It can also be seen that Hamlet’s opinion of woman is due to the influence of the women he knows. Hamlet’s perception of women is distorted because of Ophelia, his love interest, and Gertrude, his mother, who have betrayed him in some way. Both Ophelia and Gertrude are incapable of living without a man and need one in their lives to guide them. Secondly, Ophelia and Gertrude submit and obey their male counterparts to be controlled by them. Lastly, they are both confused and mostly completely unaware of their surroundings.
This description is simplistic, it only allows us to see that he too has expensive tastes that do not match the income he is providing. The true character of Paul’s father is shown through the eyes of Paul’s mother and the blame she places on him for their “unlucky” situation. While having a conversation with Paul, his mother shows her distain for his father by blaming their troubles on him saying bitterly “it’s because your father has no luck” (151). Her direct blame on his father initiates Paul’s obsession achieving luck and later to his death. As the story unfolds, it is evident the Paul is seeking love from his mother, but Hester is incapable of that love only showing him the need for more
Linda may come across as a strong woman who has her head on her shoulders but she is weak and needs to have someone, even if they treat her as poorly as Willy did. Ophelia on the other hand, needs her brother and father for similar reasons, she doesn’t know how to be alone or make decisions for herself since they have always dictated her life for her. She relies heavily on both of these men, and has absolutely no sense of independence. Her reliance on her father is shown when her father dies and she completely loses her mind, “Oh, this poison of deep grief. It springs all from her father’s death, and now behold!
She constantly seeks Emilia’s advice with regard to men. Moreover, both women are ignorant. Their ignorance is illustrated by when they unknowingly fall for Iago’s deceptive plans. Iago also calls his wife Emilia stupid. He says, “It is a common thing to have a foolish wife."
While Stephanie is under incarceration Ellie is staying with his grandmother. His grandmother seems to be a bitter old woman who has a negative effect on everything. She feels Ellie’s mother is not a real criminal, but I feel if she was dumb for taking the wrap for a man that was her boyfriend and not even a husband. He did not stand up for his lady. Seemed to me that grandmother has a case of hatred.
“Which of you shall we say doth love us most” Act 1, Scene 1, Line 52. Through this, both King Lear’s and Gloucester’s rage and rashness can be seen, resulting in them both loosing sight of what is important. Despite this, their weak characteristics have a small influence on their tragedy and suffering. After King Lear bestows all his possessions to his daughters, rather than being grateful, Goneril and Regan’s lust for power causes them to turn on their father. In Act 2, Scene 4, Goneril and Regan diminish his retinue, disregard his authority and Goneril instructs her servants to treat King Lear with the utmost disrespect.
This truthfulness however lands her in a bad place as she is disowned by her father for not professing her love. Gonerill and Regan are the complete opposite here as they show dishonesty in lying about how much each of them loves their father. As soon as their father has given them their share of inheritance they become ungrateful and no longer care for their father. ‘And in good time you gave it.’ Here Regan tells Lear that he took his time
This is portrayed clearly in all three of the novels. In Harriet the Spy, In Matilda, neglect from her parents stems from pure greed, allowing them to overlook the briliance of their young daughter. This is a clear point made in the story, emphasized by the author's introduction of the parents when he says "Occasionally one comes across parents... who show no interest at all in their children... the parents looked upon Matilda in particular as nothing more than a scab" (6). He also mentions how parents who neglect their kids in such a way are "far worse than the doting ones" (6). As the author mentions, the parent's neglect for their daughter stems from pure greed.
The first character I want to talk about is Estella. Estella is the daughter of Molly and Magwitch but was given to Miss Havisham by Jaggers at a very young age. Miss Havisham (who I will talk about afterwards) destroyed Estella’s emotions by raising her to torment and “break the hearts” of men and to undermine, darkly the idea of romance. She is cold, cynical and manipulative. However, despite her being cold in behaviour and also the damaging impacts in her life, she still is a sympathetic character.
Thus, Lydia’s lack of propriety and good judgment is a reflection of Mrs. Bennet’s inability to sufficiently fulfill her role as an effective mother. Mrs. Bennet is consumed by the desire to see her daughters get married, and as a result, she neglects to care for anything else concerning her children. For example, her reaction to Lydia’s elopement with Wickham exemplifies not only Mrs. Bennet’s stupidity, but also the great extent to which she proves incapable of holding the family together in a moment of crisis despite being a wife and mother of five. She “…blaming[es] every body but the person to whose ill-judging indulgence the errors of her daughter must be principally owing” (192), which is clearly herself. Instead of acting in a mature manner like an adult, she becomes hysterical and exaggerates, “...now here’s Mr. Bennet gone away, and I know he will fight Wickham, wherever he meets him, and then he will be killed, and what is to become of us all?” (192).