Though he was an enemy of the Trojans, he was still respected by Aeneas, which showed the true extent to which the Trojans valued auctoritas. Evidence for Paragraph II: Dido was also a non-example of pietas because she killed herself after Aeneas left her, even though he had to leave her in order to fulfill the fate assigned to him by the gods. This showed that she didn't respect the will of the gods above her personal will. In contrast, Creusa exemplified pietas because she told Aeneas that he would find a new wife in the new Troy, which would help him fulfill his fate. This showed that she valued the will of the gods above her own self-interest.
Even though John Proctor betrays Elizabeth by having an affair, Elizabeth remains loyal to her husband. Her loyalty shows in Act Three when John is asked if his wife is honest and responds, “In her life sir, she will never lie.”. Although Elizabeth is an honest woman, she then lies in court for the sake of her husband’s fate. Her dishonesty results in her husband’s death despite that being the opposite of her intentions. Elizabeth shows that she will do anything for her husband as a loyal wife even going against her own morals.
According to Puritan beliefs, self-love or love to somebody else should not be superior to our love to God. In the poem, “To My Dear and Loving husband”, Anne Bradstreet boasts about the love she and her husband share. Anne exaggerates her love for her husband and thinks they are the perfect couple with a powerful connection. She expresses how her husband’s love is more important than “whole mines of gold or all the riches that the East hold” (Bradstreet, 5-6). With this phrase, she gives the idea that she does not care about any other love rather than her husbands and even makes us think that she loves her husband more than she loves God and that this love was distracting her from her commitment to him.
Elizabeth is loving and honest women. She values her marriage and her sons. Elizabeth tells John that he should leave Abigail alone and never talk to her again. She advises John “You'll tear it free—when you come to know that I will be your only wife, or no wife at all! She has an arrow in you yet, John Proctor, and you know it well!” Her husband was arrested for having an affair with Abigail but she thought lieing was the best option, she went from an honest women to a lying women.
Brick's wife, Maggie, attempts to twist morality so that she appears more likable. Maggie is suffering because Brick will not make love to her, and during a discussion with Brick she "steps out of her dress" and "stands in a slip of ivory satin and lace" (18). Maggie's undergarment is ironic, it is white, the color of purity and virginity, yet she describes how she misses making love with Brick. The white garment is worn under Maggie's normal clothes because her real intentions are innocent and pure and not exposed to the rest of the world, she only wants love from her husband. Although her intentions are clean and righteous, her only goal is to have the undergarment removed, exploiting the idea of purity.
Men can do what they like but women are lucky if they can get married to a decent man. and if they don’t make a good marriage they are better off dead. E. This relates to the topic because it shows the unfair differences in standards for men and women. Quote 5 A. Medea to the nurse about her plans for her husband. B.
For example, in his letter to her, he calls her his "dearest partner of greatness" (1.5.11-12). Lady Macbeth seems to love her husband, too, as she wants her husband to have what has been promised to him. However, it also appears that she doesn't think too highly of him. She says, "Thou wouldst be great / Art not
At this point Janie’s character starts to develope into a more independent woman who cared less about what he husband wanted and more about what she wanted. “Janie took the easy way away from a fuss. She didn’t change her mind but she agreed with her mouth”(Hurston 63). Janie only verbally agreed with Joe because it kept the tension down in their relationship, and made them look like they were still happy and in love. Hurston uses moments like this to show how Janie started to mature and grow, to realize that's a loveless marriage is just useless fights day after day, and when in higher power putting on a show for the
Convincing the misfit that he should let her live because she was a lady and he was a “good boy” is all she could think to do. However at the end she does develop sympathy for the misfit for all the punishment and hardship he has been through. She repeats over and over again "You 've got good blood! I know you wouldn 't shoot a lady! I know you come from nice people!
Even has she is dying one of the things she does is hide the birthmark. She does not want her husband to look at it and see the thing he despises most on her. She puts her love for her husband first even when he put science before her. She loves him even after he's proven to her science is his first
Because of this, she’s expected to love him no matter what. The reasons stated within the passage would make no sense to any ordinary person, and would not be recognized as reasons to love someone. “She loved him for the way he sat loosely in a chair, for the way he came in a door, or moved slowly across the room with long strides. She loved the intent, far look in his eyes when they rested on her, the funny shape of the mouth”(pg 2). In order to justify her servitude to him, she unconsciously attempted to look for valid reasons to love him, which didn’t exist, which resulted in these inadequate
This gruesome treatment of women as nothing more than a paper towel you use and toss aside truly emphasizes how inferior they were to men. The powerful men do not think twice about disrespecting women and do not consider the feelings of their wives. These actions differ from our modern philosophical approach to women’s position in society in the sense that now it would be deemed repugnant to sleep with many women and parade your mistresses around town. Presently, our society’s morals prevent us from having the same style of relationships between Greek men and women, a relationship that resembles the one of master to slave in the
This echos Friar Lawrence’s comments about the flower because the flower will strengthen you if you smell it but will kill you if you eat it. It has two very different effects just like Romeo made Juliet so angry and sad because he killed Tybalt, but at the same time he made her so happy and she loved him so much. Juliet convinces herself to support and forgive Romeo for killing her cousin by realizing that if Romeo hadn’t killed Tybalt then Tybalt would have killed Romeo. She decides that she would rather have Romeo alive and that Tybalt was the villain for trying to kill her husband. She forgives him because he was defending his own