For example, in the first few paragraphs, we get a hint of how Connie’s mother is constantly nagging and complaining about how vain she is and how she is nothing like her sister. Speaking from a logical standpoint we can say that this negative backlash from her mother is upsetting to her, as it should be for any normal human being. Since she is receiving such negative attention in her home she goes out to seek “positive” attention. Her mother’s continuous praising of how great Connie’s sister June is, and how much better she is than her can be draining and irritating. Connie could just be going out to get the praise and attention that she needs or “deserves”.
She shows different emotions of Miss Havisham, therefore contrasting with other performances that only show a deathly serious character. Thus it is possible for the spectator to understand the complexity of her character, and not seen her only as a mad evil ‘creature’. The scene with little Estella at two coming to Satis House emphasises even more that aspect in Miss Havisham, and plays a key role in this film. Gillian Anderson’s performance can be considered particularly original because she gives Miss Havisham a child-like aspect, with a little girl’s voice. This is perhaps at first unlike what one would imagine, but quickly becomes believable, specially because she was left by Compeyson at a quite young age and therefore she maintained her childish personality, also seen in her will to punish people so she is not the only person suffering.
Elizabeth half ironically states that Mr. Darcy suffers from no defect. This interaction is a prime example of how both characters each still wear their pride and prejudices assumptions on their sleeves. Elizabeth's convection in herself causes Darcy to continue to view her in a different light. Elizabeth strives to maintain the independence of her mind, while other girls might have been at pains to humor Mr. Darcy and endorse whatever opinion he might have expressed. However, Elizabeth does not humor Darcy thus figuratively draws him closer to
HS5610: POETRY ASSIGNMENT: WILLIAM BLAKE ARYAPADMAM C. HS11H011 INTRODUCTION William Blake was one of the most well-known English authors, whose works were seminal part of the Romantic movement in the late Eighteenth and early Nineteenth century Europe . He was not only a poet but also a painter as well as a printmaker too. He created diverse and symbolically rich work of art through his imagination. But his works were criticized by his contemporaries and he was given the label of ‘a poor man who is mad’.
How does Tennessee Williams encourage the audience to sympathise with Blanche through the use of symbolism? Symbolism is the manipulation of symbols to imply certain ideas and qualities by providing them with symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense. Throughout the play, Tennessee Williams makes plentiful use of symbolism to portray the character of Blanche DuBois as it plays a significant role in understanding how her character works. Through the symbols used, the reader is encouraged to sympathise with Blanche as the plot untwines. Tennessee Williams uses the colour white as a symbol to encourage the audience to sympathise with Blanche.
The Devil in Her Eyes: Oppression, Allowable Femininity, and Good Versus Evil in Beowulf Beowulf, the lauded Anglo-Saxon epic poem of unknown authorship, contains deeply embedded themes of Good versus Evil, especially between the female characters. Queen Wealtheow and Grendel’s Mother have detailed descriptions based on their contrasting physical appearances, allowing the author to subject them to reduction to body. Both characters, while vastly different in actions and motivators, are strong, passionate women who attempt to protect their progeny at all cost. However, both fall victim to instrumentality as the author assigns honor to Queen Wealtheow’s actions, and forces Grendel’s Mother into a base and despicable role.
Understanding both Poe and Wilde’s narrative styles is extremely important in fully understanding the texts and the authors behind those texts, for example on one hand Poe throws the reader into an already finished story in ‘William Wilson’, while in The Picture of Dorian and Gray Wilde’s use of aestheticism is undeniable. However unusually for Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray is also Gothic, this interesting departure from Wilde’s usual aesthetic style has been the subject of much debate and discussion among scholars, nonetheless for Sucur in The Picture of Dorian and Gray “the Gothic is dealt with from an aesthetic perspective”, (Sucur 2007, n.p.) yet the question still remains why would Wilde chose to depart from his successful formula of
She often replies with exclamative sentences, showing us that she is totally shocked with the answers that she gets from Jack: “A country house!” and “Found!” or “Me, sir!”. She also quickly dismisses him: “I don't know her.” or “The unfashionable side.”.
