Flint started to sexually abuse Harriet that is when she goes through the most noticeable psychological suffering. She eventually consents to a love affair in hopes of putting an end to the abuse of Dr. Flint. She starts noticing that other slaves in her master’s house start to pity her but never dared question her about what was going one. Harriet writes, “They had no need to inquire. They knew too well the guilty practices under that roof; and there were aware that to speak of them was an offence that never went unpunished.” (pg.
Edward Britton and Izod Wolfe are punished throughout the book showing the reader how edward is treated differently from Izod because of his background. Edward is treated better or less harshly but is despised by some of the guards and other boys at the prison, "It was because of this that certain guards - and some boys - thought that Britton was favoured, even uppity, and needed bringing down." (page. 75) by the guards like Hecht and Buckridge Both treated Edward Britton badly and wanted him gone for good, rotting in Port Arthur the prison for adults. while Edward is able to get along with some people like Mr. Patterson the surgeon.
Jimmy immediately starts insulting his best friend Cliff by saying, ‘Well, you are ignorant. You’re just a peasant.’ It is clear from the following abuse and gestures, Jimmy is a man full of hatred, although the source of hatred is unknown. The audience also gets the sense that Cliff usually plays the straight man to Jimmy’s passionate outbursts, and is defensive to Jimmy’s wife Alison, as he replies ‘leave the poor girlie alone. She’s busy.’ Alison answers tersely to whatever Jimmy flings at her, responding an agreement even when Jimmy blatantly derides her intelligence. Jimmy and Cliff are attempting to read the Sunday papers, ‘price ninepence, obtainable at any bookstall’ as Jimmy snaps, claiming it from Cliff.
How does Pat Barker Present the Theme of Emasculation in Regeneration? In Pat Barker’s Regeneration, emasculation is presented as a major theme that runs throughout the whole novel, as almost all the characters seem to be affected negatively by appearing feminine or emasculated. This could cause the reader to believe that on a more shallow, surface level, Barker intended to present emasculation as a shameful occurrence. However, when analysed deeply, it is very possible that the underlying intentions of Barker writing Regeneration could be to challenge the male and female stereotypes. One way this is shown in Regeneration, although indirect, could be the ironic fact that one of the most appealing aspects of fighting in the war, that might have encouraged men to sign up, could have been to fight and have adventures.
He is no longer able to demonstrate his masculinity which makes him incredibly self-conscious and vulnerable. Iago also plays on this insecurity after Othello has an epileptic fit, commenting on how according to traditional perceptions of masculinity, he is behaving inappropriately for a man. Iago is fully aware that Othello's masculinity is an important part of his self-image. Even though Desdemona is the only one who sees beyond this shield of a uniform that he puts up, Othello to some extent still believes that as well as his interesting life story, his soldier status and image as a unique heroic figure is what
The author uses many techniques to show the lack of knowledge that Andy has to the seriousness of his injuries. The author is using repetition by repeating “He did not know he was dying.” This proves how innocent and how uneducated Andy is of the situation that he is in. Imagery is a technique that is used by the author to show Andy’s thoughts and feelings. “He had known excruciating pain when the knife had torn across his body.” The author uses a metaphor “Torn.” This proves that the author wanted to tell the reader that it was a very painful experience for Andy. The author proves that Andy is looking back to his past and regretting joining the “Royals”.
Also, on the second stanza the poetic voice alerts the reader to “don’t laugh”, implying that a person like this would be a target for mocks and jokes. Furthermore, the “clown punk” is also portrayed as a depressed individual since the narrator mentions his/her “deflated face and shrunken scalp” covered with “sad tattoos”. These powerful adjectives cause the reader to imagine a humiliated and repressed person who is slowly being killed by the several problems facing his life. Another verse which causes a great effect on the reader is when it mentions “think what he’ll look like in thirty years time”, followed by a dash which is used as a pause on the poem for the audience to imagine their own image of this clown punk in the future. Moreover, by stating how the kids “wince and scream” once they are faced with this person, the poetic voice shows how he is someone who people should be feared of.
She struggles to conform, and so “squeeze[es]…into the bottom of her berth…doubling…the bedclothes”. The porter’s actions represent the inflexibility and lack of cooperation from the North, so Sally attempts to compromise instead. However, the compromise is unsuccessful, as she is still “uncomfortabl[e]”. Her experiences in North Carolina are represented allegorically when she is lost in the “passage[s]” of the Ice Palace. Her inability to become familiar and establish a connection with the North is resonated when she lost, leading to her “dreary loneliness”, leading to
The evidence of his self-harm is seen through the white bandage covering his ear. The incident which caused van Gogh to slice off most of an earlobe is possibly the most famous in art history (Milner, 2001). During a violent disagreement with his friend and fellow artist, Gauguin, “Vincent heard the words "Kill him" in that ear, which he opted to remove rather than obey (Harding, 2002 – 2007; pr 5)”. Another example of his poor mental state in ‘Self Portrait with a Bandaged Ear’ is the choice of colour as the green and yellow tones create a sickly atmosphere. Maybe the artists knew that his physical and mental state was deteriorating.
The narrator speaks directly to the reader and opens the story by claiming that he is “dreadfully nervous” but not mad. He also maintains that he has sharpened senses due to his disease especially an abnormally acute hearing. He then tells a story to defend his plea of sanity by confessing to a murder of an old man - which basically contradicts and defeats his argument. He explains that his motivation to eradicate the old man’s existence is neither passion nor desire for the man’s possessions but rather the fear of the old man’s pale blue, vulture-like eye. He insists that he is not a madman for he carried out his scheme artfully like a criminal mastermind.