The clouded mystery behind a novel’s meaning often makes the work more enjoyable to read. In Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights, there is a mysterious aura which defines every aspect of the story. When understanding the story, the reader cannot look at Weathering Heights simply as a home, but as a necessary and unshakable part of life for the main characters. Critics argue many different theories regarding Weathering Heights and what its central theme is supposed to be interpreted as. Although the critics hold different interpretations of the novel, they all agree on the simple fact that deceit and deception both hold key roles within the story.
Euripides showed his interest in psychology in his many understanding portraits of women ('World Book';). Euripides choice of women support characters such as the nurse and the chorus is imperative to the magnification of Medea's emotions. The very fact that the nurse and chorus are female deepens Medea's sadness, impassions her anger, and makes the crime of killing her own children all the more heinous. Medea's state of mind in the beginning of the play is that of hopelessness and self pity. Medea is both woman and foreigner; that is to say, in terms of the audience's prejudice and practice she is a representative of the two free born groups in Athenian society that had almost no rights at all ('Norton Anthology'; 739).
A Society's Self Destruction in The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale Many fictitious novels written today mirror real life; this tactic can provide readers with a sense of formality. Yet in some cases, fictitious novels provide readers with the shocking realization of a society's self destruction. I believe The Handmaid's Tale, written by Margaret Atwood, falls in the second category. Issues raised in this novel such as manipulation, public punishment, ignorance, and pollution are problems we face in the world today. Atwood's conception of the future encompasses many of these problems, and her use of these extreme conditions force readers to recognize her book as a warning; against creating the realities of Gilead in our world today.
Her innocence, body parts and especially her life.You feel so angry about that. I wonder if Sebold felt bad for Susie and wanted her to have that one moment for herself when she she writes about how ray and Susie sleep together. As much as you want to give Susie her moment with one of the characters I think it would have made the novel so much deeper and touching if she never got it because in my opinion it would of made the book more touching and powerful. Anyone who reads the novel will see the powerful messages in it and will relive the torturous moments in Susie life. The connections that form between the characters through the death of the narrator throughout the novel make the book out of this world and mind boggling.
Not only does this novel bring us into the souls of its characters in order to better understand them, but it also shows us just how easily friends can turn their backs on you. These villagers that were tormenting Hester had, at one point, been her friends. As soon as these “friends” found out about what Hester had done they became her enemies. All of the virtues about Hester that they had known were forgotten and in its place was put the knowledge of her sin.
Atonement shows the dangers of failing to place oneself in another’s shoes. For it is seemingly better to have a tidy fiction than an unorganized reality. McEwan’s separation of characters shows the reader how to inhabit the minds of other characters. At all points in the novel a reader sympathetically identifies with the characters. As readers we feel and learn about Briony’s development into a woman that can have that multiple perceptions.
Understanding the purpose of such a large part of short narratives like tragedy helps understand how these stories work, how the authors construct them and what is the author’s intent. This helps make a step towards understanding literature in general. It may help explain why tragedy, something avoided in life, is often sought after in literature. Tragedy plays a role in all these categories since it takes such an important role in short fiction. This understanding starts with the idea of how tragedy provides an interesting means of displaying the argument and simultaneously drawing the reader into the narrative.
She tells him, “Mr. Heathcliff, you’re a cruel man but you’re not a fiend. ... ... middle of paper ... ...ifetime of bliss. By tracing this development, perhaps modern day heroines can learn to utilize their own inner strengths, overcome great hardships, and gain a new perspective. Through the study of gothic fiction, aspiring novelists can learn how to create a character arc for their female characters which revolves around her own agency as opposed to the acquirement of a significant other.
“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, and “Roman Fever” by Edith Wharton are core examples of this attempt, and assisted the audience to interpret the voice and position of women by exhibiting their perspective of women by pointing out the prolonging cruel and unjust treatment men applied over them and the social complexity that pressure women to make misleading choices. “Story of an Hour”, Kate Chopin unveils a widow named Mrs. Louise Mallard in which gets the news of her husband’s death yet, the audience would think she would feel sorrowful, depressed, and dispirited in the outcome her reaction is totally unusual. Meanwhile, day after day as time has gone by Mrs. Mallard slowly comes to a strange realization which alters a new outlook over her husband's death. "And yet she had loved him- sometimes. Often she had not.
The Importance of the Narrator of The Handmaid's Tale The creation of Offred, the passive narrator of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, was intentional. The personality of the narrator in this novel is almost as important as the task bestowed upon her. Atwood chooses an average women, appreciative of past times, who lacks imagination and fervor, to contrast the typical feminist, represented in this novel by her mother and her best friend, Moira. Atwood is writing for a specific audience, though through careful examination, it can be determined that the intended audience is actually the mass population. Although particular groups may find The Handmaid's Tale more enjoyable than others, the purpose of the novel is to enlighten the general population, as opposed to being a source of entertainment.