“Her refusal to have her marriage dissolved…freed her temporarily from certain wifely duties…gave her a chance to have a girlhood” (28). Unlike woman of the time, Bertrande’s clever insight uncovers the advantageous qualities of an unconsummated married. Bertrande further eludes societal norms in meeting her alleged husband, Arnaud du
Although some have criticized Chris for not informing his family of his plans, it is understandable why he didn’t. They never would have allowed him to go on such a perilous journey, or even if they had they would have insisted on him taking the material essentials, which he was trying to escape from. Chris believed that his parents need for further economic achievement is was created the rift between them. “ I have always been unsatisfied with life as people live it. Always I want to live more intensely and richly,” (91).
So he feels he's unworthy of showing her, his remorse because he never tried to help her in the first place. So basically you can't feel sorry in a situation when you didn't try to help in the first place. "No wants the coat they were shot in, even if it were possible to wash out the blood and mend the holes. It was a nice coat when she wore it. Now it doesn't look like much to him.
Don Elias didn’t go out and make an honest living. He was only respected by the people around him because they feared him. Dona Matilida was not seen as an equal partner in the relationship. She was more of a servant to Don Elias. I believe that when they first got married there was some kind of love in their relationship, but when they realized they could not conceive a child Don Elias blamed his wife.
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.
His ex-friend Bennie Reid taught Paul that sometimes relationships ‘just happen’ even though Paul did not like the prospect of befriending Bennie largely because of his position in the social hierarchy, he still could not abandon Bennie and be left with nobody. Paul’s relationship with Keller is therefore very important to him because although Paul might be at the bottom of the school hierarchy along with Bennie, he is as his parents often remind him, a talented musician. The maestro sees Paul’s arrogance for what it is and conversely devises his teaching methods to suit the position at which Paul was at. As this was initially an insult to Paul the relationship started with no mutual respect, Keller having respect for no one in his surroundings treated his student as he would anyone else. Paul’s first impressions of Keller are ‘Misleading, of course’ and that he is a bad teacher because of Keller’s patronisation.
Since the alert, I had followed the crowd without troubling about him. I had known he was at the end, on the brink of death, and yet I abandoned him” (101).Here we see the other side of Elie. He shows no concern for his father. When the death march began he just went with the crowd to protect himself and didn’t think twice about his dad. Although he does feel bad that he just abandoned him so close to the end of his father’s life, it didn’t stop him from doing it.
Myrtle: Myrtle Wilson is a victim of the “American Dream”. Like Gatsby, she aspired to be important and stand high on the social latter while living a life of glamour and pampering. Opulence was also another desire of hers that was never wholly reached. Her affair with Tom Buchanan permits her to live her life of luxury and importance, no matter how short-lived it was. While she was with Tom, Myrtle could buy the longings of her heart; possessions she could have only dreamed of when she was with Mr. Wilson.
He does it to protect Pony and so the gang would love him more and let him be a part of it. When Johnny saves the children from the church, his lack of acceptance make him feel worthless, so much so he believes the kids he saved deserve to live more than he does. When Johnny is dying in hospital, the people he wants to see are the greasers, and know body else. Even when his mother turns up to see him he says “I don’t want to see her, she has never loved me” (chp.11). This shows he how much love he didn’t get from his parent, and the only love he got was from the greasers.
But because he was distracted he couldn’t do anything. Even though it wasn’t his fault he felt guilty and his thoughts would overcome him. An example is “Later we heard that Strunk died somewhere over Chu Lai, which seemed to relive Dave Jensen of an enormous weight.” Dave Jensen feels guilty for not killing Lee Strunk and putting him out of his misery. It seems as if the soldiers are in a damned if you don’t situation. Jensen would probably have felt guilty if he killed Strunk as per their original pact, but not killing his friend made him feel guilty, too.