The plot was perhaps the most difficult part of the play to understand. I had an issue with the ending because Quixote appeared like a dues ex machina and left with Kilroy. After reading the play, I was left questioning what I had read. Similar to Waiting for Godot, I was left with more questions than answers after reading the play. Something that I noticed is that intertextuality is heavily present in the play.
Miller revealed to the readers in Act I that John had an affair with Abigail and she was fired. Elizabeth obviously does not like Abigail and she does not trust John to be alone with her. Then, John has finally had enough of her constant suspicions and says “Woman. I’ll not have your suspicion anymore.”. This gives off a very cold and slightly threatening tone.
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.
Arkadina’s son Treplev struggles to find his place in the writers’ community, and is living in the shadow of his mother’s success. Treplev has a constant need of love and attention from people around him, especially his mother. When Treplev attempts suicide he requests his mother to take care of him, “Mother, change my bandage. You do it so well.” (Chekov, 143) This is a way in which Treplev asks his mother to show him affection and to love him as she neglects her son very often. Aside from love, Treplev also seeks approval from his mother hence gets angry and upset when Arkadina snobbishly mocks his work.
Rank suffers from "tuberculosis of the spine", which was passed down to him by his father. Thus, he is suffering because of the actions of others and can not escape events from the past, mirroring the way events in Krogstad 's past are inescapable for him, and the way each character in the play suffers in some way because of the actions of another. Dr. Rank 's deteriorating health throughout the play also parallels the deteriorating marriage between Torvald and Nora, and his will to seclude himself while dying to avoid having anyone see him at his worst and weakest parallels Torvald 's desperation to keep up the appearance of a happy marriage even when he realizes how much Nora 's actions have cost him. Since it is known to the audience, that both, Torvald and Dr. Rank are in love with Nora, but in differing ways, they are able to build a contrast between appearance and reality, which is a recurring idea of ‘A Doll’s
As Julian expected, the boy’s mother grows irate and strikes Julian’s mother in rage. Following this, Julian turns on his distressed mother, ridiculing her actions and justifying those of the young boy’s mother. Eventually, Julian’s mother - who had previous health complications - succumbs to her injuries, thrusting Julian into grief, guilt, and utter hopelessness. O’Connor’s use of rhetorical devices illustrates the conflicting and evolving attitude with which Julian views his mother. O’Connor’s use of imagery captures the disdain with which Julian views his life circumstances, the infatuation Julian has with seeing his mother agitated and remorseful, and the contrasting culpability he feels when his mother reaches her twisted and untimely fate.
This loneliness is portrayed throughout John Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men. The main characters affected include Curley’s Wife, Crooks, and Lennie. These characters undergo the side effects of the Great Depression each in a different way, but ultimately compare as they become most lonely in the end. Curley’s Wife is just a young lady who had such big plans for her life, only to have them shut down after getting married. Crooks was declared as less of a person because of the way he looked and Lennie was defined as excess baggage.
Estella is cold to Pip for one reason, her mother raised her like that, Miss Havisham is using Estella to ruin the lives of other men. As the story ends and Pip gives his goodbye speech, both Miss Havisham and Estella realize what is happening. The speech changed their mindsets and Miss Havisham realizes what she has done was completely immoral. The speech did not impact Estella as much, what broke her was how she missed out on Pip. A Biddy says, “I had heard of her as leading a most unhappy life, and as being separated from her husband, who had used her with great cruelty, and who had become quite renowned as a compound of pride, avarice, brutality, and meanness” (Dickens, Chapter fifty-nine).
The Pulitzer Prize winning play A Streetcar Named Desire written by Tennessee Williams is a “haunting story of a faded southern beauty whose illusions about herself are at war with reality” (Tennessee Williams). After the loss of her home, Belle Reve, due to foreclosure, Blanche DuBois, a teacher from Laurel, Mississippi travels to New Orleans, Louisiana to live with her younger sister Stella and brother-in-law, Stanley. Immediately after her arrival, Blanche ordered Stella “open your pretty mouth and talk while I look around for some liquor! I know you have some liquor on the place!” (Williams 19). Due to Blanche's sudden arrival as well as her urgency to drink alcohol, Stella grew rigid and verbalized to Blanche: “Blanche, you sit down and let me
Samantha is in a similar situation with her boyfriend, Stuart, when they start having problems after she informs him of her disease. Critical Disability Theory examines of the representations of people with disabilities throughout literature and the construction of ‘normal’ bodies. Avery negatively represents disabilities by portraying the main character’s disease as debilitating and an exclusion from society. Avery represents Samantha’s disease as a rejection from society, giving disabilities a negative portrayal. Samantha overthinks her date with Stuart by mocking herself and the NPC Clubhouse, a group of people with similar diseases to Samantha’s:“Surprise!