Because of her exceptional powers of observation, Elizabeth 's sense of the difference between the wise and foolish, for the most part, is very good. (Josephine, 2003) In spite of her mistake in misjudging Wickham and Darcy, and her more blamable fault of sticking stubbornly to that judgment until forced to see her error, Elizabeth is usually right about people. For example, she painfully recognizes the inappropriate behavior of most of her family, and she quickly identifies Mr. Collins as a fool and Lady Catherine as a tyrant. However, this ability to size people up leads her too far at times. She proceeds from reasonable first impressions of
Furthermore, Jane is fully aware of her inferiority and asks herself: “Why could I never please?” In the same passage she compares herself to Georgiana, whose faults are easily forgiven by others although she “had a spoiled temper, a very acrid spite, a captious and insolent carriage, was universally indulged.” (18) These bad characteristics seem to be excusable because of “her beauty, her pink cheeks and golden curls “, that “seemed to give delight to all who looked at her” (18). Jane’s perception is emphasized by a conversation between Bessie and Abbott she randomly overhears, after she was locked into the red-room. They both share the opinion that if Jane were “a nice, pretty child, one might compassionate her” and that “a beauty like Miss Georgiana would be more moving in the same condition” (31). This statement clearly accentuates the utmost importance of outer appearances and most of all beauty at the time. It displays that compassion and affection were hard to receive when you were not pretty.
A reason behind this may be that restricted rights for women, unfortunate circumstances, and inferiority to men(in those times). All in all, Ophelia is a functional character...however. this major character flaw present in her and it is a noticeable and important hindrance that actually impaired this individual. She is a neutral character(sided with Hamlet, then was compelled to go with her dad due to his domineering personality) who shifts allegiance so this character flaw is the cause of her corruption (betraying Hamlet and assisting her cunning father with malevolent ploys and activities). Every one of her character traits can be traced back to her major flaw of being naive, her father uses this to his advantage and manipulates her as a pawn to
In The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison uses characters such as Claudia, Cholly, and Soaphead to claim that individuals sometimes blame others as a coping mechanism when they are unhappy with themselves or their lives. Upon the start of The Bluest Eye, Morrison introduces readers to Claudia and her major character conflict, her distain towards society’s idea of beauty. Society and media in the 1940’s presented the idea of beauty as a white, blue eyed child. Claudia looks at a cup with Shirley Temples face on it, her reaction can be immediately known; “I hated Shirley. Not because she was cute, but because she danced with Bojangles…who ought to have been soft-shoeing it and chucking with me” (Morrison 19).
This story shows the true tellings of love. The friendship between the two knights was broken because of their love for the same women. This is entirely sad and allows someone to understand the true bleakness to love, the way it causes someone to hurt the ones they have known for longer. Although, Guillaume de Roussillon loves his wife he somehow was okay with allowing her to suffer because she said, “I loved him above all things” about Guillaume de Cabestanh (pg.
"And what 's more, I love Daisy too. Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time ” (Fitzgerald 252). For whatever reason Tom thinks thats its completely normal or acceptable to behave the way that he does, Treating Daisy the way he does. George for the most part handles his attitude with women in a more moderate way having a more respectable reaction then how Tom handles it. “He had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world, and the shock had made him physically sick.” (Fitzgerald
“My thoughts now became more active, and I longed to discover the motives and feelings of these lovely creatures; I was inquisitive to know why Felix appeared so miserable and Agatha so sad. I thought (foolish wretch!) that it might be in my power to restore happiness to these deserving people. When I slept or was absent, the forms of the venerable blind father, the gentle Agatha, and the excellent Felix flitted before me. I looked upon them as superior beings who would be the arbiters of my future destiny.
They all thought that he was the most un-agreeable man. What Mr. Darcy had said offended her a lot, and made her bitter for quite some time. Thus, when he proposed to her, she rejected him. Later in the novel, Elizabeth visited Mr. Darcy’s estate and was marveled by the house. When Darcy’s housekeeper, Ms. Reynolds, had told Elizabeth that Mr. Darcy was actually genuinely a caring and loving person, she was starting to regret her rejection to Mr. Darcy’s proposal.
Nonetheless, in the whole story of “Pride and Prejudice”, not all the first impressions are wrong. There are, also, those first impressions that reveal a person’s true personality. For example, those that Jane Bennet had for Mr. Bingley result in them falling in love and getting married. Mr. Bingley is really the person that he seems to be, a handsome, friendly and wealthy
As Belsey comments “...Perception supersedes sense-certainty as a way of containing this ‘negation’, or reconciling the antithesis that has emerged between the self and its object of knowledge. Knowledge becomes a matter of perception” (23). She realises the worthlessness and absurdity of her education. She despairingly utters “‘Isn’t it absurd’, she rattled on, ‘how helpless our upbringing made us, Nanda. We thought we were being equipped with the very best-French lessons, piano lessons, English governesses-My all that only to find it left us helpless, positively handicapped” (Desai 139).