He does this because he cares for her and thinks she deserves a life full of meaning and experience. Next, Jean Valjean sacrifices himself for his daughter so she can be with Marius because he did his part in raising her. For instance, Jean exclaims, this is right, my dear. I stole something, I did. I stole happiness with you.
Similarly, Sir Percy realizes that he can and should trust Marguerite. The two grow in love and rekindle their past feelings for each other. Through the events of a conversation following a ball, an office search, and an ordeal in France, Marguerite and Sir Percy from the novel The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy come to trust and love each other once
In every case, Dickens suggests that although the process of sacrificing oneself is painful, one must do so in order to gain strength and happiness. For the French, they were able to obtain a peaceful society that they desired. Dr. Manette receives his daughter’s love and gains power in this new society that he never had before. Darnay earned Lucie’s heart in marriage and is working to make his own money like he
Although Capulet may be harsh at times, he does love Juliet and wants the best for her. Capulet is a good father because he tried to pick a good husband for Juliet. Capulet wanted what was best for Juliet. Even though she may not have wanted to marry Paris, Capulet knew that he would be a
He says “And so, good Capulet, -- which name I tender as dearly as my own” (A3.S1). This shows how, despite everything Tybalt has said about Romeo, the Montagues, and the hatred he has for their family name Romeo still treats him as family simply because he has the same last name as his wife. In addition Juliet is arranged to marry County Paris because of his good name and his good reputation and not because of who he really is, which contradicts the point Shakespeare makes when he shows that both Juliet and Romeo don’t care about each other's last names because it does show that a name defines a person and their
Benvolio is considered as more respected and trustworthy due to his aim to keep peace. With Tybalt’s aggression and anger, he is considered less trustworthy and respected. Despite their differences, family is very important to both of them. Tybalt takes family pride and loyalty very seriously, and Benvolio is very concerned and caring towards his family. Taking their significant differences into account, why is that Tybalt is the one that
Go, counsellor;Thou and my bosom henceforth shall be twain.” meaning although Paris is said to be higher in comparison, Romeo is right for her. Juliet was captivated by the thought of her Prince Charming, her husband, Romeo. Juliet was so blinded by loving Romeo, she did not care about riches or status. Juliet knew there was more to love than a high ranking, and that she needed someone who would stick by her side and treat her well. This tells us how people at even a young age of 14 know the meaning of love.
In this scene Romeo arrives and tells Friar Laurence of his love for Juliet and asks the friar to marry them later in the day. In this scene the friar is surprised and overjoyed that the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues might finally be resolved. Upon close examination it becomes apparent that friar Laurence is actually a crucial character in the play and plays an essential
These two characters wanted the best for the newlywed couple; however, both contributed to the tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet, making some of their guidance useful and some of it useless. The Friar genuinely cared about Romeo, as he tried to provide the best advice to the young man. Prior to their marriage, Friar Laurence urged Romeo to be more cautious with his feelings, considering that he fell out of love with Rosaline so quickly. “Holy Saint
In Sophocles’ play Antigone, both Antigone and Kreon are admirable characters throughout the play, but both for different reasons. Both of their actions made them admirable characters. Antigone believed that her brother, Polyneices, should be honored by having a burial and a proper tomb. Whereas Kreon believed the complete opposite, he didn’t want a burial or a tomb for his son and in a sense didn’t believe that he deserved one. However, they have similarities in the sense that Kreon ultimately came around to the idea of burying Polyneices and believed that what Antigone wanted to do, and ended up doing, was the right thing for his son.