The theme of this play is love is something that shouldn’t be overlooked because of one’s appearance. Cyrano de Bergerac is a complex play showing what one goes through when one loves a woman but doesn’t want to do anything about it because of one’s looks. There are several times in the play where Cyrano is portrayed as a proud man not ashamed of his nose. But when he is by himself. He is shown to have a negative opinion of his nose.
Lewis wrote some of his novels in a way to not only educate the world that selflessness will always win but also the fact that selfishness will always lose. One of Lewis’s notable works -- “Till We Have Faces” -- clearly demonstrates how selfishness loses but selflessness wins. In “Till We Have Faces” by C.S. Lewis, Lewis portrays Orual as a villain as a result of her jealous actions which not only resulted in Psyche’s exile but also Psyche being forced to complete difficult tasks in order to regain her favor; however, Orual’s actions highlight the hidden message that Lewis is trying to convey - jealous/selfish love
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie’s faults made her dependent emotionally towards men, but independent when finding her own happy ending throughout the book. From The Odyssey, Calypso desperately tried to find love and make Odysseus stay, but her flaws of attachment and having a higher level of authority over Odysseus in their relationship kept her from achieving real love with someone. Although Janie and Calypso are opposites when it comes to love, they do have similarities. Their relationships always ended the same way, with Janie leaving her husbands and Calypso being deserted by her lovers. They both tried to to find love, with some difficulties for each women individually.
Not long after this scene, Romeo sneaks onto Juliet’s balcony to visit her. Upon them meeting there, they decide to get married – the next day! Juliet tells Romeo, “If that thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose of marriage, send me word tomorrow” (2.2.143). The fact that they have only known each other for a little over a couple hours and they are already engaged only provides evidence of how true their love for one another was. Shakespeare is able to make readers see how deeply in love the couple was though they had only known each other for a short amount of time.
However Mike Hardcastle states, "Unrequited love"—love that isn't reciprocated—can be one of life's most painful experiences, for both teens and adults.” (Hardcastle, Web) If Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" was portrayed differently instead of his apparent anti-woman, and his attitude towards love the audience would miss out on an important minor character. Mercutio views love as physical pursuit unlike the majority of other males in this time period, has no limit on his tongue when it comes to women in general; absolutely Mercutio doesn’t look kindly on unrequited love in
Daum made herself a character in Virtual Love; a character that the readers can hate, but somehow relate too. Her character is full of “narcissism” and continually wants to be “complimented”. At first because of Daum’s writing style the readers dislike the character. No one wants to admit they are selfish and constantly want attention, but that is human nature. The audience begins to see themselves in Daum.
[The Princess Bride by William Goldman portrays the struggles and reality of love and the fact that life is not fair through comedic relief.] The struggles of love are shown when the two lovers, Westley and Buttercup, finally profess their love to each other after a chain of events. The way Goldman portrays Buttercup professing her love to Westley is shown in a comedic way. "I love you," Buttercup said.
She has clearly moved on because she is married to, “the polo player,” Tom Buchanan (Fitzgerald 111). Although, Gatsby, like Tom, does not think it is wrong to sneak around with a woman who is already committed to someone else because “he felt married to her” (157). Gatsby’s statement about feeling married to Daisy causes the reader to further understand Gatsby’s profound love for her, but leaves them wondering how his love could have been that great when he had only been with Daisy for a couple of months prior to them being separated. When Tom, Daisy, Nick, Gatsby, and Jordan are all having a party in town, Gatsby then tries to pressure Daisy into saying that she never loved Tom, and if it weren’t for Gatsby having to leave, she wouldn 't be married to him. Gatsby “wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: I never loved you”
Darl refers to his mother as “Addie” because it emphasized the disconnection there is;The unwanted and unloved emotion that he felt created a struggle of finding himself. “I don’t know what I am. I don’t know if I am or am not.”(Faulkner 80) Addie and Anse negligence left a gaping hole in darl’s identity that was unable to be filled and caused him to have a mental breakdown. In the beginning Darl’s language is structured but then shifts to a word salad: “yes yes yes yes”(Faulkner 244) which reveals his mental state since he could no longer live with the instability he face. An analysis of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying reveals the importance of parenting as the result of Darl’s mental breakdown by the negligence of his parents.
In Conclusion, marriage is a great process which can build great relationship that is full of happiness and love. Because of men’s thinking control over women, marriage processes cannot be successful all the time. Most of the time, men’s actions lead to the divorce. After the divorce, the people who are blamed are women. Most of the time, men are shown that they are innocent, and women are the guilty people.