He is depressed and contemplates about his state and its effect on his family. His sister, Grete is introduced in the story just by her sobbing when Gregor does not open his bedroom door. After his transformation, she cares for his every need thinking about his welfare and grows in the sight of their parents. As an irony, she is the one who takes the initiative of getting rid of him. The father who earlier looked incapable
Their mother rethought the decision that she made when she became aware that Peter and Wendy have been playing too much in the Veldt. The parents were suspicious of the children when they sensed the reality of the “heat”, the “vultures” and the “screams” in the playroom. George and Lydia decided the time has come for the nursery to be shut down a few days. When the technology in the playroom makes the decision to refuse George’s commands, George decides to close the “fool room” forever. The children were not pleased with George’s decision, Peter and Wendy thought the idea of shutting down the nursery was “horrid”.
Jane, being just a little girl, became so scared and believing that she is seeing her dead uncle, screamed and fainted. This led to the doctor, Mr. Lloyd, to suggest to Mrs. Reed that it might be better to send Jane away to the school, Lowood Institution. At school, Jane thought that her problems would end and that there would be no more misery; however, she was wrong. The headmaster, Mr. Brocklehurst, was a cruel man. He can be likened to the corrupt politicians in our country that uses the funds allotted for the betterment of the community for his own use.
Granny’s angered tone demonstrates how negative she felt about Richard being exposed to violent books due to her religious beliefs that disapprove of them. This dialogue demonstrates how Richard’s desire to continue the story ignited his violent protest against his grandmother who was trying discipline and protect him. In the dialogue, Richard states that he knew to stay quiet but he protested anyway this shows that his desire to keep reading pushed him to argue with Granny. After Granny finished yelling at Richard and claimed he was going to hell, Richard explained, “ I vowed that as soon as I was old enough I would buy all the novels there were and read them to feed that thirst for violence that was in me, for intrigue, for plotting, for secrecy, for bloody murders. So
Medea’s husband has not only wronged her by marrying the King of Corinth’s daughter but the King of Corinth banished her from the city to protect his daughter from Medea. A common technique of Euripides is to use the opening speech to explain the background of the play. Medea is filled with bitter grief and wanted to die as soon as the play began, the nurse knew how
Uncle Clem’s vase indicates the outcomes of Cecilia and Robbie’s love, considering they break the vase the day they discover their love for each other, signifying their love would not be forever. Moreover, it is later revealed that the mended vase had “simply come away” in Betty’s hand (pg. 279), foreshadowing their death revealed by Briony in the epilogue of the novel. The vase also symbolises the lost love between the Tallis family whose strong relationships were shattered, just like to the vase. Cecilia wanted to “comfort her sister” as ”it would have suited her better,” but Briony began to develop complex emotions that Cecilia could no longer comprehend (pg.
Explore how Gregor’s metamorphosis can be seen as a symbol of alienation of him in the modern world in Kafka’s Metamorphosis. The literal meaning of the term ‘metamorphosis’ is the process of transformation by which humans change from an adolescent into an adult in two or more stages. The choice of the title by Kafka, creates a significant role for the idea of change to be played.The story suggests a world that is pugnacious and the most salient theme in the book is per say the powerful hegemonizing demeanour of Kafka’s father over him which is shown in correlation with Mr Samsa and Gregor. Kafka’s relationship with his father was decrepit and therefor arduous to maintain. Franz Kafka goes a milestone in portraying this metamorphosis as
The play ensues with Loureen raising her voice to her beloved abusive husband, when she challenges his authority he vanishes. This is where the plots play takes flight as Loureen is left awestruck by his disappearance. She is left confused on the way forward; she does not know how to carry on with life without her husband while feelings of despair and resentment reside within her. She questions whether she is murderer or victim and is left puzzled while trying to piece together the fragments of her life now that she is rid of the monster and freed from his gripping claws. We see the typical symptoms of battered woman syndrome, being displayed by Loureen, as she goes back and forth between memories of her husband and trying to figure her way
A messenger visits the Macduffs and warns them saying, “I doubt some danger does approach you nearly” (4.2.73). Even though Lady Macduff and her son do not pose as a threat to Macbeth, Macbeth has them killed. Lady Macbeth, while sleepwalking, announces to her doctor and maid, “Will these hands ne’er be clean?” (5.1.45). Lady Macbeth is finally starting to realize that her husband has took his obsession with power too far. She expresses her guilt and remorse without even realizing it, showing that she truly regrets her actions.
Through the idea of “dropping out” (line 12), the poem suggests that women should try to break free of the system and defy the traditional gender roles that it has placed upon them. The main conflict of the poem is that of a mother with her own family. They constantly judged her actions in the household, even giving her grades for her performance. In the poem, her husband gave her “an A for last night’s supper, an incomplete for her ironing, and a B plus in bed” (line 1-4), her son “says she is average” (line 5) and her daughter “tells her she passes” (line 10-11). Simply put, her husband uses an A-F system, her son uses a ranking system and her daughter uses a Pass/Fail system.