THE AUTHOR AND HER TIMES: Edith Wharton was born in the mid 1800’s. By the time she was 23 she married a gentleman named Edward Robbins. Her spouse suffered a severe form of depression that kept them living exclusively in their house for many years. Their marriage was very troubled as Edith and Edward shared little in common. Due to these events it is widely speculated that Ethan Frome is close to being autobiographical novel as one can see through Ethan’s dissatisfaction towards his wife and situation.
* Elizabeth dealt with her husband’s affair by coming to realize that she may have been partly at fault for her husband's unfaithfulness, because she was not always as warm and loving as she could have been. How did she feel about the conflict? * After discovering John's affair, Elizabeth was filled with fear and suspicion. She no longer trusted him, making John feel punished unfairly every day for his past unfaithfulness. Abigail Williams Age: 17 years old Status in community: Seventeen-year-old orphan whose parents were killed by Indians.
Neurochemical imbalances were to blame for his condition after years of studying this disorder and his living condition. Ed would see, hear and talk to his mother after her death. Ed Gein’s case of necrophilia and transvestism fetishism is one of the most infamous cases in America. Ed Gein’s mental state arose from the unhealthy emotional attachment he experienced with his mother and how she raised him. Ed Gein had a natural sexual attraction to the opposite sex but remembered how his mother discouraged all sexual desires.
The struggle to survive causes tension throughout the people living in the house. Also, Ethan wanted to move to the city after one year but when he asked Zeena about it, she suddenly got sick. It gives off a dark and hopeless mood. This contributes to the theme of “Lonliness leads to bad decisions,” because he feared of being alone so he married Zeena and he still feels alone because he doesn’t love her. He then makes the bad decision to kill both himself and Mattie.
However he had a tragic flaw but him confessing leads up to his tragic death that causes the audience to feel sympathy. John Proctor’s downfall is initiated by a human flaw which was his inability to control and resist his desire. When his wife Elizabeth got sick began to catch feelings for Abigail. When John Proctor stated “but I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach out for you” (page 15, act one) he shows how at one point he was having an affair behind his wife back and this lead up to all the madness in the town of Salem. When Abigail was talking to Proctor she says “She is telling lies to about me!
Ed Gein has to be one of the most sick people in the world. Ed Gein was born on August 27, 1906 to a George and Augusta Gein. Augusta had hoped for a girl since her first-born was a boy but it did not work out that way. She was at first bitter, but Augusta was not the kind to give in to despair so she took the newborn in her arms and made a sacred vow. George was an alcoholic and abusive, his mom Augusta pretty much was raising the kids
Rayona hates it more than anything that when she goes anywhere, people poke fun at her and make racial remarks to her which makes her feel insecure about herself. When Ray meets Foxy for the first time, Father Tom introduces her and Foxy says, “Your Christine’s kid…The one whose father is a nigger” (Dorris 44). Not only does Rayona have to deal with racism her mother is always putting her in bad situations. There has been quite a few times where Christine has attempted to leave Ray and told her that she wanted to commit suicide. One time in the very beginning of the story Elgin goes to visit Christine in the hospital, Rayona had not seen him in 5 months and Christine did not want to tell him about her sickness.
Sierra Luers AP English 11 Period 3 Psychological Analysis of Ethan Frome Edith Wharton, the author of Ethan Frome, grew up in a privileged American family. At a young age she took interest in writing about the inside of her family’s social circle. At 23 she was married to a man from a well-established family. After thirty years of marriage she divorced him as he had serious emotional and depression problems. Wharton was even thought to have resented him for his incapability’s of the life she wanted , she felt tied down and stifled; the passion and romance had been long gone.
The Yellow Wallpaper: An Argumentative Essay on Why the Narrator Would Have Gone Insane Eventually Without Treatment In the story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the narrator speaks in first person. She is also the protagonist of the story and is diagnosed with temporary nervous depression, which is actually postpartum depression. The setting is in the country around the early 1900's. The house they are renting is a colonial mansion that has not all been kept up. She is a very repressed woman by very domineering her husband.
“I never loved you”… after she was free, they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house just as if it were five years ago (Fitzgerald 125) Gatsby didn’t know when to move on. For the matter of fact, he didn’t want to move. In the end he didn’t get daisy because daisy left him for Gatsby. Gatsby obsession led to his tragedy when he took the blame for killing myrtle for the sake of daisy. His obsession killed him, and it’s a corruption the American