Sublimity creates terror through obscurity and uncertainty of potentially, irrationally terrible situations, such as murder or rape. Terror being gendered as feminine, allows Gothic works such as the The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis to complicate the gender and identity of his characters with the aforementioned terror. Murder and rape in The Monk are emphasized, because they create an irrational, immobilizing sense of terror. Ann Radcliffe describes terror as the appropriate method by which sublimity is achieved. While horror is mentioned in The Monk and by Radcliffe, the Gothic
Condemned for her loyalties and grieving the loss of her brothers and son, Mary’s life was still to be drastically affected by the war. While continuously in fear for her husband’s safety, Ruth Painter describes how Mary also found herself a convenient target to the enemy for, “to tear down the wife was to tear down the husband.” Returning home alone one day, Mary Lincoln was in a terrible carriage accident after it had been intentionally tampered with in an attempt on the president’s life. While she received a serious head injury, she was also jolted into the realization that her fears for her husband’s life were justified. On another occasion, Mary fell under the clever and manipulative spell of Henry Wikoff. This gentleman was described
The play Antigone is about a family with some major family problems. The two main characters are mostly Antigone and Creon, who is also Antigone’s uncle. At the start of the play Creon becomes the new king and decides that Antigone’s brother Polyneices should not have a proper burial, because he rebelled against the city. This makes Antigone mad and she decides that she is going to bury Polyneices. Creon finds out that someone buried Polyneices and says that the person should be put to death, because they broke the King’s new rules.
Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
Cathy Shen ENG 2D7 Ms. Munro March 27, 2017 A Curse’s Compensation in Richard III In Act 1 Scene 2, lines 1-32 from William Shakespeare’s Richard III, Lady Anne is devastated by the loss of her husband, Prince Edward and her father in law, King Henry. After she asks the halberds to set down the coffin, she laments the deaths of her family members. Her emotions then transition from sorrow to rage. Feeling a deep hatred for the murderer, she casts a curse on him. In return for bringing her the misfortune of losing her family, Anne prays for an ill fortune to fall upon the murderer’s wife and son.
Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions. Topic Sentence: To begin, Medea’s lets her emotions overcome her when Jason leaves her to marry Glauce the daughter of King Creon. Context #1 (1-2): Jason has just abandoned Medea and his two children for Glauce in attempt to greater his wealth and status. Medea questions herself if she was a good wife to him that he would leave her for a princess: Quote #1 (Varies): “What shall I do? If only I were dead!..
Hamlet suspects his mother played a part in the death of King Hamlet and is filled with anger and vengeful thoughts. For most of the play, he has contemplated suicide and questioned his actions. He decided not to kill Claudius as he was praying and this makes him feel as though he has failed in his quest for revenge. Hamlet wants to show Queen Gertrude the error in her decision to marry Claudius and tells his mother: Come, Come, and sit you down; you shall not budge; You go not till I set you up a glass; Where you may see the inmost part of you. The
You’re going to die”. (Act 5, scene 2, page 3). Here he states that if his wife have any kind of sins or something to confess is the time, but there will be nothing that will change his mind or thought about her. He is going to kill her anyway. Othello furious and blind by jealousy is no longer able to think: in the last meeting with Desdemona, Othello accuses his wife of treason with Cassio and deceives her by saying that her alleged lover died.
But I shall not allow you to bring up the children; I dare not trust them to you” (Ibsen). This comes to show how trapped Nora is in this fake, and loveless marriage and the great power men had over women. Moments after Torvald denounces Nora as his wife, she receives a letter from Krogstad saying that he regretted his actions and he