As she is anonymous the reader is alerted that this woman is no one important and therefore should not be paid particular attention. This is exemplified through the phrase “though it can matter to no one now if she plays well or not”, showing how nobody cares for her talents any longer. The passion and love that has been lost with the realization that her dream of playing professionally is unobtainable is also a major theme. Gwen hardwood chooses to show this through a metaphorical pot boiling over, writing that “zest and love drain out with soapy water as she scours the crusted milk”. Through this metaphor Harwood insinuates that all of the woman’s passion has been lost through her obligation to household chores such as scouring out crusted milk.
Yet underneath all the glamour, Plath lives a very superficial and fake lifestyle, and she feels there is more to life than writing for a fashion magazine, or attending the elitest parties. Plath uses themes, literary techniques and emotion to convey to the reader her unhappiness with the life she leads. Throughout this prose two of the major themes are death and helplessness. Death being symbolic of change, gives us as readers some insight into what Sylvia Plath is feeling. Helplesness shows us how Plath is struggiling to fit into her lifestyle.
As the protagonist of the tale Anna's tone of voice and depiction of fellow characters are forced upon the reader, for example we feel distancedtowards Josiah as Anna had never heard a word of praise from her father's lips. Brooks intentionsfor this are quite clear; this subliminally causes the reader to take on Anna's beliefs and convictionsof each individual character and towards the tragic events of the plague. As Anna shows distancetowards
This hurt that arises within people is characterized by the feeling of unhappiness. This idea is shown in Ann Beattie her short stories “Janus” and “The Burning House” where characters live in concealment in their everyday lives. Beattie believes that living a personal and public life of secrecy will generate unhappiness. This causes characters within Beattie’s stories to find themselves unsatisfied with their lives and their marriages. No character within Beattie’s novels have found marriage the answer to their happiness, and so “secret liaisons abound in Beattie’s fiction supporting characters with intimacy they cannot find in their more public marriages or cohabitations” (Cannon).People are so desperate to be happy in life , they seek other methods to find happiness; they have affairs and live in secret, but in the end they are only left with unhappiness.
In the fiction novel of Nineteen minutes a tragic school shooting occurs, amongst the confusion and blame fuelled mostly by the media, the author, Jodi Picoult attempts to bring together the complex web of society to help us understand why these incidents happen again and again. The idea of blame is a major theme in this novel and is used cunningly to shift responsibility from the media, Peter, music genres and sub-cultures and even onto Peter’s mother Lacy herself. The author uses flashbacks and ………. Another theme is the way Peter Houghton is psychologically profiled and in the way we are positioned to feel sympathy for him and to even almost forgive him through the use of ….. this is accurate but also unaccurate. This novel also asks the question, what does it mean to be different from everyone else?
Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre Compare and contrast the way that Bronte characterises Jane and Helen. Consider: Language Their opinion of life and death How they respond to punishment Their relationships with adults Jane and Helen are very different in the way they act, their own meaning of life and how they feel generally. Helen believes that life is only a gate way to heaven and while alive the soul is trapped. Whereas Jane thinks that life should be lived and wants to live it to the full. Jane wishes not to be the best or the most good, only to get by without being beaten and humiliated.
This gives a feeling of how the singer is miserable with her current, old life and the desperate urn for change. The literary device of symbolism is also used throughout the first verse. The symbolism of a glass window gives the image that the singer is trapped behind the metaphorical glass window and there is no way the escape how she feels. As the song continues, Kelly Clarkson explains how she feels alone and isolated. “When I tried to speak out, Felt like no one could hear me”.
Paulina places her mind in a time warp of the past therefore, making it difficult for her to entirely move on. For the other characters, Gerado Salas and Doctor Roberto Miranda their past did not change their hope for their future, as they never had a major psychological setback making them a prisoner in their own world. Throughout the play we see Paulina’s main aim from Doctor Miranda is repentance, once attaining this ,she hopes to feel free from her past because of her assurance that Doctor Miranda regrets his actions. As she hopes for closure, she seeks to escape the vacuum of her scarred world, her “years living in terror” 2.1.11) and to repair the haunting scars she received making it difficult to cross the bridge to her future. Being reminded daily of her physical disabilities as a woman (such as being unable to orgasm or bear children) may make her feel sub-human and causes her pain by bringing back the memory of the experiences she faced: “I could feel the possibility of an orgasm building, the very idea of currents going through my body would remind me and then – I
Although Seacole tries to emphasize her femininity throughout the novel, her unfeminine actions are more prevalent. Her unfeminine conduct may not surprise the reader today, however, during the time it was published proved to be appalling to its audience. “My present life was not agreeable for a woman with the least delicacy or refinement,” says Seacole; nonetheless, Seacole holds true to her aspirations and faces all obstacles head on (54). When denied by Nightingale to be a nurse on her team, Seacole does not relinquish. In lieu, she goes out on her own and builds her own hotel.
In the beginning of the story, Edilyn mentions that her “heart’s heart is invisible, and unapproachably hidden” (Wallace 175), underscoring the extent of her suppressed identity. In “My Appearance”, Wallace effectively juxtaposes true identity and external appearance through a treatment of society’s ironic expectations of individuals. Throughout the story, Edilyn’s primary grouse is that her true identity remains an enigma to the outside world, one that she would like to reveal by behaving more like herself. However, other characters are in disagreement with her. Ron, her friend, asserts that, “The joke is now on people who’re sincere” (Wallace 182).