Just slightly. Less than a year.” (Williams 54). Blanche is lying about her age because she is trying to gain attention to make herself feel better about herself. Throughout the play, the addiction Blanche has to alcohol is revealed little by little. Blanche is the master of liars and lies about the attraction that she has to alcohol.
Drug addiction is a consuming mental illness and it makes you lose sight of who and what is truly important in life, just as these two mothers did. Both these pieces of text are great examples of the theme Hopkins tried to convey through the book, the horrors that drug use can bring, how quickly your life can spiral out of control, and how even though you know in your mind that all of this hardship is brought on by these drugs you’ve gotten to a point where quitting seems impossible. The mother in Ohio, and Kristina are both representations of how drugs can incorrectly prioritize your whole
The tragic hero also has a downfall, where her position is flipped and she gradually loses her influence. For Winehouse, her continued drug use caused her to attract media attention and lose many fans. After repeatedly arriving at her performances intoxicated, many fans lost interest in attending Winehouse’s concerts. In Shakespearean tragedy, the anagnorisis, or the change from ignorance to the recognition of hamartia, is not always realized by the tragic hero. Nevertheless, Winehouse recognizes the negative effects of her actions, but still prolongs her drug and alcohol use and abuse.
Their chances of achieving the dream is lowered dramatically by the problems they run into in Weed. In which Lennie’s love for soft things leads him to a girl’s dress, and his’s innocence leads him to touching the girl’s dress. As a result, Lennie is accused of ‘rape’ and is chased away by the other workers. They manage to escape, and are left with nothing besides each other’s company. Steinbeck’s repeated mention of what happened in Weed, emphasises the problems they had to go through
The prostitute does not only use substitutes to improve her face, but also the rest of the body: fake breasts, little pillow used by women in the past to make their hips appear wider and a corset. To fall asleep, she needs a medicine, but that doesn’t ensure a peaceful night. She dreams of prison and the time she’s spent there, screams at the memory of whipping. When Corinna wakes up, she realizes that all her items have been destroyed, lost or damaged during the night. For her it’s a tragedy, since she needs all those items to prepare for the day.
But on the other hand Una’s mother was a cheating prostitute, who use to beat Una every time she tried to expose her for cheating. But there were layer to her, Mary husled her husband for rent money, but half of the rent money and all of the street money she swindled from unsuspecting men was spent on ale and beer. The only mother figure had was the mirror, and the women passing by the window. This is what caused her to grow up quick. Una also grew up to be antisocial and she started to write poetry because she found comfort in the works of Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare, she also found comfort in a music box her father gave her.
She grows into this girl who is rotten. She does not obey Islam, she begins to not obey her parents, and she causes trouble in her school. Marjane can be compared to spoiled milk. She starts off her life being good, but then over time becomes sinful and rotten. Satrapi demonstrates this idea of loss of innocence a lot throughout the book.
That is the factor to why their marriage went down the drain, according to Rachel. She began binge drinking and Tom to have an affair with Anna. As a result of not having closure to Tom, and still loving him deeply, Rachel drinks frequently and she often gets blackouts while she does it. Under the influence of alcohol, Rachel even harasses Tom and Anna by calling them on their phones and visiting their house late at night. As the fragile individual that she is, Rachel repeatedly tries to obtain sobriety, but she always relapses into her addiction.
Lady Macbeth wants to be a controlling figure in his life and please him rather than herself. It is prone for women to burn-out and become depressed because they are more likely than men to be people pleasers who often ignore their own needs (Cape Times 2013). Although she demonstrates a strong character in the play, sometimes characters lead to their own downfall. With all these troubles that build up, Lady Macbeth deteriorates more and more each time to the point where she visits a doctor. The doctor concerns about her mental health and says, “Look after her./ Remove from her the
They meet in a playhouse, and, after she pretends to be a prostitute, they start talking. However, he believes her and rapes her. After that, she becomes worried about her reputation because she is a part of the upperclass, so she decides to reveal her name: Fantomina. From now on, the story goes on telling different episodes of her every time with different clothes and hiding her real identity: first as Fantomina, second as Celia, a servant, third as Mrs. Bloomer, a mature widow, and then as Incognita, the one who is