He begins to ask her questions, her name, where she is from, and about her family. Liza does answer the questions, but no real detail is offered; she just gives unfriendly, unwillingly, one-word answers. She hopes that he will get her cold-hearted message, but the Underground man continues to speak. He tells her about seeing a coffin being brought up from a basement, how bad it smelled, and how they dropped it while carrying it. This does not bother one bit.
Hale points out that the messy sewing is a sign of nervousness. Mrs. Peters disagrees and tries to defend Mrs. Wright by saying that when she gets tired her sewing becomes a messy. The quilt showed a disturbance in Mrs. Wright's life. The knotting of the quilt seemed to be the same type of knot used to strangle Mr. Wright. The women noticed that trifle, but the men were too busy looking at the dead body and making inferences about how Mr. Wright was killed that they overlooked the similar knotting of the quilt and of the rope around Mr. Wright's neck.
There are many ‘fake ads’ that are spoken only between the workers (pg. 79). Sometimes people that work in a funeral home use symbols and fake ads, ‘The Buck Really Does Die Here’, to take the tension off and add humor. Phenomenology is found in the article when Thompson goes into detail about the public’s assumptions of funeral directors. Thompson states that the public finds funeral directors to be ‘cold’, ‘unusual, if not downright weird’, ‘detached’, and ‘death-tainted’ (pg.
Compare the ways the poet presents ideas about relationships in Sister Maude and Farmers Bride. In Sister Maude Rossetti presents a quarrel between the two sisters. This is shown when she says ‘but sister Maude shall get no sleep’; this suggests that she thinks her sister will go to hell because of what she has done. The fact that she doesn’t use a personal pronoun for her sister suggests that she has disowned her and believes that she is no longer part of the family. The phrase ‘no sleep’ is a euphemism for death and suggests that she will pay for what she has done.
Eurydice, Kreon’s wife, overheard the messenger talking to Kreon about something evil that had happened in the house, but she did not know that the evil was her son’s death (81). After hearing the news of her son she left and went into the palace with her maids. She said nothing when she left and this left Kreon and the messenger suspicious. The messenger left to check things out and came back saying, “Your wife is dead—in truth the mother of this corpse—unhappy woman, killed just now by fresh-struck blows (86).” Kreon was deeply hurt by this and realized the terrible things his actions have brought upon
I believe the most significant part of the Tess of the D’Urbevilles is located within the last few pages of the novel. The murdering of Alec promotes a feminist approach to writing which Hardy attempts to undertake in places throughout the book, empowering Tess. This contrasts with the in depth detail he usually acquires, which is not apparent in the description of the murder. The reader neither reads how Tess murders Alec or what the murder scene looks like, in order for Hardy to maintain Tess’s ‘purity’. Additionally, it is likely that the fact Tess murders was enough of a controversial subject, without Hardy having to describe it, to shock the readers.
“The Appointment in Samarra” shows how fate, despite the efforts of the servant to flee, overcomes freewill. The merchant unexpectedly runs into Death in the market and, in total fear of her, asks his master for a horse: “He will ride away from the city and avoid his fate” (Maugham 279). Again, the servant “I will go to Samarra and there Death will not find me” (Maugham 279). The servant makes a great effort to flee and avoid what he believes is his fate. Towards the end of the story, the master confronts Death for an explanation on why she scared his servant away.
Witchcraft clearly is a term used to describe the evil (such as persistent illness or bad luck) that some people inflict upon others. One definition by Pritchard, (1937), a "witch" differs from a sorcerer in that they (witches) do not use physical tools or actions to curse. According to Cohn, (1975), their maleficium is perceived as extending from some intangible inner quality, and the person may be unaware that they are a "witch". In the study of Stadler, (1996:88), witches are mainly older women. They have the power to free their spirits from their bodies at night, and then go out as spirits to harm people in different ways –without knowing what they are doing.
Women, in Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein, are viewed as surprisingly innocent, passive, and pure. The three women characters experience horrific deaths including brutal murder and degradation of their female roles. The women in Frankenstein represent the treatment of women in the early 1800’s, which at that time was a time when women had limited rights. Shelley’s incorporation of suffering and death of her female characters portrays that in the 1800’s it was acceptable for a typical women to be treated poorly. The treatment of women is so poor that they are regarded as property and have minimal rights in comparison to the male characters.
By saying these words to her he is crassly calling her a harlot, and making to appear that he never really loved her. Ophelia made one decision and that was to love Hamlet, and now he is using her actions to make her feel inferior and sinful. Up to this point in the play, Shakespeare depicted Hamlet as a mad man hell-bent on avenging his fathers suspect death, however: his cruel outburst at Ophelia is not a turning point in the story in which he goes from being a hero to being a cold-hearted oppressor. Hamlet tells Ophelia that she will have to ‘marry a fool’ because ‘wise men’ would know better than to marry her; he yells at her ‘get thee to a nunnery’, and yet the way it fits into the plot makes it seem almost expected. As the plot progresses Ophelia begins to lose her mind, resulting in her eventually suicide, but at no point his Hamlet called out for his harsh words against her in a significant way.