Edna does not want to end up a slave to her husband’s will and every demand. Edna does not want to follow the unwritten rules on society in the eighteen hundreds. The unwritten rules of society in the eighteen hundreds say that women, and/or wives are supposed to stay home and take care of the family. In the eighteen hundreds wives are supposed to care, and respect their husbands opinion. Edna says, “ No, I left no excuse.
In truth, it was likely rare that a medieval girl would stand up to her father in regards to the suitor that he picked for her. It was likely even rarer that a girl would hit her own father. These are things seen as deeply disrespectful, and in the Middle Ages, respect for elders was important. Why, then, do we see Birdy doing both of these things even though she lives in the Middle Ages? The book is written for modern Americans, and modern Americans would find it in severe distaste to see a girl being blindly obedient to her father even when what he asks of her goes against her own wishes.
Although this crafty hero has many other great qualities, these qualities are the highlights of his character. Odysseus’s best quality, in my opinion, is his sneaky cleverness. Odysseus is always thinking, and he shows it numerous times throughout his adventures. One of his most crafty plans, on page 225, was when he tied himself and all of his men to the Cyclops’s ram’s bellies and escaped from the Cyclops into their ship. Polyphemus, the Cyclops, didn’t sense that the Odysseus and the men were hiding, and when he let is rams free, the crew escaped.
Scout is grilled for lack of empathy for the first time in the novel, when during the meal Walter drowns his plate in syrup and Scout strongly reacts. Calpurnia, the housekeeper, pulls Scout aside, explaining that Walter is company and must not embarrass him, as for Scout’s opinion “It don’t count for nothing, you’re disgracing them.” (Page 25). From this point on, Scout develops and understands this concept better. A second example involving the children in the novel concerns the interaction between Jem and a neighbour. Mrs. Dubose is “Plain hell” (page 6) to Jem.
We see Horatio always there listening to Hamlet’s plan to take action and kill his uncle, and always helping Hamlet out with anything he can. All in all, Hamlet shows how much he admires Horatio as not only a friend, but as a man. Furthermore, it seems as if Hamlet aspires to be more like his best friend. Hamlet’s choice of Horatio as a friend has reasons for it, and it is definitely an important part of Hamlet’s character. In a vulnerable moment, Hamlet explains: d’E 2 As one in suffering that suffers nothing– A man that Fortune’s buffets and rewards Hast ta’en with equal thanks.
We could speculate that if more of the | | |villagers were wealthy enough to have this option, they too would have deserted the infected | | |area. When Maggie and Brand flee, they are set upon by the people of the next village because | | |they are mortally afraid that these two former Bradford servants are plague carriers. So they | | |really can’t go anywhere. When Mompellion expresses that the “plague will make heroes of us | | |all,” he is referring to Brand’s rescue of Maggie. Brand’s guilt over Maggies’ predicament is | | |what forces him to go back and get her – but is this true heroism when he is acting out of | | |guilt
Beowulf is my favorite character because he is strong, courageous and loyal. First, Beowulf is a very strong man. In all the story that I read I look that Beowulf is a man of admirable exploits. He has the strength of thirty men in his arms, and would use this strength to aid anyone in need. Upon hearing of the plight of Grendel and the ill happenings in Hrothgar’s kingdom, Beowulf immediately gathers his entourage to help the king and defend Heorot.
She is looked down upon by the rich for being a governess, and she believes she will never marry Rochester because of his more privileged position. Although Jane makes a success of her life through sheer force of will coupled with a lucky inheritance, the novel does not offer a solution to those in a similar position, wishing to break the bounds of social convention. Jane is seen to be inferior to her Aunt and cousins. As a result of Jane’s parents’ death, she is brought up by her Aunt Reed, who regards her as an inferior due to her late father’s occupation as a clergyman. Jane’s cousin, Master John, discovers her reading a book from ‘his’ bookshelf, and assaults her.
Atticus Finch is regarded throughout the novel as being a man of good moral character, and was always willing to put himself in someone else’s shoes (Dare 82). This creates a sort of hero that can be appreciated for far more than common “heroes” can be. “I had many heroes when growing up … only one remains very much alive for me … Atticus made me believe in lawyer-heroes.” (Dare 91). Atticus’s empathy is portrayed most clearly in his teachings of scout. In Being Atticus Finch: The Professional Role of Empathy in To Kill a Mockingbird, the Harvard Law review describes this scene: In a characteristic episode, Atticus Finch, the central character and moral conscience of the novel, imparts to his daughter, Scout, a “simple trick” for getting along with others: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view” – that is, “until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.
2. “Frailty, thy name is woman” a) Speaker: Hamlet b) Meaning in modern language: Women are so weak c) Significance: Hamlet is angry that his mother, Gertrude, has gotten married to his uncle a month after his father’s death. He blames this on the weakness of women and refers to his mother as a stereotypical female. 3. “The funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables” a) Speaker: Hamlet b) Meaning: The leftovers from the funeral dinner made a convenient wedding banquet.