsible for the death of allan, and also being responsible for being fired as a teacher; she has to find a way to cope with everything going on in her head. Blanche’s way of coping is lying, her lying becomes part of her reality. “Blanches part in her husband 's death is neither gentile nor loving.” (Phillip 305) She Feels guilty for her actions, but there is little remorse shown from blanche. She feels terrible for judging but knows its irreversible so she lives with it. With the Character traits such as Blanches, she realizes her mistake but will not openly admit to them out in the public eye.
Melinda gets depressed and starts expressing her pain through stuff like biting her lips and her nails, and not talking. At the end of the story she finally found her voice and was able to stand up for herself. In the beginning, Melinda didn't talk to anyone, barely even to her parents. She says, “I have tried so hard to forget every second of that stupid party and here I am in the middle of a hostile crowd that hates me for what I had to do. I can't tell them what really happened” (Anderson, 28).
As Francie watches the women through stones at Joanna and her baby, she realizes that the women are hypocrites and decides that she hates them because “they stuck together for only one thing: to trample on some other woman...whether it was by throwing stones or by mean gossip.” One of the most crucial events in Francie’s loss of innocence was her experience with the sex offender. This is the first time she has had any experience with sex of any kind and it is a very emotionally scarring event for her to have to deal with. The final event that shows a loss of innocence in this section of the story is the death of Johnny. Francie has to watch as her father’s health declines. His death causes her belief in God to diminish and she begins to see the world in a different
Ellen’s family history could be a factor and trigger for her to attempt to commit suicide. Her father was alcoholic. She did not receive affection from her parents. Her mom did not approve of her education choice, mistreated her, and they resented her. She has constant thoughts of suicide
John also forbids Jane from writing in her journal, so she had to hide it from him. As time goes on Jane’s mental state declines even further. Since Jane wasn’t being treated properly, she went from a being in a depressed state to a form of psychosis. She became obsessed with the wallpaper; Jane believed she was seeing a woman behind the wallpaper. The symbolism is clear: the woman behind the wallpaper is Jane who is trying to escape her reality of being secluded in her own home.
Speak is a book written about the internal and external conflicts that protagonist, Melinda faces after being raped by Andy Evans (“IT”) and hated by her peers for ruining an end-of-summer party. This has traumatized Melinda and she is too afraid to speak up. Anderson enhances the big theme of sadness and depression through similes, metaphors,
The conflict is the line of events that happen before and after sex. The feeling before is a sinking feeling, a black hole that you can’t pull yourself out of. Afterwards, it’s like you’ve hit the bottom. The shame washes over you and you realize that you didn’t mean anything to him. This story was not told chronologically, instead she jumps between the men she was with giving examples of how each one got to her and how they left her.
Many of them did not agree or felt that these rules were wrong ,yet they couldn’t speak up or change anything because that's they way it was intended to be. Due to these dumb and unfair rules it had left the Haitians quiet and hopeless. In the story it states, “Under her breath, my mother is cursing this monster cursing this monster who drags thousands of women out on the hot streets to venerate
Melinda is raped by an older boy at a party the summer before her freshman year of high school. The impacts of this event are socially and psychologically devastating for Melinda. Her declining mental health renders her physically unable to speak about being raped over the summer. She is unable to cope with her trauma, and forced to suffer alone. However, she eventually becomes empowered to speak up for herself and about her experience.