Sylvia Plath’s Mad Girl’s Love Song: An Analysis of the Poem Plath’s poem Mad Girl’s Love Song is about a girl who has lost what seems to be the love her life, though it is ambiguous as to why he is not there with her. Was he killed in some war? Did he leave her for another? Or is there some untold circumstance that would call for his absence without return? At any rate, the fact that he is not with her has driven her to insanity and forced her to keep him alive in her mind to escape the pain of unfulfilled desire.
Miss Schwartz only thinks about making other people happy, because she is afraid of them becoming angry, or leaving. The first line of the story says, “For fifteen years Miss Schwartz had waited for Sam Hilton to get a job so they could get married. “ Lena wanted to get married before, but she would not rush Sam into finding a job. She wasted away her youth waiting for her fiancé to stop being lazy , and now Miss Schwartz is viewed as an old maid at the age of thirty-two. Even with complete strangers Miss Schwartz is being taken advantage of.
His poor treatment there is more shocking because he has been drawn as a character who had, “worked hard” and ”owed nothing to any man.” Mrs Edwards, the daughter, is confused at first by the nun’s reaction to seeing her. When the nun asks, “Is your father lighter or darker than you?” she begins to realize that he will not be admitted there. The nun sends them away and delivers the platitude, “God bless you dear”. Mrs Edwards replies “and God pity you sister”. Her father dies at home, and she has endured the agony of watching him die.
One observation that I made about Faye, from A Secret Sorrow, is that she is always thinking of her family members before herself. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she is more concerned about how her condition will make Kai react. Then once the two of them adopt their three children, she takes advantage of the time she has with her them that she thought she would never have. On the other hand, the woman from A Sorrowful Woman hides herself from her family even though she knows the time she has with them will be cut short. She did not take advantage of precious time that she
She’s so angry about this that she can’t cry about it, although at some points she’s just trying to hold it in. She is in complete disbelief that john is dead “I saw him yesterday… don’t be stupid”. This is a very intense moment in the book, she has lost someone very close to her, and she doesn’t know how to handle it. The intense moment is when she finds out that he has passed away. What she goes through opens her eyes to realise how much life is worth
She knows that she will cry when she sees the corpse of her husband. Although she had some feelings of love for her husband, she tries to console herself that none of that mattered anymore and she would get a new kind of freedom. From the general look of things, it seems that this marriage was rather a sad than a happy one. At the beginning of the story, Louise is described to have a “fair calm face whose lines bespoke repression” (Chopin 2). The lines of repression portray that she was in an unhappy marriage.
Susie must accept that she is dead and that she is no longer part of the human world; she too is grieving the loss of her life. Susie’s grief parallels the grief of her family as they try to continue with their lives after her murder. Franny’s advice foreshadows Susie’s future in heaven, when she will no longer watch the living. However, Susie is not yet ready to do this, and the idea of leaving her family scares her because she does not know where she will go if she leaves them. She is still maturing towards a point where she can accept her death and let her family build a new life without
One of her major issues she is faced with is the death of her loved ones. She has trouble coping with the world when her father dies. Her father had been a controlling figure in her life which leads Emily into denial. While in denial she refuses to give up her father's corpse unwillingly to let go and accept change. Throughout the story Emily is depicted as a woman struggling with loneliness.
Excerpt Analysis "You're afraid that I might find the happiness that you never had" (27) This is a quote from the beginning part of the novel. Mariam says this to Nana, her mom, when she is leaving to the city to see her father Jalil. This is an important quote because Mariam was leaving and her mother told her she would die if Mariam left her. Mariam took it to be an empty threat, and ranted about how her mother never tried to be happy, and didn't want her to be happy either. It's a turning point for Mariam because she finally decides to leave, and go more than 100 yards away.
In chapter 18, she decides to remove the letter and her daughter, Pearl, becomes very upset. She wouldn’t come near her mother until she put it back on. Hester is not ashamed to wear the scarlet letter because she knows that her daughter, Pearl is a blessing, as well as a reminder of her sin. Her past sin is a part of who she is. To pretend it never happened would be denying apart of herself.