Will you cast off pity,” again she gets nowhere and in a last plea before he get his men, she appeals to kindness and like of children. “Show some pity: you are a father too,” this is very clever as she does not actually like her children. 2. She manipulates Creon by pretending she is not a threat “I’m in no position-A woman- to wrong a King.” “I bear no grudge on your happiness:” and “I will bear my wrongs in silence.” She then appeals to his kindness to let her and her children stay. 3.
Seeing such manipulative actions, I concluded that she is not really childish or stupid. She knows in what aspect she can gain what she wants from her husband, and understands what kind of person Torvald is: - 'He's so proud of being a man - it'd be so painful and humiliating for him to know that he owed anything to me.' (p.8) : She is intendely acting cute and tried hard to protect her husband's pride for like 8 years. If she was really stupid and just obsessive about money, she wouldn't have maintained her life until then. - 'I mean of course, when Torvald no longer loves me as he does now; when it no longer amuses him to see me dance and dress up and play the fool for him.'
Benedick is a womaniser and thinks that all women like him. A literary device in the form of non-sequitur is used where Benedick states unsupported opinions. He claims that “It is certain I am loved of all ladies, except you,” which implies that he wants to be loved by her. This reveals his vain and his arrogant side – he thinks he can get whatever he wants. His arrogance, hence, gives us the impression that he has the power in this relationship as he thinks that he can get whatever he wants and, although stubborn, will never step down from his desires.
It is also revealed that Gurhov finds it difficult to socialize with the men in society, but (insert page 205 #3). He feels he is drawn to them, leaving little control. Gurkov is aware of the complexity of his affairs but every new experience with these women washes away that doubt and concern. The woman he was involved with are said to be “grateful to him for the happiness he gave them, women like his wife who loved without superfluous phrases”. Other women where “cold” and wanted to “snatch from life more than it could give”.
The marriage would go ahead regardless of whether the women loved the man that their father arranged for them to marry. This is the case of what’s going on between Hermia and her father, Egeus. Hermia is smitten with her true love, Lysander, but her father has arranged a marriage between her and Demetrius. Hermia doesn’t love Demetrius in the slightest and is often rude, she describes her treatment of Demetrius in Act 1, Scene 1, lines 194 and 196. “I frown upon him; yet he loves me still…I give him curses; yet he gives me love.” The contrast in her conversations between Demetrius and herself as opposed to her conversations with Lysander is remarkable.
As can be inferred, her heart is a major hindrance in their lives, and is constantly needing attention. Another role the heart plays in the story is Mrs. Mallard’s liberation. She feels oppressed by her marriage and her husband, and wants to live for herself. When she goes to the room by herself and sits in the large, comfortable chair, she whispers to herself, “Free! Body and soul, free!.” This shows that she feels like her heart, her soul, is trapped by her marriage, and with the news of the death of her husband, she is first filled with grief, because she did love him, but later with glee when she realizes that she is free.
The desperation of the hunt is the desperation of economical survival (301). This would be the case of the Bennet family. Due to the misfortune of only having daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have to try to marry their daughters to respectable young men to survive. Elizabeth knows the importance of being married to a fortunate man, but she also wonders about the happiness the marriage will bring. She knew that if she had accepted Mr. Collins proposal it would bring unhappiness to both “you couldn’t make me happy, and I am convince that I am the last women in the world to make you so” (73).
She married for love, and the love turned to dust. She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them.” Even though she has everything she needs, a stable family and enough money to support her needs, she still wants more. She says that she is “very unlucky” because she “married an unlucky husband”. Instead of taking the responsibility upon herself that she is unlucky and does not have everything she wants, she blames others for her lack of happiness. In the end she turns out to be the luckiest character in the story because with Paul’s luck she gains all of the money he won.
However, when Juliet schemes to marry Romeo, and withholds this truth from her parents, then schemes her own death to get out of an arranged marriage everything just comes to an end. Juliet does not see any other way to get out of the mess she made by lying and deceiving her parents, other than faking her death. In the end, if Juliet was honest with her family then she and Romeo would not have died. Instead, the town would be celebrating the prosperous marriage of two families. According to Isaac Asimov, “The mutual grief ends the feud; as it might, so easily, have ended days earlier in mutual joy” (Asimov, 498).
Due to Desdemona’s never ending, continuous love for Othello, she ultimately played a role in her own death. The love Desdemona feels for Othello is seen in the fact that she goes against her family and marries the man she loves, not the man that may necessarily be more suited for her. Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, believes that Othello lures Desdemona away with his witchcraft and that her life would be much better if they never married. However, Desdemona ignores her father’s instruction; despite the fact Brabantio believes their relationship is unnatural: “She [Desdemona] is abused, stol’n from me and corrupted by spells and medicines bought of mountebanks; for natures so preposterously to err, being not deficit, blind or lame of sense, sans witchcraft could not” (Othello, 1.3.60-64). At first, Brabantio believes that his daughter was tricked by Othello, that he stole her away with his magic spells and witchcraft.