As soon as they meet and get married they are instantly stuck together for life even if they are not married. According to Hester the marriage was never a true marriage out of love, but just an attempt at a better life, but despite this fact Chillingworth still loved and cared for Hester as if some kind of love would come back to him in return. This odd couple will forever be tied together because of the muddy past they had that was never resolved for Chillingworth until he finds out with whom Hester committed adultery with.
Throughout the Awakening, the direction of the plot fluxuates based on the choices made by the characters. Of all the characters, none make choices as drastic as Edna Pontellier. Her decision to turn away from her husband defines her as one of the rarest types of women in that time period. The American society of that time was not used to seeing a woman even think of leaving her husband, which is what made this such a controversial novel. Robert Lebrun realizes that his love for Edna will come at an expensive price and is forced to come decide if he will let a family be torn apart in the name of love.
* Theme- Love: characters are in a love triangle which they never escape. Ethan loves Mattie and wishes to reveal this to her, but he never truly can, and in the end they are stuck back at the Frome’s house with Zeena forever. This novel shows how Ethan maybe never even loved Zeena, he only married her because she helped Ethan’s mother while she was sick. Then Ethan has a small glimpse of love with Mattie, but it is taken away from him, and at the end of the story, it seems that their love is completely
Their searches for a perfect woman absorb much of their lives though they end with different results. Their need to be noticed shows them as almost the same person. Though they both started out humbly both manage to amass a wealth large enough to help them at least begin to win over their golden girls. As Fitzgerald’s life came toward a close the parallels grew deeper. Gatsby struggled to realize that Daisy “(was) not worthy of his adoration.” (thebestnotes.com) But as Gatsby saw his golden girl wasn’t quite what he thought she was Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda’s mental state deteriorated and she went insane.
The past is the past and clearly Gatsby is unable to accept that fact. He is creating his own love for Daisy and falling for her more, bringing him to his downfall. Gatsby knows that, "when he kisses this girl, and forever weds his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind will never romp again like the mind of God" (110). Daisy feels similarly for Gatsby but, "there must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams-not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion" (95). Gatsby is creating his own persona and is in his own world, obsessing
Once one thing goes wrong you’re scared to try it again. When Janie went through two marriages where they controlled her, where she had no freedom, and where they both ended badly, we can understand why she is hesitant. After Janie and Teacake got married she had all the fears and doubts in the world, especially after he stole her money. But after returning from gambling the money away with almost double of it back she realized she wanted to be a part of everything Teacake did. “…Janie looked down on him and felt a self-crushing love.
Kristina would start to feel the eager to need the Crank and did anything to get it. She went through many boys thinking she was in love with all of them, but she figures out that the monster is what makes her believe she was in love, but at the end she ends up a beautiful son but no father or boyfriend. All she had was her
In desperate need to feel loved Crane sets out on a mission to be married. She later marries a man that she’s not really interested in only marrying him to gain popularity. While reading the story I could feel the pain and imagine how hard she struggled to feel accepted. As being the only darkest in my family I often struggle to be notice and accepted too. This novel to me is altogether depressing and very hard to read without crying.
Stella is the wife of Stanley and also the main character in my opinion. She’s a huge dope, who’s fallen in love with the wrong guy. Even after Stanley hits her she still comes back to him “There is the sound of a blow [and] Stella cries out”. She’s blinded by how things used to be between them when they first started dating. Stella is willing to look past everything Stanley does because she loves him and that makes her the fool of the play.
These loses know how to bring great regret and guilt to Creon. Creon suddenly experiences his horrible anagorisis. He realizes that had he only listened to Haimon, Theriesies, or Charagos sooner, the people closest to him would not have left him. Although his hubris once maintained fear in his people, it eventually results in a significant loss of respect. In this unimaginable position of sorrow there is nothing Creon can do to fix anything at all.