This movie tells the story of Kristen, a young woman who is arrested after burning down a farmhouse, and ends up in a remote ward of a mental institution with no recollection of her life before. Here therapist Dr. Stringer is treating four other disturbed young women; Prim and proper artist Iris, Flirtatious Sarah, Self-harmer Emily, and the shy childish soft-toy-bunny-cuddling Zoey. Soon Kristen notices that the malevolent spirit of young girl is haunting the ward and one-by-one her fellow inmates are brutally killed. The other girls clearly know more than they are letting on and Kristen realizes the only way to survive is to escape. As she struggles to escape, she will uncover a truth far more dangerous and horrifying than anyone could have imagined.
The simile represents the attack as a corruption of a mother child bond. Both writers’ use vampiric imagery to stress the bloodthirsty nature of the act; however Sethe’s attack can be viewed as more degenerate than the slave woman in Loveact. Sethe is physically oppressed by grown men, not children. The mental oppression that slavery inflicts upon Sethe is evidently seen throughout Beloved. “I’m still full of that”, “full” could be a metaphor for Sethe’s past, the iniquitous memories that slavery has
The main conflict in “Blithe Spirit” is a conflict of love; the ghost of Elvira haunting the couple causes tension between them that brings up deeper problems of the couple. The climax occurs when Madam Arcati tries to get rid of Elvira, after Ruth has died, and instead brings Ruth’s ghost into the house as well. The entire play took place in the house of Charles and Ruth; the design elements were relevant
Both Dora and Jane are quiet young when they first encounter some kind of hysteria, or symptoms of hysteria. In Jane’s case her first encounter would we the incident at the Red Room (Bronte 12). The Red Room incident is perhaps most important in establishing the rigid structure of patriarchy because we see that the image that appears before her in the ghostly pale moonlight as she imagines is that of her dead uncle, Mr. Reed (Bronte 12). We see earlier in the story that Jane is being punished by Aunt, for “misbehaving” with her cousin John (Bronte 10). The idea that her aunt would lock her away in the Red Room, the place where her husband had lain before his death, shows us what kind of fear her aunt wants to invoke in the child.
Impacts of Enslavement Explained by Frederick Douglass A slave by the name of Frederick Douglass describes his account of enslavement from his early childhood to his traitorous escape. The reprobate and irresponsible power that slaveholders command over their slaves has a pernicious effect on the master’s intellect. Although both parties suffer psychological trauma, the slaves alone endure extreme physical brutality. Some masters indirectly allow their slaves too many opportunities to idealize freedom, therefore, spoiling them. Frederick Douglass exemplifies the will to be independent through rebellious and spontaneous behavior that drives his quest for literacy.
Both women can be seen as victims of oppression, as they both are products of their Patriarchal societies, and the fates that belie them only prove to oppress them further. Medea's position as a victim of fate is defined by the first lines of the play, in which the nurse tells the tale of Medea and Jason so far. Medea had, through Hera's influence, fallen in love with Jason and given up her home, killed her brother, and taken various risks upon her to save him and live with him in a foreign country (Medea, 1-15). Throughout the play, Medea's ill fate is recognized most clearly by her servants and fellow women. According to the nurse, Medea had gone through the entire adventure to retrieve the Golden Fleece and defied her household only to be deserted by Jason and left
The smaller story mentioned in the previous paragraph shows violence. The slaves endure sever physical abuse: “the head, neck, and shoulders of Mary were literally cute to pieces” (Douglass 50). A commonly known slave characteristic is the inclusion of gruesome brutality within a story. Douglass incorporates horrific cruelty in his story of physical abuse and therefore demonstrates an example of a slave narrative characteristic. In relation to the same example, Douglass mentions observing the temperament of his master: “I do not know that her master ever whipped her, but I have an eye-witness to the cruelty of Mrs. Hamilton” (Douglass 50).
Symbolism in the Scarlet Letter: The Threshold "But there is a fatality, a feeling so irresistible and inevitable that it has the force of doom, which almost invariably compels human beings to linger around and haunt, ghostlike, the spot where some great and marked event has given the color to their lifetime; and still the more irresistibly, the darker the tinge that saddens it." (Hawthorne 83).With these words, this was the life of Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter.” Hester Prynne has committed the sin of adultery and becomes pregnant with her lover’s child. She has to live and wear the letter a, which is embroidered on her clothing. Because of the symbolism of the threshold in “The Scarlet Letter,” Hester Prynne’s life is doubled by the actions she has done. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” Hester Prynne is sent to prison for her sin.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a famous piece of feminist, realist literature that explores an oppressed woman’s mental collapse embodied by the hideous wallpaper that she is surrounded by. Both Poe and Gilman suffered from depression, and they channeled that into their writings in order to reveal the horrors of mental unrest. In Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” the setting is used to illustrate the damaged state of its protagonists. In “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe links the house and the character of Roderick Usher using complex symbolism. He first introduces the house through the perspective of the narrator: “but with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit…for the feeling was unrelieved by any of that half-pleasurable” (Heath, 2473).
Morrison expresses the atrocities of slavery in a language that I personally have never experienced before. Instead of the typical overused adjectives and factual descriptions she employs beautiful metaphor and a disturbing plot line to make her point. She is raw and shocking. This technique sheds a light on slavery and the purposeful dehumanization of the slave that is almost never depicted in the history books. It is important when talking about the effect of slavery to consider what it takes for the slave owner to be able to treat another human being in such a bestial way.