Edward Rochester is a talented man; what he lacks in beauty he makes up for in other areas. Jane describes Rochester’s appearance as having “stern features and a heavy brow; his eyes and eyebrows looked ireful and thwarted” (Bronte 214). Even though Jane is no beauty herself, she still critiques others appearance, but she does not judge them for it. After his bad first impression and ugliness, Rochester decides to treat Jane with the highest level of respect that she has seen in her entire life. After some light conversations, Rochester has found himself in love with Jane because of her mind.
However, the governess has no outlet for those feelings, because the precondition for winning the master’s approval is to endure his absence and not seek to communicate with him. She describes Quint as “tall, active, erect” and “remarkably” handsome, making it clear that she finds him attractive, but she also perceives him as aggressive and terrifying. We might infer that her frustrated desire for the master is what prompts her to see Quint as a sexual substitute, as someone who is attractive but, unlike the master, available. However, Quint’s sexual availability is also terrifying, because the social consequences of sex with a man like him would be so destructive. The governess’s fear of Quint’s sexuality (or her fear of her own desire for him) seems to manifest itself as a contempt for his status as a servant, and throughout the story she dwells on the dangers and evils of his lower-class, servile, ungentlemanly
Margaret knows that the narrator (I) often fails in relationship with any men because she never satisfied with her lover since she dreams a perfect lover that impossible to get and because of her appearance.It is relate to the story’s title “Fine Points”. The title “Fine Points” can contains a meaning of someone’s target or it is kind of standardization. The standardization of a man that is dreamed by the narrator (I). The statement “a real kiss-not just daydreams; not an imaginary one” also relates to the story’s theme, that disatisfaction can causes any
Cyrano and Christian are contrasting characters, but their traits together make the perfect man. Cyrano is unable to confess his love to Roxanne because his nose makes him insecure about his looks. Believing Roxane will never love a stupid person, Christian comes to Cyrano for help when she expects a letter from him. Cyrano comes up with the plan that he will write the letters to Roxane, and Christian will give them to her as letters written from himself. Christian is able to be the face of the plan because of his handsome outer appearance, while Cyrano is the brains.
These works of literature have become well-known and classic for their strong professions of love. To My Dear and Loving Husband may have many reasons as to why it is well-known. During the Puritan Era, women were supposed to be reserved and obedient to their husbands. They were also expected to not show any intelligence
Mr. Jarvis Lorry, one of the supporting characters of the novel, expresses great humility and loyalty; therefore, Dickens displays his foil through the arrogant and narcissistic Mr. Stryver. The contrast is found in Mr. Stryver’s pride, which holds him back from achieving his own potential. The first indication of Stryver’s imprisonment is when he believes that Lucie Manette will marry him because he possesses wealth and status. Rather than seeing the marriage as a union of two people, Stryver sees it as his own “magnanimous bestowal of good fortune on the Doctor’s daughter”, which is one of the reasons Lucie does not marry him (Dickens 145). In comparison, Lorry does not seek to take advantage of Lucie, and simply befriends her, acting almost like a father figure or a benefactor.
She unswervingly bows to the will of her tyrannical husband “Hippolita needed little persuasions to bend her to his pleasure (pg 89)." This is a result of context because 18th Century England was a period of time where women were marginalized and considered to be subservient to men. Her subservient nature is hyperbolized to show that she easily swayed by the will of her husband. This paints her in a weak light and makes the reader feel as the danger is directed towards her because she is exposed to the volatile nature of her husband. Isabella too is in constant danger because of Manfred’s obsession to marry her.
For example, rather than pursuing a relationship founded entirely upon passion, Charles’ engagement to Ernestina follows the status-quo custom of an arranged marriage which causes him to eventually realize that “Instead of doing the most intelligent thing had he not done the most obvious” (130). Fowles’ diction in this quotation emphasizes Charles’ frustration once he realizes how the engagement places constrictions on his personality and limits how he can portray himself in public. Charles’ failure to recognize his attraction towards Sarah’s “emotion, some possibility she symbolized” directly stems from his initial rejection of his feelings to follow the Victorian model, and as a result, he becomes “a brilliant man trapped, a Byron tamed” (130). In contrast, rather than follow convention, Sam pursues Mary because of his love and attraction to her, as “he saw only a shy and wide-eyed sympathy, a begging him to go on” (133). Unlike Charles, Sam rejects the complexity of the status-quo’s outlook on relationships, placing emphasis on love rather than acquiring financial assets, as his secretive correspondence with Mary is strictly founded on their passion.
Like Jane and Bingley 's marriage, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy 's was also based on love. Elizabeth ' character was very intellectual, and friendly, however Mr. Darcy 's was antisocial, he also had a strong sense of pride (opposites do attract). In the beginning of the novel, Elizabeth did not like Mr. Darcy that much, and he also shared the same feelings. She thought he was an arrogant and rude man, while he thought she was "tolerable". But as we proceed reading, we could see that he slowly starts to fall in love with her, and how he would give up his status and reputation to marry her.
He had become their neighbor, their friend. They had become young people exposed to the truths of their world. “As I made my way home, I thought Jem and I would get grown but there wasn’t much else left for us to learn, except possibly algebra,” (374). Scout felt she had learned and aged from this perspective awareness. Similarly, Harper Lee uses this quote to draw the reader’s attention to the lessons of wisdom embedded in the novel.