The power and control over Rosina and her actions is portrayed by her father. When her father unemotionally tells her that her sister is dead, she cannot help but think that he killed her, and fears that the same may happen to her. This event leads to the feeling of terror that the powerful are capable of anything. Second of all, power in family creates suspense when Georgina fears she is not being told the truth. After Georgina reads all the letters and asks Mr. Lovell, the solicitor, for the packet her mother left for her, Mr. Lovell says “I am afraid not.
She forces Macbeth to murder the king in order for him to fulfill the witches prophecies and become king. In the beginning of the passage Lady Macbeth states, “ Yet here’s a spot. Out damned spot, out, I say” (5.1.33,37). The spot Lady Macbeth is referencing is the blood that is stained on her and Macbeth's hands. The blood left on their hands is torturing Lady Macbeth as she is starting to feel remorseful as she is subconsciously reliving the horrific violent crime.
According to the text, Edna struggles to find her purpose in this society which seems to be holding her back. Edna’s encounters include two men she becomes romantically involved with, other than her husband who help Edna open up in some ways. Throughout the novel, Edna awakens to her purpose in life to only realize she is not strong enough to push forward so she commits suicide in order to avoid facing the failure of her own expectations. To start with, Edna’s marriage was revolved around what society asked for. She was not happy in her relationship or in her position as a mother.
At the end of the story, we find out that Emily murdered Homer Barron and dressed him up and laid down with him whenever she wanted to. If someone took this story at face value, they would call her a sociopath because murder is outrageous. However, when taking a closer look at Emily’s background, the reader can see that the circumstances in her life lead her to such rash decisions. She believed she was doing the right thing by killing Homer, but she went about the situation the wrong way. She just didn 't want to lose another, probably last, loved one in her life.
Necrophilia is described as a person having sexual feelings or performing activities that involve a corpse. Miss Emily Grierson, the protagonist in William Faulkner’s short retrospective Gothic “A Rose for Emily,” is a necrophiliac. In this Gothic work, Faulkner illustrates how isolation from society can drive someone to commit grotesque acts. Faulkner expands on the theme of loneliness in his Gothic, “A Rose for Emily,” through the interactions Emily has with the townsmen, the death of Emily’s father, and the death of Homer Barron. One way that Faulkner furthers the theme of isolation throughout the short story is through the interactions Emily has with the people of the town.
In fact, after the two fathers have a rather awkward stare-down, Morton turns his back first to leave. By turning his back first it signals his meekness and passive nature. At the very end Morton’s tries to flex his authority and masculinity by offering to discipline their child who will not stop crying. When Morton tries to bypass the mother’s attempts at subduing their child he says, “If you can’t discipline this child, I will,” to which the mother coldly snaps back, “Indeed? You and who else?” This shows that the mother character has lost all respect for her husband, Morton.
Madness can drive any seemingly rational person to perform completely irrational and potentially deadly actions. Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Susan Glaspell both observe the effects of madness in their respective fictional short stories. Gilman’s work, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” is a first person short story in which madness is the central theme throughout. The narrator, who is also the protagonist, is driven into insanity after being prescribed the “rest cure” from her husband; her descent into madness is apparent as the story goes on. Glaspell’s work, “Jury of Her Peers,” is a third person short story in which madness acts as a secluded theme.
“A Rose for Emily” is a dark, suspenseful Gothic tale in which a young girl is put on a pedestal by a town who sees her as haughty and scornful. Miss Emily Grierson’s father controls her and her love life, pushing away all people until he dies and Emily is left alone. As her life goes on the townspeople watch her and judge Emily, almost turning her life into a spectacle to be talked about. At her death, a gruesome sight is unfolded when her lover of over forty years ago is found decomposed in her upstairs room. William Faulkner effectively builds epic suspense in “A Rose for Emily” by the unchronological order of the story, the treatment of Emily’s father towards her, and her family’s history of mental illness.
With his sister-in-law present, Stanley has been unable to fulfill his sexual desires and so he releases them out on Blanche. The rape can also be seen as Stanley asserting his dominance over Blanche as she has taken his wife’s attention away from him long
Emily from “A Rose for Emily,” is oppressed by her father who passed away. Faulkners writes, “We did not say she was crazy then. We believed she had to do that. We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will” (Page 4). In the short story, Emily’s father is proven to have been oppressive to her after running off every young gentleman that came around looking to court Miss.
Also at the end of A Rose For Emily one citizen mentions “One of us lifted something from it, and leaning forward, that faint and invisible dust dry and acrid in the nostrils, we saw a long strand of iron-gray hair” was when they found out she had killed Homer Barron and slept with the rotting corpse. At this time both characters had snapped and the final spark was lit up. These two similar characters were driven insane throughout the story. One took weeks, the other years. However the longest the character was isolated, the greater effect it had on them.