The Duke in "My Last Duchess" is an arrogant, disrespectful man, who cares more about status and wealth than love. He is very selfish, who is jealous about his ex-wife for not giving him attention in the way he wanted. He wanted her to treat above everyone else. The speaker in "To His Coy Mistress" gives us the impression that he is a respectful man. He is also well-spoken and this is important because it is his main strength which he uses to attract her towards him.
The men are supposed to be sick with love, vehement about it, and so sweet a woman would have to accept his advances. The woman’s role is very much a broad, sweeping statement. This allows for the notion that women are property to be claimed to run as the undercurrent to the courtly love system. This is evident in the way that Arcite and Palamon, Theseus, and even the Gods force Emelye into a marriage she wants no part in. The Knight tries his best to maintain a noble and romantic air to his story but the tale itself contradicts that.
The main action of “Blithe Spirit” revolves around a man who is being haunted by his first wife’s ghost that is extremely bothersome to his current wife who ends up joining the first wife as a ghost and together they taunt and torment the man. The plot tells the story of a popular novelist, Charles Condomine, who wants to learn more about homicidal medium and invites a woman to hold a séance at his house. This woman somehow summons Charles’ deceased first wife who taunts him and causes marital quarrels between him and his current wife. It explores the chaos and disturbance when paranormal tampers with the living. The cast is comprised of only seven characters.
Already, there is a clear pattern shown in these poems in the relationships between men and women; the man has little respect for the female. In Marvell’s poem the man is making sexual advances to the woman, and in Browning’s poem the Duke talks about how the Duchess annoyed him with her personality and flirting nature when he says She had A heart how shall I say? too soon made glad, Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er She looked on, and her looks went everywhere. and then how he ordered her death, and now how he is trying to get someone else to find him another wife. The speaker
He came upon a lady and her maiden, who embody the traditional motif of healing women. Through their care, he fall in love with the gentle lady, and suffer because he could not be with her. Equitan’s symptoms of lovesickness were brought upon his desire to seek out the wife of his vassal. He knew the wrong of coveting his seneschal’s wife, but he felt no wrong when his logic brought him to believe that he could share the woman. Equitan suffered from lovesickness when he fell in love at first sight of the lady, and “through the lady Love caught him unawares.” 2.
Especially when you’re working with me. You know what I’m saying? Mim: Well, if that’s the case Jim is a jerk” (Anderson 1355). These quotes from the play show that Rhona is clearly jealous of Mim’s appearance. Rhona is making a reference to how beauty effects the way a male boss looks at his female employees.
This challenges Macbeth emotionally causing him to reconsider his manhood, ‘’Prithee, peace: I dare do all that may become a man’’. Lady Macbeth would have startled the audience considering that women in the Elizabethan society were seen as sub servant. Women were expected to have good manners and obey their husbands, since Lady Macbeth does have a high social status, she would be expected to be gentle and dignified. Whereas the Lady in The Laboratory has another approach to manipulating the person making her poison sexually, ‘’You may kiss me old man’’. This suggest she is using physical sexual attraction to manipulate the person because a ‘’kiss’’ is
Verbal irony is displayed many times throughout the story, such as when Chauvelin blackmails Marguerite, he says, “Your brother’s life hangs by a thread. Pray that the thread does not snap!” and right after that he adds, “Hope you sleep well.” Obviously no one can sleep well after someone tells them that their brother is about to die. Yet she also replies “You flatter me, citoyen.” Marguerite is actually internally torn between her love for Armand and her loyalty to the Scarlet Pimpernel. Verbal irony is also seen when Lord Grenville introduces Marguerite and the Comtesse to each other. They already know each other very well while when they were in France.
In describing Mathilde's callous self-centeredness in preparing for the party to which she and her husband were invited, as well as her reaction to losing what she thought was an expensive necklace she borrowed, de Maupassant incorporates a tragic irony that makes this story a timeless classic. An author writes to convey an idea, to drive home a point, and the voice his or her beliefs. Like art and music, writing is a form of expression that can move the readers, persuade them, affect them, and change them. Guy de Maupassant uses "The Necklace" as a literary dagger. Its sharp message is cutting, caustic and tragic.
The narrator learns about Roderick’s issues with fear and paranoia and his sister Madeline’s catalepsy. I believe that by this point, the narrator is ready to head back home. Instead he remains at the house to try to boost Roderick’s spirits, with no prevail. The narrator’s beliefs about the house itself being unhealthy and depressing are confirmed when Madeline dies. The burial of Madeline in the tombs underneath the Usher house disturbs the narrator but also reveals to him that Roderick and Madeline are twins.