This tension starts as Blanche says, “This horrible place”, and, “never, never, never in my worst dreams could I picture – only Poe! – could do it justice.” This clearly offends Stella, and so Blanche carries on to say, “Oh I meant to be nice about it”, as she is aware that she must be nice to Stella since she has nowhere else to go. Instantly this causes discomfort with her and Stella; Tennessee Williams allows Blanche to ramble on and be mindlessly rude to her sister as it sets off a contrast in thoughts between the sisters. Stella appears to be happy and almost carefree whereas Blanche is directed to be ‘stiff’ and ‘quite cold’, again showing the difference in the women which is then highlighted further as Blanche ‘is daintily dressed in a white suit with a fluffy bodice, necklace and earrings of pearl, white gloves and hat’. Williams uses the stage directions to illustrate that Blanche is not of a normal mind-set as she seems to be nervous, using directions such as, ‘A cat screeches.
Very silly choice if you ask me’. She is very different to other parents because normal parents will complement their child even though they were horrible but Gwen instantly lists all the negatives factors of the play and say Meg was terrible. Gwen’s continuous nagging creates a barrier between her and Meg which Gwen is not able to get out of her domestic world. Furthermore, when Gwen was complaining to Jim that she did not have her keys, Jim tries to convince Gwen that he does not have the key but she tips all the contents of her handbag on the floor which shows she is in a very irrational nature. Gwen has a tendency to repeat a lot of words in order to get a message across which also can show anxiety, especially when she says ‘No.
When John Reed finds her and hurls a book at her head, she is forced to go to the "red-room." Jane is immediately blamed without having a chance to give her account of the incident. Jane's straightforwardness and honesty when relating with others is fundamental to her character; but it is not until Mrs. Reed accuses Jane of having "a tendency to deceit" (65), in the presence of Mr. Brocklehurst, that we see this attribute of her character surface. Before this time, Jane has been able to suppress her anger and emotions regarding the Reed family quite successfully. In this scene, however, we seen Jane's hatred toward Mrs. Reed begin to fester and build up inside her until she erupts with emotion and all her pent-up feelings are released -- "Speak
For example, she told Daisy another patient that she would rat her out if she didn’t give up her valium pills. She also takes advantage of the fact that that other girls are scared of her, so she gets them to do whatever she wants, such as sneak out at night and follow her to the Dr.’s office. Lisa also conned Suzanne to escape the ward. Lisa also displayed a lack of remorse, shame or guilt. She made an anorexic feel bad for not eating, calling her names like cow or pig.
Such as when her son Bailey does not want her to bring her cat Pitty Sing on the trip. Instead of arguing about it she just hides the cat in a basket and brings it anyway. The grandmother then wishes to go visit an old plantation along the way yet knows that Bailey will not want to do this, her solution to this is to let the children persuade him. She tells the children of a house filled with secret panels and hidden treasure, this in turn gets them excited and begging Bailey to take them there for a visit. It is quite clear that through her actions that the grandmother is very selfish thus trying to satisfy her selfishness by manipulating others.
Here, Kingshaw’s mother is trying to treat both the boys with equal respect.“I shall not make a favourite of my own child”, which is conveyed to the reader constantly as throughout the novel as her respect for her own child declines as her feelings for Mr Hooper increases . Hooper’s hatred for his own Mother peaks when he thinks to himself “He wished she were dead instead of his father” The phrase, “wish she were dead” conveys the fact that Kingshaw’s hatred for her is an extreme one, this is because he feels that he has been forgotten in place of Mr Hooper and Hooper . Also, the fact that he wants her to be replaced by his father, a person who he has never thoroughly met emphasises that he hates his mother who is suppose to be loving and caring more than anyone he has known. A point that is later made when in his mind Kingshaw exclaims, “he hated her more than Hooper now”. This exaggerates his hate for his mother even more as Hooper is Kingshaw’s worst enemy, this suggests that Kingshaw’s worst relationship is with his mother, potentially implying she is the reason for his death.
Jane appears to blame herself for their actions because she feels she is different to the rest of the family. She says “I know that had I been a sanguine, brilliant, careless, exacting, handsome, romping child – though equally dependant and friendless – Mrs Reed would have endured my presence more complacently”. She feels whilst the other children misbehave and get away with it she tries desperately to be good but gets the blame for everything. Jane thinks the ghost of her uncle might appear in the red room to console her. As darkness falls, her imagination runs riot.
By playing these songs it symbolizes how she hated piano so much when her mother made her play and then once her mother died Jing-mei realized she actually liked it. The theme of this short story is that you should go after something that you are passionate and care about. You should never base your life of somebody else’s dreams and ideas for you even if it is your mother. You will be the one who has to live with the decisions you make not anybody else. Jing-mei tries to stay obedient to her mother for as long as she can but when it finally came down to it, she just did not want the same things in life as her mother did.
So Victor does just that, but after it awakes, he is filled with disgust and hates his creation because in his eyes it is ugly. “But now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” (Page 56) A true mother doesn’t care what their child looks like, they love it anyways. Next, the major theme of this novel is the women’s role in families. During Victor’s dream, he sees Elizabeth turn into the corps of his mother. This reinforces the idea that women are frail and weak.
4, after Duncan announces that Malcolm is his successor, Macbeth says, "Stars, hide your fires! / Let not light see my black and deep desires." This suggests that he has thoughts of killing Duncan, but he is pushing those thoughts to back of his mind and doesn't want them brought out into the light. In contrast to that attitude is Lady Macbeth's attitude in Act 1, sc. 5, when she gets Macbeth's letter telling her of the witches' prophecies and of his becoming the Thane of Cawdor, she immediately fills her head with dark thoughts.