His diction, that her imaginations are “queer” and “filled with suffering patients,” contradicts the “healthy,” ordinary actions of her sister. Florence Nightingale's will to realize her dream of becoming a nurse was so strong that she resisted pressure from “high society” and family to fall into her seemingly natural position in life, as a wife of some gentleman of high rank and birth order. Ms. Nightingale, with “amazing persistency,” was able to learn and educate herself, and “there was hardly a great hospital in Europe with which she was not acquainted,” despite the forces in her life acting to achieve an opposite goal. From this paragraph, the reader can glean the devotion that Ms. Nightingale had to a life of intellectual pursuit, using her “spare time so well” that she was able
In this process of „othering,‟ the novel inescapably draws attention to the plasticity and vulnerability of its own ideologies. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Recent scholarship has identified Sherlock Holmes as more than a master of detection. Arthur Conan Doyle‟s legendary creation has become viewed as an enforcer of the ideologies of his time, particularly those concerned with gender roles. In an analysis of “The Speckled Band,” Rosemary Hennessy and Rajeswari Mohan envision Holmes as symbolizing the patriarchal values of Victorian England. By foiling the wicked stepfather‟s plan to murder his daughter, Holmes replaces him and assumes the role of patriarch—a process symbolic of state-sponsored initiatives to act within the private sphere and protect Victorian women from men and, presumably, themselves.1 I want to argue that a similar process occurs in Doyle‟s second Holmes novel, The Sign of Four: potentially
“Ill-natured” gossips, the only difference between them is the possession of fortune. Secondly, we learn what is pride and what is prejudice. The first time Elizabeth see Mr. Darcy she see such vanity and pride. He is “at the same time haughty, reserved, and fastidious, and his manners, though well bred, are not inviting”, he is conceited. She is sure, that “pride – where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation”.
Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon, be it lawful I take up what’s cast away (pg23 lines253-255)” which diminished all good values of Cordelia. He mentions that her morals are no more value than the wealth of nobles unless she is banished from her land. Duke of Burgundy implies that he is picking up something that is thrown away to keep for himself despite the moral features. It is seen as if Lear and Duke of Burgundy were selling Cordelia as if she was a bonus to whatever purchase Duke
While Pangloss constantly reminds Candide that he lives in “the best of all possibly worlds,” Voltaire really means quite the contrary. He is trying to display how much human pain goes unnoticed despite the fact that it is all around us. This may seem like a backward approach, but Voltaire forces the reader to question monarchial authority on their own. As far as inconsistency goes, the monarchs seem to pity themselves. Voltaire mocks that idea and tries to highlight the suffering of the people as a greater importance.
Despite the fact that she was born in a family of clerks, she daydreams of luxury. Since she possesses beauty, grace and style, she believes that her true place is among the upper class ladies. She completely refuses to accept the reality of her life: ordinary dwelling and worn-out furniture. Mathilde does not pay much attention to her husband either. In a word, she gives an impression of a person who is not capable of appreciating anything.
When Darcy proposes to Elizabeth, Austin writes that he spoke of, “His sense of her inferiority of its being a degradation of the family obstacles which judgment had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit.” (Chapter 11 Vol. II). Austin writes, “Her inferiority of its being a degradation” through this statement the reader can infer that he is insulting her based upon her low status. Elizabeth immediately exposes his pride and faults him as being ungentlemanly. Austen succeeds in showing how the prideful nature of Darcy is unacceptable to Elizabeth and thus the reader knows that her refusal is based on her need for respect and love in a marriage.
Though Heathcliff and Catherine become the best of friends, Hindley does not take kindly to Heathcliff becoming part of the family. When Mr. and Mrs. Earnshaw die, Hindley takes over Wuthering Heights and makes Heathcliff a servant, degrading Heathcliff. Meanwhile, even though she truly loves him, Catherine sees Heathcliff as beneath her in society and social class. When Catherine meets Edgar she is impressed with his manners and wealth is then promised to be married to Edgar. It's hard to settle such an intense love with the choice she makes, but somehow she is able to work out the reasoning in her head; “I've no business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven; and if the wicked man in there not brought Heathcliff so low, I shouldn't have thought of it.
"Comedy of Manners" is defined to be "a comedy that satirically portrays the manners and fashions of a particular social class." This in reality is the genre of the novel, as social behaviour in public and private settings accounts for much of the plot. Pride and Prejudice is told in a rather comical tone, outlining the problems of the superior upper-class in Regency England and their general snobbish, demanding nature. She highlights how they struggle to accept others of different social classes and gives readers the impression they're a powerful, collective force; further portraying the flawed social system prominent at the time. Right from the start of the novel irony is present in the opening line, as we're told "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife" Not only does this highlight the impact social conventions on individuals yet Subsequently we become acquainted with the fact that it isn’t the man who's in desperate need of a wife yet it's the woman and her mother who are constantly searching for a rich, wealthy man to secure their futures.
11/13/14 How social roles are used as a social criticism in The Importance of Being Earnest. “ I’ve now realized for the first time the vital The Importance of Being Earnest.“(Wilde 180). Jack stated after a long abundance of confusion and much controversy over to whom Earnest really was. The Importance of Being Earnest a play wrote in the Victorian era by author Oscar Wilde an incomprehensible man living in the 1800 hundreds wrote The Importance of Being Earnest to mirror his own life. A lot of Wildes opinions are carried out as common themes throughout the whole play.