Plum goes back form World War I with heroin addiction and immerses in great misery. Eva is unable to watch her own child live in deep suffering, so she decides to burn Plum to death; she thinks the fire can give Plum’s life a clean and painless end. Nevertheless, Eva indeed feels sorrow and grief after burning her own kid—“ ‘There wasn’t space for him in my womb. And he was crawlin’ back. Being helpless and thinking baby thoughts and dreaming baby dreams and messing up his pants again and smiling all the time.
It 's here where she discovers the yellow wallpaper that leads to her mental demise. What is the symbolic meaning of the yellow wallpaper and how do her interactions with the wallpaper represent the change in her feelings towards her husband and society. The yellow wallpaper symbolizes women 's suffrage and the struggles women went through, and her interactions with the wallpaper represent the problems woman had with their husbands and society. The main symbolism present in the story is how the yellow wallpaper represents woman suffrage and the problems they endured during the 19th century.
Imagine living life in fear of being hanged or burned to death on accusation of witchcraft. This was the reality for countless men and women alike, during the Witch Trials of the mid-1600s. One such person was a homeless woman named Sarah Good. Good was considered a burden to society, therefore accused of witchcraft and sentenced to be hanged. Although she was pardoned until the birth of her child, that same child perished in prison before her execution (Jobe).
Abigail’s main goal was to have Elizabeth dead at her feet. She was so drunk from the power she acquired and her love for John, that she didn’t think her plans through. One by one, the people accused were sentenced to hang. Due to her mistakes, even her beloved John Proctor was now sentenced to be hanged. Regretting all that she did, Abigail stole money from her uncle, Paris, and ran away from
Together each writer uses setting to reveal more and more about the female protagonist’s emotional state or their conflict. The main female protagonist in each of the story/play sees themselves in many of the same aspects. In both the story/play the female-male relationship had a major impact on how the female characters actions are justified by their own standards. Faulkner uses the decaying effect of time on Miss Emily’s character which drives her to insanity.
Diagnosis of Frankie Murdoch: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with dissociative symptoms. Evidence of diagnosis: *A3 – Frankie had exposure to her child’s violent death when she realized that her mother killed the baby. B3 – Frankie has dissociate reactions (flashbacks) in which she felt and acted as if the traumatic events were recurring. She has many flashbacks including of her baby in Cliff’s room, of her childhood in Pete’s home in the laundromat, of Pete’s death, and the birth and death of her child in Dr. Oz’s office. C1 –
Mr. Bertelsen English 3 Matthew Rossmiller 8 October 17 It’s not all about you. In the book The Crucible we see some very despicable characters throughout the book. One of these characters is Abigail Williams. She is the most despicable character because she commits adultery, lies in court, and kills her friends
Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
“The Yellow Wall-Paper" was written in 1892, and is seen as a feminist short story. The woman in the story goes ‘mad’ due to her very limited role within society at the time. Along with her madness, the ability to express herself creatively is also being confined within the very yellow walls of a room, that has bars on the window, and a lock on the other side of the door, on the top level of the house her husband has her locked up in. Forbidden to write due to her doctor husband’s prescription of ‘absolute and complete rest of body and mind’, the narrator, who is unnamed. This narrator soon becomes obsessed with the room's wallpaper.
However, social media negatively influences the role women should play in men's eyes. Women are depicted as powerful but also threatening figures throughout the movie. Women such as nurse Ratched and Billy Bibbit's mother, are seen to emasculate men and denigrate them. Bibbit's mother grip on his Billy’s life is so powerful that he commits suicide.
But with her mother dead and her father bitter, those feelings are foreign to Lily. Especially since she is trapped, tormenting herself over the fact that she was the one to shoot her mother. Despite it being a terrible accident. Sue Monk Kidd expresses to the readers how much death can trap someone in their own mind through Lily. You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died.
Andrea Yates case is known as one of the horrifying murderer events that had happened in Texas. Also she is the most hated woman in the United States because of her cruel crime, of murdering her five children one by one in the bathtub just because she thinks that they were doomed to hell because their parents sins. Yates was treated for postpartum depression and psychosis illnesses that ran in her family, meaning that based on these facts on the mental problem that she had and her family where the reason why she murder her own children’s. Referring to all these facts on the case of Andrea Yates whether or not she is culpable being insane at the time of her crime offense of murdering her kids, I believe that she was under a period of mental problem at the time of her offense. Referring to the website biography.com “ Andrea Yates Biography”.
There have been many documented cases pertaining to mothers who have killed their own children due to the invasion of the involuntary hormonal imbalance of postpartum depression. “Women like, Claire Briggs who beat and tortured her second child to death, he was two-month-old. Briggs had her first child removed by social services due to her severe addiction. Lindsey Lowe age 25 killed her twins, Stacie Marie Parsons bashed in the head of her 4-year-old daughter because she was jealous of her, and Andrea Yates has become known nationwide for her incomprehensible crime (Citation Information =Article Title= Andrea Yates Biography =
In 1917, a woman named Elizabeth Huntley decapitated her own daughter. When her case was brought to trial, doctors and professionals wrote it off as depression. Friends and family described that Huntley was a joyful woman until the air raids happened in London. She had nervous breakdowns during the air raids and even more so when her children screamed and cried. Before her doctor got her out of London and away from her children, she had already murdered her child.
It becomes hard to recognize her as the story progresses, sleepwalking through the castle and constantly rubbing her hands as she attempts to remove the innocent blood shed on her hands driven by her guilt-ridden mind. Lady Macbeth is unable to surpass the evil she has set on herself and in the end; the guilt she prayed against became her worst enemies. She was beyond repair and it lead to her suicide. Furthermore, in the yellow wallpaper the protagonist becomes mentally ill for being locked in a room deprived of life. The majority of the story takes place in a room which only induces pain deep within herself evoking negative mental thoughts.