Medusa is described in a very negative manner. On the other hand, the final stanza makes us feel pity for her. Her lover had other ‘girls’ meaning he was unfaithful and the rhetorical question that follows makes Medusa seem desperate. This part of the poem evokes feelings from the reader as she is clearly distressed and suffering. She reminisces about when she was ‘fragrant and young’, illustrating her complete lack of confidence.
The reader can defiantly tell she did not want to marry Tom; we can also go deeper into the novel and notice the note and begin to assume she loved Gatsby by the way she clutched the letter while in tears. This absolutely detracts from her innocent character Fitzgerald has positioned her as. The reader can again see another side of Mrs. Buchanan when her daughter Pammy is introduced in the novel. Daisy
The nurse wasn’t clear of who died this made Juliet very sad and angry. Juliet thought she was talking about Romeo. Then the nurse talks of Tybalt and she ask if both of them are dead. Then the nurse tells her what happened. Juliet curses Romeo but still loves him at the same time.
This is demonstrated in the text “Those who had before known her, and had expected to behold her dimmed and obscured by a disastrous cloud, were astonished, and even startled, to perceive how her beauty shone out, and made a halo of the misfortune and ignomity in which she was enveloped” (40). The letter might be a sign of sin to Hester and the Puritan village, but Pearl sees it as something else entirely. The scarlet letter is both a part and a connection to her mother, for they both are the physical manifestations of Hester’s wrongdoing. After Hester takes of the letter, Pearl refuses to come to her. She refuses to recognize her mother, only coming to her after the “A” has returned to her mother’s bosom.
Kamara Bellis Buckner English 1301 25 JUN 09 The Victorian Woman’s Insane Treatment in Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” During the Victorian era, woman were to be dependant and obedient of their husbands. They were not allowed to pursue careers or interests. Gilman, being a woman of this time experienced this oppression first hand. She had been diagnosed with a nervous condition and was ordered to bed rest after the birth of her child. This ill-fated treatment prescribed by her physician Weir Mitchell, whom she referenced in her story, drove her to the brink of insanity.
Raluca Gherzan 211571395 firstname.lastname@example.org Stephanie Hart EN 1001: Introduction to Literary Study November 17, 2011 Rebelling against Societal Restraints The two female protagonists in Scorched and Antigone are given the archetype of the madwoman—Nawal as a cause of her silence and Antigone because of her “crazy death wish” of wanting to bury her brother. The two women feel that they have been wronged and in the end, find an escape. In a patriarchal society where men rule over women, the only choice the two female protagonists see, which could potentially lead others to empathize with them, would be to rebel against societal norms and to disregard human laws. Their motives for rebellion are explored in their character portrayal, as well as through the themes of identity and fate versus free will. The first motive for the protagonists’ rebellion is expressed through the theme of identity.
The extract begins by Desdemona mentioning the 'song of the willow' and that she will 'sing it like poor Barbary(her mother's maid)'. This reflects her inner emotions of hurt and betrayal, similar to Barbary's, who had been forsaken by her lover. To sing the song somehow indicates her realisation that their relationship is at the brink of a terrible split, and there is a sense of hopelessness about the situation. As traditional women do, Desdemona weeps at her misfortune but does nothing to change it, reflecting the typical passivity of grief and despair so often portrayed by jilted women in the past. Marriage has apparently softened Desdemona, diminishing what spirit she had earlier in the play, the spirit that made her a rebel, she agreed to a secret marriage and went against the patriarchy, which is hardly the image of a 'proper' woman.
She believes they are using her for their own survival and in doing so, she is slowly dying inside. Therefore this poem shows changing identity due to motherhood through portraying the mother as a shell of her former self. Gwen Harwood also uses the technique of irony and contrast in her poem to trivialize the role of motherhood. The poem is written in sonnet form, with a regular rhyming
It is evident while reading the story, that Sister is an unreliable narrator. She seems to be envious of her younger sister Stella-Rondo. Sister tells the story only from her point of view, never allowing the reader into the thoughts and minds of other characters. It becomes clear as the conflict unfolds that Sister is one sided and believes her perspective is the only correct one. Sister wants the reader to had empathy for her.
The betrayal of Polynieces causes his sister, Antigone, to start another long line of betrayal throughout the rest of the play. Antigone begins planning her betrayal against Creon and her justice against her brother when she goes to her sister, Ismene, for help. “You must decide whether you will help me or not.” (Line 30, Pg 774). Ismene is a coward and claims she cannot help Antigone, “But I have no strength to break laws that were made for the public good.” (Line 66, Pg 774). The fact that Antigone is now alone is this process does not slow her down at all; not even after Ismene warns her that the consequence of her actions could be death.