Love is a two way street. In order for love to work it must be given and returned. If love is left unfulfilled it can lead a person to be spiteful, vengeful, and at the extreme villainous. In Emily Bronte's novel, Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff is the villain because he is frustrated about his unrequited love for Cathy. Heathcliff's villainy is apparent in how he treats the Earnshaws, degrading Hindley and Hareton just as Hindley did him.
Its making her an outcast separates her obligation to it; she is a free-... ... middle of paper ... ... false and unnatural relation" (ch 4). He is aware of his selfishness and impure affiliation, yet he wreaks vengeance upon Dimmesdale, who really does love Hester. Existing with one extreme or another, the characters in The Scarlet Letter must weigh the importance of maintaining the standards of society against satisfying their own impulses. The pressures to conform to ideals are great; only Hester Prynne withstands them fully and stands boldly in the light of her sin. Her cowardly lover Arthur Dimmesdale is not so strong, and it takes the intervention of Pearl and Roger Chillingworth - granted they impact Dimmesdale oppositely - before he is finally able to uphold his sin publicly.
Myrtle’s ambition proves to be her fatal flaw in being the tragic hero. The goal of her ambition is to lead her to a higher social status. In pursuit of her ambition she expresses that her husband, George Wilson, serves as an obstacle since he is in the opposite direction of where she wishes to be. She expresses disgust in George for committing actions that are considered lowly by her standards. She was particularly unenthused with her husband after it is revealed that “he borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married” without telling her.
Titus Andronicus and Frankenstein both possess a fatal flaw: mistaken civility due to superiority. Prestige, power, education, and status control the characters and cause them to look down on those who are different or alternative to their personal understanding. Because of this disregard for what is a societal norm and therefore civil individuals become barbaric in nature. This loss of reliability through mistaken civil identity is ultimately the downfall and succession to barbarism. Therefore, through knowledge and influence Victor and Titus use their authority to create a world in which barbarism is disguised as civility.
. forced her to so depend on the description of brutality - unmotivated, senseless - and to leave unanswered and unnoticed the only important question: what it was, after all, that moved her people to such deeds. (1654) Baldwin sees the graphic violence in the story as a means to create reality; however, Stowe fails, creating only more sentimentality. Baldwin suggests that the characterization in Uncle Tom's Cabin is racist in its development. He discusses the main characters of the novel as George, Eliza, and Uncle Tom.
Alas for the poor mother, alas for the child” (Sophocles 1302-1307). This shows how mean Creon was; however, he does understand how his mistake was as a result of his own actions. After the arguments above, readers should recognize that Creon is the tragic hero of Antigone. Creon and Antigone are both main person of the play, but Creon more of a tragic hero than Antigone. Creon’s dominance in society, his high rank, and his tragic flaw self-pride helps prove this topic.
Therefore, Nora's decision to leave her husband and family is ironic because it proves to be the "miracle" she is waiting for, rather than the one she originally expected. Nora becomes a feminist heroine in the play by showing what women can achieve, but rarely attempt. The determinism that many men force on their women partners in society (in forms of control, dominance, and power) restricts the women's ability to strengthen as individuals, and gain their own self-determinism.
The issue between Heathcliff and society represents how materialistic and shallow society can be, judging by possessions rather than character. The issue between Heathcliff and Edgar represents jealously and character flaws in every person, making there no such “perfect person”, which is quite true in general. Finally, the issue between Catherine and Heathcliff represents the limits of emotions in the face of social peace. Together, given any situation, there will probably be some clash, whether minor or major, and the world probably will not be at perfect peace in its entirety.
Secondly, Lady Macbeth’s person... ... middle of paper ... ...h from gender roles of common men and women, slowly and subconsciously succumbing to her power over him. Actually, they appear to be the exact opposite. Lady Macbeth is dominant over her husband, and Macbeth evolves from a respected hero to a corrupt and insecure tyrant. Lady Macbeth then continued to contradict the passive behavior of women from this society by being excessively ambitious and having no moral values in making decisions for her husband. Lady Macbeth finally questioned the courage and manliness of Macbeth by coercing him and teasing him into make a decision that he himself was not sure about doing.
Life is full of what people call imperfections, but how truly imperfect is an imperfection? There are many common sayings that question the use of the term imperfections like, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” In the story, “The Birthmark,” Aylmer and Georgiana go through a rough patch in their marriage, when Aylmer thinks that Georgiana’s birthmark is an imperfection on an almost perfect face. Although Aylmer and Georgiana love each other, their relationship is destructive because of their temperament and isolation from the world. Aylmer and Georgiana are now entering an important relationship, and it’s good to understand each other’s temperament or personality to make a marriage work. John J. McKenna, a professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, discusses four different types of temperaments: Guardians, Artisans, Idealists, and Rational.