Having to undergo the seven-year-itch, Ann is incapable of fighting against her disloyal thoughts, and her discontentment against John. Further in the short- story, Ross continues to portray Ann’s inner conflict indirectly by describing the tension in the atmosphere of the house. Ross writes: “The flames cracked, the clocked ticked. The storm wrenched the walls as if to make them buckle in. So rigid and desperate were all her muscles set, withstanding, that the room around her seemed to swim and reel.
That’s when I walked in and I saw Miss Hilly run to her room. Miss Hilly sat there crying and saying she didn’t know what to do. Miss Hilly has always cared about Mister Jeffrey. She was scared she was going to lose him. She was upset because this fight shouldn’t have happened like this.
It represents imprisonment and this is made clear when the she says, “The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out”. (245) The imprisonment is created from the yellow wallpaper because the Jane repeatedly asks to remove it but isn’t allowed and she is confined to the room she despises due to the stubbornness seen from her husband. You can see Jane slowly descend into her madness with her hallucinations- “The only thing I can think of that it is like is the color of the paper! A yellow smell." (248) “At night in any kind of light, in twilight, candlelight, lamplight, and worst of all by moonlight, it becomes bars!
The Yellow Wallpaper In the “The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the reader is thrown into the narrator’s journal. The narrator writes almost remedially to release the stresses in her life. For most people stresses are from having too much to do. In the narrator’s case, she is stressing from constant boredom and she is stuck in a routine set up by her husband. Her husband is also her physician and she is prescribed rest.
All she has to talk to is ‘nobody but Curley’. Her dreadful frustration at being like this is made obvious when she is speaking to Lennie in the barn. Steinbeck writes; ‘And then her words tumbled out in a passion of communication as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away.’ The word ‘tumbled’ is used to suggest how desperately she needs to talk to someone. The word ‘passion’ is used to suggest the strong powerful need that she has to communicate how she feels to Lennie and it also stresses her impulsive nature. So far in ‘Of Mice and Men’ Curley’s wife has been presented in a negative way, in section 5 Steinbeck shows another side of her which has compassion and caring
The bark thy body is, /Sailing in this salt flood. The winds thy sighs, /Who, raging with thy tears, and they with them, /Without a sudden calm will overset/Thy tempest-tossed body." (Shakespeare, 3, v, 131) 6. a) Juliet is speaking to the Nurse. b) Her tone is more calm and kind but is fake because at this time she is angry with the Nurse and disappointed in her for not siding with her and comforting her
Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote a piece named “The Yellow Wallpaper”, where the narrator of the story is vividly entangled in her imagination causing her artistic impulses to consume her emotions. She is a “closet psychotic” as she does not disclose this infatuation of the yellow wallpaper to anyone around her. Charlotte Perkins Gilman writes a complex story where the narrator is trapped in her secret obsession of unraveling what’s inside this “yellow wallpaper”, which then drives her imaginative creativity, into insanity. The narrator begins by informing the reader how she and her family have recently started to stay in a new house for a little while so she may receive complete rest. This respite was prescribed to her by her husband, a physician.
The trapped woman hints to a resemblance of the woman’s mind as she is not allowed to use it and therefore becomes trapped herself in an unimaginable world, seeking refuge in her diary entries. The uncanny can also be represented through the wallpaper as the terror she lives with every day of her life being stuck in a room surrounded by the grotesque pattern with nothing to do but stare at it all day and all night, conjuring stories in her
Lennie Snopes - Sartoris’s mother. Sad, emotional, and caring, Lennie futilely attempts to stem her husband’s destructive impulses. She is beaten down by the family’s endless cycle of flight and resettlement and the pall of criminality that has stained her clan. Nervous in the presence of her irascible, unpredictable husband, she is a slim source of comfort for Sartoris in the violence-tinged world of the Snopes family. Lennie Snopes Opposite Abner Snopes, with his penchant for revenge and destruction, is Lennie Snopes, a voice of reason and morality in the family.