The hidden topic in the prolog of The Wife of Bath reveals itself to be a record of the trials of marriage. In the prologue and the tale itself, the Wife questions sovereignty, virginity, and marriage. It is evident the topics the Wife focuses on in her story is in all likelihood a portrayal of what she craves, dominance. Her story is set during the reign of King Arthur where a youthful knight has been sentenced to death for assault, but his life is saved on the condition that he discover the thing ladies crave, which is to be in control over their lovers. The Wife picking what the knight should do in order for his life to be spared represents that she has been miserable or unsatisfied in her past relational unions.
In Roald Dahl’s short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter,”, the character of Mary Maloney is a pregnant housewife, is expecting her husband Patrick to return home from his local job as a policeman. Unfortunately, upon his arrival she is greeted with bad news and she does not doesn’t take it well. Her husband says he is leaving her and without questioning why, she takes a frozen lamb and swings it to the back of his head. When the story opens up, Mary seems like a loving and devoted wife and then she becomes insane and at the very end clever. So Tthe author indicates that Mary is a woman of different personality traits and we are left to unravel her true identity.
Lamb to the Slaughter is an action packed short story about a wife who is let down by her husband and proceeds to kill him as an act of revenge. Obviously much more happens in this story consisting of humour, action, mystery and irony. Roald Dahl is a master of writing short stories in ways that attract readers, draw them into what is happening through using literary elements and universal themes to make the story relatable to the readers. In this story the main literary elements were foreshadowing, situation and dramatic irony, imagery and symbolism which really drew me in and kept me attached to the story. Literary elements are what make a story powerful and attracts readers to continue reading in the story and in this story they highlight the universal theme of Revenge and Betrayal.
In “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, Mary Maloney is not the innocent wife of Patrick Maloney as she seems to be; but instead, is a woman, capable of murder. Mary was tired of being treated like a second class citizen when it came to Patrick. For instance, when Patrick Maloney was giving his wife one-word answers like, “yes”, or “I’m tired”, it hurt Mary. Mary was at the end of her rope; she was losing her husband. Although Mary had murderous intent, one of her strongest characteristics is thinking of the consequences; not for her, but for her unborn child.
In the short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, the protagonist Mary Maloney proves that people shouldn't judge someone due to their physical appearances because looks can be deceiving. To begin, Mary’s persuasive appearance and personality allow her to create fake grief and innocence. As a result, she persuades the detectives into complying whatever she wants them to do, which availed her to get away with murder. Mary does this by, creating the character of a sweet, pregnant wife whose husband has just been murdered; “Please, she begged. Please eat it.
He lends money to those in need without hesitation. This trait of Jim bothers his wife Jaqueline so much that she forces him to stop and to be considerate of their marriage and family. In the text Jacqueline states, “I need you. I need your strength and your health and your arms around me. And if you – if you just give it to everyone, it spreads so thin when it reaches me.” (Fitzgerald II 46-48) Jim takes his wife advice into consideration, and it tortures him.
Love is unconditionally caring about someone else that you care more about yourself. Love may give us joy, and happiness, but it also brings the worse out in us. In Celeste Rita Baker’s short story Jumbie from Bordeaux, the author presents love and the price paid for love through the indirect characterization of Jumbie, his aunt, and parents. In the story the author uses courage to show the love that Jumbie had for his parents. For example, when Jumbie witnesses the harsh beating of his parents, he immediately jumps in to interfere, by attacking the master.
She is the principle who provokes sympathy because of how her desperate she is. Her emotions start of as anger, then cold and conspiring. “He let me stay one day, a day when I'll turn three of my enemies to corpses—father, daughter, and my husband.” Cited from line 441, Madea. This quote shows madea’s Vengeance
In the first Act she states, “Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood. Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effect and it” (I, v, 30-37). This speech she gives is crucial to her character development in the beginning of the play. What she is saying in this speech is that she is tired of her husband being weak and wishes that she could be a man.
Emilia seems confused and baffled and begins repeating “My husband”? which leads to this scene, Othello says to Emilia, “he, woman/ I say, thy husband; honest, honest, Iago”. To which her reply is, “If he say so, may his pernicious soul/ rot half a grain a day! He lies to th’heart. / She was too fond of her most filthy bargain” (5.2.153-159).
In the story “The Dead” we realize that Gabriel’s marriage is horrible because the author uses imagery by comparing his marriage to “a petticoat string dangled on the floor.” The concept of the story is time. Some things that Gabriel says to show the reader that the concept is time is he says things like: “She had had that romance”, “Yes, yes that would happen very soon”, “ In the time of her first girlish beauty, a strange friendly pity for her entered his soul.” All these quotes says that Gabriel is tired of thinking in the past and he hates it. He looks into the future for guidance to become a better individual and a better husband. Imagery is widely used in this story. Imagery is used in this story to represent how traumatic
Besides, the audience see Lady Macbeths is influencing her husband’s feelings by she is using her love as a weapon because she is saying do it or I will not love you. This is manipulative because she is cornering her husband, so he will have no option but to carry on with Duncan’s murder. Another example is when Lady Macbeth pulls
Last but not least, Lady Macbeth tries to comfort to spur Macbeth on continuing his plan. Lady Macbeth plays her role of wife very well, she knows how to comfort her husband when Macbeth feels guilty. For instance, when MAcebth worries about Banquo 's posterity will be the king, Lady Macbeth comfort her husband that while they will not live forever, it also spurs Macbeth on to continue his plan of get rid of Banquo 's posterity. When Macbeth feels guilty of killing Ducan, he afraid of his bloody hands, Lady Macbeth smears blood on her hand and uses water to wash it to shows to her husband to continue their plan. Besides, Lady Macbeth also tries to comfort Macbeth by letting him sleep after Macbeth saw the ghost of Banquo and says the reason of we can not fall asleep cause we are the beginners to spur Macbeth on continuing their plan of being king.