Antigone shows this when she makes the decision to bury her brothers body, and Juliet when she decides to fake her death. These girls have beliefs contrary to those that they are surrounded with and taught in everyday society. Love clouds the judgement of Juliet when she considers how life could be if she stayed with her family, and she decides it would make the most sense to fake her death to live happily with him. Antigone buries the body of her brother Polynices, and her safety is compromised by this act of love and respect for the Gods and her family. Their male partners have a critical role in these stories and character’s lives as well.
Andrius takes Jonas under his wing, offering protection and guidance that comforts Lina and her mother. Andrius’s mother, Mrs. Arvydas does anything to try and protect him: first making sure that the NKVD believed he was mentally disabled because that is the only way they would allow him to survive, and then prostituting herself in exchange for his survival. “Because they threatened to kill me unless she slept with them. And if they get tired of her, they still might kill me. So how would you feel, Lina, if your mother felt she had to prostitute herself to save your life?”
Since the beginning of the story Nea believes that she is saving or protecting Sourdi from the expectations of her mother and Mr. Chhay. The mother and the uncle have fix a marriage with an older man named Mr.Chhay. Sourdi is a young girl that has a boyfriend name Duke, But her mom really dosen’t cares what Sourdi thinks or wants. So Sourdi meets Mr.chhay and she feels uncomfortable in the
Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
This realization causes her to start making changes within herself. One of these changes included finding a new sense of confidence that allows her to take a stand against her husband. ‘”Are you coming in Léonce?” she asked turning her face toward her husband.’ (Chopin, 35) Although she made such a change, Edna did not realize she was not strong enough to completely go against society and her husband.
Although he stated that the bees would be intended for Marjorie, it seems strange to be performing this act towards Terri unless he is harboring some feeling of dislike for her as well. With the amount of alcohol consumed and the before mentioned subtlety bitter remarks towards one another, it is possible that Mel was viewing Terri as some form of continuation of Marjorie. Similar to Mel and Terri’s issues with marriage, Nancy in “I could See the Smallest Things,” also by Carver, appears to face her own problems with her marriage. While lying in the dark next to Cliff, she realizes that their gate sat open “while everything [outside] lay in moonlight” (Carver, 31).
Recreating a classic story such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet from stage to film is a difficult task, but both Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann were able to execute the challenge. This classic play is based on the story of “a pair of star-crossed lovers” (Rom. 1.0.6) who fall in love despite the feud happening between their families. Sadly, even with the undying love they have for each other, their love story ends in a tragedy. The story of Romeo and Juliet is a typical love at first sight plot but includes various other aspects that make the story interesting and different to other movies or stories with the same basic plot line. For example, there are many outside complications that are stopping them from pursuing their love as well as a surprise twist at the end to conclude the legendary play.
In The Still Born (1984), Zaynab Alkali in treating the theme of husband infidelity, and abandonment, portrays it as a great challenge to female assertion and survival. Li takes advantage of that period of her life by acquiring more knowledge. This made her a better and more responsible person. Zaria resigns herself to her work finding solace and
She has to take on the role of a mother for Juliet, and help make important decisions in Juliet’s life. Throughout the play, it becomes more and more evident that the Nurse has taken on the role of her mother. It becomes obvious when Juliet does not talk to anyone but the Nurse about important decisions in her life such as marrying Romeo and Paris. The Nurse tolerates Romeo and Juliet’s relationship despite them being from rivaling families because she loves Juliet like a daughter and wants her to be happy. She encourages Juliet to marry Paris because she thinks it is in Juliet’s best interest and despite her efforts, she is unable to understand Juliet’s feelings for Romeo.
The Hardships of love Everyone goes through struggles and difficulties in their relationships, achieving goals and overall everyday life. The theme “The hardships of love”, showcases how maintaining love is difficult, why not to expect love to be easy, the challenge of putting yourself second and knowing why hardships in love exist. Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare, Trials by Frank Mandarano, I will always love you by Whitney Houston and Valentine by Caroline Duffy, all exhibit these challenges. Sonnet 116, by William Shakespeare is an Elizabethan sonnet which portrays an utopian view of love. However, the poem also discloses the hardships and challenges people trying to maintain love can face such as death, opposing third parties, tempests and time.
People of all differences can dream for the enrichment of their lives. Hopes and dreams are prevalent in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God whether they are eradicated or achieved. The protagonist of the novel, Janie Crawford, longs for a passionate, loving marriage despite all other oppositions for her to marry for security. However, Janie is constantly mocked by her dreams which appear just out of reach.
Janie reacts in different ways to people in her life trying to control her, and this can be seen with Grannie, Jody, and Tea Cake. Grannie forces her to marry Logan, but Janie stands up for herself when she decides to leave him after Grannie dies. Throughout the novel Janie is looking for love, and she
Literature and film go hand in hand. They both have themes, characters, plots and tragedies. Although they are similar, one you can hold in your hand, and the other you just view on a screen. Literature is a special thing because you can picture what you think is happening. You can picture the setting, the characters, how each shot has a certain angle.