Furthermore, this detachment possibly suggests an implicit commentary on the marginalized life of women in the Victorian era. 2. What does Lucy think of Polly and Graham? Is she fair? Lucy describes Graham in a very positive way: “a handsome, faithless-looking youth of sixteen” “his waved light auburn hair, his supple symmetry, his smile frequent.” However, the reader has the feeling that Lucy feels jealous of Polly: “I wished she would utter some hysterical cry, so that I might get relief and be at ease” and finds her ridiculous “when I say the child I use an inappropriate and undescriptive term – a term suggesting any picture rather that that of the demure little person in a mourning frock (...), that might have just have fitted a good-sized doll.” However, Lucy does not to take in account the fact that Polly is extremely young, that she has lost her mother and rarely sees her father.
Poor Charles Kingshaw had lose hope of not having to go to school with Edmund, was stricken with envy and resentment over his mother, Helena Kingshaw, favoring a stranger’s son more than her own. At this point, Edmund Hooper had not only got the favor of Charles’s mother, but power, more than ever, drenched from Charles Kingshaw’s resentment towards him and countering it using both Helena Kingshaw and Josheph Hooper’s ignorance as his shield. The quote “She is my mother, he had thought, mine” shows Charles’s materialistic and furious side, driven by the lack of time spent with Helena and Edmund’s pressure to sin Charles for everything, ever since the start of the story. Also, the following quote,”…Because he knew in truth that he did not care much about her…” infers about Charles Kingshaw’s thought about the matter for a change. The quote reflects on the case as a whole to prove Charles’s neglects upon the situation he had been oppressed in up until now, when what is thought the only object he has some power upon had been lost.
She does not ask her father for his permission to marry—an action that is beyond radical for the 17th century. Many would believe that Barbantio’s outrage is to do with Othello's race but Othello’s race has nothing to do with it. Barbantio was close friends with Othello prior to the marriage further proving that his outrage stems from his daughter defiance. He believes, like all men of the time, that his daughter is his possession like his house and his clothing, making Othello the same as robber. Barbantio sees his daughter only how he expects her to be, quiet and obedient, rather than an individual.
If the grandmother stopped preaching about how the new world has fallen from the Christian faith, and opened her eyes to her real life, she would have saved the whole family from the misfit. Garo 2 The grandmother’s son, Bailey, seemed exhausted of having to take care of his own mother. He doesn’t bother raising his head when his mother is trying to get him to read the paper about “the misfit.” This creates Foreshadowing and a bit of irony to the story because in the end the misfit is what brings him and his family to his demise. Not only does he ignore his mother, but when she wants to take the children to see the old plantation, he sighs, gets aggravated and didn’t want to be bothered. Although her tired son may have a good soul, he is not a good man in the sense he seems tired and lifeless in the story.
When his most loved daughter comments on her sister’s reactions about his wishes, he then begins to go insane after irrationally separating his land between two of his three daughters based on their charm bringing terrible consequences for everyone. I would say that’s Lear’s first mistake; separating power and responsibility. His two eldest daughters are prepared to be in control of their own lives (age wise) but not necessarily mature enough. A reason of immaturity from the daughters that Lear didn’t notice was how fond they were of him when he declared his wanting, therefore, they aren’t ready to rule a kingdom. They allowed their father to act as if he is still in charge.
She deliberately follows through with her marriage to Edgar Linton, despite her open proclamations of love for Heathcliff, with whom she grows up and loves irrevocably, only to unceremoniously abandon because of his insufficient societal rank. She knows that Heathcliff feels devastated, yet does not believe that she has been disloyal to him. She is too blind to see past her own momentary desires. As a result of her betrayal, Edgar and Heathcliff are tossed into a downward spiral of competition, jealousy, and heartbreak. Edgar loves Catherine unconditionally, but knows he has been rendered second-best to a man for whom she holds deeper affections.
Conversely, Paul’s story is actually tragic in nature. Motherly love is supposed to be unconditional and unwavering; Paul however, never seems to be loved by his mother no matter what he does. Both Emily Grierson, the southern lady and Paul the young child suffer from Oedipus complexes. Emily loved her father and refused to give up his dead body for three days after he died. She attempts to replace him with a man that is similar, her lover Homer Baron, who carries a horsewhip like her father.
When his mother gives his father another chance and invites him back to their home, Trevor was not okay with this idea and he was brave enough to show it by ignoring his father all week and talking to his mother, telling her she is making a mistake. Trevor also shows courage when trying to establish his goal of “Paying it Forward.” When his mother found out about their assignment she got very angry at the teacher and became doubtful that her son can do anything to change the world. This didn’t stop Trevor though, and he continued to attempt to change the world for the better by helping others. For example, when he invited the homeless man over for dinner and gave him a place to sleep. The method Trevor chose to acquire success with this project proved he is a big thinker which is one of the qualities of leadership.
Though some may interpret this behaviour as common for a loving wife to exhibit, it is quite clear that this is exactly the kind of behavior that prevents the men in the play from achieving success. Linda and the other limited number of females in the play fill the men in the play with a false sense of confidence and this is the very act that causes the men to deteriorate from their main goals in life. The women in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman do not play a supportive role: Willy’s downfall, Biff’s downfall and Bernard’s success can all be linked back to the excessive support of the women in the play or the lack thereof. Willy Loman’s downfall is directly linked to the excessive support and inflation he receives from his wife and the mistress. Throughout the entirety of the play, we see Linda’s devotion to her husband and her inability to find any fault in Willy.