Hamlet tells Ophelia that he does love her but follows by saying he never truly loved her. This just shows the depth of Hamlet 's character in the sense that this new overwhelming sense of love confuses him. If we examine the scene in which this took place it is apparent that Hamlet only took back his profession of love because he knew his conversation with Ophelia was under watch. The concept of “love” is one that is very confusing in Shakespeare 's work. The concept
In Calphurnia 's and Caesar 's conversation, it is shown that while Calphurnia deeply trusts and moreover worries for her husband, Caesar doesn 't appear to share that devout trust. In the beginning of the scene, Calphurnia is
We have all been told at some point in our lives “be careful what you wish for”. This old man foretold ironic events to follow Alan if he purchased the love potion. It showed that women don 't really have much of a choice in relationships, if a man likes you, then you have to like him; even if that means getting put under a spell. Men think they want a women that can be controlled and monitored in everything they do. Men do not want a woman who have other dreams and ambitions other than being his loyal wife; but if the woman is around “too much” she is considered a nag.
Alice’s feelings toward Rufus angers him because he saved her and had Dana look after her, so he believes that she should love him. Again, another cultural difference, especially in regard to the time period, how Rufus is expectant of Alice to give unrelenting love, but he has previously raped
Likewise, when Elizabeth is brought before Danforth to verify Proctor’s confession, she lies to protect her husband, whom she refers to as a “goodly man,” from suspicion (Miller, 113). The affair may have caused Elizabeth to doubt Proctor but both parties still care deeply for each other and try to protect each other from harm. Even in his last moments, Proctor’s last words- “Show honor now, show a stony heart and sink them with it!”- were directed toward Elizabeth and were full of love and care (Miller, 144). Proctor may have sinned but his regret over his affair with Abigail and the trouble he had brought upon his wife justifies his
Convinced that the love was real, Ophelia is slapped in the face with some harsh reality. "You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not" (Hamlet 160) exemplifies the external conflict she is facing and how she had been fooled all this time thinking their love was real. Now she is in conflict with herself because she feels as if she could have conserved her time and maybe listened to her father. Shakespeare includes this encounter to show the readers yet again that the challenges Ophelia is facing is interfering with her.
After reading Hamlet, one is left with the feeling that perhaps Hamlet did love Ophelia, albeit in a strange and even bitter way, but he did. Furthermore; Laertes does not possess a valid source to refute Hamlet’s love for his sister other than the fact that they belong to different social spheres and that he might “deflower her” and then go marry someone that matches his riches. In act three, scene one is clear that Hamlet intent is to hurt Ophelia, he insults her and accuses her of being vain. As a result; there is a part in Hamlet’s dialogue with Polonius before the encounter with Ophelia that might tip the reader as to why Hamlet felt so angry toward Ophelia; “…the insults of arrogant men, the pangs of unrequited love, the inefficiency
This alone shows that dido does not really feel love for Aenas because if she did she would not want him to tell a story that would end up in him being hurt. Dido seems to only lust for Aeneas instead of loving him for the person that he is on the inside. This article states this about Dido (“ Dido did not take her life to save her virtuous reputation, but because her status had been
In Fathers and Sons the character Bazarov is a nihilist, which means he believes in nothing. Him not believing in anything means that he doesn’t believe in love but he states to Anna that he loves her. Him not believing in love makes it hard to think that he actually loves her. His little incident with Fenichka made some of the readers think that he wants to know more about love so he can try to prove to Anna that he actually did love her.
Not that she loved Daisy less, but that she--had doubts.” Assuming Loretta was incapable making a decision between running away from an unbearable relationship with Billy and the boundless love towards her older sister Daisy. Thus, interpreting the female gender ideology regarding women’s capability to be a role model within ”A Wicked Woman”. However, the ideology works against men when analyzing men’s potential of leading only with logic in the short story. In detail, the narrator describes the sudden conclusion Edward announces: "Loretta, I (Edward) am a fool.
John committed the sin of adultery with Abigail. He seems truly sorry for his error with Abigail. Elizabeth does not forgive him and does not trust him any longer. In my opinion someone in Elizabeth 's position can sometimes truly trust a spouse that cheats. If the person in Elizabeth´s position can tell that the other position is truly sincere and sorry then I think that the person deserves a second chance, but if the person is not sincere, and continues to do it.
She was soon thrown out however, because John’s wife Elizabeth suspected them of fancying each other. Even though Abby had been sent out on the highroad, she still felt that she was in love with John Proctor. At every opportunity she would try to speak with him and convince him that he loved her too. Proctor however, told her that he would never go down that road again, and his allegiance and love belonged with his wife. This kindled a powerful hatred that Abby had towards Elizabeth that would soon cause much more than a little harm.
Although she loves both of them, her indecision stems from her struggle between what she wants and what society expects. She wants to marry Gatsby, for love and whatever it entails. Unfortunately, society wants her to marry Tom for everything but. She has loved both individually, Gatsby right away and Tom gradually, but when forced to choose she feels torn and can 't decide. While Tom gloats in the background, she explains woefully to Gatsby, "Oh, you want too much… I love you now—isn 't that enough?
Collin’s. He describes how blinded he is by such strong compassion for the woman and is solely acting on emotion. In his proposal, he narrows his focus on the benefits of marriage as he states that his reputation would shield hers and that although she could draw him towards any exposure and disgrace, she could also lead him towards “any good and every good” because that is how much her presence impacts him on a more personal level. Unlike how Mr. Collins was encouraged by Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s desire for him to marry, Bradley Headstone seems to act only by his emotions and by his perception of how strong a love he holds for this woman that he is addressing. When he says “if you saw me at my work, able to do it well and respected in it, you might even come to take a sort of pride in me…” he presents himself as strong-willed, stable, and someone of good reputation.
In the play along with the movie The Crucible, John Proctor and Abigail Williams have interesting relationship bound by adultery and lies. Abigail becomes obsessed with John and will do anything to be with him. John quickly shuts down her fantasy ideas and tells her that what happened between them was a one-time thing that will never take place again and a mistake on his part. With this knowledge, she soon spends all her time plotting to get John all to herself and to make him fall in love with her, even if that means taking out John’s wife, Elizabeth. We see many examples of this forbidden relationship through their secret encounters and arguments in both examples of the story, still, there were more scenes of John and Abby alone in the movie than in the play.