The yellow wallpaper In the story, wallpaper, a usually feminine, floral decoration on the interior of walls, is a symbol of female imprisonment within the domestic sphere. Over the course of the story, the wallpaper becomes a text of sorts through which the narrator exercises her literary imagination and identifies with a feminist double figure. When John curbs her creativity and writing, the narrator takes it upon herself to make some sense of the wallpaper. She reverses her initial feeling of being watched by the wallpaper and starts actively studying and decoding its meaning. She untangles its chaotic pattern and locates the figure of a woman struggling to break free from the bars in the pattern.
The Puzzling Mind of Esther Greenwood The novel The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath, reveals a society in which reality is distorted through the contradicting perspective of young Esther Greenwood. Esther, emotionally traumatized from her childhood as well as oppressed by societal pressures, undergoes a severe mental relapse. As her perception of society changes, Esther’s discernment between reality and delusion becomes, in most cases, unreliable. Plath uses simile, personification, metaphor, symbolism, and figurative language to differentiate between Esther’s clear comprehension and misconceptions. One of Plath’s most significantly used literary devices is the simile.
The narrator’s obsession with the wallpaper that surrounds her bedroom begins merely as intrigue and climaxes to a point where reality and what she imagines within the wallpaper becomes blurred. This climax represents her journey from rationality to insanity as the wallpaper becomes more twisted and alive around her. This wallpaper ultimately represents the oppression of her mind that is being caused by her post partum depression, as well as her husband’s ineffective healing methods. At first she finds the wallpaper being “one of those sprawling, flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin” (Gilman 988). This could be a representation of the beginning of her depression which was initially just an annoyance to her which she does not fully understand.
Unfortunately, most of those "life events" were tragic and unpleasant events that brought much pain to her life. In the article, Neurological Deficits in the Life and Works of Frida Kahlo, Valmantas Budrys tells readers that “it is difficult to find an artist whose life and works were more deeply affected by illness than Frida Kahlo’s” (Budrys 1). Often when Frida was upset, she would paint a self-portrait to express her emotions at the time. Most of Frida's self-portraits look like just another self-portrait. However, within her paintings are clues that reveal her inner emotions and thoughts at the time the painting was executed.
At first the narrator speaks in an omniscient voice that seems to be able to tell us the truth about the events presented in the novel and to control the story and the characters in an effective way. As the narrative progressed, the narrator begins to be more and more uncertain of his or her own design. The voice becomes suddenly faltering and unreliable, misjudging the characters and making false prophecies about the story: "I always believed that girl was a pack of lies. "(Morrison, 35) The narrator becomes too intrusive and looses his or her
Discuss some of the issues surrounding the classification and diagnosis of schizophrenia Classification is a scientific way of putting similar things into certain categories and diagnosis is a way to identify illness by signs and symptoms. There are many issues when it comes to the diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia as it is a complicated disorder that affects around 1% of the population and has many different symptoms. Diagnosing any mental illness can be very difficult as there is a lot to take into consideration and the final decision can only be based on symptoms. Mental illness cannot be tested like normal physical illnesses. With things like diabetes, cancer and so on, the illness can be diagnosed by scans or blood tests.
"Pride and Prejudice deals extensively with the difficulties of understanding, analysing and defining an individual's character. Many of the people in the novel seem preoccupied in trifling and shallow existences, and individuals such as Mary, Lydia, Mr Collins, Charlotte and Mrs Bennet have very flat characters. The main characters; however, namely Mr Darcy and Elizabeth, are very complex and three dimensional in their characterisation. Readers struggle to create a meaningful picture of these characters in their minds as they read, soon realising, like Elizabeth and Darcy as they undertake a similar quest, that a true characteristion is seemingly impossible, and perhaps even robbing individuals of all that makes them real." ________________________________________________________________________ Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen, depicts a love story between protagonist and antagonist - Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy.
“The Yellow Wallpaper” is driven by the narrator’s sense that the wallpaper is a text she must interpret, that it symbolizes something that affects her directly. Accordingly, the wallpaper develops its symbolism throughout the story. At first it seems merely unpleasant: it is ripped, soiled, and an “unclean yellow.” The worst part is the ostensibly formless pattern, which fascinates the narrator as she attempts to figure out how it is organized. After staring at the paper for hours, she sees a ghostly sub-pattern behind the main pattern, visible only in certain light. Eventually, the sub-pattern comes into focus as a desperate woman, constantly crawling and stooping, looking for an escape from behind the main pattern, which has come to resemble the bars of a cage.
Bad news must be told because of the following reasons: Patients Want the Truth Ethical and Legal Imperatives Clinical Outcomes However, breaking bad news is also a complex communication task. In addition to the verbal component of actually giving the bad news, it also requires other skills. These include responding to patients' emotional reactions, involving the patient in decision-making, dealing with the stress created by patients' expectations for cure, the involvement of multiple family members, and the dilemma of how to give hope when the situation is bleak. (Taylor C. 1988).
The wallpaper is used characterically to reflect the marriage the narrator finds herself ambushed inside. At the start of the short story, the wallpaper is merely seen as an aberrant bore, but as the narrative progresses, the wallpaper becomes much more baleful and frightening. As a site of symbolism, the symbol has three functions in Charlotte Perkins Gilman s ’, “The Yellow Wallpaper”: it reveals the wallpaper including the imagery, imprisonment and symbolism. The imagery of the wallpaper in Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” transitions as the short story is developed in order to emulate the increasing realization of the monopoly the narrator’s marriage has upon herself. The very first descriptions illustrate her initial animus by describing it as “one of those sprawling flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin” (Perkins 41-42).