Intermingled within her thoughts that seem to mean nothing, she expresses her grief as well as dropping subtle hints that Hamlet is the reason why she has gone insane. Ophelia has a difficult time dealing with her father's death, and ultimately ends up going mad because she can't cope with it. Unlike Laertes, Hamlet, and Fortinbras who have the option to revenge their fathers' death, Ophelia, cannot take revenge on Hamlet, because in the time period the play was written, it was improper for women to do so. Ophelia was completely devastated over her father's death, "He is dead, Gone to thy deathbed, He will never come again." When she is introduced as being mad in the play in Act IV, scene 5, she makes many references to her father's death through a song she sings.
The poem is written from the point of view of the betrayed sister, left alone without her loved one. So we are told of her anger and rollo-coaster of emotions as she comes to terms with the devastation her sister has caused. The speaker states that even if she ‘had not been born at all He’d never have looked at’ Maude, hinting that it was Maude’s jealously which lead her to snitch on her sister. The first stanza shows a lot of outrage that the speaker feels towards Maude. It is opened with a rhetorical question, ‘Who told my mother of my shame, who told my father of my dear?’ This shows that the poem is a direct curse towards her sister Maude and has an intended audience.
Williams included her alcoholism to create the awareness of blanches need to escape the harsh reality of life and how out of control she is. This is also shown in scene III where she ‘cannot stand a naked light bulb’, and insists on covering it with a ‘paper lantern’, reflecting her need to hide from reality of her past. Additionally the burning need for sexual desire in the character of Blanche can very easily be interpreted as immoral lust, however, I feel that Williams has included her relentless sleeping with men as a reflection of her loneliness and insecurity. The story of her ‘degenerate’ husbands suicide is clearly the root of her problems, as ‘she didn’t just love him but worshipped the ground he walked on’. She cannot face up to reality and deal with her emotional problems in a ‘normal’ way, thus creating a sordid reputation for herself.
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 turning point in this poem was when Gwendolyn said “She heard no hoof-beat of the horse and saw no flash of the shining steel.” This line describes how Carolyn realized that Roy was not the man he appeared to be and she grows to be angry and disgusted with him and “her hatred for him bursts into glorious flowers”. The killing of Emmitt Till both angered and inspired Gwendolyn to write this poem, and shows her hatred against Roy through the eyes of Carolyn. Instead of coming right out and saying how she felt she described how she felt carefully through Carolyn over a period of
Miller portrays the start of her vengeful needs through an intimate love and hate scene between the two characters, resulting in Proctor disowning their previous relationship: “Abby, I [Proctor] may think of you softly from time to time, but I will cut off my own hand before I’ll ever reach for you again… we never touched, Abby.” Proctor rejects any attempted reconnections with Abigail, implying he is committed to his wife, Elizabeth. This honesty from Proctor, whom she revered and adored, pains her in ways she cannot comprehend, leaving her cold and merciless as she attempts to shield herself from the unbearable scars Proctor left her. Miller’s use of “cut of my own hand” reveals Proctor’s emotions during the scene: exhaustive and slightly guilty. However, he feels frightened by Abigail intense pressure to make him hers, and
Sexton saw writing as a way to escape. She was a confessional poet. “‘Confessional’ is sometimes used to describe the representation of extreme, personal, possibly painful experiences, for therapeutic or cathartic effect” (Matterson 49). Sexton was often shunned because of the graphic material in her poems like adultery, suicide, and masturbation. “Sexton once wrote that poetry ‘should be a shock to the senses.
This desire arises because of her constant loneliness which she puts up with after her husband's tragic death. From that point on her life, she goes sliding down a slippery slope. Blanche goes on a search for guys who would fulfill her desire, yet she never gets an adequate amount, so she moves on. This only perpetuates her suffering and dirties her name and reputation. After she has nowhere to go, her desire brings her to her sister's doorsteps.
The Definition of Hate The theme of hating someone or something because the narrator is addicted to or in love with the subject/object is evident in “Hate Poem,” by Julie Sheehan, and the songs “I Hate Everything About You” by Adam Gontier, “Hate That I Love You” by Tor Hermansen and “What is This Feeling” from the Broadway musical Wicked. This theme can be seen in each of the three phases. The first phase is the narrator or writer’s obsession with hating the person. The second phase is when the narrator or writer becomes dependent on the person but is scared to lose them. The third phase is that the narrator or writer cannot admit how they feel about the person or object and are sometimes confused as to why they are so infatuated with it.
Lady Macbeth is constantly ridiculing Macbeth because he is too afraid to kill Duncan, and she even tells him that he might as well be a woman. This is ironic because in this quote, Lady Macbeth says “Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” (5.1.39), which lets the readers know that she feels guilty. This guilt is what would eventually drive her to madness. Mental madness all due to an attempt to gain and maintain power; power both over their own selves and a run for