The illusion of light reveals Blanche’s identity behind her perplexing mask. Aggressiveness and pleasure are unpredictable in regards to her sadistic ambitions for humiliating others, such as Stella and Mitch. Blanche symbolizes a pitiful shadow cloak in darkness that can cause men pain and suffering. Her sins will drown in a hollow shell of regret and doubt. In Act V, Williams characterizes Blanche’s desire for a man to adore her: “Because of hard knocks my vanity’s been given.
Furthermore, she wrongly placed her trust in the wrong people, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse. Her death was a cry for help because she felt lonely, abandoned, and depressed. Her actions were mainly based upon distress of love. Those two people were never there for her and Juliet takes responsibility for her decisions thereafter. Friar Lawrence, Capulet, and Juliet have made unwise choices and behaviors, leaving them at fault for the losses of the houses, Capulet and Montague.
The burden of black womanhood is proven to be inescapable for those who choose or deny the path of domesticity. In Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun, Ruth Younger is exhausted from trying to satisfy the impossible standards of womanhood. She is described in the same worn-down manner that Hansberry uses to depict the dreary setting, as “disappointment has already begun to hang in [Ruth’s] face”. She has done everything that the world has demanded of her as a woman, yet it is still not enough. In comparison to her sister-in-law Beneatha, Ruth lacks mobility.
This is upsetting to see because it shows that she is fixed on doing what society expects because she believes it will get her all she wants. On the other hand, Lady Macbeth is driven mad by the thought of her terrible actions, obviously being negatively affected by her acting out against her gender norms. “The thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now?—What, will these hands ne'er be clean?—No more o' that, my lord, no more o' that. You mar all with this starting...
Due to this, she pushes away the only friend she has because of her inability to understand herself, and her toxic personality. She wants to keep hurting herself adding more pain to her life. She is clearly an example of someone who is in pain that needs
In fahrenheit 451, Mildred wants to kill herself because she is very unhappy. Some might argue that she is just sick, but that isn’t all because she depicts signs that she is depressed, lonely, and lacks the feeling of love. This could all be causes of society having a negative effect on Mildred and her wellbeing; technology, obsession, and being unable to cope with her emotion are all factors that play into Mildred life. Fahrenheit 451 burns through the thoughts of readers as controversy spills out of the pages. Guy Montag, firefighter, husband, and a truth seeker, goes through multiple barriers trying to figure out the questions no one dares to ask.
In the short story ‘Hairball’, Margaret Atwood portrays Kat as being an insecure individual living in an imaginary world, in which, she is to blame for the negative events that occur. Her feelings, emotions, and actions are driven through the insecurity she has of herself. One of the events that impacted Kat was her experience of abortion. The men who entered her life constantly left her which not only left her saddened and broken, but unsure of herself and what she did wrong. These events led Kat’s decision-making as she says “[I] learned to say that she didn’t want children anyways”, (35) when primarily, having children was her desire.
she had lovely blue eyes in reality, Pecola envisions, individuals would not have any love to do good things before her or to her. The view of this understanding is confirmed by her experience of being teased by others in her school. “The Bluest Eye were familiar with images of an ugly Jesus perhaps they could imagine even Pecola as a Christ figure” (Jerome bump) in a way this can be true as the way she has blue eyes she wishes this change the way people see her and wish it could change other. Morrison said her writing "should try deliberately to make you ... feel something profoundly in the same way that a Black preacher requires his congregation ... to expand on the sermon that is being delivered" (Jerome) I think the way Morrison writes she writes to set a message and I believe the message is not to judge someone of because of the color of there skin. The first words of the book says “To the two who gave me and the one who made me free” (Morrison) I believe this has to do with the racism deal and how all her life she wanted to treated as a good person and she wanted others to cherish her but as much as she tried to change her ways she never going to be free and I feel like to the end of the book she is free from all her feeling and all the stuff she held down inside
Puritan morals required Hester to feel truly terrible about her sin and to repent. In order to implement this morality, the society put her on a scaffold and constantly publicly ridiculed her so that they could all cast shame upon her. Hester lived in a society which believed that she had to live the remainder of her life in infamy because of the sin she had committed. Hester’s conflict against society was caused by its need to enforce its morality upon
She despises what she’s done, and hates herself for it every day. Her sleepwalking is a form of punishment for her sins. Lady Macbeth’s self-hatred becomes too difficult to live with it and she takes her own life. This is evident when Malcolm says, “By self and violent hands. /Took off her life,” (Macbeth 5.9.