Nature Imagery and Symbolism is most prominent in the Setting of Manderly and especially when the narrator arrives at Manderly. “But vividly alive, having something of the same glow and brilliance that the rhododendrons had massed there beneath the window.” Similarly, like the rose in Cyrano de Bergerac, the rhododendron is a symbol of the Female subject. Rebecca is a powerful women as a force of nature. Her seductive, autonomous nature adds to the deep domination and power of nature that she controls.
If it were sunny, it wouldn’t make any sense as to why Zeena would be ill or how Mattie got into the terrible accident. Winter is the main cause of the characters struggle and the connection between the characters and the settings has a strong correlation. If I were in Ethan’s situation, and I truly loved Mattie and had the need to be with her, then I would simply get a divorce from Zeena. I would give my reasons as to why I lost my feelings for Zeena and ask to part ways.
Abigail Williams is to Blame In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams, an unmarried orphan in the Massachusetts town of Salem, increasingly grows more jealousy of Elizabeth Proctor intensifies in attempt to realize her desire for Elizabeth's husband John Proctor. Her ambition for vengeance only grows stronger, and her selfishness escalates. She repeatedly lies to save herself by denying her involvement in witchcraft. In order to save herself she accuses the innocent, without any sense of ethical violation. Abigail proves to be a selfish antagonist in The Crucible that shows no sense of right and wrong.
Kingston’s use of declarative sentences highlights the stereotypes women face while simultaneously contextualizing information for the reader. Macauley and Lanning claim that “a string of declarative sentences”, especially when “built of cliches”, quickly become boring (Macauley and Lanning 58). These sentences have the effect of creating an impersonal situation devoiding the reader from a personal response. Kingston’s use of declarative sentences, however, aim to do exactly that. Kingston describes how her aunt was driven to commit suicide because the baby she was having was a girl, while for boys “there is some hope of
The true essence of “The Birthmark” is infiltrated through the hidden structure of the strength of a woman. As we unpack the passion behind the obsession that Aylmer presents with his genius in science, on the surface, one may recognize his obscenity and categorize it as a reflection of masculine control. Though, this is in fact true, what strikes as an unbeknownst strength is the hidden sacrifice that Georgiana represents as she succumbs to her spouse and his desire to make her “perfect”. As Hawthorne structures this sacrifice as a mere testament of how women of the late 1700’s - 1800’s valued the perspective of their spouse, it is necessary to extract how this act of selflessness attributes to the amount of love and respect Georgiana has for
Baglioni says “Rappaccini! Rappaccini! And is this the upshot of your experiment!” (Hawthorne, “Rappaccini’s” 1065). This shows one of the main foci of the story is the effect this experiment had on Rappaccini’s daughter.
1358). It even made him angry when Nora “hint [s] that he might raise a loan” (p. 1357). Nora is accurate in hiding a loan due to Torvald’s tremendously protective attitude towards their perfect image. As an illustration of Torvald reaction, he tells Nora that she is “destroy [ing] all [his] happiness [and] ruin [ing] all [his] future” (p. 1395).
At the time, she believes it the only real way to end her suffering. So, it is by her own hand that she dies, but her sorrow and shame, madness and despair, overwhelmed her, clouding her
and she is deeply affected by all the tragedies in her life. She is a tragic character, who is unable to exist in the world which surrounds her so she makes up a better world in her imagination. The world she wishes to live in. People can sympathize with Blanche because of all the tragedy in her life. Susan Henthorne writes in her essay A Streetcar Named Desire, Death and desire bring Blanche to this low point in her life.
In Austen’s novel, this can be seen through Lydia Bennet. She runs away with her lover, Wickham, and ruins not only her reputation - but her families as well, “Elizabeth’s power was sinking; everything must sink under such a proof of family weakness, such an assurance 3 of the deepest disgrace. She could neither wonder nor condemn, but the belief of Darcy's self-conquest brought nothing consolatory to her bosom, afforded no palliation of her distress. It was, on the contrary, exactly calculated to make her understand her own wishes; and never had she so honestly felt that she could have loved him, as now,
The hand serves as the image of mankind. Aylmer sees his wife’s birthmark as “the symbol of his wife’s liability to sin, sorrow, decay, and death” (2). The way he views the mark on her cheek serves as a reminder that death is inevitable for both him and Georgiana. It contrasts Aylmer’s idea of achieving perfection through science and it disturbs him. When Aylmer dreams of removing Georgiana’s birthmark, he sees that the hand’s “tiny grasp appeared to have caught hold of Georgiana’s heart; whence, however her husband was inexorably resolved to cut or wrench it away,” (3).
Her love for them and her need to protect them was challenged by their deaths, and her PTSD only further enforces the fact that losing someone who one cherishes and lives for will change them irreversibly. (SIP-B) Najmah 's first instinct is to run away from her triggers in order to save herself from pain, but she simultaneously prevents recovery by building walls which keep people out. (STEWE-1) Najmah, as a war refugee from Afghanistan, had been incredibly susceptive to mental disorders such as PTSD. In the Middle East, refugees are likely to suffer worse from PTSD due to the loss of family. With no one to support them because of the common deaths of those who are close to them, Afghan refugees are often victims of mental conditions such as PTSD.
One can note that Lady Capulet never says a positive word about the man that she married, yet speaks more highly of the father of the man her daughter married. A reader might find it interesting how paralleled Juliet and her mother are. Had Lady Capulet chosen love, she could have been dead like Juliet. Had Juliet chosen duty, she could have ended up in her mother’s shoes, married to a man that she doesn’t like or
In “The Birthmark”, Aylmer is bothered in seeing a birthmark on his wife Georgiana’s cheek. I believe that Aylmer was truly evil in the way he manipulated Georgiana in thinking he truly cared about her. Aylmer’s ideas of perfection were the most dangerous thing about him and even led him to kill. When Georgiana learned of her husband’s disdain towards her birthmark she was devastated. Slowly, Aylmer manipulated Georgiana into believing that this mark would need to be removed.
“Humanity is just a work in progress.” This quote by Tennessee Williams accurately describes what many people believe, and consequently, why many people try to improve themselves. Even so, occasionally people can take the pursuit of perfection too far. This is the case for Aylmer and Georgiana in “The Birth-Mark,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In this story Aylmer successfully removes his wife's only imperfection- a hand-shaped birthmark on her cheek, consequently making her perfect.