Misha Myles Ms. Broaddus English AP 12 December 2011 Miss-Judgment Judging others by only their outward appearance and background isn’t always an effective way to get to know or understand one’s nature. In the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen the character Elizabeth is influenced by one’s vanity and demeanor and is quick to judge their character. Which she later realize about her grave mistake when she understands that she has miss-judgment of both Mr. Wickham and Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth plays an important role in the novel; she is the most logical out of all of her sisters. Austen reveals Elizabeth’s character as an example about how she wanted to have her own self independence during that time period.
She is treated as less than a servant at Gateshead, despite being significantly more than that. Her fault lies in that she has no money of her own, and the only reason that the Reed's care for her is that it was Jane's uncle and Mrs. Reed's husband's dying wish that she should be looked after. John and Jane's other cousins take pleasure in aggravating her regarding her position, for example John Reed says to Jane, 'you are a dependant, mamma says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to beg, and not to live here with gentleman's children like
Upon the introduction of the main character Jane in “Jane Eyre” we can automatically comprehend that she is an intelligent and mature young girl. Jane is depicted as a child way beyond her years through the way that she expresses herself and behaves. For example in the first chapter Jane narrates: “I never liked long walks, especially on chilly afternoons: dreadful to me was the coming home in the raw twilight, with nipped fingers and toes, and a heart saddened by the chidings of Bessie, the nurse, and humbled by the consciousness of my physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed” (Bronte, 11). The same can be said for Briony Tallis in “Atonement”, who finds enjoyment in reading and creating stories as opposed to most girls her age. The novel begins with her creating an in-depth tale of fiction titled The Trials of Arabella, which she takes very seriously.
If she were a "kind" child, by the eyes of Mrs. Reed, she would never go to Lockwood school; she were able to grow up in terms of knowledge in the school, because she had the need of being liked by others and was strong enough to improve herself in many ways; she, by herself, took a chance when announcing to be a governess. Charlotte Brontë Persuasion (Jane Austen) Anne Elliot is the oldest female heroine and one of the most solid characters in Jane Austen's novels. She is level-headed in difficult situations and constant in her affections. Such qualities make her the desirable sister to marry: she is always the first choice (for Mr. Musgrove, Mr. Elliot and Mr. Wentworth). Jane Austen Comparing both novels Women Both characters are strong, vivid, self-confident and, in some way, a rupture to the normal behavior on that time.
Widow Douglas is a hypocrite who tries to teach Huck about religion. Also, Miss Watson is an aged, slim maid who just moved in with Widow Douglas. She tries to educate Huck and is very strict. Throughout this whole passage, Twain shows both of these women in their own light from Huck’s point of view, and I believe that Twain, without a doubt, shows and satirizes Miss Watson greater than Widow Douglas through epithets, exaggeration, and irony. Miss Watson is an unusual character from the start.
Women during this time were only allowed to go so far and do so much without being restrained it seemed like. She doubts herself in letters she sends to her female friends who sympathize with her problems in choosing her partner for marriage. As a result to her resent of her thoughts about female powerlessness, and her outspoken thoughts of marriage. Virtue also resulted in achievement of morality, which was identified with marriage. Also Eliza resisted the sexual double-standard which I found really amazing.
Thus, Lydia’s lack of propriety and good judgment is a reflection of Mrs. Bennet’s inability to sufficiently fulfill her role as an effective mother. Mrs. Bennet is consumed by the desire to see her daughters get married, and as a result, she neglects to care for anything else concerning her children. For example, her reaction to Lydia’s elopement with Wickham exemplifies not only Mrs. Bennet’s stupidity, but also the great extent to which she proves incapable of holding the family together in a moment of crisis despite being a wife and mother of five. She “…blaming[es] every body but the person to whose ill-judging indulgence the errors of her daughter must be principally owing” (192), which is clearly herself. Instead of acting in a mature manner like an adult, she becomes hysterical and exaggerates, “...now here’s Mr. Bennet gone away, and I know he will fight Wickham, wherever he meets him, and then he will be killed, and what is to become of us all?” (192).
This fact shows us that the members of the family love themselves more that the Mother. We can say that she is devoted to her family, but doesn’t think about herself at all because she does all the hard work that her family could enjoy the day. As she is altruist, she refuses to buy some new clothes. . in order to show this fact the author uses oxymoron “her old grey bonnet was awfully becoming her”, which is told by the girls.
Gilman shows this when the woman of the story says “I meant to be such a help to John, such a real rest and comfort, and here I am a comparative burden already”. She also shows that woman at this time didn’t really do anything for themselves, “Nobody would believe what an effort it is to do what little I am able - to dress and entertain, and order things”. The woman in the story is believing in the social norm and what her husband belittles her to be. She feels that she is a burden to her husband because she dislikes the wallpaper and continues to complain about how much it bothers her. He refuses to change it making her blame herself for not being able to cope with the “dull” and “flamboyant” yellow wallpaper.
She acted as if his efforts for a waste and that his thoughtfulness was of no use. She is selfishly thinking only of herself and not considering the feelings and efforts of her husband who is selfless. My third example of Mathilde’s selfishness is “She thought for several seconds, reckoning up prices and also wondering how large a sum she could ask without bringing upon herself an immediate refusal and an exclamation of horror from the prudent clerk. Finally she replied with some hesitation: I don’t know exactly but I think I could do it for