Naturally, if the speaker of the poem was completely in love with a woman and tormented by this feeling, but refused to tell her anything, it would traditionally be looked at as obsessive to a certain extent. However, in the context of the Middle Ages, the act of sacrificing one’s own happiness for something bigger was thought of as a heroic act. This is reinforced when he concludes with, “She can retain me, if that’s what she wants. Cercamon says: a man will hardly belong in court if he despairs of love” (Medieval 2, pg. 2).
Although Macbeth has done some really bad deeds, he cannot be called a bad person out and out who goes on to achieve his ambitions without any consideration. He’s also a victim of the realization that there is no meaning as such in this world. This instability snatches his power to think and he gives in to his wife’s provoking speeches without providing any counter arguments to her. If he had any of his individuality left, he certainly must have had given some thought to her speeches but the lack of it shows his confusion. As soon as he joins the opposites foul and fair, he’s encountered by the weird (which is undefined because in the world of Macbeth nothing is normal).
Jane tells John, her husband, what she is feeling, but he does not listen to her and assumes everything is fine ( Gilman 527). John decides to ignore her feelings instead of trying to help her; this suggests that their relationship is not healthy. According to Suess, Jane also has an unhealthy relationship with the medical language. One of the reasons she feels this way is because according to doctors, there is nothing wrong with her health. Mental problems, such as depression, are issues men in the nineteenth century do not seem to be aware of (Suess).
Additionally, the marriage between Tom and Daisy has nothing on Gatsby. He believes Daisy never loved Tom and only remains with him because she has no choice. While in the Plaza Hotel, Tom begins to cause tension and Gatsby exclaims, “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. In her heart she never loved anyone except me!”(130). Gatsby chooses to believe there was no way Daisy could ever feel something for Tom although Daisy claims that’s
The shame that had been placed on Lancelot from the moment he had climbed upon the cart had now entirely been shifted onto the Queen. His love for the Queen is not praised throughout the story. He is not rewarded for his return of her, instead Lord Gawain is praised for the return of the King’s subjects. Loyalty to the Queen is not a source of honour in the
I will not work in a house in which such things can occur.”” (Ishiguro, 1996: 156-157). We find Stevens in a moral dilemma in which he secretly knows which side he is on since the beginning. In order to preserve his honour as a butler, he does not manifest it. “But the question is, how those driven by the desire to always behave like a “great” butler should react under such circumstances.” (Terestchenko, 2007: 85). Even so in this given situation, in which Miss Kenton blackmails on him about leaving Darlington Hall, Mr Stevens still refuses to agree with her point of view, position himself politically, and he keeps on with his apathetic
Now this superstition will not work on any woman it’s tried on because it’s medically impossible. Shakespeare puts this line in the play to indicate Caesar’s arrogance when it comes to his own harm. The ides of March, Caesar believes despite the countless warnings, will not harm him because he is the all powerful Caesar. This is Caesar’s tragic flaw in the play and it will lead to his early
That is why, the acts of Griselda seem to be absurd. Secondly, she does not have a high self-esteem, every time she allows the king to take an advantage of her. Griselda has become his object, she does not have her own mind. No matter what she decides to do, because she degrades herself each time. Griselda fulfil the king's every single whim, even though it hurts her.
/ I have rememb’red me; thou’s hear our counsel.” (I.v.3.7) Lady Capulet is so uncomfortable in her relationship with Juliet that she can’t speak to her daughter alone. She is the mother of Juliet so she ‘loves’ her, but has no emotional connection to Juliet whatsoever. Lord Capulet is furious when Juliet refuses to marry Paris. “To answer 'I 'll not wed. I cannot love, I am too young.
It cannot be said that she intentionally camouflaged her true feelings because, in the third act Nora says "No, never; I thought I was, but I never was" in response to Helmer asking her if wasn 't happy with him. Nora 's acts throughout the day, however minor, defy Helmer 's control over their relationship. Her day is filled with constant acts of rebellion- from eating macaroons, which were forbidden by Helmer, to major acts like taking a loan from Krogstad in a society where women were not allowed to enter into any agreements or