He was a man who loved one woman and married another, because it was “the right thing to do”. Or, rather, because everyone in society thought it was the right thing to do, and he followed. More than looking at his actions to see if he did the right thing, I prefer to look at his inactions - from not being honest with his fiancé about the affair, to not fighting for Ellen and in the end, not even meeting her - and conclude for sure that he did not do the right thing. Moving onto “The Godfather”, the context is slightly different. Their society was self-contained, and the dictates were written by themselves.
I care not for thee, Kate.” (Henry 2.3.82-84) This shows how Hotspur is obsessed with the idea of power and control and will go off on his innocent, neglected wife who only wants love from her husband. All of these things show that it wasn’t just the King’s strict laws that made Hotspur want to overthrow him but was it was more for personal reasons he had against the King. Also throughout, the audience is able to pick up on the notion that Hotspur has an obsession with gaining and maintaining honor. As Hotspur is about to face his inevitable death, his last words are “I better brook the loss of
This is seen in, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue when Chaucer talks about love being mutual respect. He says the ideal marriage is when the patriarchy is flattened. A woman will never really truly love a man until he gives her the freedom to do what she wants to do. Chaucer also shows a woman being equal to her man in, The Wife of Bath, when the wife asks her husband if he would rather have her ugly and loyal or pretty and him always questioning what she was up to. To this, the Knight says, “I leave the matter to your wise decision…Whatever pleases you suffices me.” (lines 377 and
2. I believe that the most admirable is Arthur because he is willing to fight to defend his honor, even if his best friend stole his wife. I think that Guinevere is the least admirable because she chose to fall in love with another man when she was unhappy, rather than working on or ending the marriage. 3. I think Arthur has complete control over his fate, but does not know or chooses to ignore it.
She did not have much hope left anyways for her life because she annoyed the misfit with her ugly and selfish ways. In another quote the grandmother implies that the misfit is a good man by stating, "Yes it's a beautiful day," said the grandmother. "Listen, " she said, "You shouldn't call yourself the misfit because I know you're a good man at heart. I can just look at you and tell" (421). The grandmother doesn't know the misfit from Adam, yet she already gave him a persona that he has to match.
Romeo and Juliet are two star crossed lovers that both pay the ultimate price for love. Mr. Capulet is the power hungry and selfish ruler of the Capulet Family. The highly ranked and socially respected Montague family keeps the Capulets from being the highest ranked family in Verona. The attitude of Mr. Capulet has Juliet, his daughter, scared to tell him anything, much less so about her marriage to Romeo, a Montague. Juliet’s relationship with her dad is slim to none and has Mr. Capulet guessing what she is like and he makes all decisions for her without even knowing what's going on in her life.
Through his incentive, he is very determined to marry Kate even though she comes with money, marriage, and a malicious attitude.In addition, Petruchio does not care if his wife is a shrew or foul, he just asks "...if thou know one rich enough to be Petruchio's wife" (1.2.68). Not to mention, after Hortensio tells him of Kate, Petruchio only says to "...tell [him] her father's name, and tis enough" (1.2.95). Petruchio understands that Kate has a "...scolding tongue" (1.2.101) even though Hortensio warms him. Due to his incentive to cure Kate of her shrew-ish ways and to get Baptista's money. He seems very inspired by this challenge and is likely to stop at nothing to fulfill his
Men should stop degrading women as liars because men and women are equally capable of lying or at least, hiding who they truly are while they woo women. Consequently, if the marriage fails, husbands should stop blaming their wives for being the cause, since the stability of their relationship depends on both, especially their virtues as spouses. The real scoundrel is the husband who holds his wife responsible for their failed marriage when he may be the most deceiving person in the marriage if he keeps mistresses on the side. Men, not women, are the greatest deceivers, if they lie to women before and after marrying
Sentence Assessment Task Rhetorical Analysis: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” (Austen) Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) Austen’s famous statement on marriage and equality continues to resonate in modern society. In comparison to today, the Victorian era significantly suppressed women’s rights (Hughes). However, Austen juxtaposes that idea by stating that it is the man, no matter how wealthy, who ‘must be in want of a wife.’ By saying ‘must’ (word choice) and stating that he has a ‘good fortune’, she is using pathos to attack the male psychology and challenge the meaning of being a complete man. This controversial statement can grab the attention of most male readers.
You’re going to tell me. Now. I’m not letting go until you’ve told me everything.”. In Contrast, the husband from A Sorrowful Woman has a meek personality; the wife says “...he understood such things.”, and the husband does understand the problem but he lets the problem fester and grow worse rather than find a solution. The flaws in the male protagonist makes him more realistic and more believable than the knight in shining armor from A Secret Sorrow.
The reading, on the other hand, focused on the marriage and how men view the fault of women being, “shrewish, vengeful nagging” leading to men being unhappy in marriage. Furthermore, she quotes Theophrastus who claims that men should not marry for women are trouble, only gossip, and lack affection. She goes against this opinion by claiming that it is men who dominate women and what has been written about wives are false. However, she still says that marriage is good because there are men who are kind and love each other thus, women should be grateful. In the other reading, Lancelot by Chretien de Troys is an Arthurian poem about the story of Lancelot expressing knightly rightness to free the Queen from Melegant.