At times, people of authority will use their power to their own advantage. Often, too much power can go to that particular person’s head, and he/she can become corrupt. As readers have seen in literature, abuses of power are often harmful to the abuser and their subjects. Corrupted authority and abuses of power eventually lead to the collapse of society. This concept is shown many times throughout the novel Lord Of the Flies and the short story “I Only Came to Use the Phone”.
Bertha and Mr. Rochester were set up and pressured into marrying each other. Mr. Rochester claims that isolating Bertha in a secret room is a justifiable act because of her mental instability. However, The Bertha that the reader gets to see exhibits an accumulated maniacal rage as a result of her imprisonment. Jane describes her as a savage woman. The very sight of her when she attacked her brother or when she ripped the wedding veil traumatized Jane.
Sara does not want to return to the terrible oppressive lifestyle she was trapped in before. Instead of giving up her new life, she shoots the "intruder" in her house and puts an end to her husband's reign of terror over her.... ... middle of paper ... ...common and rarely reported. Memories of these experiences often become suppressed because of the personal humiliation and shame women feel about the situation. Notice that, in the movie, Laura never seeks legal retribution for Martin's abuse, all she wants to do is escape. Sexual abuse and spousal abuse are psychologically devastating for women because these are acts that inflict feelings of guilt upon the victim.
The sanatorium is Maria’s new society, she’s been taken away from what she once knew and is transported to something cruel, unsafe, and dangerous place that will begin to have an affect on her. Also, later on in the story Marquez shows the reader how much Maria hates this new society. “Maria realized ... ... middle of paper ... ...led the pig he became bloodthirsty, almost obsessed. All he wanted to do was kill and that’s not what he was like in the beginning of the story. Jack had begun to lose his mind “The madness came into his eyes again” (Golding 57) Again, Jack shows his obsessiveness to kill, that’s all he wants.
Macbeth’s ambitious wife, Lady Macbeth felt guilt for her part in the murder of King Duncan and for murdering sleep she was denied the luxury of sleep driving her to insanity. The Macduff’s also suffered greatly. Lady Macduff witnessed the deaths of her children as they were “Savagely slaughter’d” (4:3:237) Macbeth also caused grief to Macduff as he ordered the slaying of his “Wife, Children, servants, all” (4:3:245) Macbeth was the cause of much suffering in the play and in turn suffered greatly throughout. Macbeth suffers much indecision from the moment he hears the witches prophesies. He gets confused and is torn between killing or not killing King Duncan.
All of these problems are shown in a person who is mentally ill. Macbeth hears his prophecy from three witches which starts his mental illness, along with Lady Macbeth pressuring him to kill the king. After Macbeth kills the king, things start to get out of hand; Macbeth gets over ambitious and wants to kill more people, whatever it takes. Lady Macbeth asks for her womanhood to be taken so that she will not feel guilty, but ends up feeling more guilty than ever. Subsequently, she kills herself to escape the guilt, and causes her husband great pain. These tragic examples and many others show that mental illness is a societal issue, and it is shown throughout the story of Macbeth.
While, others were pitching in to devise a plan to combat the slew of ghouls drawing near the farmhouse, Barbra was in a state of bewilderment due to Johnny’s death and was unmindful of the plan to defeat the ghouls, therefore she became a hindrance to the others. Robert Hass film criticism of Carol J. Clover’s work on “Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film”, declares, “Women are usually helpless victims in the horror genre” (Haas 67). This quote given by Hass, essentially summarized the Barbra’s character in such a manner that the viewer would infer that Barbra enacts the stereotypical role of a “horror chick”. Comparatively, Ben is introduced to the audience. He differs in nature and demeanor to Barbra.
She sees how upset and angry Medea is at Jason but unfortunately does not realize the severity of the situation until it’s too late. The nurse is with Medea when she makes the decision to murder King Creon, his daughter, and her own children. Medea confided in the nurse saying, “You I employ on all affairs of great...
After failing to 'save' her children from the schoolteacher, Sethe suffered forever with guilt and regret. Guilt for having killed her "crawling already?" baby daughter, and then regret for not having succeeded in her task. It later becomes apparent that Sethe's tragic past, her chokecherry tree, was the reason why she lived a life of isolation. Beloved, who shares with Seths that one fatal moment, reacts to it in a completely different way; because of her obsessive and vengeful love, she haunts Sethe's house and fights the forces of death, only to come back in an attempt to take her mother's life.
After drinking from a tree sap which caused her to hallucinate she was announced the Great Tiger’s witch, she became a piece of property. This made it considerably harder to gain her freedom. When she did succeed it came with consequences resulting in the murder of her husband and the recapturing of herself. Komona’s right to say no was snatched away from her the first time she was raped and the many times after that. Men old enough to be her father were forced upon her, she was unable to resist because that could result in either her death or being physically beaten.