However, there are some suggestions as to what took place. There is a possibility that Miles could have known that the governess thought she was seeing Peter Quint and that he only exclaimed Quint’s name in order to appease, or possibly prank the governess. There even exists a theory that, “the Governess ' anxiety-driven hysteria causes her to refuse to give up on the possibility that Miles is somehow connected to the ghosts, ultimately ending his life to fulfill her personal desire for the psychological truth. (Herold)” Either way, there is sufficient evidence to provide that in this scene Miles was not aware of any kind of supernatural presence. The governess even takes realization to this idea when she states, “wasn’t he looking through the haunted pane for something he couldn’t see?
Everything is going well for the governess at her new job until she begins to see apparitions. Many argue that the governess has gone insane and hallucinates the ghosts, while others believe that the ghosts that appear to the governess are really there. Which is true? While Henry James leaves readers with many unanswered questions that requires the audience to infer a lot a things, there is enough
(147). Antain wonders if everyone including herself was wrong about the witch she wonders what if she is good. This is another evidence to the theme because Antain wonders that at least one of them should have found a way to escape the tower and called for help but we haven't seen one or heard of them. “her magic blessed us and all that we see. It blessed the farms and the orchards and the gardens.
She believes that Miles and Flora may already have come across ghosts in the Bly but refuse to share their experiences. The governess feels obligated for the children's safety ,however she is terrified to face the ghosts by herself. The governess wants to ask Miles if he has noticed anything unusual around Bly ,but he hasn’t mentioned anything about a supernatural presence in Bly. The Governess begins by blatantly telling Mrs.Grose to leave. “Leave [the governess and mile], leave us’ -
` over The Witch of Edmonton (1621), for instance. Moreover, it cannot be said that the witches in Macbeth provide the only explanatory element in the play. If their prophecies provide one motive for the killing of a king, the radical instability of the concept of 'manliness ' is sufficient to precipitate the deed. But it would be misleading to interpret this over determination as a conflict between supernatural and natural modes of explanation, since, within the cultural context, there was no necessity to choose between those modes. (For example, Mother Sawyer in The Witch of Edmonton is at first abused as a witch merely because, as she complains, 'I am poor, deform 'd and ignorant ' (II. i. 3).
She remains calm in order to gain the trust of Hale, and in an attempt to reach her ulterior goal of returning the town back to its orderly and tranquil past. Often times trust is one of the fundamental bases to a functioning society. During the Red Scare in America, few individuals trusted one another, and the country as a whole erupted into chaos, but over time, Americans began to trust one another again, illustrating how trust can bring a frantic society back to
Jewett’s story “The Foreigner” is considered to be a ghost story of her time but not the type of ghost story we have read in Jame’s “The Jolly Corner”. Unlike James’ ghost story that left the reader spooked at the ending, Jewett’s did not leave you with the same unsettling feeling. Jewett instead uses Mrs. Todd to represent the ghostly presence because of the way she tells her story of Mrs. Tolland. I felt more of a witchiness presence than a ghost story because of the characters connection to the supernatural, for example when we see Mrs. Todd walk in on Mrs. Tolland’s "fête day” a day where she honors a religious ritual to tell her that her husband has died, she starts to die herself. On Mrs. Tolland’s death bed, I realized that she is not
Instead she has high hopes that Shep Huntleigh will take her away. They play along with her illusion saying "She's going on a vacation"(168). knowing that she is so delusional that she truly believes her own lie to distract her from knowing what is actually happening. Blanche's constant dependency on men and her infatuation with Shep Huntleigh makes one question if her so called savoir is real or imaginary. Blanche's "[dependency] on the kindness of strangers"(178).
Reading this story, from Mama’s point of view, limits our ability to understand the viewpoints of the other characters involved. Mama describes Maggie as being “simple and not very bright”, but she may just be very introverted and if you heard this story from Maggie’s vantage point, she may come across as very caring and wise beyond her years due to the tragedies she experienced in losing her home to fire and in being burned. Also, in Dee’s defense she has the right to feel proud in regards to her education and “making it” in the outside world. Her personality is flamboyant and she is portrayed as being highly motivated which contrasts sharply with Mama and Maggie’s personalities. Mama may be misunderstanding her actions due to their very
There are three logical fallacies that could exemplify the incorrect thinking shown from the Amityville Hauntings followers. The first, and probably most significant, would be the fact that it is human nature to believe stories rather than statistics. The truth about Amityville is that there are really no statistics to be shown. That is understandable, considering there are not many numbers surrounding the whole situation, but the whole scenario itself is one large story, thus supporting the fact that the we should remain skeptical of the hauntings. George Lutz, the man who moved into the house after the initial murders, was highly protective and closeted when the opportunities that could disclose the information that there were no ghost present in his house were
When dreams meet reality psychiatrist Dr Sara Forrester wonders if she’s reached the cusp between sanity and insane. However she soon finds the Soltari, an ancient spiritual and powerful order, have chosen her for a quest of fighting the forces of good and evil to find the three keys. I found Dana to be a remarkable storyteller with an amazing ability to know how to take the time to allow her characters and storyline to maturely develop without slowing the flow of the story down. An enjoyable
“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget,” [Thomas Szasz]. In William Shakespeare’s classic, “Hamlet,” Ophelia’s naivety presents issues because she blindly obeys her superiors, is not aware of what is happening around her and is quick to “forgive and forget.” Though some may argue otherwise, this major flaw is proven throughout the book with examples of how she is obedient, oblivious, and impressionable. Without these attributes, Ophelia could be able to stand up for herself, have a solid stance on important issues, and protect herself from getting hurt.
In the beginning of the novel, Alyss is characterized as childish, kind, and Loveable. The author states in The Looking Glass Wars that “This was not how she should have been using her imagination and she knew it. ‘I just did not want him to catch us.’ She had had the faintest glimmer of an imagination