Hedda’s selfish actions completely disregard the feelings of others and this becomes apparent when she burns Lovborgs manuscript Tesman was holding on to. When she tells Tesman he asked in anger, “How could you have gone and done something so appalling?”(1458). Hedda responded wit “I did it for your sake, George”(1458). Hedda was not doing any favor for her husband but was only doing it for her own mean satisfaction. In fact she never called her husband George unless she was trying to manipulate him in some way.
Unending Love A mother's love is unconditional and everlasting. In Robert Harling's play Steel Magnolias, Harling shows how the mother daughter relationship that M'lynn and Shelby share is the strongest relationship in the play. Harling also proves how that even though a person may die, the feelings others have of that person do not die with them, in fact, in some cases they may actually grow. To love unconditionally one must be there for another person no matter what the situation is, or how painful it might be. M'lynn showed how she loved her daughter unconditionally in two ways; first, M'lynn risked her own life to help save Shelby's, and second she stayed by Shelby's side when no one else would.
A regular mother to a grieving child should know that a child needs their mother to get pass this terrible event and Gertrude does not notice how insensitive she is being to Hamlet. She should of known that remarrying so quickly to the dead man's brother would embarrass Hamlet because it is considered to be incestuous to marry the immediate family of the dead. Then there is Hamlet's jealousy to consider as he is going to want the attention of his mother more than ever. Gertrude isn't on par with what her son is feeling to see why he would be angry at the current situation. He expresses this thought with his first soliloquy: O, most wicked speed, to post With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!
I can't make it more clear; it's only something which I am beginning to comprehend, which is revealing itself to me….but a woman who would give her life for her children could do no more than that” (Chopin.64). Both Edna and Adele have contrasting ideas about motherhood. Since Adele’s personality causes no cognitive dissonance she has no idea what Edna means when she says she would not give up herself. But while Adele pitys Edna , Edna is also pitying Adele. Because even though Adele is happy and free of anguish Edna is experiencing she lives in this colorless existence unknowingly following a path society said she must.
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Hamlet’s greatest weakness ultimately leads to his demise, as he is not able to fight past his cowardice and evade his tragedies. The greatest example of this is displayed when Hamlet is stubbornly patient about the avenging of his father. His failure causes him to go crazy as he is slapped in the face by his own cowardice. Hamlet also misses out on a chance of love, letting the unfaithful marriage of his mother cloud his judgement, and ruin his view of all women. Hamlet receives some satisfaction in the end, but only after the death of his mother.
The stone angel is also a symbol of Hagar's pride as she inherrited it from her father. It was this pride that kept her from speaking up and fighting for her brother when Mr. Currie sent her away to college to become "more civilized". She knew Matt deserved to go more than her, but she never stuck up for either him or herself. In an attempt at freedom, or maybe just to spite her father, Hagar married Bram Shipley soon after she came back from school. From day one, Hagar's marriage to Bram was a complete embarrassment to her and her family: "When i'd listen to Bram spinning his cobwebs, then it would turn my stomach most of all, not what he said but that he made himself a laughingstock" (p. 114).
She would not begrudge Dee. However, Momma did promise them to Maggie and so Momma had to keep that promise because Momma knew that regardless of how much more "successful and smart" one daughter was could not be allowed to diminish the love she had for Maggie. For Momma, a promise was a promise and barring her own death, it would be kept. This story in the end is not about butter dishes or old quilts. It is about a woman who has two daughters and is wise enough to know that there is no place for favoritism in her little family.
We see this in Scene 3 when Goneril is unhappy with her father. She shows her true self in this scene, not the loving daughter which she shows to be in Scene 1, but almost a villain, who goes against the hierarchy of nature. Daughters are supposed to respect and love their fathers, which is exactly the opposite o what Goneril is doing. She treats her father, who deserves more respect as he is also king, badly, and also advises her servant Oswald to do so. Lear still views himself as a king, while his daughter calls him an ?Idle old man?.
Another reason the older sister is jealous of Stella –Rondo is because she never appreciates what others do for her. Stella-Rondo has a tendency to mistreat the things that she gets from people and her parents. For instance, in the short story the narrator mentions “she always had anything in the world she wanted and then she’d throw it away” (437). When the older sees that Stella-Rondo throws away the good things that she receives from her parents she gets upset with her younger sister. The older sister thinks that is unfair that she can have anything she wants, but she chooses not to appreciate or take care of the good things her parents give.