Blanche is Stella’s eccentric sister, she comes to Elysian Fields for help because she has gone through a traumatic period and is struggling with who she is. Malvolio is is a typical brown nose, he will do anything to gain favor of Countess Olivia. However those opposite characters explore the same themes.Through their roles in Twelfth Night and A Streetcar named Desire, Malvolio and Blanche both undergo unrequited love and downfall but because sympathy is created for Blanche both characters have an opposite effect on the audience. Blanche’s downfall in A Streetcar Named Desire is immensely dramatic because during the play, tension is build up and the audience understands she is a victim of circumstance. Throughout the play Blanche repeatedly hears Varsouviana Polka in her head, nobody else can hear it.
In her attempts to escape reality Blanche exaggerates her status in society while subtly mocking her sister’s and husband living environment. Haunted by secrets from her past Blanche puts up a facade to avoid any discussion involving the circumstances of her relocating to New Orleans. Eventually, Blanche’s lies become too much for her to handle and she becomes unable to determine what is real and what an illusion is thus leading to her downfall. Blanches arrives in New Orleans and immediately starts telling stories she conjured up. The moment she steps foot into Stanley’s and Stella’s apartment she creates this upper class world that she’s from while deliberately avoiding any discussion involving Belle Reve.
In desperation she dates Mitch; a man she feels is beneath her but may help her out of her problem by supporting her. When Stanley reveals the truth and her last hope is dissolved all unresolved issues surface and she has a nervous breakdown. After having suffered the loss of her young homosexual husband to suicide and the loss of the final generation of the DuBois family and their estate ‘BelleReve’, it is no surprise that Blanche had been affected by these tragic events. She has tried to avoid the guilt she feels for her husband’s death by having ‘intimacies with strangers’ to ‘fill her empty heart’ and attempts to avoid realism and prefers ‘magic’ by telling ‘what ought to be the t... ... middle of paper ... ...more like a means of a way out the trap she finds herself in. There is evident pathos here as she and the audience are well aware that Mitch came to her house with the intention of raping her.
She becomes suspicious, noticing every little detail that Ethan does. Panicking, she figures out a way to save both of their relationship, by faking her illness to the next level and firing Mattie in order to get another maid. When Zeena developed her ‘sickliness,’ she “fell silent” (Wharton 39), because Ethan “never listened” (Wharton 39). Up to the point until Mattie came to live with them, she started to say more than she has ever said. She started to break her silence slowly because of her jealousy.
A tragic character is often viewed to be someone who has virtues that eventually lead to the character’s downfall. In the novel The Great Gatsby, Daisy’s actions cause her to inflict empathy on the audience due to her constant suffering. Daisy cannot accept her delusional image of herself, thus causing her character to change. Daisy’s misfortunes and anguish occur throughout the novel due to discomfort living with Tom, having an intimate relationship with Gatsby, and a devastating catastrophe with the murder an innocent woman with no remorse. Daisy’s character often portrays the image of purity and perfection of women, but in reality it is a shell to hide Daisy’s true character and feelings.
Eliza even tries to rationalize her feelings for such a troublesome man by telling her best friend Lucy “A reformed rake makes the best husband,” (Foster 47). Eliza also states that she wants advice from her mother about what to do, but will only follow the advice if it concurs with what she already plans to do. Eliza’s blatant disregard for the concern of those around her contributed heavily to her demise. Had she listened to her friends and family when they told her to marry Mr... ... middle of paper ... ...good man, which she ruined by running away with Sanford. Eliza made her own choices and caused her own demise.
The notable exception was the moralistic upper-crust brat Betty, who sarcastically challenged Katherine from day one, and who caused Katherine’s colleague and friend Amanda to be fired by revealing in a school newspaper editorial that the free-thinking faculty member was supplying contraceptives to the students. This was unacceptable according to the staff of Wellesley because the... ... middle of paper ... ...thing her mother told her, and took her beliefs very seriously. Giselle even talked about her parents splitting up after her father returned from the war. She explained that things just were not the same. Society was going through a tremendous change, and affecting the lives of everyone.
Astell points out that the marriages with money but no love led to the horrific life of a depressed wife and a life of lust for the husband with other woman. William Congreve shows an audience in 1700 during the premier of the play The Way of the World that a poor marriage leads to unfaithful lust outside of the marriage and those strict rules when inheritance and society are concerned led women to marry men they otherwise would not. Also, marriages stay together when they should be separated or never married at all. Astell's ideas are also portrayed in Samuel Pepys's Diary. Pepys constantly cheats on his wife.
Throughout the play Blanche acts as someone she isnÕt, in order to hide her past and hope that someone will desire her. Her escape is futile for her past is uncovered, and her last chance to meet a man is destroyed.The main theme of this play is the uselessness of escape. Blanche arrives at her sistersÕ house acting like someone she isnÕt. Her dirty past, and her motives for puting on this act are quickly discovered and Blanche ends up in a nut house. When Blanche arrives at her sistersÕ home she says that she has come to stay with them temporarily because she has lost the family estate (she could no longer support it financially).
William Shakespeare 's play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, (Romeo and Juliet) includes two very rash, passionate characters who refuse to listen to the demands of their families. This ends with them paying the ultimate penalty, death. In Pamela Berkman’s story, “Duty”, there is a grieving mother who is not grieving as much as one usually would over the circumstances involving the death of their child. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and "Duty" by Pamela Berkman, there are two main female roles that are progressively changing along with the plot and as they interact with other characters and are thus labeled as "complex characters". These characters would be Juliet, from Romeo and Juliet, and Lady Capulet, from "Duty".