In Act 3 scene 5 it could be argued that Juliet is failed by both her parents. Her mother, Lady Capulet, may have failed her in the sense that she does not understand Juliet or have any knowledge as to what is going on in her life. Juliet is crying because Romeo has been banished, yet Lady Capulet believes her to be crying over Tybalt’s death. Juliet cries that “no man like he doth grieve [her] heart”, referencing how upset she is that Romeo is no longer in Verona but Lady Capulet believes this to be “because the traitor murderer lives”. This illustrates how Lady Capulet is ignorant to the fact that her daughter is now married to Romeo, leading to her inability to understand the meaning behind what Juliet is saying.
Throughout the story you can tell that Hester never truly loved Roger Chillingworth. Hester refuses to tell anyone who she committed adultery with but since she had a child, Pearl, while her husband was not in America, everyone knows and she is judged harshly (Hawthorne 74). Her punishment for this sin is that for the rest of her life she will have to wear a scarlet letter ‘A’ on her chest that stands for adultery (Hawthorne 60). John Proctor committed adultery a young girl named Abigail Williams. Abigail was John and his wife’s, Elizabeth’s servant.
We first met with Sweeney's wife Eorann, where she tries to save him that is to prevent him from attacking the cleric Ronan. However, from the beginning of the course of Sweeney Astray she changes towards her husband and in the end rejects his insanity and bird-like appearance. The women had a gradual domestication being attached to their husband and home, unlike the women in the Celtic Pagan traditions which are the opposite of them. Eorann was a woman of gradual domestication but we see a disturbance in the relationship right at the beginning when she tries to hold Sweeney back from fighting for what he supposedly believed in. Before being cursed, he was a rich Pagan king who was living in a life of luxury.
Brijitte Jean-Philippe English Ms. Cinnater Ordinary People Beth is the matriarch in the book “Ordinary People”. Beth rebels against the role to not be a perfectionist. She faces several problem with her son Conrad and Husband Calvin. Also the two of them have no expectations of Beth to be perfect, but Beth puts it upon herself to be that way. Conrad and Calvin want Beth to be a “normal mom”, a mother that’s going to talk about feelings and help with the family’s emotions, but Beth refuses to change her ways.
This shows that Virgilia is a woman of peace and does not value battle between the people. For example, though Volumnia convinces her that having a warrior as a husband is an honor, she is not happy as her husband is wounded many times and also that being in war means that he can face death any time. Virgilia locks herself in the housie and fails to come out unless her husband returns home. Virgilia is not meek or passive. Though she is often silent, Virgilia contradicts his mother-in-law when necessary.
It was hard for her to receive so much attention from her father, but have her mother abandon her emotionally. Hadaller wrote “The clear distinction in the novel between Helen’s child Maudie and Milton’s Peyton highlights the intense polarization in the family.”(Hadaller58) It was a twisted situation for the family, Milton choosing Peyton and Helen consuming herself with Maudie. In the end it only caused trouble for everyone. “The dependant Maudie and the fiercely independent Peyton are set up in the novel to dramatize the family’s fracture. Both parents seek to love and adore one child to the exclusion of the
In the story, Stella-Rondo, who is the younger sister of Sister, tries to turn Papa-Daddy against Sister, and tells a lie to Papa-Daddy that Sister thinks he should have cut his beard. The lie makes Papa-Daddy very angry. However, Sister fails to show her innocence because she doesn’t have a clear communication with Papa-Daddy to let him know the truth which she has never said that. She just simply leaves the table when Papa-Daddy is blaming on her, gives up the chance clarifying the truth (44). Sister is not confident enough to communicate with Papa-Daddy.
The characters that I will talk about in this essay are Parris, John Proctor, Abigail and Danforth. I choose these characters because I think they are very good examples of how reputation affects the people’s actions in Salem. As the play starts, Parris fears that Abigail won’t answer to the questions that prove they were doing witchcraft in the forest and about his daughter’s coma, will put in danger his reputation. “PARRIS: Abigail, is there any other cause than you have told me, for your being discharged from Goody Proctor’s service? I have heard it said, and I tell you as I heard it, that she comes so rarely to the church this year for she will not sit so close to something soiled.
Such helpfulness was found in her,—so much power to do, and power to sympathize,—that many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification.” (144) This causes the scarlet letter to now represent “Able” and proves that Hester didn’t try to commit her sin or hurt others around her. Arthur Dimmesdale, a very religious man who is looked up to by many in the puritan society. He also committed the sin of adultery with Hester Prynne, except he didn’t suffer the same public humiliation as her. Instead he suffered in private, physically and mentally. We learn that his sin causes him to get weaker and weaker due to his guilt as he continues his life in the novel.
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.