In the Browning poems ‘My Last Duchess’ ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and ‘The Laboratory’ all these lover face multitude of emotions: obsession, lust, power, status and jealousy. Throughout Romeo and Juliet and the Robert Browning poetry there is also violence but for many different reasons; murder and death also play a significant role in each text. Right at the start of Romeo and Juliet you get a sense that fate and destiny play a key part in the overall outcome. In the prologue it states ‘two star cross’d lovers take their life’ This shows that their paths are already entwined and that there future has been written. In the Elizabethan time period people strongly believed in superstition, fate, destiny and the wheel of fortune.
The Gaitas each faced their own fears of unable to belong, but none so as much as Christina who dies to the loneliness of been unable to fit in. “He found her just staring into the fire” describes Raymond, illustrating how desperate his mother had been. As a result she is characterized as ‘appearing to be cheerful and vivacious’ but in truth ‘deeply depressed.’ Christina is an allusion of the displaced socialite hungry for a sense of fulfillment and security, in a place where she cannot get the acceptance she seeks; she wants to ‘fall asleep and die”. She feels geographically and culturally displaced, as a result she never settles into Frogmore. Raymond uses a series of fragmented repetitions to convey the alienation felt by Christina.
The play ‘All my Sons” by Arthur Miller focuses on the themes of loss, guilt and the past revealing itself in the present. In this scene, Miller reveals that Kate and Ann feel very differently about Larry. Kate, as Larry’s mother, refuses to believe that he has died and needs other people around her to feel the same to give her feeling credibility, whereas Ann has come to terms with his death and, although expresses sadness and has a nostalgic attitude, feels ready to move forward with her life. Kate is driven by emotions regarding her feelings for Larry and Chris is determined for her to face up to reality. However, her sons death is something she won’t accept due to the implications it might have, displaying that she is trapped in the past.
This quote is a paradox because while reading this the reader can apprehend that the unintended meeting was not as bad as it should have been. The one thing that is keeping the true lovers apart is the family feud (Montague’s and the Capulet’s) that’s been going on for many years. But Romeo and Juliet don’t care and later on they go against their families and get married. Tybat (Juliet’s cousin) was killed and Juliet’s parents think that it was the reason she committed suicide. As soon as the nurse finds out that Tybalt is dead her reaction is very troubling and she doesn’t exactly know how to break it to Juliet so at the end result she says, “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that kill’d him, he is banished.” (3.2.69-70).
In “A Sorrowful Woman” Godwin’s unnamed wife character, starts off in depression and only worsens as the story progresses. Faye is upset because she does not have a child and desperately wants to give one to Kai; Godwin’s unnamed wife is upset and is desperately trying to escape from the child and husband and her mother duties that she already has. Faye’s attitude towards her family is making everyone in contact with her unbearable. As Van Der Zee states “She was making life unbearable for everyone around her.” (5). It was because “Everybody worried about her.
This may be due to the fact that she was in denial about her mortality, and it wasn’t until the end of her story that she came face to face with the fact that she is going to die. When that realization hits a person, it is overwhelming, even for a strong brilliant woman like Vivian. She realized she was lacking that human interaction and love that is necessary in every person’s life. The flashbacks in the film tell us she was never really interested in having that relationship with anyone, she kept putting it off, because her work came first. There is a valuable lesson the audience can take away from the film as well, being that we should value our time, because we never know how long it is really going to
The characters in the film are somehow trapped in past memories and cannot release themselves from the mental torture. They have happy memories with the dead person, and they refuse to learn that the person they love has passed away. Hiroko Watanabe, the fiancée of the dead male Itsuki Fujii, is still absorbed in the past memories with Itsuki, and continues to lament on the death of Itsuki. This hampers her whole-hearted involvement in routines. She cannot respond to Akiba Shigeru’s love as a complete Hiroko, though she is willing to live with Akiba in the future.
Louise was grieving and at the time she felt a joy from the feeling of independence, but she was afraid to show it for a while because she knows it’s not right to feel like that. Her marriage wasn’t a bad marriage but even the best marriages can be a burden on someone. The window that was open in her room expresses the idea of freedom and chasing after something you want. First, when Louise’s husband dies she is overwhelmed with sadness and grief “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister's arms. When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone.
Her frustration and harsh words about Walter seem fully justifiable. Elizabeth clearly sees herself as having wasted her life with Walter, missing out on a better life she could have had with someone else. Elizabeth’s dismal view of her fate changes once Walter’s corpse is brought home. As Elizabeth and her mother-in-law undress and wash Walter’s body, Elizabeth confronts her role in the marriage’s failure. When she looks at the corpse, she realizes that for years, she has not really seen Walter.
Because Eliza is jealous of Georgiana, she prevents Georgiana from eloping with the man she loves. And that’s why they hate each other. Both of Misses Reed are selfish, they don't care about their mother's illness or death. While Mrs. Reed is suffering from her deteriorating health, Georgiana feels bored and wishes if her aunt who lives in London invites her to their home, and Eliza is busy in planning for her life after her mother's death. When Mrs. Reed dies Jane says, "Neither of us had dropped a tear."