He does not reveal what his problems are to his wife, showing he no longer wants Lady Macbeth involved. Lady Macbeth then gradually begins to bear the guilt "where our desire is got without content 'tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy". She says in a soliloquy, which Shakespeare uses to portray her deepest thoughts as she is afraid of killing more. Lady Macbeth feels that nothing was gained by killing Duncan because even though she and Macbeth got the crown, it wasn’t worth it because they can never be truly happy about it. She thinks death is better to have than living a life with questions of their future
He states “I hope you will believe that my delay in answering your letter could proceed only from my unwillingness to destroy any hope….”. Johnsons begins this letter using emotion tactics because he knows that it will be hard for the mother to accept the fact that he is refusing her request. By beginning the letter in such a manner he is not pampering her for the rest of the letter but also letting her down softly as possible. Oppose to accusing her of being wrong for having this feeling and attempting to change her son’s fate, Johnson defines hope as being “a pleasure immoderately enjoyed” and as an “expectations improperly
She needed to prove a point by herself and didn’t want anyone else involved. Antigone is a selfish character who only wants what is best for herself and doesn’t think about the repercussions of her actions and the effects that they will have on those around her. When Antigone decides to go ahead with her decision to burry her brother, she alone is engaging in an act of civil disobedience toward the king directly, but quite frankly she doesn’t care. Her character has little regard for powerful people especially when they have different views than her own. Antigone, as well as everyone in her kingdom, knows what the wishes of Creon are in regards to her brother, but going along with her characteristic of disrespect toward authority, she breaks the rules anyways knowing that there will be consequences for her actions.
“Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word: Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee” – Lady Capulet (Act 3, Scene 5, Lines 129-130). Lady Capulet was an irresponsible mother who turned her back on her daughter when Juliet needed her the most. It seems very likely that Lady Capulet’s wedding was arranged by her family too and when Juliet rebels against this, she is against the kind of marriage her mother had. Lady Capulet is obedient to Juliet’s father and urges obedience from Juliet. Lord and Lady Capulet, although not directly killing Romeo and Juliet, prompted it from the
His motives are purely to trick Jane into marrying him even though he is already married. It’s worse than the first lie as this is committing bigamy, which is a crime. Now it’s not all terrible. It can easy to empathize with and see Mr. Rochester’s side, as he can’t get a divorce because his wife is insane. Also, he truly loves Jane, and she loves him too, so he’s not manipulating her into marrying him.
Collins’ proposal engenders Elizabeth’s character development. Readers witness Elizabeth’s opposition to the cultural norm; she is unwilling to adhere to the values other women in the era cling to and deem as gospel. In this passage, Elizabeth openly defies the idea of following society’s norms. She stands her ground and will marry for love only and not for financial securities or for an elevation of her status. She is not willing to simply be seen as an extension of another, such as being the wife of a clergy and simply making him look more favorable in public.
Austen highlights the differences between Marianne and Elinor’s personalities when the sisters demonstrate their conflicted views on society at the beginning of the novel. Elinor believes that if one holds social ranking within society this does not guarantee that they possess plausible morals, “I am afraid, replied Elinor, that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety," (13). Marianne heavily disagrees as she believes that one cannot achieve a respected position within society if they do not possess a good moral compass, "on the contrary, nothing can be a stronger proof of it, Elinor; for if there had been any real impropriety in what I did, I
THE YANKEE GIRL 1. Analyze the authors views of women 's roles and woman 's nature The short story “the Yankee Girl” by Catherine Beecher is an anthology written in the 19th century and is a reflection of the values of her times. She herself became financially independent by becoming a successful writer and gave some of the best literary works in American history. She was herself very enthusiastic about the favoring the women’s rights and was pro-feminism. She extensively wrote against the evils of slavery but all her works had an element of the women.
St. John, Jane’s cousin, feels a strong passion for Jane and tortures himself for feeling that way. He wants to marry Jane so desperately, but he feels that their passion is forbidden due to his religious duties. Rosamond still remains the goal of perfect balance between outer and inner
She argues that the characters in Pride and Prejudice are defeatist, ignorant, and, perpetually chained to each other. This stance is troubling, however, because it overlooks the meaningful aspects of Jane Austen’s work, namely the transformation of Darcy and Elizabeth’s relationship. The first point is that “there is no degree of virtue --or talent or beauty--that a good dose of arrogance cannot overwhelm and turn into something bitter and repulsive” (Puterbaugh 1). This is certainly true when it comes to the likes of Mr. Collins, with his supremely conceited attitude. Take, for example, what he spoke to the beautiful Elizabeth on the proposition of engagement.
Jane Austin satires Mr. Collins by making him so conceited that he doesn’t consider how others feel. Mr. Collins is so sure that he is a desirable match that he refuses to believe that Elizabeth doesn’t want to marry him. He tells Elizabeth, “You can hardly doubt the purport of my discourse, however your natural delicacy may lead you to disassemble” (lines 6-7). In this quote Mr. Collins refers to Elizabeth’s “natural delicacy” as if only modesty or doubt of his intentions would prevent her from immediately agreeing to marry him. It is his conceit that prevents him from even considering a third reason for her rejection—a reason such as her not liking him or really not wanting to marry him.