Literary Analysis “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin introduces us to Mrs. Mallard as she reacts to the sudden death of her husband. Chopin describes Mrs. Mallard’s emotions as sad, yet happy that her husband has been killed. Kate Chopin’s “ The Story of an Hour” argues that when a person is controlled and made to live under another person their mental state of mind is affected. The story also argues that when that person is freed from the controlling person their true self can finally be achieved. Kate Chopin portrays these themes by the use of character development; plot control, and irony throughout the story.
The speaker said, “Thy beauty shall no more be found/ Nor, in thy marble vault, shall sound,” (25, 26). The speaker is trying to explain to the mistress that because time is running out, everyone is going to die soon. So her beauty will go to waste when she is in the coffin. The speaker continues to say, “My echoing song: then worms shall try/ That long preserved virginity,” to scare the mistress (27, 28). The tone of the poem went from sweet to scary.
The arguing between the teachers shows that there is going to be an issue with her receiving the jacket. The author chose to use this craft element because it creates suspense for the reader. The suspense in this foreshadowing leads to the problem of the teachers making her pay for the jacket. Another element the author used was point of view to show how much the jacket meant to Martha. In the story it says, “ “I went home very sad and cried into my pillow that night so grandmother wouldn’t hear me.
Material Possession vs Religion In “Verses upon the Burning of our House”, about the religious and human view of material things, Anne Bradstreet tries to hide the fact that during the burning of her house she secretly grieves the lost of her material things. The poet struggles in the debate of spiritualism and non spiritualism as she goes on in the poem describing her feelings and thoughts about her house burning down. As I read the poem I felt a bit of controversy from Bradstreet point of view because of her seesaw in how she illustrates the importance of possession, contrary of her religious beliefs. Bradstreet´s final point is that unlike the importance of possession, people, including the poet herself, craves and desires all material things. Bradstreet opens her poem by telling her readers about the impact caused on her when she woke up form a “silent night” (1), term she uses to later express the great impact made on her by the roaring sound of fire burning down her house, and that awakens her from her sleep.
This room has a faded, yellow wallpaper that the narrator becomes unsatisfied with over time along with the other imperfections that the room has due to it being decrepit such as windows that have boarded up. The narrator is put on bedrest and only has the company of her notebook in which she writes down her story and the way she is feeling after giving birth as well as her recovery. With John being out of the house most days to work with other patients, the narrator expresses her loneliness and hatred for being stuck up in an awful room and not being allowed to go out and see the garden and meet people. In her notebook, she also describes how she feels about her husband 's care towards her. Since a member of her family, the narrator 's brother is also a Physician she is aware of how condescending they can be towards their patients.
Ayan Salad Ms.Farrow ENG 4U1 November, 11, 2014 “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “The Beautiful Mind” “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This story is a collection of journal entries written by Jane. However, she feels uncomfortable living in this house. She is banned to enjoy her hobbies, which is writing, because her husband and her family are against it. Even though her husband and her family wish her to be enjoying her hobbies, she still spends her time writing.
“When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone.” (Chopin, 2014) Louise’s withdrawal to her room acts as a metaphor for her life as a married woman. So far, Brently Mallard controlled the decisions, now Louise has the freedom to make her own choices without the ties of marriage. This metaphor shows oppression because Louise’s old life is compared to the oppressive feelings one has when confined to a room. Once locked in a room, a person would feel powerless, forgotten, and alone. These feelings characterized Louise’s life before her husband’s death.
The Candle in the speech is a symbol of death and the wishes of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. When Macbeth said “Out,out, brief candle!” This is the continuation of the theme of darkness. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth asked for darkness so no one could see their crimes they committed. However, as Lady Macbeth became ill, she carried a candle everywhere because she was scared of the dark and now that she is dead the candle is out because Lady Macbeth is now at peace. Macbeth now thinks of light is his calling to die as he feels haunted by their crimes they committed in the dark.
“Beware: Do Not Read This Poem” written by Ishmael Reed portrays that the power of love can cause a person to feel deeply trapped to a point where they are afraid to face people and isolate themselves from others. The speaker begins with a story about an old woman who hides in her mirror-filled house, until her self-admiration resulted in the mirror's devouring her. Later occupants of the same house lose a loved one to the mirror. The poem's speaker can be placed as a person watching a horror show on television. This poem is written in free verse, which means it does not contain regular stanzas and meter.
Melinda, the protagonist in Speak, is a girl who strongly believes that her silence is the ticket to freedom. She lies to herself about being okay with not speaking up, when deep down inside she knows that it is hurting her inside and out. Throughout the novel, it can be observed that her silence begins to have a major effect on her life. It is represented through a variety of scenarios; from gradual damage to her relationships, to her plummeting grades. As Anderson