The Bennets were engaged to dine with the Lucases and again during the chief of the day was Miss Lucas so kind as to listen to Mr. Collins. Elizabeth took an opportunity of thanking her. 'It keeps him in good humour,' said she, 'and I am more obliged to you than I can express.' Charlotte assured her friend of her satisfaction in being useful, and that it amply repaid her for the little sacrifice of her time. This was very amiable, but Charlotte's kindness extended farther than Elizabeth had any conception of; its object was nothing else than to secure her from any return of Mr. Collins's addresses, by engaging them towards herself.
He remains placid even with knowledge that his wife has become more accomplished than him. Although he does beat her in chapter seventeen, Janie is blinded by the love she shares for Tea Cake and does not let the incident affect their love. Arguably, her silence may signify the strength she possesses after maturing. For Janie, the positive aspects of her relationship with Tea Cake can outnumber the negative
In Margaret Atwood’s Happy Endings, she has two main characters, John and Mary whose lives are explored through many different themes including those of life, lust, love, and success. In scenario A, Atwood describes to the reader a perfect couple who fall in love and get married, have children and live a happy life together this is the beginning of the &happy ending.& This first scenario is wonderful and boring at the same time. Atwood is able make scenario A an unimaginative purpose. She is trying to connect the reader with these characters, but in the first scenario there is very little that we know about the couples lives. The only information we have on John and Mary is that their children turn out well, they go on vacation together and they
After reading Hibben’s critique I agree with the statements she makes. Hibben’s talks about how Tea Cake and Janie’s relationship was different from the others. When Janie was with Mister Killicks she didn’t care about his “land, and his sagging belly, and his toenails that looked like mules’ feet,” she wanted love not material things. Janie wasn’t pleased with all the nice things she could obtain from marrying Mister Killicks, she was looking for the happiness love would give her, not what Killicks had. This can also explain why Janie ran away with Joe Starks.
The author of “Hester Prynne” uses historical allusion, repetition, and emotional diction to effectively argue that Hester’s character is deserving of praise. His points, while emphatic, also persuade readers through logic and passion; Van Doren reveals Hester’s kindness towards undeserving villagers, her undying perseverance in the face of Chillingsworth’s revenge, and her beauty, caused by her morality, for all to
The two elderly Europeans finally became well acquainted when Miss Baker found the courage to bring Old Grannis a cup of tea. After feeling regret for giving up his favorite hobby for a large sum of money, Grannis’ emptiness is filled by the presence and love of Miss Baker. The union between these two characters ends in success because instead of focusing on money, their main goal is true love. Norris incorporates these characters into McTeague to show how their biologically superior traits allow them to disregard material wants and focus on more important things, such as love and
Sharon Olds’ “Primitive” is about an unconventional but loving relationship. The speaker explains that although her relationship isn’t as civilized as others appear to be, she’s satisfied and thankful for the bond she shares with her partner. Through her use of diction, symbolism, and imagery, Olds expresses the theme that each relationship should be unique. By using diction, Olds shows the benefits of being in a unique relationship. The poem begins with, “I have heard about the civilized,/ the marriages run on talk, elegant and honest, rational” (lines 1-2).
Jim wanted to gift Della something that she would use and admire daily. “I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs” (O. Henry, 207). Wisdom is a great moral to be learned or to be revived in a reader’s heart by reading the brilliant O. Henry short story. “And here I have lamely related to you the chronicle of two foolish children in a flat… Of all who give gifts, these two are the wisest” (O. Henry, 207). Wisdom is discovered when a person starts putting others before themselves, and when they display how much they care about a person in the actions they take to prove their love towards
The bridal veil hangs over thy face; deign to raise it, and let me see the features of which fame speaks so highly.” (Ivanhoe pg. 518) Although, Rebecca has been proven to be the better person, Rowena, on the other hand was not. Sir Walter Scott demonstrated Rowena as a spoiled lady. Sir Walter Scott showed her true character as he wrote, when Rowena entered the apartment Scott wrote, “All stood up to receive her; and replying to their courtesy by a mere gesture of salutation.” Rowena’s love wavered when Sir DeBrancy was trying to marry her. However, Ivanhoe chose correctly for he had known Rowena ever since he was little.
I still feel just as lucky as I did when my mom told me an angel had kissed me, for it was that mark I have to thank--the bright red, puffy circle that permeated on my left cheek--for the poise and chutzpah I would have never known otherwise. Although no longer a physical trait, my angel kiss has become an outstanding feature in my personality. The personal assurance I gained from the years of talking about my birthmark decided to stick around, even though the mark itself has diminished. My angel kiss-bred, composed personality contributes a lot in an academic setting. Instead of stressing about my classes, I take a step back, evaluate what needs to be done, and execute.