Her anguish and anger was relatable by the audience because her sorrow and grief symbolises an average woman of her time who would have reacted in a similar way after a loss of her husband. However she transforms herself into an evil master mind and labels her husband and his new wife as her enemy. Her pursuit of revenge and will of making 'corpses of three of her enemies' flips the whole scenario as well as her characteristics. By this time she becomes a distinct character and no longer remains a typical woman. This clearly shows the hidden strength of a woman which was suppressed by men.
Therefore, throughout reading the entire poem, her attitude is distress and agony. Finally, it uses the image of The Holocaust to finger out the struggle between Nazi and Jew. In “Lady Lazarus”, there are three distinct characters. First is “I”, the speaker, who is a thirty-years-old woman. She shares her experiences of suicide with the readers without reservation.
The poem derives its title from a biblical allusion to Lazarus of Bethany, the saint who was resurrected by Jesus four days after his death, and the title perfectly encapsulates the meaning of the text, with Plath's narrator serving as a female version of Lazarus, who is constantly defying death. Plath plows through the poem with biting three line stanzas and consistent enjambment, with at times a self-acknowledging smugness and at others a wrathful defiance and resentment towards the system she has been trapped in. In "Lady Lazarus," Plath regards death with a certain colloquial nonchalance that intentionally undermines the alarming nature of her words. She brags about her brushes with fatality as though it is a talent, or as she proudly proclaims, "an art." (Line 44).
Early on in the play Lady Macbeth was characterized as a ruthless person, but later on in the play the audience softens up on her because she reveals her weak side. Lady Macbeth was a ruthless person, and no one expected it because even today in society women are not associated with evil characteristics, she demonstrates this when she continuously insults her husband. For example, when Macbeth changes his mind about killing Duncan, Lady Macbeth scolds him, and insults his masculinity and persuades him by saying that he owes it to her to kill Duncan. She uses this tactic of persuasion, by targeting Macbeths insecurities; this is very ruthless because Lady Macbeth shows becoming royalty over her husband’s dignity. With this in mind, usually relationships
Pastan stated in an interview that she stopped writing for about ten years, because she could not be the perfect wife and mother that she was expected to be and also commit herself to her poetry (Brown, 3). She considers herself “a product of the ‘50s – what I called the perfectly polished floor syndrome. I had to have a homemade desert on the table for my husband every night” (Brown 3). Such experiences reflected her poetry, significantly. Pastan uses many poetic devices, such as metaphors.
The third and last character to be sorted into the category of old schemers is Lady Russell from Persuasion. As a female antagonist she is strikingly different from her already examined predecessors since she is not only on friendly terms with the protagonist Anne Elliot but also plays the role of her only confidante in the novel. Anne’s mother died when she was still a child (cf. Persuasion 5f.) and, as time went on, she did not only become Lady Russell’s “most dear and highly valued god-daughter, favourite and friend” but also “it was only in Anne that she could fancy the mother to revive again” (Persuasion 7), meaning she sees herself as a substitute mother.
Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” speaks of Plath’s failed suicide attempts and the concept of death. The poem itself is extremely personal and terribly dark. Through diction, figurative language and tone Plath is able to convey the idea in which she is a female version of Lazarus, hence the title of her poem, criticizing how society has treated her and her own self-portrait. Right off the bat, Plath masks the theme of death. In the first tercet Plath confesses that she has “done it again” and every ten years manages “it”, she never specifically addresses what this action is until later in the piece but instead sets the overall theme, which is death; both figurative and literal.
Hour of Freedom “The Story of an Hour” is a short story written by Kate Chopin. It details a wife named Mrs. Louise Mallard, who struggles with a heart condition. After learning of her husband, Brentley Mallard’s death in a railroad accident, Mrs. Mallard deals with grief in many stages. Chopin incorporates many literary devices throughout “The Story of an Hour,” but imagery is the most evident. “A Short Guide to Imagery, Symbolism, and Figurative Language Imagery” describes imagery as “a writer or speaker’s use of words or figures of speech to create a vivid mental picture or physical sensation”(Clark).
But the speaker suggests that though her marriage did last seven year, the young girl still gets her revenge. The speaker announces finally that she killed the image of her father and of the man who mirrored her him. This poem is about a girl who struggles with the idea of her father. As well as the want to know more about who he was since he died when she was so young. The poem shows the battle she has with herself wanting to be set free.
Blanche, which is Stella 's older sister, arrives in New Orleans as a broken, arrogant, sensitive, and an obvious crumbling figure. Blanche was once married and very much in love with a young man who seemed to be very tortured. He committed suicide after she discovered that he was a homosexual man, and ever since suffering from regret and guilt! Blanche watched as her parents and relatives passed away. She had to endure many hard trials including watching foreclosure fall on their family estate!