On page 101 he mentions that he felt the emptiness of the house settling down around him. Where was his mother? Where had all the people who used to fill these rooms gone to? On page 101 he whispered “Daddy…”, “Mama…”. This is a reason that shows why his relationship with his parents is distant.
Miss Emily Grierson, one of the most interesting characters the town of Jefferson has ever known. The story begins at her funeral, the town grieving over their beloved Miss Emily, but they’re mainly only there to discover what secrets have been hidden in the walls of her home for so many years. Emily came from a troubled home, she had no mother around and her father held their family to such esteem that he never thought any of the men who came to court Emily were good enough. So, leading a lonely life with only her butler around, Miss Emily rarely went out or contacted many people. She became an “obligation” with the town when Colonel Sartoris, the mayor in 1894, remitted her taxes.
Lucille Clifton is an award - winning author and a teacher of poetry at a number of colleges and universities, and she is still writing today. In her poem “forgiving my father” she talks about forgiveness of a sin too large to think about. Her poem is about a person who has lost both of his parents to death. The narrator in the poem is all alone, both of his parents are now dead “you lie side by side in debtors boxes”(Clifton 271).
From the opening line of the poem the reader can again tell that this is a poem remembering someone who has died; “His shirts hung in the wardrobe” (Heaney, 12). The past tense of “hung” indicates to reader that the man the shirts belong to is no longer here. There is also a certain reverence to the way Heaney uses the pronoun “His” when talking about the contents of his father’s wardrobe. Unlike in “The door was open and the house was dark”, Heaney seems more composed and at terms his fathers death in this poem. Heaney primarily engages with death and loss in this poem through his use of sensuous imagery.
Like ghost these silenced stories are forced to wander through their minds but never be confronted. The author also experiences this state of living dead, and this is only brought to her attention when her brother says, "You died too you just don't know it"(17). It is only when the ghost brings attention to this lack of consciousness that the narrator is forced to face her silence. She realizes that her silence has been slowly killing her saying, "I wept…for all the words never spoken between my mother, my father, and me"(17). By not sharing their story, whether it be to one another or a third party, that she has taken away value from her life.
This was symbolic to the narrator’s confinement within her own home by her husband. She clearly told John that this room is not good for her but he never listened. Due to this reason, the narrator does not feel like sharing the things that trouble her. Her condition was getting worse by the passing with
In the story, The Painted Door by Sinclair Ross, the protagonist, Ann suffers from many mental issues caused by isolation and depression. She is first revealed as a farmer’s wife, insisting her husband, John to stay with her during a storm, but John ultimately makes the decision to leave and visit his father. This act made Ann feel insignificant because she felt that she is “as important as” John’s “father”. This is the not the first time John was not there when Ann needed him most, seven years married and he “scarcely spoke a word” during meals. Ann who is his wife and the only living person within a “2 mile” radius is constantly rejected the simplest freedoms and of all people, her husband.
The family seems as though they struggle to survive and maybe they are housekeepers who reside within the cellar of their master residence. From the bowls shown on the table I assume that they are poorly nourished. I also wonder if they are mourning the death of their loved one who may have been the head of their household. From the figure lying within the opening in the wall that looks like an old cabinet He is very pale and lifeless. His lips are darker than the rest of his body and his mouth is slightly opened which lead me to think he was dead.
In the poem, “Annabel Lee,” the narrator is mourning for his wife, who had just died and is reminiscing about past memories with her. A similar experience had happened to Poe when his cousin and wife Virginia died of tuberculosis and this poem was inspired by this dismal happening in his life. The gothic writer uses hyperbole, a figurative language device where words are exaggerated. “With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me” (Line 11-12). In this situation, there love was not actually coveted by winged seraphs of heaven.
The house is supposed to be a place where she can recover from postpartum depression. The story is told from a first person perspective, as the narrator writes within her journal, while she is “absolutely forbidden” to write or work (Gilman 1). Her husband John, attempts to cure his wife with the help of the rest cure, which was a popular way of treating mental disorders in the nineteen century, and therefore implores his wife to rest, and to stop writing. Staying in a room which is covered with an old and stale yellow wallpaper, the narrator begins to develop relevance toward the wallpaper. Naming it “the paper,” the narrator’s fascination with it is the first clue of her degenerating sanity (Gilman
Glaspell uses the moods of the characters to show the readers Mrs. Wright’s descent into isolation. Mr. and Mrs. Wright lived a strange and lonely marriage, no communication between the two. Having no one to talk to, leads a person to isolate themselves. Mrs. Hale mood points out “Not having children makes less work – but it makes a quiet house and Wright out to work all day, and no company when he did come in” (122). This quote shows the readers that Mrs. Wright felt very lonely when her husband was away at work.
R/s Mrs. Wittenberg has a problem with her hygiene. R/s the smell is overpowering that the examination room door can’t be closed. R/s Mrs. Wittenberg has scratches on her back. R/s Mrs. Wittenberg has been refusing home health and physically therapy services because she doesn’t want anyone in her home. R/s according Mrs. Wittenberg they only live out of three rooms in their room.
The wooers treated Odysseus is home very badly and treated his wife as if she was an object. They had no respect for any of Odysseus ' belongings or his wife. And when he showed up as a beggar they had no respect for him either. The wooers deserved everything that happened to them because for so long they had it coming because the my stole from Odysseus, wasted his goods, and forced others to do
In the the poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by E.E. Cummings and in the novel The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, both showed many signs of the people being careless, and all though there was death nobody really seemed to care. For one quote in the poem in line 25 it says “One day anyone died I guess” that shows that death is not a big factor and it seemed as they are very careless of it when it happens. It also shows that they are not important to other. They just bury you and keep it moving. Another quote from out of the poem was line 34 and it says “Summer autumn winter spring” that quote is saying that people change like the season.
Edna has found her new found freedom by moving out of her big house she shared with her husband into a smaller house for herself. She is still trapped by her feeling s for Robert. He comes to visit her for the last time; Edna leaves Robert at her house and told him to wait for her. When she got back, Robert wasn’t there and left her a note, “I love you. Good-by –because I love you.”