When her eldest son Eilif admits to wanting to join the army after the Recruiting Officer attempts to seduce him, she tells the children they will die due to their virtues: bravery, honesty, and kindness. Brecht often uses the irony of this foretelling with the characters themselves. For example, Mother is often a coward herself not a tough woman, and Eilif who is known for his bravery is more of a murderer than a brave hero. The characters in the play were tremendously great, except for Mother Courage. She does not show emotion when her kids die.
Julian was thirty when she suffered a severe illness and during that period of time she had a series of visions of Christ. There is no personal information about her, so some scholars think that she was unmarried or maybe a widow at that time. (Swanson 2003) Because of those first visions each one select to devote themselves to God in their own way. Julian became a recluse, her way of life was accepted for women who wanted to devote themselves to Christ, while Margery continued being a mother and a wife making her considered as a “heretic” by several people for her unusual way of life (Swanson 2003). Julian and Margery felt compelled by their visions of God’s will, both were profoundly affected by their experiences.
She is taught that singing folk music on the Lord’s day is improper, and even though she “doesn’t sing benna on Sundays at all and never in Sunday school” (120), she is explicitly told a few times not to do it. There, it is important for her to be on her best behavior. On Sundays she is shown she must “try to walk like a lady and not the slut you are so bent on becoming” (120) because how she is perceived on Sundays can be detrimental to her public image. In “Good People” Lane A. Dean Jr and his girlfriend Sheri’s values weigh heavily on their thoughts as they consider their options when making a momentous decision.
“Look here; I won’t talk another inch with ye, if you say any jokes about him!” Tess clearly honors her family as she has threatened not to talk to her friends again if they mock her father any longer. However I believe that Tess is in denial about her father’s position and has to make excuses as to why her father is behaving inappropriately . For example it says “The clubbists tittered, except the girl called Tess- in whom a slow heat seemed to rise at the sense that her father was making himself foolish in their eyes.” If Tess honestly believed that her father was in a high position in society she would not feel embarrassed that he was raving about it in public. She would be encouraging him and proud of him. Then in addition she says “He’s tired that’s all,” showing that Tess is in denial about her father’s position.
Jane lives with the Reid because after her parents died and Mr. Reid was on his death bed, it was his dying wish that Mrs. Reid treats Jane like her own but Mrs. Reid does not fulfil her promise to her husband since she sends her to Lowood School. Favouritism is shown in wide Sargasso sea when Antoinette’s mother pays more attention to her brother, Pierre but after his death in the fire, her mother rejects her completely shown, ‘then ‘No no no’ very loudly and flung me from her’ In Gateshead hall in Jane Eyre, Bessie was one of the higher servants that looked after Jane and was the only one that actually cared for her until she was taken to Lowood School, but you only see Bessie in Jane childhood at Gateshead hall and one while Jane is a governess for Mr. Rochester to give her news about the Reid family. Christophine was a servant like Bessie who worked for Antoinette’s family and was her only friend, ‘....’ Christophine is very proud person who was very independent ‘All women, all colours, nothing but fools. Three children I have. One living in this world, each one a different father, but no husband, I thank my good.
He knows what he should do, but he continues to deny, until his wife is put into jail. John cares about his reputation, but he must confess his sin, in order to stop the frenzy in Salem and save his wife. After he confesses, he encourages his wife to do the same, “Elizabeth, tell the truth, I have confessed it!” John says. John needs to muster up all his courage to confess the adultery, and it is not easy for Qu- Page2 him. John is a vainglorious man, but love makes him brave to face his sin.
(57) Thus, in Lizzie’s view, marriage may have nothing to do with love. Because she lost her mother in her very young age, she has no chance to understand what the true love is between parents, and it makes her develop a negative attitude towards marriage. She is afraid of marrying without love. This attitude can be found in her quarrel with her father about Johnny MacLeod. She believes “He is looking for a housekeeper and it isn’t
As Nomi’s older sister Natasha begins to question their faith, Nomi lives in perpetual terror that her sister is going to hell. Their father is a strong believer; the church is what glues his soul together. And although their mother grew up in the community, she had always been an independent thinker, and could not watch her oldest daughter suffer for a lifetime in a place she hated, following a religion she could no longer identify with. After Nomi’s mother and Natasha leave East Village, Nomi is faced with living in a broken family, and begins to question her faith as well. While trying to avoid the sad existence that seems inevitable if she stays in the community, Nomi dreams of a life in the real world, but can’t seem to get up the courage it will take to leave.
This is true because Antigone followed her religious beliefs and gave her brother a proper burial, but Creon is not wrong for forbidding Antigone because the people of Thebes needed a strong steadfast leader to set a good example and rule the city. Below ground burials is part of Theban traditions. They express respect for family and reverence for the gods. Antigone was devastated when Creon made it clear that he did not want Polynices to receive a proper burial because he was a traitor to the city. She did not want to leave her brother’s body exposed and left rotting in the sun, eaten by birds and stray dogs.