Never stable even as a girl, she was shattered by her husband's suicide and the circumstances surrounding it. Later the harrowing deaths at Belle Reve with which she evidently had to cope on her own, also took their toll. By this time she had begun her descent into promiscuity and alcoholism, and in order to blot out the ugliness of her life she created her fantasy world of adoring respectful admirers, of romantic
Chopin also uses the heart condition to kill Mrs. Mallard. She writes “the doctors…said she had died of a heart disease—of the joy that kills” (32). The metaphor of the heart condition standing for the weakness put on women returns with her husband. She is no longer strong and free; she is weak and trapped by her marriage. Chopin uses this purposely to show that women are weak in marriage and need to be set
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."
When Chopin was writing this short story back then marriage was not done for the mutual love for each other and that what it this seemed to be the situation she had in the story. Marriage back t... ... middle of paper ... ...e you would go into shock and that would stress out the heart. Unfortunately, mrs.mallards heart could not handle the shock. So she had died and also that is another point of view that could be taken from that story about her death. Alnemri 4 In conclusion, I believe that she had died of joy and that is what the narrator tried to portray to the reader.
After reading D. H. Lawrence’s story “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” in English class, you said you were quite shocked when Mabel attempted to commit suicide. Reading through the story for the first time it may not be completely clear that Mabel feels there is nothing to do with her life but to die. However, looking through the story again I think there is a lot of evidence to support that idea. By analyzing the dark descriptions of the settings and Mabel’s lack of any relationship with her family, ample evidence and clues are provided that point towards Mabel’s suicidal path. First, look at the description of the dark setting and atmosphere that gives off the feeling of death and depression.
Newly aware of the meanings her life could take on, the awakened part of herself presents Edna with a command to take action. When Edna is unable to rationalize her old and new selves, she surrenders her life to the sea as an escape from domestic compliance and solitary freedom. Edna did not experience her awakening at Grand Isle, but instead a "re-awakening" of childlike passion which allowed for "impulsive," "aimless," and "unguided" decisions (Chopin 38). Although Edna believes her awakening took place at Grand Isle that night on the p... ... middle of paper ... ... a failure. " Her suicide gives her the power, the dignity, the self-possession of a tragic heroine.
Blanche's first love was also taken from her. It seems that everyone she loves is dead except for her sister. Death plays a crucial role in Blanche's depression and other mental irregularities. While these circumstances are probably enough for the audience to feel sympathy for Blanche, Williams takes it a step further when we see Blanche's... ... middle of paper ... ...ehavior is after her and Stanley have an inappropriate encounter (possibly raped her). After that point the audience knew that after that point, Blanche could no longer stay at Stella and Stanley's apartment.
By this time also she must know, or suspect that Banquo and Lady Macduff, and her innocent children, have also been murdered. She may also feel responsible for setting Macbeth on this path of bloody massacre. At the end of the play she kills herself which shows that she doesn’t feel worthy enough to live for all the sins she has contributed towards. From the beginning of the play we see Lady Macbeth, giving the impression of her being strong and powerful, gradually become a weak woman. This is why there is a strong argument for saying that Lady Macbeth is not fiend-like queen, or at least not completely.
So then the question that is being asked is whether or not Edna's suicide is an act of tragic affirmation or pathetic defeat. Kate Chopin chooses to have Edna take a "final swim" as evidence of her absolute defeat as an insightful study of the limitations
Marriage to these women meant different things, although the idea of marriage damaged both women. Louise and Emily were women damaged by the pressures of who they are expected to be. Emily was drove crazy by others expectations, and her loneliness. ““A Rose for Emily,” a story of love and obsession, love, and death, is undoubtedly the most famous one among Faulkner’s more than one hundred short stories. It tells of a tragedy of a screwy southern lady Emily Grierson who is driven from stem to stern by the worldly tradition and desires to possess her lover by poisoning him and keeping his corpse in her isolated house.” (Yang, A Road to Destruction and Self Destruction: The Same Fate of Emily and Elly, Proquest) When she was young her father chased away any would be suitors.