The poem forces the reader to dig deeper and examine the indignant fear children feel from the darkness. Throughout the poem, there is a sense the reader is looking at Gretel through the eyes of a psychologist, listening to her devolving her deepest secrets about how the darkness has rendered her almost helpless or defenceless. Gretel is yearning for answers to the question “Why do I not forget” as she is haunted by the death of the witch. She confronts Hansel, “No one remembers. Even you, my brother / as though it never happened / But I killed for you.” Here Gretel has realised she has lost her innocence and her childhood has been robbed, like so many children of today’s world.
Main theme Loneliness: Loneliness comes from an unfulfilled desire to be loved and needed. Blanche was lonely when she arrived at Elysian Fields, the home of Stanley and Stella Kowalski. She recognized this same condition in Mitch and thereby became attracted to him. Madness: Blanche's fear of madness is first hinted at in Scene I. Never stable even as a girl, she was shattered by her husband's suicide and the circumstances surrounding it.
The poets use families and the belittlement of women to align the reader with the many facets of loss. The loss and pain associated with the loss of life is explored by the two poets but from two differing perspectives, Plath expresses the sadness and anger which accompanies her losing a loved one, Frost on the other hand is more stoic and shows that life simply goes on regardless. In ‘Daddy’, Plath conveys her sorrow and anger which is felt in the death of her father. To her, it is such that, he ‘bit my pretty red heart in two’. She conveys her pain through this violent imagery.
Her sanity... ... middle of paper ... ...mind will be peaceful once more as it has all of eternity to rest. In conclusion, "I Felt a Funeral in My Brain," by Emily Dickinson creates an illusion of a mind becoming unstable by expressing the speaker's pain, describing her irrationality, and the speaker tragically ending her existence. Throughout the poem, the speaker's feelings of grief and pain are evident. As a result of her pain and grief, it becomes obvious that the speaker must choose between a state of madness or a state of solitude. Due to her irrational state of mind, the speaker chooses to commit suicide as she feels that it is the only method for her to control her own destiny.
Instead of trusting her doctors, Esther feared them. Sylvia Plath uses the external conflict “Man versus Man” throughout her novel to represent the events the main character endures as she falls into depression as a result of the ways that the rest of the characters treated her. Esther became depressed because her mother was in denial about what was happening, her ex-boyfriend was a hypocritical liar, and her Doctor was inadequately trained to work the medical machinery. Conflict is what makes the reader become engaged and engrossed in a book, and this is exactly what Sylvia Plath did. Works Cited Plath, Sylvia.
However, in “Lady Lazarus” she branches out using a blend of her own style and a Roman confessional style (qtd. in “On ‘Lady Lazarus’” 11). She pairs the image of her disintegrating body and worms with the image of a seashell and pearls: it’s almost as if the worms were her prize for nearly dying. Plath demonstrates many literary devices in “Lady Lazarus” including: allusion, simile, metaphor, assonance, irony, sarcasm, and hyperbole. The allusion to John 11:1-44 in the title Lady Lazarus refers to a biblical parable in which Jesus Christ raised a man named Lazarus from the dead just as Lady Lazarus’ enemy, Herr Doktor, raises her from the dead as his “pure gold baby” (Plath 69).The speaker is named Lady Lazarus; displaying and embracing her femininity and power with an authoritative title such as Lady and, also, relating to Lazarus.
Take a look into the life of Blanche Dubois and it will be evident that an insane asylum was the wrong place for her. From the loss of her loved ones and childhood home, to her career as a prostitute, and ending with her rape, there is no denying that Blanche Dubois just needed love and support from her family. Tragic events have a huge effect on a person’s metal state and Blanche Dubois’ life was full of tragedy. She had gone through a painful life at a young age; starting with the unforeseen affair that her husband had with another man and his suicide immediately after it was revealed. Loss is already tough to deal with but suicide the widow is left with feelings of stigma and guilt.
It was normal for her to be upset with the death of her husband, but the story had both her sister and her husband’s friend be there to break the news to her. Mrs. Mallard has heart problems which can make the reader see her as a weaker person right at the beginning of the story. Another way to make Mrs. Mallard appear as a weaker person was when she went to her room alone to cry. After she goes in her room she goes to the chair and the story says, “Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul.” This shows us that her emotions caused her physic... ... middle of paper ... ...was only yesterday she had thought with a shudder that life might be long.” The death of her husband gave her a new look of life in her future. Now that she could live for herself, she wanted nothing more.
She turns to Freud’s defence mechanisms as methods of enduring the agony that she faces, which subsequently lead to her alienation. The defences become a habit for Abigail, and she is portrayed as a selfish person during her affair with the detective investigating Susie’s death, and later on when she decides to leave her family for eight years to take care of her. In the end, she recognizes her faults and her mistakes and moves back home to amend her neglect for her family. Abigail is able to let go of Susie and let go of the childish desires that caused her to walk away, confronting the negative results of her dependence upon Freud’s defence mechanism.
Chopin stated, “she wept at once, with sudden abandonment, in her sister 's arms” (13). The quote shows what she heard not only affected her but also could not contain herself and fell into her sister 's arms. At this point, she is seen as a sorrowful woman that weeps for her deceased husband. By the time she leaves to her room alone, she directed herself to an arm chair and sat with extreme exhaustion of sobbing: “Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach her soul” (13). In addition, sitting in her arm chair, since her body was tired from sobbing earlier, Louise Mallard could not remain still and had to catch her breath every time she breathes, “She sat…, quite motionless, except when a sob came up into her throat and shook her, as a child who has cried itself to sleep continues to sob in its dreams.” (13).