In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” the protagonist, Miss Emily Grierson, is faced with challenges that leave her no choice but to find a way to escape the internal struggle of loneliness created by her own actions, leading to self-inflicted destruction. Looking in on the surface, the female character is imprisoned by the repressiveness of her father. While he played a huge role in causing Emily’s mental state to deteriorate, it was ultimately the consequences of her own self-control that confined her mind. Because of her poor choices, Emily lives in misery instead of rescuing herself from such damaging chains of sorrow. Throughout the text, it is evident that the overall conflict in “A Rose for Emily” was driven by self-deprecation
She struggles to live as everybody in the town dislikes her. She also is having a hard time keeping her daughters real father a secret. He meets with Hester who promises not to tell anyone who he really is. He is asked to take care of the now sick Arthur Dimmesdale, the man he suspects to be his wife’s lover. Roger, wanting revenge, decides to torment Arthur.
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
Here it must be Hamlet’s trick to continue with his task of avenging his uncle Claudius. Why Should Hamlet Assume Madness? Here a question arises finally, why should Hamlet assume madness, first of all before the very girl whom he loved from the core of his heart? There could be many reasons, but one of those is that of hasty marriage of mother has produced a sort of disgust for woman in his heart. Thus, he said; “Frailty, thy name is woman.” And after that the revelation of his father’s ghost made him mentally unnerved and disturbed him extremely, “He is shaken with terrible disillusionment, he is on the verge of dark dungeon beyond which loom of ominous shadows of utter despair and disbelief in the good of mankind(Umrani;______;41).” Nothing in the world interests him, neither man nor woman.
I used persuasion in the method of asking question in the text in order to make Daisy feel sorry for herself from what she have done regarding her actions. These questions also motivated Daisy to leave Tom due to his rude and dishonest traits. The text also shows, reflects and focuses on revealing and showing Nick’s character in the play and viewing his thoughts about other characters like Gatsby, Daisy and Tom. Moreover, the text also draws my interpretation of Nick’s character in the novel. Word Count: 167 Task: Dear Daisy, How did you have the strength to leave without attending Gatsby’s funeral?
This is in response to them wondering what to do and their purpose for being on the boat. This shows the fine line between the hold that fate has on them, as they are shunted from one place to another with little explanation, due partly to the actions of others, but also to fate. “Sifting half-remembered directions” shows that they have no information or direction with which to act upon and merely go with the next event, which is directed by fate, in their case. When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern die, Guildenstern says, “There must have been a moment, at the beginning, where we could have said-no. But somehow we missed it” (Stoppard, 125).
Such a date would exclude Samuel (the commonly believed author) from writing it. This leaves the authorship completely unknown. While the location of Ruth after Judges is not common with its location in the Hebrew Bible, I agree with the author that it ties the stories and environments of Judges together with that found in 1 Samuel. It may have been written well after them both but it describes a time that probably occurred concurrently. It seems to align itself very well with both with its mention of genealogy, and the tension of land at the time of
In Lisa Moore’s “The Lonely Goatherd” and Michael Crummey’s “Heartburn” there’s a continuous breakdown of the couples’ relationships. Repressed feelings, infidelity and the symbolism of Signal Hill and drowning, help strengthen the theme of a lack of communication between Sandy and Georgie from “Heartburn” and Carl and Anita in “The Lonely Goatherd”. Sandy struggles to express his thoughts and feelings with his wife Georgie. Carl is constantly cheating on Anita and neglecting their marriage. This communication problem causes their relationships to deteriorate which results in great strife for the ones involved.
Against Jocasta’s suggestions, he is persistent in finding out who his father and mother were. When he does, he is dismally torn to shreds. Even if he didn’t mean to kill his father and have children with his mother, it proves to be immoral and wrong even in today’s standards. Because of his strong emotions of self-hatred, he inflicted much pain unto himself so as to never have to see the world again, therefore proving he suffers both physically and mentally. Oedipus’ downfall makes the audience feel a sense of catharsis, or emotional release that is provoked by Oedipus’ downfall.
Like most plays, they each have a protagonist with a so-called ‘fatal flaw,’ a lapse in character that leads to conflict within the story. For Much Ado About Nothing, the protagonist Claudio is gullible, and believes the lie that his love is unfaithful to him. In King Lear, Lear is prideful, and takes his daughter’s refusal to pour praise onto him as a personal affront. Another similarity between the two shows would be the use of misconception to further the plot. Lear believes that his daughter does not care for him and so takes away her inheritance, while Claudio believes that his betrothed has been unfaithful and so shames her on their wedding day.