In Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, many people agree that the Governess is an unreliable narrator, because of her actions, her tendency to jump to conclusions, a possible mental illness in the family, and the fact that everything that goes on in the story is just so strange. There are many things that may be intentionally left out by the Governess, such as sexual abuse of the children, because she is an unreliable narrator who hallucinates ghosts. The Governess is not mentally stable, making her extremely unreliable. The Governess herself states that she is “easily carried away,” (James 14) and often admits to hearing things in the house that she is not sure are real, "but these fancies were not marked enough not to be thrown off” (James 13). This immediately sets her up as someone we cannot trust.
Additionally, when Charlotte is distressed over Ms. Hancock's death, her mother gets irritated and blames her for “disturbing the even tenor of [their] home”(80). How could Charlotte ever learn to appreciate herself if her mother either criticizes or ignores her? For this reason, Charlotte never argues with her mother, because she knows she
After Edgar is forced, he puts on a different descise. "Nothing" is mentioned as well by being repeated about what can be said by the daughters. The words are echoed and are incorporated by the fool. Mentioning there are nothing left, but the two parts that are given to someone else and him having nothing else. Lear said awful things to his daughter about an evil child.
She is so deluded from the fact that all her encounters with the people she calls kind strangers, were instances where they have taken advantage of her. In those last words spoken by Blanche before she leave, she reveals her madness as she is now in an illusion depending on the kindness of the doctor and no longer acknowledging Stella. At the aftermath, she is still eluded by the fact that strangers take advantage of her Mitch, Stanley and even her husband. The climax of Blanche's madness is when she confronted by itch about her lies and she stated that she "never lied inside[....never lied] in [her] heart..."(147). Which means she believes all the stories and tales she told were solely the truth.
She came to her house, where Eva and Sula they didn’t share affectionate words rather they fight and throws anger on the other person. Sula tries to blame eva for everything and in a day or two Eva was taken to mental asylum.now Sula feels a great relief and it’s very clear that Sula has changed in the years. She is filled with negative thoughts. The friends get to meet after a decade and they had best time in the afternoon. They talk about Eva where Sula blames her grandmother but we know the truth behind it.
Jealousy leads to mayhem. In the crucible lot of the character get jealous of someone leading to total mayhem. The interaction between Mrs. Putman and Rebecca Nurse is a prime example of this jealousy. Mrs. Putnam had had eight children but she lost seven of them. When Rebecca Nurse tells her she is blessed with “eleven children” (page 27 in regular book) Mrs. Putman believes she is under the spell of witchcraft as she only has kept one and Rebecca has eleven.
However, there are some suggestions as to what took place. There is a possibility that Miles could have known that the governess thought she was seeing Peter Quint and that he only exclaimed Quint’s name in order to appease, or possibly prank the governess. There even exists a theory that, “the Governess ' anxiety-driven hysteria causes her to refuse to give up on the possibility that Miles is somehow connected to the ghosts, ultimately ending his life to fulfill her personal desire for the psychological truth. (Herold)” Either way, there is sufficient evidence to provide that in this scene Miles was not aware of any kind of supernatural presence. The governess even takes realization to this idea when she states, “wasn’t he looking through the haunted pane for something he couldn’t see?
The kids that were hanged didn’t really understand why the were being hung because they do anything wrong. Also it was the fact they were related to them and they thought that their mom or father was teaching them witchcraft. The crucible was a tragedy because no one was safe and everyone was scared that the girls were going to point at them next and they would hang. The trials were unfair because if the denied witchcraft they were hung for saying that they weren’t and if they admitted they were put in jail and would confess their sins to the
(l.42) The husband decides everything for the protagonist and thinking it’s for her own good, but eventually his methods proves to worsen her illness, she can’t even write. She also has a brother, who is a doctor that doesn’t really help her on her sickness and just orders her to rest. The poor character has two family members that should be helping her, instead they are making her worse, even though that is not their intentions. In the story, she suffers from a mental breakdown after she obsesses over a wallpaper that consumes her every moment. She starts acting paranoid because of the things she is seeing in the yellow wallpaper.
Jane explained her living conditions. She said: “He bullied and punished me; not two or three times in the week, nor once or twice in the day, but continually: every nerve I feared him, and every morsel of flesh on my bones shrank when he came near.” (Bronte 8) When Jane is giving us a description of her childhood, you can’t help but feel concerned for her safety. After Mrs. Reed had enough of her, Jane was sent to an orphanage that was erupting with sickness. There, she got her education, and became a diligent governess. She had no family, no friends, and no money.
Everyone has to deal with coming of age but it happens differently for everyone. It could be having to learn to be independent or learning that no one is perfect. In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee shows off the theme of coming of age pretty well. The book tells a story of a young girl 's life and how some things aren’t as you imagine them. She always thought one of her neighbors was a creepy old man who never comes out of his house but in reality he was just afraid of society and what’s currently going on.
Her parent hardly pay attention to her so she tries to deal with the constant memory of the incident on her own. Her friends from previous years all ignored her for what had transpired at the party. She felt no one cared so her depression became more serious. All that they did hurt her and socially scarred
Alison always accused Tori for doing things to her because she had made herself believe that Tori hated her. She later figured out that this wasn’t the case. Dr. Faraday, one of Alison’s psychiatrists, gave Alison some new insight. “Everybody has a story, Alison,”(267). He explained to her all of the behind the scenes actions she didn’t understand and made misconceptions about.