I think that women like this name because there is two sinification for Ernest there is the name and the adjective which means serious, honest, sincere and true but Algernon and Jack are not earnest at all. An example (page 8) Is when Jack asks Gwendolen if she likes the name Jack, and she says that Jack is a very boring name and she could never love someone called Jack. Another example (page 17) is when Miss. Prism tels Dr. Chasuble that when fruits are young there are green so you can never be sure of it, But when they are old they are good and tasty. She is saying that because she is old and loves Dr. Chasuble and she is the only one who
“Hester deeply loves Dimmesdale and her fault was that of her passion and her love was stronger than her respect for the New World’s Puritan code of morals” (Dibble 62.) Hester in The Scarlet Letter is seen to be at peace with her sins. Dibble simply states that “her sin was committed out of passion- rather than a sin of intellect” (62.) Yet Hester’s and Dimmesdale’s love could never be simply just as her relationship with Chillingworth couldn’t be. The difference is that Chillingworth married the youthful and passionate Hester not out of love.
His intention in lampooning was for his audience to enjoy the irony and sarcasm of his work while criticizing the foolish view of the upper class. During the time play’s release, many critics wrote about their opinions of the play. Some critics saw his work as a fantasy, others said it was burlesque, but there were also critics who understood Wilde’s purpose for writing this play (Kohl 272). For instance, Norbert Kohl said, “He is made to laugh at the hollow superficiality hidden behind the mask of earnestness, and to mock the rich facade…” (Kohl 272). Khol clearly understood that Wilde’s purpose of writing The Importance of Being Earnest was to publicly and comically criticize the rich.
He used sarcasm to perfect his work of satire. He quotes, “I loved this work. I would be hard-pressed to recount any event from my personal or professional life that more accurately typified the phrase crazy fun.” (Alford, 999). I think that the author is using a very sarcastic way to say how ridiculously stupid his job is.
In the Puritan faith, the men are generally flawed while the women are morally pure in most regards. In the short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Birthmark” and “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” Georgiana and Beatrice are, in their respective short stories, pure because they each have one flaw. Also, in their respective short stories, Aylmer and Giovanni are flawed in their obsession with the one imperfection in their woman of interest. In “The Birthmark,” Aylmer wishes to rid Georgiana of her birthmark, which is a red, handprint-shaped birthmark on her face. In “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” Giovanni sees and becomes interested in Beatrice who has a poisonous touch that prevents them from truly being together.
Wollstonecraft quickly gets to her point that humanity’s greatest gift is the ability to reason and because both men and women have that capability, they should be treated equally. During her fairly-modern era, physical strength was no longer a necessary advantage in society, but rather an education. However, women were still being nurtured to solely please their husbands. For instance, Wollstonecraft eventually refutes with the opinion of an iconic philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau; “He advises them to cultivate a fondness for dress, because a fondness for dress, he asserts, is natural to them,” (Wollstonecraft, pg. 26). Wollstonecraft burns that assumption that this desire is not innate because women should not have to be encouraged to complete a natural ability, like eating food or sleeping.
A way these books were opposing each other in the theme of knowledge was the main character’s spouses. Odysseus’ wife, Penelope, was very intelligent and overcame struggles with suitors fighting for her hand in marriage, while Montag’s wife, Mildred was very ignorant and never did anything going against society. These two books had knowledge in common but also opposed each other in some
Therefore, William Shakespeare shows how the feminist perspective is not the best lens to view modern literature in his play “Othello”, when Shakespeare shared through Othello in Act 3 when he speaks to Iago that “The man whose wife has been unfaithful lives happily as long as he does not love his wife” (Shakespeare, 127). Likewise, this quote shows how the feminist perspective might not show us how women were treated in the 1600s; this scene explains how men were not expected to love their wife and not expected to care. He is allowed to be happy as long as he didn’t love his wife. This is absorbing because we can see in modern days that men expect women to love them even if they don’t. Lastly, women then and now are expected to love their husbands even if they aren’t being treated right whereas men don’t need to love their wife if they don’t want
In her novel Jane Eyre “How dare I, Mrs Reed? How dare I? Because it is the truth. You think I have no feelings, and that I can do without one bit of love or kindness; but I cannot live so: and you have no pity.” (Bronte).
Shakespeare filed confusion with gender throughout the entirety of the play. In the same way, he precedented social class to be viewed correspondingly. Viola was in love with Orsino, surely, but not because of his social stature. She loved him for who he was and did not wish to be with him purely to change her social class. Viola was originally born into a high-class family but decided to pose as a servant despite “what my estate is” (1.2.43-46).
Upton Sinclair is recognized today as one of the most influential writers during the birth and largest period of industrialization in America: The Industrial Revolution. He is known most by his incredible, life-changing novel, The Jungle, which was written and published in 1906. The book was written to explain the amount of power and control that big businesses had during this era over the average workingman. “The novel’s story of the destruction of an immigrant Lithuanian family by the forces of corporate greed and poverty is a tale of horror almost beyond tragedy”(1110). Throughout the novel, Sinclair shows a series of unfortunate events that the Lithuanian family encounters once they move to America in hope of finding a life of living the “American Dream.”