By the end of the play, Lady Macbeth felt guilty about her role in the murders. She was having nightmares, regretful thoughts and hallucinations.”“The smell of the blood is still there. All the perfumes of Arabia cannot sweeten this little hand. Oh,oh,oh!” (IV, I,c 175)” Lady Macbeth felt she could not live her life anymore because of what she
At the end, overcome by guilt and despair Lady Macbeth commits suicide. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both are driven by their ambitions; ambitions that lead them to their downfall. They get what they want by any means necessary. Unfortunately, this does not lead to their happiness and their actions cause them to be burdened with quilt. Shakespeare uses the Macbeths to teach us that it is not always the thing that you get but also the way you achieve it.
"Oh, I wouldn 't do that," she said, surprised.”(19) Mildred’s inability to consider her unhappiness or believe that there could be something wrong with her life ultimately lead to her stagnancy as a character, remaining unhappy until the end: “Leaning into the wall as if all of the hunger of looking would find the secret of her sleepless unease there. Mildred, leaning anxiously, nervously, as if to plunge, drop, fall into that swarming immensity of colour to drown in its bright happiness. The first bomb struck.”(Bradbury
All the Wrong Places I’m sure we’ve all heard about young and beautiful attention seeking girls who eventually end up in sticky situations. There are times where they may not ever get out of the situation but, if they do, they attempt to change their ways. In Joyce Carol Oates’ short story “ Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” , a character named Connie fits right in that category. Connie is very vain and loves attention. Connie’s attention seeking ways lands her in a predicament that she rather not be in.
The insane woman highlights the Jews disgust towards the somewhat inevitable insanity they face. As a result of a constant exposure to brutality, Elie nearly forgets the existence of a standard of humanity, since even the smallest acts of kindness are”judged too humane” (44). As Elie’s situation disintegrates from the stable Sighet to the Nazi concentration camp, he develops
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
Poe’s character in “Tell-Tale Heart” offers an opportunity to see a mind that lives in an alternate state with only a few minor glimpses into reality. Poe shows a man fighting within himself for his own sanity and loses to paranoia. Emily and Poe’s character’s personal transformation takes them from reality to an alternate state of mind; where they lose their identities. The power of words can steal the reality of another’s mind. In the beginning of the work Emily is a heartbroken daddy’s girl and in the end, she winds up sleeping with a corpse.
Use of words like “lead,” “dropped,” “numb,” “plunged,” and “treading” give the poem a heavy, depressing tone. “Wrecked,” “solitary,” “space,” and “strange” further serve to evoke feelings of isolation. Imagery of a migraine comes to mind when envisioning the speaker feeling the beating like a drum, the creak of the floor, treading of feet, and tolling of the bell all within her brain until she is left alone with Silence. In fact, the “beating” in her brain becomes so extreme she feels as though her “[mind] was going numb.” Pain in death does not only comes physically, but mentally as well. “Mourners,” “breaking,” “beating,” “numb,” and “Wrecked” all illustrate the psychological pain the speaker is in during her death.
Especially in the case of Tereza, dreams communicate unconscious insecurities and feeling of love, dependence, betrayal, anger and guilt which she might not express. Nightmares haunt Tereza’s sleep, reflecting her body issues and insecurity about Tomas’ adultery. She has become so discontent with her and Tomas’ relationship that she dreams continually of his abandonment and her suicide. Influenced by Tomas’ actions during the day, Tereza 's jealousy is made clear by Kundera’s usage of symbolic