A significant virtue Homer’s story covers is the importance of loyalty. The most notable exudation of loyalty is when Odysseus’ wife, Penelope, waits faithfully for ten years for the return of her husband. While many others tell her that Odysseus was most likely dead and that she should move on, she ignores them and never loses hope. She also concocts a clever scheme so she does not have to remarry. Saying that she would remarry once she finishes making a burial shroud for her late father-in-law, Laёrtês, she undoes the stitches every night so she would never finish, hence never remarry.
In Homer 's The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fagles, Odysseus is trying to get home from the Trojan War but he is gone for many years. Most readers notice that Odysseus is trying his best to get home to his wife Penelope, but a careful reader notices that he is trying so hard because of the high level of loyalty Odysseus has for her. With that, there are many different times where Odysseus shows his loyalty for Penelope. People may say that Odysseus is not loyal to Penelope because he has affairs with Calypso and Circe, and isn 't loyal to Penelope when he comes back. However, Odysseus is loyal because he has reasons for why he is with other women, and he
The narrator goes on to say “ I wish john would take me away from here… it is so hard talking with john about my case, because he is so wise, and because he loves me so.” Women were not known to have have a voice in the 1800’s they had to do what the men said most of the time. She really has been trying to get away for her mental health, but John never lets her leave in fear that she was not well yet. John pitied his wife and whenever she told him something he would try to convince her that his way was right cause he is the doctor. John says “ why darling… our lease is up in three weeks, and I can’t see how to leave before.” When she tells John how she feels, he basically goes around the question since “ John knows best.” John has most definitely depressed her even more then she was at the
She didn't really have a choice from the start of the film. Jasmine was basically a prize so that the next prince would become ruler and she as queen still has no word of say even as that word had no power. As seen by Jafar the villain of the story tries to take advantage and marry the princess. Then she runs away trying to escape the reality of the problem ahead of her. Even while being saved she was quite independent and didn't really have to be saved all the time.
However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future. Since the beginning of the story Nea believes that she is saving or protecting Sourdi from the expectations of her mother and Mr. Chhay. The mother and the uncle have fix a marriage with an older man named Mr.Chhay. Sourdi is a young girl that has a boyfriend name Duke, But her mom really dosen’t cares what Sourdi thinks or wants. So Sourdi meets Mr.chhay and she feels uncomfortable in the
Although Odysseus is a famous, intelligent and heroic figure, his loyalty to Penelope is nonexistent. This is revealed by his affairs with other woman, his extended journey home, and by the fact that he failed to make Penelope his priority. Loyalty is not a difficult concept, all Odysseus had to do to fulfill this was avoid other women, and put Penelope above his selfish ways. His failure to do this proves him to be an unreliable husband, who does not deserve his selfless and trustworthy wife. Loyalty is an essential part of marriage or any relationship and requires both people involved in the relationship.
Janie does not love Logan, but believes that with time she will fal in love with him. From Logan, Janie learns that marriage and love cannot be planned or arranged. This is different from what her grandmother believes. She discovers that it takes work, effort, and a lot of attention to maintain a happy and healthy marriage. Janie ran away from Logan to marry her second husband, Joe.
Penelope loses Odysseus when he goes off to fight in the Trojan War. He promised her that he would come back, but after 20 years of him being gone, she began to have doubts. Penelope believed her husband would come back and held off the suitors. An example of Penelope staying loyal to Odysseus is when she tricked the suitors by telling them that she would choose one to marry once she finished sewing the shroud. She tricked them by taking it apart every night so she would never finish and would get some time for Odysseus to arrive.
"There would be no one to live for her during those coming years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature" (Page 499). Chopin makes her strong statement in this quote from the story. Mrs. Mallard has no one to answer to but herself, and she feels liberated that her husband can no longer control her. During the late nineteenth century, women quite frequently had to suppress themselves to the will of their husbands, or to some other man who had a significant amount of control over their lives.
Yet, characters from both the book and the movie have totally opposite qualities. Hatsue in Snow Falling on Cedars have been taught all her life that she can only marry and date someone who is her own race. Because of difference in the family religion and culture, even though Hatsue still dated Ishmael for a long period of time. She is torned between the wishes of her family and her lover. While she is with Ishmael she always have the feeling that this relationship won’t work till the end.
5.) Vita is waiting desperately for her father to come back home but he never did. She once felt that he would return home when she was young, but she decided to let go of the thought that he would return at the end of the story. This draws to a conclusion that Vita doesn 't believe he would come back anymore. Her thoughts and statements about her father reveals that she really loves her father.
My grandmother admits that she was able to maintain her life with her child and provide for the both of them, but one thing she couldn’t do was maintain just one man. In complete honesty, she stated that one man was never good enough she always needed two, one of them to compensate for whatever the other one lacked. After a couple of years she became pregnant again, but did not have the child because she feared that she didn’t know who the father of that baby would be. After a large amount of thinking and crying, she prayed to god that if he would allow her to have another child, she would go throw with the birth, and it would be her last child. God saw fit that my grandmother gave birth to a healthy young girl, she now has two daughters who are three years apart.
Odysseus’ relationship with Circe keeps him from returning home because he stays there for a year. Odysseus says “So she enticed and won our battle-hardened spirits over.” (245:10: 513-514) While Odysseus is there, he is so enamored with Circe that he forgets about the home he loves so much, and the son and wife who he had left behind. Similar to the situation with Calypso, Odysseus is lured to spend time with Circe even though he focused on returning home otherwise. This shows that Odysseus may be a lot more fake than he lets on because for all his talk of wanted to return home he spent a year on Circe’s island not making an effort to return to his homeland. Maybe the real reason that he is always saying that he wants to go home despite the way he acts is because he is telling this story to the people that he hopes will bring him back to Ithaca so he is trying to extract pity from them even if he isn’t as
Odysseus stays lost at sea for nearly twenty years, yet Penelope still says faithful and has no skeptic thoughts. Suitors come to wed Penelope and amass Odysseus’s treasure, however when asked when she would marry she says the time would come soon; it never did. Antinous, a suitor, tells Penelope’s story, “ ‘Young men, my suitors, now that King Odysseus is no more, go slowly, keen as you are to marry me, until I can finish off this web… so this weaving won 't fray and come to nothing. This is a shroud for old lord Laertes…’ ” (2.104-109). Penelope offers to wed a suitor after her shroud is finished, while in reality she will never actually finish her shroud.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, plays out various important themes throughout the novel. One of which is, the past cannot be recaptured, bought, or erased. Gatsby and Daisy, prior to Daisy marrying Tom Buchannan, had a relationship that was unlike any they had before. He would, “look at Daisy in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at some point.” (75). Now after Daisy has married Tom, and Gatsby has more money, he wishes for that relationship back.