Lydia was young and still did not know much about marriage, she admired attractive soldiers because they seemed exciting to her. In contrast, Jane was wise enough to make the right decision for herself and ended up with a better relationship than Lydia. Jane and Elizabeth had similar relationships because they both had common traits with the men they fell in love with. Elizabeth and Charlotte had very different relationships than each other. Charlotte married the man who Elizabeth rejected because wealth and security her objective.
It traces his life by comparing the author to her famous novel Dangerous Liaisons. The success of the scandal that has hosted Dangerous Liaisons is undoubtedly for many the ambiguity of the character of Laclos. How could a career officer, a good father and a good husband, write this burning epistolary novel? How could a man apparently so discreet have been in the turmoil of the Revolution, and take a not insignificant role? From there to deduce that Laclos was an embittered and revanchist, perhaps doubled by a redoubtable libertine, there was only one step, which was sometimes crossed very quickly, too much perhaps.
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.
Mr. Darcy, a wealthy gentleman, admired Elizabeth's dark eyes and considered them to be a fine pair of eyes. Mr. Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Elizabeth's cousin, Mr. Collins, along with many others all considered Elizabeth Bennet to be pretty. Although at the beginning of Elizabeth's and Mr. Darcy’s acquaintance he thought of her as only, “tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me” but as time passed his
Readers can find lots of profound irony in this short story. On the one hand, the novel shows the French general mood of society in the late 19th century, on the other hand, the writer left the vast space for the readers could rethink or have deeper thinking. Therefore the author wants to rely on careful reading and repeatedly figure out some points, then the author wishes to address this novel in two parts: I. the use of irony in the story and II the
Ironies in The False Gems D01夏春雨 As an active form of literature device,irony involves a discrepancy between what is anticipated to be true and what is actually true.Irony is used throughout Guy de Maupassant’s The False Gems.Next,I’ll analysis some of them. Mr.Lantin found fault with only two of his wife’s tastes:Her love for the theatre,and her taste for imitation jewelry.May be Mr.Lantin doesn’t like theatre himself,or maybe he think going to theatre is the waste of money,so he doesn’t want his wife to go to theatre.He doesn’t like his wife’s taste of imitation jewelry because he thinks that as she can’t afford to buy real jewelry,she should appear adorned with her beauty and modesty alone.Ironically,if Mr.Lantin knew the truth of Mrs.Lantin’s love of the theatre and the “imitation jewelry”,he would not just consider them as faults,and he would be very angry with her. Mrs.Lantin agreed to go theatre without obliging her husband to accompany her,and it made Mr.Lantin infinite delighted.Mr.Lantin’s absence gave a chance to Mrs.Lantin to start her affair.If Mr.Lantin knew this,he would not be delighted. “Mrs.Lantin lavished the most delicate attentions on her husband,coaxed and fondled him.”It seems Mrs.Lantin loved her husband very much,but her behaviors which contain her “love” are just used to make Mr.Lantin love her so that he couldn’t perceive her affair. “What can I do?I am so fond of jewelry.It is my only weakness.We cannot change our
The author tells about how young people leave their families for a wealthy man/woman, marriage is the goal. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” (Austen, 5) Pride and Prejudice is a courtship between Darcy and Elizabeth; this novel is one of the most honorable love stories in the English language. In this love story they have to overcome many obstacles just as any normal couple would. Elizabeth has pride that makes her miss judge Darcy on their first time meeting, but Darcy’s prejudice which makes him misjudge Elizabeth because of her poor society standings. “I do, I do like him,” “She replied, with tears in her eyes, “I love him.
Her lack of shame regarding her materialism is what the flapper lifestyle is all about. She married Tom for his money and power so she could enjoy the benefits of his wealth. Daisy is so obsessed with materialism that she even says being a fool is “the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool”, when referring to her daughter. This implies that she believes that a woman shouldn’t strive to be something great. That women should use their looks to survive in this age of industrialization, jazz, materialism and the death of the American Dream.
Aylmer undoubtedly loves his wife and admires her beauty at first. The birthmark like the garden possesses a charm that at first allures others to recognize the women’s beauty. But over time her one flaw the birthmark drives him to insanity which consumes him. Aylmer reassured Georgiana that he can rid her of this fatal flaw place by nature; “I feel myself fully competent to render this dear cheek as faultless as its fellow; and then, most beloved, what will by my triumph when I shall have corrected what Nature left imperfect in her fairest work” (Hawthorne, 401)! He feels compelled to remove the birthmark from her wife’s cheek and only then will she be all
Moreover, the narrator envies her sister for being more popular and having a boyfriend. An example is when Molly died, she was in serveral newspapers, and he narrator commented with “[Molly] was the one who wanted to be famous” (p.8, l.13). However, this is false. It is the narrator herself who seeks attention and acknowledgement due to her feeling of slightness. In the introduction