She is evil because she prays for spirits to give her the strength to turn emotionless. Lady Macbeth could be seen as truly evil for asking the spirits to fill her up with cruelty. However, by the end of the play, she is so consumed with guilt from her actions, that she kills herself. As Malcolm informed the crowd, “Fiendish queen, who took her own life,”(V,vii, 205). By the end of the play, Lady Macbeth felt guilty about her role in the murders.
(Conklin 188). Josephine lies, possibly to reassure Missus or to avoid the consequences that she as a slave may receive talking back to their masters. Conklin has created an air of frustration and hurt feelings in this scene as Missus confesses that she knows about Josephine’s thoughts of escaping, which seem to push Josephine further and further away from her. “A pure rage gripped Josephine,” and “darkness spilled forth into the room.” (189) With this you can see the author is really putting emphasis on these thoughts Josephine is having.
Once this confrontation happens, the grandmother first attempts to be saved for her impending fate was stating “You wouldn’t shoot a lady, would you?” (O’Connor pg. 208) and acting helpless by taking her handkerchief and wiping her eyes with it. This demonstrates to the reader just how desperate the grandmother is to escape and also displaying how she is willing to act so falsely to demonstrate to the misfit how much of a lady she is, when in reality she nothing but selfish and inconsiderate of others. The author starts to relay this repetition of the grandmother attempts to escape the misfit and also sets an atmosphere between the grandmother and misfit. One example of this is found when the misfit partners take bailey and Wesley away, the grandmother pretends to act devastated and cries out for baily but to the reader’s amusement the grandmother is looking at the misfit the whole time, almost trying to convince him about her lady like virtue of caring of family.
Stella is resentful and angry. She does not try to escape the reality she is faced with but allows it to negatively affect her attitude towards her sister and her mother. For example Ozick explains “Then Stella took the shawl away and made Magda die. Afterward Stella said: ”I was cold.” And Afterward she was always cold, always.
In the book, The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, the mental state of the main character, the governess is questionable and often argued by the audience. The governess reports several sighting of two ghosts, Peter Quint and Miss Jessel, however, the strange events degrade the credibility of the governess and readers must decide if they were real or fake. The governess is insane because she imagines the ghosts, displays excessive fear and anxiety and is extremely paranoid over the safety of her charges. All of this reasons are symptoms of insanity which lead us to logically believe she has a mental illness.
For example, when Grace attacks Anne thinking it was not actually her, but an old woman; one moment she is attacking her, the next she is trying to comfort her. (Amenabar). The guilt that Mrs. White carries causes her to want to bring Herbert back to life, no matter what. This creates a sense of horror because Mrs. White is attempting to bring back the dead, something going against the fundamental laws of nature. The guilt that haunts the protagonists cause them to become unstable, creating a sense of horror because the reader does not know what their next action will be or how far they are willing to go to alleviate that
In the beginning of the book, three of the guards could see the ghost and Bernardo exclaimed “In the same figure, like the king that’s dead” (Shakespeare, I, i, 41). The three guards that were there that night could see the dead king, and they are going to tell Hamlet what just happened. If Hamlet was the only one who could see the ghost when his mother could not, why can the guards see the ghost? Is Hamlet pretending to be crazy to make people feel upset for him that his father died? If Hamlet was pretending, he is pretending to make his mother feel upset for marrying his brother not that long after the king died.
and Mrs. Capulet did to there little daughter in this huge world who was already so addled. Mrs. Capulet gave her daughter such delightful news of a marriage arranged by them Juliet is unhappy of this discussion and Lady Capulet takes it terribly and says very cruel things of and to her own daughter. “I would the fool were married to her grave” (Doc C, scene 5) “Fie, Fie! What are you mad”.
The realisation of her mistake strikes her with 'terror ' and leads to the admission "We are more afraid of you than of these others" which Madame calmly receives as a compliment.(A Tale of two Cities. P. 178). Madame Defrage can best be described as a female who lacks femininity. Symbolically, Madame Defarge stands for the intensity and bloodthirst behind the Revolution. She embodies in its most absolute form the inevitable release of what Schiller terms the crude, lawless instincts of those repressed politically and
Women were not respected and often thought of sex objects that are there to make great men fall; this becomes very evident in the literature written during this time. In Beowulf, Grendel’s mother a monster, who is given the qualities of a women and represents women who are not submissive to their husbands. “Grendel’s mother, monstrous hell bride, brooded on her wrongs. ”(Beowulf, page 56, lines 58, 59).
Restricted in movement and stripped of her opinion by her husband, the narrator forms an obsession with the obscure background pattern that “skulks behind that silly and conspicuous front design” (80) on the wallpaper. As the dim shapes become more distinct, she ultimately deciphers the true figure to be a woman. This is a metaphor for the realization of her mental and physical entrapment as she proceeds into a state of insanity. The intensive need for helping the woman escape reflects the need for her own liberation. As the woman quickly flees upon her release, the narrator refuses to follow as she is so unaccustomed to the “green instead of yellow” (89).
She states that she is being tormented with anxiety and is fearful of what Banquo and Fleance could do to the two rulers. Could her fear be the cause of her downfall? The power and fierceness between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is comparable to a scale. The lower Lady Macbeth goes, the higher Macbeth goes. Her descent in power causes Macbeth to ascend in power, however, the fact that later on in the act, Macbeth seems to have planned a murder(s) without consent from Lady Macbeth, which shocks
However, it 's when she witnesses the relationship between Sofia and Harpo, This is shown by being jealous of Sophia’s independences ,in the text it says "I say it because I 'm jealous of you. I say it because you do what I can 't" (page 42). Celie longs for the courage that she finds in Sofia. The physical and emotional abuse she had being going through made her feel that she cannot be an independence woman , and instead she she is powerless
Quincy Tyler Ms. Levack Honors English 9 October 10, 2015 The Crucible: The Conflict Within Do people change? Well in the Crucible John Proctor seems to have changed his ways before he dies. John Proctor, the protagonist in Arthur Miller’s drama The Crucible, struggles with his internal conflicts. All of these conflicts cause him tremendous suffering which cause him to change his actions, the way he thinks and how others think of him.