Heathcliff gains his wealth through Hindley as justice for the years of abuse and neglect Heathcliff endured from him. Heathcliff knew that Catherine was a witness to the mistreatment, therefore he targeted Hindley to make sure his triumph known to Catherine. Catherine’s actions towards Heathcliff’s behavior damaged him, and “...he grew bitter with brooding over these injuries.” (Brontë 55). The psychotic, emotional, and damaging love plot in Wuthering Heights serves as a perfect example in why we should choose healthy motivations. Motivations should not damage the mind, weaken the soul, break the heart, or push a person to go to limits one cannot even begin to fathom.
Nevertheless, even Tea Cake, perceived to be the “kindest” of Janie’s husbands, eventually feels internal pressure to assert his dominance over her, and is led to beat her due to his own insecurity: “Before the week was over he had whipped Janie. Not because her behavior justified his jealousy, but it relieved that awful fear inside him. Being able to whip her assured him in possession. No brutal beating at all. He just slapped her around a bit to show he was boss” (146).
Later in the story she fights with Laurie on the grounds that at this point in her life, she is independent and feels as if she doesn’t need or want love whatsoever. As the two fight, she says, “I don’t [drive men crazy for fun]. I never wanted to make you care for me so, and I went away to keep you from it if I could” (Alcott 447). This is her mentality for quite a few years until she loses Beth and realizes she is lonely until being reunited with Mr. Bhaer and falling for him. Her lack of the need for love relates to her Person vs. Society conflict of being very boyish when she is supposed to be a proper young lady.
That girls should be in a stupid bliss so it wouldn’t affect them because they wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. Daisy and Tom’s love wasn’t real love because if it was he would have been there for his daughters birth instead of God knows with whom. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays women as hopeless and better off being stupid so they wouldn’t process and realize that their husband didn’t really love them and that love is just a unrealistic dream. Further, a modern writer Zora Neale Hurston wrote in her short story about a married couple in a small community. Where the wife named Lena has an open affair in front of the town and her husband.
Charles, although weak and unambitious and lacking the gallant prince image of Emma’s imagination, does not lack pure love for his beautiful wife. His love for her is beyond a husband-wife relationship. In other words, he simply adores her and her inexhaustible beauty. Moreover, the irony is that she fails to see it. He trusts her so much, foolishly believes her lies that he fails to see through her
The impression we get of Matt’s mother is generally very negative. She shows little to no interest in her son, and when she does, it is mostly forced. She also barely shows him any kind of affection and she prioritizes her needs and her relationships with men over him. ‘’I liked to kid myself she would stop me if I didn’t sneak out of the house.’’ (P. 1, l. 10) Here it is very clear that Matt feels like this about his mother too. He is very aware of the fact that she does not care much about him, and he expresses that by mentioning that she probably would not care if he wandered off in the middle of the night with her being fully aware of it, which is very unusual since a considerate and loving mother would care.
It did to Javert in the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, and is the reason why Jean Valjean is the reason Javert had no other choice than to take his own life. When Valjean has Javert trapped in the barracaid he tells him “you are free” (pg. 264) but reality was that those words really made Javert a prisoner of his own mind. Javert believed that once a criminal always a criminal, and that all criminals wanted revenge and would do anything to get it. That took a big turn when He was proven wrong by Valjean when he didn’t take revenge on him and set him free because it went against all of his beliefes that’s why Javert told Valjean to “take your revenge” (pg.
Third, his aunt is the only relative of his that gives him two gifts for Christmas. Fourth, Charlie acts like the abuse never even happened because of the compassion from Aunt Helen. And the process restarts from that. Charlie couldn't find a way out of the relationship because he kept receiving gifts, acted like nothing happened, and showed compassion toward Aunt
She is being easily swayed by the man who is making her think that the baby is “the only thing that is bothering [them and] it’s the only thing that’s made [them] unhappy” (212). The “love” she has for him seems real to her at first but soon she realizes it is not even true because she does not really mean anything to him and the baby she is carrying does not make him happy at all since he is going through so much just to get rid of it. She is presented with this realization when she says, “but if I do it, then it will be nice again if I say things are like white elephants, and you’ll like it” and to that he replies, “I’ll love it. I love it now but I just can’t think about it. You know how I get when I worry” (213).
In a women’s clothes, I cannot help but be reminded of the lustful affair that the clothes bring me”(Coetzee,118). Love can make anyone do anything, no matter how crazy. The old man took a trip to the forbidden land just to show his love for the young girl. In the end, he failed to win over her love and paid the consequence when returning to the inn. By thinking of her while enduring the torture, he is trying to convince himself it was worth it, even though we all know she never cared for him like he cared for her.