Virginia herself drowned herself by placing stones in her pockets and drowning herself. In both stories the authors feel weak in some way, shape or form. In A Chase, the author is placed in a position where she will inevitably lose to a man who is equally as quick and her once striving ego starts diminishing upon realizing that he’s going to catch her. In The Death of a Moth, Virginia felt pity for the moth because of how insignificant and small the moth was compared to death. Both stories are significantly different but both run the themes of death, acceptance and presentable
Sandra Lee Scheuer Gary Geddes poem titled, “Sandra Lee Scheuer”, is written as a response to a tragic death reported in a small news excerpt from the Akron Beacon Journal. Within the poem Geddes truly puts a face to a young woman who was murdered by an Ohio National guard during a student protest. The poem brings us into the day in a life of an unassuming student who may have otherwise only been known through her closest family and friends. In contrast, the Akron Beacon Journal explains the death of Sandra Lee Scheuer as unjustified due to her seemingly proper stature by comparison to her peers. Both of the writings exemplify a certain regret towards her death, yet Gedds' poetry creates an artistic channel which quickly pulls on the reigns of the readers emotions.
Did Mary Commit Suicide? “A Life without fairness is always worth living; a life without significance isn’t “, that’s the way Mary lived her life. These are the reasons why I believe that Mary committed suicide. First, Mary must have been a very troubled woman if she thought killing herself was justified. I get the feeling that she was sick from before because of the fact that she killed her husband and went into hiding.
She apologizes with words put into simile, metaphors, and symbolism. At the beginning of Mirikitani’s Suicide Note, she begins with an italicized paragraph describing an Asian-American girl who fell under the pressure of her parent’s high expectations, and was reported to have jumped from her dormitory window ledge to commit suicide. The poet then follows with a suicide note written in the form of a poem. Throughout the poem the speaker continues with the depressing, apologetic, and wretched tone. She gains more emphasis of the tone towards the end of the poem, when she is taking the fall off of the window ledge.
The women use their emotions in order to figure out that Mrs. Wright did commit the murder. By the end of the play they decide to protect her because they seemed to relate to the abuse she endured in the household. The murder was justifiable because during this time period there was no such thing as divorce. Mrs. Wright was dying slowly because of her husband, and the only way to escape was to kill him the same way he killed her bird through strangulation. Mrs. Wright’s situation is comparable to a prisoner who is condemned to incarceration for life with no parole when they have never committed a crime.
Reporters said there was a dagger at the scene, and a stab wound in her upper abdomen. She will be missed dearly by those who knew her. Although, he "fiend-like" queen, the collaborator and partner of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth has said to possibly have committed suicide. Lady Macbeth, as it is known from a reliable source, had been insomniac for many a days, which is supposed to be an outcome of her sense of guilt. She could no longer bear what she along with her husband did so far, and finally, she gave up.
“The picture of that girl, the fact that she had lived neighbor to that girl for twenty years, and had let her die for lack of life, was suddenly more than [Mrs. Hale] could bear” (194). She feels responsible and blames herself for what has happened to Minnie. She believes that the reason that she stayed away - “because it weren’t cheerful” (192) was the very reason she should have gone to see Minnie. She reacts to her refusal to visit Minnie as a crime in itself. “Oh, I wish I’d come over here once in a while!” she cried.
After she decides to end her life, she leaves a beautifully written letter to her husband expressing the way she felt about him. “I owe all the happiness of my life to you….I don’t think two people could have been happier than we have been.” (Cunningham 7) For her to make sure that her husband is well aware that it is not his fault she committed suicide demonstrates how much love they truly have for one another. Virginia felt trapped and felt her only choice was to kill herself. However, it was not society or her husband she felt she needed to get away from but herself. Writing was her passion, writing was her life, and if she could no longer write she didn’t have a reason or desire to continue living.
By creating a being, therefore, Victor automatically positions Woman in a lower rank than Man and ranks her essentially as unnecessary. Chapter 3 begins with a detailed description of Elizabeth and Victor’s mother, after they both contracted Scarlet Fever, resulting his mother’s death. Victor himself describes her death as an ‘omen…of my future misery’, and it seems that after his mother’s death, all female characters are shunned from Victor’s life, as he engages with his experiment. His mother’s death could not only symbolise his finality on engaging with a female character, but could also represent the death of all his morality and virtue, as represented by the docile and passive nature of women in the novel, portrayed through use of ‘The Sublime’ language and imagery. Furthermore, as well as usurping the natural role of women, Victor already usurps her working role, as his intense study at university, compared to the previous docile and domesticated description of Elizabeth , and Victor’s dying mother (in chapter 3), contrast to highlight the ableness of Man to work and earn a living, and women who are more suited to domestic life.
Symbolism In a Jury of her Peers, Susan Glaspell creates a story which demonstrates how women were marginalized and treated without significance. In her story the narrator never comes right out and states who killed Mr. Hale. Yet as the story develops it is almost certainly Mrs. Wright who committed the murder. Glaspell uses many symbols as a vehicle to illustrate the turmoil and pain Mrs. Wright was in: the burst jars of jelly, the knotted quilt and most importantly the caged bird. Charlotte Perkins Gilman authored The Yellow Wallpaper, and writes a somewhat autobiographical tale about a woman who is slowly descending toward a mental breakdown.