These abrupt, declarative statements demonstrate her utter contempt for Stanley. While this syntax reveals Blanche’s distaste for Stanley, it also brings out a conflict in the old society versus the new society. One of the main reasons for Blanche’s anger is the fact that Stanley does not fit into her old societal standards, he is not a gentleman, he is neither good nor wholesome, and yet he seems to be ruling over Stella and the new society. It is Stanley’s demeanor in a new society that has Blanche speaking in an
She later backs this portrayal up by hysterically saying, “And turn that over-light off! Turn that off! I won’t be looked at in that merciless glare!” The character of Blanche is being represented as something so delicate she cannot be seen in a bright light, lest she fall apart. In this way Williams is very cleverly and very effectively outlining Blanche’s fragile character and insecurities, she is being shown as unstable and very prone to falling apart completely, and indeed potentially being easily damaged, just as a moth can be injured beyond recovery if their frail wings are touched. On top of this, the fact the character is named Blanche has relevance too.
Oedipus acts as the catalyst for the mental, emotional, and physical suffering within Oedipus the King, causing the misery and anguish of other major and minor characters, through past and present actions. Oedipus is directly responsible for the vast torment that many of his subjects endure, along with Jocasta, Creon, and Oedipus himself, due to the antecedent blunders that he made in unknowingly murdering his father, marrying his mother, and producing monstrous offspring. He perpetuates his errors by seeking Laius’s murderer in response to the Delphi priestess’ prophecy which identifies Laius’s murderer as the reason for the city’s suffering. Sophocles represents this calamitous cycle through tragic and volatile scenes between Oedipus and other characters, such as Tiresius, Jocasta, and Creon. The heinous acts Oedipus committed are a consequence of a punishment by the Greek gods that brings devastating injury to those close to him and to the entire city of Thebes, along with the suffering he inflicts as a result of his futile quest for the murderer of Laius.
We see this throughout the play. When we are first introduced with Blanche she is described as ‘there is something about her uncertain manner, as well as her white clothes that’s suggests a moth’. This already highlights to the reader that she is different, and stands out. Also ‘moth’ could represent that’s Blanche doesn’t like the light so by describing her this way could be hinting to the audience what she is like, and that she doesn’t like being in the light or being seen in the light. Also Stanley and Blanches conflict is very noticeable to the readers, the conflict between them is a big part of the play.
In their day and age these characters would be judged by many factors including social and cultural backgrounds, crimes committed and personal traits. Both of these writers seem to conjure their audience into a state where it compels them to relate to certain characters. Lady Macbeth certainly loses or suppresses her feelings of cowardice. Throughout her appalling invocation to the spirits of evil to “unsex her”, proving her ambition to attain her goal. In Jacobean times women were seen as inferior and even in the Victoria era, thus she required external forces to crush her conscience to allow her to fulfil her ambition.
This passage shows Blanche’s opinion of Stanley’s barbarism through use of diction and allusion of God and Bible. Also, Mr. Williams focuses on the uses of repetition and simile in order to emphasize the theme extensively. Use of punctuation emphasizes an underlying theme of Blanche’s fear towards Stanley. The tone of Blanche sounds disgusted and scared of Stanley, with exclamation marks to highlight her intentions to degrade Stanley for all of her sentences. There are also dashes to emphasize her unstable status after the horrifying experience from the day before showing that she is scared.
Mary Shelley uses many language devices to portray conflict in the novel Frankenstein. In chapter 5, Mary Shelley uses alliteration to convey to the reader the emotional conflict the monster is forced to face. Victor finally finishes his creation and observes its appearance: “I beheld the wretch -- the miserable monster who I created”. This suggests to the reader that Victor is not pleased with his creation as he calls him a “monster”; the word “monster” makes the reader visualize a horrendous, spine-chilling, eerie creation creating a dark ambience. Furthermore, the author uses feelings to describe the monster.
I can leave here and not be anyone's problem…” Shows that she wants change from her usual routine. Appearance Stage directions: “There is something about her uncertain manner, as well as her white clothes, that suggest a moth.” Her light clothes symbolizes that she is fading (her age) and that she is not strong. Stage directions: “Her delicate beauty must avoid a strong light.” Shows that she is not strong enough to with stand the light
The parade of horrors has been virtually endless: the killing of female infants, enforced prostitution, the burning of women accused of witchcraft, widow burning, the reduction of women to sex objects through genital mutilation, the sale of enslaved females, wife-battering, the exploitation of young women as pornographic models, rape, father-daughter incest, and other types of sexual abuse. The scope, ferocity, and persistence of oppression against women is a grim testimony of man's relentless inhumanity toward the female members of the human race. Few groups of victims have been exposed to such a broad spectrum of brutalities over such a prolonged duration. The victimization has not ended; women continue to be abused, exploited, and assaulted on a massive scale in today's society. Widow Burning Webster defines suttee (widow burning) as "the act or custom of a Hindu woman willingly cremating herself or being cremated on the funeral
So Williams has ironically given her this dressing. " There is something about her uncertain manner, as well as her white clothes, that suggests a moth." She is compared to a moth. Moths are drawn from light and Blanche even doesn’t like staying in light. Elysian Field is a street in New Orleans where Stanley and Stella live.