As the repairman delves deeper into Elisa’s personal life by inquiring of her chrysanthemums, Elisa in turn opens up her feminine side, setting up a parallel to how she opens up about her flowers. “Her eyes shone. She tore off the battered hat and shook out her dark pretty hair…”(Steinbeck 6). Stripping from her old, tattered gardening hat reveals a soft, graceful version of Elisa that is hidden behind the psychological fence she has built up to protect her heart. She allows herself to give a part of her deepest self to the repairman as “her breast swelled passionately”, her voice and demeanor becomes more sensual as she nearly touches his trousers (Steinbeck 7).
If the brain does not have anything to occupy itself then a man or woman will go into a state of depression. Being isolated from the outside world for so long caused her brain to start hallucinating. Also, the author of the book “The Yellow Wallpaper” Charlotte Perkins Gilman stated “ I wrote the yellow wallpaper with its embellishments and additions to carry out the ideal…and sent a copy to the physician who so nearly drove me mad...it has to my knowledge saved one woman from a similar fate-so terrifying her family that they let her out into normal activity and she recovered.” A woman who had had the rest cure along with the narrator and the author has either driven them insane or to the borderline of insanity. The effects of the rest cure on many women were devastating to their health and is a unreliable treatment to treating postpartum depression. Jane’s efforts to avoid others from looking at the hideous painting, shows how that
Jem and scout were walking home one day and passed by Mrs Dubose’s house. Mrs Dubose is an old lady who is very racist. Mrs Dubose talked bad about both their dad and their dead mother. Angry, Jem destroyed her white camellia flowers. Scout narrates, “He did not begin to calm down until he had cut the tops off every camellia bush Mrs Dubose owned…” (Lee 103).
This express how the expectations Edna had for her self-happiness has failed which proves the thesis. As the reader can see Edna depended on Robert for happiness in her love life but because her expectations failed she was left with discouragement. Lastly, it is evident that Edna depended on Adele Ratignolle to fulfill that role of a mother-woman that Edna needs in her life. Edna’s father, the Colonel, comes to town and visits Edna. While in
Instead of enjoying her time away from her family, all she thinks about is how they might be hurt and that it is all her fault. Soto says, ”But an ill feeling stirred inside her. She felt awful about arguing with her father. She felt bad for her mother and two brothers, who would have to spend the next three hours in the car with him. Maybe he would do something crazy, like crash the car on purpose to get back at her, or fall asleep and run the car into an irrigation ditch.
Uncle Clem’s vase indicates the outcomes of Cecilia and Robbie’s love, considering they break the vase the day they discover their love for each other, signifying their love would not be forever. Moreover, it is later revealed that the mended vase had “simply come away” in Betty’s hand (pg. 279), foreshadowing their death revealed by Briony in the epilogue of the novel. The vase also symbolises the lost love between the Tallis family whose strong relationships were shattered, just like to the vase. Cecilia wanted to “comfort her sister” as ”it would have suited her better,” but Briony began to develop complex emotions that Cecilia could no longer comprehend (pg.
While Mrs. Turpin was at the waiting room speaking with Mary Grace’s mother, Mary Grace gets tired of her arrogant voice and language, closed her “Human Development” book and attacked her. Then, she was sedated, but not before yell to Mrs. Turpin “Go back to hell where you came from, you old wart hog!” This phrase had a lot of impact on Mrs. Turpin. O’Connor used imagery details several times, examples could be “…then she rose and thrust her feet in her brown oxfords, which she did not bother to lace, and stumped out onto the back porch and got her red plastic bucket” and “…next to her was a fat girl of eighteen or nineteen, scowling into a thick blue book which Mrs. Turpin saw was entitled “Human Development””. We can see that O’Connor used sensory details too. For example, “The radio was softly playing gospel music” and “She heard the mother cry out and Claud shout,
Although there is no clear statement that shows Louise to have an oppressive marriage, there are ambiguous statements about the marriage that show she feels caged. During the event of finding out about Brently’s death, Louise did not respond “as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden wild abandonment” (Chopin), due to Brently’s death she is finally able to let out emotions that she has held in for so many years of being a dutiful wife. Once Louise is left alone to grieve she reflects upon her feelings and her marriage. The narrator points out that Louise knows she will cry again for him when she sees his funeral, remembering his “kind, tender hands...the face that had never looked save with love upon her” (Chopin).
