Amir only has one thing on his mind in the beginning of the novel, he is ambitious for his father's affection and approval. Amir is very different than his father, Baba. For example, he enjoys reading and writing and he is a coward. Baba sees this as a weakness, and since Baba is a strong, brave and confident man he disapproves of his son which leads him to give Amir less affection than he would if the two were more alike. The less affection Baba gives Amir, the more he wants it.“If I hadn't seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I'd never believe he's my son.” This directly shows how ashamed
Arthur Miller stated, “He was a kind of man-powerful of body, even tempered, and not easily led”. He also stated, "In Proctors presence a fool felt his foolishness instantly." These quotes proved Proctor to be a very powerful and influential man. In this act, the audience learned about Proctor’s affair with Abigail Williams, which was Proctor’s greatest mistake; however, Proctor did not want the affair any longer, he stated, “Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time, but i will cut off my hand before I ever reach for you again. Wipe it out of your mind, we never touched Abby."
5) Leonce never asks Edna how her day is going, or how she is feeling about certain things, yet he expects her to be completely mesmerized with him and his conversations. If Edna doesn't act the way a lady should, it could ruin Leonce's business. The people of the community will look down on him if they know his wife is out of control like he thinks she is. She doesn't take care of the children, she has an artistic pastime that interferes with family duties, and she wants freedom. This could really ruin Mr. Pontellier's
Especially when he had a conversation with Nick, he said, “If we don’t look out the white race—will be utterly submerged.” (13) Even his voice was “a gruff husky tenor, added to the impression of fractiousness he conveyed” (7) Tom wasn’t afraid to speak his opinion, but when it came to himself, he would just ignore it and keep his chin up held high. Throughout the novel it would appear Tom was very hypocritical as well. When he found out about Daisy and Gatsby’s romance, he could not handle his temper and would blow up on the both of them stating, “I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from nowhere make love to your wife. Well, if that’s the idea you can count me out…Nowadays people begin by sneering at family life institutions, and next they’ll throw everything overboard and have intermarriage between black and white” (130). Even though Tom himself was having an affair with Myrtle, he belittled his wife for falling for another man telling her that her actions would ruin a family, when in fact he was doing the same thing, but he was not in control of the situation also flaring his
He and his men fit the stereotype of men overcoming their feelings, at times hiding their fright and doubts about the journeys ahead. Within the tale of the Odyssey men are also weak to the enchantment of women; they are easily seduced even when they might not love the female character. Take for example when Ulysses falls subject to the charm of the legendary sirens (Homer, 800 B.C.E) he begs his men to let him loose of the ship’s mast in order to be able to get to the sirens. In a way men are looked at as weak when it comes to the female human flesh, this is not only true within The Odyssey but in real life as well. Overall the men in this narrative are very confident because no matter what they believe they will make it home without regard to the roughness of the situation they might find themselves in; this is especially true about Ulysses who is the leader of most of the males.
Paul never stated that he wanted a sexual relationship with Johnny but he wanted his love and a close relationship with him. “What does Mister have that I don’t?”…“And what is it about me that Johnny Ray doesn’t like?” (Pg.280) Two men can share love without having or implying sex. Look at two close male friends or a father and son. However because Paul doesn’t clearly express his full intentions about Johnny the reader is left to infer a lot of Paul’s feelings for Johnny, however a more appropriate explanation for Paul’s feelings is that he wants nothing more than a emotional relationship with Johnny Ray; namely his acknowledgement in
Ophelia’s didn’t have honor for herself because she didn’t do what she wanted she did what others said so in a way she didn’t really respect herself. Ophelia also let Hamlet treat her any way that he wanted to and she never bothered to tell him what she didn’t like. Ophelia was also having sexual intercourse with Hamlet before they were married, this was a big thing back then to wait till marriage, Ophelia didn’t have much honor in herself because she let herself be controlled by men. As a parting shot, he points out that even if Ophelia is a regular girl, marriage would still be awful. Actually, he says, if she has to marry, Ophelia should marry a fool, as wise men know that women only make men into "monsters", even while knowing this Ophelia kept on loving Hamlet even though Hamlet would not respect her.
Alcee Arobin is a lady’s man who has many affairs with different women and intends to make Edna another one of his affairs. But Edna doesn’t let Alcee take control of the relationship; she writes him when she wants and decides when they should go out. Being in control is a reverse role for Edna, but she knows it is really who she is, and it is what she wants. Alcee plays along and lets Edna take control, and Edna discovers the satisfaction of using a man the way men usually use women. Although Edna has taken control of her own life, she is still not happy with her life because of the many different types of love she has experienced.
John also wants to have good friends and have a sense of what it feels like for someone to care for him. The teenager is afraid of being a reject or being left, so the immature boy pushes people away before they have a chance to reject the lonely one. In addition, John’s love for attention always gets the best of him. The boy feels he is not interesting due to his parent’s lack of affection towards their son, so John, “Prevaricates for prevaricating’s sake” (25). John is always telling constant lies such as when he calls the operator, ‘”You can dial that number yourself, sir.” “No, I cannot.
He also mentions that he feels like hitting her. Then, he threatens her that if she does not do what he tells her to do, he will disown her and not let her live in his house ever again (lll, v, 193-196). This proves how selfish Capulet is because he is not really thinking about her happiness as much as he is thinking about winning a wealthy, noble person of high social class to his side. In contrast, Scout’s father in To Kill a Mockingbird is a completely different character. He is a very calm and rational person.