From the conversations between Jack and Gwendolen, Algernon and Cecily, it is also notable that both of the girls were not really caring about “whether the man actually possesses the qualities that comprise earnestness” (SparkNotes Editors), what they admired was merely their name. This demonstrates again the Victorian upper class’s shallowness. Besides, it is quite preposterous to be engaged to someone only because of his or her name. This kind of engagement could hardly be serious and sincere. Moreover, it is ironic that none of the men were called Ernest.
I think that women like this name because there is two sinification for Ernest there is the name and the adjective which means serious, honest, sincere and true but Algernon and Jack are not earnest at all. An example (page 8) Is when Jack asks Gwendolen if she likes the name Jack, and she says that Jack is a very boring name and she could never love someone called Jack. Another example (page 17) is when Miss. Prism tels Dr. Chasuble that when fruits are young there are green so you can never be sure of it, But when they are old they are good and tasty. She is saying that because she is old and loves Dr. Chasuble and she is the only one who
His motives are purely to trick Jane into marrying him even though he is already married. It’s worse than the first lie as this is committing bigamy, which is a crime. Now it’s not all terrible. It can easy to empathize with and see Mr. Rochester’s side, as he can’t get a divorce because his wife is insane. Also, he truly loves Jane, and she loves him too, so he’s not manipulating her into marrying him.
The purpose of The Importance of Being Earnest was to satirise the Victorian traditions, false courtesy, and the superficiality of status and the quest for love and marriage. These manifests itself in Jack through his superiority toward his foil, Algy, who doesn't adhere to social protocol, and his deluded hope for a life with Gwendolyn, whom Jack views as a solution to his problems and a way to heighten his status, not as a life partner. Furthermore, putting emphasis on his delusion and hypocrisy. The hyperbolic "we will be the picture of perfection", "That satisfaction will come when, and only when, I have Gwendolyn as my wife" and derisive "the irony of which was evidently, though not shockingly, lost on him" are reflections of this and create cohesion between the character in the play and the
entirely for pleasure now. ”Once again, marriage is exposed as something you wouldn’t want or ask for under any circumstances. Wilde makes fun at it and once remarks how living without a spouse or company makes you live in a better way and more happily, although, for most people real life the death of their spouses is one of the worst things that could occur to them. This comparison allows the reader to evaluate the farce in The Importance of Being Earnest, and how Wilde portrays wholly improbable real life situations as completely possible in his novel, depicting his characters as totally crude. Going more in depth with her frivolousness (mentioned before) we point out the quote, “I hope not Algernon… fortunately he is accustomed to that.”
If Frankenstein is a book of its age, it also looks ahead to its century 's end when interest in the human psyche uncovered the unconscious mind. The idea of the Doppleganger, the double who shadows us, had been around since the origins of the Gothic novel in the 1760s. By the end of the nineteenth century, works such as Stevenson 's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde made the idea that we had more than one self common. Capable of both great good and evil, we had, it seemed, a "monster" always potentially within us and not always under our control. Freud 's splitting of the psyche put the monster-like id at the core of our persons.
Elizabeth half ironically states that Mr. Darcy suffers from no defect. This interaction is a prime example of how both characters each still wear their pride and prejudices assumptions on their sleeves. Elizabeth's convection in herself causes Darcy to continue to view her in a different light. Elizabeth strives to maintain the independence of her mind, while other girls might have been at pains to humor Mr. Darcy and endorse whatever opinion he might have expressed. However, Elizabeth does not humor Darcy thus figuratively draws him closer to
Though Wilde tells us that Cecily is “not a romantic girl”, the flakiness of Jack and Algernon lend us to expect her to be the opposite—and Wilde knows this. Instead of make Cecily out to be the typical damsel in love so common in romance novels, he makes her a damsel who has gone a bit loony with love. So when Wilde ends his play by both invoking its title and giving it a double meaning, he’s able to end on the same key that the play has had all along: maintaining a saccharine tone while presenting an unpredictably predictable revelation. In a way, The Importance of Being Earnest sets its audience up to understand its title. Most people would assume that Earnest is, well, about some person realizing the importance of being earnest.
Heathcliff assiduously asserts that he loves Catherine, but neither man can prove so convincing as Catherine does when she tells Nelly that Heathcliff is "more myself than I am" (Ch 9, pg 68). What Heathcliff does possess is a cutting insight into others. His evaluations of many characters are unerringly accurate. One obvious example is his ability to see Hareton and Linton for what they really are despite the reverse natures that have been imposed upon them. This positive trait is complemented in Edgar's unthinking self absorption that leads him to withdraw to the library for days despite Catherine's hunger fast.
Collin’s. He describes how blinded he is by such strong compassion for the woman and is solely acting on emotion. In his proposal, he narrows his focus on the benefits of marriage as he states that his reputation would shield hers and that although she could draw him towards any exposure and disgrace, she could also lead him towards “any good and every good” because that is how much her presence impacts him on a more personal level. Unlike how Mr. Collins was encouraged by Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s desire for him to marry, Bradley Headstone seems to act only by his emotions and by his perception of how strong a love he holds for this woman that he is addressing. When he says “if you saw me at my work, able to do it well and respected in it, you might even come to take a sort of pride in me…” he presents himself as strong-willed, stable, and someone of good reputation.
Pip loved Estella, but Miss Havisham cause Estella to give Pip the cold shoulder in Great Expectations. Maybe her delusions about love aren 't delusions at all, love is
Most of the novel is set in the magical land of Narnia during World War II. Narnia is a mythical land where there are talking animals and the evil White Witch who declares that she is the queen of Narnia. This book was a turning point in Lewis’s writing career and has really out done what was expected by the public. The overall series was by far the best work of his career. Donald Glover asserts, “The Narnia books are more than simply in another world: they create and establish that orld as the proving ground for obedience, belief, sacrifice, redemption, and so many more self-transcendent messages that we cannot record all of them” (qtd.
People would either be the Nazis or the Soviets, and they would face off against each other. Since this exhibit won’t be everyone’s “cup of tea” , there would be a lighter option for those people. That option would be, people would walk around Stalingrad, before it was involved in the war, and then they would get to walk around Stalingrad after it was destroyed. Both scenes would be in massive, individual
Atticus says to Aunt Alexandra, “she’s never let them get away with anything, she’s never indulged them the way most colored nurses do. She tried to bring them up according to her lights, and Cal’s lights are pretty good” (Lee 183). This statement shows that by not letting them get away with anything she is trying to help form them into contributing members of society. This statement also shows Atticus’s trust in her raising his kids right, which is another reason why she is a good mother figure. Compared to Calpurnia, Aunt Alexandra is not a good mother figure.