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. In the poem, symbolism is used as a powerful technique to reinforce the darkness Gretel feels but also relates this common human experience, fear, to our own life.
It becomes his sole purpose to make the father of Hester’s illegitimate daughter suffer. Consequently, after Dimmesdale exposes himself and passes away, Chillingworth’s motivation for living disappears. He dies soon after. Additionally, in the prison, Hester is forced to keep Chillingworth’s identity a secret. Hester pledged, “I will keep thy secret as I have his,” (Hawthorne, 74).
Usher who seems to not be able to coop with the sickness and death of his twin sister. The house in what they lived was tearing down having such a big crack symbolizing them falling apart the atmosphere of the house filled with darkness and sadness. The moment Mr. Usher broke of insanity knowing that his sister Madeline was not died in her tomb has such a powerful tone to the reader. According to Poe stated, “Oh, pity me, miserable wretch that I am!
Madeline is described as having “transient affections of a partially cataleptical character” (Poe 236). This means while suffering from catatonic fits she was physically unable to move, similar in nature to Roderick’s inability to mov... ... middle of paper ... ...the narrator. The use of parallels within literature has long provided readers with a way to delve deeper into the author’s view of a character. Roderick and Madeline Usher were so similar they in fact died at the same time from comparable health problems. The physical house Roderick lived in seemed to take on so many of the exact depressing attributes of its owner that it, too, perished upon his death.
Their lack of communication is continually making the marriage more misera... ... middle of paper ... ...and an escape to his fears and reality, through his fantasies, now brought him more suffering. The former invalid, Zeena, was now forced to care for them both. Perhaps Edith Wharton's reason for writing Ethan Frome, was that it so vividly reflected her own dreary life. Abandoned of any love as a child from her mother and trapped in a marriage similar to that of Zeena and Ethan, Wharton found herself relying on illicit love. This illicit love was also her favorite topic of writing, which helped her to escape her own tragedies.
The narrator is a prisoner in her place of rest, and her husband is but the jailer, watching over ... ... middle of paper ... ...per as I did?” (180) She believes that by locking herself in her symbolic physical prison and tearing off the wall-paper that is symbolic of her mental state, she is releasing herself from all of the expectations of her husband and all the depression she felt throughout the story. The narrator’s physical environment and the symbolism it contained allowed her to materialize her depression and descend into insanity. It is clear that it is possible to view the wallpaper as a reflection of the narrators state of mind and the fact that she took on the character of the woman in the wallpaper to allow herself to break free of the ties that bound her. The confinement of the barred room and the disturbingly vivid wallpaper proved not only to be complimentary to the story, but also to foreshadow the narrator’s escape from depression into a new sphere of insanity.
This absurdity contradicts the traditional norm that one should pray that the dead rest in peace. Near the end of the novel, we learn that Catherine has haunted Heathcliff, allowing him only fleeting glances of her. This shows that despite their physical separation, nothing can part them spiritually. When Heathcliff dies and unites with Catherine once again, the neighbors see them haunt the moors. We finally see the power of their love; Not only does this love transcend physical barriers, it transcends time as well... ... middle of paper ... ... and, that appearance causes me pain, amounting to agony."
Louise seems to be a paradox of sorts; she is passionate, but repressed. This leads the reader to wonder if maybe Louise has been controlled or repressed by her husband. A little further in the story, this is confirmed even further by the Louise's later response to her husbands death. Louise begins to become joyful at the thought of being alone. When she begins to feel this joyful free feeling, the word "abandonment" is used suggesting that Louise has felt trapped in some way.
Stanley is sweaty, dirty, and rude; whereas Blanche is well dressed and soft spoken. In A Streetcar named Desire, Tennessee Williams presented to us the character of Blanche Dubois. She was the haggard and fragile southern beauty whose happiness was cruelly destroyed. She always avoided reality, and lived in her own imagination. As the play goes on, Blanches “instability grows along with her misfortune.” Her life ended in tragedy when she was put into a mental institution.
Crying is assumingly a part of her life with Brently, but it can be assumed that crying will be absent from her life as an independent woman. At the beginning of the story, Louise sobs dramatically when she learns that Brently is dead, enduring “ the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone...”(1). She continues weeping when she is alone in her room, although the crying now is unconscious, more a physical