She is highly dependent on her father and brother, to the point where Ophelia allows them to make decisions for her, rather than herself. In Hamlet, Ophelia is not even allowed to choose her own love interest. She spends time with Hamlet, and the two seem to be very close for a while. Eventually, Polonius discovers that Ophelia has been having relations with Hamlet and her father criticizes her for it. “Marry, I’ll teach you.
At first, it is evident Hester is mindful of Pearl’s father, since she will not reveal who is, an act that would submit him to shame as well. Hester isolates herself in sin; therefore, she isolates herself in the distant cottage. When Governor Bellingham attempts to move Pearl elsewhere, Hester knows she can depend on Dimmesdale to convince him otherwise because Dimmesdale is the father. Because Dimmesdale has assisted her, Hester concludes “there lay a responsibility upon her, in reference to the clergyman” (Hawthorne 125). Likewise, when they are by the brookside, it is confessed Hester “still so passionately” loves Dimmesdale.
In contrast, George and Hazel in the short story cannot even identify the obstacle that they are facing with their lives. This is evident when Hazel suggests George take his bad down, he refuses by saying that when “[people] get away with it, and pretty soon [they’d be right back to the dark ages again,” and Hazel agreed. Sadly, they are so passionate about “equality”, that they are blind about that fact that they are suffering. In conclusion, both “”Warren Pryor” and “Harrison Bergeron” illustrate the danger of overly controlling humanity. Both texts discuss the barrier of stifling humanity, however, in the poem the narrator decides to suffer under his parents’ expectation, where in the short story the speakers are blind about the barrier that they are
She wants to follow his every order. “It was his bidding/Therefore, good Emilia/Give me my nightly wearing, and adieu./We must not now displease him” (4.3.5) Emalia wishes aloud that Desdemona had never met Othello, as it pains her to see her sweet friend mistreated. Desdemona replies “So would not I. My love doth so approve him/That even his stubbornness, his checks, his frowns.” (4.3.20) While Emalia is willing to be disloyal to Iago (and it is implied she has) Desdemona is unwilling to break holy matrimony. Both women are mistreated by their spouses, but each have a different approach to their
Family: You Never Know What You Have Until it is Gone Throughout the memoir “A Long Way Gone”, Ishmael told how he lost his family in war, through this experience he realized that his family is crucial to his happiness and well being, he also learned that he could form other family bonds with different people. “I wanted to see my family, even if it meant dying with them” (Beah 109). The definition of a family is not limited to blood relation, other loved ones can be family as well. In the memoir, Beah confides in Esther, she understand more than he realized. Esther, Beah’s nurse, considered herself as his sister to help Ishmael, and Beah accepted that.
Above all, one of the things that really stood out in Jeannette’s life going hand in hand with forgiveness was her father being an alcoholic. She lived her life dealing with rages as well as experiencing sweet and memorable moments with her father, Rex. Jeannette was a daddy’s girl and always tried to look for the good in everyone after her mother told her this quote, “You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that” (Walls 144). Rex always wanted the best for his family even though sometimes he would not go the right way in handling things. Jeannette thought positively about both of her parents even though she could have her doubts.
Even when his family goes against King Arthur, he stays loyal to Arthur supporting him and apologizing for his family. “Gawaine, lumbering to one knew more slowly, joined him on the floor. “Sir, I came ben hoping to control my brothers, but they willna listen. I dinna wish to hear what they may say.” (Pg. 555) This shows that Gawaine does not agree with his family and wants to protect Arthur by trying to dissuade Mordred from speaking.
Creon has brought in Antigone to talk to her as he talks: “Had you head my proclamation touching this matter?” (Scene 2.55). Antigone responds back to what Creon had said: “Your edict, King, was strong, But all your strength is weakness itself against The immortal unrecorded laws of God” (Scene 2.59-61). She continues to add on to her earlier statement: “This death of mine Is of no importance; but if I had left my brother Lying in death unburied, I should have suffered. Now I do not” (Scene 2.69-72). She ignores what the law has said about her brother, and gave her brother the proper burial that should be given as the other brother
The loyalty between family and friends can cause people to do things which can have an minimum or huge impact in their lives. In ‘Romeo and Juliet” by William shakespeare, it had lots of issues with loyalty, in which later in the book had caused the two main characters Romeo and Juliet their lives to change. An individual fails to realize the importance of loyalty their family or friends who made an impact on their life. The Nurse helped out Juliet when her Parents could not. “As I told you my young lady bade me inquire you out; what she bade me say, I will keep to myself”(Act II.II.148-149).
She is a very obedient girl as she will do anything her father tells her to, for example: in act one scene three, Ophelia speaks about her love towards Hamlet to both her brother, Laertes, and her father, Polonius. After speaking to them about it for a very short time Polonius, without hesitation, tells her that she must not fall for Hamlet since he is only playing with her. Ophelia agrees to Polonius’ orders even though she did not agree with them. Shakespeare also lets us know that