The great scene of grief, in which the wild infant bore a part, had developed all her sympathies; and as her tears fell upon her father's cheek, they were the pledge that she would grow up amid human joy and sorrow, nor forever do battle with the world, but be a woman in it. Towards her mother, too, Pearl's errand as a messenger of anguish was all fulfilled.” (Hawthorne 281) That is to say, that preternatural fire Pearl has embodied since birth, fueled by shame and secrecy, has finally burned out owing to its lack of fresh fuel. This paragraph is essential to casting light upon Pearl’s other function within the novel. Reconsidering Pearl’s previous interactions with her parents, she also functions as judgment for their Puritanical, dogmatic secrecy concerning the other half of her origins. Considering Pearl’s relationship with her father before his admission, there is much denial and avoidance on Dimmesdale’s part that causes Pearl to lash out at him in kind.
Regan echoes her sister by saying, 'I find she names my very deed of love; only she comes too short.' In contrast to her sisters, Cordelia, the youngest and favourite daughter responds to Lear's emotional demands by a... ... middle of paper ... ...th the character's emotions. When Lear fears that she cannot love him 'your sistersâ€¦done me wrong/ you have some cause, they have not,' Cordelia demurs 'No cause, no cause.' Here, the spectacle of suffering eradicates past action so that the audience, along with Cordelia, will murmur 'No cause, no cause.' Rather than a resolution of the action, their reunion becomes an emblem of possible harmony, briefly glimpsed before the tragic debacle.
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.
Her innocence and shielded view of the world causes an unfortunate series of events that tears the family apart and alters the course of the rest of Briony’s life. In Atonement, McEwan demonstrates the maturation of love and how prosperous, yet destructive love can be between lovers and family alike. At the beginning of the novel, Briony has a childish view on love and passion, derived from fairytales and her own writings. Although Briony’s mother loves her, it is a fruitless love because there is no clear benefit or care given. As an outsider in her own family, Briony does not feel normal childish emotions, only speaking of a “passion for tidiness” and “love of order” (McEwan 7).
Hawthorne describes Hester as “self-ordained a Sister of Mercy” (104) where her scarlet letter is no longer perceived as an icon for her sin, but rather a “symbol of her calling” (104). After conquering her shame, she learns to help others--those who had fallen -- recover from their own conflicts. Hester still lives with the shame of her sin every time she looks at her daughter, but manages to beat the pain and guilt that tries to overwhelm her. Roger Chillingworth is consumed by rage and driven by an evil vengeance. Upon returning to his wife aft... ... middle of paper ... ...r Dimmesdale to die because he must repent for his sin by appealing to God.
Aurora Leigh is a character shoved into self-sufficiency when not only her mother dies, but her father too. She is thirteen when she lands at her aunts, however Aurora just serves as a reminder of her mother. She is then stripped of her identity as her mother’s child, I broke the copious curls upon my head In braids, because she liked smooth ordered hair. I left off saying my sweet Tuscan words Which still at any stirring of the heart. (Barrett Browning I.390-393) By doing this she makes Aurora unrecognizable to herself, and more importantly her parents who loved her curls so.
Shakespeare revealed Juliet the way she was to help show the quick and emotional change that happens to her. She is immature because she has had no experience or knowledge of what love is, only what it appears to be. The first meeting Juliet had with Romeo automatically influenced Juliet’s view towards love and marriage that was brought to her attention only a few minutes earlier. When Juliet set her eyes on Romeo she felt like she was in love with someone she’s never met. The lovers spoke litt... ... middle of paper ... ...lly with the pressure of all the events.
When she was young her maid, Mehri, fell in love with a neighbor but because she was not in his social class, the love was “impossible” as Marji’s father put it (37). This causes Marji to realize the despair social classes bring which leads Marji to her first demonstration and major act of rebellion (34-39). Marjane describes her desire to be like Marie Curie, an independent, women scientist who went against what was sociably acceptable at her time. This idolization shows Marji’s want to be educated and independent even at the risk of cancer (73). Marji realizes that even though Curie died as a result of her work, at least she was not afraid to be different, and at least she did not stop just because she was a woman.
They were expected to be good daughters, good wives, and good mothers. Edna seemed to fit this mold at first, but eventually as the story develops Edna breaks free from that mold. Edna chose to do what society expected of her, she marries, and leaves her fantasies and dreams in the depths of the shadows. "The acme of bliss, which would have been a marriage with the tragedian, was not for her in this world. As the devoted wife of a man who worshiped her, she felt she would take her place with a certain dignity in the world of reality, closing the portals forever behind her upon the realm of romance and dreams."
It happens to many people in many diffe... ... middle of paper ... ...o start a new life. The freedom that she desired has been achieved and there is hope for a happier marriage after all. As you can see, the two short stories both evidently share the same thesis that women are being held back by their husbands. Mrs. Mallard and Mrs. Ames are those women. Unfortunately, Mrs. Mallard wasn't too successful with her goal and she has a tragic death.