The women of Corinth try to persuade her away from this morbid choice, but their arguments are ineffective. Euripides employs stichomythia in the exchange between the women and Medea to show Medea breaking down boundaries between self and other, which prevent sympathy (811-819). Euripedes focuses on suffering, ignorance, and rhetoric to leave us torn in our sympathy for every character. Vergil elicits sympathy from readers in the beginning of The Aeneid when characters suffer physically and emotionally.
She is very detached from the world, and focuses on her grief and pain. Because she is so preoccupied with her own problems, she has neglected her duties as a mother. She, in her distress, has pushed her son away from her. This disagreement over Phemius only shows the deep chasm that has come between them. As for Telemachus, he makes the same mistakes as his mother in that he refuses to see her side of the issue.
Because her husband, John, does not take her illness seriously and neglects to get her out of the house, her mind cannot take it and she loses her sanity. It should be clear to the reader, since she thinks she and the imaginary woman has worked together to pull the wallpaper down that she believes the women in the yellow wallpaper and she are both trapped and are both working together to escape. (200) Likewise, when she tells John, “I got out at last”, and, “in spite of you and jane! And I pulled off most of the paper, so you can’t put me back”, By her saying this to John tells you she thinks she is free, because she has torn down the yellow wallpaper. She is no longer saying anything about a woman being in the wallpaper, because in her mind, she is now the
At this point all the pity is directed towards Medea, shunned by her husband and unable to control what is happening around her, instead crying uncontrollably ("shouting shrill, pitiful accusations"). Behind this weak figure however, we have the warnings of the Nurse, shadowing this pity. She describes Medea's fury brewing from the grief and how powerful it is ("not relax her rage" "like a mad bull or a lioness"). Her appearance as a woman in grief is well depicted but very soon Medea emerges from the house, shaking off this grief and instead focusing on revenge. Her speech when she leaves the house gives us some evidence of her sour temper.
The devastation of this failed engagement forever changes Miss Havisham's character: she becomes a suspicious and vengeful individual. She trusted once, and was burned; she will probably never trust again. Although Miss Havisham was used, the failed engagement is also a result of her spoiled character and ways. While courting Compeyson, Miss Havisham refuses to listen to her cousin, Mr. Pocket. He warns her about Compeyson and his ways, but the spoiled Miss Havisham, who is never forced to do anything, is not ... ... middle of paper ... ...ing day and year, he feels increasingly dejected because Estella does not love him.
This chanting started by Tituba being so frightened of being hung, she had to do something. It is shown that she is very scared by the stage direction “rocking and weeping”. At the end of act 2, Elizabeth Proctor is being arrested, and with rage, John Proctor tells Mary Warren that she will go to court with him to tell the truth that she never saw the devil to make sure that Elizabeth is named innocent. This scene reveals a little about John’s character. I... ... middle of paper ... ... the audience do not know what John is thinking, he may still love Abigail but knows it is wrong to do; therefore he hides his love for her.
One example of how Edna¡¦s immaturity allows her to mature is when she starts to cry when LeƒVonce, her husband, says she is not a good mother. ¡§He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother¡¦s place to look after children, whose on earth was it?¡¨(13). Edna, instead of telling her husband that she had taken care of her children, began to cry like a baby after her husband reprimanded her. ¡§Mrs.
This implies that Antigone's life is full of misery and provokes in the reader a sentiment of pity for her. This is emphasised by the fact that one of Antigone's brother cannot be buried and she will try to break the laws to do it. She wants to honour her family, is stubborn and refuses to give in to adversity under any circumstances, which is ... ... middle of paper ... ...oses to die instead of obeying state laws. It highlights her unique personality and the fact that she is individualist. Creon has indeed been punished for not understanding the fine line between these two.
Emily felt like every time her mother looked at her, all she could see was the man that deserted her. The resentment that Emily could see in her mothers’ eyes towards her father, contributed to the cold hateful heart that she now has. The reader can only assume how hard it must have been for Emily and her mother knowing that every time her mother looked at her, this child that she was supposed to love unconditionally she only saw her father, the man who left both of them whenever things got
Ellen Foster lived through a disturbed childhood. Within that unique childhood, there is a few things I can relate to like the resembles of Ellen to her parents, the lack of love and affection from her parents, and a fragile and feeble mother. Ellen Foster’s grandmother despises her because she sees Ellen’s father in Ellen. Ellen’s grandmother tells her, “All I know is when I look in your face I see that bastard and everything he did to my girl” (Gibbons 78). Ellen also fears that she is turning into her dad.