In Hold Up, Beyoncé somehow found a way to continue to love her husband, even with all of the grief he has put her through. Amy Winehouse’s, You Know I’m No Good, she clearly states that she is the toxic one in the relationship and that even though she is an adulterer, she still longs for her partner. And lastly, Shakespeare’s sonnet 152, he expresses that he wants to continue an affair with a married woman, because he is egotistical and greedy. Not everyone walking this earth has pure intentions at heart, when it comes to things like love and these songs and sonnets prove that. Love is not always effervescent and alluring, it can be gloomy and full of malicious
In “Bedecked”, Redel raises attention about the different approaches to parenting in a situation when a parent’s son is more flamboyant than society would deem acceptable. Redel can handle the criticism and “other mothers looking”, but wanted none of it to change the purity of how her son “loves a beautiful thing not for what it means- / this way or that”(16-17). She ends her poem by asking readers if their “heart was ever once that brave”, for going against social norms and not confining to them (21-20). In addition to the older woman and younger man double standard, Calbert's “In Praise of My Young Husband” lists examples of the world’s different romances to note that there is not just one single type: “young lovers like to drink too much / and make a drunken, careless love, / why couples always cook so much” (19-22). Romance comes in all different forms and sizes, and Calbert understands that along with these she apprends why people fall in and out of love.
“Thy love is such I can no way repay. The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray” (226). Lines 9 and 10 show a Feminist criticism point of view, these verses make the suggestion that the wife may be inferior to her husband, implying the husband’s superiority. Line 3, “If ever wife was happy in a man” (226), in which the word wife is used but man rather than husband is employed. The word wife in the line means belonging and dependency while man represents strength and independence.
Once you deeply analyze the characters relationships you come the realization that love is barely present. Each relationship appears to contain love for the wrong reasons. They portray love as money and riches. The women in the book find a man based on his money and how he can provide for her. They fail to search for a man they have an actual emotional connection with, because of this the men feel like the only way to find “love” is becoming rich and flaunting it for everyone to see.. Nick is the only one who begins to experience true love towards Gatsby.
In this short story, it is believed that Calixta is not in love with her husband but rather Alce. She married her husband because there was no other option and though he was not who she imagined herself with he offered protection and he loved her. It was better to be loved than being in love with her case. Alce on the other hand also did not love his wife, nor did she love him. He like Dmitri married for social reasons.
Othello is also counting on the fact that Barbantio once loved him. Ruth Vanita claims that Othello is also a good husband who has an intense love for his wife Desdemona, ‘’the difference between Othello and Shakespeare’s other jealous husbands...is the far greater depth and intensity of Othello’s love for his wife’’ (1). Othello’s devotion to Desdemona is nothing in comparison to Shakespeare’s other husbands. Othello is deeply and utterly in love with Desdemona. Desdemona’s father accuses Othello of using magic to get Desdemona to fall for him but Othello reassures him that he does not use magic, he just tells stories.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, “The Great Gatsby,” Daisy Buchanan struggles to free herself from the power of both Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, whom both use their wealth and high standings as a way to dictate power over and impress others. Fitzgerald purposely develops Daisy as selfish and “money hungry” character when she chooses Tom, a rich man, over Gatsby, a poor man (who she was in love with), which establishes her desire for power that she never achieves.
Abigail is consumed by the idea that John Proctor loves her. She considers that John’s kind actions towards her are more than just lust. Her acknowledgement that it would be a sin for him to love another woman besides his wife reveals that she believes that John Proctor has such deep feelings for her, which are undeniable no matter how wrong it may be. Though Abigail appears to be caught up in her idea of their forbidden love, her romanticized obsession is not enough to prove that her actions are completely motivated by her obsession of
This reflects that the woman’s reputation is much more important than a man’s reputation in Victorian England. Like in the other novel “Tess of the d’Urbervilles”, the reputation of a woman is easily tainted and cannot be hidden; women cannot start their life over as if nothing has happened. Henchard is worried about Lucetta more than he is worried about himself. In addition, Lucetta seems as a romantic person that gets excited about the prospects of love without thinking about the relationship itself. When Lucetta waits to meet Henchard and ran into Farfrae, she quickly agrees to start a love relationship with Farfrae despite that she did not really know him.
The figurative language of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” effectively conveys the extent of Duke Orsino’s love for Olivia. Orsino is under the impression that his love does not compare to that of a woman for a man. Apparently, no woman is strong enough to “bide the beating of so strong a passion” or has a heart that is big enough “to hold so much” as he (II.4.104-106). Orsino feels as if the intensity and extent of his love are greater than any kind that women are capable of sustaining and uses metaphor to communicate this difference. Supposedly, a woman’s love “may be called appetite, no motion of the liver, but the palate” (II.4.107-108).