Obviously, the conflict between Lysandra and Elaine is shown by Lysandra being so mad she withdraws on her dream to be to herself. Lysandra also shows jealousy towards Elaine. She does this by stealing Elaine’s boyfriend. Elaine explains how Lysandra does this by saying, “As she and Brett moved off into the darkness the looked like one person. That’s how close they were.” (72).
Rayona hates it more than anything that when she goes anywhere, people poke fun at her and make racial remarks to her which makes her feel insecure about herself. When Ray meets Foxy for the first time, Father Tom introduces her and Foxy says, “Your Christine’s kid…The one whose father is a nigger” (Dorris 44). Not only does Rayona have to deal with racism her mother is always putting her in bad situations. There has been quite a few times where Christine has attempted to leave Ray and told her that she wanted to commit suicide. One time in the very beginning of the story Elgin goes to visit Christine in the hospital, Rayona had not seen him in 5 months and Christine did not want to tell him about her sickness.
Thus this was what she meant by not even the perfume of Arabia can cover up her guilty sin. Another example would be when Lady Macbeth says “Was your hands, put on your night-gown, looking not so pale: I tell you yet again, Banquo’s buried. (5, 1; 52). Considering the fact that Banquo is dead, and she was the one who influenced her husband to do all those bad deeds, in the end it caused her to relive this scene to show how cruel she was in the past. Thus it is shown that guilt can cause one to lose there inner conscience.
“I saw Goody Sibber with the devil” (Miller 1.1068). Random people are being falsely accused in Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible. It all starts when a group of young girls dance in the forest one night and one of the girls suddenly falls sick, the next thing you know is the whole town crying witchcraft. As a consequence, the young girls start to accuse casual people to save their selves and put the town’s dwellers life at stake. The main person behind the accusations is Abigail Williams, the head minister of the town’s niece, she watches cold heartedly innocent people being hung for her false indictment.
Until they run into a woman on a remote beach who deceives them into helping her end her life. The woman made her suicide look like a game to the boys. They believe her at first until the final “Game.” They catch on to the woman’s plan; this is where the boys lose a little bit of their innocence. To take part in this event, would change the boys forever. After witnessing what they did, they may never feel the same way they did about the beach as they used to.
With having multiple lovers outside her marriage, Leonce leaves Edna, which only adds to the solitude she initially wanted. Edna's disaccociation by her friends and family is brought on by her amount of expression and the rate at which she gains the knowledge of her independence. Due to her near complete severence she feels both alone and unfulfilled. This feeling fuels her to attempt suicide, which she is successful when she drwons herself. This is a interpretation of the feelings that society had during those times about sexual expression and adultery and also suide.
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.
Just like what the devil did to Eve, he promised her that the forbidden fruit would give her sensations beyond her wildest beliefs but ended up getting her kicked out of Eden and punished humans for eternity. The ocean is like this to Edna because it promises freedom, which is exactly what she has been looking for, and it ends up being the death of a woman who already has a good amount of independence. Chopin also makes Edna seem less than holy in this passage because after all, she is a woman and since her transformation stumbled and was never truly completed, she is stuck between a sacred figure and just another failure. Edna decides to kill herself on her way to beach because of her suffering and search for more and more freedom. The weather amplifies the feeling of pain and hopelessness, the sun is hot and the water seems like the perfect relief to get away from everything.
She ran to Friar Lawrence for help and the friar gave her distilling liquor so that she can fake her death. Friar Lawrence had someone send a letter to Romeo that never got delivered, explaining the situation with Juliet. Romeo not knowing about Juliet’s fake death led him to drink poison that he got from Apothecary. When Juliet woke-up, she found Romeo dead on the ground and she was devastated. Friar Lawrence was telling her that they should leave before the guards came and she resisted and he left her.
Kate Chopin in The Awakening shows significance of Edna’s suicide by having her death location at the same place as her awakening. Chopin writes the ending so ambiguous to highlight the fact that Edna drowns herself. Edna’s suicide results are attempts of her trying to choose the type of female that she wants to be in the society that she is in, which this leads to her defeat of her life to the sea. I feel that Edna finally surrenders herself to the sea. This would have been out of her frustration and pathetic state of her being.