The hope for happiness is something that Daisy hoped to have, but by finding out she married the wrong man changed who she is and her over outlook on life. Tom seems to be abusive towards her, and rather does not seem to care much about her. She has a child, who does not seem important to her. The child is never around, which shows a lot about Daisy. Woman in the 1920’s all married for money, and not necessarily love.
Due to Desdemona’s never ending, continuous love for Othello, she ultimately played a role in her own death. The love Desdemona feels for Othello is seen in the fact that she goes against her family and marries the man she loves, not the man that may necessarily be more suited for her. Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, believes that Othello lures Desdemona away with his witchcraft and that her life would be much better if they never married. However, Desdemona ignores her father’s instruction; despite the fact Brabantio believes their relationship is unnatural: “She [Desdemona] is abused, stol’n from me and corrupted by spells and medicines bought of mountebanks; for natures so preposterously to err, being not deficit, blind or lame of sense, sans witchcraft could not” (Othello, 1.3.60-64). At first, Brabantio believes that his daughter was tricked by Othello, that he stole her away with his magic spells and witchcraft.
He is also in love with Olivia but it can be said that he is mostly in love with the idea of love itself since he talks incessantly of love: “O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou” (I. i. 9) that he is unable to distinguish between appearance and reality. Also, by looking at the first two scenes of Act 1, it is clear that he wallows in his emotions, and is changeable and moody. He threatens to kill Viola-Cesario as Olivia says that ‘he’, Viola-Cesario, is her husband. However, he switches his love from Olivia to Viola without any hesitation as soon as he gets to know that Viola-Cesario is actually a woman.
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
Edna’s character abandons her role as a mother and wife; she breaks moral values and standards because of the intimate love affair she shares with Robert, therefore leading to the struggles she faces in the novel where she failed. Moral characters say more about a person than the background of an individual and play an important role in one’s life. When disregarded it can bring shame and conflict to a family differentiating a person to be good or bad. The concept of good and evil differs from one person to another, but certainly, a married woman who loves another man apart from her husband and acts upon that love is sinful. When the story begins Chopin’s description of Edna makes it look like she is the antagonist of the novel, when Mr. Pontellier was sitting on the
Although she claims to have been truly in love with the elder brother, and that “the Game was over” only after she has been “trick’d once by that Cheat call’d, LOVE,” (P.51), we can still see Moll’s manipulative nature and her extreme greed, by receiving money from the older brother in exchange to fulfill his sexual favors. This suggests that her attitude towards love and marriage is very emotionless, which is an attitude that she carries forward through many of her future affairs; another example is the affair with her long-lost brother, where she deceives him by saying “I had declar’d my self to be very Poor, so that in a word, I had him fast both ways; and tho’ he might say afterwards he was cheated, yet he could never say that I had cheated him” (P.68). This again shows the dirty ways that Moll often uses to manipulate men and take advantage of them; the reader rarely gets a picture of her as a sympathetic and loving creature, and thus would feel less sympathetic towards her as well. Moll might be cruel and heartless in the way she manipulates people to benefit herself. However, it is always important to
This is odd as the object of her affections is her husband,whom has no feelings towards her. He is undeserving of her love,as Emilia could be offering all this love to one whom actually deserves it. This is a good character trait in Emilia. Due to her not getting the love she wants from husband, she develops the belief that women should be able cheat on there husbands. Subsequently they had a rocky relationship,even though
The marriage would go ahead regardless of whether the women loved the man that their father arranged for them to marry. This is the case of what’s going on between Hermia and her father, Egeus. Hermia is smitten with her true love, Lysander, but her father has arranged a marriage between her and Demetrius. Hermia doesn’t love Demetrius in the slightest and is often rude, she describes her treatment of Demetrius in Act 1, Scene 1, lines 194 and 196. “I frown upon him; yet he loves me still…I give him curses; yet he gives me love.” The contrast in her conversations between Demetrius and herself as opposed to her conversations with Lysander is remarkable.
Ms. Pontellier cooperates with societies standards until she realizes that she is losing herself. In the beginning of the novel, Edna exists not as her own person but as a person that society has formed. She loves and is comfortable with her husband Leonce' but is unaware of her own feelings, goals, sexuality and ambitions. The more that Leonce' tries to control his wife the way society recommends, the more Edna rebels due to male domination. The various people Edna meets throughout the novel play various roles in "awakening" her sense of independence, sexuality, passion, and desire.
The Storm attacks the rules of society in that particular time period. Alcee and Calixta choose to give into the storm of passion that has been building inside them for years. Calixta and Alcee had a brief affair in Assumption that never quite led anywhere. Calixta at the time was young and innocent, and Alcee denied his own desires for Calixta. Chopin writes, "...for in Assumption he had kissed her and kissed her and kissed her; until his senses would well nigh fail, and to save her he would resort to a desperate flight."