However, mourning makes the memory of the dead desirable and welcomes it. That is exactly why ghosts are not welcome in both of the plays as mourning is lacked in them. In Ghosts, Mrs. Alving rejects to mourn her deceased husband as she thinks that the death of his was salvation to her own well being and of her son’s. She sees the living memory of her husband was what was keeping her executing her own identity and her free will in a complete sense. The same thing is true for Amy in The Family Reunion .
In the midst of Hamlet’s confrontation with his mother, the ghost appears and stares at him. Hamlet breaks down and begs the ghost to stop looking at him that way. While this happens, Gertrude holds to the belief that her son has gone mad as she watches him talk to himself. Gertrude can not see or hear the ghost. Earlier in the play, Horatio and the castle guards were able to see the ghost, but in this scene, only Hamlet can see it.
Lacanian Psychoanalytic View of Beloved in Beloved Beloved in Toni Morrison’s Beloved displays the influence lack of parenting and time on earth had on her when she re-materializes as a woman creeping out of the water (Morrison 50). Beloved’s life was cut short as a result of her mother 's grave decision to execute her to prevent her from living a life of slavery. This act in itself may have saved what was left of Sethe’s family, but not without long-term consequences. Aside from being shunned by the surrounding communities, Beloved haunted the family as a ghost until one day she respawned in human form out of the water. When Beloved reentered into Sethe’s reality, she inhabited the body of a woman opposed to an infant.
It can be concluded from his lack of discussion that Mr. Usher wants to pretend as if his sister is not sick or may not even exist. “For several days ensuing, her name was unmentioned by either Usher or myself: and during this period I was busied in earnest endeavours to alleviate the melancholy of my friend.” (Poe 681) This is a contributing factor to the mental illness that he claims to have and can be linked to his reasoning behind burying his sister where she could not be used for experimentation by the local doctors. The last influence on Mr. Usher is the environment in which he lives.
Ophelia’s innocence is broken when her father dies because she now sees the world differently than she did before. Because of this she gets her feeling out is a different way, by singing.During this scene Ophelia sings about her father’s death.“(sings) He is dead and gone”(4.5.35). She is singing this because this is how she getting out her emotions and she is trying to cope with her father being gone. Ophelia also sings about Hamlet, “(sings) young men will do’t, if they come t’ ort. By cock, they are to blame… He answers, so would I ha’ done, by yonder sun, an thou hadst not come to my bed”(4.5.64-71).
How 'd you like that?” curley 's wife also spends her days hounded by her mean-spirited husband with her attempts to reach out to the other men backfiring, ultimately leading to her death when she desperately reaches out to Lennie saying “Why can 't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely." Through symbolism, Steinbeck is conveying that ignorance and isolation can have extreme consequences and we learn that negligence can turn an individual towards the wrong person.By portraying isolation in a negative light Steinbeck displays how companionship is essential to the emotional wellbeing of an individual. Slim even states that ‘a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody’.
Lyra goes to the underworld to apologise to her friend Roger as she felt it was her fault that he had died. When they finally meet he rushed to embrace her. But he passed like cold smoke through her arms, and though she felt his little hand clutch at her heart, it had no strength to hold on. They could never truly touch again.
An implicit call back to the line, “… see everyone hung before they’ll take blame” (136). Keller’s wants have been subverted by a chance line, or Freudian slip, from his wife. Superficially, Joe and Kate have the same desire, a return to peace and stability within their household, but subconsciously, Kate desires to reveal the truth. This is most likely because she blames Joe for Larry’s death, as indicated in a quote further on into the play, “Your brother’s alive, darling, because if he’s dead, your father killed him” (139). And now, with Kate revealing the truth in front of George, their fragile home life is irreparably destroyed.
Hearing which the character totally changes her behavior. She becomes very sad, her face is not expressing anything except the pain, which can be explained as she does not expect such act from her beloved father with whom she shared the same lost of lovely mother and wife and realizing that she was not enough for him to live happy as well as the fact that it was not her father who told her the news. A couple of days her father was receiving a very cold attitude but did not ask anything. Surely, he knew what conversation his sister had with his daughter, and maybe he was not asking any questions as he could not lie to her. Yes, the news she heard was a lie, but he was ready to sacrifice his own comfort for his daughter’s future.
For several days, she swung between disappointment and anger, unaware of what has occurred and worrying why her parents have not come for her yet. All kinds of thoughts churn in her mind. Was her host adopting her? When she was first told that her parents were dead, she refused to accept that, and she wondered whether she has been abandoned because she was bad. However, when her parents death was confirmed, she reacted by completely ceasing to speak.