Ismene, Antigone’s sister, agreed that Polyneices deserved a proper burial but was not going to go against the laws set out by her uncle and the King. Antigone’s nobility for her brother, and putting her morals and what she believed in over everything else makes Antigone a tragic hero. In the end Antigone’s pride and love for her brother ultimately leads to her demise. Antigone’s nobility towards her brother is clear from the begging of the play. She is determined to give her brother a proper burial with no regards to what laws the king has set forth.
She was taking a very high risk in taking the potion because Friar Lawrence did not even know if it would work and she herself questions if he wanted to poison her. In the end of Scene 3 she cries: “Romeo, I come! This do I drink to thee.”(Line 59) She was so completely dedicated to Romeo that she risked her life and the possibility of marrying Paris in taking the drink. Juliet decided to do this because she was attempting to secretly run away with Romeo, abandoning her family. This was a brave action on behalf of Juliet because disobeying Sir Capulet, her father, was considered a sin.
Helmer’s character in A Doll's House does not change until the very end when his wife leaves him. Nora risks everything for the sake of her husband, without regard to the possible consequences of her actions. Helmer is only concerned with appearances. He just wants to be able to show everyone his beautiful wife. He is outraged by Nora’s actions when he thinks it will negatively affect how he is viewed by society but when he finds out there will be no repercussions he can forgive her behavior.
Lady Capulet did not know about Juliet’s marriage because she never had a close relationship with her daughter. She also encouraged the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues, creating more tension in Romeo and Juliet’s secret marriage. It is because of these three reasons that Lady Capulet is to blame for the tragedy. Lady Capulet is pushing Juliet to marry Paris even though Juliet insists that she does not want to marry him. Instead of Lady Capulet listening to Juliet’s reason for refusal or talking to her, she tells the troubled teen that she must accept the marriage proposal because it is what she wants from Juliet.
Social and Psychological Contrasts in "SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER" Social Contrasts in the Play: When the play opens the audience is immediately presented with some contrasts. Mrs Hardcastle laments the fact that they never go to town, while her husband thinks the people of the town foolish. Mr Hardcastle clearly represents old-fashioned values, and is entirely unashamed of this, whereas Mrs Hardcastle likes to think she is more modern, although it is implied that she is rather pretentious. Their conflicting attitudes are concisely illustrated in these antithetical statements. Mrs Hardcastle, speaking of her husband's long-winded stories as a method for entertaining guests, states: I hate such old-fashioned trumpery.
When Mrs. Mooney is observing Polly’s interactions with young men, she becomes frustrated that “none of [the men] meant business” and considers sending Polly back to her previous job (63). Mrs. Mooney is highly focused on her own aspirations, and therefore compromises her sense of empathy. Mrs. Mooney is a heavy influence on Polly’s actions. Mrs. Mooney acts as if she is unaware of Polly’s affair with Bob Doran; however, Mrs. Mooney and Polly share an unspoken understanding. Mrs. Mooney is the ringleader of Polly’s indecency, and manages Polly under implicit control.
She says in Act I, “When you do become engaged to someone, I, or your father, should his health permit, will inform you of the fact”. Even though she does acknowledge that her husband should be part of the decision, she places herself before him and also belittles him by commenting on his poor health. In fact, Lord Bracknell, is never issued directly throughout the entire piece. As soon as Lady Bracknell’s introduced on the set, she begins commanding and controlling Gwendolen (and through her Jack). Evidently Lady Bracknell values society and its values, saying, “Never speak disrespectfully of Society,” but she goes totally against these values by playing the role of her husband in her daughter’s life (hypocritical).
How does Polonius react to the news of Hamlet’s strange behavior? · He thinks Hamlet is just mad because Ophelia dissed him. 3. What evidence of Hamlet’s affections for Ophelia exists? · He tells Ophelia he loves her and does not love her, thinks she should never have trusted him but wants her to go away to a nunnery for her own protection.
Due to this fact, Freud invented his theory (ignoring age and lineage for now) on the lust of a male for a female. The unnamed parents in this story seemed to have an ongoing battle about their indifferences with their own child. The mother appears to have her motherly instinct towards Larry and she seems to know his feelings and desires and automatically sympathizes for him. On the contrary, the uninvolved father sees Larry as nothing else but a pestering nuisance. In addition, the father does not understand the close bond that Larry has established with his mother.
“No, you two infinitely stupid male creatures: the problem of what is to be done with her afterwards.” (Shaw, 65) Mrs. Higgins shows she doesn’t see the girl as some experiment un like the men in the play who do not seem to view women as the same value. Having a women who respects and has morals for other women is very important for this play. “Do without, I’m afraid, Henry. The girl has a perfect right to leave is she chooses.” (Shaw, 84) This is Mrs. Higgins explaining to her son that he can’t control the young women that she has some rights of her own, and he is to blind to see this on his own. Making the role of women important to see that the young Liza Doolittle has some rights of her own.