As if you were able to stop them! I like this quotes in particular as I feel it sums up blanches haunted and complex feelings in this scene, as it appears as something she is. Infect just saying to herself, it's quite a way through the monolouge when, she's "really got into it" (her spiralling pity, a little exaggerated and theatrical) this quotes also seems particularly haunting as if she's re, in acting/remembering her exact thoughts at the time, that someone said this too her and shows us Her confusion/vulnerability/ helplessness her feelings of uselessness and incompetence in that situation and her lack of control which contrasts with her manner of manipulation and managing everyone around
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
Although it is possible for one to see the character of Blanche as a manipulating and vindictive individual, who has no sense of compassion or consideration for others, she is also written as an emotionally unstable woman who had suffered a tragedy in her early life, therefore be a victim It is possible that Williams based this character on his sister as she suffered from mental illness and emotional instability, therefore innately, and sympathetically portraying her as victim. There are suggestions throughout the play that Blanches’ malice is unintended, and that she truly believes ‘ deliberate cruelty is unforgivable’. For example, in scene 3, Stanley lashes out violently at Stella after heavily drinking, and it is Blanche that takes her away from him and the danger he poses, illustrating her inner compassion. The constant heavy drinking included in the play is also suggestive of blanches state as a victim. Williams included her alcoholism to create the awareness of blanches need to escape the harsh reality of life and how out of control she is.
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.
Everywhere her hand is seen, destruction swiftly follows. Whether the love be romantic, paternal, or maternal, it always leads to “death” or despair. In Aphrodite’s position of being a God, she has the insight of future prospects, despite that, she played a part that deems it to be savage and immoral by allowing the dreaded fate to happen especially to Medea (who present a rather cynical view of the tenderest of emotions), implying the injustice of the Gods. Quite often the characters even go so far as to beg the goddess to spare them the pains that love can bring. ‘Jason was my whole life, he knows that well’ Medea is significantly impacted through Jason’s ruthless actions and what’s worse is that she is
Question before the Procession Shirley Jackson’s use of literary techniques in The Lottery is a true work of genius. She strategically uses irony in many places such as the story’s title, the setting an even in certain character’s personality traits. Another important literary technique used by Jackson is symbolism. The black box and the story’s title seem to create a range of associations outside themselves such as the importance of questioning irrational traditions and the unexpected nature of death. With the use of these two literary techniques, (irony and Symbolism) Shirley Jackson is able to emphasize important dramatic events within the plot.
Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market: The female body and its different meanings. Goblin Market is Christina Rossetti's most famous work, well-loved by the critics and subject of different interpetrations.The poem, written in 1859 is the ideal field for contrasting perspectives: the woman body can be seen as a conduit to God and at the same time like herald of female sexuality in Gothic fiction. Stressed by Rossetti's good use of language, both perceptions are widely accepted even if one should consider them completely divergent. As Humphries says in his “The uncertainty of Goblin Market”: 'Rossetti's writing repeatedly pivots upon contradictions and obscurity'. The composition is about two sisters 'one who falls and the other who saves'.
“The Awakening” By Kate Chopin Kate Chopin uses many different situations and different settings in the novel “The Awakening” to get her points and aspects of the story across to the readers. Throughout the story Chopin also uses many different literary techniques and situations to explain the characters and their place within the story. Chopin seems to be very specific at points, but also very vague when brining new characters into the story and the meaning behind such characters. From the many different aspects of the story the significance of the ending of the novel seems to be the most important and most interesting within the works writing. Chopin seems to use many different themes and symbols throughout the story to portray Edna’s character and way of life that causes the many problems and difficulties for her.
Miss Bingley is jealous of Elizabeth, she feels threatened by her and fears that she will loose Darcy and his affections will focus more onto Elizabeth. "When dinner was over, she (Elizabeth) returned directly to Jane, and Miss Bingley began abusing her as soon as she was out of the room. Her manners were pronounced to be very bad indeed, a mixture of pride and impertinence; she had no conversation, no stile, no taste, no beauty." Again in this sentence Miss Bingley uses short pauses in what she is saying, she pauses
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.