Also Blanche realizes her sister’s attachment and affection towards her husband who has a rough and harsh character throughout the story. Stella’s lack of interest and weak sisterly relation and Stanley’s continuous abusive character is what causes Blanche to end up in a mental health institution. Having these reasons about each character’s behavior towards Blanche results in a question that says, who is more to blame for this tragic finale? In fact, Stanley Kowalski is the one to charge for his degraded course of actions towards his wife and Blanche in addition to many other factors that happened throughout “A Streetcar Named Desire”. At first, taking into consideration Blanche DuBois’s tense and nervous attitude at the beginning of the play, some might find it a good return to a tragic finale.
He regarded women as weak human beings, who could easily fall in temptation, as a result of his mother’s betrayal. In Act 3, Scene I, Hamlet clearly states that he did not love Ophelia, “You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not”. But by taking into account the circumstances in which this conversation happened, the statement cannot be considered true. At this point, he was being driven by the rage that had been building up in his
The Tudors is a historical fiction show about the rule of Henry the 8th and his six wives. Whenever Henry decided that he did not love his current wife and no longer wanted to be married to her, he would blame others for their failing marriage and unhappiness. For instance, Henry was madly in love with his second wife, Anne Boleyn. However, when she miscarried their son and the child turned out to be deformed, he decided to blame her for their deteriorating marriage, and their malformed, miscarried son. He even put some of the blame on God by claiming God was punishing him for getting a divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
The last word combination I chose, however, shows the darker part to Diana’s personality. After Claire and her father return from their short trip, she gets very jealous and compares her daughter to a “little b****” (p.90). By making her say something as bad as this, the author puts on the stage the messed up half of Diana - the part, that very little people have seen. By doing this, she depicts the topic about deceiving looks and shows us that the shell that people live in do not always match with the
As well as Blanche lies and her mental state slopes downhill, Blanche has another issue which is also a factor as to why she is the way she is. From the time Blanche was a young teenager, when she married her husband at the age of sixteen, to her current self, she has had many issues with men. The first issue is that she married young and found something out that pushed her to make her do things she later regretted. “...A widow of a homosexual husband…”(House22) Blanche found out that her first husband was a homosexual and it hurt her to the point that she drove him into a state of mind where he thought suicide would be the better option. Not only did Blanche have “...a disastrous marriage with a homosexual,...”(Dace), she also let her sexual urges get the best of her.
First off, King Lear realizes that Cordelia is not who he thought she was he banishes her because he believes that she is in the wrong for not giving him what he wants to hear. He gets so mad at her and can not bear to see her anymore. King Lear preaches, “I loved her most and thought to see my rest on her kind nursery / hence and avoid my sight, so be my grave my pence as her I gave her fathers hence from here” (1.1). With the use of “I loved her most”, Shakespeare reinforces that Lear does not know what his daughter truly thinks of him because he is blinded by the bias he shows Cordelia. King Lear gets
The dysfunctional couple comprised of George and Myrtle Wilson is an example Fitzgerald uses to portray the grief and plight of the poor due to the disregard by the rich. They inhabit the Valley of Ashes, barely making enough money to support themselves. They lust after riches, specifically Myrtle, who seems to disregard her husband in favor of attempting to climb the social ladder by being with Tom, regardless of Daisy. She even proclaims, “I married him [George Wilson] because I thought he was a gentleman...I thought he knew something about breeding but he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe” (39). By Fitzgerald’s showcasing of Myrtle Wilson’s characterization, he gets the point across to the readers that social climbing and greed---chasing your version of the “American Dream”---can inundate any person with a need to be accepted by peers and
In the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche Dubois is characterized as a liar that has not only sexual issues, but also with living in a fantasy world as well . In the play, Blanche Dubois has a problem with lying because she refuses to accept reality of what she has done, so becomes a major liar. At one part of the play, Blanche is speaking to Mitch and Mitch asks Blanche if Stella is her younger sister to which she replies with, “Yes,Stella is my precious little sister.I call her little in the spite of the fact she’s somewhat older than I. Just slightly, less than a year.” (Williams 54).She lies instead of correcting him and saying that she is actually older than Stella because she is insecure about how old she
Paragraph 3 Another difference can be seen In Steinbeck’s work the woman suspects her mother may have destroyed the letter that may have introduced her to the cinema but this is nothing to the appalling way Eva/Daisy is treated by the Birling women. Paragraph 4 On the other hand what is comparable is that Curly 's wife, despite the suspicions mentioned in the previous paragraph has been let down by the man who promised her a film part and that dream has been crushed. On top of this she now married to an unpleasant violent man. Eva/Daisy who is the centre of the investigation has also been treated shocking by men. Mr Birling fires her just for asking for better pay and in her time of need she is seduced firstly by Gerald and then by Eric.
It wrinkles too quickly, and what are you going to look like after seven real kisses" (94)? Much like artificial silk, Doris 's once "comfortable" life status is quickly wrinkled by the troubles Doris has with the men in her life. Troubles that become even worse once she turns to prostitution as a way to support herself. Many conservatives would be lamenting for the morality of times past as they read this novel, for the ruination of an innocent, but von Trotta would instead see a very modern young woman who 's main fault in life is that she is too human in a time where women were not expected to be "human," but instead, fall neatly into stereotypical categories that came with a predetermined set of rewards and consequences. She would applaud Doris 's candor and her determination to make it through, no matter what life throws at her.