Monsieur Lantin and his lady had the perfect marriage, falling deeper in love with one another by each passing day. The rising theme of irony, however, proves that appearance can overshadow reality. It creates tension between an intended meaning and a literal statement, used as a form of dry humour to provoke the reader. Throughout his short story, The False Gems, Guy de Maupassant emphasizes several forms of irony to display the universal theme of deviousness. Monsieur Lantin’s lady was thought to be an idyllic wife, but readers soon found out that the love between the married was an illusion.
Francisco Villegas Dr. Richard Coronado English 2326 September 29, 2014 Perfection Is Not A Goal Worth Pursuing In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “The Birth-Mark,” Aylmer apparently after getting married with Georgiana noticed the birthmark Georgiana had in her left cheek. Aylmer is very troubled how the birthmark resembles in Georgiana’s face. He proclaimed that it is a natural flaw that has affected her vivid human perfection. Since Aylmer is a scientist he propose to Georgiana to get rid of her birthmark once and for all. At first she angrily questions Aylmer’s proposition, but her love for him changes her thoughts and she accepts to permanently get rid of the birthmark.
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.
Aylmer is challenged with this problem when the birthmark on his wife’s cheek starts to drive him utterly mad. Despite the fact that all of his experiments have failed, he still believes he will be able to play out the role of God and transform Georgiana’s condition into something of perfection, thus displaying the dispute with law, or God’s power. The “Moral Machine” activity demonstrates the same trial by testing one’s values with the laws proposed by the game. In total, both portray the difficulty of freedom of choice along with the underlying theme: perfection cannot be achieved on
Any rational, compassionate individual who reads Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-mark” would be aghast at how Aylmer treats Georgiana, his wife. Aylmer treats Georgiana as an object, or rather a specimen, for Aylmer desires to “possess one living specimen of ideal loveliness, without the semblance of a flaw” (Hawthorne 13). Aylmer’s misogynistic approach to his wife and her birthmark, “this single imperfection” (15), then, comes as no surprise. The “imperfection” does not rest with Georgiana, however—it rests with Aylmer and his detrimental objectification of her through the male gaze. The male gaze, Freud theorizes, “is a phallic activity” with the aim of “sadistic mastery of the object” (Sarup 137), who is “cast as its passive, masochistic feminine victim.
Marie wants the relationship to move fast towards marriage so she constantly asks Meursault questions to see how he feels about her: "A moment later she asked me if I loved her. I said that sort of question had no meaning, really; but I supposed I didn 't. She looked sad for a bit" (Camus 24) Meursault truthfully does not think love means anything so he explains that to Marie. He also does not think he is being insensitive by telling her he probably does not love her because that is his truth. After he explains his beliefs he shows his humanity by observing that she indeed looks sad.
And living in such isolation she actually had rare at any point seen any young fellow from the world without till she saw you. He at that point says "Hardly," however his mom besides asks him, "You were her initially cherish?" Angelʼs mother who relentlessly stresses over immaculateness and virtue―virginity―of a spouse of her sonʼs speaks to Victorian traditional ethical quality, and the thought lies somewhere down in the brains of the Clares. Mr. Clare, Angelʼs father, thinks in an indistinguishable path from his motherʼs. Whenever Heavenly attendant and his dad discuss a perfect lady of the hour of him, Mr. Clare encourages him to wed "an immaculate and principled lady you [Angel] won't discover one more further bolstering your actual good fortune, and surely not more to your motherʼsmind and my own, than your companion Leniency" (As she is a girl of Mr. Clareʼs earnestminded companion Dr. Serenade, the two his dad and mom prescribe her to get hitched to.
She cares for her master and does all that she can to make his life longer and happier. She acquiesces in the fact that slaves should not read and write. Like Mama in A Raisin in the Sun, she believes in God and his grace. She is conscious of what is right but the change in Rissa from the traditional mammy of the myth to the rebellious mother occurs when her son Hannibal is blinded by Hiram’s son Everett. Though she knows that her master has been all along a good man and a kind one, she is not able to forgive him.
Similar to Revolutionary Road, wife and husband’s different notions of self-fulfilment and dealing with a disappointing daily life contribute to severe problems in their relationship. American Beauty, however, does not emphasise the inability to compensate for a failed marriage between two partners who have forgotten how to love each other, but rather highlights the relationship between Carolyn, materialistic values and her blind urge to ensure an social power. Lester himself states, “Our marriage is just for show. A commercial for how normal we are; when we are anything but” (American Beauty). Carolyn does her best to keep up appreances according to her idol, Buddy ‘local-real-estate’ King’s principle “In order to be successful, one must project an image of success.
Besides the obvious factor that they have a different genders Oedipus and Antigone are not as similar as the chorus says. Unlike her father Antigone is not blinded by what is right in front of her; an article says "She is always aware of the glory of her deed and dies for love in the largest sense of the word, but her concurrent awareness of her youth and her loss of earthly love humanize her. This reveals that Antigone is unlike her father, but it also reveals that Antigone cares deeply about her family and doing that is right. Antigone is also more self-aware then her father, she knows her position and what she wants she makes it clear that being a women is not an obstacle for who she is and what she wants to
Bathsheba and David soon conceived a second son, Solomon. The story doesn’t say if Bathsheba seduced David, then that would be a case of femme fatale, but for what I have read David is the one who fell in love with her at first sight and send for her. Not always women are the one to blame into mans misery, but man itself condemn themselves into a path of disgrace because they choose to sin. In this case scenario Bathsheba did not seduce David therefore David sinned as a choice of his own. But Bathsheba still gets blamed for David’s misery although she was just a women that did not intentionally try to get with David.