Greek philosopher Aristotle suggests that a tragic hero must evoke pity or fear in the audience’s eyes. Blanche can evoke pity in the audience’s eyes, with her constant lies and insecurities and inability to cope “the loss” of Belle Reve. The loss of Belle Reve is probably the most significant contributor to Blanches mental state she “stayed and fought for it, bled for it, almost died for it” it is clear to see that this has taken a psychological toll on her. She also strikes the audience as lost and confused, this can be seen as she arrives to elysian fields in an “uncertain manner” she also shakes frequently during the play. Her highlighted vulnerability suggests alienation, which further evokes the audience’s sense of pity making her a tragic hero.
Romeo and Juliet Depression is something that affects many people today in modern America. If not treated, depression can and may lead to suicidal thoughts and actions. In Shakespeare’s famous novel Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is constantly depressed. She even shows signs of bipolarity which may have caused her depression and ultimately her suicide. One possible cause for Juliet to be suicidal is the death of her cousin.
Mr Birling’s, who showed no sorrow or sympathy for a former employee's death, was ruthless in dismissing her after the strike. Accusing her of being a ringleader. Reinstating all the other employees, except her, must have been very demoralising to Ms Smith. Moreover, Mr Croft, showed nor compassion or sympathy for a former lover, despite the fact that he claimed they had separated on amicable terms. I believe that he lying and that he left this woman in a state of distress that contributed to her state of mind when she committed suicide.
Meanwhile Lady Macbeth nows feel neglected by Macbeth causing her to suffer from depression. She also suffers from the guilt of murders which lead to her death. Lady Macbeth own ambiton had an effect on her death but Macbeth ambiton had a great impact
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare demonstrates the build of guilt and remorse that Macbeth and his Queen begin to develop, consequently aids and foreshadows their demise. Shakespeare uses a wide variety of imagery to emphasize how guilt affects Macbeth’s life. Also, throughout the play, multiple pieces of evidence are displayed to prove how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both change drastically from the beginning to the end of this piece. Finally, towards the end of the play, Macbeth finally comes to terms with himself and his devious actions, thus restoring his old mentality. Guilt is a factor of human nature and touches just about everyone at some point.
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.
Especially when she reminisces in the final stanza about the time she was young and beautiful, illustrating her complete lack of confidence. Nevertheless, she is still presented as a foul character who threatens the reader, with the line ‘Be terrified’. The poem also ends with the line ‘Look at me now’ which has a double entendre (double meaning). It could be read as a cry of despair or, as a threat – if you did look at Medusa you would die! This leaves the reader feeling conflicting emotions for the character, probably similar to how Medusa herself feels in the poem.
These two contradicting part inside her made her struggle between the self that she wanted to be and the self that she had to be. The external cause was the outside world, including the environment around her and the people she made contacts with. It initially started with Blanche’s first and only husband’s suicide. It was undeniable that Blanche was responsible for this accident. Although she was not the direct perpetrator, she still felt guilty for her husband’s death.
In their day and age these characters would be judged by many factors including social and cultural backgrounds, crimes committed and personal traits. Both of these writers seem to conjure their audience into a state where it compels them to relate to certain characters. Lady Macbeth certainly loses or suppresses her feelings of cowardice. Throughout her appalling invocation to the spirits of evil to “unsex her”, proving her ambition to attain her goal. In Jacobean times women were seen as inferior and even in the Victoria era, thus she required external forces to crush her conscience to allow her to fulfil her ambition.
Blanche represents how tragic events in the past may ruin a person’s future. Her husband’s death affected her in a depressing way. In my view a part of the reason she lies and gives herself away sexually is because of this tragic event. She had many sexual partners trying to live a lie. These main characters are absolutely opposite.