Sykes was very ungrateful and didn’t appreciate his wife, he tried to get her out of the way so he can be with his mistress Bertha. The saying “Karma is a bitch,” relates to the story because, Sykes tried poisoning his wife with a rattlesnake, but instead he was bitten and died from the poison. The story unfolds when Sykes got home and verbally abused his wife, but she stood up and faced him without any fear in her eyes, that was the breaking point for Delia, despite all her hard work he didn’t appreciate her, so she decided to stand up for herself and no longer endure her husband’s abuse. Sykes character unfolds when the narrator painted a picture of what he really is and his thoughts against his wife, he was wicked and cruel against his wife but was sweet and caring towards his mistress Bertha. He would go all out just to get Delia out of his way of being happy with his mistress.
The narrator proves that her husband is oppressive when she reveals how afraid she is of him. She says, “There comes John, and I must put this away—he hates to have me write a word” (Gillman 41). Likewise, in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” it is perceived that the main character Louise Mallard is oppressed by her husband as well. Though it is never stated outright, the way she reflects on her husband, Brently Mallard, proves that he oppressed her just as Gillman’s narrator was oppressed. Louise is informed that her husband has been killed in accident, and
Through Marlow, Kurtz appears a mythical beast, never directly involved in any affairs yet omnipresent. Kurtz doesn't appear to be a character in the story as much as a part of its setting, he seems to never truly exists. Marlow aptly refers to him as a nightmare, but
Throughout William Shakespeare’s play, King Lear’s daughters, Goneril and Regan, show no mercy to their former king and father. Goneril’s lack of compassion is seen by many, even those of importance to her, such as her husband, Albany. “Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile: / Filths savor but themselves. What have you done? / Tigers, not daughters, what have you performed?” (IV ii 42-44) Albany proclaims to his wife after being informed of how she has mistreated her father and pushed him to insanity.
Comparison and contrast literary essay In “ The Fall of a city” by Alden Nowlan, a boy tears up his paper dolls after his uncle makes fun of him for playing with them. In “ We have to sit opposite” by Ethel Wilson, two Canadian women make up fantastical stories about Canada to make fun of a German man in the carriage of a train. “ The Fall of a city” and “ We have to sit opposite” both discuss themes of imagination, making fun of others, and people’s reactions after they got insulted by others . In “The Fall of a city” the character Teddy uses his imagination to escape from the real world, because his uncles makes fun of him to get control; however, in “We have to sit opposite”, the main characters Mrs. Forrester and Mrs. Montrose use their imagination to make fun of the blue toothed guy in order to defend themselves. These two different stories show two different ways that imagination and bullying interact.
His femininity is derived from his “docility,” “humanity,” and “tenderness of heart” drawn from his childhood along with his failures as a man (No children, no employment) as Bliss mentions. Bliss goes on to suggest that the narrator oppresses this femininity with violent actions in which ultimately leads to the death of his two cats and wife. Upon the discovering of his wife’s body by the police Bliss states that the narrator felt a “veneer of masculinity” as he had acted “un-quivered” by the events but went on to be emasculated as the body is discovered. When the narrator “swoons” this the ultimate degree of femininity, as Bliss states. Bliss’s argument is well presented, thorough, and very psychologically in-depth.
When Mr. Hale talks about how Minnie acted when he discovered her husband, is when we begin to feel pity for her. She shows no emotion, which we can guess means that she was not very happy with her husband. The women also pity Minnie because of how the men just barge into her home and criticize how untidy things are. The County Attorney expresses his opinion “No -- it’s not cheerful. I shouldn’t say she had the homemaking instinct” (Page 901).
Sir Toby first displays a sense of rudeness towards Olivia when he states, “What a plague means my niece to take the death of her thus? I am sure care’s an enemy to life”(1.3.1), because, although his nephew has recently passed away, it does not occur to him to provide Olivia with any kind of comfort but instead question her mourning, which portrays him as insensitive and could be the reason why they don’t hold a close relationship. It is reasonable to hypothesize that Sir Toby has inhabited Olivia’s house for quite some time now because he feels comfortable enough to always be inebriate and disregard the multiple times that Olivia threatens to oust him from her house if he continues to drink. Maria, however, always reminds him that “That quaffing and drinking will undo....”(1.3.13) him. His ignorance towards her confirm the lack of respect he has towards her as a person and as a family member.
As soon as Blanche engages conversation with her sister, the lies begin to slowly unwind themselves. The intensity builds as Stella, Blanche’s sister, is now married to a man named Stanley who instantly despises everything to do with Blanche. Throughout the play, he decides to take it upon himself to find out anything he can about Blanche and what transpired with the old home of Blanche and Stella’s as Blanche refuses to give a straight answer as to why she lost custody of it. Eventually Stanley discovers the truth about both the house and Blanche’s ‘innocence.’ He confronts her about it which finally sends her all the way off the deep end. The play ends with a doctor and a matron taking Blanche away to an insane asylum as Stella cries as she realizes she has lost her only sister.
Hearing this confession, Amanda wonders what will become of the family now and decides that the only other option is for Laura to get married. Laura admits she once liked a boy who she assumes is married by now, and also reminds Amanda that she is “crippled”, which causes Amanda to chastise Laura for using that word and tells her she must be charming. Scene Three: Tom argues with Amanda about the fact he has no privacy whilst Laura looks on desperately; he ends up leaving the apartment and Amanda claims that Tom spends all his nights out doing something sordid and risking his job with his lack of sleep. He insults Amanda and then throws his coat, on accident, towards Laura’s collection of glass animal figurines. Amanda declares that she will not speak to Tom until he apologises, and Tom bends down to pick up the glass; he appears as if he is about to speak to Laura, but says nothing.