Then one night he comes home intoxicated seizes the cat and cuts out one eye. The cat begins avoiding him, which angers him more and he ties a noose around its neck and hangs it. That morning his house burns down leaving one wall with “...the figure of a gigantic cat. The impression was given with an accuracy truly marvelous. There was a rope about the animal’s neck.”
The respective protagonists were also driven into madness by their husbands and a lack of support from their friends. With the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper,” her husband as well as her husband’s sister were simply ignorant to her pleas for help. Minnie Wright, on the other hand, suffered from a mentally and physically abusive relationship and a lack of support from any friends at all. Despite the commonplace of men in powerful positions in each story, they are both considered feminist works as women are given a larger role and have better ideas than
In the first short story we read, The Black Cat, guilt is what causes the narrator to be caught for the crime he did. The narrator in this story hated the black cat that him and his wife had as a pet. He was an alcoholic, and one day when the cat vexed him, Poe, in the story, ripped the cat’s eye out. After ripping the cat’s eye out, Poe felt bad and decided to hang the cat. Poe hung the cat, so he would no longer feel guilty for the crime that he committed against the cat.
(Shakespeare, 3.1.112-115). As Mercutio’s final demand, is blaming his death on the hatred of the houses. This is the first death in the whole play, which is from the plague (Romeo and Juliet's love) where he curses them for basically killing him. He asks Benvolio to find him a house because both of them are just as bad and dies as a side character. Some people may rebuke that love had created them and was not made from hatred.
This is significant because all of the people the Poe cared about died. The last example is in The Black Cat. In this story, it states “She fell dead upon the spot…”. This again shows the significance of the death in Poe’s life. People drop dead all the time, but Poe is screaming in pain about death through his
1, when Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth, is found sleep walking in the night while speaking out of her unconscious mind. After Lady Macbeth slips away from the main plotline, having just murdered King Duncan, she plummets into deep feelings of guilt. This scene allowed Shakespeare to show how guilt truly affected Lady Macbeth, which sent a strong message to the audience that guilt will ultimately lead to destruction. Freud also states “He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore” (Article Freud).
“A man will commit almost any wrong—he will heap up an immense pile of wickedness, as hard as granite, and which will weigh heavily upon his soul, to eternal ages—only to build a great, gloomy, dark-chambered mansion, for himself to die in, and for his posterity to be miserable in. He lays his own dead corpse beneath the underpinning, as one may say, and hangs his frowning picture on the wall, and, after thus converting himself into an Evil Destiny, expects his remotest great-grandchildren to be happy there!” (Hawthorne 226). Man’s greed is so inherently engrained in the being that man would be in charge of his own unhappiness. The fall of man is the original sin of greed.
Throughout the book I could feel the love and longing that he has for her. The second reason that Vladek would want to destroy Anja’s journals is because he was trying to protect his family. There was a part in the book where Anja was convicted of helping the communist. The seamstress was arrested instead of Anja, because Anja was the one that asked her to keep the letters that she had received from the ‘communist’. Jewish people are mice, Nazis are cats, the rest of the population are pigs.
Coincidentally, this cat is also missing an eye, which can represent the recurrence of the eye within Poe’s works. Poe writes, “What added, no doubt, to my hatred of the beast was the discovery, on the morning after I brought it home, that, like Pluto, it also had been deprived of one of its eyes” (Poe, para 19). The narrator is taken aback by the cat's remaining eye, as well, claiming that it withholds an inner fire, comparable to that of the raven. The eyes of both creatures
The narrator takes on a cat and cares for it, however, as his drinking problem progressed, he states, “I grew day by day more moody… my disease grew upon me.” (Poe, 4). After a night out drinking, he decides to cut out one of the cat’s eyes and ultimately, kills the cat. Later, another cat strangely identical to the first cat with one eye comes around and as the narrator tries to kill the second cat he ends up killing his wife instead. He buries the body of his wife and the second cat behind a wall and police later hear the cat calling out from inside the wall.
Psychologist Robert Berezin says that, “Human struggle is not a brain problem, but a human problem.” (Berezin 1) In the short story “Sonny’s Blues,” the author James Baldwin reveals the dark truth about human nature, and through a psychoanalytic criticism perspective it can reveal how people cope with their suffering and problems. The main character, Sonny, is suffering from the hardships that many people face throughout life. Sonny’s suffering becomes so unbearable that he refuses to accept this inevitable situation, and seeks relief and control through the use of jazz and drugs.
Grant’s white horses finally arrive for him and he become more aware and gathers insight about how to learn and cope with tragedies in his life. Waiting for white horses is the theme by how people will become able to receive intuition about the journey of their life. There is an idea expressed towards the end of the book that describes Grant’s dad’s funeral. It is the idea of a funeral being sad that I refute with. I disagree with the books thoughts and believe that funerals should not be mournful, but in fact they should celebrate and reflect someone’s life and also celebrate the beginning of one.
Crisis Intervention: Dealing with a Death of a Loved One Most people have experienced loss in their life. Studies have shown as many as 5-15% of bereaved people seem to develop severe long-term reactions to their loss. (Horowitz, M.J., Siegel, B., Holen, A., Bonanno, G.A., Milbrath, C., & Stinson, C.H). One of the most traumatic is a death of a loved one. Coping with the loss is extremely challenging and a very distressing point in life.