It also leads to the rejection of Darcy, which is cruelly based on a false claim made by Wickham. Because of her prejudice, she is held up on the opinion that Wickham is the one that should be trusted. She refuses to hear anything contradictory to her own opinion. When Jane doubts the credibility of Wickham's allegations toward Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth's pride prevents her to consider Jane’s predispositions. Jane characteristically hesitates to condemn Darcy, “Do but consider in what a disgraceful light it places Mr. Darcy, to be treating his father’s favorite in such a manner.
Although Macbeth has done some really bad deeds, he cannot be called a bad person out and out who goes on to achieve his ambitions without any consideration. He’s also a victim of the realization that there is no meaning as such in this world. This instability snatches his power to think and he gives in to his wife’s provoking speeches without providing any counter arguments to her. If he had any of his individuality left, he certainly must have had given some thought to her speeches but the lack of it shows his confusion. As soon as he joins the opposites foul and fair, he’s encountered by the weird (which is undefined because in the world of Macbeth nothing is normal).
Transgression therefore, in the context of the Iliad, and gender is the abandonment of your duties and ignoring society 's expectations of you and the people around you. Hector clearly abides by this expectation, however, a further investigation into Helen and Andromache 's behavior and its significance is required. Helen, at first, appears to abide by this social and gender order through her contempt for Paris and his cowardice in book 3, as Blundell argues she "attempts to shame men into action" 3 Helen tries to encourage Paris to fulfill his responsibility, "Why not go at once and challenge him again? "4 However, this is not Helen 's responsibility to ensure that Paris completes his task, as Hector states, "war is man 's business"5 This reveals that Helen 's actions are actually transgressive because they are outside of the social norm, in terms of gender, that are well established, this is emphasized by Maria C. Pantelia, "Their work
Then, I felt disappointed because she didn’t even want to talk to the police about what happened even though David, her father, insisted that she did. “You want to know why I have not laid a particular charge with the police. I will tell you, as long as you agree not to raise the subject again. The reason is that, as far as I am concerned, what happened to me is a purely private matter. In another time, in another place it might be held to be a public matter.
Meeting Pip was the first instance of this that the readers saw. She did not even wait to learn about him before formulating her opinion of him. She judged him, (to Miss Havisham’s approval) only on the fact that he is male, and a common one at that: “Though she called me “boy” so often, and with a carelessness that was far from complimentary…She was as scornful of me as if she had been one-and-twenty, and a queen” (Dickens 32). If she wasn’t brainwashed to automatically feel hatred towards Pip, they could have become quick friends, and maybe even had fallen in love, which would prevent almost every conflict in this book from happening. At first the readers just think it is due to the disgust shown towards Pip, but later in the book they find out that she actually just does not want to hurt him.
They were also jumping to conclusions without taking into thought others feelings and went straight into pressuring Juliet without having her consent and making a decision which is going to affect the rest of her life. Another example is that they didn't feel the need to politely kick Romeo out of the feast knowing that he was uninvited and was a Montague. When Romeo walks in, and Tybalt realizes that he is a Montague, Lord Capulet states that “He bears him like a portly gentleman, and, to say truth, Verona brags of him to be virtuous and well-governed youth. I would not for the wealth of this town here in my house do him disparagement” (I, v, 65-69). In this situation, he is supporting Romeo in this case and think it would be rude to insult him since he is well known.
The ability to have a friend, yet turn on that person so readily is a gauge of how emotionally removed the participants are from one another; however, it is especially conspicuous when Bill Hutchinson, Mrs. Hutchinson’s husband “forced the slip of paper out of her hand” (Jackson 144). Coldly seizing the paper to reveal that she possessed the marked ticket indicates a lack of empathy, not of a friend and a spouse, but as a participant removed from any loyalty to family, instead loyal to the lottery tradition. By holding the slip of paper Mrs. Hutchinson had drawn, Mr. Hutchinson seals his wife’s fate knowing full well what will come next. Mr. Hutchinson had made the choice to essentially betray his
Roderigo cannot see through Iago’s lies because he is too busy being jealous of Othello and Desdemona’s love. Another instance of how jealousy could blind one from distinguishing the truth would be how Othello cannot see past Iago’s deceiving lies. After just being manipulated to doubt his own wife, Desdemona, Othello speaks to himself, “this fellow’s of exceeding honesty and knows all quantities, with a learned spirit, of all humans, if I do prove her haggard.” Othello is constantly insecure of himself, though he never would imagine Desdemona cheating on him, Iago managed to “plant a seed” into Othello’s mind. Manipulating him that Desdemona is having an affair and he should keep a close eye on her. Now that Iago has managed to make Othello jealous, Othello would never see where and and when Iago is deceiving
The particular word choice of “favour” connotes an act of kindness beyond what is due or usual, a clear mockery of the Duke’s colossal egotism. This idea is enhanced by how the Duke refuses to stoop to her level by not asking her about her suspected affairs without any tangible evidence. His narcissism unsurprisingly leads him to place himself on a self-appointed pedestal, making it that much harder to “stoop” to confront the Duchess. By using a rhetorical question, “Who’d stoop to blame This sort of trifling?” the Duke pressures the reader into agreeing that basic communication shouldn’t be conducted because that would be “stooping”. Furthermore, in lines 42-43, Browning uses assonance to reiterate the stoic belief of how speaking to the Duchess would be lowering himself to her
“His question produced a bad effect” After Fielding conflicts the English about the officialness of Adela's report, they immediately shut him off. This shows how English do not like others, especially people of the same native origin, questioning their rights and power. “I am waiting for the verdict of the court” this is uttered by Fielding closely before he leaves the English side for good and it displays his need for the authorized verdict before he makes any definite conclusions even though he believes Aziz not to be guilty. Forster highlights this way the contrast between his and the approach of