When it really costs you something to carry on in a relationship or to help someone, that is the real test to find out if you truly love that person. If you bail out, you have just proved that you love yourself more than the person who needs your help. If you do what is best for the other person even though it is difficult for you, then you have discovered real love, a love that you choose to exercise regardless of how you feel. I feel like Louise loved him in the beginning of their relationship, however, over time she was only comfortable being with him. Staying together was easier than being alone.
Even though, the way that they are treating her is wrong, it does not seem wrong because they both act gentle and kind towards her and make her think that they really do care about her. Throughout the story, the protagonist states her intentions to herself, but then does not act upon them because of her husband. This is further shown when she speaks of her husband and her brother, who "is also of higher standing," (Gilman 317) showing the high ranking of men in society. They keep her from doing the things she wants because they believe it is best for her to rest. She disagrees.
He thinks that demeaning his wife is not only acceptable, but normal for a relationship saying “I wouldn’t be a man if your feminine vulnerability didn’t make you doubly attractive to me”(82). This is not a good base for their relationship, as it prevents him from giving Nora the kind of attention that she needs. She does not need the kind of doting attention that he gives her, she wants to talk as an equal. She want to be “bothered … with all sorts of problems [she] couldn’t possibly helped [him] to cope with”(84) as that would allow her to help her with his life, and give them the kind of relationship that Nora needs to survive. He does not love her, he loves treating her this way.
Yet, it seems obvious that the reason for his failed attempts of communication is because he won't allow people to express themselves as they are. He automatically assumes that they are "phony" because of their first impression towards him. He won't give them a chance to express themselves unless he decides that their first impression towards them makes them "likeable". Although Phoebe Caulfield may be Holden's younger sister, she is someone whom Holden looks up to for support and advice. She is one of the few people he feels great affection for and he talks about her with obvious happiness.
Mr. Pontellier also seems to be a typical man of society. Edna, ON THE OTHER HAND, was not A TYPICAL WOMAN OF SOCIETY. Mr. Pontellier knew this but OBVIOUSLY HAD NOT ALWAYS. This shows IS APPARENT in the complete lack of constructive communication between the two. If she had been able to communicate with her husband they may have been able to work OUT THEIR PROBLEMS, WHICH MIGHT HAVE MADE Edna MORE SATISFIED WITH her life.
He tells this to Signior Benedick when he tells Claudio that he doesn’t see what Claudio sees in her. In my opinion Beatrice and Benedick have a much more satisfying relationship then Hero and Claudio because they don 't just meet and have butterflies for each other they argue but at the end of the day they love each other. Their attitude towards love is much more understandable because they want to live there life and not be married to one person for the rest of their
Although these stereotypes about men’s or women’s friendship are not completely true, there is no doubt that significant differences exist between friendships among men and friendships among women. While sisterhoods are intimate, committed and strict, men’s friendships are more practical, segmented and casual. It is not abnormal for a woman to pick up the phone and call her best friend the minute she gets home. This simple action illustrates precisely what woman expects of her friends --- emotional support during times of distress. Having had a stressful day at work or a fight with her spouse, woman will go to her friends for comfort and advice.
He holds all the embarrassing stories and secrets, so he might not be the best person to speak in the wedding. Although they have been friends for years, they do not have much in common anymore like they once did. Childhood friends play a special role in a man’s life, they are the one that hold the memories to your childhood. A guy values the relationship he has with his old friend and when in need of help he knows his friend will always be around. Proceed with caution when it comes to this friend known as the “Female Friend”, his friend of the opposite sex.
Dean has always valued his girlfriend’s value and faith and yet as soon as they affect him he backs away from them, “She was serious in her faith and values in a way that Lane had liked and now, sitting here with her on the table, found himself afraid of. This was an awful thing” (Wallace 2). When faced with the same morality that he had once admired he backs down, which shows that he never truly considered those traits as desirable. He merely thought them to be desirable because it was what he was told was desirable. He never fully understood what her faith and value actually meant or stood for, and now that he does he is afraid that they will have a negative effect on him.
The relationship between Winston and Julia may seem to be based upon mutual love and respect, but in reality it is very one-sided. The two both take initiative in the relationship whether it be to benefit themselves or the other person, and bring something important to the relationship, however, the appeal of their secretive love wears off quickly as the relationship progresses. From the beginning of this story, it is shown how important Julia, or the girl with dark hair, is going to be in the life of Winston Smith. Although his feelings towards her are less than friendly, he explains only one reason for really disliking her. It is stated, “He hated her because she was young and pretty and sexless, because he wanted to go to bed with her and