The Character of Ophelia in Hamlet Ophelia is a beautiful and simple-minded woman, easily molded by the more powerful opinions and desires of others. The thoughts of her father and her brother influenced her the most. The love letters from Hamlet also swayed her opinions and confused her mind. Ophelia wasn't able to realize herself because of all the pressures exerted on her to be something she's not. That weakness of mind and will, which permitted her obedience to her father and thus destroyed her hope for Hamlet's love, finally resulted in her insanity and death.
However through the course of time, they eventually learned to care for each other and their mistakes made them a strong couple. Jane and Bingley also found true happiness since both Darcy and Elizabeth approves of their affair. The novel starts with Mr. Bennet, the patriarch and the owner of Longbourn, the Bennet's family estate. He is the spouse of Mrs. Bennet, an ill-bred woman of lowly upbringing. She is a noisy, tiresome and foolish woman driven with a desire to see all of her daughters secured with their future husbands.
Nettie was wanted by Mister because she was beautiful, her father wanted to get rid of Celie because she was the ugly, spoiled one. Celie believes she is ugly until Shug forces her to face her beauty, her smile, and her strength but still the Mister wanted to get rid of her. The reason Shug can get away is through her voice, her talent, and her attractiveness. But in The Odyssey some women are known for the deeds of their sons or husbands, and never for a heroic deed of their own, their personalities, what they do themselves. The only accomplishment women could achieve was being beautiful.
Dreiser displays this magnanimity due to Sylvia’s physical appearance and it helps develop Esta’s character as tragic. When Dreiser elaborates on Esta, he reveals how he felt about these wayward girls: “she was just a sensuous, weak girl who did not by any means know yet what she thought” (14). From his experiences with his sister he developed a realistic way to view girls led astray by men and have to deal with those consequences alone. Though he does not blame these women, like his sister and Esta, he blames their lack of maturity and intelligence that they could not gain from their
Immediately after that is mentioned, you are told that the sisters have “a great deal of pride,” so it is evident that that is a bad characteristic. This is enhanced when the merchant loses his fortune and nobody wants to marry the elder sisters, however, they do want to marry Beauty because they admire her. She is called a “charming, sweet-tempered creature, spoke so kindly to poor people and was of such an affable obliging disposition.” Although this could mean a better life for Beauty, she decides to stay with her father. Of course, the most obvious moral in this fairy tale is the ‘every beast can have a beauty inside which can come out’ theme. This is shown by the beast turning into a prince who was as beautiful as every girls’ dream guy.
Although Gertrude is the person that Hamlet has the most inner conflict with, he still loves his mother as most children do. As a mother figure, Gertrude is supposed to be the perfect one- with out any impurities or errors. When Hamlet realizes that his mother is a flawed, sinful women, who’s sexual appetite is so deviant she takes on her brother in-law, Hamlets whole view changes. How could the women who just buried her husband become a blushing bride so rapidly? After Hamlet contemplates all of this, how can he trust any woman when his own mother betrayed his father?
She is loyal and trusting, innocent and pure, and her inner beauty is only matched by her outer experience. Her somewhat naïve personality however, leaves her exposed to the more worldly individuals, those who have learned how to take advantage of others through experience. What initially attracts many to Desdemona proves to be her downfall, and her Beattie 2 inexperience with the evils of the world leads to her demise. One's innocence attracts all types, yet this attraction may become lethal. Her husband, Othello, will protect her at any means.
This particular description of the Wife of Bath shows that she knows, or thinks she knows, a lot about love. Although Chaucer uses “knew” in the quote, it does not mean that the Wife of Bath is the expert on love. Her marriages were shams and she only loved her fifth husband, who happened to beat her. She is not really an expert at love at all, more of an enthusiast. She likes the idea of being in love and being able to control the men she marries.
He chooses Glenn Close to play Gertrude and Helena Bonham-Carter as Ophelia. Many critics will agree that these two roles are very well cast, and that they do a great job in adding complexity and femininity to the male dominated plot. Close adds an element of true mothering that is often times, absent from Gertrude (Braunmuller). Audiences are often convinced very early on in the play that Gertrude is simply an unfaithful wife who was quick to jump into a marriage after the passing of her husband. However, with Close we get the sense that there is more to the story.
"And take witnesse of hir owene maide." The wife was also able to get her husbands to buy her new clothes and make up and any item she wanted by taking advantage of their kind nature. She would tell them that she was not respected like her neighbour was because she has not got so many nice things. "I sitte at hoom, I have no thrifty clooth." The wife is very proud of her achievements at controlling her husbands and goes into great detail about how she makes up stories about her husbands getting drunk and insulting her.