By the end of the play, Lady Macbeth felt guilty about her role in the murders. She was having nightmares, regretful thoughts and hallucinations.”“The smell of the blood is still there. All the perfumes of Arabia cannot sweeten this little hand. Oh,oh,oh!” (IV, I,c 175)” Lady Macbeth felt she could not live her life anymore because of what she
For example, the narrator states that, “People in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last, believed that the Grierson’s held themselves a little too high for what they were” (34). This is significant to Miss Emily’s character because it indicates that insanity, or at least mental health issues, occurred within the Grierson family. Emily’s aunt, old lady Wyatt, foreshadowed the inevitable future Miss Emily had; she too would lose her sanity and her mind would become
Hedda Gabler: The Misunderstood Evil Damsel In Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen tells the story of a woman who seems to be confined to the norms of her society and time. Hedda, the newlywed bride of George Tesman, finds herself struggling in the new marriage, surrounded by overbearing family members, and a persistent old lover. Hedda’s stressful situation introduces a new side of Hedda that the other characters in the play are not aware of. Ibsen portrays Hedda negatively through her short dialogues with the other characters and her thoughts, however, the degree of which her actions are wrong can be measured by understanding her circumstances. Ibsen portrays Hedda’s negative behavior through her abrupt conversations with others and her own thoughts.
Mrs. Miller was a reclusive elderly widow who goes to the theater and meets a little girl named Miriam. The strange girl keeps popping up over and over again into Mrs. Miller’s life trying to manipulate her to dote on her whims and fancies. Finally it’s revealed that Miriam was a figment of her warped imagination caused by her isolation the entire time. Capote uses Mrs. H. T. Miller to show some of the mental consequences of excess solitude. The 3rd person limited point of view fully reveals the truly disturbing aspects of the story better than any other point of view.
As this progresses, the woman starts to go mad from ignorance and starts to believe there is someone behind the Wallpaper. In her room, the narrator starts to obsess over the Wallpaper. The Wallpaper symbolizes women starting to realize how unfair they were treated and how responded to this. As the women’s illness keeps getting subdued by her husband, she starts to go mad and the wallpaper demonstrates this. In the third entry of her diary she says, “Of
Looking at Act 5 Scene 1, the start of Lady Macbeth's downfall, we can see many points which are wrong according to the Feminist point of view. Why is Lady Macbeth portrayed as weak? Why cannot Lady Macbeth look past the deaths? Why does Macbeth not get affected as much as Lady Macbeth does? How come Lady Macbeth is being tormented mentally, physically and emotionally?
Fear and lack thereof can play a strong role when making decisions and taking actions. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Lady Macbeth first appears to be a strong woman in control of her husband, then becomes the main instigator of the bloody events that follow. Oddly enough, she disappears halfway through the play until shortly before her death, never seen again fully conscious. This is a stark contrast to her husband’s change from a fearful, guilt-stricken subject to an almost fearless supposed tyrant, before he too, dies off-screen. These changes, amongst other key points, could be analyzed through the comparison of the use of “fear” by different characters, reflecting how the characters perceive and respond to fear.
Stella is demonstrated to live her life consumed with illusion until the final scene of the play where, as Blanche is taken away and loses her mental stability, Stella realises the problems that she may have caused by not defending Blanche from Stanley, as she is blinded by her own illusions of her relationship Stanley. Stella lives in denial of her abusive relationship with Stanley by creating excuses and illusions that everything is fine. This is evidenced when Stella says “You’re making too much fuss”, therefore it is obvious that Stella is used to the abuse she receives from Stanley and shows to Blanche that it is a regular thing that would happen to women in New Orleans, however she creates the illusion that it is okay or that it does not happen, as she dismisses giving any information on it. This could be a portrayal of her Southern Belle
She then grew increasingly depressed. She suffered a mental breakdown and attempts suicide. After she attempted suicide she was then institutionalized. Esther recovers much of her mental and emotional stability by the end of the novel, but the reason for her improvement are not entirely clear (Henderson 30). One of Sylvia Plath’s Poems is Ariel; it is a book full of Plath’s poems.
After that, Polonius’s daughter, Ophelia died. After that, Polonius’s daughter, Ophelia died. She was mad after her father died and Hamlet left. And she came to see Gertrude before she died, “She is importunate. Indeed distract; her mood will needs be pitied” (Shakespeare 4.5.2-3), her moods is unnatural.