(365) She might see herself as the man in the story, who when asking for a second opinion gets told that he is ugly instead of getting any actual advice. Perhaps since she is not beautiful, every time she asks for advice she is dismissed. Zoe also likes jokes that are predictable and funny. (376) This could be because one can guess the outcome, whereas in life one cannot.
She states that her poems are “dressed in rags” and have “uneven feet” referring to the poor vocabulary employed in her poems and to the lack of correct structure. ”But nought save home-spun Cloth I th’ house I find.” Refers to her supposed lack of beautiful words to use in her poetry. Both of these claims are lies. In this poem and in her other works, Bradstreet demonstrates she is an educated woman with an impressive vocabulary.
In the story The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock, Mr. Prufrock’s insecurities are hidden behind the fact that he won’t speak to the woman he wants. In the poem Mr.Prufrock analyzes and compares himself to others. He often was stuck on how he isn't as young as everyone else. Nick’s insecurities are obvious. He is very insecure about his body.
Dermot depicts the theme of the short story as it being in a sense of paralysis due to the lack of movement and action in Miss Brill’s life. Miss Brill attempts to “escape into a fantasy world” because she does not want to face the reality of what her life truly is. However, even though she does not attempt to interact with the other characters by conversating, there is a different kind of connection made through eavesdropping and developing opinions of her surroundings. There are certain elements in the story that mirror Miss Brill’s life and lonesome environment. The old fur coat mirrors her life in various ways and in the end is returned to its dark box just as Miss Brill returns to her lonely home.
He thought that he was untouchable and invencible, but of course that was not the case. He took the prophecies the wrong way, and did not notice that there is a “loophole” to everything. The witches gave him a false sense of security, and makes him extremely vulnerable. Lady Macbeth was a great example of the theme, she displayed herself as a tough women but that was not the truth, she was weak and had no one, which led to her committing suicide. And as for Banquo, he had a sense that the prophecies were true, and he did his best to reveal Macbeth, but in the end led to Macbeth having three murders kill Banquo.
“Both novels deal with immorality in an ambiguous way and are disturbing because they do not communicate a clear moral purpose”. - With this view in mind, compare and contrast the ways in which the writers of The Turn of the Screw and Notes on a Scandal deal with the theme of immorality. ‘The Turn of the Screw’ (published 1998) and ‘Notes on a Scandal’ (published 2003), falls destitute to moral code, and the three women featured in the novels all have very little tribute to that, leaving an ambiguous immorality that communicates no real or clear moral purpose. The focal point of the three women’s’, as they descend into the selfishness of their own desires, is the consequences’ that are left behind – families devastated, children disturbed
In the case of The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway is the unreliable narrator. His unreliableness is not due to insanity, but notwithstanding misrepresentation of the truth and because he is fooled by Gatsby’s charm. He cannot be a reliable narrator when he is not present in every part of the book, tells it out of order and lies to the readers about his own flaws. Nick is an alcoholic and a terrible partner himself as he cheats on Jordan Baker. He has an affair with a girl at his office and was writing to a girl back home.
In Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, many people agree that the Governess is an unreliable narrator, because of her actions, her tendency to jump to conclusions, a possible mental illness in the family, and the fact that everything that goes on in the story is just so strange. There are many things that may be intentionally left out by the Governess, such as sexual abuse of the children, because she is an unreliable narrator who hallucinates ghosts. The Governess is not mentally stable, making her extremely unreliable. The Governess herself states that she is “easily carried away,” (James 14) and often admits to hearing things in the house that she is not sure are real, "but these fancies were not marked enough not to be thrown off” (James 13).
Macbeth believe and fall for the witches which made him think that no one can harm him. "I bear a charmed life, which must not yield and to one of woman born" (5.8.12-13). As Macbeth and Macduff are fighting each other, Macbeth tells him to leave, for he does not want the blood of another Macduff on his hands. Macduff refuses and charges at Macbeth. Macduff reveals that he was not woman of born, but from his mother's womb.
They both have dissimilar reasons for their depression, but have a single way of coping with it. Suzy’s depression is ignited by the fact her stern, cheat of a mother is having an affair with Mr. Fox—who has no acknowledgement of what could happen to others involved. Her mom’s uncaring tone used when hollering through the megaphone when it was time to eat and the book Suzy found, “The Very Troubled Child,” are clues to why she is uninterested in her mother; on top of it all, her father’s distance is what makes Suzy feel unwanted and isolated. Sam on the other hand is desolate, orphaned, and restrained. His parents are deceased and he travels from one home to another with only the pride of being a khaki scout, but not even that is enough to make him happy.
Tituba- Rev. Parris Slave Abigail- Parris Niece and also John secret side chick Betty- The Daughter of Parris 4. Mrs. Putnam’s Believes there are witches because she knows that Tituba does rituals
The Misfit 's mind is one of the most complicated of any villain in O 'Connor’s stories and in all literature. His mental state is most evident in "the scene between the Grandmother and the Misfit at the climax of the story" (Walls 3) This recent escapee 's psyche can be described as "tails short of the athlete’s morality, for he plays by no one 's rules except his own" (Fike). This mental state is typical of most criminals but the Misfit’s perception on religion is not so conventional. Usually, when a person commits a heinous act and if the person is spiritual they will say God told them to do it.
A Warped Perception An unreliable narrator is a narrator in any story whose perspective is biased or questionable. In Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield can be described as such. The unreliable narrator often focuses on what others do wrong and glide over their own faults. Holden definitely falls into that category.
George Gascoigne publishes A Hundred Sundry Flowers, as a collection of various works by unnamed authors, while in fact being his stories. One of his stories, The Adventures of Master F.J., gains quick recognition because it is the tale of an anonymous man who falls in love with an elite married woman. While it may seem like an insider’s view of the events taking place among the higher classes, it remains a fictional story. However, because A Hundred Sundry Flowers is later banned, it demonstrates its similarity to non-fiction. Regardless of Gascoigne’s intentions of editing the story into a conventional manner in the following years; his initial publication suggest to readers the gossip-like qualities of his story are meant to attract readers.
No matter how people learn lessons, they will stay with the person forever, and help them through life. In the short stories “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara and “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, there is lesson that a character will learn about life. Although, in “The Lesson”, the teaching was more profound and had a deeper meaning behind it, while “Girl” was a parent forcing instructions on a child in order for the child to learn how a woman is to live. This being said, the teaching is more profound in “The Lesson” than the one given in “Girl.” “Girl” is a short story that teaches that there are many lessons we learn throughout life from parents, or in this case, a single parent.