Lydia is outspoken and completely self-absorbed, even though she is the youngest of the sisters, which foreshadows the trouble she will get into later on in the story. This contrasts hugely with Elizabeth, who is responsible, grounded and far more reserved. This is shown after the ball at Netherfield, when Jane is displaying her gratification of the admiration she received, and Lizzie “felt Jane’s pleasure” – although Elizabeth is not directly concerned with finding a suitable husband, she is able to empathise with Jane. The main plot is that of Elizabeth and Darcy – there were many prejudices between the two; without Darcy stepping in and forcing Wickham to marry Lydia, they would have remained apart. Lydia is incapable of seeing the shame she brings on the family through running away to be married, as shown in her letter to Harriet; “I can hardly write for laughing.” Her thoughtless attitude to marriage is highlighted here – although she is motivated by love, she hasn’t thought about the consequences of what she’s doing.
She would give her child to servants to hold and never cared for her. When Johanna’s first son was born, she was delighted. Unfortunately for Johanna, her first son died at a young age. Catherine felt resentment towards her brother and did not care for his death. Johanna then pushed insults on Catherine constantly.
During the 1800’s literature was increasing in popularity in Victorian England. There was however still many reservations upheld with women writers, presumably on account of societies opinion of the role of women during this time period. In 1847, a revolutionary woman and talented realist writer: Charlotte Bronte, penned the Victorian classic, Jane Eye. It centered on a poor, plain female Bildungsroman, named Jane, growing up in the patriarchy of the nineteenth century English Society. Jane goes against many traditional female archetypes by developing great psychological, intellectual and moral behaviour that is not typical of a woman growing up during these times.
John separates Jane from the rest of the Reed children due to her relying on the Reeds to keep her well as well as her being an orphan. Not only is Jane being discriminated against by John but also his mother "Mama says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to beg". This demonstrates how, even though Mrs Reed is Jane's aunt, she is still tormented by her and her children as Mrs Reed allows them to bully Jane. The fact that Jane is an orphan and is separated from her 'family' reflects the society she lives in and how she has no power against the upper class and patriarchal male just like her having no power in the Reeds household. Women and children were treated the same in the Victorian era; they were to be seen and not heard.
She states, “She had a fine person, many brilliant attainments; but her mind was poor, her heart barren by nature” (Brontë 1.239). She describes Miss Ingram as beautiful but a shallow person with no depth. Along with Jane, Mr. Rochester seems to see this and her true aspiration of only marrying him for his money. On the other hand, Jane’s wittiness and sharp responses to Mr. Rochester confusing comments enraptures Mr. Rochester. Mrs. Reed and her children had always treated Jane with disrespect; but when Mrs. Reed is dying Jane forgets her harsh treatment and stays with her until she died.
All I ever wanted, all I ever need from her was to feel and be loved. But I guess she only feels of me, how her mother feels of her, HATE.. A mothers loves is precious, something a person can embrace everytime they feel melancholy or unwanted. A mothers hate is cruel, and when u know and feel deep down in your heart that your mother hates u, you sometimes feel not even god loves you, You feel unloved, and unwanted by people who should love you, but really don't So you're blinded when you find someone who truly loves you... I now know that someone does love me, and his name is GOD, he's loved me all along and I let the hate from my mother blind me of that. He's loved me even when I thought I hated him.., I dont know how I could ever hate the only person who's held love for me since day one.
Virginia Woolf was a person that went through tough times and suffered break downs within her own insanity which were probably caused by her family life. Her Mother Father and Sister all dying within a short space of time, she claimed to be haunted by voices often masculine which would explain her constant attack of the Victorian male culture and imperialistic traits. What Virginia Woolf does so well is convey everyday reality into a form that is unreachable by so many authors. To The Lighthouse is a text in which in all honesty nothing much happens, but the way in which she describes this nothingness is genius and often somewhat offensive to some subcultures. For example her portrayal of Mr Ramsay who relies on his intellectual ability and Edwardian views.
“But that’s not the way I am and there’s nothing I can do to change that.” ‘The Curious Incident… shows that all people are capable of change if they have a goal they really care about’. Discuss. In The Curious Incident… Christopher’s mother writes to her son that she left partly because of the continual conflicts between her and Christopher and Christopher’s father. She admits she is short tempered and feels pessimistic about her power to change this. However, by the end of the novel she is making an effort to take control over her emotions: she sees a doctor and receives medication for her depression, and attempts to be patient in dealing with Christopher.
But I am alive” From an early age, Celie had been physical and verbally abused, by her father, her husband etc. At the beginning of the novel, she is ignorant and oppressed, with no confidence. She has been made to believe she is nothing and allows the labels to define her, accepting and believing the terms, which forces her to struggle for her identity. She has learnt to keep quiet and obeys without every objecting, which shows a will to survive, but also the extent to which Celie has been indoctrinated. She considers being alive good enough.
She finds a deep down strength and courage in herself that leads her to want to find out what type of person she really is, and what she wants out of her life. Nora Helmer is a delicate character that had been pampered all of her life, by her father and by her husband. In every sense she is typical housewife. She is financially dependent on her father earlier and on her husband later. She never leaves her house, mostly because her husband is afraid of the way people talk.