The story begins with a poor woman who was hated by nearly everyone in her village for her entire life dies while intoxicated and leaves 2 daughters and a son behind to fend for themselves. After she is found dead the towns people pitied her children, and the two oldest were taken in by new families, but the youngest Maggie, who was crippled, was left alone because nobody wanted to deal with her disability. But alas a man named Joe Thompson decides to take her in for the night but because he did not think his wife would approve of him bringing her home he later planned on taking her to the poor house the next morning. And he was
Promptly and critically, we come to the observation that Mrs. Mallard’s views about death are too overwhelming for her because of the fact that she has a severe heart condition. In the Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin, we can see a sense of sorrow yet joy, between Mrs. Mallard’s continuous reflections about life. Through a closer look at Kate Chopin’s use of diction and imagery we first believe that Mrs. Mallard’s husband’s (Brently Mallard) sudden appearance is the only cause of her heart failure which leads to her death. This continues to develop and leads us to understand that Mrs. Mallard leaves her room because Josephine (Mrs. Mallard’s sister) convinces her to walk downstairs. Once she walks down the stairs, she becomes overwhelmed with emotions because she witnesses her husband is in fact alive and standing at the door; these events lead to Mrs. Mallard’s heart failure and overall death.
But with her mother dead and her father bitter, those feelings are foreign to Lily. Especially since she is trapped, tormenting herself over the fact that she was the one to shoot her mother. Despite it being a terrible accident. Sue Monk Kidd expresses to the readers how much death can trap someone in their own mind through Lily. You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died.
While on the way home from the airport, Richard broke the news to Ginny that he was actually her uncle and that Peg and him had married for the health benefits for her. Ginny couldn’t bare the news and went running from Richard. Later she found herself in front of Keith’s house contemplating whether to knock or not. When she finally gathered the courage, Ginny could no longer hold it all in and she began crying on Keith’s shoulder. When she calmed down, Keith made her explain everything.
When Clark takes her to the Wagner matinée, she is at first passive, but then tender-hearted. During the second half of the show she "wept quietly, but almost continuously, as a shallow vessel overflows in a rainstorm." She would look up at the lights on the ceiling from time to time, and it seemed as though she never wanted to forget the experience. When the concert was over, Clark prompted her to leave and she "burst into tears" while pleading, "I don 't want to go, Clark, I don 't want to go!" This illustrates Aunt Georgiana 's vulnerability after listening to a concert after thirty years.
It 's cold where Cathy stays. She wakes up to sounds of cars driving above her as if she is right underneath them. She is hungry, not having any food in two days makes her sick and want to throw up but there is nothing to throw up.Cathy thinks that she made herself do this she is making herself sleep under a bridge. Cathy 's father is abusive but she is scared to tell anyone because of the future and what will happen to her and her careful life her dad yells and her mom and her mom yells at her, it 's a painful cycle really. There is no peace in her mind she is always thinking of what will happen next she is always thinking never relaxing.
The discontent once again becomes apparent directly before the occurrence of the mortality-inducing car crash that killed Tom’s lover, especially demonstrated with Daisy’s venomous comment to Tom, “‘you’re revolting’”(131). By making this remark, Daisy made indisputably clear the negative sentiments she harbored for her husband. The Buchanan marriage seemed to be crumbling, the romantic facade appeared to finally breaking down to reveal the couple’s incompatibility. Overall, Daisy and Tom’s marriage was a hasty decision that led to both the individuals’ dissatisfaction. Due to her wealth, Daisy especially felt pressured by societal expectations to sacrifice her optimism in order to maintain her position in the Jazz Age hierarchy.