The difference is that Chillingworth married the youthful and passionate Hester not out of love. Chillingworth married her selfishly and left her feeling lonely, while he worked in Amsterdam (Dibble 62.) Dimmesdale loves Hester but, his position of power and the thoughts of others are too important for him to confess it. In Rappaccini’s Daughter it is shown that he greatly loves Beatrice but, as Stallman acclaims he creates “Beatrice to be lovely but, poisonous”. Thus condemning her to forever loneliness and to be forsaken by love.
The reader’s attachment to Benedick is a result of experiencing this character arc. Readers sympathize more with characters who are flawed or lacking in some way and who manage to change for the better by the end of the story. One example of this is Benedick’s opposition towards romance and marriage. In the beginning of the story Benedick was against marriage, and yet he was sick in love and married by the end of the
He uses this technique to guide the readers to understand the theme of how Aylmer inability to accept imperfection in the story and how it leads the loss of Georgiana. One of Hawthorne’s example of foreshadowing is when he says,” … he might have felt his affection heightened by the prettiness of his mimic hand, now vaguely portrayed, now lost, now stealing forth again and glimmering to and fro with every pulse of emotion that throbbed within her heart; but, seeing her otherwise so perfect, he found his one defect grow more and more intolerable with every moment of their united lives” (341). Hawthorne uses foreshadowing to emphasize how strongly uncomfortable Aylmer feels about Georgiana birthmark and what actions Aylmer is will to do to remove her birthmark. He cannot accept the fact that loving Georgiana results in loving and accepting her flaws, which he cannot do as well. He also, subtly gives the readers ideas of what is or could possibly happen later in the story in result of Aylmer’s ideals on
Gatsby has his mind so remarkably revolved around Daisy that he has started to think illogically. He not only wants to erase the past but also longs Daisy to confess that she has only loved him. This would give him confirmation that repeating the past is obtainable. Gatsby reluctantly criticizes Nick on his way of thinking with the phrase, “Can’t repeat the past?... Why of course you can!” This passage shows how strongly Gatsby lusts for the idea that he can repeat the time in which Daisy only ever loved him and she did not have a family of her own.
He starts out well, but through out the novel his object and intention started to decline at the end, to a point where he abhors women. His actions chanced quickly, and because he was being tested, he found out he was a disloyal knight to his king, but also to the Lord. However he learned from his mistake, but caused him to hate
Both authors exaggerate the powers of love to represent how those in love feel like their world changes fundamentally from this experience. This belief in a love that can fundamentally change both one’s life and the world shows how all-consuming love can be, blinding one from actual reality and immersing one in a happier version of reality. From Janie’s opening up to Dimmesdale and Prynne’s newfound joy, both novels show how the human tendency to fully commit oneself to a romantic relationship can cause one to ignore one’s personal sufferings enough for them to seemingly disappear. Humans naturally crave affection through connections with others, and so the mind rewards these connections. In both The Scarlet Letter and Their Eyes Were Watching God, the characters’ reactions to experiencing love show how love, by virtue of its immersive nature, can serve as an alleviation of suffering.
The saying that opposites attract is widely used, but is there a point in a relationship were those opposites become too much to bear? In the Odyssey, the main characters who are married show just this. The time they spent away, the differences that they thought would keep them together actually drove them apart. It is through the same journeys that tore them apart that the true colors of each spouse come out. Although their journeys may seem similar, Penelope proves throughout the book to be more loyal to her spouse and a better self-advocate than Odysseus.
However, this changes quickly, as Othello can begin recognize his lower social status in later acts, with the main character transition taking place in Act III. This leads him to see just how valuable Desdemona is, and begins the spiral of jealousy and self doubt that continues our story. In Olson’s reading, Othello even credits his own fate as the problem, stating that he was destined to have an unfaithful wife, rather than recognizing the class divide in his
The relationship caused an insurmountable number of wrong-doings and Dorian seeking to find a way to fix them, caused the end of his life. Lord Henry had warned Dorian about loving Sibyl saying, “When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others,” (Wilde, 71) but Dorian’s desire for pleasure had hindered his own ability to listen. The driving factor of Dorian’s relationship with Sibyl was his own pleasure, when Sibyl had “spoiled the romance of life” he ended the relationship as he had now seen her as “a third-rate actress with a pretty face.” (Wilde, 115) The fact had become clear that Dorian had only valued Sibyl as an aesthetic and beautiful object rather than a human-being with flaws. He had perceived her as a living work of art, and since she could not act anymore, she had lost all of her value to
Creon also has a great downfall just like Antigone due to pride. Since Creon wrongly orders Antigone to be killed therefore disobeying divine laws his son and wife have to pay with death. Antigone is the tragic heroine though despite Creon’s downfall. Realize that by the end of Sophocles' dramatic work, “Antigone”, Creon’s mind was plagued by wishes of power and greed in the beginning of the play. When Creon loses his wife and son due to his disobedience of divine laws he finally realizes what is important.