O’Neill portrays the complex relationships that evolve form a family that suffers from addiction problems. Eugene O’Neill portrays the impacts that addiction has on familial life throughout the play. The thematic claims about these impacts are prominent in Jamie’s monologue. As the family members become intoxicated it creates great tension between them. The inability to move on from past events makes the characters abuse chemical substances to escape their past events.
In most dramatic plays, tragedy usually strikes the protagonist of the play and leads him, or her, to experience devastating losses. While tragic instances can be avoided, there are other instances where one’s fate and future is out of the protagonist’s control. In Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles and first performed around 249 BC, Oedipus cannot escape his destiny and even though he tries to overcome and circumvent prophecy, he finds out that supernatural forces will get what they want in the end. Oedipus meets the criteria of a tragic hero set forth by Aristotle and his fate within the play demonstrates that one does not always have free will in their lives. Traditionally, in Greek drama, tragedy is meant to reaffirm the concept that life is worth living and that people are in constant opposition with the universe.
Quote 3: “But to learn in a single moment that both my mother and my father had died and left me, and that my sister too was lost to me forever… at once my mind felt like a broken vase that would not stand I was lost even within the room around me” (Golden 103) 1. S/W: After Chiyo’s parents died, she realized everything that reminded her of her childhood and life back in Yoroido was gone for good. She had nothing to do but move on and accept her life in Gion. b. Subcomponent 2: Initially, Chiyo wasn’t accepting of the fact she would become a geisha and the high expectations that came with it. i. Quote 1: “Beforehand I’d known nothing about mizuage; I was still a naïve girl with l... ... middle of paper ... ...ike a party at the end of the evening.
Last is Buddy Willard, now Esther’s ex, sends Esther to a conflict between Buddy and herself, and another one between herself and her search for someone considered pure. Everything becomes piled together and it all becomes too much for Esther. All of the external factors lead to Esther’s downfall into a period of deep depression. Esther’s failure in her writing career is the first of many factors that send her into her depression. After Esther’s scholarship was over, she was sent back home to live with her mother.
Edmund is basically the victim of this play but is the one who gets hurt the most due his parent’s addictions especially his dads. James Jr. and Edmund blame their father for their mother’s drug
When Chopin was writing this short story back then marriage was not done for the mutual love for each other and that what it this seemed to be the situation she had in the story. Marriage back t... ... middle of paper ... ...e you would go into shock and that would stress out the heart. Unfortunately, mrs.mallards heart could not handle the shock. So she had died and also that is another point of view that could be taken from that story about her death. Alnemri 4 In conclusion, I believe that she had died of joy and that is what the narrator tried to portray to the reader.
A Rose for Emily, though written almost thirty years before the development of the concept, tells the story of one woman’s struggle with codependent relationsh... ... middle of paper ... ...nging, forcing them to create their own cure for what ails society. In theory, this exposure to our many imperfections should create a society of self-improvement oriented individuals. Fortunately, for the modern-day realists, that is not the case, and there are still many more defects to expose to a growing readership. Works Cited Faulkner, William. "A Rose for Emily."
Everyone experiences hard times in their lifetime. The outcome will depend on how you face these obstacles. Blanche became shattered when her husband died, but she chose not to accept it, which why it resulted in her only hurting herself. She tried to find another love to cover up her empty heart, but in the end, she deluded him, and hurt herself even more. She tried to act like she was living the perfect life, and that she was better than everyone else, but that cause her a major downfall.
The play Othello is Shakespeare's own version of a classic Greek tragedy. A classical dramatic tragedy derives its essence from the ancient Greek plays that were often popular in Athens. These plays would typically consist of the downfall of a famous Greek character in history/legend, or the breakdown of a hero. Typically the hero is forced to struggle against overwhelming odds, and fate only that this characters downfall would be so imposing that regardless of these forces of nature and fate that destroy him, that he would rise and regain glory due to his moral victory. These tragedies would invoke terror and pity on the audience, in a sense a tragedy could be considered a form of a catharsis, literally cleansing the soul as it is performed, even though the horror typically disturbed audiences, at the same time it cleansed their soul and purified the spirit.
The society Huck lives in labels him "uncivilized" because he has an abusive, drunk father. "By and by pap got too handy with his hick'ry and I couldn't stand it. I was all over with welts" (Twain page #). Here the reader can observe the ultimate failure of an uncivilized person. Pap is an alcoholic, a dead beat and a racist.