Like most plays, they each have a protagonist with a so-called ‘fatal flaw,’ a lapse in character that leads to conflict within the story. For Much Ado About Nothing, the protagonist Claudio is gullible, and believes the lie that his love is unfaithful to him. In King Lear, Lear is prideful, and takes his daughter’s refusal to pour praise onto him as a personal affront. Another similarity between the two shows would be the use of misconception to further the plot. Lear believes that his daughter does not care for him and so takes away her inheritance, while Claudio believes that his betrothed has been unfaithful and so shames her on their wedding day.
These lies are his way of expressing himself in a new reality to match his wishes. One example of this is when James says, “Felt like a failure. My lying had that effect on her. She took it personally… She thought
In fact, Mariane is really unhappy over the marriage to Tartuffe proposed by her father. She directly does not reject because she is afraid, even though deep inside her heart she wants to, but her only action at the time is to fall at her father’s feet and beg him to change his mind, and let her marry the man she was promised to and loves. In addition, Tartuffe's appearance is almost destroyed by the son of Orgon, Damis, he doesn't realize Damis is hiding while he is confessing his love for Elmire, the wife of Orgon. But lucky for Tartuffe, Orgon doesn't believe his son, not only that it yells at him but Orgon also voids all of Damis' birthright and gives it to Tartuffe.
Love can cause people to sacrifice everything for the one they care most deeply for, sometimes the sacrifice even results in death. In Shakespeare’s Othello, Desdemona and Othello secretly get married, causing an uproar from her father, who threatens her death for her lying. However, their love prevails and they move to Othello’s new position, only to have a seed of doubt planted in Othello. A man tells Othello that Desdemona has been cheating on him with his second in command which is a lie, yet Othello falls for it. The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage.
This emotion causes people to do all sorts of things that they might regret later on as portrayed in Louisa May Alcott’s Novel, “Little Women”. After Josephine ignored her sister Amy for burning her book, both sisters felt awful for what they did. Theodore Laurence implored Margaret for forgiveness because he pulled a harsh prank that hurt her. Mr. Laurence regretted not having a good relationship with his son because of a silly fight that drifted the family apart. This feeling of regret teaches a person to learn, grow and flourish into a stable, patient
There’s a bowler and jazz hands and lots of teeth” (Flynn 11), which indicates that she impersonates as a person who people want her to be. In addition, she is married to a man who thinks her as a “cool girl”, which is not true. With her persona, she manipulates people to like her and be on her side. The mask she created has led her relationship with her husband to be distant, since her husband notices that she is not who she seems to be. It has driven her husband to love another person, which is the ultimate incidence of her revenge and this has ruined many people around
At first, Euripides depicts Medea as a women who has suffered a ‘harsh blow’ when she is informed that Jason has abandoned her, through her ‘passionate weeping’. However, as the play progresses, it becomes apparent that Medea is in actual fact, not infuriated that Jason has left her, but by the fact that Jason will not take responsibility for his actions. She refers to Jason as ‘a coward’ to express this outrage, stating that she cannot comprehend how Jason has ‘blamed [her]’ for his wrongdoing. This further confirms, Jason’s arrogance, evidenced by his statement that he is only interested in a ‘life that brings him fame’. This implies that it is time to find this ‘[new] fame’, through abandoning Medea and marrying the King’s daughter, as the fame inherited from Medea’s sacrifices and assistance has diminished.
What she does not realize is that it may be her husband’s way of expressing love for his son. It leads her to think that death brings out the worst in people - not only was her marriage failing but she also realized many more differences between her and the man. She also likely despises death for taking her son. Other than losing his soul, she also had to lose him to the soil and the earth.
“Humanity is just a work in progress.” This quote by Tennessee Williams accurately describes what many people believe, and consequently, why many people try to improve themselves. Even so, occasionally people can take the pursuit of perfection too far. This is the case for Aylmer and Georgiana in “The Birth-Mark,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In this story Aylmer successfully removes his wife's only imperfection- a hand-shaped birthmark on her cheek, consequently making her perfect.
Nowadays we see people with one arm, or one leg, people who are gay, lesbian, or transgender . We also see people who have mental disabilities, or disabilities in general. No matter what they have or how much different they are from you. You don't kill them, You don't send them away to go live elsewhere away from you all because they are different. Now do you?
Although the theme of The Birthmark, has been interpreted in different ways, I believe the theme of the story is human imperfection and the strive for perfection, which is demonstrated by the birthmark on Georgiana’s face, her husband Aylmer, and their marriage. The birthmark on Georgiana’s face symbolizes human mortality and imperfection as believed among many critics. Most criticism has accepted the rather forthright and explicit allegorical interpretation of Hawthorne's "The Birthmark" that regards the mark on Georgiana Aylmer's cheek as the external sign of her human, imperfect condition and understands Aylmer's attempt to remove it as the expression of either scientific, rational, reformist presumption, or of too aspiring an idealism.
“The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “The Birthmark”, is an exemplary example of Dark Romanticism in early American literature. An abundance of romantic characteristics such as supernatural elements, intuition over reasoning, and the tendency to focus on the tragedy of the story are found throughout the Dark Romantic piece. Many examples of the supernatural trademarks are evident throughout the piece. One being, Hawthorne describes Georgiana’s hand to look as if, “...some fairy at her birth hour had laid her tiny hand upon the infant's cheek, and left this impress there in token of the magic endowments that were to give her such sway over all hearts” (6).
Foreshadowing: Clues or hints that suggest what will happen later in a story. One fine example of foreshadowing is the short story, ‘A Monkey’s Paw,’ by W.W. Jacobs. In this story, the use of foreshadowing foretells many of the future plot points and creates suspense by doing so. Shows of foreshadowing are shown throughout the like the sentence, “Father and son were at chess, the former, who possessed ideas about the game involving radical changes, putting his king into such sharp and unnecessary perils... (Paragraph 1).”