She lies about her husband’s vulgar behaviour and justifies it through clichés. While Blanche lies primarily to others, Stella lies to herself. Both do so as they need to, to survive. At the beginning of the play-from the moment we meet Blanche, we see the idea of telling lies and keeping secrets appear. Blanche is driven by sexual desire but is condemned by it for being a whore.
She feels that Pip was the destroyer of her dreams, so she seeks revenge to destroy his.Pg12 2) “So, I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me” The author is using a metaphor that Estella’s success and failure both create the person she is. The quote is important because matron accuses Estella of being ingratitude, cold, and having a lack of love. So Estella replies by asking how Miss Havisham could reproach her ward for being cold when her personality came about as a direct result of Miss Havisham's tutelage. Pg.373 3) “My convict looked round him for the first time, and saw me… I looked at him eagerly when he looked at me, and slightly moved my hands and shook my head.
Why is it too monstrous? The desperate tone in this quote expresses a sense of paranoia which could explain her reasons for jumping to decisions. Her imagination also causes her to be very exaggerated and fanciful; her relationship with the children changes throughout the book using hyperbole to express different opinions. In Chapter 17 the Governess says, ‘I’d rather die than hurt a hair of you’ this appears to be rather strange especially in comparison to other moments of the book where she says that Miles ‘was a
Caroline, as far away as she may be from Norah and David, did suffer because of David’s secret. It pains her to keep the truth from Norah, knowing how much the whole ordeal has damaged her. However, the thought of having Phoebe taken away from her pains her just as much, if not more. This secret she hides from Norah for her own, selfish reason hurts Norah as well as herself. Her intentions may be pure as she wants the best for Phoebe, but it doesn’t deny the fact that she’s also doing that for her own self preservation.
Evelyn accuses Lil as being The Ratcatcher: “You made me betray her.” To which Lil responds “I got you through it.” This shows just how untrustworthy Evelyn is of other people because of her past, being sent away by her parents and was left to ultimately believe that they had forgotten about her. This paragraph and the last shows that however close Evelyn is to people, she will always have this issue with trusting people, and it is likely that her subconscious mind believes that everyone she comes close to has taken her away from something – freedom. This links to The Ratcatcher’s significance, as he is constantly taking away children’s freedom, and throughout the play Samuels presents this character via Evelyn constantly. In scene one, an authority figure, the Officer, is the voice of The Ratcatcher, and I believe that in this particular moment of the play the Officer isn’t the only Ratcatcher. The train itself is taking Eva away, so here The Ratcatcher is presented as both this intimidating man and an object, not living.
Karen? You need to introduce them here, rather than later, as readers could be confused..) Imagery is displayed as Jean struggles with the relationship she has with her husband Thomas, while Maren has built up resentment towards Anethe, her brother’s wife and her own sister, Karen. Jean revisits Smutty Nose Island where Maren has previously committed a crime to try and understand why and how she did it, but ends up committing a crime of her own. Does resentment solely result in failure of one’s self? Although Jean and Maren have two completely different situations regarding jealousy because of their passion for love, the elements of imagery, setting, and characterization help develop the women’s thoughts and actions in the novel.
Hestor wants her child to be raised like the other Puritan children, but this can not happen since Hestor passes her feelings of Pearl as an object of her sin on to Pearl. Hestor’s guilt about how Pearl is conceived consumes her. Hestor forces her conflicts onto Pearl. Hestor feels that what she is doing is a sin, but she can not stop herself from her passions. Pearl, thus becomes a combination of wild rebelliousness mixed with some sadness and depression.
Now from those brief descriptions we can already see the difference in the characterization of all three characters. Although Abigail’s character appears to be one that is instantly dislikeable because of her selfish ways, she is by no means stupid. She knows how to manipulate other people into acting the way that she wants them to act and her control over them is what makes her an effective antagonist. Mrs. Putnam on the other hand appears not to have been as well educated as Abigail. She instantly jumps to the conclusion that witchcraft is afoot, which is apparent when she states “Mark it for a sign, mark it!” when Betty thrashes in her “trance.” She is also paranoid by the fact that there must be some paranormal reason as to why her babies have perished.
“ A Good Man is Hard to Find”- Flannery O’Connor Major Characters: Grandmother: Grandmother is very judgmental, and almost always bent on her opinion. She believes her position to do the judging comes from her age and her being like a “lady”. However, she herself faults often, never realizing her own mistakes and criticizing others. She herself lies about the cat and not admitting that the house was far, not even in the right spot. Her actions are extremely selfish, when Misfit is shooting, she only begs him to not spare a specific person, like her or her family, but instead tests the Misfit’s moral code to not kill a lady.
Though both, Medea and Clytemnestra are beguilingly corrupt, their schemes are only the result of emotional struggle each face from the loss a loved one. Although, Medea and Cltymnestra are but reacting to their emotional state, each of their reactions were wrong, and not due to "nature or nurture" reactions. The actions Medea and Clymnestra schemed, as their way of rehabilitation, is no different from their husbands who had betrayed them. In fact, both woman are repeating the, if not exact, reasons in the first place they began their plans of manipulation. With these actions, both characters had unknowningly added to their emotional state they had been faced with by their families However, Medea and Clymnestra are both portraying the steriotypical normals of the woman of ancient Greece.