Firstly, the characterisation of Blanche DuBois successfully hints at her flaw early in the play. She is described in the stage directions as she enters the play: “daintily dressed in a white suit” and as fragile as “a moth”. Word choice of “daintily” suggests Blanche’s fragility and “white suit” suggests her purity and innocence. Blanche’s purity is furthermore emphasised through her name “Blanche” which is French for “white”. The audience’s admiration for her character begins to grow as she is portrayed as an innocent character.
She is first perceived as a weak character who Iago says keeps many thoughts to herself: "She puts her tongue a little in her heart," meaning that many of her most critical thoughts remain unsaid. Even Desdemona has to encourage her to speak. This silence throughout much of the play may be one cause of her drastically changing at the end. Initially Emilia sets out to please Iago without question, as this was her role as an Elizabethan wife, however at the end she speaks against him when she realizes his true intentions. Her change at the end of the play could show that she’s isn’t an outsider, as she now has her own opinion and her own voice like many of the other characters within the play.
The few women that do exist in the novel are ‘idealised’ as a type of perfection of the species. This is countered as the men are displayed as flawed and arguably weak. Caroline and Elizabeth are major examples of this idealisation; there are potentially many reasons for this. This can be seen through an example of Shelley applauding the feminine and criticising the masculine is through the relationship between Victor and his mother. Caroline is shown to be a loving and perfect parent; she is often described as ‘soft and benevolent’.
ABSTRACT A tragedy cannot be completed without a tragic hero and Aristotle states that a tragic should be a person who is born in a noble family, like Oedipus Rexs. Some critics like Henrietta L.Palmer and Heather A.Fowler has portrayed Cordelia as the tragic hero of the play just because of her truthfulness and sacrifices. However, some other critics like Dr.Ronnie Bie and A.C. Bredely has their affirm opinions that King Lear is the real tragic hero of the play. Although, Cordelia is one of the main protagonists of the play yet her character does not meet the Aristotelian principles of tragic hero. She is very sweet and kind; but according to Aristotle, a person who is an embodiment of goodness only, cannot arise pity and fear in the audience.
Consequently, the young heroine finds herself involved in many embarrassing situations throughout the novel. However, as the story goes on, Catherine eventually learns to distinguish between fantasy and reality and between her own wild imaginings and her intuition. Northanger Abbey has long been considered an ironic parody of the Gothic novel, which was very popular in Austen’s time. The purpose of this essay is to explore the elements of the Gothic novel present in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and to analyze the way in which they have been satirized by the author. Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey: a Gothic Parody The Gothic fiction is a literary genre that combines elements of both horror and romance.
In the story we learn that Pete falls for a girl who is out of his league. She is popular. “All the boys are crazy about her, but she didn’t even notice me.” Pete on the other hand is shy and timid; he goes unnoticed, just as the character Sucker does. This leads me to ask myself, “Why wouldn’t Pete make an imaginary self to look up to? Well, he has no older brothers to look up to.” Pete allows himself to get angry at his imaginary self.
Carla is characterized as the perfect and beautiful success story, while Bethany is characterized as the ugly screw-up. However, neither person is happy in their respective positions. Carla is always annoyed and hung by her nails in modeling. Although it is hard to notice, Carla does get annoyed with her beauty sometimes as well. She often feels like she has no privacy, and guys constantly hassle her on the street and pressure her from the beginning of a relationship.
Gothic horror was a popular genre in the late 19th century that was defined by specific literary tropes. This particular genre focused on the supernatural and fictional monsters to entertain readers by appealing to their natural fears. During this period many authors took their place in literary history by creating unique stories that combined both romanticism and science fiction. Gothic fiction was published as short stories, novels, novellas or poetry and continues to excite audiences and readers in the 21st century. Two significant gothic works include Bram Stoker’s infamous story Dracula and Christabel a long narrative poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s.
When Mrs. Mooney is observing Polly’s interactions with young men, she becomes frustrated that “none of [the men] meant business” and considers sending Polly back to her previous job (63). Mrs. Mooney is highly focused on her own aspirations, and therefore compromises her sense of empathy. Mrs. Mooney is a heavy influence on Polly’s actions. Mrs. Mooney acts as if she is unaware of Polly’s affair with Bob Doran; however, Mrs. Mooney and Polly share an unspoken understanding. Mrs. Mooney is the ringleader of Polly’s indecency, and manages Polly under implicit control.
JEALOUSY The jealousy that occurs when one is favoured than the other. Azreen is jealous of Madhuri. She is always being compared to her, especially for the things that she is not, or does not have. She doesn’t have her sister’s grace and beauty, and it seems like her parents favour her sister more. “She could not stand it when her parents and friends compared her to her sister.