She also constantly lies about her age and relations. Another example of lies appears when Blanche is raped by Stanley. Eunice advises Stella to ignore the incident which is, in actual fact, lying to herself. The theme of lies is found again in ‘Atonement’ through
The most important point in The Crucible is when Mary Warren confesses that the girls are just pretending, but Abigail can’t accept that fact yet because she hasn’t reached her goal, getting John back. Instead of admitting it, Abigail causes a bigger scene and points fingers at Mary Warren until she “admits” that witchcraft is
Blanche reiterates her selfish character at the beginning of her speech, starting it with “I, I, I, took the blows in my face and my body!” The repeating of the word “I” seems unnecessary and, if anything, the audience feels sympathy for Stella. Even in the opening scenes of the play, Blanche is shown to be haughty and patronizing, in her referral to Stanley’s friends as ‘Polacks’ and ‘Heterogeneous-types’. The language she uses is offensive, and it seems that she means to subtly undermine
In reality Esperanza’s name is one of her many insecurities. However, this is not the only reason why Esperanza is insecure. As an example Esperanza states, “I am an ugly daughter. I am the one nobody comes for” (Cisneros 88). The quote used explains how Esperanza has low self-esteem and does not believe in her inner beauty.
This makes dramatic impact within the audience increase and allows them to ponder what happened as grotesquely as they wish. The play is set in darkness which brings along a sense of cruelty, unnatural and evil; all three feelings that would naturally evoke fear. Shakespeare made this play unusual in a variety of ways. Lady Macbeth plays a dominant role throughout the play which is controversial as this was first shown in an era where women weren’t even allowed on the stage. This would cause drama as the viewers would think that this was awkward and would constantly be expecting something bad to occur.
• The tragic hero should be great, but cannot be perfect. The reader/audience should see themselves in the tragic hero/ine. o Blanche is not a “great” or a “perfect” person. She is far from being a girl scout- at least the version of Blanche we know from the play who is sexually promiscuous, manipulative, and snobbish- not knowing much about Blanch before her arrival to New Orleans, other than the fact that she was a very delicate person. o She does have plenty of flaws as noted above, most of which stem from her insecurity as a person.
The grief she suffers is what leads to her derangement, and in turn, her own death. Ophelia’s despair causes her to be distraught and even suffer from paranoia. She seems to be extremely absentminded as a result of her father (Polonius’) death, and acts oddly peculiar. She speaks of “tricks i’th’ world”, which reflects how she may be paranoid as the effect of her grief. Others are worried for her and feel as though “Her mood will needs be pitied”.
She comes and goes,” to me, this is saying she cannot bear the truth so she turns her back on the mirror. Her hands tremble as she cries. The mirror is important to her because it is a reminder, a shake back to reality even though it drives her insane to know what she really is. The woman isn’t always faithful to the mirror though, as she turns back and forth to
They begin to despise each other. Jean makes Miss Julie subdued, uncertain and afraid. She is appalled by the consequences. She's a woman from the upper class who had a sexual relationship with a single servant from the working class. Jean is portrayed as the strong and livsduglige, while Julie is the weak who perished.
Both characters collide with each other over influence of Stella, Blanche’s sister. Eventually, however, Stanley is the victor, raping Blanche and sending her into a completely delusional state. To begin with we can see the way in which the playwright uses the characterisation of Blanche to establish the theme of appearances versus reality in the way in which she struggles to accept the harsh reality of her surroundings. When Blanch first arrives she is shocked by her surroundings: ‘Her expression is one of shocked disbelief. Her appearance is incongruous to this setting.’ When Blanche first is introduced to Stella’s home she is shocked and this establishes Blanche’s strong sense of class, and also that Blanche will be an outsider in this particular setting, never realizing just how harsh it is.