Not only did she already have postpartum depression, but she is basically trapped in this house for a whole summer with nothing to do so she can heal. Not following the instructions given to her by her doctor and being confined in this area has caused some sort of mental build up. The wallpaper driving her crazy, suffering a mental illness, and having such an isolated lifestyle in a house isolated from the main villages has put thoughts into her head that she believes, like being the woman in the wall. That was the effect; the cause of all of this is simply because she wanted something to do after having her whole life changed for a few months, so she went to the
Wednesday, October 22 Reading Response 2 “Living Will” by Danielle Ofri is about an author who is a doctor who came across a patient that is suicidal. “They All Just Went Away” by Joyce Carol Oates is about a young lonely girl who finds herself attracted in entering abandoned house and is entranced by other peoples lives and what they left by. Although these stories are very different, I believe both the authors share a similar idea, but different outlooks, of how the main characters in each essay struggle to do the right thing. “Living Will” gives us a better perspective of what doctors today have to face with their jobs. The author, Danielle Ofri, came across a severely ill patient, Wilburn Reston, which really makes her think.
Because of the compassion she so desperately wanted to be rid of, she could not commit murder. When Macbeth begins to reveal his hallucinations to his wife, she calls him weak. This reflects how people viewed the mentally ill. Even though Macbeth had fallen into insanity, Lady Macbeth would soon fall even further into it. In the final act of Macbeth, a considerable amount of time has passed since the first signs of her descent into mental illness.
The woman in “The Yellow Wallpaper” becomes ill after she has her first child, a daughter named Katharine. In the text it says, “…and am absolutely forbidden to “work” until I am well again.” (Gilman 1670). She would probably be diagnosed with postpartum depression in today’s world. She is prescribed to not do any work until she feels better. In actuality, this only causes the woman to act more strangely.
After each stanza if a shift to a new idea or reason for death that ties back to the theme of depression and momma locking herself out. The effect this gives, is that there are more reasons as to why Audre is thinking about death so much throughout the poem. This is as if she is backing up her reasoning of why she is thinking what she is thinking. All in all, in Hanging Fire, Audre Lorde is hurt, depressed, and wishes to die. She allows herself this thinking pattern because of all the examples she gives the reader as well as momma being in the bedroom with the door closed.
Consumed with Vanity In the essay “Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self” (1983) by Alice Walker exhibits the effects vanity had on her from a young age until she became partially blind due to one of her brothers accidently shooting her eye with a BB gun. Because of this incident, Walker was forced to confront her fears—not being beautiful and never looking up—regarding her physical appearance using rhetorical strategies to help contribute to her struggles of becoming comfortable in her own skin once again. Throughout Walker’s narrative she adopts the use of chronological order to show the effects vanity had on her in different times of her life. Walker begins the narrative by demonstrating to the readers how even at the age of “two and
Examples include Mr Cutter buying life insurance less than 24 hours before he dies, and Nancy writing down the day’s events in her diary. I found that especially heartbreaking, because it shows us how fragile life really is, From Nancy’s point of view, she just notes down the boring uneventful happenings of the day, but after she has been tragically murdered, the readers know the value of those small, uneventful happenings. In a way, Nancy’s diary is a metaphor for the hopes and aspirations of the family they never will never get to fulfil. Nancy writes down her feelings and hopes for a later day, but that day never
The moral conflict that Edna Pontellier experience begins when she is unable to control her urges as a result of her new sexual desires and willingness to break Victorian social conventions. She quickly leaves her family in order to pursue a life free of her children and husband. There are times when the internal more conflict shows and her old morals return for a short period of time. For example, when she visited her children in the country and expressed how much she missed them, even though she left them within a week. Edna sees that an adulterous relationship is wrong, but she continues to live the fantasy life with Robert and Arobin.
"The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" is an unusual narrative that tells of the last thoughts of a dying woman. With each sentence the reader can very seemingly see how the main character, Granny, starts to forget major events in her life and lose grasp of whats going on around her. As the story is in Granny 's point of view, the audience is very limited in the knowledge they have of the story, however at times when Granny has flashbacks the text changes to a third person point of view. Granny 's character is the portrayal of a strong and determined single mother who was left a widow after her husband, John, died. Despite being on her death bed Granny feels as if she just fell ill of a common cold and believes she would be better in a few days.
“The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a similar case dated circa the 19th century. The narrator is married to a “high standing” Dr. who “does not believe that she is sick”(Gilman 216). He claims that she is just depressed and that a bit of alone time will do her good. “The Yellow Wallpaper” was written at a time that women were without right’s and depression was becoming more common in women after pregnancy’s. “The Yellow Wallpaper” compares to “Cathedral” because both women in each story were abused.