The novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is about a girl named Melinda, who shows signs of depression throughout the story. She has no friends and is hated by people she doesn’t even know. This is because she called the cops at a party, where she was raped. Anderson includes literary elements to show how Melinda is depressed. Throughout the novel, she uses many different literary elements to show Melinda’s conflict.
Annaleise doesn’t cope well with both of these heartbreaking situations and falls into a stage of depression which leads her to being an alcoholic. This narrative shows meaning of what each character is feeling at the time, they express this by yelling, crying and excluding themselves from one other. The mood for
From the encounter, it is evident that the hero will not get away with the murders and is doomed to fall. Lady Macbeth, too, suffers from guilt and develops the habit of sleepwalking. At some point, she almost confesses to the doctor and a gentleman when she wakes up at night to wash his hands in the belief that they are bloodied. All the time she is lamenting the murders his husband has committed. The couple’s strange acts are an indication that fate has befallen them and they cannot do anything to maintain the status
Nurse Ratched took a chance on his life to perform this which disrupted his mental thought process. In the end of the novel Bromdon took a chance just like Nurse Ratched and smothers McMurphy and ends his life. “As she studies the pictures, she breaks down from time to time, weeping as only a mother who has outlived a child can weep, betraying a sense of loss so huge and irreparable that the mind balks at taking its measure. Such bereavement, witnessed at close range, makes even the most eloquent apologia for high-risk activities ring fatuous and hollow. ( 132)”.
As this progresses, the woman starts to go mad from ignorance and starts to believe there is someone behind the Wallpaper. In her room, the narrator starts to obsess over the Wallpaper. The Wallpaper symbolizes women starting to realize how unfair they were treated and how responded to this. As the women’s illness keeps getting subdued by her husband, she starts to go mad and the wallpaper demonstrates this. In the third entry of her diary she says, “Of
Quoting W.B. Yeats, Sylvia that "the centre cannot hold", making her world fall apart, and crumble, she finds that there is no integrating force, "only the naked fear, the urge of self preservation”(TJ 59). She continued to dwell on her fear, “I am afraid. I am not solid, but hollow …I want to kill myself” (TJ 59). Which she ultimately did so, but not before fighting for self-preservation, dialectically speaking.
She never recovers from the devastating death of her young husband, indirectly caused by the nature of his sexual desire. The death of her relatives are instrumental in reducing her to poverty, as do the desires, the costly “epic fornications” of her forebears. Her own promiscuous sexual desire destroys her reputation and her professional career. (Henthorne ) The death of her relatives leaves deep scars on Blanche’s soul, but even deeper scares are
Furthermore, Melinda criticizing her physical appearance is a sign of how she mainly criticized and changes her clothing or way of looking due to she had major physical damage of being raped making her don’t want to remember the “Melinda who was raped.” Also, this caused a huge emotional and physiological depression where she can’t stand alone; she needs to speak up. Lastly, the action of Melinda needing to put the mirror away just because she can’t bare herself is a sign of a deep depression because of the lack of confidence and battle between herself. This means Andy Evans sexually assaulting her was the reason for her depression at such a young
In the movie Benny and Joon, Joon is a mentally ill woman who struggles to fit in. Society has not only ruined the way people look at each other, but it has ruined the way we look at ourselves. It has created a world where Joon feels like an accessory in her brother’s life. She feels as if she is unlike anyone else and doesn’t belong in this
The things we have tried to forget and put behind us would stir again, and that sense of fear, of furtive unrest, struggling at length to blind unreasoning panic-now mercifully stilled, thank God-might in some manner unforeseen become a living companion, as it had been before.” (du Maurier 10). Rebecca’s death causes jealousy amongst Mrs. Danvers and the narrator. Mrs. Danvers is jealous that someone replaced Rebecca, and the narrator is jealous that she is not Rebecca since everyone compares the two wives. Also Rebecca’s death is a complete lie. For months everyone believed that Rebecca drowned to death, but it was a lie.