One reason why Jane could be an excellent example of a foil for Emma, is their constant need and desire to set up relationships with others. Emma tries her best to build up relationships between her peers while Jane sets up perfect, yet sometimes ironic, relationships between her many characters. In some ways, both of them want to play match maker. Not only did Jane Austen and Emma Woodhouse have similar hobbies, but they also experienced a similar event that occurred when they were growing up. Just like her character Emma, Austen had a sister and their relationship was similar to that of Emma and Miss Taylor.
From the beginning of Jane Austen’s Emma, readers have a clear understanding of Emma Woodhouse. She is very well off and enjoys meddling in other people 's love life, although she has no intentions of marrying herself. However, one key sequence of scenes towards the end of the novel changes the reader’s view of Emma. The sequences of scenes relating to Harriet Smith’s disclosure of her love for Mr. Knightley to Emma’s recognition of her love for Mr. Knightley takes what readers know about the plot, characters, and key themes and advances their knowledge. The sequence of scenes involving Harriet and Emma advances our understanding of Emma’s previous blindness and growing feelings toward Mr. Knightley.
Chopin liked to emphasize the female roles. She showed the different women roles such as motherhood, their occupation, romance, and even seduction. Her writing would essentially promote the female character. She prefers taking her time on one certain subject. For example, she will take maybe a couple paragraphs just so she can emphasize one thing.
Austen's Pride and Prejudice book shows the differences and similarities of the marriage relationships in the 18th century, through the marriage relationships of Charlotte, Lydia, Jane, and Elizabeth. Jane naturally found someone to marry, her attractive beauty and joyful character helped her easily attract Bingley to her. Young Lydia got married to Wickham, but she did not know anything about marriage yet. Elizabeth fell in love with Darcy because she realized that he is a special person. On the other hand, Charlotte married Mr. Collins because she was looking to be secure.
As Georgiana reveals her true sentiments about her stigma, she states with a sense of pride, “To tell you the truth, it has been so often called a charm, that I was simple enough to imagine it might be so” (Hawthorne 378). In expressing this sense of pride, Georgiana exudes her initial happiness with her birthmark, as she rebuttals with Aylmer. Even in this moment, Hawthorne extracts the mission of Aylmer, as he says, “Until now he had not been aware of the tyrannizing influence acquired by one idea over his mind, and the lengths which he might find in his heart to go, for the sake of giving himself peace” (Hawthorne 380). This selfish statement, causes for readers to recognize that Aylmer was aware that it would be no simple task to convince his muse that it is necessary to change her indifference. Moreover, Aylmer takes on the challenge of convincing her to make this transition because he knows that Georgiana is strong and in order to convince her, he must be overly zealous and consumed with the possibilities of changing her beauty with the rapid advancements of
Like Jane and Bingley 's marriage, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy 's was also based on love. Elizabeth ' character was very intellectual, and friendly, however Mr. Darcy 's was antisocial, he also had a strong sense of pride (opposites do attract). In the beginning of the novel, Elizabeth did not like Mr. Darcy that much, and he also shared the same feelings. She thought he was an arrogant and rude man, while he thought she was "tolerable". But as we proceed reading, we could see that he slowly starts to fall in love with her, and how he would give up his status and reputation to marry her.
Rosamond is the daughter of a factory owner who is “very charming” and has “radiant vivacity” (Bronte 704-705). She proves to be the only exception to Bronte’s stereotype of the inverse relationship to beauty and personality. Rosamond is the unattainable goal that every Victorian woman strives for; beautiful inside and out. This goal described by Bronte is one that the women in the novel strive for, but will never accomplish. St. John, Jane’s cousin, feels a strong passion for Jane and tortures himself for feeling that way.
"I am not merry; but I do beguile The thing I am, by seeming otherwise" (Desdemona - Act II, Scene I). This quote was said by Desdemona when she was talking to Iago. She said that even though she pretends to be happy and active, she is still very worried about husband, Othello’s safety. Desdemona falls madly in love with Othello after he wooed her with his adventure stories. They eloped together because Desdemona 's father would not have approved of their relationship.
She supports and helps Juliet get married behind the Capulets back. Knowing she can lose her job and get exiled she helps Juliet anyway because she values her more. Lady Capulet shows parental love for Juliet in a traditional way. She wants Juliet married to bring status and honor to the family. “Marry, that ‘marry’ is the very theme I came to talk of.
Austen gives Elizabeth a bewitching personality and this causes Mr. Darcy to slowly fall in love with her. Readers can perceive this through events and interactions. One key piece in understanding the relationship that Darcy and Elizabeth are unwillingly cultivating, takes place in the library of Nethersfield. The conversation begins with Darcy stating that "it has always been in his effort to avoid weaknesses that invite ridicule" (Austen,145) in which Elizabeth then inquires if vanity and pride are amongst these weaknesses. 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).