In order for him to do this, he tests their loyalty to see who loves him the most. His two daughters, Goneril and Regan, give the satisfaction of false praise and flattery to Lear so that they can get the land that they desperately want. Cordelia, his youngest daughter refuses to give in to him like her sisters do and has no words to describe
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!
Stella is the wife of Stanley and also the main character in my opinion. She’s a huge dope, who’s fallen in love with the wrong guy. Even after Stanley hits her she still comes back to him “There is the sound of a blow [and] Stella cries out”. She’s blinded by how things used to be between them when they first started dating. Stella is willing to look past everything Stanley does because she loves him and that makes her the fool of the play.
Through the actions of his characters, Steinbeck aims to show the self-destruction of humanity by its greed for power. Nearly all of the characters admit to having a profound sense of loneliness and isolation. Each desires the comfort of a friend, but is unwilling to accept others. In the novella, Curley’s wife admits that she is unhappily married, yet she makes herself into a threatening figure. Crooks tells Lennie that life is no good without a companion to turn to in times of confusion and need, but he displays himself as rude and unwelcoming.
Act 1 Scene 7 (Enter Macbeth) MACBETH If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well It were done quickly: if th’assassination Could trammel up the consequence and catch With his surcease success: that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all — here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We’d jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgement here, that we but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague th’inventor: this even-handed justice Commends th’ingredients of our poisoned chalice To our own lips. He’s here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed: then, as his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself.
Troy Maxson’s discontentment in his marriage ultimately led to the dissolution of it. Throughout “Fences”, Troy’s wife Rose is praised by all who know her. Bono repeatedly reminds Troy what a good woman Rose is and Troy retorts “you can’t find a better woman that Rose” (2.1.39). Troy still chooses to cheat on Rose with Alberta despite his recognition of Rose’s greatness. He is not satisfied with the safety his marriage had developed and greedily risks it all for the possibility of greater happiness in his affair with Alberta.
Shakespeare presents relationships in many different manners in Hamlet, whether they are positive or negative or if they are close or not. As Hamlet seeks for revenge for his father, the play had showed us no admirable human relationships. In the play, the failure of the relationships between Hamlet and Ophelia, Ophelia and Polonius, and Hamlet and his two friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern had demonstrated the most unworthy relationships between lovers, families, and friends. Family ties between characters such as Hamlet and Gertrude are often unstable, mainly due to Gertrude marrying Claudius after Old Hamlet’s death leading Hamlet to become even more traumatized. Some family ties however, are shown in a more pleasant light; the sibling bond between Laertes and Ophelia shows how family members get along and rely on each other to hold on; when Ophelia drowned in the stream, Laertes started to fall apart, even leaping onto Ophelia’s coffin while she was being lowered into the grave.
He expresses his clear disgust for his mother’s “incestuous” deed – “Frailty, thy name is woman.” Hamlet’s disillusionment with women can be said to begin with his mother. Hamlet cannot digest the fact that his mother has fallen from such a great height – from being married to Old Hamlet to being married to
In the play king Lear, mercy is an insatiable trait which is surrounded by so much hate and malice every time love is given it makes those moments so much more enjoyable. In the begging of the Play King Lear, Cordelia the king’s daughter, is outcast, cheated of her inheritance accused of being a wicked child and one that nature is a shamed of (I,i,215-219). Even though at the beginning of the play king Lear disowns his daughter and she has every right to be unloving to him; when they are reunited King Lear offers to harm himself but Cordelia turns that idea away and forgives him when she asks to take a walk with her father (4,VII,83). People want to see mercy, they want to see those that deserve worse receive compassion and mercy Lear deserved to be turned away but Cordelia showed tenderness to her aging father and