When having heard an owl, she cries ‘Hark, Peace!’ This remark shows you that she is jittery, as on a normal occasion she wouldn’t have even noticed the owl because based on what we know of her character so far she isn’t the jumpy type of person. It’s also slightly ironic how she calls out for ‘peace’ because you automatically make the connection to god’s peace: whereas the audience all knows she is damned. You also surprisingly see a psychological vulnerability in Lady Macbeth. She tells Macbeth that Duncan ‘resembled my father as he slept,’ and if it weren’t for that she would have murdered him herself. This is wildly contradicting her cold persona.
Grandma Lynn is one of the more vibrant, vain and misunderstood characters within the novel, like her Daughter she portrays an air of selfishness (Relating back to her daughter leaving the family in a time of crisis) however she takes the role of the level-headed peacekeeper throughout her appearances in the Novel, from her arrival before Susie’s funeral to her departure. We also notice how she is a hardened person, unlike the rest of the family. Sebold represents her as a vain and self-conscious character, an alcoholic and above all she has a straight forward attitude. Sebold initially represents Grandma Lynn in the play as one of the more hardened characters, upon her arrival we already get an idea of the character as someone who is unaffected by personal crisis’s such as Susie’s death, even before her arrival the call between Abigail and Grandma Lynn helps to portray her hardened character, the way that she is blankly states that “She has to come because it’s Susies funeral” she doesn’t seem to show much emotion on her arrival and the way that she brings a more vibrant atmosphere into the solemn and sad house. Even on her arrival instead of confronting the issue of Susies death she orders for a “Stiff Drink”.
Ophelia's Charater Ophelia enters the play almost as a fairytale figure. she is the poor or at least lower class girl in love with a prince. However, her story does not continue on these Cinderella-esque lines. Through no fault of her own,Ophelia is caught up in the courtly intrigue, and is one of the first victims of the corruption of Denmark occasioned by Claudius's murderous usurpation. Ophelia, as a girl of marriageable age would only have been a teenager.
Like Cinderella Jane is a poor, unfortunate girl when growing up. Unlike Cinderella though, she was never known for her beauty; yet Mr. Rochester fell deeply in love with her. Despite the fact that she wasn’t beautiful, she had another trait that intrigued Mr. Rochester: her intelligence. When Miss Ingram was visiting Mr. Rochester for a period of time at his home entertaining him Jane notes how beautiful she is, but instead of becoming jealous she pities her. She states, “She had a fine person, many brilliant attainments; but her mind was poor, her heart barren by nature” (Brontë 1.239).
“Unlike the narratives favored by psychoanalysis, which are about maternal absence and disempowerment, this tale tells a story about a strong mother/daughter relationship that shape events.” (660). Cinderella’s mother, ultimately, helps Cinderella find a husband. Cinderella’s mother and the step sisters’ mother, in the end, want the same thing. They both want to find their daughters the “right” man, but Cinderella’s mother comes out on top. Yes, Cinderella and her mother ended up on top but not while being morally sound.
When Lancelot is going to see the Lady of Shallot, she knows she is stepping into dangerous waters, but still goes along with it. Her image of herself turns so bad, that the basically kills herself and unhappy and lonely woman. After she is dead, Lancelot sees her and only says that “She has a lovely face,” demonstrating that he only cared about her looks and not really her inner beauty. The Lady of Shallot is a round character because she changes throughout the short story. At the beginning, she believes in herself and who she is as a person, but she is lonely.
It’s is amazing that the facts he refers to from the 19th century that were actually accepted as scientific evidence are laughed at today. Nobody in today’s world would say that women are less intelligent then men, simply because their brain is smaller in size. Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House also shows this how women were seen, however Ibsen also helps to change the way that women were perceived. The story centers around a young girl named Nora Helmer, who is constrained to society s view of her gender’s role, and desperately tries to find herself in the midst of it all. In the attempt to save her husband s life and pride, she secretly borrowed money to use for his recovery from a deadly illness.
He does this by things such as calling her nicknames with negative characteristics, such as his little lark, spendthrift and featherhead. Both Nora and Torvald, put on a face for the rest of the world and each other. Surprisingly, these choices of façade complimented each other. We gradually see how it isn’t good enough for her, yet hides it anyways through most of the play. In this era, it is expected for a woman to go straight from her father’s hand to her husband’s and the sacrifices it meant.
Especially when she reminisces in the final stanza about the time she was young and beautiful, illustrating her complete lack of confidence. Nevertheless, she is still presented as a foul character who threatens the reader, with the line ‘Be terrified’. The poem also ends with the line ‘Look at me now’ which has a double entendre (double meaning). It could be read as a cry of despair or, as a threat – if you did look at Medusa you would die! This leaves the reader feeling conflicting emotions for the character, probably similar to how Medusa herself feels in the poem.
The final scene set in serene Belmont, opens with Lorenzo and Jessica’s playful banter. Their references reflect the harmonious nature of love (Troilus climbs a wall longing for Cressida, Dido summons her lover, and Medea gathers enchanted herbs for Aeson). But, while their shared repetitions of “In such a night” reflect balance and unity they also hint at tragedy and loss. The audience would have understood the dark side of their allusions (Cressida betrays Troilus, Aenas deserts Dido, and Medea leaves Aeson). Thus, although Shakespeare has left room for his audience to come to their own conclusions, the love and harmony exhibited in the final scene does remain in stark contrast to the racial hatred displayed in the trial scene.