Even though Desdemona is naive, she does not deserve the suffering she experiences. She is abused verbally and physically by Othello and then finally smothered to death. Just because someone is naive and lacks the wisdom to prevent her downfall, she does not deserve to die. Since Desdemona's suffering is greatly out of proportion to her mistakes, she has this characteristic of a tragic
She would not take so much effort in prospect of causing such painful deaths to the ladies and torture him. Her intensity watching the potion being made shows the ecstasy she suddenly feels almost turning to wickedness and evil. It shows her desire of this evil act through the scheme which will cost her her "whole fortune" this shows her ambiguity and high intentions for the potion and murder– the sense that she will be forever recognised by this act is shown with the closing line "next moment I dance at the King's," the poem implies her intention to carry herself as a woman who has accomplished a great deed as she believes. She
The theme of death is often depicted indirectly throughout the play by means of various images. Blanche is afraid of dying and this is deducible by her constant anxiety about the way she looks or what she will wear, her hiding her real age and her aversion for bright light. Her attempts to assert her sexuality by seducing younger men also reveals her fear of growing old and losing her former beauty. She is convinced that her happiness depends on others, that she will only be happy if she is with a man, so she needs to use her good looks to find a husband. She believes that her beauty is her strongest asset and now that she is getting older, she dreads the possibility of being alone.
The study of transformations reveals why certain texts are valued. Texts from the past have been adapted to contemporary situations to explore how such texts deal with key issues and present new ways of thinking or evaluating society. While the older text may seem dated on the surface, the new text shows how the same values are still relevant in a modern context. ‘Emma’, an early 19thC English novel written by Jane Austen, and ‘Clueless’ a late 20th C American film directed by Amy Heckerling, on the surface look worlds apart, in fact they are 184 years apart, but the inspiration for both came from similar issues. Both texts are essentially about human relationships and their complications.
Why I Don’t Want a Baby Impromptu Throughout Polly Vernon’s article, “Why I Don’t Want a Baby”, she argues to prove people can live happy lives without a baby by appealing to pathos. In this article pathos connects with the readers through emotions. The two most prominent were anger and annoyance. In Polly Vernon’s case emotion was everything. Anger was a magnified topic when she discusses the decision with people of different reasoning and annoyance from being discriminated against every time just because of her choice.
Why do women return to their cheating partners? Many people, women in particular return to their partners who would constantly cheat on them and show disrespect their relationship. From an outsider’s point of view, it is the most irrational decision a woman would make, but why would these people come back again to their partners who clearly disrespected their bond and would most likely do it again? Reasons may vary from total love and devotion or the hope that the cheater will change, but the most crucial is monophobia, the fear of being alone. Firstly, when someone is totally devoted to their love interest it may be hard to turn a conscious eye to their imperfections and faults.
James felt a love for Minny that went much beyond the love one feels for a cousin. He became passionate over Minny; however, he knew that a marriage between them could never exist, just as Ralph knew he could never really have Isabel. It is no surprise that with such strong feelings towards Minny she would appear time and again in James' women characters. Perhaps Minny most presents herself in James' characters because, as Kaplan states, "Minny attacked life. If she was reckless, it was a recklessness that excited [James]" (74).
She was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 and died 20 January 1993. She lived a long, passionate life full of glamour and fame, appearing in many great and successful movies. She was loved by everybody as a sweet, kind and compassionate woman. In her later years of life she devoted her life to UNICEF, becoming a loving humanitarian. This is what we know of her anyway.
Modernism in Bliss by Katherine Mansfield ‘Bliss’ by Katherine Mansfield could be read as sentimental prose however, it is a revolutionary Modernist story still being read and analysed in the 21st century. It is the story of Bertha Young, a ‘happy’ housewife and Mother. Set in one day as Bertha prepares for a dinner party she is having for her ‘modern, thrilling friends…just the kind of friends they wanted.’ At the start of the story Bertha is experiencing a feeling of joy that she has never felt before ‘a feeling of absolute bliss’ though she has difficulty in articulating and explaining this feeling. She longs to share, to understand and find somebody that can also identify with this feeling. Bertha is looking forward to a dinner party she is giving for some friends - a bourgeoisie bohemian set of artists who are grotesque exaggerations, shallow and meaningless people.
Mrs Alving comes to believe that all people are loaded with “all sorts of old dead ideas and old dead beliefs”. They can’t “rid [themselves] of them”. She also realises how “pitifully afraid [people are] of the light” or the truth. People want to be free of the debilitating constraints of society, but are afraid to cast off the shadows, and step into the “light” of “truth”, where they may have to face issues long buried. Mrs Alving becomes aware that people believe that life is “a vale of tears…and [that people] do [their] best to make it one.” She wants to find the “joy of living” which Osvald describes, but instead she “struggles with ghosts, both inside and