In the novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest, Beth Jarret may come across as the antagonist. She has a side to her that makes the reader want to dislike her, but as the story unfolds the reader then gets a deeper understanding. Beth’s reactions to situations could have maybe been better, but every person handles tragic events in different ways. Her cold shell hides the fact that events from the past scare her into feeling like an outcast. Any reader could tell that Beth’s character was strong, maybe cold, but definity strong.
The disease redrew her personal sketch, becoming something though physically lacking, yet resilient beyond comparison. By combining rhetorical strategies with rhetorical appeals, Mairs presents herself in a way that invokes an emotional response from the reader. After losing the ability to operate her legs properly, Mairs begins to declare herself a “cripple”. She proclaims this knowing people cringe whenever someone is called a cripple. Mairs herself doesn’t fully comprehend why she decided on this title, but she believes that she wants others to see her as a “tough customer”.
Although the question still remains, abundant evidence suggests that the governess is in some form of deranged state. The governess is insane because she is the only person to witness the ghosts, she has extreme fear and anxiety and she is overly devoted to protecting her charges which causes her paranoia. On the other hand, many people argue that the Governess is sane, however these claims can be disproven because of strong quotes and in-depth analytical support. In the end, it is quite clear that the governess is suffering from a mental
She states, “that she is afraid, but doesn’t care-there is something strange about the house- I can feel it” (pg. 549). In addition, she gets angry with him sometimes, she thinks it’s related to her nervous condition. So, she takes pains to control herself before him. She also states at least that makes her tired.
As the wise philosopher Albert Camus once said: “The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding” ("Albert Camus."). In the captivating short story Where Are You Going, Where Are you Been? Joyce Carol Oates is trying to show the readers that beauty and vanity can be sometimes harmful. Bored and tired of being ordinary, and still being treated as a child, the main character engaged in a rebellion that think will make her look older, more like an adult. The author also shows the readers how Connie’s obsession with her beauty, her dreaminess and carelessness of the world made her more ignorant and lack awareness.
One dominant theme in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams is the destructiveness of the natural tendency to engage in self-delusion when dealing with life’s difficulties. From the beginning, the main character Blanche seeks to do all she can to convince herself and others that the situations she encounters are better than they truly are. She hides her issues with drinking and the loss of her home, ultimately lying to her sister Stella and Stella’s husband Stanley. Stanley however, is very direct and does not allow Blanche to remain in her perfect world. Consequently, Stanley’s actions become more blunt and harsh as the play progresses which result in a worsening of Blanche’s delusions.
The physical state of Starkfield corresponds with her personality in the sense that both are cold and unwanted. In the novel, the narrator discusses Zeena and her physical appearance, but he leaves out her thoughts and reasons for her actions. She says and does mean things because she wants attention. For example she says, “No. I just felt so mean I couldn’t sleep.” which most likely means that she was so mad at something that she could not sleep.
This Latin phrase is translated to healthy mind and healthy body, and that is what the women in the picture is trying to chase after. The words that are dragging her behind are negative adjectives that display insecurities; a feeling that lots of people (especially women) tend to feel. The words “rage”, “sadness”, and “insecure” are short and brief, but make a powerful statement. There are multiple of them that are behind the women, showing that it is a large part of her adverse emotions. These words are placed on the darker side of the advertisement, which
Patronized Depression Could it be that the cause of sin and madness is due to the limitation of the human mind? In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman tells the story of a young women who tends to distract herself by trying to free the lady inside the wall. However, this figure might not only be the thing Jane or the narrator might want to free, as she is clinically depressed, and is constantly being patronized by John her husband, who seems to limit Jane’s interaction with other people and her personal diary. The Yellow wallpaper is seen as a way to escape her depression. In this story the role of Jane is limited due to her “Condition,” and her ability to express herself.
Mary Warren is a character who generally has good intentions but does not have the bravery and uprightness to follow through with these intentions. She becomes part of the court that condemns witches and seems to be proud of it and enjoys the power that comes to her with it, but she begins to feel guilty when innocent people are being harmed because of it. When it seems that she will do what is honourable and just, she breaks down and proclaims that “[Proctor] wake me every night, his eyes were like coals and his fingers claw my neck” (119). Here, Mary is snapping under the pressure when she cannot do what is right by revealing the truth but rather being corrupted by Abigail and doing what lacks any uprightness and scapegoating John by accusing him of witchcraft, which ultimately leads to his death. Another character who is used to show the dangers of acting without integrity is Reverend Parris.