On the one hand, Curley’s wife behaves in a way that today would be seen as cheating. She constantly flirted with characters such as George, Lennie and Slim. When George and Lennie first meet Curley’s wife, she makes an excuse that she is searching for Curley. She is then caught out when Slim tells her that Curley had just entered the main house. She wore red, thin dresses to expose her physique which (she believed) would entice the men to come and talk to her; instead it did the complete opposite.
This is seen when Steinbeck repeats red colour ‘Her fingernails were red’ and ‘red ostrich feathers’. Red colour has the connotation of love, passion and danger. The use of red colour with curley’s wife enforce the reader to think about her life as she have no love in her life, her passion, being an actress, died and she can be dangerous for Lennie because he is only one who is attracted towards her. Moreover, Steinbeck has also used simple short sentence ‘Her figure nails were red’ to put emphasis on the colour red and to keep the readers engaged by portraying his
Miss Emily is an older woman, which is not particularly someone most people would see as violent. She meets a love interest by the name of Homer Barron. Barron and Emily go on carriage rides through the park routinely. When Emily finds out that Barron is not as serious about their union as she is, she takes it amongst herself to purchase poison that happens to be labeled “For Rats.” What we then see is an example within an example. Southern gothic characters usually posses some type of characteristic that makes them dark and sick- minded.
Curiosity Killed the Cat After reading the four short stories, the proverb “curiosity killed the cat” seemed to echo through my head. This proverb is meant to teach us that if you are too interested in things you should not be interested in, you may be causing yourself problems by trying to find out things you don't need to know. If curiosity is used foolishly it can result in a negative outcome, for example, Bluebeard’s wife wanting to find what is in the forbidden room in “Bluebeard”, the heroine entering the forbidden room in “The Bloody Chamber, and Sally who is overly curious and wants to know every detail about her husband in “Bluebeard’s Egg”. In comparison, if curiosity is used wisely it can result in a positive outcome, for example, the woman in “The Key” presents curiosity as something positive in her seminars and encourages the women not to settle for the unknown but to fight for the truth. In the short story, “Bluebeard” by Charles Perrault, curiosity gets Bluebeard’s wife in a great deal of trouble.
Was Cinderella really blessed, or really cursed by a dove that her mother left behind? In a poem called “Cinderella” written by Anne Sexton, it was told that “Cinderella planted a twig on her mother's grave and it grew to a tree where a white dove sat.” The dove is a blessing to Cinderella, but a curse to her cruel family. The dove is a true bless to Cinderella because she got a dress, shoes, and a chance to dance with the prince. She worked hard, knowing that if she picked up all the lentils, her stepmother would let her go. Her little dove friend helped her by “calling his friends and picked up the lentils in a jiffy”.
Isobel shared similar traits to Diana, her apartment was just as messy, she was always seeking the approval of others and was also psychotic which is displayed by her obscene prank phone-calls in which she would verbally abuse whoever was unfortunate enough to be on the other end of the line. Isobel’s final quest for identity and change leads her to Mrs Adams house (Isobel’s next door neighbour during her childhood), Isobel finds out that her parents lied to her in order for her to be scared of Mrs Adams after Isobel wrote a poem about her cat. Mrs Adams tells Isobel that she loved the poem and that her cat ‘Smoke’ later died and followed with ‘’well, nothing lasts for ever, as they say.’’ Isobel replies with ‘’I hope they are right’’ implying that Isobel hopes the mental pain inflicted by her mother will not bother her any longer. After a final expelling of frustration Isobel says ‘’I am a writer, I am a
Beatrice is the one that starts this one. “I wonder that you will still be talking Signior Benedick nobody marks you.” This shows us that Beatrice wants to talk to him but she does it insulting him. Benedick responds really quickly “What my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?” Here Benedick is saying that Beatrice feels that she is inferior to everyone and she can say anything because she is inferior. In Act II where there is a party in Leonatos house Beatrice talks to a masked man and tell awful things about Benedick to him.
4, after Duncan announces that Malcolm is his successor, Macbeth says, "Stars, hide your fires! / Let not light see my black and deep desires." This suggests that he has thoughts of killing Duncan, but he is pushing those thoughts to back of his mind and doesn't want them brought out into the light. In contrast to that attitude is Lady Macbeth's attitude in Act 1, sc. 5, when she gets Macbeth's letter telling her of the witches' prophecies and of his becoming the Thane of Cawdor, she immediately fills her head with dark thoughts.
After Juliet has refused to marry Paris, Lady Capulet gets very upset but even she is shocked by Lord Capulet’s reaction and shows this by saying “fie, fie, what, are you mad?” (III, iiiii, 163). This shows how Lady Capulet loves Juliet by attempting to protect her from Lord Capulet’s wrath in an admittedly feeble attempt but an attempt never the less. After Juliet’s “death” Lady Capulet seems to find new stores of maternal instincts while weeping for her. This feeling is supported by the predominant theme of Cat’s in the Cradle by Harry Chapin which is regret for years not better spent with sons or daughters. As the tragedy progressed Lady Capulet became closer to her daughter in how much she cared for
In Act 1 Scene 7 when Macbeth vows to not kill Duncan as he is loyal she uses a number of methods to change his mind. Her first line is “What beast was't then that made you break your enterprise to me?” She is pointing out that he raised the idea first. She insults Macbeth's masculinity calling him a coward. She points upon her husband’s lack of courage. She tells him he is “green” “a coward”, and that he resembles the “poor cat” who wanted the fish but would not get its paws wet.