Throughout the Gothic texts we have read, I have been able to analyze how Gothicism relates to fear and anxiety. The story, Sir Dominick’s Bargain is a great example of Gothicism. The anxiety that is accumulated by the main character throughout the story gives the reader a glimpse of the great depths of Gothicism, and the dark, hidden meaning that directs the story. Sir Dominick’s mysterious encounter with the gentleman and his approval for a bargain that will last seven years shows the desperate attempt to obtain all the riches he craves. Another example is the story, Shalken the Painter, where Le Fanu combines fear and horror into one story.
Her imaginary created this personage world and by the building up of careers full of passionate intensity, Emily was unconsciously preparing herself for the writing of this novel. Images of the novel such as stormy, rainy weather and blood from wrists evoked a wide range of connotations, such stories contributes one dimension. Rain and thunderstorm typically accompany the disappearance and appearance of the evil in Faustian tales, and also in the following night when Heathcliff’s disappears from Wuthering Heights, a particularly violent
Lady Macbeth’s fear of the dark, which is as a result of its connections to the murder, leads her to become mentally unstable. Lady Macbeth’s mental instability is depicted through her unnatural behavior, such as sleepwalking. One night, while Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking, her gentlewoman and a doctor are observing her. They hear her say, “What need we fear/ who knows it, when none can call our power to/ account? Yet who would have thought the old man/ to have had so much blood in him?” (V.i.39-42).
Disappointing and dissatisfying though as it was, the passing of his beloved wife might have acted to spur the initiation of a testimonial thought. However, it also served as an image, as of Shah Jahan 's royal destiny to erect a glorious structure. Because since his early days he has always had a great eye for buildings. Another one of his coronation jewels included to his already astounding crown. A tangible manifestation of his magnificent obsession with his own enormity.
In A Doll’s House, Ibsen uses metaphors of a doll’s house and irony conversation between Nora and Torvald to emphasize reality versus appearance in order to convey that the Victorian Era women were discriminated because of gender and forced to make irrational decision by inequity society. Ibsen uses doll’s house metaphor to support that aberrant decisions are made by women who are discriminated by an unfair society. Nora realizes truth about real love and marriage. In the house, Torvald reads the letters from Krogstad and shows skeptical changes in mood by showing anger, fear and adoration toward Nora. After all his reactions, Nora asserts, “ I have been your doll-wife, just as at home I was papa’s doll-child; and here the children have been my dolls” (Ibsen 76).
Shakespeare’s novel diverges the audience and leads to the questionable ideologies that were said to be bestowed by the Creator himself. During the time period of Early Modern England, women were restricted to a certain way of living. This satirical and patriarchal belief led to Macbeth challenging the traditional role of women through the masculine portrayal of Lady Macbeth. Consumed by the ambition the witches prophecies game her, Lady Macbeth demands the spirits to “unsex [her] here” [1.5.2] In order to commit murder, she must first rid herself of any empathy ad love she possesses. She is subverting and undermining the
Blanche is fearful of the light because of her traumatic past that she has faced. Her fear of being revealed in the light shows her true nature, manipulative, delusional and malevolent. Tennessee Williams uses the motif of light and dark to explore and delve into the characters of Blanche Dubois, Stanley Kowalski, and Mitchell. The two opposing forces in a streetcar named desire are Light and Darkness. To show this Tennessee Williams brilliantly disguises multiple words with double meanings.
Draft: WA Intro: Henrik Ibsen’s 1890 play ‘Hedda Gabler’ is a tragic tale of a youthful woman’s struggle in finding her place in life. In his play Ibsen uses stage direction and dialogue to express tension with Hedda and Tesman’s marriage. Hedda is trapped in a life of loveless marriage, absolute boredom and a complete absence of friends. Through Ibsen’s dialogue and stage directions the audience is invited to observe the apathetic connection between Hedda and Tasman. Among the difficulties nullifying their relationship, social tension arises as Hedda idolises an upper-class, luxurious life style, but working-class Tasman can’t afford the regime is wife desires.
Dickens traces the private lives of a group of individuals caught in the cataclysm of the French Revolution. But what we bear in mind about this group is the centrality of women in the narrative. The characters around whom the action revolves are both Paris and London women who provide the moral climate of the group or family throughout the narrative. The women in the novel, provide men with an emotional foundation that causes the men to act for or react against what the women represent. Lucie Manette and Madame Defrage are the central female characters who ultimately put the revolutionary France and Victorian England against each other.
Psychoanalytical: Similarities: Novel 1 and Novel 2: • Psychoanalyst would look at the similarity of how the characters fears drive their actions. • In the novel, Night Circus, a psychoanalyst would see how Celia Bowen becomes mentally influenced by how her father-and-mentor, Prospero the Enchanter sternly prepares her for an important duty that evolves between life and death. • A psychoanalyst would also look at how ‘love’ in the novel can control the characters like Celia and Marco with their decisions which can show the message behind the importance of knowing “what really matters” to each of them. • In the novel, A Hundred Years of Solitude, a psychoanalyst would look at how the characters’ upbringing can affect their lives negatively like how the Buendia family have had lifestyle that are not necessarily well-mannered because in the novel it shows how the men in the family are wild, brothel-goers, as well as coveting their own neighbor’s lovers. This criticism would see how their personalities could affect how they live their lives in an ill-mannered way which in the end could bring about more and more dilemmas like fears, destruction, and death.