It also leads to the rejection of Darcy, which is cruelly based on a false claim made by Wickham. Because of her prejudice, she is held up on the opinion that Wickham is the one that should be trusted. She refuses to hear anything contradictory to her own opinion. When Jane doubts the credibility of Wickham's allegations toward Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth's pride prevents her to consider Jane’s predispositions. Jane characteristically hesitates to condemn Darcy, “Do but consider in what a disgraceful light it places Mr. Darcy, to be treating his father’s favorite in such a manner.
At Gateshead, Jane sees religion used as a justification for unfair treatment. Mrs. Reed slanders Jane as Mr. Brocklehurst first inquires Jane. Upon Mr. Brocklehurst asking if Jane is a good child, Mrs. Reed interrupts by saying “Perhaps the less said on that subject the better” (Bronte 28), implying Jane is not a good child. That along with Mr. Brocklehurst’s claims that Jane has a “wicked heart” (Bronte 29) for not enjoying the entirety of the Bible, leads to Jane’s resentment towards injustice due part on the false use of religion. At Lowood, Jane observes varied uses of religion.
Symbolism is expressed many times from the beginning of her journey at Gateshead to the end of her journey at ferndean. The first use of symbolism is used at Gateshead and is how the name Gateshead symbolises how Jane’s aunt kept her “gated” or separated from the rest of the family.It is the beginning of all the problems that she encounters and represents the time in her life when she is imprisoned, disrespected, and belittled. Another is the red room where she is kept as punishment for acting out against John. Over time it began to represent her fears and struggles of finding love, happiness, and freedom. Also symbolic of how she is trapped by gender and social class.
“Either to die the death or to abjure Forever the society of men. Therefore, fair Hermia, question your desires.” (I.i.6.65-70). Dubiously Theseus has more sympathy towards Hermia than her own father and decides to give her a gentle warning, for he knows the consequences of her decision, but even though the stakes are high Hermia refuses to give up her own wishes for that of her selfish father. “There, gentle Hermia, may I marry thee. And to that place the sharp Athenian law Cannot pursue us.
“I wish you could persuade Mary not to be always fancying herself ill” (Austen 42). These are Charles Musgrove’s exasperated words to Anne Elliot concerning his valetudinarian wife. Throughout her novel Persuasion, Jane Austen writes much about Mary Musgrove’s grievances against unsuitable conditions, ranging from supposed illness to mistreatment by others. By infusing the caricature of Mary with an unwavering obsession and discontent with her health, reputation and situation, Austen shows that victim mentality leads only to childish and self-serving behavior. Mary is inordinately self-absorbed, especially regarding her own health.
Yet Jordan’s bold and modern style is neglected, and she is regarded inferiorly. For instance Tom, a patriarchal capitalist, disagrees with the level of independence Baker has, saying of her family, “they oughtn’t to let her run around the country this way” (22). Additionally, because of Jordan’s gender, she is forgiven for things about her nature that she cannot control. Nick Carraway, the ‘impartial’ narrator of the book, blatantly evokes sexism in his observations of Baker by saying that “dishonesty in a woman is something you never blame deeply” (64). Nick suggests that Baker is valued beneath men, by receiving lenient treatment as such.
I get awful lonely. [...] “You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley” (86-87). Lennie is hesitant to talk to Curley 's wife because he is afraid George will get mad. The ranchers thinks of Curley’s wife as “tart” so they do not engage with her. The men do not want to talk to Curley 's wife because they know Curley will get mad and fire them for talking to her.
In the Crucible, Arthur Miller uses the characterization of Elizabeth Proctor to portray that once a person’s trust is broken, it can never be gained back fully. For example, when John Proctor came home to his wife, Elizabeth, he “gets up, goes to her, kisses her. She receives it.” (48) Miller uses this as indirect characterization, as Elizabeth only receives his kiss instead of kissing her husband back. She knows that he had an affair with Abigail, so Elizabeth still does not trust him completely. Elizabeth’s lack of trust in Proctor creates tension in the marriage and they no longer engage in conversation, they just argue with each other.
“O Fortune, Fortune! All men call thee fickle./If thou art fickle, what dost thou with him.” (3.5.60-61). Juliet questions how men are calling her fickle and dedicating her life and her fate. She is referencing how her father, and thus the feud, have decided that she is not to marry a Montague, and instead suitor. Like above, Juliet is clearly unsatisfied by the undertakings of her parents, as a result of the feud.
A marriage between a noble and a commoner would be a violation of a Great Chain of Being. The Baron attempts to maintain the social hierarchy of the Great Chain of Being by forbidding the marriage of Candide and Cunegonde. Human suffering breeds existentialism, which causes people to question their place in the world. People with miserable lives often ask themselves why they were cursed with such a burden, but they do nothing to end their suffering. After the old woman shares her tragic story with Cunegonde, she berates herself for still wanting to live, in spite of everything she has been through: “This ridiculous foible is perhaps one of our most fatal characteristics; for is there anything more absurd than to wish to