Throughout the book, Jaimito is controlling his wife's actions and constantly questioning her, which doesn’t cause him to seem like a great husband or even a kindhearted person. His actions seem to directly result in Dede being depressed and wanting a divorce. Another result of Jaimito’s behavior is that his wife’s sisters begin to disapprove of him and believe that Dede’s life would be better without him. Jaimito is definitely one of the more sinister characters in the novel, besides the murderous, perverted
In Ethan Frome, it is present between Ethan and his wife Zeena; Zeena attempts to get rid of the housekeeper Mattie because she sees what Ethan wants/ sees in her. There is large amounts of mistrust in the Frome household due to much isolation, sickness, and also unequal work load also “when the sense of a partnership is lacking-when your partner is oblivious to or inconsiderate of your needs, this weakens the ties that hold you together” (text 2, lines 26-27). In The Scarlett Letter, Hester Prynne has deep seated mistrust due to the ‘brand’ on the chest, the ‘A’. Hester is full of mistrust because the one she committed adultery with, was also the one that helped with her sentence. Another factor is that her old husband was healing Dimmsdale, her ‘illegitimate’ lover.
Little did they know, Proctor had a secret life which is simply the beginning of his selfish demonstrations of his own morality. Proctor demonstrates his selfish behavior through his passion-based affair, withholding the truth his mistress bestowed upon him, and also when he choose to tear apart his confession which allowed him to remain alive to tend to his children. First thing first, in act one, scene three, the writer of The Crucible, Arthur Miller, introduces the affair between Proctor and his former house servant, Abigail Williams. Paraphrasing Proctor's own words, the affair was designed of only passion and lust (…). Proctor himself simply stated that the affair had nothing to do with love.
She is a living representation of kleos’ deceitfulness: offering what is desired but at a price too steep to pay. Overwhelmed by seeing a relative for the first time in years, Odysseus behaves irrationally and subjects himself to torture. When Odysseus sees his mother in the underworld, “Three times [he] rushed forward to hug her, and three times she drifted out of [his] arms like a shadow or a dream” (11.206-208). A longing for human contact overtakes Odysseus, causing him to act irrationally. Each time he “rushed” to hug his mother, a madness inside of him grows, crumbling down his defenses and logic.
Psychologists and Pseudo-Scientists have long sought to explain the inborn human desire for self destruction. Selfishness against one’s own benefit, the urge to harm or take on harm for the sake of one’s own security, drinking, smoking, these clearly injurious thoughts and actions seduce individuals by an instinct Freud coins the “Death Drive” (Beyond the Pleasure Principle 30). Moreover, as advances in genetic engineering tear the veil between science fiction and fact, modern critics have questioned how this suicidal drive may push into uncharted frontiers. Such concerns have fostered a fear of unadulterated scientific progress captured within the works of Margaret Atwood. Oryx and Crake, especially, utilizes almost hyperbolic predictions of scientific innovation as evidence of a deeper self-destructive nature, and as justification for fear.
Goffman even suggests that the men’s outcast status adds to their allure. Still, the battle of the sexes rages. In a sad but quaint vestige of bourgeois mores, the women desire and expect sexual exclusivity, while the men show no interest in anything approaching monogamy. The resulting disharmony looms large in the fugitive dynamic, as jealous and rivalrous women wield their knowledge of men’s goings-on to gain romantic advantage, settle old scores, curry favor, and vie for primacy with mothers and sisters. The “father-go-round” of children creates a tangle of personal ties that renders women vulnerable to conflicting pressures from lawless men and the authorities.
It would be believable children who are brought into this uncivilized world are not familiar with this feeling. They see how humans treat each other and look at another as the enemy, a slave, or food. While love may not exist the way humans think of it today, love has taken a different form in Cormac McCarthy’s book, The Road. Raised in a cruel world struggling for survival, love is the binding force between a young boy and his father. Love is seen as the little boy shows his devotion to strangers encountered on the road choosing to see the good
He further justifies his action by arguing that Quilty destroyed Lolita’s innocence, which is an evident act of denial. Undoubtedly, Humbert was responsible for corrupting Lolita and taking away her childhood and innocence. However, in his delusion, he saw Quilty as the enemy while he was the actual villain in Lolita’s
Troy ends up cheating on Rose, because he began to take what he had for granted. He became uncomfortable in he strong and lasting relationship and looked elsewhere for happiness, when in reality his happiness was found inside his home, with in Rose. Wilson effectively shows through the conflict within their marriage both fairfullness and adultery, giving light to the endless complexities to love and relationships. It shows that many people will forsake you, even if you give them the
Margaret Atwood wrote about a fear that lives with many, not having any freedom. Offred is one of the thousands of people who have had their freedom taken from them. Her life revolves around keeping others content and doing what she is told, but she begins to get bored and curious. When this occurs, Offred begins to break the rules due to temptation which helps her realize everyone is doing so. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, demonstrates that a lack of freedom leads to a breaking of rules.