In Edith Wharton's tragic novel Ethan Frome, the need for affection causes Ethan Frome to gradually shed his taciturnity and bring his emotions to life. Early in the novel, Ethan's passiveness and lack of self-confidence, allow his wife Zeena to emasculate him, as well as make him emotionally inarticulate toward Mattie. Once Mattie Silvers enters Ethan's life, she awakens in Ethan the bitterness of his youth's lost opportunities, and a dissatisfaction with his joyless life and empty marriage. Gradually, Ethan strengthens and gathers the courage to defy Zeena and confess his love for Mattie. At the start of his journey, Ethan surrenders himself to the forces of isolation, silence, and his depleted life.
How one endures their current challenging situation contributes to the making of their character. The character and endurance then yields hope. This hope does not bring same onto Christians in light of the fact that God has poured His love into their hearts through the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, this passage in Romans is expressing to the audience that since they are justified through faith, they have peace in God. They should not be uneasy about the trials and sufferings in life, but instead rejoice because each new trial will cause the next to appear less challenging.
(25) Here Heathcliff is showing his passionate love for Catherine when he says “I cannot live without my soul!” He refers to her as his “soul” and can be characterized as an emotional wreck due to his reliance on Catherine’s presence. Her death signifies the last of Heathcliff’s love and passion, which is now dying off just like Catherine. Unfortunately, Heathcliff’s passion is undermined by his insidious nature. It first came about when he was poorly treated in his childhood. “Hindley became tyrannical.
The Bishop’s Influence on Jean will stay with him for the rest of his life. Cosette’s influence on Jean Valjean is welcome and realized most by Jean. Cosette influenced Jean with her need for love and a father figure. When Jean first met Cosette, he realized her reaching out for someone to fill in these missing spots in her life. As Jean took care of Cosette he gave her a loving, elder, trustworthy, male role she has been waiting for for support and stability.
Carton has a life of extremes. He lives his life full of gloom and then later falls in love with Lucie. He begins to care for her and her family so much that he sacrifices himself for them. Carton’s growth from despising himself to giving up his life for Lucie and her family is amazing. This development occurs because Carton, while in his saddened state, finds his purpose in life which then results in Carton altering his outlook on life.
Well, atleast his feelings of his life. He struggles with understanding things that just can’t be understood and that leads to him being more and more upset. There’s really only one thing that helps him to forget what made him sad, and that’s reading; so he often just depends on his books for peace or a slight bit of happiness of his life. Personally, although it may seem that he has a great life from the eyes of others, the memories he keeps hidden holds him back in so many ways. Many things remind him of past experiences and that’s often enough to slowly nudge at him till he helplessly yet willingly falls off the edge and back i... ... middle of paper ... ...ers and never getting one in return.
The author treasures the love and the quotation “He was my North, my South, my East and West,” conveys the idea of his lover being everything to him but now the relationship perishes due to the end of a person’s life. The use of directions metaphorically delineates how the author feels lost without his lover. In addition, the past tense in this line emphasizes the protagonist’s wrecked state of mind, which again leads the readers’ attention to the suffering caused by the broken relationship. Furthermore, throughout the poem the word “He” is always capitalized to show the God-like significance of his partner, which links back to the idea of directions, as God is the religious figure that guides his people to the right destination. By continuing to emphasize his lover’s importance throughout the poem, the poet successfully portrays the suffering he encounters after the relationship is broken.
Love causes wild emotional swings that reach down to the depths of depression. For example, in the first scene, Romeo describes his love for Rosaline, which she has not reciprocated. Being in love makes his hours long--that is, time passes slowly because he is depressed (1.1.166). Additionally, he states, “This love feel I, that feel no love in this,” by which he means he hates the feelings his love brings up (1.1.187). In Romeo’s own words, love has bound him so “I can not leap any height above dull woe,” (1.4.21).
His own needs became his priority. Love caused his logic and sensibility to fail him, and provoked him to commit monstrous acts that destroyed many lives. Through analysis of “Happy Endings” by Margaret Atwood, it can be concluded that one of her many intended lessons was to show the value and the powerful effects of love. Atwood successfully proved this lesson by using powerful examples of both successful and disastrous relationships to illustrate the positive and negative effects of love. Atwood truly demonstrated what it is like to follow your heart.
The necessity of love is a major theme in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Sonnet 43” and “Sonnet 29.” Browning’s “Sonnet 43” vividly depicts the human dependency of love. She uses irony to emphasize that love overpowers everything. Browning starts the poem with “How do I love thee” (Browning). Ironically, she answers the very question she presents the reader by describing her love and the extent to which she loves (Kelly 244). The ironic question proposes a challenge to the reader.