Edna’s character abandons her role as a mother and wife; she breaks moral values and standards because of the intimate love affair she shares with Robert, therefore leading to the struggles she faces in the novel where she failed. Moral characters say more about a person than the background of an individual and play an important role in one’s life. When disregarded it can bring shame and conflict to a family differentiating a person to be good or bad. The concept of good and evil differs from one person to another, but certainly, a married woman who loves another man apart from her husband and acts upon that love is sinful. When the story begins Chopin’s description of Edna makes it look like she is the antagonist of the novel, when Mr. Pontellier was sitting on the
He is a wealthy young man yet so self-absorbed and demanding. The Capulets chose him and think very much of him to be the perfect man for their daughter, Juliet. He is more possessive than he is romantic and an example of this would be when he called Juliet his wife before they even got married. Paris is conflicted with a few situations, first he wasn’t given permission straight away to marry Juliet, then she refuses to marry him since she is already “secretly” married to Romeo. When Tybalt is killed, Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet, and Paris think she is unhappy because of her cousin’s death, which makes Paris respond to this conflict by scheduling the wedding earlier to make Juliet happy again, and that’s one of the biggest conflicts since she told Friar Lawrence she would rather do the most dangerous things than marry Paris.
The men in both poems truly loved their women in the beginning, but by the end they had become obsessive, drove themselves to insanity, and slept next to the dead bodies of their lovers. God and the Angels played a role in the speakers mind, but in dissimilar ways, and both authors used some personification, one with the storm, while the other with the sea. Ultimately, love, true love, can drive you mad. The speaker in “Annabel Lee” describes his love for her as strong and powerful. He says “But we loved with a love that was more than love.” Their age had no determination on how much they loved each other; “But our love it was stronger by far than the love of those who were older than we.” In Porphyria’s Lover, the speaker describes their love more indirectly by saying she was “murmuring how she loved me.” This is very romantic, though she is still hesitant and can’t say it directly.
Birdsong Quotations for Coursework How men view women A to introduce I- “muttered an introduction of which Stephen heard only the words ‘my wife’ B on I- “such a delicate creature” A on I- “my wife is a mysterious creature… no one knows- like the little stream in the song- whither she flows or where her end will be” I’s father- “disappointed her father by not being the son he had wanted” Jean- “he liked to evaluate their (I and sisters) comparative worth in his mind” A-“was at first proud to be married to such a young and attractive woman” S on I- ‘Stephens body convulsed with desire” As S touches L- “despite himself, Stephen felt the reflex of desire” Weir to S- ‘girls? What men call their sweethearts?” Weir to S- “I never think
Also the simile “like a silken knot,” the use of this simile is comparing her to something soft and fragile, therefore there is a theme of possessiveness and this shows that lower class women in the Elizabethan era were easily manipulated by higher class men. However, the “Lord” shows his commitment towards “Cousin Kate”. “I watched her walk along the lane,” in this quote the verb shows his concentration on Cousin Kate and implies that he is falling deeply in love with her at first sight. Therefore, there is a theme of falling in love at first sight not only in the poem “Cousin Kate” but also in Romeo and Juliet. In a dialogue with religious metaphors that figure Juliet as a Saint and Romeo as a pilgrim, he tries to convince Juliet to kiss her as it would be the only way in which Romeo can be free from
In The Crucible, a drama by Arthur Miller set in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, Elizabeth Proctor evolves from a judgmental wife to a woman who recognizes her own imperfections and learns forgiveness. Initially, Elizabeth is an austere wife that remains suspicious and distant from her husband unable to forget the horrors of his last affair with Abigail Williams. This eventually leads to John Proctor’s weariness of the constant tension between them and addresses her accusatory nature when he admits that “[he] cannot speak but [he] is doubted, every moment judged for lies” (2.163-64). Often in marriages strained by a past affair, the atmosphere of the relationship feels awkward and forced. In the Proctors’ situation, the affair ended 7 months prior but due to Elizabeth’s
• In this sonnet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning wishes for her lover, Robert Browning to love her genuinely and unconditionally, and not superficially. This is interpreted through the line “Do not say I love her for her smile ... her look ... her way Of speaking gently ... for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine ...” • She also does not want him to love her out of pity, for she is in physical as well as emotional pain. “Neither love me for Thine own dear pity wiping my tears dry!” • E.B.B’s intention in this specific poem is to express the way she wants Robert Browning to love her. This suggests that Robert Browning’s affection towards her is not strong enough, nor believable. The reason for his lack of affection may be because E.B.B is being too demanding and obstinate of her own perspectives of what love is and how she would like to be loved.
In Act IV, Desdemona portrays both loyal characteristics and qualities of innocence. In Act I she tells her father “You are the lord of duty, I am hitherto your daughter. But here’s my husband…” (1.3.184-185). As Othello’s perspective and motive changes throughout the play, Desdemona’s characteristics alter minimally. Desdemona’s innocent, loyal, and honorable traits contribute to the theme that things are not always as they seem due to Othello’s failure to recognize them in his moments of jealous accusation.
The Lady of Shallot by Alfred Lord Tennyson is a poem about a lady who is seemed as almost a god to the average person. The title is significant in that the story is about the Lady of Shallot and the people’s views versus her view of herself. Everyone thinks she is perfect and basically a goddess while she feels as if she is trapped and wants to escape. She is a good-hearted person but is locked away and wants to escape. Lancelot comes to save her and she gives him her heart, which broke her image as a person.
Beauvoir’s analysis of love is ultimately the comparison of the two genders. Within the differences of the genders authentic and in inauthentic love. De Beauvoir labels her theories on two forms of love. Inauthentic love, she believes that love is used as a liberator, where the woman takes pride in her matters over the one she loves (2010). Her love is inauthentic in the way she loves, due to viewing her lover, being godlike, this is inauthentic in the sense that no man is godlike.