The nurse gives the audience a reflection of the feelings and emotions recurring into Medea’s soul and forcefully makes the readers empathise with her and help everyone argue that she is not villain but victim as she has many allegations of being villainous in the play. The minor character of the nurse also brings out the big persistent theme of feminism as she constantly mentions the regular sufferings of a woman in; the ancient Greek era and sympathises with Medea when she cries about her being betrayed and rebels from being a compressed house wife. The audience is also given plenty of subtle hints which is a dramatic technique and builds interest, by the nurse such as “[Medea] hates her sons […] I dread to think of what is hatching in her mind”. All in all, the nurse plays an important role in starting the play effectively and vividly describing the pains and hardships Medea has gone through during her life, and how Jason’s bad behaviour has turned her into a beast that can do anything to attain
Nelly tells us that Catherine is "never so happy as when we were all scolding her at once," (Ch 5, pg 35) a quote which indicates Catherine's desire to be the center of attention. Even more surprising is the scene where Heathcliff erupts in anger over Catherine's preferential treatment of the Lintons, and Catherine scolds Nelly, saying "you've combed my hair quite out of curl," (Ch 8, pg 58) interrupting her conversation with Heathcliff and making us wonder if she's more worried about her childhood friend or her beautiful hair. This sort of self absorption is not observable in Heathcliff. When Nelly tells Heathcliff that she thinks he might envy Catherine, Nelly reports that Heathcliff finds the notion of envying Catherine "incomprehensible". Heathcliff's inability to be wounded by Nelly's statement is evidence not of a humble nature, but rather of Comment: Well defined thesis Comment: Note: precision and clarity Comment: Good use of the text his lack of self consciousness.
Unlike many women, she was able to break away from the ideals of marriage, and free/liberate herself from the nightmare she was living in. Though it seemed like she was incapable of making “proper” decisions she knew what was best for herself. The character blatantly comes out and says “you” meaning John was the reason that she was imprisoned in his “game.”. The irony stems from how she always would blame herself for anything she felt she did wrong, but now blamed the cause for her problems, being John. Though she may have not won overall as she ended
"The Yellow Wallpaper" is about a lady made crazy by post pregnancy anxiety and a hazardous treatment. However,, an examination of the protagonist’s portrayal shows that the story is generally about character. The protagonist’s projection of a fanciful lady, which at first is just her shadow, against the bars of the wallpaper shows her personality, disguising the contention she is dealing with and in the end prompting the entire breakdown of the limits of her character and that of her shadow. Continually alone and not allowed to abandon her room, the absence of something to involve her time makes the protagonist very confused. With blocked windows, the room is very similar to a jail.
Sharon Olds writes about the details of the youth guest’s that attended her son’s birthday party in her poem “Rite of Passage”. The poem uses a significant amount of similes to describe the specific details of the kids and their interaction amongst each other while at the party. Olds does a great job of giving specific similes to describe the look of the children so you can truly picture the children. With the way that she describes the children and their interaction it feels that you are standing along with her observing the same thing she is. The way that Olds describe her son and the details that describe her son, gives the reader a great understanding of the love that she has for her son.
Maybe one of the most shocking point is that it has actually taken Carrie Fisher as long to fess up. The notoriously honest star and also memoirist has actually been asked many times whether there was a real-life love on the collection of Star Wars, to mirror the partnership in between Princess Leia as well as Han Solo. No, certainly not, she would inevitably respond: she was a teen, Harrison Ford was 14 years older, they could not have actually been much more various, just what a daft concept. Currently she has actually composed The Princess Diarist, where she gets in touch with the journals she composed at the time, to expose that she had an extreme event with Ford.
“Battle Royal” by Ralph Ellison: “And all the while the blonde continued dancing, smiling faintly at the big shots who watched her with fascination, and faintly smiling at our fear. I noticed a certain merchant who followed her hungrily, his lips loose and drooling. He was a large man who wore diamond studs in a shirtfront which swelled with the ample paunch underneath, and each time the blonde swayed her undulating hips he ran his hand through the thin hair of his bald head and, with his arms upheld, his posture clumsy like that of an intoxicated panda, wound his belly in a slow and obscene grind” (4). This is a “key” passage in the larger text because the woman here is simply a metaphor for the minority’s, blacks and women, gruesome experiences