Charlotte Gilman chose unreliable first person point of view for the story “The Yellow Wallpaper” because it is the best way to truly explain what the protagonist saw and felt. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a collection of journal entries written by a hysteric woman whose treatment includes being locked in a room by her husband. First person narrative is the best way to watch her break from reality unfold before your eyes. The journal entries allow the reader to have an inside look at her insanity. First person point of view brings the reader directly into the protagonist’s thoughts and actions.
The Descent to a Schizophrenic Hell The Bell Jar was originally published in 1963 but Sylvia Plath released the novel under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas in order to protect those whom she discusses in her story in fictionalized terms. It is the only novel written by Plath and is semi-autobiographical in nature where the protagonists’ mental illness is a parallel to the novelists’ own experiences with clinical depression. Sylvia Plath’s depression can be recounted back to the death of her father. During the summer of her junior year at Smith College, having returned from a stay at new York City where she had been a student guest “editor” Sylvia nearly succeeded in killing herself by swallowing sleeping pills. Later on, after a period of recovery involving electroshock and psychotherapy she resumed her academic pursuit and went on to win a Fulbright scholarship to study at Cambridge.
Jackson appeals to fans of the American gothic through her particular description of the house and how the characters interact with it in order to show the environments foil of an absolute reality. Shirley focuses a large part of the introduction of the house on describing its odd design and initial impressions. Dr. Montague describes the house as being on a “slight slant… that may be why the doors slam shut” and notes how “every angle is slightly wrong” (Jackson 77). This causes an uneasy feeling for the reader as they question the effect this will have on the characters throughout the novel. Also, Eleanor’s initial impressions of the house cause her to hesitate and question whether she has made the correct decision.
Review: The book is about the experiences and thoughts of a young female named Anne Frank who lived through the horrors of the Second World War. It was due to the Nazi occupation in Holland that the Frank family went into hiding in Amsterdam in the so-called “Het Achteruis”. Being confined inside a single apartment with another family until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, she jots her thoughts on her diary she had named “Kitty” as seen on her entry on the 20th of June in 1942 on nearly a daily-basis. Although there was war, this did not stop Anne Frank from having normal thoughts of a child going through puberty, experiencing young love, feeling that she had no real close friends, and the like; she discussed her thoughts on these matters as if everything was just normal. Moreover, it is seen in the latter entries how Frank matures, her thoughts shifts from the perspective of a young girl to the perspective a young-adolescent as she gains more profound thoughts about humanity as it is seen on some entries how she finds it difficult to comprehend why the Jews were being persecuted or how she confronts her own identity.
People look at the world in different ways. There are people who will look at all the beauty, whilst other might only see darkness in the world that they live in. To understand how another person sees the world is not easily comprehended, since it is different from your own point of view, however, at the same time it is something that we all yearn for. To be a fly on the wall, and see how people truly think and feel. In the short story, “Sorry for the Loss”, written by Bridget Keehan in 2008, the reader follows a woman who works for a prison chapel and must tell one of the inmates that his grandmother has passed away.
Rose Madder is a novel written by Stephen King. It is a fantasy novel that deals with domestic abuse, escape, and progression of the main character. My favourite part of the book revolved around Rosie’s, the main protagonist, character development . I enjoyed watching Rosie’s evolution from a timid mouse to a warrior, metaphorically speaking. Rosie began her journey within the novel inside of her cozy home with her not so cozy husband, Norman.
In the play Laura has a physical handicap condition in which it causes her to have a bit of a limp. The innovation for this came from the fact that his sister had a mental illness like mentioned in the article written by the Washington Post, “The sister in the play, Laura, has a physical handicap, a limp, which Williams substituted for the mental illness of his real sister, Rose.” At the beginning of the play we also hear how Toms says “The play is memory” which can be interpreted as a memory based of Williams’ memory. Furthermore, Amanda is also very attached to the memories she lived while growing up. She can be described as a person living in the past which is preventing her from going further in her life and succeeding. All of the characters in this play live in some sort of past memory not allowing them to continue with life.
Cath has a twin named Wren and Wren had alcohol poisoning on the other hand she got better. Since Cath was given a second chance on her essay however she wasn’t going to take it after all Cath finally decided that she was going to write the essay. To start,Cath was caught plagiarising but Professor Piper gave Cath a second chance. Cath writes these stories about Simon and Baz in Carry On, Simion. So when she was writing her essay that was something that you write from the heart and Cath chose Carry On because everyday she wrote Carry On.
The room at the top of the house was not just a room, but a place that caused the unfortunate woman to become crazy. Everything that the wallpaper represents take the story deeper and allow the reader to actually understand the woman’s situation. While reading the story, the reader learns that this story is told through a diary the woman used to vent. After being left alone in that awful room, the woman is very bored and lonely, so she decides to write in it. At the beginning of the story, the woman is prescribed a “cure” for her “problems.” The woman’s husband wanted to make sure that his wife only rested and did nothing else because he thought would involve brainpower.
In Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Catherine experiences many influential moments that transition her from being a girl to a woman by learning to face reality instead of remaining caught up in the fantasy worlds that she reads about. At the beginning of the book, Catherine lists several fragments of readings that she has incorporated into her own life, one being “From Pope, she learnt to censure those who ‘bear about the mockery of woe’” (17). The strand of selected quotes from various poems and stories highlights how Catherine uses fictional stories to shape her own life. Because her life is uneventful, she lives vicariously through books lets her imagination run free with the stories in them. She creates her own reality with these works of fiction, which puts a barrier between her and actual reality.