The Consequences of Mental Illness Postpartum depression is a form of severe depression after childbirth that interferes with daily functioning and requires treatment. In the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman progressively illustrates the consequences of mental illness if it is not treated properly. At the beginning of the story, the narrator acknowledges her condition and has her own thoughts and opinions on how she will return to society in the future. By the middle of the story however, she begins to lose a sense of worth causing her to spend hours dwelling on nothing. Finally, at the end of the story she has completely lost her sense of self and her obsession with the yellow wallpaper overpowers her.
This lack of acceptance coincides with an increase in mental instability and emotional volatility relative to the alternative approach. Although these stories carry a similar theme of denying death, each protagonist encounters different circumstances in their personal lives; consequently molding unique grieving processes. In “A Rose for Emily” Faulkner conveys the denial of death; beginning this trend with the opaque wording of the title. The rose is symbolic of death, specifically the death of Emily. Roses fulfill the needs of a rather dark niche, finding themselves being placed atop caskets before and during burial as well as given to the loved ones being left behind by those who have passed.
Thus he depicts his life after a few years towards the end of the poem by bringing the knight to a tragic death. He lived a lonely life with his family suffering from tuberculosis and this explains the wandering, desolate and hapless nature of the knight, longing for some company. Fortunately (or let’s call it unfortunately) he also fell in love with Fanny Brawne and soon realized that he would never get to be with her. He was suffering from a disease which would kill him really soon enough. Throughout his life, he had been alone and when he finally found a companion for life, he was deprived of life itself.
Her isolated childhood and the nursing received at an early age by her aunt had left grave impact on her life. The realities Emily and her siblings had faced were quite a reflection in her only novel, Wuthering Heights. The characters developed within the novel and the incidents were quite similar to their life such as the isolation Catherine chose for her life, Cathy’s fight for her freedom and Catherine’s desire of acquiring true love. As well as Hindley being a brother of Catherine was not supportive towards her and made a disaster of his life just like Emily’s real brother. On top of all, the early death of Mr. and Mrs.
This made it a lonely life that made him very depressed. In his poems, Edgar Allan Poe, portrayed that his loneliness has came from the love, and loss of his most important people. The Raven which was one of Poe 's best poems was about the loss of his beloved wife Elanore. She was his wife for a long time and he truly cared about her and was hurt when he lost her. The Raven is about a raven that appeared at his house where it was “rapping” and “tapping”.
Unlike in the poem What my lips have kissed, and where, and why by Edna St. Vincent Millay has a depressing tone. By telling us how it has not been easy to find love and when she has found it has not lasted. She also talks about all her past lovers and how they have all left her. As she continues to look for a love she is losing hope and giving up she is always left alone and she is getting older and her looks are fading which is not helping. This makes the reader feel sorry for her and makes her poem have a sorrowful
After that one will be incredulous, and he goes into a state of shock which is followed by a state of denial. About two or three weeks later, they go into a state of grief which is more like depression. One feels like he or she has "failed" or that he is "guilty." The divorced couple feels that they did not only fail in their "marital life," but they also failed in life (78). They lose confidence in themselves which makes them lose
In this time of need, one would generally feel several emotions including hurt, loneliness, anger, and more. Sharon Begley, writer from Newsweek and author of the article, “Happiness: Enough Already,” critiques the newfound “happiness psychologists” and their views on the topic of happiness. She acknowledges this same scenario for, “Jess Decourcy Hinds, an English teacher, (who) recounted how, after her father died, friends pressed her to distract herself from her profound sadness and sense of loss” (Begley 454). Being in this situation is not desirable but is an event everyone has or eventually will face in the course his or her life. Being told to just ignore or distract themselves from the other emotions they are experiencing is not helpful as this person’s friends may believe.
Desolating Lives: A Literary Analysis of “Generations” “Generations” by Ninotchka Rosca is a depressing and symbolic story. It focuses on a tragedy- stricken family that lives a desolate life. A father who is a drunkard, a mother who doesn’t want to leave her husband despite of getting physically abused, a mumbling grandfather who is left alone most of the time, the kids who had nothing to do but endure their dreadful lives and then there’s this girl who is beautiful and “could have a future” (Rosca, 298). The narrative of the lives of each of the family member in the story brings out the theme of the story which is the feudal, patriarchal and military oppression. The first part of the story introduces the characters, setting and their condition.
Among women, widows are the doubly oppressed as they become the prey of patriarchy as well as of religion. Widows are forced to live in a socially ostracized, economically dependent life. The paper attempts to discuss the position of widows as subaltern in the society. Key Words:women, widow, subaltern, patriarchy, economic crisis. A widow is taunted as ‘man-eater’ or ‘husband-eater’ and it is really very difficult for her to survive in a patriarchal society.