Juliet to get her mother not knowing about Romeo talks against him. Lady Capulet talks of a man will be sent to poison his drink. Juliet agrees that is a good plan. At this time Lady Capulet tells her about the marriage and what day it shall be upon. Juliet's parents call her crazy for talking this way.
One night Pedro is drunk serenading Tita when the ghost of Mama Elena shows up being angry just from the sight of Pedro. The Mama Elena ghost threatens Tita wanting her to leave the house. Tita yells at the ghost with strong words "I know who I am! A person who has a perfect right to live her life as she pleases. Once and for all, leave me alone, I won't put up with you!
Dolores' life transition after going to college and meeting Kippy was both negative and positive. She becomes Kippy's slave, washing her clothes, bringing her food and retrieving her mail which Dolores keeps for herself. She becomes obsessed with Kippy's boyfriend Dante who Dolores feels she does not deserve. Later, she meets Dot, an overweight lesbian woman who she has a one night stand with before fleeing to Cape Cod where she attempts suicide, only to change her mind. She is then institutionalized until she is considered sane enough to live in a half-way house.
In love and eager to escape her violent home life, she allows herself to be seduced into living with a young man, who soon deserts her. When her self- righteous mother rejects her, Maggie becomes a prostitute to survive, but soon commits suicide out of despair. Crane's earthy subject matter and his objective, scientific style, devoid of moralizing, earmark Maggie as a naturalist work.  Stephen Crane and Maggie within the Context of Naturalism Maggie′s story is a story about the downfall of a girl living under circumstances, which only allow her to choose between the poor life of a working girl and the more prosperous life of a prostitute. She tries both and as she is too naive or not tough enough, she ends up killing herself out of moral despair.
The Immaturity of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a timeless tale of lovers whose misfortune and immaturity was a cause of their own destruction. The characters individually show immaturity and together demonstrate how ignorance of the world affects more than just their own lives. Romeo and Juliet, as expressed in the succeeding examples, fall in love quickly as a result of their naivety. Juliet is shown to be immature in an opening scene where her father tells the bride-seeking Paris his daughter is not old and grown-up enough to marry. It is also shown during the balcony scene when she agrees to marry Romeo after knowing him only a day and she is not even sure herself that Romeo wants to marry her.
Once arriving in her apartment her and her boyfriend proceed to have sex while both being influenced by alcohol, while moving in the bed the knock over a candle, without noticing a small fire breaks out, and once they notice they turn off the fire, and begin to laugh uncontrollably. She eventually falls asleep and forgets about her sisters wedding, which she is a bridesmaid to, and oversleeps. Once she wakes up and realizes she is late she starts rushing, but stops by her fridge to have a beer and brings a beer with her in the cab to continue drinking. By her forgetting the importance of her planned activities for the day she starts to demonstrate one of the signs of alcohol abuse, which is role impairment. This is when a person fails to complete their obligations due to their abuse.
‘America’s relative discomfort.’ (Griffin, 2009) This film also employs the ‘girl-girl’ sexual situation whereby “America ‘expects’ women to be objectified for the pleasure of a male gaze.” (Griffin, 2009) The film ends with the traditional classic ‘happy ending.’ (Griffin, 2009) Although I was disappointed in this film I feel that the film's use of ‘queer theory,’ was revolutionary for the time in which it was made. I especially appreciated that Jessica questions what it is to be a lesbian in a comic way which makes it easier for the viewer to question ‘hegemonic patriarchy.’ (Griffin, 2009) One such comedic statement is when she explains to Helen that she did some research on the internet and
In this famous novel, Blanche Dubois goes to live with her sister Stella Kowalski. She has to tell her sister the bad news that she lost their family home, Belle Reve, and also took off from her teaching job due to her bad nerves. This is the first indication of Blanche’s insanity. She is clearly unaware because she says, “Is there something wrong with me?” Another sign is Blanche’s horrible drinking habit, which research shows can lead to making horrible decisions and can alter ones life. “Both Blanche’s drinking and her endless hot baths suggest that she is attempting to wash away her past and emerge through a sort of watery purgatory.” Stanley, Stella’s husband, does not really like Blanche and accuses her of being crazy, which is an accurate description.
“I can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.” Blanche has a fear or light because she has a fear of people seeing her clearly and her true age. She wants to hide from the truth by hiding behind a mask. She uses light as a way to survive in the society she is living in by hiding from reality. “It was like you suddenly turned a blinding light on something that had always been half in shadow, that’s how it stuck the world for me.” Blanche uses her fantasy world as a way to hide from reality and truth. She thinks as long as she is no believing reality then she will not have to believe in the truth either.
At the end during her sentimental speech Curley’s wife reveals to the reader her longing for being “in the movies”. The way how Steinbeck presents dreams in his novel shows that a women’s dream was harder to achieve than a males’ dream. The effect this has on the reader is that they see George and Lennie’s dream in the exact opposite way to Curley’s wife’s dream. The whole book itself rotates around George and Lennie’s dream and the failure of their dream is what ultimately makes the book so tragic whereas not a second thought is spared by the reader at the futility of Curley’s wife’s