Her fear consumes her life and as a result she starts to sleepwalk. While sleepwalking Lady Macbeth talks to herself and says, “What, / will these hands ne’er be clean?” (Macbeth 5.1.38-39) She’s afraid of her past sins and troubled by the destruction they have caused. Lady Macbeth is terrified she can never fully cleanse her soul and will be stuck with this guilty conscience forever. While sleepwalking she relives the night of Duncan’s murder, this time experiencing the fear of committing such a crime. She despises what she’s done, and hates herself for it every day.
Good thing my lips stitched together or I’d throw up.” (pg. 45-46). The cause of Melinda’s dreary mood obviously comes from IT’s abuse. Andy Evans constantly harassing Melinda in the hallways reminds her of the horrid rape and keeps the image in her mind. This is why Melinda cannot wake up from her nightmare and is emotionally unstable.
Why did Delia stay in an abusive relationship with Sykes? Sweat is a fictional story that describes the abusive marriage between Delia and Sykes. In this short story, Delia is an African American woman who is married to an abusive African American man who is incapable of appreciating the hard work of his wife. Instead he chooses to be critical of his wife’s job and uses her fear of snakes to plot her murder when all of their conflict hits a boiling point. Although Delia never leaves Sykes, the marriage between them is never successful because of the mental and physical abuse that Sykes imposes on Delia.
Since Rex is not being sensible with the situation, and is acting poorly it creates a dysfunction in the family be-cause everyone is constantly fighting. Rex is also an alcoholic which leads too many family issues because when under the influence Rex does not act like himself and starts trouble with Rose. At one point the children witness their mom hanging out of a window and she claims that Rex has pushed her out, Rose states, “ He tried to kill me,” (Walls 72). The incident involving Rose and Rex getting physical creates a stir in the family because sides are being formed and depending on which side the kids believe in it creates tension for the whole family. Therefore, creating drama because arguments occur over the topic.
She is taken in by a local family, but eventually goes back to live with her abusive parents. Pecola’s parents hate themselves and each other which is expressed in equal measures of violence and neglect. Pecola is raped by her father and impregnated, but the child does not survive premature birth. Eventually, Pecola pleads with a town mystic to grant her wish of having blue eyes, believing this “mark of beauty” will finally earn her the love she so desperately craves. Pecola finally loses her sanity, believing her wish granted, and spends the rest of her life in a world of fantasy on the edge of
John had made the mistake of sleeping with, a teenage girl, Abigail Williams. What John did cause pain to his wife Elizabeth; his affair caused the loving couple to break farther apart. A love that John missed Church to home and nurse his wife back to health instead. John is falsely accused of being a witch and is brought to prison. The distressed caused by being in prison is too much for John that he cannot think clearly.
This was resonant to Richard, “I found myself lying in bed, screaming, determined to run away, tussling with my mother and father who were trying to keep me still. I was lost in a fog of fear” (Wright 7). This means that from the ineffable beatings from his parents, Richard was having severe flashbacks, affecting his mental health. In conclusion, the beatings from his parents has caused Richard to get harsh flashbacks. The second incident is after Richard’s provocative uncle, Uncle Tom, moves in with him.
In the book, Lily suffers from her lack of knowledge about her deceased mother and the abusive father she lives with. Her father T. Ray, constantly verbally abuses her and gives her cruel punishments like kneeling on grits for hours. Due to her mother not being there Lily fears that she lacks all femininity and imagines that her mother is her angel, watching over and loving her. The neglectfulness of T.Ray combined with her desire to know more about her mother, leads her to run away with her nanny Rosaleen. Lily and Rosaleen end up in Tiburon, South Carolina, where she meets people that finally truly love her.
This woman spends her life isolated, on drugs, and most likely fed lies by who she believes is her husband. This unknown factor of the story allows for many different interpretations, such as the idea that this woman is insane, being medicated for insanity, and her husband is actually her doctor. There is also a ghostly vibe, especially when the woman starts talking about the wallpaper, in which she believes a woman is trapped. In the end, the popular belief is that she hangs herself in front of her husband, while trying to get everything sorted out. The woman never identifies herself, she never acts like she knows who she is, and she never gives any signs of competence.
Still in torment from the fear of her husband’s death, men stay in her home to persuade her to join them in matrimony. She, as a woman in the time and place of the story, holds little sway or say in the matter of this event. Without a man dominating the house, chaos follows even with her appearance with the company. Desperate for her thought-to-be-dead husband’s return, the women of no power and no choice, as all women of the story are seen (powerless and weak), lets the overrunning of her home
After her husband’s affair, their relationship is very weak and it is difficult for Elizabeth to even see her husband’s face. Next, Elizabeth is accused of witchcraft, and she has to go to jail for crimes that she never committed. Finally, her husband is also accused of working with the devil, and either has to die whilst telling the truth, or live based on a lie. She puts aside her needs and says what is best for her husband, and what will set the best example for her kids. All of these situations require strength in order for her to survive them.
Despite John being considerate, caring and feeling sorry for his wife’s illness, he dominates over her both physically and psychologically (AndrewM). He incarcerates her due to his pervasive torment. For instance, the narrator is coerced to stay in the nursery regardless of her will. The prison’s windows are barred while the wallpaper torturing her, but she cannot voice her choking experience and whenever, she tries the husband reproaches her (AndrewM). Despite her preference for the house downstairs, her husband demands her to stay in the nursery, and all her views are shuttered.