Additionally, it is human nature to try to please those that we care about. This poem strongly conveys the stress many adolescents undergo in order to please others, instead of pleasing themselves and in turn cracking under the pressure. The suicidal girl has a perfectionist streak in her, which compels her to be highly critical of herself. The Speaker also seems to have set unreasonable standards for herself. The reoccurring line in this poem, “not good enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough”, is to emphasize this aspect of her mind.
Why is it too monstrous? The desperate tone in this quote expresses a sense of paranoia which could explain her reasons for jumping to decisions. Her imagination also causes her to be very exaggerated and fanciful; her relationship with the children changes throughout the book using hyperbole to express different opinions. In Chapter 17 the Governess says, ‘I’d rather die than hurt a hair of you’ this appears to be rather strange especially in comparison to other moments of the book where she says that Miles ‘was a
ii. She has so much holding her back that John might think it’s better for her but in reality it is making her condition worse. b. But what of the illness itself, the increasing confusion between inside and outside, between what is in the wallpaper design and what is read into it and between the creeping women in the wallpaper and the heroine as the creeping women (Stephen L. Post) Pg 4. iii. This quote shows the irony of how her illness remains untreated after she is noticeably ill. iv.
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.
Medusa is described in a very negative manner. On the other hand, the final stanza makes us feel pity for her. Her lover had other ‘girls’ meaning he was unfaithful and the rhetorical question that follows makes Medusa seem desperate. This part of the poem evokes feelings from the reader as she is clearly distressed and suffering. She reminisces about when she was ‘fragrant and young’, illustrating her complete lack of confidence.
Whether it be from family, friends, critics, whatever or wherever, there will be unavoidable opposition expressed towards the writer. With a jerky rhythm and a when-the-going-gets-tough-the-tough-get-going like tone, Piercy expresses her frustration towards “they”, family or friends who accused her of laziness, time-wasting, and hermit-ing. Using phrases like “what you have is a tedious delusion”, “when are you planning to.. get a job”, and “they accuse you of withdrawing”(Piercy, online), she shares the discouragement that was expressed towards her writing. Despite this discouragement; however, Piercy also shares some encouragement with an ironic tone. The phrases, “talent is what they say you have”, “work is what you have done”, and “genius is what they know you had"(Peircy, online), reflect a completely opposite reaction given by the same critics.
some of the major incidents that I’ll include consist of the depression I suffered from due to isolation, and the terrible and intense arguments I had with my mother. In the end I will talk about how I have been trying to do random acts of kindness for my mother to make up for everything I made us both go through. (Score for Question 3: ___ of 20 points) Fill in sensory details about what happened. You do not need to fill in all five senses if they are not relevant to your topic, but be sure to fill in sight and sound. Answer: I felt very lonely and had low self esteem, I felt like a horrible person whether or not I wanted to admit it to myself.
This is demonstrated in the text “Those who had before known her, and had expected to behold her dimmed and obscured by a disastrous cloud, were astonished, and even startled, to perceive how her beauty shone out, and made a halo of the misfortune and ignomity in which she was enveloped” (40). The letter might be a sign of sin to Hester and the Puritan village, but Pearl sees it as something else entirely. The scarlet letter is both a part and a connection to her mother, for they both are the physical manifestations of Hester’s wrongdoing. After Hester takes of the letter, Pearl refuses to come to her. She refuses to recognize her mother, only coming to her after the “A” has returned to her mother’s bosom.
The poet remains reader of how understandable Grendel's mother's response is. Another describes the loss of her son as that female horror, reminding us that the loss of a child is the worst thing imaginable for most mothers. She may not be a more terrible
The mood and the tone of "The Mother" is one of guilt, shame, and possibly remorse. The tone seems almost lethargic, but brings about a surge of emotions within the reader. The emotional impact on its readers can range from shock and horror to apprehension and unease. The setting of the poem conjures pictures of the deprived, unfortunate, and meager woman of the time, who faces a fear and uncertainty of bringing a child into a world that will not be accommodating to the noticeable disregard to the socially acceptable philosophy of family. The woman tells her aborted children that she loves them, and that is why she has made the choice to abort them.