Macomber. Margot Macomber presents Aristotle 's example of thinking your courageous because of your own emotions. She does many things throughout the story out of being bitter and angry towards her husband, Francis. She seems to also have a very poor and moral character because of her hateful actions, which makes it very hard for readers to like her or even think of her as a courageous person. Mrs. Macomber hated the fact that her husband was a coward, yet she seemed to be the same thing herself.
Hedda Gabler: The Misunderstood Evil Damsel In Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen tells the story of a woman who seems to be confined to the norms of her society and time. Hedda, the newlywed bride of George Tesman, finds herself struggling in the new marriage, surrounded by overbearing family members, and a persistent old lover. Hedda’s stressful situation introduces a new side of Hedda that the other characters in the play are not aware of. Ibsen portrays Hedda negatively through her short dialogues with the other characters and her thoughts, however, the degree of which her actions are wrong can be measured by understanding her circumstances. Ibsen portrays Hedda’s negative behavior through her abrupt conversations with others and her own thoughts.
To begin, the lack of financial stability in the Walls family has always been problematic, however as the mother of her children, Rose Mary never contributed much to the family income due to her stubbornness and free-spirited nature. A prime example of Rose Mary not providing for her family is a constant lack of food in the house. The children’s hunger is apparent when Jeannette says, “We did eat less. Once we lost our credit at the commissary, we quickly ran out of food. Sometimes Dad’s odd jobs would come through, or he’d win some money gambling, and we’d eat for a few days.
This did seem to make her more mentally stable, however when she and her husband divorce, she begins unhealthy habits again. Now that she’s more mature, Dolores understands that this needs to change. When she gets to know Thayer, she develops feelings for him and he helps bring her back to life. Lamb wrote a very heart wrenching novel that shows happiness can come from very dark places. However, because Lamb is male, he is not able to authenticate a female voice.
Experiencing a transition can have the power to transform an individual’s attitudes and beliefs whilst continuing to challenge the world around them, this can been seen in the personas of Old Bill and Caitlin who both experience significant transitions when they meet Billy. Old Bill engages in a transition of self-pity emerging from the death of both his daughter and wife, which left him in a saddened state from which he was afraid to move on from. Caitlin on the other hand undergoes a transition of responsibility and self-growth, from being a young school girl with everything she could need ever need which leads her to be quite materialistic and judgmental to a respectable young lady who by the end of the novel, The Simple Gift written by
Her sense of superiority, and thereby her hierarchy that supplies her superiority, is captured within her belief that “she [could Manley Pointer’s] remorse in hand and [change] it into a deeper understanding of life” (284). Her predilection to viewing people like Manley Pointer as inferior translates into a self-isolation prior to Manley Pointer’s intrusion into her life. As described by Mrs. Hopewell, her mother, Joy-Hulga rarely tries to connect with others, or rather, to branch out from herself; Joy-Hulga seemed to grow “less like other people and more like herself--bloated, rude, and squint-eyed” (276). Distinctly, Joy-Hulga’s hierarchy is one that has no room for anyone else at the top, and it places herself at the highest tier, making her untouchable and infallible in her mind. Because of her hierarchy that lends to an isolationary sense of superiority, Joy-Hulga is actually rather unfamiliar with social interaction, and because she assumes her superior position, she is further blinded to any guile
This example means that Sluggo needed companions to come out of his shell and Michael needed his aunt to peak out of his. Sluggo’s example proves that Michael does not hate Esther. Michael’s feelings for Esther changed throughout the story. Esther and Michael hated each other in the beginning. Soon after, Esther starts trying to be nicer to Michael, but tries a little too hard.
Finally, her system at work starts to give way when nothing goes as scheduled and she bites off more than she can chew. Gradually, it also serves as a flaw when striving for perfection drives people away from her. Therefore, it causes her mother to give advice not wanted regarding perfectionism, and her boyfriend no longer wants to be around her. Above all, perfectionism both helps and harms the main character in this story.
This applies especially to Ophelia who did not demonstrate the presence of own opinion and easily became deranged because of Hamlet’s behavior and father’s death. Some adaptations changed sex of several secondary characters. I would like to keep the ratio the same, but improve personality traits of female characters, especially Ophelia. She would be affected by strange Hamlet’s behavior and the murder of her father, but these events should cause only a nerve breakdown and commitment to mental hospital, not the absurd suicide that happened in the original play. “There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke; when down her weedy trophies and herself fell in the weeping brook” (Shakespeare 130).
Heathcliff starts as an innocent, helpless orphan, but when he loses Catherine he changes, there is an evident development in his personality, he dies at the end alone, weak and almost mad . Emily does not give connotation that he deserves that end, on the contrary, we feel pity towards him in spite all of his devilish actions. He is a complex character and arouses a complex feeling in the readers. It is the same with Catherine ; though she is a pretty girl with a wild spirit , she has an arrogant heart and she wants to become an elegant young lady in her community. Moreover, after the time she spends at Thrushcross Grange, her vanity increases and the relationship between her and Heathcliff become complicated.
Emotional withdrawal is common when the parent of a Borderline is also suffering from the disorder. For example, a mother dreading rejection from their child may defend herself by withdrawing emotionally, and the absence of the child’s mother causes the child to become even more needy, so to guard themselves from abandonment, they learn to withdraw too (Bayer 47). Another defense mechanism used by Borderlines is referred to as splitting. In this situation the ‘part objects’ (good and bad) substitute psychologically for the whole person, who has both assets and weaknesses. The patient learns to separate their ‘good’ self from their ‘bad’ self, and these two sources of identity become extremely detached from one another (Bayer 47).
Although Jocasta vehemently protests against the prophecies, they do end up coming true. Thus, we find that Jocasta’s character is quite an interesting one in the play and it is a central one as well. She is depicted as a very complex and complicated character, who is stubborn and in denial, as she is not able to face her fears at first. However, when she finally accepts the truth, her guilt gets the better of her and she is unable to live a normal life after that. She ends up killing herself after she finds out that she inadvertently married her own son, and it shows her vulnerability, as it is depicted that she took her own life out of guilt for ruining her family and her
I always thought this because from evidence given it seemed like the mothers of these school shooters were not engaged enough with their children. I think Eva had a harder time trying to be active with Kevin, from the beginning, Kevin never showed any affection towards her and it kind of seemed like he was out to get her. Thus making it every hard to Eva to form a connection to her son. Sue, on the other hand, knew that her relationship with her son would be strong until it was his time to break away and become more independent. Sadly, I think Sue had a tendency to not become involved with Dylan enough after that, from her statements it seemed like there were key moments where a mother should have gotten involved and took care of her son.