(para 29) This conveys, that Nagaina is devious because she wanted to get rid of Rikki-tikki because he threatened Nag, her husband, so she tried to get him from behind.This proves, that Nagaina is devious because she would do anything for her happiness no matter what she did. In conclusion, one character trait of Nagaina is that she is devious, this supports my theme because even though she was devious she did it for the ones she
The way the play progresses we notice a certain foolishness associated with the societal norm and certain form of penance is put on those who tend to challenge them. In the end when the wager for most loyal wife is made , Petruchio clearly wins even but he still humiliates her in regards to her hat and tries to assert a sense of authority there irrespective of her feelings. The key part which signifies submission is the Katharina’s Speech in the end of the play. Now it can be debated whether the speech was a sincere display of feelings or was a farce or satirical take on the issue. If we believe it to be a sincere effort then we can truly believe that the shrew has been tamed which is sad because it has led to the death of Katharina’s personality.
She is bounded to him emotionally and inwardly, thus she invariably believes the best of him. Her utmost loyalty to him is a result of her naive, obedient and passive nature. Her love for him is unconditional, and her senses are dimmed due to her absolute devotion to Othello. Consequently, she approaches and analyzes his anger, and their arguments emotionally rather than logically. She was loyal to Othello even after he committed murder to her, which is utterly against the moral values .
Yet when analyzing her actions deeper, one discovers that Hermia is a strong character who displays honorable and respectable traits. For example, Hermia defends her thoughts about her love to Lysander by confronting those who have greater power than she does. Furthermore, after determining that she would rather remain unmarried than be with someone who she does not truly love, Hermia boldly decides to run away with Lysander. Even when Robin casts a spell on Lysander that confuses him about who he loves, Hermia works to convince him of the love they share and fearlessly confronts her childhood friend Helena about the situation. Hermia’s willingness to fully realize her ultimate desire requires fortitude, strength, and an ability to decipher when actions are not suitable to character.
The strong effects of love makes Helena a bit foolish and blind in the ways she reacts to it. In scene one of act one, the readers learn that Helena still loves Demetrius even though he loves her friend, Hermia, now. When Helena is first introduced, she demonstrates her jealousy and insecurities by asking Hermia for some of her beauty to win Demetrius back. Hermia and Lysander inform her that they are running away, and that Helena will be able to have Demetrius since he will never see Hermia again. Once Hermia and Lysander leave, Helena gives her soliloquy which reflects the mood of anger and jealousy; she also talks about how she’s going to tell Demetrius the two lover’s plans, so that Demetrius will love her again.
Yet her plans were thwarted by one of her treacherous maids. 119 The suitors curse her for her deceitful scheme, but still they praise her for her intelligence, which in turn makes her more desirable. Regardless, Penelope manipulates her suitors without violating the social role of women in ancient Greek society; in the world of the Odysseus, the social order was fixed and hierarchical and social mobility was
Maybe he’ll strike you or maybe grunt and kiss you! That is, if kisses have been discovered yet”. She wants to be took good care and respected. However, Stanley’s behaviors cannot meet her ideal notion of love so leads sexual struggle and conflict. Secondly, Blanche finds that she is only an outsider of Stella’s life without her past family position.
In vain ye speak To live with him I so profoundly hate” (3.3.17-20). That she says her fate is cursed suggests that she understands the potential consequences of the actions she is about to take. Mariam begins to think of possible ways to deal with Herod’s return, she says she could “enchain him with a smile” (3.3.45) meaning she could play her part and rely on her physical appearance but she ultimately rejects this course of action. She says, “I scorn my look should ever man beguile, / or other speech than meaning to afford” (3.3.47-8), meaning that her desire to express herself honestly outweighs her fear of Herod. In her initial confrontation with Herod after his return, Mariam addresses her changing sense of self.
1. 17-18). This emphasizes the fact that Hippolyta was forced into this marriage as a result of losing in battle to Theseus; thus, yielding the power in their relationship to Theseus. Even though Hippolyta does not openly oppose her duty to marry Theseus, there is evidence to suggest that she is not fully content in her new role. After reiterating to Hermia that she can either marry Demetrius, die, or join a convent, Theseus asks Hippolyta “what cheer my love?” (1.
When he falls in love with Jane, he tries to be careful, all he wants to do is to test Jane’s loyalty to him in order to give her the opportunity to gain his trust which explains his interest in Blanche Ingram and his disguise as a fortune-teller. But Jane Eyre teaches him a lesson by leaving him when she learns about his marriage which makes Mr Rochester realise his mistake. Later on, when her cousin St. John wants to marry her, Jane rejects him. She is brave enough to refuse him rather than marry someone without love. Jane obviously shows her independence by deciding on her own without outside influence.
As the case of Ismene shows, faith in law, and the following the societal expectations, creates someone who is largely complacent. Ismene eventually does come around to her sister’s side, however Antigone stops her from taking the blame in her place. Happy loman is Ismene’s counterpart in Death of a Salesman, he is unwittingly the archetypical product of the system that Willy subscribes to. Happy is a serial womanizer, regarding them more as consumables than equals,
For this reason, Ismene’s opinion on Antigone’s determination to bury their brother illustrates how realistic her thoughts and actions are. When Antigone asks for Ismene’s help to burry their brother Ismene points out the flaw in her plan, “ Burry him! You have just said that the new law forbids it.” Her underlying respect for her brother made Antigone impulsive with her decision to burry her brother. With this in mind, Ismene points out her underestimating the power of authority, which demonstrates her skill of not letting emotions, get in the way of her thinking unlike her sister. After several attempts Ismene realized she is unable to change Antigone’s mind, so she says “ But no one must hear of this, you must tell no one!” Furthermore,
If Orsino truly loved Olivia he would stop bothering her, as that is clearly what she wants. His infatuation for her, however, makes him continue to send servants to court her for him, as he feels that he must have her. Orsino has a strong desire for Olivia, stating that ever since his “eyes did see Olivia first” his “desires, like fell and cruel hounds, e’er since pursue” him. He is full of passion for Olivia, but he does not love her in a mature way. He is not very concerned for the good of Olivia, but rather he wants her love no matter how hard he has to try.
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.