Viola is also selfless, accepting fate and the limitations it places upon her. She knew she had fallen in love with Duke Orsino and had the perfect opportunity to come clean and express how she felt when he asked her about what she thought women should be like. She did not lie to him nor did she tell him the truth her ability to manipulate language saved her from revealing her true identity. She even subtly hinted to the Duke how she felt but her clever language technique made it ambiguous. She is also very aware of where she stands in many situations.
“When Elizabeth does come to have some feelings for Mr. Darcy she understands her change as above all, 'a motive within her of good will which could not be overlooked. It was gratitude- Gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough, to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanyi... ... middle of paper ... ...rself, knows what she is capable of, and because of that never sells herself short. Even as she does give into society by accepting a new freedom, boundaries, uncertainties, and hope, her authenticity while doing so is why she is admired by many readers. Austen creates Elizabeth as a genuine, yet bold character whom readers can easily connect with. This gives readers a sense of security as they understand the frequency of imperfections of others like themselves in society.
She did not mind suffering if it meant that people would feel better. She was a selfless person, and I was the antagonist of her life. I know now to appreciate what I have because it may not be there later on. I love my mom more than anything or anyone in the world, and yet, I let her go.
At the start of the movie, Oprah takes the relationship between Janie and Pheoby, a lasting friendship that never depicts altercations, and ruins it. “Janie values Pheoby for her open ear and nonjudgmental attitude. She is exactly the conduit Janie needs to vent her feelings about Joe Starks, marriage, and Tea Cake. Pheoby, unlike much of Eatonville, defends Janie’s actions and takes a very modern standpoint- that Janie is her own woman and has a good reason behind all her actions. As a friend, Pheoby’s faith is inspiring and probably influences us as readers to see Janie in a positive light” (Shmoop).
This however, never belittles the sorrow which feels on betrayal. She could not escape form the repercussions of the choices she made this seems to be the message of the author to this open minded novel. The reader is left with the food for thinking that traditional approach
Even though we know what people see on the outside is not a defining factor or who we are as people. Nancy Mairs, author of On Being a Cripple, has to live through this every day. She knows this truth very well, and lives proudly with the fact that as she is disabled. Mairs is admirable for choosing to call herself a “cripple” and not be ashamed of it. Though the word is derogatory and a word that is avoided by society, Mairs identifies herself as a cripple because that is what she is.
Her sin is also an example of her independence; Hester acted on her feelings and didn’t allow the Puritan’s views to interfere with her emotions. Hester has changed throughout The Scarlet Letter. She was pushed into a world of isolation because she did not fear acting on her passion. Hester transforms from a free-thinking woman to a strong, "ABLE" woman. The suffering Hester endured strengthened her and turned her into a person who helped another in need.
In Mr. B’s mind, he thought her resistance was similar to an older version of playing hard to get and because of this he ultimately fell in love with her. Due to her dedication to her virtue, Pamela reversed the system and changed what people valued. By standing firmly by her own choices Pamela created a happy life for herself whether she knew what she was doing or
Again, throughout the play, the audience was able to sympathize with Nora. However, it was her dramatic departure that enabled them to actually relate to her sacrifices. The realistic problems portrayed throughout their marriage makes the audience think of their own lives and their own personal sacrifices that they have made. Witnessing Nora’s struggle with her decision and Torvald’s refusal to change allowed the audience to take a disappointing view of her abandonment and realize that it was the right decision for Nora to make. Everyone deserves to find their independence, speak their own minds, and have freedom.
In her understanding of what had really happened, her loyalty shifted from patriarchy to companionship. No longer bound to any obligation to her husband or Othello, she acts exclusively in favor of morality and her duty to her friend. In this way, Emilia goes from being a victim in the tragedy to the heroine of it.