Also, sense people frown upon divorce, Ethan can’t run away from Zeena and go to the city like he wants. Characterization: A dynamic character in the novel, Ethan Frome bu Edith Wharton, is Ethan. He can be described as the archetype of the orphan because he is the “common persons.” The orphan is also described as being feared of being exploited and struggle with despair. Ethan fears of Zeena finding out about him and Mattie, and he struggles with loneliness so he marries Zeena. Ethan is a dynamic character because in the beginning he is a normal, boring guy then when Mattie comes, he falls in love and starts acting different.
Their relationship went from employee to amorous love affair to hatred and revenge. Abigail tried proving that their love was genuine but all John did was disagreeing with her. Abigail spoke, “I know how you clutched my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I came near” (1109). To respond to what Abigail had stated John said, “Abby I may think of you softly from time to time, but I will cut off my hand before I reach for you again” (1109). John’s emotions for Abigail gradually changed because he realized what he was doing was wrong and he knew it was guilt-ridden.
Frome marries Zenobia Pierce prematurely, only to obviate “the mortal silence of…long imprisonment.” (Wharton, page 61) He wanted “the sound of a …voice” to fill the void on his farm. (Wharton, page 61) Likewise, Holden seeks conviviality with Sally Hayes though he dislikes her phoniness. He ends the “depress[ing]” date by calling Sally a “royal pain in the ass.”(Salinger, page 133) Both characters were merely looking for companionship in their otherwise lonely lives but both encounters ended badly, for Frome on a large scale and for Holden on a smaller scale. Undoubtedly, these rash acts to receive camaraderie illustrate the foolhardiness of the protagonists. They both abhor solitude but are unsure how to find viable friendship.
* Theme- Love: characters are in a love triangle which they never escape. Ethan loves Mattie and wishes to reveal this to her, but he never truly can, and in the end they are stuck back at the Frome’s house with Zeena forever. This novel shows how Ethan maybe never even loved Zeena, he only married her because she helped Ethan’s mother while she was sick. Then Ethan has a small glimpse of love with Mattie, but it is taken away from him, and at the end of the story, it seems that their love is completely
With that, he asks her as she ever considers wanting it removed. She reply’s “To tell you the truth it’s been so often called a charm that I was simple enough to imagine it might be so.”(Hawthorn pg 230). He then asks her if he can remove it. Georgiana at first feels hurt by her husband’s request then His obsession slowly but surely becomes her obsession to the point where she even tell her husband “The attempt be made at whatever risk, danger is nothing to me; for life, while this hateful mark makes me the object of your horror and disgust, life is a burden which I would fling down with joy. Either remove this dreadful hand, or take my wretched life!
Doing this gives the reader a better description of the situation. ‘Romeo & Juliet relates to both the poems as it has a theme of death and the depression caused by it. Romeo and Juliet’s families despised each other therefore the two were forced to stay apart, but they met and fell in love, but had to face death soon after. Their families then reconciled soon after. This just tells me that Romeo and Juliet’s weren’t necessarily needed but unfortunately they gave their life for each other.
In the book both sisters had to deal with their spouse cheating on them but they both just wanted revenge on their husband and boyfriend at first but that wasn’t the right way to go about it. One of my favorite lines in the book is in the chapter where the spiritual counselors tell Vanessa and Thomas that just because god says its okay to divorce and adulterer doesn’t mean you should. I think that in this day and age, we are so quick to throw in the towel and sometimes god really wants us to look at the “for better or for worse” part. I think that if your husband or wife was to make a mistake we shouldn’t be so quick to get a divorce and try to work things out. This book taught me that divorce isn’t the way to solve your problems all though time.
It first influences Osan by her telling Jihei “you’re acting outrageously, Jihei. You shouldn’t have signed that oath if you felt so reluctant to leave her”. We notice Jihei just signed the oath because he felt forced now in this quote we see how Osan is putting up with Jihei somewhat having feelings for another women this shows us how society view of a married women influences Osan so much to a point where she accepts what her husband is doing and in doing so she save her marriage. Osan also says to Jihei “I felt so unhappy that I wrote a letter, begging her as a woman to another to break with you, though I knew how painful it would be”. It is clear that Osan knew about everything and in doing so, she writes a letter to Koharu and keeps it a secret.
Anna was drowning in the misery of her marriage and in guilt from seeing another man on one side but is happy to be with Gurov. Anna states that, “for years now they had not been comfortable together, in their intimacy and at a distance… It was something they might have known once” (Oates 449), which explains that her unhappy marriage forced her to search for a person to fulfill the lost emotions at home. Committing adultery is more of an emotional fulfillment that it is a physical need but it derives from the want to find someone who means something more. If couple who married shows that they do not love each other mutually, it should be acceptable for the two to be involved in an affair because neither of them truly gets hurt, providing act of cheating to be meaningless and
When he criticized his daughter wrongly, he learns later on in the story about how senseless he was to judge his daughter blindly for the reason that he couldn't see her true identity. He rejects Cordelia in the beginning and then learns from this mistake after she dies, realizing her worth after she is killed. Lear hated Cordelia because he was hurt by her words, but at the end, he thinks her death is the worst possible thing that could have ever occurred. In the play King Lear by William Shakespeare, Lear learns from making some serious mistakes in how to become a insightful human being, which propels him to have a greater understanding of others. His suffering makes him understand what man really feels