Nevertheless, even Tea Cake, perceived to be the “kindest” of Janie’s husbands, eventually feels internal pressure to assert his dominance over her, and is led to beat her due to his own insecurity: “Before the week was over he had whipped Janie. Not because her behavior justified his jealousy, but it relieved that awful fear inside him. Being able to whip her assured him in possession. No brutal beating at all. He just slapped her around a bit to show he was boss” (146).
This is heartbreaking because he was friendly to Othello and welcoming him into his home until he finds out he was sleeping with his daughter. He saw their relationship as unnatural for having different ethnicities. “When Brabantio himself comes to court in an effort to reclaim his runaway daughter, he accuses Othello of having ensnared Desdemona "in chains of magic" (1.2.63) rather than having genuinely won her heart” (Pettigrew). In this quote, Brabantio is telling the duke his claims of Othello bewitching his daughter and using magic to win her love instead of her genuinely falling in love with him. Not only is Brabantio racist but he’s also a misogynist.
He too, is cream, from his suits to his car; he is “new money” on West Egg. But to his detriment, he is not good enough to get with Daisy, for his wild parties are not to her liking and the company he keeps is too distasteful. Despite all his opulence, she cannot bring herself to leave Tom, leaving Gatsby in the
In this play Nora wars against many problems she has in her life. The many types of conflicts Nora goes through in the play are what drive the plot. The first type of conflict Nora endures in A Doll House is that with her fellow man. For example, she has to hide the smallest things from her husband going as far as lying about where she got the cookies she is eating even though “Torvald [has] forbidden them” by blaming her friend on buying them when in reality she bought them for herself(1677). Every aspect of Nora’s life is controlled by her husband right down to what she can eat.
As the play progresses, it is revealed that Nora’s disobedience consists of more than simply eating the occasional macaroon: at the beginning of her marriage, she secretly borrowed money from Nils Krogstad and forged her father’s signature in order to finance a trip to Italy that was necessary to save Torvald’s life. When Torvald finds out about the debt and fails to forgive her until he is sure that his reputation is safe, Nora realizes that her understanding of herself, her husband, her marriage, and even her society was all wrong. She decides that she can no longer be happy in her life and marriage, and resolves to leave Torvald and her home in order to find a sense of self and learn about the world. The play's final image of Nora is of an embittered yet sophisticated, intelligent, and newly empowered woman boldly escaping the
After the Duke and the King do what they do best and con and steal Mary Jane’s money by pretending to be her uncle’s, Huck takes it upon himself to get the money back because he feels so guilty about everything, what the Duke and King have done, and because he has a crush on Mary Jane. Mary Jane is important because she’s portrayed as childish. When Huck tells her she needs to visit a friend for a few days she says “Four days! I’ll stay a year.” (Twain). With Mary Jane’s childlike demeanor present, Huck has to learn how to be more responsible and make big decisions that will help
Huckleberry tells us how the King and the Duke are faking being a dead man’s brother. The way the King and the Duke are conmans, shows us that the society in which they live in has become corrupt and difficult to live in. The Duke and the King tell Huck and Jim that they are trustworthy when in reality the only thing they are after is money, this demonstrates the hypocrisy in society. To conclude, in the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck and Jim encounter many forms of hypocrisy throughout their journey. Huckleberry and Jim were faced with racial, religious, and social hypocrisy, many of which still happen today.
This leads to Othello trusting the word of Iago, and ultimately leads to misconstrued meanings about the handkerchief falling into Cassio’s hands and the complete mistrust of Desdemona by Othello. In “A Doll’s House” Krogstad ends up writing a letter to Torvald about How his wife forged her father’s signature on a loan agreement and how if he didn’t rehire him with a promotion he was going to come forward with that information and ruin both Torvald and Nora’s reputations. It is during Torvald’s rant to Nora, that he blames her for her previous actions that will cause his ruin that Nora realizes that she is nothing more to him than a bird in a cage to be looked at or a doll to play
I am glad Tea Cake cared but maybe beating up the brother would have been a more direct hint to stay away from his wife. Or possibly just having an adult conversation. Maybe even just locking the door so they could not come in. Anything but beating his wife. What was just as bad was that everyone praised him and were jealous of their relationship.