The wallpaper is at first a great annoyance to Jane as she claims that it is confusing and contradicting. Jane was a writer and was not permitted to express herself through the means of writing. She is not only affected by the physical restraints of being inside the room alone, but the yellow wallpaper is dreadful and fosters only negative creativity. Jane's negative thoughts are first displayed through "It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions." This is displaying the beginning of her negative thoughts which is the contribution to her spiralling into insanity since her disease confuses her mind and contradicts her logic, the paper parallels her mental state at this point.
Instead of using a regular “okay”, Vernon inserts an “OK” to show her sarcastic anger towards one of her colleagues who disagrees with her opinion. You can tell she is immediately annoyed with peoples lack of respect of her opinion. With the emotion she is trying to get him to agree or even just compromise with the fact she wants nothing to do with having a child. By using such a strong emotion like anger she is adding passion to the argument; angry words like scold, attacks, selfless and deconstructed add fuel to the passage by giving the readers a feeling to have instead of just being neutral and it helps the readers gain an emotional tie and move over to “her side”. Having the readers believe she has a right to her own opinion right of the bat gives the author, Vernon, an upper-hand moving on to the rest of the article.
This also affected the audience by making them feel intimidated by Orin and feel sorry for Seymour for attempting to go against him. Another moment in the production was when Audrey and Orin entered the shop and he was mistreating her. The two actors work together physically more than vocally since Orin kept tripping, hitting or gesturing to Audrey. He would exaggerate his movements so when he went to push her he would use both arms and push them forwards at full power and make it seem like it would hurt. Audrey would respond by tripping over or falling down a level to show where Orin thinks she should stand.
In A Streetcar Named Desire, the main character Blanche DuBois is a character that is shaped and damaged by her experiences and her past, therefore using lies and deceit to try and fix her life from the downward tumble it was taking. It serves as a driving force for the plot and creates tension is the mini-climaxes of the play, as well as the main ones. Blanche uses her lies to confuse reality and her own fantasies and wishes that she feels 'ought to be the truth'. Without leaving it only to herself, she becomes desperate to pull the blinds over her past and keep it hidden, so she continuously tries to 'pull the wool' over other characters' eyes as well, as Stanley had phrased, whom was not fooled by her lies from the start. Blanche's lies became the source of her nervous tendencies as well, such as her excessive drinking problem and her obsessive protection of her age and appearance.
The most important themes of “A streetcar named Desire” are the following: sexual desire, death, madness and the contradiction between illusions and reality. All of these themes are tightly connected with each other and often appear simultaneously, via imagery. Right from the beginning of the play, Blanche says that in order to get to her sister’s house, she rode a streetcar named “Desire” and then changed to another one called “Cemeteries”. BLANCHE [with faintly hysterical humor]: “They told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at--Elysian Fields!” (p 117) The image of the two buses that actually ran the streets of New Orleans provides the perfect scenery for the beginning of the play, while the vehicles act as symbols representing the two most important themes: sexuality and death. The theme of death is often depicted indirectly throughout the play by means of various images.
Module A: Comparison of Texts Individuals challenge the values that permeate time, in a manner that is relevant to their society. This rebellion is evident in William Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew and Gil Junger’s film 10 Things I Hate About You whereby Katherina and Kat initially disregard the social expectations for women of their context. The composers portray this comparably, using textual integrity so the women’s misunderstood, shrew-like behavior is suited to their culture and society. This in turn, provokes both characters to experience a transformation of self and their values. In The Taming of The Shrew, Katherina challenges the values and themes of courtship and marriage, dismissing the female etiquette when meeting her suitor.
In the fiction novel of Nineteen minutes a tragic school shooting occurs, amongst the confusion and blame fuelled mostly by the media, the author, Jodi Picoult attempts to bring together the complex web of society to help us understand why these incidents happen again and again. The idea of blame is a major theme in this novel and is used cunningly to shift responsibility from the media, Peter, music genres and sub-cultures and even onto Peter’s mother Lacy herself. The author uses flashbacks and ………. Another theme is the way Peter Houghton is psychologically profiled and in the way we are positioned to feel sympathy for him and to even almost forgive him through the use of ….. this is accurate but also unaccurate. This novel also asks the question, what does it mean to be different from everyone else?
However, this attitude to love and women changes from positive to negative when he realises Lesbia’s infidelity, seen in Poems 5 and 10. Catullus also holds a negative attitude to other women in the poems who he sees as objects of affection and lust and not as women to love. Secondly, Catullus has an unfavourable attitude to women as he see’s women as deceitful. This attitude is seen in Poems 10 and 11 where he is deceived by Lesbia and a woman he names as a ‘tartlet’ and this leads to Catullus’s final attitude to women where he see’s women as being insatiable, this also links to the first attitude where Catullus uses women as objects to calm his desire for lust and is seen in Poems, 11, 32 and 110. The focus of the commentary is to form an argument around the statement that Catullus’s overall attitude to women is negative and derogatory.
The last few lines of the play are more emotional and full of regret: “mother, I didn’t mean to-“ P171. The build-up of arguments and confrontation all comes crashing down and the tone suddenly changes to sad making the ending more dramatic: “Joe...Joe…Joe...Joe” P171. Miller’s use of short sentences builds up the drama and Kate’s desperation grows to make sure Chris does not blame himself: don’t dear. Don’t take it on yourself. Forget now.” P171.
However, there is a an obvious counteract shown by the younger generation, as they realize that their actions towards the girl/s were wrong. At the end of the extract Priestly creates drama, through the aspect of old versus young, when Sheila releases her feeling for the girl and her disgust for her parents, criticising their way of interpreting these events but soon cut down by her parents: “(Bitterly) I suppose we’re all nice people now.” Sheila believes that what they did to that girl was cruel and realizes it whereas her parents and Gerald do not. Sheila throughout the play has gained more influence and power as she contributed and fought for what she though was right (verbally to the other characters). To emphasise the drama and significance in this extract, Priestly shows her stand up to her parents, this is shown through the stage directions of her “bitterly” questioning her father, mother and Gerald. From the beginning of the play Sheila has always described and presented to be different from the others.