This is the mindset that permeates both Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Both plays, having been written at the end of the 19th century, offer insight into how this societal pressure creates an environment in which women face a particularly large amount of pressure to find wealthy, suitable husbands rather than ones they truly love. This issue of marriage being classified as business is best summed up in The Importance of Being Earnest when Algy, after having learned Jack intends to propose to Gwendolyn, remarks, “I thought you had come up for pleasure…? I call that business” (Wilde
The difference is that Chillingworth married the youthful and passionate Hester not out of love. Chillingworth married her selfishly and left her feeling lonely, while he worked in Amsterdam (Dibble 62.) Dimmesdale loves Hester but, his position of power and the thoughts of others are too important for him to confess it. In Rappaccini’s Daughter it is shown that he greatly loves Beatrice but, as Stallman acclaims he creates “Beatrice to be lovely but, poisonous”. Thus condemning her to forever loneliness and to be forsaken by love.
Next, at the beginning of Chapter 18 after Hester has declared to Dimmesdale that Chillingworth is her real husband and he becomes upset, eventually he forgives her and sees Chillingworth as the real sinner. The narrator states, "Arthur Dimmesdale gazed into Hester's face with a look in which hope and joy shone out, indeed, but with fear betwixt them, and a kind of horror at her boldness, who had spoken what he vaguely hinted at, but dared not to speak" (Hawthorne 138). Nevertheless, his moral development continuously stays at Stage 1 "Obedience and Punishment Orientation" because yet again his actions are selfish. He is more considerate about his
Daisy 's Open Door In the novel, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author illustrates the corruption within each character through their relationships with each other and through the eyes of Nick Carraway. Daisy Buchanan is one character with flaws, she is arrogant, she loves extravagance, she loves rich men, but most of all she loves her status and she will do anything to keep it. Tom first realized that Daisy loves Gatsby when she and Gatsby had looked at each other and stared, “He was astounded. His mouth opened a little, and he looked at Gatsby, and then back at Daisy as if he had just recognized her as someone he knew along time ago.”(64). That person he recognized from long ago was a girl in love.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie’s faults made her dependent emotionally towards men, but independent when finding her own happy ending throughout the book. From The Odyssey, Calypso desperately tried to find love and make Odysseus stay, but her flaws of attachment and having a higher level of authority over Odysseus in their relationship kept her from achieving real love with someone. Although Janie and Calypso are opposites when it comes to love, they do have similarities. Their relationships always ended the same way, with Janie leaving her husbands and Calypso being deserted by her lovers. They both tried to to find love, with some difficulties for each women individually.
What I didn’t really like about it, was the lack of development for their relationship. To me, it seemed that she hated his guts, then boom! He says he is able to break her mother’s curse which makes her already attracted to him. I believe the author could’ve had the two slowly open up to each other, and maybe include a few awkward moments that shows the development of their love for each other. Despite the minor setback, I could not contain my excitement and muffled my squeals with a pillow.
As the viewer can take note, Frank continues to be extremely flirtatious with Mrs. Warren and thus tries to make her give in to temptation. Tracing back to Act II, Mrs. Warren regrets the decision on ever kissing Frank because she knows of the incest taboo which strikes Mrs. Warren with a realization of her moral standing in society. On the other hand, Frank knows of Mrs. Warren’s past by listening to Rev. Samuel talk about the letters he wrote to Mrs. Warren, which later speculates why Frank is acting so flirtatious. Since Frank is seen as a do-nothing penniless man, he has to try his hardest to find a woman who has money and will show him love.
He is handsome, but he is terrible with words. Christian loves Roxane, but in order to make her fall in love with him for sure, he needs the help of Cyrano. Cyrano agrees and helps Christian, because he feels Roxane will never love him, because he is ugly. The theme of Edmond Rostand’s
Roger is not as handsome as other people are, but he has one of the nicest hearts, he just needs realize that is what Hester saw in him. The reader feels for Roger because he married a pretty girl but she cheats on him and now Roger feels worthless for because Hester gave the impression that Roger was not good
This is clear that the love he has is for the notion of love as it turns into hate quickly. He eventually asks Viola to marry him when he finds out the ‘Cesario’s’ true identity. This is however after ‘he’ removes the male disguise. Through this play, the repeated and extensive deception use in love relationships presents the audience with awe-inspiring evidence backing the idea that deception is an aspect that is attached to love emotions. Although the audience can discount such relationships tainted by deception, such judgements end up being classified as misguided after close examination of the various reasons for using deception in romantic