In scene six, Blanche narrated past events of her husband, Allan Grey to Mitch. Blanche told that the bright light had been missing during her inconsequential sexual affairs with other men; she had enjoyed only in dim light not in the bright light. Bathing Throughout A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche bathed herself. Her sexual experiences had made her a hysterical woman, but these baths, as she said, calm her nerves. In light of her efforts to forget and shed her illicit past in the new community of New Orleans, these baths represented her efforts to cleanse herself of her odious history.
Through the novel, we can see how Gilead negatively affects the psychology and mentality of the handmaids that makes them to give up to the system and brain washes them. One example is Janine. She is rejecting her victimization and ignorant of her own victimization, Janine looks revolting, pathetic, and distressed. For example, Offered describes Janine as pitiful since she tries to fulfill Gilead’s roles. She describes her how she throws herself into the testifying and feels arrogance in describing her rape story and abortion; subsequently, feels guilty when she had done nothing wrong.
The inner struggle through the use of language also demonstrates that Turtle is not very aware of the power she holds as a person. The redeeming qualities that Turtle does possess are not truly acknowledged by her, as all she thinks about is how stupid she is when making small mistakes. Martin’s mental abuse on Turtle has her believing that she will never amount to anything important and this causes her to be distant and maintain hate that manifests in small bursts like her, “what do you know about it, sugar tits?” comment to Rilke. The author evokes a tone of voice full of empathy towards both girls because at the end of that interaction both suffer from some kind of
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.
However, when a women is looked at just as herself and not as a rich man’s daughter she is not seen a colleague to men but as an object that is to be pitied. Another example where setting comes into play is the mood created when Mabel tries to kiss Dr. Ferguson after he rescues her. He doesn’t want to kiss her. It takes everything he has just to look at her, but at the same time he can not turn away and escape the look in her eye (Lawrence 463). This creates a sympathetic mood because Dr. Ferguson feels bad for Maybel who has just become poor and attempted to kill herself.
She reminds her feelings of the “casual cruelties, the ultimate dismissal” or when he became, “bored with her devotion, ordered her to the kitchen, /Until he was ready to play.” She notices her forgetfulness towards his neglect during their relationship and simply reminds the “bitch” of her devotion was wasted on “small careless kindness”. While keeping the “bitch” in check, the speaker maintains an external equilibrium, fighting against anger and forgiveness, as she continues her conversation with her ex-lover. In the last lines of the poem she instructs the “bitch” that she wasn’t the right type of woman for the man, describing herself as “too demonstrative, too clumsy, /Not like the well-groomed pets of his new friends.” And with that, the speaker conjures up some last cheerful words for a goodbye and drags the bitch, “by her scruff”. As the fear of further weakening her will or the shame in her inner weakness towards the man, we can see that she is a still a heartbroken
Lady Macbeth’s signs of guilt first surface in Act 3 Scene 2, where her sanity begins to deteriorate. Thinking out loud she says, “Nought’s had, all’s spent, where our desire is got without content.” All the trouble they went through to get what they wanted was a waste because it cost them their peace of mind. Fear and anxiety are taking over Lady Macbeth to the point of bringing out the humility from deep within her as she refers to her husband as “my lord.” Earlier she spoke at Macbeth and challenged his manliness. Thriving in confidence and power she saw him as nothing but a tool to get what she wants, but now that she’s seen a little blood and had a few nightmares, it has literally brought out the respect in her. She also asks him, “What’s to be done” which forces the audience to wonder where “mastermind Lady Macbeth” has gone!
Lady Macbeth’s character undergoes a complete personality transformation by Act V. The anxiety she had always feared is enhanced as she sleepwalks and guiltily relives her actions. “Out, damned spot, out, I say!...Yet who would have the old man to have so much blood in him” (Act V, i, 25-30). Through her death, Shakespeare enhances his philosophy that she utilized her free will to make negative decision which led to a guilt-filled fate. Macbeth’s character had built up an arrogant personality because of Hecate’s and the other witches’ prophecies. “Bring me no more reports.
Mildred’s constant addiction to gadgets represents her denial towards her problems and the little desire she has towards a better life. Her ignorance is another of her great weaknesses since she lives in a world where her feelings don’t matter and is easily influenced by tv and propaganda which explains her obsess towards hair dye and a soap opera family, even when Guy tries to talk to her all she seems able to talk about is her “family”, he tries to talk to her into reading some of the books he has found but she’s just worried that Captain Beatty might show up and “burn the house and the ‘family’” and asks him “why should I read?” “what for?” (34, Bradbury). Mildred doesn’t understand what she’s feeling and therefore prefers little amounts of superficial happiness that only give her joy for a little while, instead of reading and exterminating her ignorance because she’s too afraid to understand what is really happening inside of
She wants to to make him feel sad and to make him sad to see her suffer and act distraught. Calphurnia also states: “Caesar, I never stood on ceremonies, /Yet not they fright me. There is one within, (13-14). Here, Calphurnia is trying to say that she usually does not listen to these things but this one has her feeling fearful. But the reason she cannot persuade Caesar is because if her lack of valuable arguments.
In this scene of the book where Dewey Dell was with Lafe and he made a move on her and her “sack” that led both of them having sex, at first Dewey Dell knew what Lafe was hinting at her, whether she agreed or did not agree with his action, she did not have the voice to speak up. When she found out she was pregnant, she was ashamed. Her family were Christians, and believed that if women had a wedlock, it was considered a sin to them. Readers can assumed by Lafe’s absent in the entire story that he did not want to anything do with Dewey Dell or the baby, Dewey Dell knew it was a sin to get an abortion. Although, she may have wanted to keep the baby, she had to follow what Lafe wanted because men had more power than women during the late nineteenth century.
This sends the wrong message to women of the time. It makes it seems as if taking abuse is ok if its from your lover. Abuse appears throughout the book, but never shows the truly horrid side. The women don’t show any signs of long-term signs of abuse such as depression or physical injuries. It seems they get hit or yelled at and don’t sustain any long-term
It starts off by giving their opinion on humor. Afterwards the blogs goes into the idea that people (mostly women) are afraid of expressing their opinion publicly on the fact that the joke aren’t funny. “[m]aybe never said to anyone for fear of reprisal, for fear of being told they are humorless, hypersensitive, over-reactionary, boring. For fear of hearing in those words, “Oh, you’re such a girl,” and feeling that thing, that awful thing, in your gut, the shame of being a girl”. From the quote above you could clearly tell why women wouldn’t want to say out loud their own opinion, making them oppress their feeling by the use of fear.