Montag begins noticing how unimportant she is to him; “And he remembered thinking then that if she died, he was certain he wouldn’t cry” shows how messed up society is (Bradbury 44). They have turned this people into complete strangers, but that is the way live is for everyone living in this time. Next, the name Clarisse means light or clarity which provides foreshadowing on Clarisse’s role in the novel (Zipes 2). “’You think too many things,’ said Montag, uneasily” (Bradbury 9). The word “uneasily” gives the reader the sense that something is wrong, but Clarisse is only thinking.
Blanche’s Monologue The passage cited from “A Streetcar Named Desire” reveals the uncommon aspects of her character: the ideal notion of love and seething desire within herself, sexual struggle and conflict, pretentiousness of the ‘grand’ lady and the financially strained woman. It seems like Blanche’ ranting toward Stella but it actually likes Blanche talks to herself. First of all, after yesterday’s poker game, drunken Stanley cruelly abused Stella in public. However, Stanley’s sweet words and frank actions persuade Stella to forgive him, go back home, and spend the night with him. On the one hand, Blanche cannot understand why Stella decides to tolerate Stanley’s violent behaviors.
While there, he asks her with complete seriousness: “Do you think there’s something in me that drives women crazy?” (Plath, 1971, p. 237). Despite reassuring Buddy that her illness and Joan’s suicide had nothing to do with him, he was definitely affected by her situation. Arguably, so was Joan, as Joan at least pretended that she exhibited symptoms at first so that she could be put in the same private mental health clinic as Esther. Esther’s depression also brought shame and insecurity to her
The movie was to be a realistic rendering of the grim world of the prostitutes. However, this was heavily rewritten interposing it with romance, humour and spectacle which in turn led to the loss of the perspective with which the original script was written. The film fails to show the real world of the prostitutes, brushing it lightly away, so that the knight in the shining armour can rescue the princess in distress. It neatly forgets about the women being abused physically, the drug parlours and other intoxications, the venereal diseases and finally death which erases one’s entire existence from this world. This chick flick is thus committing a grave mistake to two groups, the women community and the community of sex
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
The wife rejects the label ‘lesbians’ ﴾by definition ‘women having sexual relations’﴿ not for the sake of her own heterosexuality, but simply in regard of her husband’s personal identification. Faced with the ‘terrible lies’ ﴾Kay 277﴿ and cruel scrutiny of the media, Millie views herself as ‘the only one who can remember [Joss] the way he wanted to be remembered’ ﴾Kay 40﴿, constantly seeking solace from fond memories only she has control over. Colman Moody’s perception of his father’s identity is another puzzle solved accordingly to the story’s progress. Initially ashamed and ‘so embarrassed [he] could emigrate’ ﴾Kay 48﴿, Colman displayed a rather rude and sulky attitude whenever digging into his early years alongside Joss. Nonetheless, though many have mistreated this mentality as LGBTQ+ prejudice, it is clearly pinpointed by Colman himself that “It's not because I hate gays or anything like that.
Walls was offered by her father to have sex with one of his friends in return for money. Luckily, she was able to avoid having sex with the man, stating that she is “not that kind of girl.” Another instance of sexual abuse in The Glass Castle is when Walls’ Uncle Stanley touches Jeannette inappropriately. After telling her mother of this incident, Jeannette receives no sympathy. In fact, Rose Mary ends up giving her sorrow to Stanley, claiming that she feels bad for him because he is “lonely.” Rose Mary also states that sexual assault is a “crime of perception.” This dismissal and victim-shaming is prevalent in today’s world. Unfortunately, even our youth experience what Jeannette Walls experienced.
Is Blanche the cause for all of this stress in the house now? Scene 4: Blanche feels as though she is an outsider and tries to change Stella’s mind but only draws Stella away from Blanche B begins to feel her desperate situation.contacts her old acquaintance Shep Huntleigh Seems stuck in her past Constant battle between stanley and blanche even though no interaction between the two concepts of life represented by Stanley and Blanche Stella throws herself at Stanley, victory for Stanley this time B called him a savage and a brute, occured on his grounds resentment of B and desire to be rid of her is quite justifiable Scene 5: Start of the breaking of B born under the sign of the virgo means virgin Stanley chooses this moment to ask her about the man named Shaw. Blanche becomes visibly agitated during the cross-examination. At the end, when Stanley leaves, she is trembling and in need of a drink. Foreshadows the past coming to haunt her.
A double entendre, used to subtly and subconsciously hint to Mitch that she is overwhelmingly embarrassed about her risqué, and she cannot bare to stand herself in that light. Furthermore, the fact “[Mitch] ever seen [her] in the light” enlighten the audience on the theme of Fantasy vs. Reality – Blanche’s desires are an evasion of reality which she is seamlessly attempting to cover up, start again in order to slit her situation, she lives in a world of make believe. This is why she makes use of a Paper Lantern, to disclose and to ensure anonymity of her past. In addition her love of candles also shows her idealistic and romantic view of the world where candles can be said to be a metaphor for dreams and illusions which she cherishes instead of the ugly reality surrounding her.