He is proud of her and shows it to the public, he is protective and he is loyal to her. This quote conveys “my child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not seen change of fourteen years; Let two more summers wither in their pride, ere we may think her ripe to be bride.” This quote shows that he respects her and shows that he loves her and he tells Paris that she is too young to marry him. Later he changes his mind and wants her to marry Paris. But when Juliet refuses to marry Paris he then immediately grows angry as the head of the family he doesn’t like to be challenged. This quote suggests “Hang thee, young baggage, and disobedient wretch!
Gwendolen wants to marry a man called Ernest, not caring whether he possesses the qualities that comprise earnestness. This is evident as Gwendolen quickly forgives Jack’s deception and Lady Bracknell quickly forgets her earlier disapproval of Jack’s suitability for Gwendolen. Jack, the central character, is initially neither ‘Ernest’ nor ‘earnest’. Through forces at times beyond his control, he becomes both: a symbol of Victorian hypocrisy. Both Jack and Algernon lead a double life, known as ‘Bunburying’, the practice of creating an elaborate deception so as to misbehave whilst maintaining expected social standards of duty and responsibility, essentially, pretending to be earnest.
1. Winthrop uses an analogy to the status of women within the family to explain his understanding of liberty in that the woman’s own choice makes such a man her husband yet being so chosen, he is her lord, and she is to be subject to him, yet in a way of liberty, not bondage, and true wife accounts her subjection her honor and freedom, and would not think her condition safe or free, but in her subjection to her authority to her husband. Such is the liberty of the church under the authority of Christ, her king and husband… 2. Winthrop considers “natural” liberty dangerous because it is corrupt. It is common to man beasts and other creatures.
The significance of ‘Othello’ today is that Shakespeare is a well-known, respected play writer. The film ‘O’ is perceivably understandable because of the modern adaptations of characters, surroundings as well as music and lyrics. In saying this, critics of ‘O’ today interpret the film as a mockery to Shakespeare’s ‘Othello.’ Appropriations and adaptations are imperative, as it has been altered to a modern film from Shakespeare’s play. Although ‘O’ has been adapted and appropriated from the classical text ‘Othello,’ it still carries the value of fidelity. Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ shows morals and values through each character, giving the perception of an allegory.
Through the ‘Two Truths’ soliloquy, Shakespeare establishes the character of Macbeth in the readers’ mind, as this is our first insight of him. Therefore this is the basis from which we judge him as he undergoes a series of transformations throughout the play. At this stage, Shakespeare presents us with a logical man who is a rational thinker by employing a logical structure throughout the soliloquy, which weighs both the pros and con of the witches and the prophecy. Its use of paradox “cannot be ill; cannot be good” followed by rhetorical questions show a man who is objective but cynical about his meeting. This is reinforced by his rejection of imagery through the us use of personification, “whose horrific image doth unfix his hair” which shows Macbeth is a man who is sensible enough to dismiss the prophecy, however, he has also thought about what he can do to become King.
In addition the Marquis belittles his wife by referring to her as ‘Baby’, which links into the idea of abusing power, but also with the sense that babies obey and learn from their parents, which the Marquis makes clear that the girl has yet to learn the ways of the world. Carter uses the role of the Marquis to explore power and authority over the young girl and for her to show obedience. The wedding gift of the Marquis instructs her not to remove to the young girl, shows how she is chocked into a marriage to the Marquis, “His wedding gift, clasped round my throat”, the image suggests that she is under his power; therefore she must obey with his commands and has a lack of liberty over her husband. As the gift is from the Marquis, it could also suggest that the marriage is his, linking back to
She is sure, that “pride – where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation”. But when she receives letter from him, she understands it was very bad of her to think about him in such a way. Thirdly, Austen shows her readers that there is difference between love and marriage. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”. According to Charlotte “happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance… and it is better to know as little as possible of the
Characters are subject to limitations and expectations because of their gender. These restrictions can be seen easiest in the “daughter” character Hero. Leonato, Hero’s father, has complete control over every area in her life. This control is seen in Act Two, when Leonato speaks with Hero about his belief that Don Pedro would be seeking marriage. It is here that Leonato orders Hero to accept the advances of Don Pedro despite the age difference: “Daughter, remember what I told you.
Awakening Essay Freedom In The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Edna Pontellier is bound to a life of perfection and social status. Her husband, Leonce Pontellier controls her life and expects her to do everything he asks. Leonce’s expectations aren’t unreasonable because in that era wives were suppose to make their husbands look good, which meant tending to everything and doing whatever their husbands requested. Edna has an “awakening” and realizes that the strict social life is not what she wants. Being free and in control of her own life is what Edna craves.
She was determined to only marry someone if she was completely in love no matter what their social class may be. Elizabeth believes that she and Mr. Darcy are in the same social class because she is a gentleman’s daughter and Mr. Darcy is a gentleman’s son and now a gentleman himself. The amount of money each has is of no relevance to her. Mr. Darcy, however, took social class very serious and strongly believed in only marrying within the same social class. When Darcy first met Elizabeth he was unimpressed and said that she was unattractive simply because he knew that she was not as wealthy as him.