Linda Pastan was a great poet while also a wife and mother. Pastan started sending her work to The New Yorker at age twelve (Potvin par. 6). Later, she went to college and got married. Pastan stated in an interview that she stopped writing for about ten years, because she could not be the perfect wife and mother that she was expected to be and also commit herself to her poetry (Brown, 3). She considers herself “a product of the ‘50s – what I called the perfectly polished floor syndrome.
Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” speaks of Plath’s failed suicide attempts and the concept of death. The poem itself is extremely personal and terribly dark. Through diction, figurative language and tone Plath is able to convey the idea in which she is a female version of Lazarus, hence the title of her poem, criticizing how society has treated her and her own self-portrait. Right off the bat, Plath masks the theme of death.
In the story, Homeless Bird, by Gloria Whelan, a 13 year old girl named Koly went through many different situations, these situations made her take on many traits. Three traits I would like to interpret through this writing is sadness, depression, and anxiety. In the beginning of the novel one of the first character traits that Koly demonstrated was sadness. Koly went through this trait when her husband, Hari died (p. 45).
Virginia was able to survive five years of tuberculosis but died at the age of 24. His poem “Annabel Lee” is written for his wife after she died. “But our love it was stronger by far than the love of those who were older than we.” After Virginia lost to tuberculosis, Poe went into a deep dark state of drinking to take his sadness away. He wrote “Masque of the Red Death,” because of all the tuberculosis and how it kills people faster.
They have to deal with losing their loved ones, using their bodies as a form of economic support, and being abused by men at war. Regular civilians had to deal with the loss of family members or friends that went to war. Lan had experienced a lot of loss due to the war. Lan told Kien, “‘What a cruel time… and so very long. The war swept away so many people’” (52).
Her decision making has occurred every step of the way in her life, every move controlling her future. In multiple instances Satrapi has made terrible decisions that have affected her negatively. Specifically in her dark ages as she says, “In England, she was selling drugs, homeless, and she almost died from bronchitis” (page 3). Making decisions leading to a dangerous lifestyle that almost ending her very existence. She also states that, “She studied graphic arts in Iran and at 21 married a young artist who turned out to be her polar opposite.
In “Lady Lazarus” by Sylvia Plath, the title is the first indication that the speaker is a woman, and underlines the tone and attitudes towards death. “Lady Lazarus” presents three main conflicts concerning the life, death and revival. First, Lazarus is a man from the New Testament Gospel of John. He had been dead of an illness for four days, and Jesus bring him back to life. Sylvia Plath used this literary allusion to foreshadow that she was going to talk about death, and following by the inevitable revive.
So the people who make this poem Marks is Linda Pastan; she’s an American poet of Jewish background, and she has writing a lot of the poems about the issues that caused the family life, death, fear of lose, lose, motherhood, and also the female experiences at home. These can including the relationships or the life, as I convert to the women that had broken heart with a family. Indeed, as her feeling about this poems to the broken heart can describing the ways of a person who got heart breaking with someone else in the family or a husband. The broken heart of the line of this poem is in the last, because she got hard time with her works at home, just like in line 3 and the other works she had to do as a
Her poems mostly consist of dark tones and moods, with light messages here and there. This kind of poetry was probably the outcome of her difficult life as a child and adult. Her mother died when she was the age of five, two of her sisters died shortly after that, her aunt of whom she was very close with died when Emily was twenty-four, and her brother died due to overdose when she was thirty. Also, during the time she lived, women inequality was very influential, and it most likely manifested itself into self doubt. In conclusion, given everything that Emily Brontё went through growing up, the emotion of her poetry definitely reflects off of
Blanche, which is Stella 's older sister, arrives in New Orleans as a broken, arrogant, sensitive, and an obvious crumbling figure. Blanche was once married and very much in love with a young man who seemed to be very tortured. He committed suicide after she discovered that he was a homosexual man, and ever since suffering from regret and guilt! Blanche watched as her parents and relatives passed away. She had to endure many hard trials including watching foreclosure fall on their family estate!
(MIP-1)The character Najmah had developed PTSD from witnessing the most painful thing anybody could witness her mother and brother’s death, her signs and symptoms of PTSD example what millions of people go through. (SIP-A)Najmah had developed many PTSD signs and symptoms which some of which are not speaking, and horrible flashbacks,and triggers.(STEWE-1)With Najmh witnessing that horrible event, Najmah had developed PTSD. Najmah had developed the symptom of not talking “It’s been more than two weeks since I’ve last spoken and I’m not certain I will ever be able to speak again”(Staples,110). Najmah was struggling with PTSD she used not talking as a way she dealt with the loss of her mother and baby brother.(STEWE-2)Another way her mother and
Allen Ginsberg was a common author during the postmodern era and was considered the most famous living American poet in the 1980’s. He was born on June 3, 1926, in Newark, New Jersey and grew up in Paterson. His father, Louis Ginsberg, was a teacher and poet. Ginsberg’s mother, Naomi Levy Ginsberg, suffered most of her life from recurrent epileptic seizures and paranoia. Some of Ginsberg’s famous work includes “Howl,” which was the significant start off to his career, and “Kaddish” which is written based on the life and death of his mother as she spent most of her adult life with a mental illness.
In the episode of Law and Order: Special Victim Unit season nine episode one, there was a case which a woman had multiple personality disorder. But what you do not know from first watching the show until the end, is that she was faking it the entire time. The police’s psychotherapist say that is very hard to properly diagnose this disorder. The events that lead to Janice Donovan “diagnosis” of multiple personality disorder was years of childhood sexual abuse by their father as well as witnessing it happen to her sister as well.
would have long periods of unemployment, and Mrs. Vonnegut suffered from mental illness. She committed suicide in 1944 by an overdose of sleeping pills, which haunted Vonnegut for the rest of his life. He had, he said, a lifelong difficulty with women. He remembered an aunt once telling him that, “All Vonnegut men are scared to death of women.” “My theory is that all women have hydrofluoric acid bottled up inside,” he wrote.
I wanted to learn more about the man who inspired many children and even adult. He wrote over 44 Children’s books by the time of his death. Besides the books, his works have provided the source for 11 children’s Tv specials, a Broadway musical and a feature-length motion picture. His honors include two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, Peabody award and the Pulitzer Prize. Dr. Seuss loved writing cartoons and making many laugh, he passed away September 24, 1991.