They loved each other. Chillingworth was thought to be dead. If Dimmesdale has accepted it, Hester thought of it as a “union” of their love and Hawthorne wants us to believe that they truly loved each other, then why doesn’t it deserve the reader’s sympathy and acceptance. Hawthorne goes as far as to say that “This had been a sin of passion, not of principle, not even purpose (187).” If he along with Hester and Dimmesdale views this adulterous
Iago makes several false promises to Roderigo and he does not expose Iago because he is desperate for love. If Roderigo exposed Iago when he said he would, a lot of misfortune would not have occurred. Therefore, Roderigo demonstrates the dark side of human nature by being jealous and unintelligent. To conclude, the dark side of human nature is demonstrated by Iago who is selfish, Brabantio who is doubtful, and Roderigo who lacks cleverness. William Shakespeare’s Othello shows how easy it is to let emotions take over one’s mind.
The ways in which Van Helsing and Seward customarily address Lucy with pet names and terms of endearment, is the same as how an adult would treat a child that denies their maturity. In spite of the fact that these appear affectionate on the surface, it is a manipulative tactic exercised frequently by the band of men. Whether or not they are aware that they are doing such, revoking Lucy of her name strips her of her identity and, essentially, her authority over her personhood. Women in Victorian could only be two things; either you were a pure woman or you were a fallen woman. Lucy can only be one or the other, it was not common for women of the time to possess the traits of both types.
Edward Rochester is a talented man; what he lacks in beauty he makes up for in other areas. Jane describes Rochester’s appearance as having “stern features and a heavy brow; his eyes and eyebrows looked ireful and thwarted” (Bronte 214). Even though Jane is no beauty herself, she still critiques others appearance, but she does not judge them for it. After his bad first impression and ugliness, Rochester decides to treat Jane with the highest level of respect that she has seen in her entire life. After some light conversations, Rochester has found himself in love with Jane because of her mind.
In fact, Isabella ironically draws upon patriarchal social expectations to slight their respective assaults on her sexuality, such as when she tells Claudio that their “father’s grave / Did utter forth a voice” — which expressed that he “must die: / Thou art too noble to conserve a life / In base appliances” (3). Moreover, instead of undermining female autonomy, the Duke shows signs of reinforcing it as he aids Isabella in her struggle to maintain her sexual freedom. He orchestrates a scenario in which Isabella partakes in a bed trick, thus preserving her sexual independence while also subverting Angelo’s autonomy. Here, both male and female characters demonstrate the ability to influence another’s honor; even the Duke, a male character, impedes upon Angelo’s honor, rather than remaining unified as would be typical of the patriarchy. Thus, the female is not merely an endangered object to men, for she is also endangers patriarchal control.
As she continues to complain about him, Juliet remarks, “O that deceit should dwell / In such a gorgeous palace” (3.2.90-91). The “gorgeous palace” is symbolic of the part of Romeo that she knows, loves, and admires, where deceit may exist. By giving this quality human traits, Juliet is separating deceit itself from Romeo, decreasing his culpability for his actions. Taking the blame from him, in turn, takes any blame off herself for not realizing that he isn’t the gentleman he seemed and the man that she married. Using personification as a tool to offset responsibility for Romeo’s actions gives Juliet the ability to live with her decision to be with him despite his flaws and his despicable actions against her
Kent believes that “to plainness honor’s bound when majesty falls to folly” (I.i.165) or “when power to flattery bows” (I.i.165). The flattery Kent refers to is the disingenuous and exaggerated professions of love from his daughters Goneril and Reagan, which he has to point out for the lies they are as he is honest and loyal. The juxtaposition of majesty falling to flattery foreshadows the effects of Lear’s lack of judgment and the literal fall of his majesty. Shakespeare usage of the litotes when Kent explains Lear that his daughter Cordelia “does not love (him) least” (I.i.171), underscores his usage of plain language, as opposed to decorative speech, which again pertains to his truthful nature. To emphasize this honesty to the audience during my performance, Kent barely uses gestures and in the cases where he does they are minimalistic gestures as a slight shaking of the head for “does not love (him) least” (I.i.171), which is a juxtaposition to the deceptive eldest sisters who’s gestures are purposely exaggerated for the opposite
Is it not surprising how lust and love are so much related to each other yet particularly unique? Both seem to find their way into sentimental connections in the poems Porphyrias Lover and Adam and Eve it is passed on precisely how perilous both can be and in certain cases even deadly. Both poems sketch deep passion and disappointment in men when it comes to the women they have chosen. Both writers give you this sense of passion along with inhuman like behavior; the only difference is one man had a conscience. Porphriyas lover is the ideal case of how love can go wrong and how greatly it can overcome one 's thoughts and emotions.
Mr. Darcy excuses himself and states that "vanity is surely a weakness to be avoided, but that pride should be properly regulated for a proud man to have a superior mind (Austen,147). Elizabeth half ironically states that Mr. Darcy suffers from no defect. This interaction is a prime example of how both characters each still wear their pride and prejudices assumptions on their sleeves. Elizabeth's convection in herself causes Darcy to continue to view her in a different light. Elizabeth strives to maintain the independence of her mind, while other girls might have been at pains to humor Mr. Darcy and endorse whatever opinion he might have expressed.
What’s your opinion on the types of loves mentioned in the Pausanias’s part?” “I’m glad that they did it too, I agree your view that being mortality is not only about physical reproduction, but also mentally spreading out the wisdom. Also, I support the view of Pausanias’s part, there is no single form of love, just like Ren, there are no particular actions to show Ren, it depends on the attitude. Based on what I read, commonly love means people fall in love because of the physical aspect, their bodies instead of their minds and they are interested in the sexual act instead of intelligence (symposium, 181c). The other one is Heavenly love, people grow up and prepared, they are ready to be friends and a lifelong relationship and one of them being a mentor and leads them to achieve the wisdom and intelligence. I think wisdom is more important than physical aspect and I think chasing wisdom brings positive impact to whole society and
But, like many others, she lacks the judgment necessary to recognize aftereffects. Cathy 's beauty entrances Mr. Edwards, who clings to the belief that her innocence is no mask. The narrator reveals that, “Love to a man like Mr. Edwards is a crippling emotion. It ruined his judgement, canceled his knowledge, weakened him" (96). With this in mind, Cathy lives a comfortable life, manipulating Mr. Edwards’ self-torturing love to pamper her and cater to her desires.
Hamlet’s misogyny is not the result sexual repression , but rather his environment and the interactions with women. Ernest Jones argues that Hamlet’s misogyny stems from the sexual repression of Gertrude and Ophelia. The main point of Ernest Jones’ article “ Tragedy and the Mind of the Infant” is that Hamlet is in love with his mother. He roots Hamlet 's misogyny in Gertrude and Ophelia rejecting him sexually.“When sexual repression is highly pronounced,