Wilde constantly contradicts the direct speech from the characters. Algernon and Jack often switch from acting as parallels to pairs. Their views can be very conflicting at times, such as the meaning and opinion of ‘Bunburying’. Jack says ‘This ghastly state of things is what you call Bunburying, I suppose?’ Whilst Algernon replies, ‘Yes, and a perfectly wonderful Bunbury it is.’ However, sometimes, they act very similar and things in the same way such as their desire to be engaged to their love interests. Their behaviour ends with the realisation that their deception as Earnests are now well and truly over.
Firstly, when someone is totally devoted to their love interest it may be hard to turn a conscious eye to their imperfections and faults. She will be under the desired illusion that he is loyal, that he love her and would dismiss slightest suspicion of cheating. Idolizing their partner in their minds for long time would lead to a major breakdown when the veil of deception is lifted thus thought of being cheated on is too heavy and the reduction of self-esteem will cause the woman to be in large circle of uncertainty about her own personage. Furthermore, by returning to her abusive partner she is trying to prove to herself that she is able to keep them and resurrect their old bond, but mostly trying to resurrect her own self-assurance that she is still worthy. Forgiveness can also be a reason to stay, some people have big hearts and are easy to forgive due to kindness but that does not mean they will necessarily forget, the old bond will never be the seem and asking about the partners whereabouts will no longer be a matter of manners only but to assure herself.
She deliberately follows through with her marriage to Edgar Linton, despite her open proclamations of love for Heathcliff, with whom she grows up and loves irrevocably, only to unceremoniously abandon because of his insufficient societal rank. She knows that Heathcliff feels devastated, yet does not believe that she has been disloyal to him. She is too blind to see past her own momentary desires. As a result of her betrayal, Edgar and Heathcliff are tossed into a downward spiral of competition, jealousy, and heartbreak. Edgar loves Catherine unconditionally, but knows he has been rendered second-best to a man for whom she holds deeper affections.
Olivia also had her identity mistaken by her brother's best friend antonio. Viola said that she had no idea who he was and Antonio, still believing her to be Sebastian, rightfully got very angry and upset because he had considered sebastian as a good and loyal friend. This case of mistaken identity caused hurt feelings and confusion to those involved. Unlike the other cases of mistaken identity , this one had no humor purpose this incident is an interesting and more serious part of the play, which involves another mistake over Viola's identity. As a final summary, I think mistaken identity is a very important aspect of Twelfth Night: it provides humour, complications and interesting twists to the play.
Whether Catherine's behaviour in these chapters can be viewed as anything but disgusting is highly subjective, as 'disgust' is perhaps too harsh. In my opinion the better fitted word would be disappointed, however Catherine's demanding behaviour towards Nelly is that of disrespectful and this in turn can be interpreted as a disgusting behaviour. In chapter 9 Catherine tells Nelly that she has "accepted" Edgar Linton as her future husband. Nelly is quite interrogative at the revelation and questions Catherine on her choice, only to get back dismissive and pompous answers. Catherine's behaviour here is quite appalling, she uses imperatives: "be quick, and tell me I am wrong", and has an overly assertive tone: "you're silly, Nelly".
Suddenly he became obsessed with it. He constantly told her negative things about the birthmark, making her adopt his point of view. However, she was not force to drink the liquid even though he was criticizing the “odious hand” (1036). What to blame may be her obsessive love for her husband and his obsession with perfection. She did not hate the birthmark before Aylmer began to criticize it.
Mr Hindley would have made the decision of marrying her or not. There is no clue whatsoever to where she’s from as Mr Hindley didn’t inform anyone, therefore the narrator, Ellen doesn’t have a clue, nor does the reader as we see everything from her point of view. However, as we don’t know where she’s from, it could suggest her social position and could be different from Mr Hindley. This would affect his position and the society would think down on him. His wife “neither had money, nor name to recommend her”, again suggesting her status as she had no ‘money’.
The very first descriptions illustrate her initial animus by describing it as “one of those sprawling flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin” (Perkins 41-42). This is significant for it reflects the narrator’s own presence—she is committing an artistic sin during her marriage by having her engaging imagination and her need to compose. Her husband, John, dislikes this, and as a result, the narrator deliberately feels stifled and has to obscure her writing so that her husband will not know. The narrator is characterized as having a nervous state and is overly protected by her
LAdy Bracknell: Her major concerns where class and money. She did not like Jack because he didn’t know who his parents where making him not to know his social class. Mrs. Bracknell did not want her daughter to be married to a low social class man who could just be "interested in her daughters money". Later throughout the reading I was introduced to Cecily who was Jacks ward. She was "in love" with Algernon who was acting as if he was Earnest(i.e.
And since, in her opinions, it’s an “astonishment that Wickham should marry a girl whom it was impossible he could marry for money”, the union of these two disgraceful people is both surprising and amusing news. Lydia would have attached herself to any other officer, clearly implies that there is no love in this relationship. The fact that Wickham has been such a scammer before shows that he does have commitment, but it’s commitment to the money, not the girl he marries. With that, there are high doubts that there could be understanding between two people, who marries each other not out of love and commitment, but because of lust and money. Next, Austen describes the marriage between Mr. Collins and Charlotte Lucas as a typical marriage during the Regency Period, which completely lacks love, but includes a moderate degree of understanding and a lot of commitment.