Hawthorne’s story describes the harmful effects of Aylmer’s obsession with the almost-perfection of his wife. Aylmer initially did not seem to notice or care about the small birthmark on Georgiana’s cheek. But soon after they marry, the birthmark haunts him, until he no longer cares about anything else. Alymer is not content with simply having his wife the way she is; she must be perfect. He relates this imperfection to sin; “it was the fatal flaw of humanity… the symbol of his wife’s liability to sin, sorrow, decay, and death” (Hawthorne, 633).
The best example of this internal conflict is Huck's brief experiences with organized religion. The teachings by the Widow Douglas of the pathways to heaven are in constant conflict with Huck's own beliefs. Because of this, Huck readily rejects the teachings of organized religion, and therefore must often grapple with the undue guilt that this hypocritical heresy places on him. Such is the cas... ... middle of paper ... ...eedom is essential to happiness. Twain ends the novel with a frustrated Huck stating; "Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can't stand it.
Both Emma and Charles are too wrapped up in their own delusions to realize that their lives are falling apart. Emma’s death, however, only serves to deepen his skewed perception of her: The sweetness of her touch brought his grief to a climax; he felt his whole being collapse in despair at the thought of having to lose her just when she was confessing more love for him than ever before. (Flaubert 275) In the end, it is Emma who finally realizes that Charles loves her and that her affairs were perhaps unjustified, while Charles spends the remainder of his days carrying false memories of his beloved wife, Emma. Works Cited Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary.
This is shown through Hamlet’s behavior towards Ophelia, the woman he was so infatuated with, but later wanted nothing to do with, as he is at the peak of his obsession. All of these changes in Hamlet’s emotions are important throughout the text as a whole, but can be difficult to gr... ... middle of paper ... ... the death of his father. But as the play progresses so does Hamlet’s negative behavior. With such anger brewing inside of him from the death of his father, the inconsiderate actions of his mother, and the loss of love towards Ophelia, Hamlet has developed into a highly cynical character that is fueled by hateful revenge rather than motivated by the act of avenging. Hamlet’s display of emotions and behaviors portrays the effects that revenge can instill on a person.
Romeo displays emotional immaturity by believing that he could never love anyone besides Rosaline. “She is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair,/ To merit bliss by making me despair./ She hath forsworn to love, and in that vow/ Do I live dead that live to tell it now” (Shakespeare I.i.212-215). Romeo’s unhappy obsession with Rosaline is driven by lust, which he falsely claims to be love. Romeo is grief-stricken over Rosaline’s decision to be celibate. By believing that he was unable to function and live without her shows his lack of experience in his romantic endeavors.
In this quote, Daisy disclosed she loved both of them while Tom tries to put Gatsby down, which emotionally destroyed his character. After trying to attain her love and believing he was the one for Daisy, sadness takes over him due to his realization that he may not have a chance with her. Frank Lucas’ character was also destructed as
Seeing how both families, the Linton and the Earnshaw's stand up for one another, Heathcliff understands that the one thing that kept him alive has now been defeated. Therefore his life has no purpose, and he has lost. Emily Bronte's master piece, Wuthering Heights, is a timeless story of love, deception, betrayal and revenge. It recognizes that life in the world is not a utopia. Revenge is the main theme in the book because it highlights important events, personality flaws, and the path to self-destruction.
He must desperately grieve over the death that his world has darkened without a beam of sun. “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people” (BrainyQuote 2001). In Mrs. Dalloway, Peter admits that Clarissa has always been charming to him; correspondingly, the man realizes he is hopelessly in love with his wife. He, therefore, comes back to the house where his wife is silently and peacefully waiting for him. Secondly, as stated above, Mrs. Dalloway, who does not dare to express her love to Peter after a period of time, regrets her young decision that her memories ceaselessly surge in her mind.
Hamlet and Ophelia do love one another yet the many issues take a toll on their relationship, which causes a sudden switch. The desire Ophelia craves from Hamlet is not received, therefore she gets so enraged by his incapability that ultimately, she loses her sanity. The main goal of Hamlet is to take revenge of Claudius for the death of his father, despite taking his anger out on his uncle it is all thrown upon Ophelia. Which for him is seemed as quite easy since his mother takes Claudius's side, while Ophelia her father and brother. Hamlet desperately is in need for Ophelia's love yet she just distances herself from him, which triggers him into a belief that she betrays him.
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