Nora then begins to think about her husband’s reaction if he were to find out. She painstakingly says “Besides-Torvald, with all his masculine pride- how painfully humiliating for him if he ever found out he was in debt to me” (1258). This quote ties back to the gender roles and feelings that Torvald and Nora have for each other. Nora seems to care about Torvald’s reputation while also fearing him and his reaction, even though she knows that Torvald likes to have control and do things his
She loves Billy excessively, but he does not reciprocate this. Billy continues to have the same “so it goes” attitude and is both indifferent and impassive to her death. This emotionless outlook substantiates the fact that he marries her purely for the sake of having a significant other, and does not genuinely love her. Upon thinking about their marriage together
The final similarity is Shakespeare’s use of ‘funny characters,’ those whose value seems to be nothing more than to provide the audience, usually the groundlings, with same base form of amusement. Lear has his jester, and the maid Margaret plays the part in Much Ado. However, often these characters will be given deeply philosophical lines and essential parts in the furthering of the plot, which go unseen by the average, non-academic viewer. “While we might think little of the buffoonery of a Nick Bottom or the witticisms of a Feste, Shakespeare, his contemporaries in the early modern professional theatre and especially his audiences, valued clowning highly – and scrutinised it carefully in its
In Ethan Frome, it is present between Ethan and his wife Zeena; Zeena attempts to get rid of the housekeeper Mattie because she sees what Ethan wants/ sees in her. There is large amounts of mistrust in the Frome household due to much isolation, sickness, and also unequal work load also “when the sense of a partnership is lacking-when your partner is oblivious to or inconsiderate of your needs, this weakens the ties that hold you together” (text 2, lines 26-27). In The Scarlett Letter, Hester Prynne has deep seated mistrust due to the ‘brand’ on the chest, the ‘A’. Hester is full of mistrust because the one she committed adultery with, was also the one that helped with her sentence. Another factor is that her old husband was healing Dimmsdale, her ‘illegitimate’ lover.
Calixta began to worry deeply about her missing family. She become hysteric the feeling of uneasiness overcoming her. Calixta turns to Alcee for comfort but what started as a simple embrace soon turned into much more. Women who are engaged in an unfulfilling marriage like Calixta will turn to other men for comfort and intimacy.
Rose’s mother tells her that you must know the importance of knowing your worth unlike her mother had, and to not be so submissive and worship others more than you do yourself. Rose confronts her husband and they work towards a solution, and they later are back to
Meanwhile, Raskolnikov is afflicted by the drama of his sister’s engagement to an atrocious wealthy man in order to financially support their family. As Raskolnikov shifts between guilt, pride, and indifference, his already distraught mental state is disconcerted by the opinions of those who surround him. Not only do his mother and sister complicate his mental state, he is overshadowed by his well natured best friend, Razumihin, who acts admirably considering he is equally as
Paul thinks by bringing his mother money for which she is always nagging about, he is compensating her misery. After a conversation with his mother, where she tells him she is not lucky because she is married
At this point Cyrano believes that it is him that she is talking about, but she goes on to explain, “I love him... Christian De Neuvillette” (64). This leaves Cyrano heartbroken and crushes his confidence. Although he still loves Roxane he is constantly reminded that he is not good enough for her. One of the times that Cyrano realizes that he is not good enough for Roxane is when Roxane is angered with Christian and explains, “that displeases me/ As much as if you had gone ugly” (102).
Both protagonist’s Macbeth and Lady Macbeth display affection to each other at the start and then after the murders they go down their separate paths. The couple are very close and love each other a lot and then slowly separate due to them both feeling guilty of their acts which then leaves the reader astounded. The love is firstly shown towards the start when they refer to each as “my love” and “my husband” then once they feel guilty for their acts they go down different ways. It is shown that they separate by when Macbeth starts to make decisions without consulting her and pretty much shuts her
The chapter, “Without Wood,” revolves around Rose Hsu Jordan and her failing marriage. Ted, her soon-to-be ex-husband decides he wants a divorce while on a business trip. The weeds thriving in their once beautiful garden leads Rose to her decisions. The weeds represent her marriage, Rose and her role in marriage, and that she is truly without wood.
The Five Steps The literature suggests that God was a prominent figure in their lives after the main character has experienced a great amount of suffering. God was to be absent to them until he or she ascended onto a high level of anguish and suffering. According to Anglo Saxon literature, God’s purpose is to make humans suffer so people can see their true selves or reflect to repent. God’s plan for life is prominent in the most famous Anglo Saxon literature, Beowulf, where God uses Gendel as a way to make the Geats and Dains suffer. Grendel being his messenger from hell, preaches to Beowulf and the others by leaving the malled and distorted bodies of their loved ones in their homes, explaining to them that this is what God wants.
Author E.B. White is an acclaimed author most famous for books such as Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web. A majority of White’s works are composed of essays just like “Once More to the Lake,” which appeared in Harper's magazine. Author Barbara Kingsolver is a talented essayist, poet, and writer. Kingsolver was educated at DePauw University and University of Arizona. Since her writing career began, Kingsolver has won many awards and written many well-known novels such as The Poisoned Bible, Prodigal Summer, and The Bean Trees.
In the poem, “For That He Looked Not upon Her,” the poet, George Gascoigne, communicates his fickle attitude towards his lover. With the use of standard Shakespearean sonnet form, exaggerated diction and vivid imagery he explains why the speaker is bound to avoid his ex-lovers eyes, since they can spell him to live a life with further deception and heartache. Gascoigne’s practice of sonnet form consists of the “ABAB” rhyme scheme, couplet, and four stanzas adding emphasis on the protagonists reluctance to see his lover’s face. As the poem progresses it becomes clear on why the speaker is warry. The poem includes paradoxing examples that elaborate his complex situation.