Evidence of that in the story is that she has letters, “All of those letters- George’s and John’s letters and her letters to them both.”(Porter, 265) Granny seems to be bitter about somethings, but not about the life and love she had with her husband. Granny says, “I wouldn’t exchange my husband for anybody except St. Micheal himself.” (Porter, 210) Though not ready for death, “I’m not going, Cornelia. I’m taken by surprise,” (Porter, 270) she seems to have a purpose brought by love even in death. She had a loved one that she wanted to go see. “Granny made the long journey outward, looking for Hapsy.”(Porter, 270) Her loving, though full of loss, seems a prime example of what it means to be a
Though Hektor is a courageous and steadfast soldier because of his duty, he is occasionally exposed to a human side, which turns away from the brutal aspects of war to focus on the lives affected by warfare. When he spends time with his wife Andromache, who begs him not to go to war, both for his sake and for his family's, Hektor relates to this side, but does not give in to it. He replies to his wife: "All these things are in my mind also, lady; yet I would feel deep shame before the Trojans, and the Trojan women with trailing garments, if like a coward I were to shrink aside from fighting; and the spirit will not let me, since I have learned to be valiant and to fight always among the foremost ranks of the Trojans, winning for my own self great glory, and for my father" (The Iliad of Homer 6.440-449 trans. Lattimore). Hektor does not wish to die and have his wife become a widow, leaving her "work[ing] at the loom of another," but he cannot take the road of a coward either (6: 456).
Antigone’s strength allows her to defend her brother’s honor against Creon, who wants to make a statement about traitors. However, both Antigone and King Creon commit faults while trying to protect the things they love. Antigone should not have died for her beliefs as it puts her loved ones and community in danger, and Creon should not have forbidden the burial of Polyneices as it angers the Gods and causes him great suffering in the end. Antigone is a strong willed character who is not afraid to defend her beliefs. After learning that Creon has denied Polyneices of a proper burial she uses her free will to decide that she must lay her brother to rest, as she strongly believes he should be honored like the other fallen soldiers.
Sympathy is felt for Antigone because she was punished for take a stand for what she believed to be the right thing. Unfortunately the risk she took was going against her uncle Creon, who so happened to have power over her. It was a tragic situation that Antigone was to be killed for such a ridiculous crime. Although Antigone should not have been punished for that law she had broken, she was willing to accept her death sentence. She said to Creon, “These laws- I was not about to break them, not out of fear of some man’s wounded pride, and face the retribution of the gods.
However, war, replete of negative effects, is not acknowledged by civilians for its truth. To civilians, war is something of glory, righteousness, and the chance to die for one’s country. Owen, who personally experienced World War I, found battle to be traumatizing;
He told her those things in a way that frightened her, that made it look as if I was some kind of cheap sharper. And the result was she hardly knew what she was saying” (Fitzgerald 152). At the wedding between Tom and Daisy, Gatsby wrote a love letter to her showing how much he loved her. Daisy knows how much she means to Gatsby, but insisted to marry Tom. When Gatsby was in the war, Daisy didn’t have the patience to wait for him even though she promised him that she would wait on him till he got back from the war.
Because Torvald views Nora as an invaluable member of society as well as his household, he refuses to understand Nora’s feelings when Krogstand’s letter is revealed to him. As Torvald reads the horrid letter, he questions Nora as to the validity. Nora tries desperately to explain to Torvald that the letter is true; however, the heinous crime was committed all in the name of love for him. His reaction to her is “Oh, don’t let us have any silly excuses” (Act 3). Torvald responds to Nora in such a way that he does not believe that she could commit such a malicious act out of love for him.
Typically, many women married their sweethearts in lure of the war. She goes onto say that she ³didn¹t know anything then,² but the fact that she did know that the war was not an excuse to get married presents her as perceptive and intellligent (19). The war alone could not justify her love for her life long friend and fiancé. This tragic event explains her confusing emotional behavior towards Henry at first. Henry¹s failure to remember his appointment with Catherine because he was drunk shows that he did not regard Catherine too seriously.
George dies in the war and his mother blames Editha for his death. Editha is in denial and accepts no responsibility for the death of George or the reasons that he chose to go to war in the first place. 	Editha was engaged to a man named George Gearson. A war had begun and Editha became excited about the concept of having a hero for a husband. Editha, right away started encouraging George to sign up for the war, she believed it was his patriotic duty as an American.
It told of a woman who wanted to idealize her fiancι, George. She found a way by forcing him to go to war while he was against it. She felt as if her future husband had to be worthy of her love and to deserve her, or to be her hero. I find this silly but interesting because is this how most women thought back then--to make their loved ones worthy? I seriously doubt it, but I'm sure a few were like that.