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.
She is very sweet and kind; but according to Aristotle, a person who is an embodiment of goodness only, cannot arise pity and fear in the audience. That is why Cordelia is not eligible for the title of tragic hero of “King Lear” because in spite of pity and fear, we feel sympathy for her. On the other hand, King Lear’s character fulfills approximately all those requirements that are compulsory for a tragic hero. Dividing his Kingdome among his selfish daughters, banishment of Cordelia and to exile his loyal servant, Fool are some tragic flaws of King Lear. The tragic hero must commit some mistake that is called his tragic flaw.
Helmer’s character in A Doll's House does not change until the very end when his wife leaves him. Nora risks everything for the sake of her husband, without regard to the possible consequences of her actions. Helmer is only concerned with appearances. He just wants to be able to show everyone his beautiful wife. He is outraged by Nora’s actions when he thinks it will negatively affect how he is viewed by society but when he finds out there will be no repercussions he can forgive her behavior.
Before their family tragedy occurs, none of them could ever think about changing mentality or lifestyle, therefore all characters are psychologically unready to survive their loss. Moreover, this event makes some of the characters starting to think differently. Nandana is one of the main characters who can also be considered a hero. She initially lives an illusion when she refuses to accept that her parents died. As she refuses to talk to anybody, the child created her own imaginary world being unwilling to look at the reality: “Why couldn't he understand that if he kept quiet, if all of them kept quiet, her parents would hear her and come to take her home?” (47).
The birthmark symbolizes uniqueness, human imperfection, something angelic and Georgiana’s love for Aylmer. The birthmark upon Georgiana’s face made her very unique and special from other women. Aminadab said, “If she were my wife, I’d never part with that birth-mark” (Hawthorne 6). This quote contradicts what Aylmer thinks; that the birthmark is ugly and needs to be removed. Aminadab tells Aylmer that the birthmark is unique, and he would not want to remove it because it makes her different.
The twins, Jodie and Mary, are connected at the pelvis; Mary is unhealthy and would die if separated from her sister. However, the procedure would save the life of Jodie. The girls' parents opposed this medical separation and are unhappy with the British courts and doctors' . The author states “there is not justification for deliberately destroying innocent life” The parents of Mary and Jodie should have the right to do what they think is the best for their children. Although no actual studies were done, the hospital said that if the twins continued to be connected that there was an 80 to 90 percent chance Jodie could not survive more than a few months if she continued to support the weak heart and lungs of Mary, whose brain is underdeveloped.
Themes in ‘The Birthmark’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne develops a range of themes with his literary techniques such as, characterization plot development, and the use of poetic devices in the story “The Birthmark.” The themes of this story are; one should love unconditionally; no human can change the fate of another to make them perfect; and science cannot conquer nature. An important theme in ‘The Birthmark’ is, ‘love unconditionally.’ The character of Georgiana helps to develop this theme because of her devotion to Aylmer. Although the crimson birthmark on her cheek disgusts Aylmer and he makes that clear to her quite often, Georgina still loves him and stays devoted to him. She allows him to attempt to remove the birthmark with a risky scientific procedure that could cost her her life. This theme is expanded upon is by Hawthorne’s carefully played out plot development.
But of course, all these reasons for the invention of virginity pale in comparison to religion. It reinforced the other two origins of virginity and added the factor of shame. The Virgin Mary was idolized, and Eve was the bringer of sin upon man. Women were seen as seductresses that brought sin, and so they had to avoid temptation. A woman’s holy marriage represented her family’s honor, and so her “purity” was a highly valued commodity.
He is saying that the sun is better looking than her eyes. Almost the entire poem says bad things about his mistress but at the end, in lines 13 & 14 “And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare as any she belied with false compare” he contradicts himself by saying that he is in love with her no matter how insignificant she is. These are all good examples to show why this poem is an anti-love poem, even though at the end of it he says he loves her no matter what she looks like or how ugly she is. This shows many exaggerations the author used to make the poem
Through this, she is able to communicate her belief regarding an ideal marriage, which should include a high degree of love, understanding, and commitment. Lydia and Wickham is portrayed as the least unstable couple, because they have a serious lack in all three virtues that Austen set up as requirements for the ideal marriage. Through Elizabeth’s voice, Austen speaks of her disapproval of Lydia and Wickham. She refers to Lydia as a person who “wanted only encouragement to attach herself to anybody.” (Austen, 200). 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.