This could possibly foreshadow how Plath herself, was withdrawing from life and people as she became more engulfed by depression and anxiety. Plath uses short lines and sparse wording almost as a reflection for her own ‘exhaustion and impending death.’ She appears to have almost nothing left to say, she instead is silently pleased with the idea of the inevitability of her suicide. Plath choses to spread single clauses across different stanzas, emphasising the dreariness she is experiencing. ‘Her dead//Body wears the smile of accomplishment, /The illusion of a Greek necessity//Flows in the scrolls of her toga.’ The woman in the poem seems to shadow the thoughts and feelings of Sylvia Plath, as the woman ‘smile with accomplishment’ at the thought of death and the finality of the end, Plath too is smiling. Both women are smiling because they have come so far and done so much, their feet have nowhere else to take them.
A Woman Troubled When first reading “Edge”, one will immediately be able to note that the poem’s flow is very peculiar. This is, in a very large part, due to the brevity and abstractness of each stanza throughout this piece of work. Plath is immediately able to make the reader think by organizing the flow of the poem in such a unique style. At first it is hard to pay attention to the contents of the poem without being distracted by the organization of it. Although it may appear pointless at first, there is a reasoning behind the structure and stylistic tendencies; “Edge” conveys a very dark and a very bleak tone throughout its entirety.
(Kate,1894) Response to the story I liked the story especially the gentleness with which the sister breaks the death news to avoid causing suffering to the protagonist.in addition, the ironical ending of the story when the dead husband comes home and the wife collapses because she thought he was dead. • Why did Louise Ballard collapse when her dead husband arrived home alive? • What was the author’s intention of choosing a female character as the protagonist of the story? • What is the significance of using irony in the story? Plot The story is very interesting and builds an effective climax.
It may appear pointless at first, but there is a reasoning behind the structure and stylistic tendencies in this poem. “Edge” conveys a very dark and a very bleak tone throughout its entirety. This can be shown through some very subtle, and some rather obvious events throughout the poem.
When a word is italicized it is written slanted to draw attention to it. The death of this woman made every little thing around these people worthy of their attention Dickinson tells of the people at this woman's death moving "ou... ... middle of paper ... ...dealing with their death. Although one is away from their work and duties when they experience the death of someone close to them, it is not like a vacation. It is awful because you must now cope with the fact that this person is gone. You have to regulate your beliefs, as Dickinson concludes.
anyway, in the poem "lady lazarus" plath speaks of her own suicide and she even takes some pride in her knowledge of death. in a reading prepared for bbc radio, plath introduced this poem: "the speaker is a woman who has the great and terrible gift of being reborn. the only trouble is, she has to die first. she is the phoenix, the libertarian spirit, what you will. she is also just a good, plain, very resourceful woman" (Plath 294).
There are no links between her and the immortals, nor is she graced with obligations given to her by the goddess. Therefore it is evident that San chieh’s death is significantly more paramount to the story than her sister’s. San chieh’s public and passionate suicide represents what most women who have little power in their lives wish to accomplish. Her death wins her the love and favor of her once-betrothed as well as the affection of the immortals. We have seen many women kill themselves rather than face disgrace or an un pleasant situation; it is the redeeming refuge of those who are weak and have little ability to control their own lives.
Her suicide gives her the power, the dignity, the self-possession of a tragic heroine. Her suicide is the crowning glory of her development from the bewilderment which accompanied her early emancipation to the clarity with which she understands her own nature and the possibilities of her life as she decides to end it." In Edna's view, she commits suicide because she feels like a possession of her husband, of her children, and of her society. Although suicide is usually seen as a form of defeat, sees her case as a dignified act. Edna chooses her suicide as a way to escape to a better
In fact, Macbeth, as the person closest to her, is aware her weakness “Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck” (III. II. 45). Moreover... ... middle of paper ... ...l never experience, at least not without taking drastic measures. Lady Macbeth committed suicide in order for her soul to be discharged from the torturous feelings of fear and guilt and finally manage to sleep, indefinitely.
This contradicts with the title, “in darkness”, giving it an ironic tone. Although she feels regret for this unimaginable act, she originally did it for her brother. On the other hand it also seems Gretel is unsatisfied since she feels all this guilt and is haunted by the death of the witch, the witch Gretel killed. “I hear the witch’s cry,” Gretel states. The poem begins in the past tense, suggesting the speaker has overcome her enemies and has achieved a degree of emotional closure.