Brabantio views on Othello and Desdemona’s relationship were quite different from his daughters. “Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceiv’d her father and may thee” (Shakespeare.1.3.289-290). Brabantio says this quote to Othello saying that she deceives her father by being with the Moor, so why wouldn’t she deceive him as well. Brabantio didn’t approve of the relationship because he is the Moor and this is racist. This is heartbreaking because he was friendly to Othello and welcoming him into his home until he finds out he was sleeping with his daughter.
Many stories in literature are not complete without an Antagonist. The Antagonist can be the embodiment of evil or just a roadblock for the main character to overcome. In the short story Sweat, written by Zora Neale Hurston, features an abusive husband, Sykes, as the Antagonist. Sykes dominates and abuses his hard-working wife, Delia. Whereas, Edgar Allen Poe, author of The Cask of Amontillado, uses an ambiguous relationship between Fortunato, a man full of ego and arrogance, who wrongs protagonist Montresor.
He must learn to redeem himself independent of his adoration for Jane as his idealised angel. Mr. Rochester 's primary character flaws which make Jane uneasy prior to their first marriage and caused its ultimate failure are largely rooted in his Byronic qualities. His propensity to be ruled by his excessive passion and his mysterious, turbulent sexual history leads him to deceive her into nearly committing the sin of bigamy. Although he is aware that his love for Jane is genuine, he is unable to manifest this in his actions. Despite Jane expressing her discomfort with his indulging of her with material wealth as feeling "unnatural and strange (Brontë, p. 257), he persists with his objectification of her by saying he wishes to "make the world acknowledge [her] a beauty" (Brontë, p. 258).
According to Lois Tyson in the Victorian Pedestal “good girl” had to remain uninterested in sexual activity; it was believe unnatural for a woman to have sexual desire rather women were expected to find sex frightening or disgusting. Antoinette becomes a madwoman because she is rejected by her husband. In Kubra Baysal critical essay she states that as Rochester causes Antoinette psychological breakdown he has the guilty conscience and fears the element of nature around him because he is a man of culture, he wants to get rid of the natural and go back to England. Rochester took Antoinette to England and on his way stated, “a fearful voyage I had with a monster in the vessel” showing the reader that if a woman does not accept her patriarchal gender roles then the only role left for her is that of a monster (Eyre 129). Monsters are deprived of freedom and therefore Rochester exiled Antoinette from society as the only appropriate
Past and Future In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Roger Chillingworth uses contrasting tones and diction while communicating his view of his past and future with his spouse Hester Prynne. As a secret cuckold in a puritan community, Chillingworth can not go about life with Hester as he did before, nor does he want to. At the same time, he acts understanding of Hester 's adultery and even takes part of the blame, but he insists on having vengeance on her lover. Chillingworth initially admits to his faults for ruining Hesters youth. He says, “... having given my best years to feed the hungry dream of knowledge-- what had I do with youth and beauty like thine own!” (1).
Perhaps he has convinced himself of the immorality of bringing a life into a world where such suffering would lay and wait for the daughter. If there is a daughter, she is suffering from mental abuse from her father. These following lines will dictate whether the father is mistreating his daughter “Bride of a syphilitic or a fool.” (Kess, 384 lines 12). Considering he wanted her to marry a sick man or a fool, what kind of father would do that to her daughter? He would go on and continue to talk down to his daughter “because he sees nothing but betrayal and suffering in his vision of the future.” (Loudon, 1).
In the end, Roger Chillingworth is worth nothing more than a social outcast who lost true and peaceful relationships with people, and even obtained hatred from his own wife. Through this allegory, Hawthorne teaches his readers that revengeful purpose in life can drive oneself out of the healthy social life. Nathaniel Hawthorne, through the allegory of Chillingworth’s life in Scarlet Letter, rendered the conception that vindictive life can be a melancholy. Compulsion with revenge only led Chillingworth to emotional corruption, hauled away various elements of life, raised anger, and drove him away from relationships with people. After all, would it be a wise determination to live with, or even possess, a spiteful mind preoccupied with revenge?
Nora’s choice to deceive her husband is irresponsible and childish. Nora makes the decision at the end of the play to leave Torvald after their altercation upon Torvald finding out about Nora’s forged documents. This sudden change of heart could have been avoided had Nora only spoken to her husband and been honest with him.
He considers his wife inferior and weak. Throughout the story he seems to wave away problems that his wife has with the home. For example, she wants to remove the yellow wallpaper from the room and John just laughs at her and tell her that if he does this, she’ll just ask for more. Refusing to give her what she wants and keeping her trapped within the yellow-walled prison of his making. John often attempts to make it where the protagonist cannot even think.
It is clearly not a feminist text. It rather shows how two people can torture each other in a relationship. Both, Mr. and Mrs. Morel are the receiving end of each other’s torture. It’s as if there’s a race between the father and the mother. Morel, a man driven by sentiments and sensuality doesn’t give in to Gertrude’s philosophy of life which is of spirituality and intellectuality.