Oh, if he was just---ordinary! Just plain---but good and wholesome, but---no.” It can be seen here that Blanche is extremely distraught with Stanley. The uses of italicized words display Blanche’s emphasis on the fact that Stanley is nothing like the men from her old life. Blanche is also speaking in a very choppy manner, especially in comparison to her usual over flamboyant way of speech. These abrupt, declarative statements demonstrate her utter contempt for Stanley.
I’ve had it with every single one of you pathetic, waste of spaces! Listen…I said listen you inpatient imbeciles! Heh… you don’t like it when I call you imbeciles huh? Well, how do you think it feels to be ignored as if its like you’re being crushed down?! I don’t care if I don’t have the conch, it doesn’t look like anyone went by that rule anyways…or any other rule by that matter!
Helmer then harshly accuses her of “silly excuses” and refuses to be convinced by her pleading words. Ibsen uses two words in the following line, miserable and creature. These words would be filled with rage and were said to inflict pain on whoever hears, especially to Nora, who is
As the name birthmark implies, presumably, Georgiana had the mark from birth and definitely, during her courtship with Alymer. Ironically, this small, red hand that marked the middle of Georgiana’s left cheek began to be a problem for Alymer, and by extension Georgiana, but only now that they are married. The first indication of an impending crisis was his questioning whether she ever thought about having it removed. Taken aback by the very question, and then, the earnestness of his inquiry, Georgiana meekly and wisely replies, “To tell you the truth it has been so often called a charm that I was simple enough to imagine it might be so.” Nevertheless, Alymer becomes obsessed, “he found this one defect grow more and more intolerable with every moment of their united lives.” He wants only to get rid of it. Aylmer’s “tyrannizing influence” towards his wife was painful, and eventually Georgiana finds herself internalizing his obsession about her being flawed.
What man does criticize his wife for a birthmark? No man who truly loves his wife does this. “Then why did you take me from my mother’s side? You cannot love what shocks you!" (1035) she responded burst into tears when Aylmer said: “…you came so nearly perfect from
Effects of self-criticism on my thinking: you’re such an idiot! How could you have forgotten! This just proves I’m unreliable and useless. Effects of self-criticism on my emotions: I feel upset at myself, hopeless and guilty. Effects of self-criticism on my actions: I would apologize many
I think this hints at Plath’s own insecurities and vulnerability. She is tormented by the fact that she is indispensible; someone
“Why are you scared? You hate her, and you’re finally getting to tell her how much you don’t want to be friends, what’s up?” My best friend had said to me patting my back to calm me down. “I’m terrified of her, she used me and manipulated me in the worst ways, messing with my mind. She made me think I was absolutely worthless and that I meant nothing. She claimed that she was the only person in the world that cared about me.