Throughout his “Divine Comedy,” Dante Alighieri encounters with two women, who are antithetical to one another in terms of their roles in the context of love. These two women; Francesca di Rimini and Beatrice, have similar emotional experiences since both have relationships outside marriage; yet, they have different roles when Dante explores the notion of love. The reader meets the first woman, Francesca, in Inferno, while meets the second, Beatrice, in Paradiso. In other words, one of them is being punished, whereas the other woman holds divine position. Thus, the female characters within the poem represents two distinct roles of women: either as a pure and holy being, or as a sinful entity.
But in her story, the Underground Realm was described to be a place with no pain or lies. This is the description of a world Ofelia wants to escape to because she lives in a grim reality where those things are abundant. Ofelia was narrating what she wanted to have had in her life as she suffered through the pain of losing her father and seeing her mother wed a vile
This metaphor implies that as soon as someone falls in love, they no longer have a soul and loses themselves. Another metaphor in the poem “ And is the blues the moment you realize, you exist in a stacked deck”, shows women’s inability to forget the ones that they love and escape that perception of themselves. This metaphor suggests that a particular state of mind creates a feeling of hopelessness. It expresses that a person can have such low self-esteem that they lose themselves.
In Arthur Miller's’ The Crucible, jealousy and mistrust are the most dominant emotions Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor shares for one another. Their jealousy and mistrust are rooted in their desire for John Proctor's love, which inevitably leads to the compromise of their Puritan morals of their society. At the beginning of the play, Betty Parris confirms Abigail Williams true motivation to kill Elizabeth Proctor. “You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor” (Miller 19).
The sexual transgression of the fallen woman is an act of defiance to the expectations of femininity, which often leads to their death. The death of the fallen woman demonstrates that women who step outside the boundaries of their confinement are ultimately punished. Lord Alfred Tennyson and Elizabeth Barrett Browning use separate spheres to critique Victorian ideals of Christianity, specifically the role that Christianity places onto women as the “angel in the house” and acts as a “curse.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “A Year’s Spinning” and Lord Alfred Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” connotes that the curse of the fallen women is that she is fated for death. Victorian ideals of femininity center around the ideal of the angel in the house.
She tells Friar Laurence how “God join’d [her] heart and Romeo’s, thou [their] hands; and ere this hand, by thee to Romeo seal’d,”. Shakespeare used this monologue to illustrate Juliet’s distraught emotions towards the situation. This characterizes her as immature because teens are usually over dramatic and think that not being able to love someone is the end of the world. Juliet is also indirectly characterized when Friar Laurence says “If, rather than to marry County Paris, thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself,”.
Ashish Biju FYOS – Death, Desire, Madness A Love Story Like No Other The Gentle Creature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky explores the juxtaposition of a woman who commits suicide while clinging onto an icon of her faith. In the end, a love story emerges through the disheveled thoughts of the husband. These thoughts are understandably chaotic, but ultimately, the real story can be unlocked through the further analysis of the narrator’s narcissism, cowardliness, and epiphany. The story that unfolds is the strikingly well-crafted tragedy of a man who confesses his love too late and a woman who cannot handle it.
An example of this is in Act IV scene I, when Paris has just left the scene. Juliet says to the Friar “Oh shut the door, and when thou hast done so,/ come weep with me, past hope, past cure, past help.” The use of the word weep calls forth an indication that not only is juliet sad, but she is distraught. Romeo’s banishment made her cry, but the marriage to Paris is making her weep.