Levin does not even know how he feels about his own son, due to the pain he caused his wife while coming into the world. However, Levin was able to clear up his feelings when he finds out his wife and baby son are stuck in a storm and he thought they were dead. Kitty, his wife, was able to address his feelings by saying “‘Well, I’m glad you’re beginning to love him,’” (Tolstoy et al. 814). In addition to Levin’s conflicting feelings, there’s also Dolly’s struggle to stay with Stiva for her kids after Stiva reveals his infidelity.
This communication problem causes their relationships to deteriorate, which results in great strife for the ones involved. Sandy struggles to express his thoughts and feelings with his wife Georgie. He has a reoccurring dream where he’s reliving the time he drowned as a teenager. As he wakes up in a panic and Georgie asks him if he’s had a bad night and he excuses his strange behaviour for “Heartburn”(p.262). He won’t tell his wife about the terror the dreams cause him out of fear of looking too emotional.
His father’s answer is “Not everyone has a sob story, Charlie, and even if they do, it’s no excuse.” (39) in another words, what a person goes through no matter how bad is it does not give them an excuse to do something wrong. His sister on the other hand does not believe on her father’s words, she becomes angry at Charlie for telling her father saying that she hate him and calls him freak for what he did. This quotation demonstrate an immature display of character that cause the reader not to sympathies with Charlie’s sister. She was in a physical and mentally abusive relationship and she choses to remains oppressed by a male dominated figure. Charlie shows how he respects his sister and how he thinks she deserves more that he still replied nicely to her after she calls him a
Unbeknownst to Tom, Daisy eventually gets back with Gatsby but has a massive fit once he finds out they’re together. Tom also has a big connection with Nick as confides in him to keep Myrtle a secret. With Myrtle as a lover and uses her for his pleasure and enjoyment but this soon creates drama with George Wilson. His involvement with Myrtle is a secret that Nick knows about but Daisy doesn’t know anything about Myrtle which
When analyzing John Proctor, the first thing that stands out is that he had an affair with a 17 year-old Abigail Williams. Proctor has a wife who loves him and three children but still decides to stray from his family and fancies someone else. John has everything that a person could ever wish for: a job, loving family and friends, but he still abandons it all. When John confesses to his wife about the affair, she fires Abigail. Several months later, when Abby approaches him about it, he tells her that what they had is
Desdemona and Othello decided not to share the news of their marriage, likely because they were afraid of their interracial marriage becoming a cause for concern or because nobody knew of their relationship in the first place. Once Iago finds out, he immediately tells another character, Roderigo, to shout the news up to Desdemona’s father. Once her father Brabantio learns of this, he gets fearful for Desdemona. Because of Iago spilling the secret, Othello got insulted for his race, his age, and his manners by Brabantio in court. He got embarrassed and had to publicly defend himself in the Duke’s meeting room, something that an “honest” (as described many times by himself and others) character like Iago shouldn’t have done.
In this moment, Hester is experiencing a lot of guilt. Not only she is being shamed for getting pregnant with a man who is not her husband, but she just finds out that her husband who has not been seen in years is alive. It is clear that Hester is going through a whirlwind of emotions and is very vulnerable to an emotional appeal and this noticed by Chillingworth. By taking the blame, Chillingworth assumes no consequence because no one
This novel takes place in the 1950’s which were very different times comparing to present day. Holden struggles with people because he believes they are fake, however he preforms tasks that reflect himself as a phony as well. Holden’s constant dishonesty, contradiction, and unprincipled actions depict that his contempt for phonies is unwarranted due to the fact that he is ultimately a phony himself. Holden constantly lies and deceives people throughout the whole novel, which reveals his phoniness. After Holden leaves Pencey and boards the train, a woman sits next to him, they begin to talk and Holden tells her his name, “‘Rudolf Schmidt,’ I told her... Rudolf Schmidt is the name of the janitor of our dorm” (61).
Through Iago’s manipulation and Othello’s inability to think critically, Othello becomes very suspicious of Desdemona and believes she is having an affair with Cassio. Although Iago has little evidence, he easily convinces Othello of Desdemona’s infidelity. Othello only mentions his beliefs about Desdemona a few times in front of her, which causes her to feel confused about why he is angry. With no debate, Othello decides to plan for his wife’s death. One night, Othello finds Desdemona asleep in bed.
At this point, she still doesn’t know that Claudius killed her first husband, but it still causes her grief about whether marrying her husband’s brother was the right thing to do. Her dilemma of having to choose one man over the other is driving her to insanity because she can’t pick just one of them. Certainly she loves both of them or at least that’s what she thought, but Hamlet’s father is her true love while Claudius is the brother of her husband that just so happened to become king after his brother died. In short, she doesn’t know her true feelings for either person. Gertrude feels confused and overwhelmed by everything that just unfolded in front of her.
1. The point I find to be the most crucial to the plot in Chapter 1 is the Buchanan’s blatant unhappiness. Tom is obviously unhappy in his married life because, not only is he restless in the sense that he moves frequently, but he also is having an open affair. Daisy is also obviously unhappy because of the way she so readily opened up to Nick, whom she did not know well despite their familial relation, and in the way she interacted with Tom. Even if I had not read this story before, I would have picked up on the fact that this singular point would be a catalyst to the rest of the plot.