Dorine is a foil for Mariane, because she has no trouble speaking her mind and is clever enough to “...get [Mariane] out of this appalling mess.” (Moliere 57) Dorine cares about Mariane, and pushes her to stand up for herself. This is difficult for Mariane, because she has most likely never defied the orders of her father or placed her own happiness before her father’s wishes. Because of his obsession with Tartuffe, Orgon will not see reason, so Dorine must use her wits to expose Tartuffe and save Mariane. Orgon’s fanaticism for Tartuffe and announcement of a betrothal for Tartuffe and Mariane causes a lot of conflict and despair amongst the other characters. Mariane loses any hope of marrying her beloved, Valère, and believes “Despair shall be my counsellor and friend, and help me bring my sorrows to an end.” (59).
This is significant because Isabel protected the note even though Madam Lockton hurt her, and she didn't let her get what she wanted. She did what was right. This shows Isabel's character again as a strong woman, that is not afraid of going against others in pursuing her
Shakespeare uses both romantic and identity crushes to show that parents should take teenage crushes seriously by providing examples of stories and lessons he put together into his plays. For example, One of his many famous plays he has created that is a great example of both romantic and identity crushes is Romeo and Juliet. A romantic crushes is formed by finding someone whom they find powerfully attractive; moreover, someone who they feel excited to be around, and with whom they want to spend a lot of time. Parents most often know not to take these romantic crushes serious because they know sooner or later their children will outgrow these crushes and move onto the next crush: “Most romantic crushes don’t last very long because once the
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde The two stories Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun they both capture the image that you aren’t always going to agree with your parents. You should always be yourself and sometimes you have to do things to make the ones you love happy. The narrators call out their parents for being selfish and only caring about what they want. When in reality their parents are doing everything they can form their kids. In both Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, both narrators clearly have points of views different from their parents.
Throughout the beginning of the short story, Antigone shows herself as a stubborn intuitive person towards the separate characters. First, Antigone does not fear King Creon at any point; Antigone only worries about her brother Polyneices. Proud, and strong, Antigone says, “Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way”. (Sophocles, Act 1). Determination basically describes Antigone as she will not let Creon stand in her way as she will bury her brother, Polyneices, even if Creon tries to stop her from doing so.
Most heroes in books and movies are brave or show bravery through their courageous acts; bravery is like the foundation of being a hero, without it, characters don’t really achieve their full potential. Since Clary’s lack of being brave, I wonder if the social issue is causing her to be this archetypal character? After reviewing my notes again, I noticed how everytime this social issue pops up, Clary is trying to do something to try and stop it, but doesn't succeed in the process. This gives me an idea that, part of me believes that this happens because she’s not trained well to achieve her goal. The other part of me believes that it’s because Clary’s too scared and brave to do this on her own.
Her daringness gives her courage to pass, which she considers a way to tackle the obstacles her race exposes her to. She is confident in her ability to pass and fails to consider the moral consequence hence focusing only on the physicality of it. She states: “It’s such a frightfully easy thing to do. If one’s the type, all that’s needed is a little nerve” (Larsen, 25). With that being said, she understands that passing involves a risk, which she is willing to take due to her desire to dissociate herself from her race.
line 316 even though he has previously admitted that Medea does "sounds harmless" line 303, he is not willing to take the risk as he is "terrified you're plotting evil" line 304. His tough actions protecting his daughter despite his thoughts that Medea may not actually be dangerous. The only line in which Medea references children, maybe not even her own, is to refer to them as "a great evil" line 319 in which having them brings a lot of trouble and
“See Sophie,” her father said, “if there was really something in here don’t you think that you’re mother or I would have noticed it by now? The only thing that will be in here tonight is an eight year old girl who is afraid of her own shadow.” Sophie did not enjoy the condescending way that her father was talking to her. For she knew that something was amiss, she just couldn’t tell
Another example was when she said "I didn 't think of my parents or of my brothers and sisters. I had thoughts only for myself and knew that I must rush, rush, rush!" This proves how afraid she was at that time that she wasn 't thinking straight and when all the problems started happening it drove her to think only of herself and her own safety because she knew she was in such danger. This is a second reason as to why "Fear" has been crowned The Most Suspenseful Story winner. To continue, she used the element of setting and mood beautifully in this story.
This is important because she will not let anything stop her from getting whatever she wants. The description states that Queen Melissa is “determined to succeed at whatever cost- even the lives of others.” These are perfect examples of a strong leader. If the kingdom needs her to solve a dispute between two nations/citizens, the skills that she acquires would help her make the correct decisions and strive for excellence. Although it is bad that Queen Melissa would go that far to achieve what she wants, her followers are still successful. Using the method of fear to get her followers to agree with her is not a good method, but it gets the job done.
“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget,” [Thomas Szasz]. In William Shakespeare’s classic, “Hamlet,” Ophelia’s naivety presents issues because she blindly obeys her superiors, is not aware of what is happening around her and is quick to “forgive and forget.” Though some may argue otherwise, this major flaw is proven throughout the book with examples of how she is obedient, oblivious, and impressionable. Without these attributes, Ophelia could be able to stand up for herself, have a solid stance on important issues, and protect herself from getting hurt.
Janie stands up for what she believes in, and through these confrontations, she better understands herself. Janie reacts in different ways to people in her life trying to control her, and this can be seen with Grannie, Jody, and Tea Cake. Grannie forces her to marry Logan, but Janie stands up for herself when she decides to leave him after Grannie dies. Throughout the novel Janie is looking for love, and she
He forces his wife, the narrator, to confront new problems and fix them in more of a restricting way using self imagination and creativity. Although John tries to bypass and escape his problems, this is not the case for his wife who chooses to solve her personal obstacles differently. The narrator is very self aware of her problems in life and despite what her doctor and husband suggest, she tackles them head on by confronting her feelings and issues in her journal. For example, when the narrator says, “I did write for a while in spite of them,” (648). She shows that she knows that hey forbid her from writing, but it is the only way that she knows she will get better.