Infected minds/To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets./More needs she the divine than the physician./God, God forgive us all. Look after her./Remove from her the means of all annoyance/And still keep eyes upon her. So, good night” (5.1.75-81). The “foul whisperings” are the words Lady Macbeth utters as she sleepwalks and they are also the rumors of Duncan’s nighttime murder. The murder was “unnatural” thus causing Lady Macbeth to experience “unnatural” sleepwalking.
He has been doing this evil stunt for years. Dimmesdale thought he was truly trying to help him, but in reality he was really trying to make him feel extremely guilty for his decisions and actions. It seems wrong to mentally hurt a minister, but then again, he did do something illegal, according to Chillingworth. He is so obsessed with hurting the minister, he can’t back away from the hobby; “The unfortunate physician, while uttering these words, lifted his hands with a look of horror, as if he had beheld some frightful shape…it was one of those moments – which sometimes occurs only at the interval of years – when a man’s moral aspect is faithfully revealed to his mind’s eye. Not improbably, he had never before viewed himself as he did now” (118).
The house is in a super-isolated place. The house represents the narrator 's personal emotions; restricted and isolation. In the story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the symbolism of the the wallpaper and the diary demonstrate the psychological difficulties, that were caused by being disrespected and thought less of, during the 19th century for women across the United States. In the “Yellow Wallpaper”, the woman 's husband John neglects her symptoms of postpartum and says she has a slight hysterical tendency. As this progresses, the woman starts to go mad from ignorance and starts to believe there is someone behind the Wallpaper.
“Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by the wall, so that I had to creep over him every time!”(Gilman 244). The narrator describes herself becoming part of an inanimate object and escaping her confinement. When she becomes depressed after giving birth to her child, the narrator has strict orders to follow in order to “make her better.” As she follows the doctor’s commands and isolates herself from everyone and everything she loved, she loses her mental stability. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the narrator is treated for depression by “rest cure,” isolation from society, which affects her mentality causing her to become secretive, withdrawn, and insane.
The rest cure is the treatment of disease by rest and isolation in a good hygienic environment. During the early nineteenth century, women were thought, by many men, to only be able to clean the house, take care of the kids, and have babies. When a woman became depressed, she was thought to need the rest cure and after she would be better, but as we see in “ A Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman this is not necessarily true. Depression treated by isolation can further deteriorate the mind causing the lost of mental faculties. The effects of isolation on both the narrator and the author both shows how the rest cure inadequately treats patients with postpartum depression (PPD).
The nurse displays extreme paternalism because she is preventing harm to her patient. Vivian was in severe distress and pain therefore requested to not be revived if her heart failed. This is an act of paternalism because the nurse has the patient's best interest in mind. Once her heart had failed it would against her autonomy to resuscitate her. The nurse was protecting her autonomy because of her diminished state, and therefore she was respecting the patient's
This madness is caused by her obsession over what she believes is animate patterns and a trapped women in a peeling, aged wallpaper in her room. As the story progresses it is palpable that the yellow wallpaper itself symbolizes mental illnesses. One reason the wallpaper symbolizes mental illness is because in the beginning of the story the narrator’s insanity is getting worse by her distress over the paper. The narrator of the story is the first person who is affected by the wallpaper, and just like mental illness in real life, the victim is the first person to be aware and affected by their condition. One of the things disturbing the narrator at first were the shapes of the paper and how they became more evident as the days past.“There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will.
The reader is first able to retain sympathy for Macbeth despite his evil nature after the reader learns of Macbeth’s regicide. As Macbeth begins to confide with his wife, the reader can note that Macbeth is beginning to become mentally unstable, “Me thought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more! - Macbeth does murder sleep”, this revelation is quickly dismissed by Lady Macbeth as she heard nothing, “What do you mean?” Lady Macbeth’s response suggests to the reader that Macbeth had imagined these voices. As they continued, “Still it cried, “Sleep no more!” to all the house. “Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor Shall sleep no more.
Edgar Allen Poe’s short story of the gothic horror genre, “Morella” depicts a narrator realizing the psychological decline of his wife. He soon grows to despise her, in which she later ironically dies. The daughter of the narrator is later named “Morella”, causing supernatural phenomena to occur, as well as his daughter also dying. Through these occurrences it appears that the original Morella is attempting to communicate with the narrator once again after death. This ultimately creates the macabre effect for the readers.
Ach, he was very troublesome!” (103). This phrase points out the callous nature of functionaries implies there and it also suggests how high a person values one’s life. Those wardens did realize the difficulty of the situation as well and felt the value of the one who was hanging. This shows the immorality of capital punishment. The horrific irony in this statement is, of course, that the hanging is shown as burden for them (superintendent and the others), especially when they encounter the man who does not want to die.
The narrator is in a pitiful state, and has visions of a woman behind the wallpaper. She is insane, and believes the house to be disturbed and haunted. She is also melancholy; unable to do anything she wants and misunderstood. “When the story first came out, in the New England Magazine about 1891, a Boston physician made protest in The Transcript. Such a story ought not to be written, he said; it was enough to drive anyone mad to read it.” Here the author uses the literary technique of irony.
Here, the support of the partner is important because patients could lose or gain weight, have lost hair, or have scars due to treatment and they could not feel completely comfortable with their physical appearance. Dana Nolan, an experienced psychotherapist, states that exist other factors besides physical. These factors might be stress or fatigue; stress commonly increases in both, patient and partner, since they tend to worry about the future and the impact that could the disease have in their finances. Despite all this, people must know that keeping an active sex life can improve their treatment in an emotional level that is a complement for the medical physical attention they are already obtaining. Also, it should be pointed that sometimes this emotional treatment can go beyond intercourse, a comforting hug or kisses can give patients the encouragement they need to keep fighting.
Doctors should have responsibility of helping the ill patients to get better physically. Physicians are the icon of peace and generous within the society since their job is to solve the physical pain of the patients. In allowing physician-assisted suicide, the duty of physicians is misread. Society and law are saying that physician’s duty is no longer helping patients, but they can also easily put an end to patient’s life. In the New York Times article “Doctor-Assisted Suicide Is Unethical and Dangerous”, Ira Byock states, “people who are poor, or old and frail, or simply have long-standing disabilities, may worry that when they become acutely ill, doctors might see their lives as not worth living and compassionately act to end their supposed misery”.
Like Ray Rice’s wife, She is taking a lot of backlash for marrying her abuser. Women marrying their abuser is actually very common, but goes unnoticed because their partner or themselves are not famous.This happens especially if there are children involved, they want the family to stay intact, and the violence to stop. If they rely on his paycheck, they want the paycheck to continue, and the violence to stop. Many victims love their abuser and what they want most is for that love to continue and the violence to stop. The one thing they don’t want to happen is for the abuser to go to jail.
Fear is Life’s Biggest Obstacle Although most people see fear solely as cowardice and lack of confidence, they tend to dismiss the idea that fear leads to and hinders many other emotions and obstructs your life. Fear appears as uncontrollable and even unavoidable and it takes over the minds and hearts of the public. These fears tantalize us and don’t allow us to think clearly when faced with these traitorous obstacles. Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, states that, “I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent.