She seemed to make a joke of her husband’s impressionability, “Look! are they not lovely? One would swear they were real” (de Maupassant, 30). Monsieur Lantin’s vision was clouded by what he presumed to be true love, not allowing him to see through the lie. This aspect of the story expresses to readers the difference between appearance and reality.
The play Cyrano de Bergerac is about a love triangle between Roxane, Cyrano, and Christian. Christian and Cyrano desire Roxane’s love, but Christian has the upper hand because of his outer beauty. Cyrano writes letters conveying his love to Roxane, but allows Christian to use them as his own. Christian wins Roxane’s heart by deceit and eventually realizes that Roxane only loves the fake version of him. Although Christian uses Cyrano, he is a noble and honest man because he wants to tell Roxane regardless of how he feels about her.
This quote relates to the story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst because the narrator learns that pride isn’t always a good trait to have, it can harm the people you love. The narrator of “The Scarlet Ibis” states that “pride is a wonderful, yet terrible thing” to possess. He proves this through the relationship between the two brothers. The narrator of the story proved that pride is a terrific trait to possess. This is the beautiful face.
When a love story is told in a first-person perspective, it makes sense for the readers to expect an overly dramatic and emotional narrative. James Joyce’s “Araby” and T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” are both love experiences written in first-person perspectives. However, in “Araby”, the boy occasionally assumes a somewhat detached attitude in his narration and in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, Prufrock sings his love song in a dry, passive manner. When the boy in “Araby” explains about the name of the girl he fell in love with, he says “her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood” (2169). Although this statement might sound passionate, identifying his love-evoked reaction as foolishness and not providing the readers with the girl’s name expresses the boy’s current state of
He voices his admiration of himself in a way that he wants to love and take care of himself the way a spouse would. This can also be interpreted as Narcissus appreciating his own beauty because he is his conditioned by his peers, but he cannot fully love himself because he does not accept himself for who he is as a being. At the beginning of the poem, Narcissus is prideful of his appearance although, towards the end of the poem he realizes that he is looking at his reflection and cannot hold a romantic relationship with himself: “the world become cloudswell” (15). In the last line, Narcissus states that his world became dreary and dark due to his discovery that the body of water was showing his
The beginning of the love, and the overall concept of it, are incredibly appealing to Blanche and they make her happy. Although, because the love is so blinding, it eschews Blanche’s vision and she fails to see the true nature of her lover and the situation. Blanche is describing a situation where she truly experienced too much of a good thing. Additionally, the metaphor of her love being “in the quicksands” (114) creates a mental image for the reader of someone struggling to make the love work, but not being able to. The love was doomed from the start to eventually sink into
Cyrano tries to be just as thoughtful throughout the play in order to bring joy to other people, it may come at his expense and pain, but he’s willing to do whatever as long as it makes other people happy. ‘Do you find Christian...intellectual?’ ‘More so than you, even.’ ‘I am glad’” (Rostand 106). Instead of going after Roxane, he tries to set her up with Christian because Cyrano thinks that he’s not good enough for someone so beautiful, “I know--afraid that when you have her all alone, you lose all. Have no fear. It is yourself she loves--give her yourself put into words--my words, upon your lips!” (Rostand 100).
During the poem “To Coy His Mistress”, the speaker’s intentions for the woman clearly show that all he feels he has earned her love given how much he stated that he loves the woman. The main object in “My Last Duchess” is the painting. The speaker obviously loves the painting more than he does the actual woman. He probably does so, because the painting can give him all he wants. The painting can stay loyal and not go around flirting with other men; which the real woman did.
Candide's carelessness can also come from his love for Cunegonde, his lover. The reader may assume that Candide’s love for Cunegonde blinds his judgement and results irresponsible and inattentive behavior. “When a man is in love, is jealous, and has been flogged by the Inquisition, he becomes lost to all reflection” (Voltaire pg 22). What Voltaire was trying to say was that a man is not himself when he is in love or is jealous. All Candide wants is to return to his lover so he would do anything to see her again.
“This sonnet compares the speaker’s lover to a number of other beauties and never in the lover’s favor”(“Shakespeare Sonnets”). The speaker compares his mistress to things against her favor; things that are more preferred. “Sonnet 130”, “I love to hear her speak, yet well I know that music hath a far more pleasing sound” (Line 9). The speaker also demonstrates that although there are things that are better than her, his love for her is so strong he is willing to choose her over all other things that are more pleasing to him. The speaker proves this by saying, “And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare as any she belied with false compare”(line 13-14).