Throughout the play Macbeth, the relationship between Lady Macbeth and her spouse in not constant. Whereas Lady Macbeth is seen as more dominant in the beginning of the play, their roles are reversed after a murder. Due to the Macbeth’s desire for power within society, their marriage dynamic changes drastically. Although Lady Macbeth started as a power-hungry planner, she watches in dismay as her husband begins to kill multiple people whom he imagines diminish his power. Before the first prophecy Macbeth was a faithful soldier, but very passive.
There a crucial moments in the stories though that turn the tables for characters and make them question if what they've been doing or have done is the right thing to do. In the story “Cons” Lisa finds out that the girl her husband killed while drunk driving suspiciously happens to look just like her. This makes Lisa a totally different person. Was her relationship actually about love? Or was it just to comfort her husbands remorse?
After analyzing the pattern for awhile, the narrator witnesses a woman trapped behind bars. Eventually, we realize that the woman in the wallpaper is the narrator. Throughout the story, the narrator 's mental state continues to deteriorate. Being both the narrator 's husband and physician, John assumes that he knows what’s best for his wife. However, in this essay, I will argue that Gilman portrays John as an antagonist or “villain” in her story because, through his actions, he is the main reason for his wife 's descent into insanity which proves that he didn’t know what was best for his wife after all.
John Proctor, the protagonist, is an independent and respectable farmer in a struggling marriage because he was unfaithful to his wife. Unfortunately, this mistake haunts him when he tries to distance himself from his past lover, who grows uncontrollably envious. This causes the creation of the witch trials - the very center of John’s afflictions and the sculptor of his disposition. Choosing to persevere through them all, John suffers multiple conflicts with society and relationships which reveal and develop his independent character. Living in a theocratic society, John struggles to conform to the thinking that Salem demands of him.
The second most important character is the murder victim himself, Patrick Maloney. Mary seems to have a quite inaccurate perception of her husband. She perhaps loves the idea of him and having a normal life more than she actually has affection for him. Patrick, while he is alive which is mostly in the beginning of the story, is withdrawn and mellow, due to the stress caused by having to tell Mary the bad news. This news was most likely asking to divorce her, but the exact reason is never stated up front.
She never recovers from the devastating death of her young husband, indirectly caused by the nature of his sexual desire. The death of her relatives are instrumental in reducing her to poverty, as do the desires, the costly “epic fornications” of her forebears. Her own promiscuous sexual desire destroys her reputation and her professional career. (Henthorne ) The death of her relatives leaves deep scars on Blanche’s soul, but even deeper scares are
George suspects the cheating, but never truly discovers what is going on before she dies. Tom lied to George as well in order to keep his affair secret. He then ends up saving himself and killing Gatsby by blaming Myrtle 's death on Gatsby in the quote, ”He ran over Myrtle like you 'd run over a dog and never even stopped his car" (178). He explains this here, “There was nothing I could say, except the one unutterable fact that it wasn 't true” (178). Over time, the consequences begin to take effect on George and his mental health goes downhill due to the shadieness of the upper class.
The victims had probably never seen the more aggressive side of the attackers, and it came as a shock to them to have someone so close turn against them. In the case of the Hossack murder, Margaret not only killed her husband but ruined her whole family which included her sons. They had to live with their father’s death as well as not having a normal relationship with their mother. She now was looked at as the murderer of their father, and trust between them must have been lost. The Wright’s relationship differs from the Hossack’s because only two people were involved as opposed to a whole family.
The purpose of a ghost story is to leave the reader feeling frightened and unaware of what the truth of reality is. Nguyen's Black-Eyed Women flips all our perceptions of what a ghost is and why they visit the living. The ghost stories told in this story affect the narrator by forcing her to confront the discomfort of her reality. The narrator realizes she has been ignoring discomfort about her brother dying for her, and s the guilt and that she lived. She loses her identify, and sense of security, however her brother's ghost arrives to mend this disconnect.
She thought Esther’s suicide attempt and disappearance were fascinating, and she ended up doing things intentionally so that she would get sent to the same private treatment center Esther was in for a time. Joan ended up dying by suicide shortly before Esther did. Esther’s depression was also shown to affect Buddy Willard. Since both his significant relationships, Joan and Esther, ended in psychiatric stays and worse, Buddy comes to visit Esther one day feeling very guilty. While there, he asks her with complete seriousness: “Do you think there’s something in me that drives women crazy?” (Plath, 1971, p. 237).
Rosemary Almond was a housewife that was abused by her husband, Derek Almond. Throughout the book we saw that she really loved her husband, but because of the stress that her husband was going through with the terrorist on the loose and the pressure from the leader he was mean and abusive towards her. She played one of the damsels in distress in the book because she was in situations where she needed to be rescued. First by her husband who abused her and almost shot her, but decided not to because the gun was not loaded. We can see that he hurt her badly in panel 6, page 65 where there was a red spot on her clothes because he slapped her and hit her for asking for them to be intimate.
However, before he finishes his jail term in the center, he makes peace with the mother of the boy whom he had killed. The relationship between the two was built primarily on forgiveness. Mary Johnson Roy, who is the mother of the murdered teenager, had resentment and had also been harboring a hard feeling towards the killer of her son, however, after talking to Oshea and realizing that he was not the same person who killed his son, she lost all the resentment and even cried when Oshea left. Mary Johnson-Roy took and treated him as her son, she also accounts that the things that she could not watch the boy do she could see the things that Oshea did, and they even live next to each other. The bond between the two is very strong, and they help each other in every way that a mother and son could help each other.
The women sensed this and therefore withheld information that would be vital in proving Mrs. Wright’s guilt in the murder of her husband. Had the men truly cared about what the women had found, perhaps the women would have shed light on their findings. The women are the rightful owners of the reader’s sympathy because they had often felt what Mrs. Wright had, the men had wrongfully acted in disrespect, and the women were written off as unhelpful before they ever had a chance to help. Because of the feelings of the women and the actions of the men, this case would grow cold and justice would not be
Steinbeck created a certain image of women by portraying Curley’s wife as she is. The impression of women that was left was not too kind. “Well, I think Curley’s married… a tart… He ain’t the first… there’s plenty done that.”(Steinbeck 28). This quote speaks to me as if women are seen as unloyal. The whorehouses in this novel did not help bring up their image.
Macbeth’s lust for power has overtaken him, that is why he hired assassins to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. Out of spite of Fleance for being heir to the throne, but it backfires on him and Fleance escapes. Macbeth then became unstable after killing his best friend; seeing the deceased ghost and speaking of things that did not make any sense. Macbeth is deranged, losing himself because of the murders he had partaken in. ”Things without all remedy should be without regard: what 's done is done.” Anyone can see that he is behind the murders and blaming it on Lady Macbeth is not the right decision.