I said that sort of question had no meaning, really; but I supposed I didn 't. She looked sad for a bit" (Camus 24) Meursault truthfully does not think love means anything so he explains that to Marie. He also does not think he is being insensitive by telling her he probably does not love her because that is his truth. After he explains his beliefs he shows his humanity by observing that she indeed looks sad. Meursault is not in love but often compliments Marie 's body, smile, and laugh and conveys that it makes him want her palpably: "I wanted her so bad when I saw her in that red-and-white striped dress..." (Camus 34)
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.
2 pg 68). This is important because at this moment in time, Mr. Rochester was at the church and about to marry Jane when it is revealed that he is, by law, still married to Bertha Mason. This revelation significantly alters the plot because, had he not been married to her or had no one ever found out that he was, he and Jane would have gotten married and Jane would have stayed at Thornfield. But, instead, he initially tried to deny that he was married and still used his wife’s insanity as a reason to consider himself not married anymore. Because Mr. Rochester was married (and also probably because he lied about it), Jane changed her mind about marrying him and decided to leave Thornfield for good, despite the fact that it was painful for her to leave.
Why don 't him just stick to his wife? No wonder why women are easily back off in this case. However, it is proven that polygamy would spoil a marriage. If polygamy is not taken, perhaps that marriage would be
Odysseus getting ready to mingle with the women proves that he is disloyal to Penelope because as a married man he should only be loyal to his wife and not be thinking about other women in that way. Along with that Odysseus is being disloyal through his actions because he is mingling with Nausicaa but also mingles with her handmaids. Another example includes Odysseus gushing to Nausicaa, “I see her now- just look at your build, your bearing, your lithe flowing grace...” (6. 166-167). Complimenting Nausicaa further confirms Odysseus is disloyal to Penelope because by giving her compliments Odysseus is showing he thinks she is this beautiful girl which is ultimately leading her on.
The Lover: A Ballad Lines 9-16 • In the lines above the speaker talks about she doesn’t like a man who will trick or deceive her, wanting a man with good sense, someone who would make her happy and he himself be happy. She doesn’t want an arrogant man nor a vain man either. • Montagu's gentle mockery of males forthcomings also shows us a point of silliness in her own nature as a result of how they must follow the social norm which both men and women must participate in, since they can only take this kind of attitude of how they would want to live only when in
This causes Isabella to feel disappoints towards her brother as she would expect him to be better, “you are not the son of my father”, Isabella says this as she begins to express the feeling that Claudio does not deserve to be live. Since, the only opportunity for him to live was to dishonour herself. Therefore, Isabella strongly believe that it would better for Claudio to die that way she is can still pure and her future career would not be ruin. This is when Isabella selfishness comes into
As already mentioned, in Shakespeare 's times the man had the upper hand when it came to love, courtship and marriage. The woman, the submissive vessel, had to abide by the decisions made by her father or brother. Yet, in Twelfth Night these gender roles seem to be re-written, in some respects. Olivia 's wooing of Cesario would be one such instance. Sir Toby tells Sir Andrew of his niece that she has sworn not to marry anyone above her in station, age or wit.
In addition, he is not capable of committing murder, but his wife is the one who encourages him to do it, saying that “he needs to be a man”. Lady Macbeth is the whisper that convinces Macbeth when he is not sure of it. That is why her wife is seen to a large extent as evil during the
Juliet would not be scolded if Capulet did not care. Capulet was scolding Juliet because he was concerned for her, concerned that she still could not get married at that age. Instead of marrying a much worthy man, Paris, Juliet wants to marry for love, which was considered foolish at that time. Capulet’s concerns was probably put altogether which resulted in anger. I think that Capulet had every right to be angry as he would have wanted the best for Juliet.
It is just all in a woman’s head because they weren’t really sick. At the end of the story, the woman escapes and Gilman leaves her husband and her child to go off and become a writer. This story is written to support women’s rights and the fact that men shouldn’t be able to dictate what women can and cannot do. Charlotte writes this story to inform us that man and woman should share the same responsibilities; one shouldn’t be higher than the
and she doesn’t follow the Victorian social norms. "I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustainable I am, the more I will respect myself.” (369). Jane is replying to Mr. Rochester that she doesn’t want to be his mistress; that she wants to be his wife or nothing at all.
SECRETS Portia, Brutus’s wife, wanted to know Brutus’s secret for many worthy reasons. Portia cares about her husband and his well being and wants to know what is troubling him, offer her help. A wife or husband should not pressure their spouse into telling them their secrets because they should have already told them. Every situation is different, but a married couple should be very closed and be comfortable to talk to them about anything. Couples should be best friends and not hide things from each other because then there is no trust in the relationship.
In The Awakening, Kate Chopin’s protagonist Edna Pontellier possesses “that outward existence which conforms, the inward life that questions.” Similarly, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and its titular character obeys social norms of the time period, while questioning those social norms as she grows up in a middle to upperclassmen-like society in 1830’s England. Jane Eyre conforms and adapts to society while inwardly questioning it in the many periods in her life, including her childhood with the Reeds, her education at Lowood, and her relationship with Rochester at Thornfield, teaching her important values in life as she progresses and grows in the novel. In the beginning of the novel, readers are shown that Jane Eyre has a very critical viewpoint
In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë explores a love story between two characters, Mr. Rochester and Jane, which is formed from deception. Mr. Rochester lies to Jane on multiple occasions. He does not admit who he is to Jane right way, creates a facade as a gypsy, and finally falsifies his past marriage with Bertha. Deception serves as a problem in their relationship, but ultimately they are able to put it behind them and find happiness together. When the character of Bertha Mason is introduced, it is revealed that Mr. Rochester has a past he wishes to forget and his interest for Jane stems from his hatred of Bertha and their unsuccessful marriage.