Americans spend their time chasing money and making sure they have power and the best luxury things ever made. They forget about the value of life and spending time with family. One the other hand the Amish are a small group traditional Christians. They don't use technology like other Americans. They believe anything can be done without technology; they are simple people who don't like help from outsiders.
In Stephen's case, it focuses instead on a missed opportunity for true companionship. In the case of the Gradgrinds, you've got an entirely intellectually unequal match where spouses are indifferent to each other. Mr. Gradgrind's marriage to his feeble, complaining wife is not exactly a source of misery for either of them, but neither are they or their children happy. The Gradgrind family is not a loving or affectionate one. The main unhappy marriage showcased by the novel is between Louisa Gradgrind and Mr. Bounderby.
With that assumption, Othello wouldn’t necessarily be considered a tragic hero, for it was not his fault. On the other hand Othello began to perceive love through Iago’s eyes and not his beloved mistress. Not discussing his situation with his wife he managed to take matters into his possession which he then killed her. Either case withholds an argument thus constructing the inquiry on whether or not Othello is a Tragic hero or not. Othello is a tragic hero for letting himself be controlled by love at the same time Othello is not a tragic hero because Iago put him through all the chaos.
Even though the narrator knows that the Little Seamstress is off-limits, being Luo’s girlfriend, he can’t help wanting her. He knows clearly that he shouldn’t intervene in his best friend’s relationship, but it’s human nature for him to be selfish, to want to have her for his own. Sijie emphasizes how the narrator can’t control his feelings later on and how deeply he is in love with the Little Seamstress: “She was my soul mate and I was ready to spend the rest of my life taking care of her, content even to die a bachelor if that would help” (159). As the story goes on, the narrator is unable to take back his love for the Little Seamstress, despite her still being Luo’s girlfriend and carrying his child. This jealousy that he has for Luo changes their friendship.
Imagine a place where there is peace, love and happiness shared amongst a community. This sounds so far-fetched from the world in which we live, and to most people this place is unimaginable. The majority of people don’t understand that we live in a world in which happiness and peace comes at the expense of another class of people. Whether or not you understand this doesn’t make you guilty of anything, it just makes you normal. Figuratively, the setting of the story, “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” relates quite well to the setting in which we live in on a daily basis.
People in conditional love always want some benefit from the other person, such as money or status and they need someone to provide what they want and need. It’s more like a business. Also, people in conditional love always fall in love with someone when a person meets their expectations or needs. Like that person need to go to the “right” college, have a good job, or dress in the way they like. These things will never make them feel fulfilled.
For example, in act 1 of the play, statements such as, “That is like a woman! But seriously, Nora, you know what I think about that. No debt, no borrowing,” lead us to believe that Torvald is not willing to do anything that will hurt his image. Eventually his pompous persona and “narrow minded” view of life inevitably cause him to suffer a very embarrassing and unusual fate. At the end of the play, it is ultimately Torvald’s pride in his job, Nora, and his own image that eventually cause his wife to leave him.
Following husband’s surname after getting married is not questioned and perhaps something that is considered natural and a matter of course. However, the shift of the protagonist’s name, from Mrs. Mallard to Louise, indicates that this tradition is a manifestation of women’s dependency on men. Also, lines like “there would be no one to live for” and “there would be no powerful will bending hers” directly and clearly shows that Louise has lived a life that is controlled by her husband. After the protagonist is notified that her husband is dead, she ironically becomes a lively, happy, and free being which once again proves that she was not content to live under the shadow of her husband. She starts to perceive all the beautiful things around her such as “new spring life”, “delicious breath of rain”, and “patches of blue sky” that she once was unable to.
This fantasy reveals just how lonely Mr. Kapasi’s life and marriage have become. His arranged marriage is struggling because his wife cannot recover from her grief over the loss of their young son or forgive him for working for the doctor who failed to save their son’s life. His career is far less than what he dreamed it might be. He uses his knowledge of English in only the most peripheral way, in high contrast to the dreams of scholarly and diplomatic greatness he once had. In his isolation, he sees Mrs. Das as a potential kindred spirit because she also languishes in a loveless marriage.
She looks forward to "going... away like the others" (Joyce 4). She admits she will not be missed at her job and at nineteen, without the former protection of her older brothers, she is beginning to feel "herself in danger of her father's violence" ( To be loved and cared by someone is all she has ever hoped for. It is in the last part of the story that really clarifies Eveline as a coward. But Eveline's rejection of Frank is not just a rejection of love, but also a rejection of a new life overseas and escape from her hard life at home. Leaving everything that puts her into misery is all she wants and desires.