Mabel attempted suicide because she saw it as her only way out of this depression state she had fallen into. Works Cited Lawrence, D. H. “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter.” Literature.org: The Online Literature Library. Knowledge Matters Ltd., n.d. Web. 22 Aug. 2012.
Antigone’s Death: Plan or Gamble? In Seamus Heaney’s The Burial At Thebes, a translation of Sophocles’ Antigone, there are multiple deaths and suicides alike throughout the entirety of the play. One of the most controversial deaths may actually have been an intentional suicide. Throughout the play, the characters and readers are led to believe that Antigone’s death was an unfortunate and unfair punishment. However, with a deeper review of the text, her decision to commit suicide seems prevalent before she is sealed away in a cave.
Thus, she chooses to use Clarissa Dalloway to represent the life she aspires to have, and chooses that Septimus instead be the misunderstood genius who sacrifices his life. Ironically, both characters represent her inner conflict, and unable to resolve that conflict, she does indeed commit suicide to relieve both herself and her husband. Laura, Clarissa, and Richard each struggle in some way to cope with their mundane existences. Death, both in a literal and metaphorical sense, becomes their method for liberating themselves from such a life. They hope that this death will either bring new life to them or to the people they love most dearly.
Just before Edna committed suicide she was think... ... middle of paper ... ... a defeat that involves no surrender” (Treu 22). Edna’s suicide can also be seen as giving herself to the voice of the sea, rather than the magian powers of Doctor Mandelet and her father (Treu 27). Kate Chopin left the end up to let ones imagination run free with all the different possibilities to Edna’s suicide and why she would commit suicide. In The Awakening Edna had key factors in the risk of committing suicide. She was hopeless, impulsive, and aggressive, had severe losses, and was in the cluster B personality group.
The purpose of killing Homer was to make certain that he never left her like her father did. However, the text presents an ironic situation because the death leaves her more alone than she appeared before. Faulkner supports the previous statement when he describes the death of Homer. The text implies that Emily laid next to his corpse after he passed away in order to ensure her control of him (41). Miss Emil... ... middle of paper ... ...she will become more understanding about her rash decisions because Emily’s view allows one to see the hurt she has endured.
Suicide in the story is left for the reader to interpret whether she killed because her one love has left her or for her own victory. Comparing these stories makes you think if the expressions/or actions of how Chopin was speaking of her marriage was a representation of what most women were going through at that time or for her own advantage within herself. Another example is how she actually died while some say it was due to the shock of seeing her husband again others think differently. Mark Cunningham believes that she died from just too much excitement or from being overjoyed about being free. Mark Cunningham says" I believe that Louise does not see him, and that the cause of her death lies elsewhere: in the jot, which turns out to be more "monstrous" that Louise seems initially to think possible, and resulting emotional strain brought about by her new understanding of her marriage and her supposed sudden freedom from that marriage."
Due to Little Bee watching the entirety of her family disappear, she was put into a state of lethargy – she was in need of someone to save her from her own mind. The entirety of her life was like a story, as she puts it, “I could not stop talking because now I had started my story, it wanted to be finished. We cannot choose where to start and stop. Our stories are the tellers of us, ” (Cleave 131). This correlates to the previous quote from Little Bee, where she was considering committing suicide, and in a way, completing the circle she made by somewhat playing a role in Sarah’s husband, Andrew’s, suicide.
Ophelia did not know how to express her grief, other than in song. In Act IV, she sings of Polonius, “He is dead and gone, lady, he is dead and gone” (Scene V Lines 31-32). Suicide AwarenessVoices of Education (SAVE) proclaims, “When a person faces his grief, allows his feelings to come, speaks of his grief...it is then that the focus is to move from death and dying and to promote... ... middle of paper ... ...as been treating Ophelia very poorly, and her death must be hitting him even harder knowing that she died without his love. Many sources on grief declare it to be something that must be faced or it will never go away. Ophelia never faces her grief, but it does go away when she drowns herself.
It is this realization, as well as the oppression she feels from her marriage and the suppression she feels from her children that lead Edna to commit suicide, for she realizes that is the only way she will truly be able to escape her troublesome life. Edna Ponteillier’s suicide at the end of The Awakening is a result of her failed attempt at a new life. Edna’s suicide was her last resort, and was simply a way to escape from the troubles that resulted from the unhappiness she felt with her life. Edna’s suicide was not representative of the final stage of her “awakening”, but was merely an escape from the oppression she felt from her husband, the suppression she felt from her children, and from her failed relationship with Robert.
Despite contemplating about taking pills to kill herself, which conveys a desire of minimal aggression to herself, since this method of suicide doesn’t imply any pain or sufferings, Laura couldn’t follow through with her plan. In turn, she chooses to “kill her family,” instead of herself by leaving them once her second child was born and denying their very existence, in what can be understood to be one of the primitive conflicts of the depressive suicidal: the wish to die, to kill, or be killed. “It was death, I chose life” (The Hours). With Laura’s decision to abandon her family, morality comes into play. Does Laura Brown’s morality derive from sentiment (contending David Hume’s argument) or does it derive from reason?