By the end of the play, Lady Macbeth realized the consequences her and her husband are going through. She tried to save her out of control relationship by drawing him from plotting. However, she was too weakened by her own psychological guilt that left her drained and was unable to stop Macbeth. In fact, due to her guilt of taking part of the murdering, she started sleepwalking and having delirious visions. These visions make her believe she has blood on her hands that can’t was off, symbolizing what’s done cannot be undone.
The patriarchal society, most of the time, is one of the important reasons behind turning the women bodies into objects with having control over their bodies. However, the most arguable question is: is there a way out? Can women survive these oppressions that resulted from objectifying heir bodies? In The Handmaid’s Tale, Mayday came to Offred’s rescue, but as what she said it is an vague way out: “whether this is my end or a new beginning I have no way of knowing: I have given myself over into the hands of strangers, because it can’t be helped.”
Lady Macbeth’s fall into insanity in Act 5, scene 1 reveals the pain that has been inflicted on her mind, this scene also reveals the other characters giving up on their queen. This scene is an essential part of the play that truly exposes Lady Macbeth’s character through her insanity and suicide. This can be acknowledged and connected to the characteristics of the ‘mad-hatter’ character, which was abandoned by society for being mentally ill, even though the character was just a victim of a mind-deteriorating poising. I have chosen an alternative reading as, this far in the play Lady Macbeth has just became filled with guilt, which is marginalised as her being insane. This was not explored in great depth, whereas, this alternative reading offers greater knowledge of Lady Macbeth’s true curse of guilt, and explores her deeper mourning.
Chopin uses the phrase, “…of joy that kills” at the end of her short story. The meaning behind the phrase is somewhat twisted. We know that Louise Mallard is not happy at all to see her husband’s face after thinking he was dead. The joy of Mrs. Mallards independence was ripped away from her so fast which caused the overwhelming feeling which caused her to die. Throughout the story Mrs. Mallard has experienced many obstacles in just the time of an hour.
To me, both stories are very similar; tales where the “blind” husband is made a cuckold of by one of his close friends. The reason why the Wife of Bath’s prologue is last is because she seems so unhappy. The fact that her tale was about her wishes, proves that she is not content with her life. She has yet to be loved as more than just a pretty face or a wealthy noble. This tale is known for the “Dorigen’s Complaint,” where she talks about all of the women through history who have killed themselves when in a position where they might lose honor.
From an early point in the film, I felt a sense of uncertainty about Myrtle Gordon’s ability to compose herself as she wrestled with her persistent feelings. As a woman deeply troubled by her own aging, her playing a role focusing on the same thing only further compromised her emotional stability. I believe John Cassavetes was commenting on the idea of aging and its pervasive hold on the mind through Myrtle and her alcoholism. One poignant scene that showcased how agonizing this concept and role was for her came during a showing of her play when she left the stage and immediately went for a bottle of liquor
The scarlet “A” on her bosom and the bonnet covering her ebony locks weighed on her as a physical representation of the heft of her sin. She lost her edge and began to give up. Hester was no longer enjoying life and blocking out judgements like she once was that day on the scaffold. Seven years is a long time to be publicly shamed for a sin you once committed. The gravity of the secrets she kept to herself was causing her to fade.
The suicide of her husband has a lasting impact on her outlook on life as she places the blame on herself, causing her to become reluctant about letting go. She develops a great dependency on others and their opinions, as she wants to be wanted and acknowledged for her beauty, which is ever fading. The event continues to haunt her
In conclusion, the narrator of the Yellow Wallpaper, is what happened to a woman in an oppressed society. Her writing style and size decreased as she slowly got overtaken by the wallpaper, symbolizing going into madness. At the end of the story, she destroys the wallpaper, releasing the woman that was once oppressed in society, symbolizing that now she can fully be herself and live a normal life, free from everyone that locked her away. When John sees what has become of his wife, he faints, as the narrator continues to creep around the
She felt as if she could not care for her newborn as she is supposed to, so it brought her into a deep depression. The short stories, “I Stand Here Ironing” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” are both stories told by women who felt that their responsibilities as a mother were