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.
Additionally, they support Romeo and Juliet's struggle to keep their relationship outside of their families' private war. Pairs of love and hate are part of a major motif of Romeo and Juliet. These contrasting pairs emphasize how Romeo and Juliet are madly in love, but their love can never be because of their families. In the end of Act I, when the Nurse tells Juliet that Romeo is a Montague she voices her grief: “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
As both authors continue to develop their characters, they begin to describe the shackles that their families and society place on them and their eventual downfall. Baptista and Judith’s fathers similarly believe they have their daughters best interests at heart, when they chastise and scold them for not being docile and loving daughters that should want nothing more from life than to please their fathers and witlessly obey their husbands as shown in, “Then he ceased to scold her. He begged her not to hurt him, not to shame him in this matter of her marriage (Wolfe 1021).” The irony
They have married for lust and love, after Mr. Bennet being seduced by Mrs. Bennet's good looks, and their love faded away with Mrs. Bennet's good looks after she gave birth to their five daughters, and now Mr. Bennet finds her irritating. Now, the only entertainment he gets out of her, is teasing her. However, the marriage between Mr. Wickham and Lydia are there to show the consequences of relationships not based on the ground of love, but on pure lust and ignorance. Their artificial feeling fades away quickly, and Mr. Wickham does not stay loyal. Overall, this novel shows a whole spectrum of attitudes towards marriage, and the importance of it varies as well.
This gift does not come free though, he asks for each of them to tell him how much they love him. “Tell me, my daughters … Which of you shall we say doth love us most? / That we our largest bounty may extend / Where nature doth with merit challenge” (I.i.49-54). This shows that he will give the daughter with the best answer the most land, which is pure greed on his behalf, to base a big decision like that on who loves him the most. Also, once Edgar runs away, Gloucester gives the title that Edgar once had to Edmund.
This is corrupting the mind of young Hamlet, which they think is making him go crazy. “Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature That we with wisest sorrow think on him Together with remembrance of ourselves. Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen, Th' imperial jointress to this warlike state, Have we—as ’twere with a defeated joy, With an auspicious and a dropping eye, With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage, In equal scale weighing delight and dole— Taken to wife.” This shows corruption when Claudius is saying that even though his brother past away he still has to move on with his life and mourning wouldn’t help Denmark retrieve its natural appearance. Also, Claudius would do anything for power and he will do whatever it takes to get the crown and Gertrude’s heart. Deception is portrayed when Claudius decides to balance out the mourning of Denmark to announce his marriage to his brother’s wife, Gertrude.
She is sure, that “pride – where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation”. But when she receives letter from him, she understands it was very bad of her to think about him in such a way. Thirdly, Austen shows her readers that there is difference between love and marriage. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”. According to Charlotte “happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance… and it is better to know as little as possible of the
Even though the narrator knows that the Little Seamstress is off-limits, being Luo’s girlfriend, he can’t help wanting her. He knows clearly that he shouldn’t intervene in his best friend’s relationship, but it’s human nature for him to be selfish, to want to have her for his own. Sijie emphasizes how the narrator can’t control his feelings later on and how deeply he is in love with the Little Seamstress: “She was my soul mate and I was ready to spend the rest of my life taking care of her, content even to die a bachelor if that would help” (159). As the story goes on, the narrator is unable to take back his love for the Little Seamstress, despite her still being Luo’s girlfriend and carrying his child. This jealousy that he has for Luo changes their friendship.
A scholar may read it that even though the man has given power to a woman it was given by a man who was feministic. King Lear soon chooses to banish his only loyal and loving daughter gives the power to his two eldest daughters. The eldest daughters are now powerful as well as being emotionless. This display of masculine characteristics by the two women also works to create multiply ways to read King Lear. Cordelia the best representation of “female”
In King Lear’s Act I, Lear disowns and banishes his youngest daughter, Cordelia, from the kingdom because she failed to partake in Lear’s childish game of telling him how much she loves him. Lear: “Let it be so, thy truth then be thy dower!” (I.i 110). Cordelia, being a compassionate person, finds it in her heart to be present when Lear needs her most, Cordelia: “O my dear father! Restoration hang thy medicine on my lips; and let this kiss repair those violent harms that my two sisters have in thy reverence made!” (IV.vii 25-29) This quotation proves what kind of person Cordelia is, in that her compassion and ability to forgive enabled her to look past her father’s unfair and unjust treatment. At the time of her father’s sickness, Cordelia chose to show compassion and forgiveness instead of retributive justice.