It is not until the end that we realize that not only is she through with the memories of her dead father and the adulterous behavior of her husband, but she is through with herself. This last line is clear – Plath has just announced to her readers that she will be committing suicide again, and plans on being successful at it. So, instead of this poem being Plath’s victorious confession to the horrible men in her life, and finally allowing closure, the poem is an outline of her promising death. Plath is still pained by these men, and cannot completely go on being alive. She believes that death is her only solution, and maybe in a way it was.
There are no strong female characters in either A Streetcar Named Desire of Death of a Salesman. Stella and Linda are dutiful wives, inferior to their husbands, who forgive and support them in spite of abuse. This is shown by their change in sentence structure and diction. Perhaps some males desire unconditional support and surrender from their wives, but to portray all females as weak women at the every beck and call of their husbands is unrealistic and inaccurate.
Although her stories seem to contain women that do not respect marriage, the women actually have total love and respect for their husbands The misinterpretation of stories leads to the unjust classification of literature as immoral. “The story of an Hour” and “The Storm” have different plots, but both convey a similar message from Chopin. “The Story of an Hour” was written about a wife ,Mrs. Mallard, who receives the sad news of her husbands death. She is flushed with conflicting emotions of sadness from the death, but also joy for the freedom from marriage that his death brings. A twist in the story takes place when she is confronted with her still living husband and she dies from the shock.
Sylvia Plath’s poem “Daddy” emphasizes the ill-fated relationship between a woman and her deceased father. The speaker conveys her paradoxical feelings for the one man who she worshipped during her young years, but feared his malicious influence and domination after his death. “I used to pray to recover you” and “at twenty I tried to die… and get back… to you” ( line 14, 63-64). Throughout the poem, Plath uses simplistic language, rhyme, and rhythm in order to charm and delay the malevolent spirits from her father. The poem begins with a childlike tone, misleading the reader on the upcoming subject matter.
‘Day by day the old woman plotted revenge against her son’s killer’. The revenge scene is very odd, I say this because it is the only scene in which she shows emotion. The emotion she shows is hard to describe, sickening is the word that first came to mind. She is excited by this horrible killing. ‘That night she slept well’ is the closing sentence, This suggests that her task has been fulfilled and she can die peacefully.
Throughout the poem, we discover that the first time she tried to commit suicide was an accident while her second and third time were intentional. While Daddy reveals the process of how a girl came to terms with her father’s death. Although some may assert that the poems show rebirth, both poems reveal death as a way to escape from reality.
Ironically, in real life Chopin’s father is also killed in a train accident leaving her mother to be a widow. At the age of thirty, Chopin becomes a widow as well when her husband unexpectedly dies. Chopin uses irony to build up the emotions in the reader. Mrs. Mallard moves from the mourning of her husband to the celebrating of her liberation, her secretly desired freedom, from him. The drama of the event is increasingly embellished by the author’s choice of certain structure and style.
Rossetti shows the cruel hand of fate can interweave in love.’ Remember’, the title doesn’t reveal much about the poem but as we read the first line ‘Remember me’, we know that the poem is written in first person and when she says ‘I am gone away’ ‘into the silent land’, we come to know that she is going to die. This arouses our sympathy for her. Love has been disrupted by death. ‘of our future that you planned:’ this relation is strong and is experienced. She wants her husband to remember her even when she is not ar... ... middle of paper ... ...s and what they want from women and with this we get a pretty clear idea of the Duke.
In Daddy, Plath agrees that “every woman adores a Facist” (48) justifying her love for this man and the love that her father gave her. By using the word “Facist” we see the extent of her fathers wickedness, as he is compared to something so horrible, yet she admits that she adores that quality. In The Yellow Wallpaper, she regains some power by writing, but we see her weakness in every word. She actually believes the things John says, and he makes her feel powerless and stupid. The Yellow Wallpaper was written in 1892, where women were expected to be obedient to their husbands.
2-Application: 2.1-Novels Synopsis: Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963) was born in the US and died in the UK. "She was an American poet best known for her novel The Bell Jar and for her poetry collection The Colossus and Ariel" (Sylvia Plath Biography,2014). When she and her husband are split, she feels with a great depression leads her to commit suicide, but the people around her help her to change her mind and to continue her life as she wants with her children. Her novel The Bell Jar has been gained the accolades after her death (Sylvia Plath Biography, 2014). In The Bell Jar Esther Greenwood is a student went to New York as a reward, with all of her expenses paid.