After Miss Emily had died they recovered Homers body and discovered a fresh hair on the pillow next to his that suggested she had been sleeping with the dead body all along. Some residents of the town believed she was a lunatic because she had crazy in her bloodline, slept with a dead man and stayed in her house for multiple years at a time. Although this view may be acceptable she is defiantly able to be seen more as a victim.
Judge Stevens says to one of the townspeople, “’will you accuse a lady to her face of smelling bad?’” (545), which provides the reader with even more sympathy than before. At this point in the story, Miss Emily just seems like a poor old woman with nobody left to love. As we read on, Faulkner provides more details about Miss Emily, which might suggest her slight insanity. For the first three days after her father’s death, Miss Emily acted as if her father was still alive, keeping the dead body with her until the townspeople threatened to resort to law and force to bury the body. At one point, Miss Emily goes to the druggist to buy arsenic.
One of the key themes is that under time of stress and adversity, neighbors, friends, and even family members have a tendency to turn on each other when they allow fear to govern their actions. While Arthur Miller's The Crucible succeeds in bringing the viewer into the time period of the Salem Witch Trials by maintaining an accurate timeline of events, there are significant inaccuracies in the character details which were likely changed for the purposes of creating a compelling storyline in the motion picture. The movie begins with several young women, who appear to be faking spiritual ailments, which could not be explained medically. The town began to think that they were demonically possessed. When the women had the entire town convinced, they used that to their advantage.
168) Patients who spoke their mind and asserted their rights were declared as insane and silenced; this is exemplified by McMurphy’s lobotomy. From the readers point of view Nurse Ratched is seen to be more insane than many of the acute patients, sick with her power and her authority. The character of Ratched is a metaphor for society in general as she persecutes those who are simply different. This prompts the reader to question as to whether the patients are insane, or is society. The theme of power in the novel can also be related to society.
T. Ray scares Lily by saying that the men Rosaleen assaulted will probably come back and kill her. T. Ray tells Lily that her mother planned on abandoning her the day she was killed and this is the last straw for Lily. She stands up to T. Ray and while he was out in the peach field she packs her bags and the small box of her mother’s belongings and leaves a note telling T. Ray that he shouldn’t bother looking for her. Lily goes back to the jail to visit Rosaleen and is told she is now in the hospital and Lily knows that the white men must have come back and beat her up some more. Lily manages to break Rosaleen out of the hospital and they hitchhike to Tiburon, South Carolina
Yesterday, the citizens of Verona were shocked at the discovery of a double death. Two young teenagers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet’s bodies were discovered in the Capulet family tomb; both of them dead. Initial investigation shows that the two committed suicide. One by sword and the other by poison. It appears that Romeo went down to mourn Juliet inside the Capulet tomb when he encountered Country Paris who was supposed to have wed Juliet last week.
When the oracle said that her son would kill his father and sleep with his mother she quickly abandoned her son to avoid that horrible fate and thanked the oracle for that. However, when Oedipus heard that Polybus was dead and realized he didn’t kill his father Jocasta said the oracle was useless. Jocasta is the type of person that chooses to be blind and accept the lies but only when they help her. If the truths help her then she will accept the truths. Jocasta is also trying to blind Oedipus in this quote.
She was so happy. Another example was I thought that the ghost Victor that kept coming and scaring Anne and Nicholas was just a fake but he was real, because one day Grace saw him as well. The last example was i kept thinking that Victors family was the ghost, but in the end it turined out Grace, Anne, Nicholas and Charles were the ghosts all along. Grace killed her kids with a pillow then she comited suicide, and Charles just died in the war and came back to say bye. To conclude, Irony created suspnse in " The
Insanity in King Lear is most evident in the portrayal of Lear himself, his mind is haunted and unsettled by the cruel treatment he receives at the hands of his daughters. At the core of this play is a paradox, when Lear is seen as sane, his logic is foolish and ridiculous, however throughout the play as his descendant into madness progresses, he seems to have shards of awareness amongst the gibberish he speaks. At the beginning of the play, Lear would be considered as clinically sane, however his logic is complete madness. He declares his abdication and to determine what each daughter will receive, he devised a contest for them, to see who declared their love for him the greatest. “Which of you shall we say doth love us most.” The verb “say” reflects Lear’s lack of rationality as love cannot be measured with words.
Nine-year old Elizabeth Parris and eleven years old Abigail Williams started having fits, strange behaviors and would scream with anger. A doctor looked at the girls and decided that the only explanation was spells caused by witchcraft. Despite the fact today we know it wasn’t logically true, but the town had a strong belief of the devil. Hysteria and chaos took over the town, soon enough when girls all over town decided to take part in it, and began accusing the townspeople without a reason. This is one reason why this is the worst thing that happened to America.