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
Music stops.” This shows that Eva is out of his control for now. The shadow of the Ratcatcher, even though it appears only twice in the whole play, is a direction that adds a lot to the play. The shadow implies that everything falls under his influence; nothing is free of the Ratcatcher’s corrupting touch. The shadow appears twice, once at the end of Act One, where Eva is scared of her, and Evelyn reassures her. This also blurs the past, a technique we will look at later.
He loves light and is not afraid of confrontation. This signifies Stanley’s ability to destroy Blanche, her past and future altogether, catalyzing Blanche’s descent to madness. Blanche is attracted to light but her intolerance to light means that her grasp on reality is nearing its end, and craving for dim light and darkness could represent the deterioration of her emotional state, and also suggests her loss of control of reality just as moths are
The wallpaper is at first a great annoyance to Jane as she claims that it is confusing and contradicting. Jane was a writer and was not permitted to express herself through the means of writing. She is not only affected by the physical restraints of being inside the room alone, but the yellow wallpaper is dreadful and fosters only negative creativity. Jane's negative thoughts are first displayed through "It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions." This is displaying the beginning of her negative thoughts which is the contribution to her spiralling into insanity since her disease confuses her mind and contradicts her logic, the paper parallels her mental state at this point.
One of the many techniques Flaubert uses is color symbolism, which he uses colors to make crucial connections between characters in order to juxtapose them and emphasize certain attributes that take part in Emma’s life as well as a framework when setting up the mood and tone throughout the novel. Two of the most recurring colors in the novel are red and green. These colors are opposite in the color spectrum and consequently represent opposing ideas. When red objects appear in the book, they signal danger or the unappealing, while the green objects indicate the attractive or amiable in Emma’s point of view. In the rare instances in which these two colors appear together, they tend to signify moments of tension, confusion or prominent turning-points.
First, she is not as beautiful as her sister Ismene, and yet there is a sense of elegance about this look. In my production, however, I would choose to not tie at the mid-calf simply because the dress would be more flowly and have a more feminine touch at the end. I do prefer the drapery to go somewhat over the head, as in the image, simply because it gives a more innocent approach to a character. I do like how everything is covered head to toe on Antigone, and overall, I think that having a lot of drapery is the best way to depict Antigone’s character. 2) Ismene http://www.theoi.com/Gallery/O19.2.html This image portrays Ismene in a different light than as she would appear in Antigone, to me at least.
The explicitness of these techniques coupled with the format of the poem (dramatic monologue) allows the reader to delve deeper into the mind of the murderer, arguably the purpose of the poem. Browning also uses repetition to create a sense of jealousy. The repetition of ‘mine, mine’ emphasises the desperation of the voice to be in control and to have ownership. Not only does this add to the narrative by increasing
Throughout the play, Miss Julie’s fate can be associated with many aspects of her life ranging from the masculine influence in her life, to her degenerated brain; thus making her a frail woman. From the beginning of ‘Miss Julie’ it becomes apparent that there is a theme of blood and suicide ‘She’s wild again tonight. Miss Julie. Wild’. This could be regarded as a reference to her period, as Strindberg is portrayed as an anti-feminist; despite this, it is widely considered that ‘wild’ suggests she is untamed and not domesticated, illustrating her fate.
She is daintily dressed in a white suit with a fluffy bodice... her white clothes that suggests a moth” As Blanche is “incongruous” to her setting she is different to those around her and she will never belong. The colour symbolism of white suggests that Blanche is pure, innocent and virginal which is in direct contrast with the blood-red of Stanley. However, the “fluffy bodice” suggests that she is frivolous and suggests that she isn’t completely pure and innocent. The link between Blanche and a “moth” suggests that Blanche’s actions will lead to her own self destruction just like moths venture towards lights that will eventually kill them; The light also symbolizes the danger for Blanche as it is the truth about her promiscuous past. Stanley is able to see through Blanche’s deceit which causes tension between them: “He holds the bottle to the light to observe its depletion” The light symbolizes the truth about
Once again this brings the theme of entrapment that features in much of Plath’s poetry as she felt she was trapped within her own body. Not only does the speaker refer to the bees being “dangerous” in a literal sense because they have the ability to harm people but she is also suggesting that her subconscious mind is a menacing, dangerous thing that should it be unleashed she would be in jeopardy. I imagine mind as the box and the bees as her uncontrollable thoughts that must be oppressed for if they were released from containment they would bring damage. The speaker’s inner turmoil is revealed as she feels she “can’t keep away from it”, she is all consumed by her dangerous thoughts as they continue to uncontrollably buzz around her head much like the venomous bees in the box. The bizarre image of the speaker curiously peering into the bee box and seeing “dark, dark” pulls us into complete and utter darkness.