How is the separation of lovers and its consequences presented in the extract? This extract of Flora Macdonald Mayors ' novel, 'The rectors daughter ', develops the theme of hedonism being extingished by the misfortune of unrequited love, through the perspective of a middle aged woman of the 1920 's. Mary Jocelyn, the stories narrator, aims to persue the man of her desires, however his absence of affection is prominant in this extract when we discover his devotion to another woman. This extract is significant to the era, as newly upcoming 'flapper girls ' encouraged a future of female independence and open sexuality, but this segment leaves connotations that not all women took this lifestyle by storm, and still remained unsatisfied as a woman when unaccompanied by a husband, as shown through Mary 's characterisation in the text. Throughout the excerpt, the consequences faced by the separation of lovers is evident to leave a negative effect on the person on the receaving end.
I care not for thee, Kate.” (Henry 2.3.82-84) This shows how Hotspur is obsessed with the idea of power and control and will go off on his innocent, neglected wife who only wants love from her husband. All of these things show that it wasn’t just the King’s strict laws that made Hotspur want to overthrow him but was it was more for personal reasons he had against the King. Also throughout, the audience is able to pick up on the notion that Hotspur has an obsession with gaining and maintaining honor. As Hotspur is about to face his inevitable death, his last words are “I better brook the loss of
Minus becoming impure, Ophelia is left brokenhearted and distraught as Hamlet breaks his promises to her of marriage. This broken promise is also one of the stones that later drives her mad. So a reader may find it interesting that even in her state of madness she is able to communicate her heartbreak and touch down on topics most would never consider. While Ophelia does show some good examples of feminism, Queen Gertrude shows even more compelling evidence of feminist lens in the form of Gertrude holding the perfect image of a proper women. The reader can see the feminist lens in Gertrude through her love for her son and when she is always being overlooked by the men in her life.
Yet i do fear thy nature; it is too full o'th'milk of human kindness." (1.5.15-17) In saying this, Lady Macbeth rejects the common role of women and pushes her husband to rid himself of his human kindness and bring them success. Shakespeare including this exposes Macbeth's tendencies to be timid with the actions perceived to bring the family greater success, conforming to a more
Gifts are especially tempting as they play with human natures desire to obtain value, yet she demands for them, controlling her temptation, to restore Odysseus’s house. Penelope compares the suitors abuse of her courtship to the minimum standards of manners, after making herself seem deprived of joy in life. When referring to the average woman who is courted she says, “Her friends out to be feasted, gifts are due to her; would any dare to live at her expense?” (18.346-348). By using the word “ought” she implies a moral obligation to provide her with splendors. In addition she uses the word “due” to insinuate that they are in debt to her, therefore, the house of Odysseus, and are obligated to repay this.
That’s done with.” suggesting that Abigail is trying to relight fires of a dying passion or maybe just trying to stir Proctor up. Not only that but later in the conversation she brings up Elizabeth Proctor, saying “Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be-” to which she is interrupted by a flaming Proctor saying “You’ll speak nothin’ of Elizabeth!”. The reason why Miller chooses to bring up Elizabeth in that situation is probably to show that there is a “wedge” between Elizabeth and John, and that wedge would stop at nothing to separate the two, which is why she uses her power to control the townspeople into believing in whitcraft and using this to contort everyone to believe Elizabeth is a witch through many hearings in court she begins to make a name for herself as a “witness of
While Austen’s speaker might not win over his woman with logos, Dickens’ speaker uses pathos and goes for the audience's emotional side. He states that his woman could make him to anything because that's how much of an influence she has on him. The speaker talks about how she could “draw me to any death,” “draw me to fire,” and “draw me to any exposure or disgrace.” The powerful use of diction such as “tremendous attraction”, and “you could draw me to any good”, show how passionate and powerful her love affects him. He talks about how he could give her protection through his own reputation and how she could hopefully take a pride in him one day. While Dickens doesn’t use logical reasons he uses something much more powerful; the power of love.
In Act V, Williams characterizes Blanche’s desire for a man to adore her: “Because of hard knocks my vanity’s been given. What I mean is-he thinks I’m sort of-prime and proper, you know! I want to deceive him enough to make him-want me…” (1147). The direct influence of an external world contradicts her own movements and decisions. The play implies that Blanche’s soul is tarnish with
It seems as if the speaker is fearful of not getting this chance at love which is why he emphasizes their limited time. In “To His Coy Mistress”, the speaker puts an emphasis on time because he is fearful of missing out on this love and his actions are driven by this fear. An example of this is when he addresses that if she doesn’t love him then the love will go to waste and, “worms shall try that long preserved virginity, and quaint honour turn to dust, and into ashes all my lust” (Marvell 27-30). This illustrates how the speaker is looking for something temporary to fulfill his emptiness because he is essentially trying to pressure the mistress into having intercourse with him. Furthermore the speaker expresses more of his immediate sexual desires by saying, “now let us sport us while we may/ and now, like amorous birds of prey/ rather at once our time devour” (Marvell 37-39).
While Aylmer clearly believes that his wife’s birthmark tarnishes her beauty, the way Hawthorne presents the situation is a bit different. As a reader you begin to see the birthmark as something that should be cherished and, instead, see the main character’’s lack of love as a disgrace and a “darkness.” What’s even darker, is that Aylmer is able to convince Georgiana, herself, that the birthmark must be gone. The further the reader gets in the story, the more tortured Georgiana seems, until her husband, the person who is supposed to love her most, murders her, to rid her of imperfection. The fact the Aylmer deems Georgiana’s beauty more important than her life and sticks to this belief so strongly is a perfect demonstration of inner-darkness and corruption among men. Through Aylmer, Hawthorne shines a light on the darkest