The men in both poems truly loved their women in the beginning, but by the end they had become obsessive, drove themselves to insanity, and slept next to the dead bodies of their lovers. God and the Angels played a role in the speakers mind, but in dissimilar ways, and both authors used some personification, one with the storm, while the other with the sea. Ultimately, love, true love, can drive you mad. The speaker in “Annabel Lee” describes his love for her as strong and powerful. He says “But we loved with a love that was more than love.” Their age had no determination on how much they loved each other; “But our love it was stronger by far than the love of those who were older than we.” In Porphyria’s Lover, the speaker describes their love more indirectly by saying she was “murmuring how she loved me.” This is very romantic, though she is still hesitant and can’t say it directly.
Hindley and Frances’ love is not explored in great depth but it is shown to be passionate, with the couple ‘kissing and talking nonsense by the hour.’ However Bronte reveals more about the depths of Hindley’s love for her in his reaction to Frances’ death, his giving ‘himself up to reckless dissipation’, than in the few brief scenes in which she is shown to the reader alive. In this way the character of Frances is a plot device, ‘what she was, and where she was born’ is purposefully left a mystery. She is purely a catalyst for tragedy, an illustration of how low obsessive love can bring a man. Hindley is in the aftermath physically and mentally degenerated into a ‘slovenly’ man with ‘all the beauty annihilated from his eyes’. The tragic and humiliating end to his life, alcoholism and gambling leaving him vulnerable to exploitation from his sworn enemy Heathcliff, transforms him from the ‘tyrannical’ antagonist of the early chapters of the novel to more of a figure of pity or disgust in the reader’s eye.
Terri explains that Ed really loved her even when he was abusive, while Mel disagrees with her. Terri said that Ed drank poison when she had left him, but Ed still survived but later died by shooting himself. Terri believes that Ed died for true love, while Mel disagrees with her. After Terri kept telling everyone that Ed loved her no matter how abusive their relationship was, and then Mel admits that he wants to kill his wife, “he wishes she’d get married again. Or else die” (Carver 158).
Hamartia, or tragic flaw is an essential theme of Shakespearean tragedy as it can provide contrast to a previously successful life by contributing to a drastic change of events. Chris Wilton begins a jubilant life with a high paying, success job as well as his spouse Chloe that adores him dearly. However he wants more, sometime that his wife cannot provide, but Nola Rice can. The seventh rule in the Ten Commandments in Christianity states “Thou shall not commit adultery.” The act of adultery is given a poor and immoral outlook by society, as it is believed that marriage binds two indefinitely. However it is
This is one area in which perhaps Macbeth as a tragic hero is distinct, as in other cases, such as Julius Caesar, he ignores his wife's advice. If Macbeth's tragic flaw is his ambition, in other tragic heroes the hamartia is different. In King Lear, for example, Lear is undone by his own strong pride that causes him to mistake his two unfaithful daughters to be faithful and to identify the one daughter that loves him truly as being ungrateful. Cordelia's response in honestly only giving her father the love that it is her duty to give backfires disastrously, even though she retains her integrity, as Lear ends up disowning her: Here I disclaim all my parental care, Propinquity, and property of blood, And as a stranger to my heart and me Hold thee from this forever. Lear's tragedy is made in the foolish decision that his pride drives him to in Act I scene 1, and he is distinct from the tragic hero of Macbeth in the nature of his tragic flaw and in the fact that throughout the play he is only surrounded by characters who love him, support him and want what is best for him.
His poor treatment there is more shocking because he has been drawn as a character who had, “worked hard” and ”owed nothing to any man.” Mrs Edwards, the daughter, is confused at first by the nun’s reaction to seeing her. When the nun asks, “Is your father lighter or darker than you?” she begins to realize that he will not be admitted there. The nun sends them away and delivers the platitude, “God bless you dear”. Mrs Edwards replies “and God pity you sister”. Her father dies at home, and she has endured the agony of watching him die.
The cultural context and values during the 18th century will emphasize and support the suicidal personality of young Werther. Young Werther is in love with a woman Lotte but she is already taken by their friend Albert. He wishes he could be with her and wants to make her realize that she would be happier with him. Unfortunately for young Werther, he is rejected with full force which triggers his suicidal attitude. In the letter of May 22, Werther mentions his first thought of suicide.
Christy's desperate attempt to win back Pegeen's favor by 'killing' his father a second time fails. But he reconciles himself to his loss, going away as a sadder, but a wiser, and assuredly a more confident man The play proves yet again the truth of what Byron has said about the asymmetrical nature of the love of man and woman: 'Love is of man's life a thing apart/ 'Tis woman's whole existence.' Love is important for Christy but even more important for him is his self esteem. But for Pegeen love is everything and so she realizes her loss and is inconsolable at the end. Like Shaw, Synge reverses the convention and makes the woman chase the man.
“From waiting to not waiting for you” He is hoping that she would change but she kept on doing wrong which cause him to give up. “My heart moves from cold to fire” He doesn’t know what to feel to feeling angry. “I love you only because it you the one I love” She is the only person that he ever loved and will love. “I hate you deeply, and hating you, bending to you and the measure of my changing love for you is that I do not see you but love you blindly” He doesn’t love her like he use too, but deep inside of him he still loves her. “Maybe January light will consume, my heart with it cruel ray stealing my key to true calm” In the New Year he will finally let her go.
It is only later on, however, when everyone finds out that the prophesy is true, her life becomes very miserable and it results in tragedy for herself and others. Though, Gertrude has no prophesies to help her, she too turns a blind eye to the truth that her new husband may have had something to do with her old husbands death. To protect her luxuries status as queen, she marries Claudius as soon as possible. “With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage” her husband remarks “In equal scale weighting delight and dole” (II.ii (12-13). The thing she is ignoring is that instead of being sad, Claudius is marrying her.