POWER * Page 162 But he had been surprised at how much he minded, at his own angry jealousy. She is My mother, he had thought, mine. And was immediately puzzled, because he knew that in truth he did not care much about her… Using power as one of the main theme in “I’m the king of the castle” creates conflicts between Edmund Hooper and Charles Kingshaw throughout the story, thus making it more intriguing for readers to follow on. In the specific sentence of which occurred after Hooper had recovered from the hospital, he took advantage of his vulnerability and used it against Charles. Poor Charles Kingshaw had lose hope of not having to go to school with Edmund, was stricken with envy and resentment over his mother, Helena Kingshaw, favoring a stranger’s son more than her own.
The killer instinct gleams in her eye. She loses anyway. But the problem is not that she lost but that she changed and did not always stick by her beliefs. Lauterer's loss is taken not as the expression of North Carolinians' political preference, but as a failing of her constituents indeed of voters in general who profess to want "outsiders" to represent them yet reject their wished-for savior when she appears. In one scene, Lauterer is shown defending her belief
More and more we have been hearing the wishful voices of just such perpetual adolescents, the voices of women scarred by resentment not of their class position as women but at the failure of their childhood expectations and misapprehensions. "Nobody ever so much as mentioned" to Susan Edmiston "that when you say 'I do,' what you are doing is not, as you thought, vowing your eternal love, but rather subscribing to a whole system of right, obligations and responsibilities that may well be anathema to your most cherished beliefs." To Ellen Peck "the birth of children too often means the dissolution of romance, the loss of freedom, the abandonment of ideals to economics." A young woman described on the cover of a recent issue of New York magazine as "the Suburban Housewife Who Bought the Promises of Women's Lib and Came to the City to Live Them" tells us what promises she bought: "The chance to respond to the bright lights and civilization of the Big Apple, yes. The chance to compete, yes.
In the right state of mind, one would not sing in response to a simple question. The result of her grief is, in fact, her unorthodox behavior. The strong, depressed, emotions of Ophelia led to the loss of sanity behind her anguish. In a way, Ophelia admitted her loss of rationality: For “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” Her words import the idea that she once knew who she was, but doesn’t know what she has become. This realization of her predicament shows that she is holding on by a thread to who she once was.
If we remember that he is speaking to a relative stranger, this is quite inappropriate conversation. He basically accuses his late wife of being unfaithful but Browning has encouraged us to dislike the Duke so much already that it is easy to think he was at fault or is paranoid about what could have been her
It surprised me greatly to discover the reason for Mr. Darcy’s major dislike of Mr. Wickham, which is where the idea of elopement originated in the story. Throughout the story they build Miss Darcy up to be “so extremely accomplished for her age” not allowing room for the possibility of her to have agreed to elope. According to Mr. Darcy the elopement resulted from Mr. Wickham’s abuse of his relationship with Miss Darcy; she was then “persuaded to believe herself in love, and to consent to an elopement.” The idea of Miss Darcy eloping at first seemed to be out of place in the story, but as the idea grew and developed, it was hard to think of another reason that could cause Mr. Darcy to dislike Mr. Wickham to a so great an extent. Another surprising moment involving elopement was when Lydia had “gone off to Scotland with one of his [Colonel Forster’s] officers; to own the truth, with Wickham!” This was surprising enough on it own, because they did not appear to be interested in each other at all. Nevertheless, the fact that “Wickham never intended to go there [Gretna Green], or to marry Lydia at all,” was shocking.
In the poem “Medusa” gender conflict through control is also illustrated when she says: “a suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy”. This depicts that she feels ownership over her husband and wants him to “be terrified” if he does not obey her commands. However, in “Les Grands Seigneurs” the narrator conveys that after she was “wedded, bedded … a toy, a plaything … wife” she is nostalgic for the first three stanzas to how men were towards her before she was married as she is now powerless. We can depict that there was less gender conflict before she was married. Moreover, in “Medusa” powerlessness is also portrayed when she rhetorically questions herself “Wasn’t I beautiful?
King Lear says to his daughters ‘if it be you that stirs these daughters’ hearts against their father’ which shows how he feels betrayed: a feeling he may have not felt if he had not been so foolish to dismiss Cordelia for her honesty. Cordelia, however, plays a smaller role in the first few Acts of the play as she is disowned by her father and is not visited. Gonerill and Regan are both cruel father and do not have the same loyalty we get the impression as Cordelia does. Cordelia says at the beginning of the play ‘what shall Cordelia speak, love and be silent’ which shows that she loves her father however doesn’t feel she should lie about how much she loves her father. This truthfulness however lands her in a bad place as she is disowned by her father for not professing her love.
Lady Bracknell would rather have Gwendolen marry a man that knows nothing, rather than a man that knows everything. The love between the two couples is absolutely ridiculous and is based on nonsense. For example, Cecily says to Algernon: “It is always painful to part from people whom one has known for a very brief space of time. The absence of old friends, on can endure with equanimity” (Earnest 54). According to Miss Prism those who are unmarried simply live for pleasure and that marriage is not a pleasurable arrangement.
Moreover, the older sisters implicitly inferior status in his affections is immediately obvious to the member of the court in attendance.” (Newman 1) Lear does not realize that he is destroying his relationship with his daughter Cordelia, but also he is not realizing that Goneril and Regan’s mischief will lead him into insanity, which later causes the loss of father-daughter bond in the play. As a result King Lear is driven mad with regret and his life will ultimately change due to his initial naivety to the truth. Gloucester gullibility also leads him to mislead his family. As a father he is blind to see the truth