In the literary analysis on “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Janice Haney-Peritz analyzes Gilman’s short story. She explains “Such contradictions not only betray the narrator’s dependence on the oppressive discursive structure...she jumps from one thing to another producing paragraphs that are usually no more than a few lines in length” (Haney-Peritz 116). She jumps from sentence to sentence because she is scared and is caused to go even more insane because of the oppressive power structure she is
He falls to the false accusations of the girls and begins to believe them. It could also be Danforth's fear of witches that causes him to act so blindly. Danforth may be so scared of the devil that he does not act rationally when accusations of witchcraft are made because he takes the accusation with the utmost concern. Because of this Abigail takes advantage of his incompetence. This is displayed when Abigail fools him after screaming.
Cambri McDonald The writer argues that John Doe's letter to the Statesman editor is constantly changing its statements for the readers to be able to agree that girls look "stupid" in knitted headbands. The narrative often changes from "you" to "we" and reverts back and forth so it confuses the readers to acknowledge what John Doe is arguing. I think mostly the writer was rhetorically making critiques about his writing, and how it made the argument less professional and undermined the statements about headbands and unprofessional clothes like sweats. John Doe was using wrong tenses, making grammatical errors, and making mistakes on simple words like flip-flops. It signifies that the writer ignored the basic step of writing, which is double-checking the grammar after writing is finished.
Dislocation means disturbance from a proper, original or usual place or state. This could more than perfectly mean that she suffered some kind of mental change after everything that happened including the war and her husband's loss. The end is a bit fishy, but a possible explanation to back this theory up, is that she just simple went crazy and starting screaming for no reason. In conclusion, " The Demon Lover” is a story that could be interpreted in several ways. It is a text that really shows its ambiguity in several ways generating confusion for the reader.
She explains that she lives in a fantasy world by telling lies and when people believe them, her new 'reality' is created. However, she also recognizes that she is wrong for lying and confesses to her illness. Blanche knows she needs help and in confessing this to Mitch, she is pleading for
Melinda is going through a lot, but despite that she does not speak. Melinda is more scarred on the inside, but also on the outside. By her thoughts throughout the novel, you can realize that she is in a lot of pain and some of that pain can be accessed on her physically. For example you can see that on her mouth and lip area there are scabs and bleeding. “I hate you.” (Anderson,6)(remember to ask how to cite quote properly and erase this) Melinda bites her lip whenever she is scared, nervous or hurt.
Initially, both characters act violently; the parent in ‘Nettles’ takes a hook to hack down the nettle bed, and Miss Havisham expresses strong feelings of hate, often threatening to strangle or stab her former fiance. However, the themes are communicated differently in the two poems, ‘Nettles’ has a more structured storyline with a clear beginning, middle, and end, while Miss Havisham further emphasizes the emotional aspect of the situation. Through this, the poems reflect how some conflicts lead to closure and realization, while others dramatically change the personality and behavior of a person
However, Nurse Ratched’s sudden distaste for McMurphy didn;t always directly happen to him. Previous to his arrival, Nurse Ratched would scold and lecture patients acting out of line, but after the discovery of the ward party, Nurse Ratched grills into Billy Bibbit about sleeping with a prostitute and then comforts the frantic Billy, the whole time Chief describes she “glares at us as she spoke.” (272). This action, intended to draw guilt in McMurphy, exemplifies Nurse Ratched’s poor judgement choice since McMurphy’s arrival. The Nurse Ratched pre-McMurphy would’ve appropriately taken care of the Billy issue, but now upset and angry at McMurphy for the party he’s thrown, her judgement is impaired by trying to make McMurphy feel guilty, which ultimately leads to Billy’s suicide. In general, McMurphy’s arrival and antics played a very negative role in Nurse Ratched’s mental health, which can be seen declining throughout the
He is misogynistic in which he keeps commenting on the looks of her body. When going to reprehend McMurphy in his room he would say something along the lines of, “ … by asking something like did she wear a B cup, he wondered, or a C cup, or any ol” cup up at all?” (208). In other words , McMurphy was trying to make Nurse Ratched lose her whole effect of being angry by sayings antagonizing comments as stated previously. Not only does such comments are reprehensible they are offensive to women in general making Nurse Ratched’s hatred towards McMurphy okay. In all, not only did McMurphy try to make Nurse Ratched lose her stance, but he would also put her into concerning positions in her workplace as
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, a critic of Swift’s beliefs and the standards placed on women at the time, published letters and poems demonstrating her knowledge and spunk. One such poem, “The Reasons That Induced Dr. Swift to Write a Poem Called the Lady’s Dressing Room,” was written in response to Swift’s “The Lady’s Dressing Room.” Swift’s disgusting poem goes into grotesque detail about the objects in a woman’s dressing room. Montagu’s poem fights against Swift’s assertion that women are disgusting by nature by discussing their disgusting habits as a sort of power play. Montagu, as a non-traditional woman, serves as the underdog seeking power for herself and women in