The added use of “they” ultimately shows the loss or lack of identity held by these men in life or death. In addition, the regular rhyme scheme in the poem portrays the ongoing harshness and bitterness that Browning feels towards the display. Enjambment blurs the evenly spaced content which furthermore shows that Browning is confused about why brutality was allowed and continued to happen. In the sixth stanza, Browning puzzles over the causes of suicide: disillusioned idealism, the world’s cruelty, money and women. This is shown by “Money gets women, cards and dice Get money, and ill luck gets just The copper couch…”.
Perkins Gilman’s short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper," is the disheartening tale of a woman suffering from depression and how severely her condition is misunderstood by those around her. The setting of the story is in itself a character in the narrator’s story. The old mansion with the yellow wallpaper has many symbols used by the authors to explain the desperation of the narrator’s desperate loneliness. The ironic part of this tale is that her cure of “rest” only pushes the narrator further into her madness. The woman in this story is an ironic symbol of all women in her time, she is unheard and alone in her illness.
I know this because Lysandra still hates Elaine and now directs her famous, hateful poetry at her years later. Elaine proves this by saying, “The words claw out from the page like so many birds of prey. And all of them seem to be moving in my direction.” (73). Lysandra’s conflict with herself (inability to forgive and move forward) is a negative way in dealing with conflicts or treating your friends. I know this because Lysandra is holding a grudge on something that happened a while back that could’ve been a great friend-ship, she’s also famous now so why does it matter?
The Madness that is Abigail Williams: Her Intentions in The Crucible “How hard it is when pretense falls! But it falls, it falls!” With these chilling and ominous words, Abigail’s twisted sense of revenge rings hollow in Arthur Miller’s terrifying play, The Crucible. A masterpiece of its time, The Crucible brings forth the true horrors man is capable of: deception and vengefulness. No character presents these values as well as Abigail, whose lust and heartbreak for John Proctor results in a homicidal goose chase. Because of her hate towards Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth, Abigail creates demented tales, directed at abolishing the “problem.” Though Abigail’s wild canards seem quite obtuse in civilization today, at the time her acts fell to justification.
Yet, even worse than Chillingworth’s rude and evil nature was her suffering caused by Dimmesdale. Indeed that her love for Dimmesdale was causing her great pain and anguish. From seeing his agony and pain, she suffered by knowing that she was, in some part, responsible for it. “Hast thou not tortured him enough?”.. “Has he not paid thee all?”..“It was myself!” cried Hester, shuddering” “It was I, not less than he. Why hast thou avenged thyself on me?”(Hawthorne
She is demonstrated as the effect of punishment on sensitivity and human nature and as a criminal who deserves the disgrace of her sinful choice. Hester is branded the scarlet letter, which is the imprint of sin by the Puritans. That one imprint has directly restrained her spirit and daintiness which makes her a boring woman. To show that impression of dullness, Hawthorne has personified her with the colour gray. She is always wearing nothing but drab gray gowns in the novel.
Isolation isn’t the Key to Success Loneliness and feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty (Mother Teresa). This quote states that being unseen makes someone terrible inside. By that person feeling terrible it puts a burden for whatever they do. In the novel “Of Mice and Men” written by John Steinbeck, there were many themes and motifs. The theme that exemplified the most in the novel was the theme of loneliness, which took apart Curley’s wife.
In Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein she hits on many important themes. The most important of them all is the alienation and the loneliness of Victor Frankenstein and his creation; and how it influences the ending of the book. In Frankenstein, isolation only leads to despair, Alienation is the sense of not belonging, either to a community or to one’s own sense of self, alienation is the feeling of being alienated from other people, a separation resulting from hostility. And loneliness, which comes from alienating oneself, is a feeling of depression resulting from being alone, which is a part of alienation. The two characters in the book that were alienated and lonely the most were Victor Frankenstein and his creature.
Alisa Key August 16, 2010 AP English 11 The Scarlet Letter The progression of Hester throughout The Scarlet Letter was dramatic and varied greatly. In the beginning of the book she was feeling ashamed, isolated, and shunned by the townspeople. To her, the “A” stood for more than adultery, it stood for “ashamed.” She was being imprisoned by the judgment of others; the lock was a simple scarlet letter. She was living while being haunted by her past. Even seeing her own daughter, Pearl, would sometimes bring up the emotion of her sin all over again.
In the second stanza, Harwood creates an awkward and artificial atmosphere between the mother and her ex-lover by the use of dialogue (“how nice’, “etc”). These shortened statements also create a external and shallow conversation. By using descriptive language in the final stanza (the flickering light) during the superficial and bleak conversation, makes the situation seem hopeless. The poem ends in a hyperbole “they have eaten me alive”. This is the most significant quote from the persona in the entire poem as it illustrates the mother’s real emotions and opinion to her role as the unenthusiastic, bleak and monotonous mother and her desire for change.