Noble Love in The Birthmark Often billed as a story of an unsuccessful attempt to beat Nature at her own game, “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne certainly lends itself to a somewhat deeper interpretation. Over the years many scholars have noted that the story of Aylmer and Georgiana is riddled with traditional Hawthorne themes such as the evils of selfishness and pride, coupled with an element of solitariness (Arvin xvi). However, we are want to consider whether Aylmer’s motives in this story are purely selfish. Does this man perhaps deserve a touch of human sympathy? With blazingly obvious symbolism, clearly defined by the author himself, the reader can choose to take the tale for what it seems to be, a purely selfish experiment gone awry.
In Hopkins’ sonnet No Worst, There Is None, Hopkins discusses of the deep grief that is semi-related to hell and death. “No worst, there is none. Pitched pas... ... middle of paper ... ...ave suggest that Hopkins uses his poems and sonnets to awakening the corruption and realization of technology and science, Victorian poets are making a point to reestablish the faith of humanity and that is the independency of mind and nature. A debate is also questioned whether Hopkins’ poems are conveying a satirical piece of work in the changes in the era. Hopkins’ poems can be ambiguous but it is apparent that his works shine the light to those in despair about Religion versus epistemic.
Scene I, lines 74-77 It is the restless spirit of the renaissance that drives Faustus to seek knowledge. He has already attained what he can through more conventional means, his "bills (are) hung up as monuments", and his "common talk found aphorisms". Faustus compares himself to the most famous figures of the classical period; to Hippocrates, to Aristotle and to Galen. He sees himself as having come to the end of what he can learn through his human tools; he needs something that will allow him to move outside the realm of nature, somet... ... middle of paper ... ...deed, proverb has it that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Had Faustus not become so preoccupied with the indulgent of his physical pleasures (which he did to so great an extent that his reasoning and judgement began to atrophy and cloud), that he was blinded to the infinite mercy of God, he could have been saved, even at the last moment.
It was not until the death of his best friend did his greater works occur. His works even won him the title of Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth. Tennyson was an active writer in his early years and his later years and his poetry shows his feelings of the world around him. Alfred, Lord Tennyson was born in 1809 in Somersby, Lincolnshire (“British Literature”). He attended grammar school until age eleven and he was then homeschooled by his father.
In stark contrast to Mr. Rochester, St. John Rivers is a young, handsome man, almost like a “Greek” Adonis (400). Rivers’ beauty acts as a barrier to Jane’s and Rivers’ marriage, for she cannot relate to him, being unattractive herself. Moreover, Jane associates physical beauty with her childhood sufferings, where her beautiful and cruel Aunt Reed locks her in the red room. Despite his beauty, Jane finds Rivers “difficult to fathom,” a fact which illustrates Jane’s inability to connect with ... ... middle of paper ... ...e possibility of her marrying Mr. Rochester. Mr. Rochester’s acceptance of Jane’s independence confirms that Mr. Rochester is a more suitable husband than St. John Rivers.
She therefore ridicules those who refuse to stay within the bounds of social behaviour. It is possible to see within each character a certain amount of inconsistency, whether in behaviour ,attitude or manner. In the beginning of the novel Mr.Bingley is described by Jane - " He is just what a young man ought to be," she said, "sensible, good humoured, lively; and I never saw such happy manners!- so much ease with such perfect good breeding!" to which Elizabeth replies in further praise " He is also handsome," replied Elizabeth "which a young man ought likewise to be, if he possibly can. His character is thereby complete" These statements do not reflect the emotion present in statements made about him later in the book - " I begin to feel sorry that he comes at all," said Jane to her sister.
The Dark Underlying Themes of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” “‘Listen,’ the grandmother almost screamed, ‘I know you 're a good man. You don 't look a bit like you have com- mon blood. I know you must come from nice people!’” (O’Connor 147). O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, is well known for it’s disturbingly dark tone and controversial subjects. The story highlights the meeting, conflict, and dispute between a family and an escaped criminal, known as “the Misfit.” Throughout their interaction, the grandmother begs for her life and claims that the Misfit is a good man solely based on the fact that he wouldn’t like to kill a woman, despite having prior knowledge of his past crimes and killings.
He’s so needy for love that his affections can get replaced in a matter of hours with and pretty girl to look at. Also, it’s very obvious that through his words that Romeo is a fickle fellow bases his love on how somebody looks. His shallowness can be seen through his age by his meager knowledge and lack ... ... middle of paper ... ...f he had one, he could’ve lived with Juliet. While Juliet is not as overzealous with love as Romeo is, his effect on her expresses a different side about herself even she did not know. Romeo’s influence on her takes a completely different direction in which she was raised.
"Piggy saw the smile and misinterpreted it as friendliness. There had grown up tacitly among the biguns the opinion that Piggy was an outsider, not only by accent, which did not matter, but by fat, and ass-mar, and specs, and a certain disinclination for manual labour." (Golding 68) The character Piggy in William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies serves as the intellectual balance to the emotional leaders of a group of shipwrecked British boys. Ironically, their new society values physical qualities over intellectual attributes whereas it is the rational actions that will lead to their survival. Piggy's actions and the reactions from his fellow survivors foreshadow his eventual death.
Instead of feeling sorry, the reader almost feels glad that her constant stream of meaningless and some times embarrassing phrases is checked by her husband's witty remarks and one-liners" (Trevor 354). A similar situation is created with Mr. Collins, whom Mr. Bennet is unashamedly amused by during his first call to Longbourn despite the seriousness that the visit carries. Mr. Bennet is glad that "his cousin was as absurd as he hoped" (Austen 60), and "the audience delights with him through that whole scene as he cleverly sets up Collins to make a complete fool out of himself" (Watt 299). It is a cruel endeavor, and yet still the reader stay's on Mr. Bennet's side readily partaking in his little sin. So in conclusion, the use of Mr. Bennet is substantial to Austen's development of the characters and the plot in Pride and Prejudice.