Despite Milkman’s initial pursuit of Hagar, he fails to become emotionally invested and eventually loses interest in her. Their separation unfortunately evoked the loss of Hagar’s sanity, as her love for Milkman manifests into an obsession and she becomes consumed with jealousy and desperation. As a result, Hagar strategizes a plan in which she attempted to murder Milkman for their separation. When confronting Milkman, Hagar realizes that she lacks the courage to actually inflict harm upon him, as she is still emotionally invested in their relationship. Upon realizing that Hagar lacks the audacity to actually murder him, Milkman becomes silently overwhelmed with pride to which he proceeds to “pat her cheeks and turn away from her wide, dark, pleading, hollow eyes” (Morrison 130).
Ursula initially refuses to be intimate with her husband, fearful that any child resulting from their union will have the tail of a pig, since they are cousins. Her husband nearly rapes her in his attempt to assert his manliness and control (Marquez 22). This illustrates his power over his wife in the sphere of love and relationships, after he kills a man in the village for insulting his manhood. Remedios the Beauty, on the other hand, remains a virgin throughout the novel and is portrayed as simple and unintelligent. Until she is a teenager, her mother is forced to dress and bathe her (Marquez 196).
Or so he thought. Wide-spirited. Or so he imagined.” (Morrison Pg. 69). Milkman does not love Hagar, he is just using her until he finally leaves her causing her to go crazy.
Sir Gawain’s lack of appeasement towards the lady’s attempts at temptation cause her to emasculate him, claiming, “Gawain could never be your name…A good man like Gawain, so greatly regarded, the embodiment of courtliness to the bone of his being, could never have lingered so long with a lady without craving a kiss” (1293-1300). The lady butchers Sir Gawain, fragmenting him like Lord Bertilak does to the deer: “then the shoulder blades were severed with sharp knives and slotted through the slut so the hide stayed
She is taken in by a local family, but eventually goes back to live with her abusive parents. Pecola’s parents hate themselves and each other which is expressed in equal measures of violence and neglect. Pecola is raped by her father and impregnated, but the child does not survive premature birth. Eventually, Pecola pleads with a town mystic to grant her wish of having blue eyes, believing this “mark of beauty” will finally earn her the love she so desperately craves. Pecola finally loses her sanity, believing her wish granted, and spends the rest of her life in a world of fantasy on the edge of
And God forgive me for ever finding it out'' (Smith 205) and her contempt for life has a direct impact on her relationship with her daughter Francie. The emotional relationship is passive aggressive on the part of Katie as she consistently states that she loves her son more than her daughter, ''She does not love me the way the boy loves me . . . She does not understand me'' (Smith 205)
The reader is able to witness the first signs of disloyalty when Winston abandons his mother and sister after stealing their chocolate. In Winston’s dreams of his mother Orwell writes, “His mother’s memory tore at his heart because she had died loving him, when he was too young and selfish to love her in return, and because somehow, he did not remember how she had sacrificed herself to a conception of loyalty that was private and unalterable (pg. 30).” Winston agrees to divorce his wife after he finds out she can no longer bear children; consequently, he has an affair with a woman named Julia and shares with her his thoughts of having a strong desire to throw his wife off a cliff for the sake of oppression. Marriage is a commitment of loyalty which should be threaded throughout a marriage in all circumstances. He also shows serious signs of disloyalty toward Julia after they are interrogated by the government.
Their hunger is seen as this thing that excuses anything, even abandoning their children to starve or be eaten by wild animals. They do it for a good reason, and always one of them is highly saddened by what they’re doing. Hunger plays the role of this terrible thing that causes the parents to do this terrible thing, and then later the children manage to fix it and return to the parents’ house, living happily ever after. And in the case of the first story, the girls marry into royalty and live happily ever after, never returning to their
The idea of blocking everyone out helped Connie build her self-confidence. To emphasize Connie’s narcissism, Oates stated that “Connie’s mother kept picking at her until Connie wished her mother was dead and she herself was dead and it was all over” (324). Because Connie felt so negatively of her mother and family, she creates an idea of wanting to be on her own. She doesn’t know exactly what it is like to be without anyone to use as a crutch, but Conni feels as if her mother doesn’t want her to be pretty. Connie wanted to shut her family out because she felt as if they didn’t love her as much as her genuine sister June.
Janie quickly realized that what you want may be what you should live without.Hurston writes “But to kill her through Tea Cake was too much to bear. Tea Cake, the son of Evening Sun, had to die for loving her.” Even though Janie blames herself for Tea Cake’s upcoming death. Tea Cake got rabies because he loved Janie enough to save her from the rabid dog. Hurton metaphorical use of the evening sun to compare Tea Cakes downfall helps the reader
Macbeth’s thoughts with his deep desires dismay him and he fails to share them openly so he sends a letter to Lady Macbeth clarifying the situation he is in. When Lady Macbeth receives the letter, she encourages murder as she sees that this is the only chance to accomplish their ambition. Lady Macbeth says, “I have given suck, and know how tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck’d my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash’d the brains out, Had I sworn as you Have done this” (1.7.59-64). Macbeth allows his wife, Lady Macbeth, to manipulate him by condemning him of not being ‘man’ enough and states that she will kill her own baby for the sake of having their desire fulfilled. Lady Macbeth also uses the power of her words to convince Macbeth to kill the king by also giving Macbeth a boost of confidence.