In fact, Mr. Helmer is a husband more affectionate and tender to his wife than what was considered standard at the time. This veneer of love is shattered at their confrontation; Nora accuses him of having ‘never loved me’, ‘you only thought of how nice it was to be in love with me’. This emphasises Nora’s doll wife (modernly titled trophy wife) position. Torvald insists ‘she’s worth looking at’, suggesting that’s all her value. Although he admires her, he doesn’t truly love who she is.
It is a striking event how he treats his alleged favourite daughter and how easily he believes the lies he is being fed. Despite this, his quote holds a certain truth to it. As Lear has sinned against Cordelia, his other two daughters have sinned against him. He is right in his words for the reason that, although he was unjust and treated Cordelia disrespectfully, he did it because he felt betrayed. His view on showing love is expressing it through words, so when Cordelia fails in her declaration of love, Lear sees this fail as a lack of love and ungratefulness, especially when he decides to give the entire kingdom to his daughters.
Romeo 's nonexistent communication with Rosalind is a sign he is merely infatuated with her external appearance, “Oh, she is rich in beauty, only poor That when she dies, with beauty dies her store” (1.1.215-16). One of the attributes of narcissism is the “love of or sexual desire for one 's own body” (Merriam-Webster 824). His obsessive compulsion with beauty leads him into despair because he is unable to attain the beautiful object he desires. In Slavoj Zizek 's Courtly Love, or Woman as Things, “the Lady is thus perceived as a kind of spiritual guide into the higher sphere of religious ecstasy” (Zizek 1181). Rosalind is Romeo 's “Lady” and spiritual guide to his “religious ecstasy.” In a sense, his “love” for Rosalind 's beauty is a representation of his addiction for beautiful objects.
His selfishness however, isn 't fueled by self-love but rather his ability to passionately hate those who cross him and his strong desire for revenge. Heathcliff has the capacity to love, in fact he loves Catherine more than anything else, but her betrayal and his rough childhood destroyed what little hope he had of becoming a good, honest human. After Catherine and Edgar 's marriage, Heathcliff is hurt and bitter. In order to get back at them, Heathcliff decides to pursue Edgar 's little sister Isabella. He is able to easily convince Isabella to marry him, but he really sees her as nothing more than a tool he can use to upset Catherine and Edgar.
Heathcliff believes that Edgar is a dupe with the purpose of filling the void in the romance within Catherine during his absence. Heathcliff’s selfish self could not accept the reality that Catherine indeed loved Edgar in a more blissful, comfortable way than she “loved” Healthcliff himself. In comparison, “Just as Satan cannot bear to see Adam and Eve basking in the favour of God and the eternal bliss that he once enjoyed, so Heathcliff cannot stand by and watch Edgar Linton experience the bliss of union with Catherine that Heathcliff regarded as rightfully and exclusively his.” (Cheetham 4). Heathcliff’s selfishness is equivalent to that of Satan’s. If he can not have something, he will not allow anyone else to have it to themselves either.
Jaya was mentally dedicated to her husband, and she gave Kamat entirely a different status in her heart, but, Kamat could not realized her feeling towards him like her father. Though some critics opine that Kamat reminded Iaya of her suppressed sexuality, Deshpane, the author herself does not approve the claim. She rather has tried to project a very positive kind of relationship between a man and a woman which is mutually reciprocal, and altruistic in nature. I his relation should be devoid of any sense of carnality. In an interview with Lakhsmi Holmstrom Deshpande
In this specific example, both Bridget and Shazzer feel uncomfortable when married couples try to label them as unhappy singles who are desperate to find a man to finally lead a happy, fulfilled life. These couples do not take into account other lifestyles that differ from their own ideal (being married), like e.g. being in a non-heterosexual relationship or being a single living a completely fulfilled, happy life on their own. Bridget and Shazzer actually celebrate being a “Singleton”, a term that has most likely been coined by either one of them. A “Singleton” obviously serves as a replacement of the word “spinster” as the latter tends to be used in a more offensive way and describes a women whose time for getting married is over once and for all.
Aylmer’s potion doomed him by take away her breath. Aspiration for perfect wife not only kills Georgiana, it also spoils her husband because his longing to fabricate the ideal woman made him to overlook her true love and the beauty. Eventually, petty imperfection is all he could see when he romance with his wife. Georgian’s admirers are wise enough to understand that perfection is not a goal worth pursuing. Although these characters are invisible throughout the story they appreciate Georgina more than her husband does.
Her parents' separation hurt her the most and she doesn't believe in love just in the power of sex. Louis on the contrary is a hopeless romantic. He does have the ambition of having a regular girl to call his own and sex is not as imperative as finding love. Lerman has a great participation in this movie. I can see him working in other romantic comedies as the protagonist as he has the looks and charisma for a protagonist in this
. .” Faultfinding is a damaging activity that love avoids. Love bears all things Forbearance not perfection, is the major ingredient of marriage just as forgiveness and not obedience is the major factor in god’s relationship with us. We put with each other as God put up with us. The woman had the right idea when she said: “Jack won’t pick up his underwear socks, but he is such a great husband in so many other ways, I’ll put up with the