She expresses these feelings throughout the poem by mentioning how lonely the narrator is lonely and readers can assume that 's how Sexton feels too (“Her Kind”). She also refers to abuse and other dark things like dead bodies to show how her brain is in a dark place. Throughout her poem, she uses literary elements to mention these themes as a way of connecting to the reader about her life and the world
The narrator describes it in detail that it seems like she is talking about herself going through all this emotionally and physically. The narrator is dissociated from herself and from the world. She lives with her husband but has not been feeling herself. Her husband gets concerned and she is put in the rest cure. But now she
The key aspect discussed is life, this topic is defined in different ways, for example, people believe that life is difficult, dark, and rude. However, "Lucinda Matlock" offers a more understanding of life to show the reader that life is worth to live for. The poem gives examples of life that might seem rough and rude but explains that hardships are the reason that makes life worthwhile. The poem describes of a woman's life and how she lived through it to the fullest. That is why "Lucinda Matlock" is a way to overcome life while living to the fullest you can.
In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator is suffering from postpartum depression. The narrator 's husband John, who also happens to be her physician, prescribes the rest cure to help lift his wife of her depressive state and ultimately heal her depression. However, the rest cure does not allow the narrator to experience any mental stimulation. Therefore, to manage her boredom the narrator begins obsessing over the pattern of the yellow wallpaper. After analyzing the pattern for awhile, the narrator witnesses a woman trapped behind bars.
As time moves forward, we can do nothing but change with time. How can one possibly dwell in the past and live in the present? In the short story, “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner, the author describes Emily Grierson as someone who is reluctant to face reality. She lives a depressing and solitary life after her well-known and honorable father deceased. Although her father’s death had changed her life, Emily is unable to let go of the past and is unwilling to accept any form of change.
This even caused her to separate herself from the only world she knew her family. Ultimately resulting in her death. In Margaret Atwood’s short story, she asserts that being discriminated and isolated causes the narrator to have deep mental issues that lead to signs of depression through the protagonist’s unorthodox way of accepting her fate without any hesitation to prevent her life being taken away. In this story, the narrator has been lead to believe that she has no part in her community. Throughout her life, she has been isolated by her entire town even by those who she called family.
By the end of the story, she rips off the yellow wallpaper and kills her husband. Similar to this is the story of Edna in the novel ‘The Awakening’ by Kate Chopin. This story highlights the life of a woman who is trying to gain independence in a trapped society where it is impossible for women in that type of culture to be free. Society plays a major role in her story as the society oppresses her in such a way that results in a tragic ending. The story of the women in the ‘Yellow Wallpaper’ and Edna in the novel ‘The Awakening’ share the same type of a story.
Many works of literature include themes of loss that carry the plot along or illustrate life lessons through characters' response to this loss. Characters in the short stories “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry, all experience losses, reacting to them in a variety of ways. Gwilan, the main character in "Gwilan's Harp," emerges from the many unfortunate events of her life with a new positive outlook on her circumstances. The central figure of "The Washwoman" responds to losses in her life in a steadfast manner that adds intrigue to the plot. How Johnsy, one of the main characters in "The Last Leaf," reacts to loss ultimately contributes to the message of the story.
In the poem Choices, Nikki Giovanni describes the inner conflict people face when making a choice. Nikki Giovanni starts out the poem with the quote, “If I can't do what I want, then my job is to do what I don't want to do.” In this context, the she is talking about what happens when a person “does not get their way.” This statement can relate to a lot of people.Life is not fair, and sometimes things may
CHAPTER-V THE HEALING POWER OF FOLK CULTURE Images of women healing ill or injured women, or of women healing themselves, have become one of the central tropes in contemporary African American women’s novels. Authors such as Gayl Jones, Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, and Toni Morrison utilise the trope of healing to measure past and present oppressions of women of color and to discuss what can and what cannot be healed, forgotten and forgiven. Much focus is put on how healing could be accomplished. Some hurt, they say, is so distant that it cannot be reached; other hurt goes so deep that there may be no possibility of healing...some pain can only be healed through a reconnection to the African American community and culture (Gunilla T. Kester 114) In Morrison’s reconceptualization of African American history, she attempts to visualise both the physical and psychological impact of the dehumanising process of slavery on the black Americans. According to Trudier Harris: “… ownership and possession are characteristics of slavery.
On last season of Sister Wives, the viewers saw that Meri Brown was allegedly having an affair with a man named "Sam." Meri insisted that she never met with this person, but the person kept writing a blog that told a different story. Meri admitted on the show that she was actually catfished and that this was really a woman messaging her and saying that they were a man. Meri was emotionally involved, but nothing physical happened according to