Despite the improbability of the situation, she finds herself suspicious of the actions of those around. Esther looks at things in a way that differs from the ... ... middle of paper ... ...her readers how human emotions are all related to life experience. The reason for the exaggeration is that without readers would not be able to comprehend their own actions and thoughts as clearly. Esther Greenwood exhibits a profound paranoia about the intentions of others. This leads her to expect the worst from others, and when the worst is what she receives she feels doubly betrayed, first of all by herself for expecting it and then by the one who wreaked such havoc upon her mind.
On lines 3-4 when Dickinson mentions, “Kept treading-treading-till it seemed/ That Sense was breaking through” she displays that the character is starting to lose it. The character in the text was losing her ability to think straight and that is why the ‘sense’ was starting to break through. In the beginning stages of mental illness everyone can feel it much like other sicknesses until it completely swallows the victim. In the text this is the stage where the character is at and she can sense it in her and she says she can feel herself going insane. Emotionally readers feel for the character because it is a huge struggle for people who can are diving further into the depths but can’t do anything about it.
So she began to preoccupied herself by thinking of other ways of death. She couldn't sleep or read this bothered her because she loved to read. Finally she went to see a doctor who gave her shock treatments. This made Esther even worse an so she slipped even deeper into her depressed state. She knew the bell jar was almost completely apon her and there was nothing she could do to prevent...
She wants to be independent but is terrified of it. Through making comments like "it's getting so you can hardly be socialable anymore, and how are you supposed to meet people if you can't trust them even that basic amount?" Through this statement you can tell she desires ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd her fear and feeling of powerlessness. We are able to recount memories of times that we felt the same way, whic gives the story meaning and depth. This is also why the author has her speaking in monologue form.
Esther’s role in the book was written clearly that can be envisioned and perceived well as Plath herself. Her being in the bell jar was her way of expressing how she felt trap and a feeling of being isolated in her mental illness. Reading this book was challenge to me as it feels too depressing and difficult to relate to. Works Cited Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar.
At an unidentified time in her childhood Ca... ... middle of paper ... ... Cathy is scared. Her fear drives her to be evil, or at least do some horrible things. People may argue Cathy is a dynamic character that deserves more sympathy as the story progresses but her motivation is consistently controlling and preserving that sense of control. From her introduction to her untimely self fulfilled demise, she was trying to call the shots. Whether people decide to forgive Cathy is another decision, but understanding her motivations, or the motivations of anyone, is important before one passes judgment on them.
The woman however, does not agree with the rest cure and feels that she must write and work in order to get better. Her illness sets the stage for the multiple types of conflicts that were depicted in the story. One of the conflicts that were revealed from the beginning of the story was the conflict of one character versus another the conflict was between the woman and her husband, John. This conflict is a type of external conflict – a state... ... middle of paper ... ...ause an increased psychological discomfort for the woman and prevent her from overcoming her nervous condition. The woman is stuck between trying to overcome her illness in a way that’s healthy for her and trying to please and appreciate her husband for trying to help her overcome her illness according to his cure which is causing her a great deal of mental strain.
Speaking from personal experience in dealing with a mentally unhealthy adult that is bipolar, that is unable to think rationally and that lives in a fantasy world made up of lies and paranoia, Eleanor showed all the same traits. Certain events that may have taken place in her life might have kicked her mind into a different unhealthy state, such as isolation from the world due to taking care of her ill mother or even the death of her father when she was a small child. There could be a multitude of things that could have set her mind into the very different and unhealthy state of mind that she was in, therefore, causing her to take her own
It takes a long road to recovery from fears to get where you want to be. In the reading “ Call Me Crazy, But I have to Be Myself”.Mary Seymour shares her story of with living in fear with a mental Illness. She states that having a “normal life” is a balancing act. (130) (p131). She wants people to know who she really is but she is afraid it will scare the bejesus out
“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, tells the story of a woman struggling with her insanity. While the insanity is obvious, where it comes from is allusive to the reader. It is possible that her environment could spark the changes in her mental state, but her husband is not innocent in the matter. When environment and marital pressure are combined, Jane tries to escape from it all by trying to free herself. Jane’s new home seems to make her feel very uncomfortable from the beginning of “The Yellow Wallpaper” when she states “that there is something queer about it.” She says that John tells her the vacation home will be a good place for her, but even seems unsure of that proclamation herself (Gilman 956).