Louise Gluck’s, “Gretel in darkness” is a haunting poem about the horrors the speaker, Gretel, faces and tries so hard to forget. The poem takes place after the witch’s death and Gretel has saved her brother and herself from her torment. Everything should be fine, Gretel says, “This is the world we wanted. All who would have seen us dead are dead.” This is suggestive of a dream that is achieved and portraying a character that is full of urgency, bitterness and violence. This contradicts with the title, “in darkness”, giving it an ironic tone.
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.
And in 1861, Southern States started to withdraw from the Union, and therefore forming the Confederacy. The federal government tried to stop the rebels by force, but the Southerners fought back. Thus the bloody Civil War that didn’t end until 1865 ignited. In the Civil War, the Union endeavored to gain back its jurisdiction, and it fought multitudinous blood-soaking battles against the Confederate States of America (Faust). Not only did the Civil War cause many losses and casualties, but it also provoked the notion of free labor, the root of the American capitalism.
The election of Lincoln, secession of the southern states and the Confederate States of America Constitution set the stage for the bloodiest and saddest war in American history. Before the Civil War even began the nation was divided into four very distinct regions; Northeast, Northwest, Upper south and the Southwest. With two fundamentally different labor systems, slavery in the south and wage labor in the North, the political, economic and social changes across the nation would show the views of the North and the South. The civil war was based on the abolitionists' ideas of emancipation and liberation of slavery the North wanted the war in order to create a society without slavery. The North's aggression to control the south lead to the where were it was no longer tolerable for the South.
Blanch Dubois is presented as the sympathetic character in Tennessee William's A Streetcar Named Desire as she battles mental anguish, depression, failure and disaster. During scene one, the audience is introduced to Blanche as Stella's sister, who is going to stay with her for a while. Blanch tries her best to act normal and hide her emotion from her sister, but breaks down at the end of scene one explaining to Stella how their old home, the Belle Reve, was "lost." It is inferred that the home had to be sold to cover the massive funeral expenses due to the many deaths of members of the Dubois family. As Blanche whines to her sister, "All of those deaths!
In Blanche, the audience is shown the tragedy of an individual, caught between two worlds ? the world of her past and the world of her present, unwilling to let go of the past and unable, because of her character, to come to any sort of terms with her present. The final result at the end of the play is the deterioration of her mind and character and her self-destruction. Blanche dwells in illusion; fantasy is her primary means of self-defence against her weaknesses and shortcomings. The story begins with Blanche going to New Orleans to stay with her sister Stella and her husband Stanley.
The Civil War did many things to the United States, good and poor. President Abraham Lincoln says that, the Civil War was "a new birth of freedom." The Civil War was a fight that the South started, by wanting to succeed from the United States. The South wanted to succeed because they thought that they needed slavery, and the United States was close to banning slavery. The North wanted slaves to be free, the South on the other hand wanted slaves.
If you take Blanche’s past in account, you can conclude that Blanche is a victim o... ... middle of paper ... ...tands that Blanche needs a shoulder to cry on. With other words the audience thinks that Blanche deserves someone and that makes Blanche's unrequited love for both her sister and Mitch abysmally dramatic. Through their roles in Twelfth Night and A Streetcar named Desire, Malvolio and Blanche both undergo unrequited love and downfall but because in A Streetcar named Desire sympathy is created for Blanche both characters have an opposite effect on the audience. In conclusion Malvolio's role is Twelfth Night is set-up to show the audience how your behaviour influences the way people might think about you as a person. For Blanche's role in Streetcar named Desire, the audience knows more context so we feel sympathy for her and it justifies her behaviour.
Tubman was an escaped slave freeing slaves-an omen foreshadowing events to come for the South. Tubman couldn’t be caught or stopped. The Moses of her people drove the South on the edge of seceding from the union as the Southerners became closer to realizing that they were an entirely different entity from the North. The Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman made the opposing North and South fight and distrust one another over slavery which made them the greatest causes of the Civil War. Due their actions, the nation was cut in half over the fighting over slavery by the South seceding from the Union; thus, beginning the Civil War.
Slavery Caused The Civil War ‘’I desire no concealment of my opinions in regard to the institution of slavery. I look upon it as a great evil ... A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln said this while running for U.S senator, which included his opinion on the slavery conflict between north and south. The Unites States had a big conflict between the north and south on the country on the belief of the slavery and if it slaves should be free or not. This conflict was from 1861 to 1865. Two supporting events that slavery caused the civil war was the Missouri Conflict and the election of president Lincoln.