After Crespi takes his life, Amaranta develops a fear of men due to the actions of Pietro after her rejection. Her hatred towards her sister induced Amaranta to forget how to love, as a result she ends up rejecting any passes from people who love her, in this case rejecting Pietro Crespi’s proposal. Later on in the novel Amaranta experiences a similar end to her love. Her bitterness and fear of men, brought on by Pietro’s death, cause her to reject someone who truly loves her and makes her feel happy. Colonel Gerineldo Márquez, a good friend of Amaranta’s brother, begins visiting the Buendia’s house and courting Amaranta after losing hope with fighting the war.
Never stable even as a girl, she was shattered by her husband's suicide and the circumstances surrounding it. Later the harrowing deaths at Belle Reve with which she evidently had to cope on her own, also took their toll. By this time she had begun her descent into promiscuity and alcoholism, and in order to blot out the ugliness of her life she created her fantasy world of adoring respectful admirers, of romantic
Andrea is very uneasy of the fact that she may lose her lover and the reader learns this when she says, "the idea of damage persisted" (319, Beattie). This shows how two-faced Andrea is because she is married yet cares more about a bowl, which symbolizes her lover, than she does her husband.This in turn leads to her loss of self-control. Furthermore, the bowl is always put in a place where it is shown off to everyone else. However, her affair is very enigmatic. When Ann Beattie states, "instead of just moving a pitcher or dish, she [removes] all the other objects from [the] table," the reader is shown how two-faced A... ... middle of paper ... ...o loss of self control because she could not control her feelings and is her life has become very inconclusive.
Both Ophelia and Hamlet face madness due to grief after the death of their fathers. Downfall as a result of madness is handled differently by the two lovers. Ophelia handles her instability completely because of her suicide, whereas Hamlet’s instability comes and goes. When Hamlet says, “To be, or not to be: that is the question,” he wonders whether he should commit suicide or not—there is a lack of action here. Additionally, Ophelia copes with her self-destruction privately, while Hamlet acts out and leads everyone to suspect he is crazy.
She became promiscuous, seeking a substitute men (especially young boys), for her dead husband, thinking that she failed him sexually. Gradually her reputation as a whore built up and everyone in her home town knew about her. Even for military personnel at the near-by army base, Blanche's house became out-of-bounds. Promiscuity though wasn't the only problem she had. Many of the aged family members died and the funeral costs had to be covered by Blanche's modest salary.
It makes Mathilda wonder if something is wrong with her. She also believes she is the cause of her mother's and eventually father's death. Mathilda feels unworthy of any sort of relationship later in life. After her father kills himself, she is devastated and feels lost in the world he left her in. Although her father may not have meant to do so, he affected the way Mathilda would forever look at her self and how she fit into society.
Clarrisan Vaughan spent so much time planning for a party that Richard did not want to attend. It is obvious that the women will keep themselves unhappy just to satisfy the needs of the men they are involved with. The only person who went against the grain was Laura Brown when she left her son . According to Ebert, Roger "Virginia and Leonard Woolf loved each other, Clarrisan treasures both of her lovers. But for the two in the movie who cannot love, The price is devastating"(3).The effect is shown in how Richie, the little boy became Richard, the man that finally committed suicide to save himself from aids.
Her marriage does not match her naively romantic expectations, and she lapses into a state of boredom and restlessness. After some time as Madame Bovary, Emma becomes pregnant, and in an attempt to revive her ill health her husband gives up everything he has and moves to a new town. However Emma does not see the sacrifice that he has made, but only sees where he has fallen short of her high e... ... middle of paper ... ... no real feelings for him, but she also included the art teacher and her girls in her scheme to fulfill her relationship with the art teacher. Although morally wrong and emotionally damaging to her girls, Miss Brodie encouraged her girls to have an affair with their former art teacher so that in some way she could be a part of his life. Because she completely overstepped her boundaries and put both the girls and the art teacher in morally and legally wrong situation for her own benefit and did not recognize the trauma and the responsibility her actions carried, Miss Brodie continued to be completely self-centered and without objectivity.
Mitch, Stanley’s gentle friend, has gradually been seeing Blanche from the time of her arrival. As a last resort to save herself from Stanley and poverty, Blanche expresses her hopes to marry him. Blanche’s past however, is tainted due to her promiscuity and her affection for young boys. She blames this on her ex-husband, whom she found lying with another man and soon afterward killed himself. On her birthday, Stanley informs Mitch of her many affairs, causing the deterioration of their relationship and killing Blanche’s hopes for the future.
Mariam, the illegitimate child of a wealthy businessman from Heart who lacked the courage to marry Nana, Mariam’s mother after having dishonored her. After the suicide of Nana, Jalil is compelled by circumstances to refuge to Mariam. Mariam resents to the limited place in her father's life. On her arrival in Jalil’s house she is exposed to the realities of life and she realizes that her father's place is her life has completely turned since his other wives considered her to be a burden then an asset. She is discriminated at every juncture.