It is not uncommon to see them drop their innocent facade and demolish everything pure and good in the world. The consequences of their actions caught up with them, eventually leading to the death of both the Marquis
The respective protagonists were also driven into madness by their husbands and a lack of support from their friends. With the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper,” her husband as well as her husband’s sister were simply ignorant to her pleas for help. Minnie Wright, on the other hand, suffered from a mentally and physically abusive relationship and a lack of support from any friends at all. Despite the commonplace of men in powerful positions in each story, they are both considered feminist works as women are given a larger role and have better ideas than
Hamlet has come to see his mother, Queen Gertrude, and ends up stabbing Lord Polonius, which ultimately leads to his death. Lord Polonius’ final words include “O, I am slain!” Even though this provides a slight amount of comic relief to the reader, it has a reverse effect on Ophelia’s mental state. Her father’s death seems to be the potent punch in this fight because she officially goes mad after this final event. This is apparent in Scene IV Act I, when Laertes has come back to visit his sister and check on her well being.
She gets left alone and decides to take her own life “O, happy dagger! This is thy sheath! [stabs herself ] There Rust, and let me die.” Juliet takes her husbands knife and uses her chest as the sheath hence stabbing herself, she does this because she (much like Romeo) thinks that without their lover there is no purpose to life. Love can be dangerous and in the tragedy Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare shows that it leads to death, sadness, and destruction for the populus of Verona.
Both King Lear and Sunset Boulevard scrutinize the idea of the progressive madness taken on by main characters, King Lear and Norma Desmond. Their insanity is taken on through different, self-imposed reasons. For King Lear, the King, himself, is at fault as he idly watches, in a credulous role, as his daughters steal his power. Likewise, Norma Desmond plummets to the ground, along with her acting career, as she is quickly overlooked with the introduction of voice into the film industry. Through ignorance and egocentrism, both characters are at fault for their own deterioration, and eventual madness.
The themes that make the film a horror classic are the price of ambition, and the ingenuity and love of a mother. Ambition is a disease that brings out the worst in a person. One of the main characters, Guy, goes blind rage when his neighbors
“A Rose for Emily” is a dark, suspenseful Gothic tale in which a young girl is put on a pedestal by a town who sees her as haughty and scornful. Miss Emily Grierson’s father controls her and her love life, pushing away all people until he dies and Emily is left alone. As her life goes on the townspeople watch her and judge Emily, almost turning her life into a spectacle to be talked about. At her death, a gruesome sight is unfolded when her lover of over forty years ago is found decomposed in her upstairs room. William Faulkner effectively builds epic suspense in “A Rose for Emily” by the unchronological order of the story, the treatment of Emily’s father towards her, and her family’s history of mental illness.
Lady Macbeth does many evil things throughout the play, but the guilt and her weakness causes her to crack under pressure. Lady Macbeth has shown her true, wicked intelligence through planning out the murder of Duncan. However, she soon breaks under the pressure showing how weak she really is. She
1, when Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth, is found sleep walking in the night while speaking out of her unconscious mind. After Lady Macbeth slips away from the main plotline, having just murdered King Duncan, she plummets into deep feelings of guilt. This scene allowed Shakespeare to show how guilt truly affected Lady Macbeth, which sent a strong message to the audience that guilt will ultimately lead to destruction. Freud also states “He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore” (Article Freud).
Blanche’s anger of being lonely results in her envious feelings towards her sister, so she plans to devastate her sister’s life and this creates the idea of sibling rivalry ( DiGaetani 69). For instance, in the first she comments on her sister’s apartment saying “What are you doing in a place like this?” (Williams 19). Her comment reflects her malice feelings, because she is homeless and her sister is living in an apartment with her husband. Moreover, Blanche insists on describing Stanley with rough descriptions in front of her sister, she told Stella “you are married to a madman”( Williams 64).
One characteristic of decay in the 1920’s is the so called Flapper women. Flapper women are unlady like women who smoke, drink, and speak profanity ("The Roaring Twenties"). The decay of the American women is seen in The Great Gatsby in the form of Myrtle. Myrtle is a woman who cheats on her husband for a higher status male like Tom. The comparison is most easily seen with Myrtle’s dead body.
JUNSU AN / ELA 30-2 P2 / MARCH 23 Avoid and Look Away In the play “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams, the theme of escapism is explored through the character of Blanche Dubois. Blanche is a broken woman who went through tough experiences in her life. She lost her young husband to suicide. Soon after her husband’s loss, she loses her family, family fortune and estate.
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams exhibits the worst of human nature. Stanley, the antagonist, best exemplifies the terrible qualities of humans. Stanley is brutal, animalistic, and possessive. Stanley’s malicious personality is seen through the poker night, his descriptions in the play, and the Napoleonic Code.
A Street Car Named Desire is a play written by Tennessee Williams, which slowly uncovers Blanche’s prior life. Her troubled past causes her a lot of trouble when she tries to start over. She used to work as a teacher in Mississippi, however, she was forced to leave after she was caught having an affair with one of the students. This was typical behavior for Blanche since she had previously taken many lovers. Since she had such a hard time in Mississippi, she decides to move to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and her husband, Stanley, in hopes of escaping her past.
1.) Mitch takes off the lamp shade cover to see Blanche under full light (scene nine, page 144). "MITCH: What it means is I’ve never had a real good look at you, Blanche. Let’s turn the light on here. BLANCHE: [fearfully]: Light?