His words and actions towards his past lovers make him regretful and guilty for the hurt he put them though. He becomes aware of the fact that he lost someone precious which leads him to feel remorse for himself. His chaotic love life forces him to understand that he is horrible in the way he treats and views women, the relationship with his ex fiance was a real learning experience for him, and cheaters never
He is a sickly and scared young man. Like his mother Isabella Linton who accused Catherine Earnshaw of selfishly wanting Heathcliff for herself – in which she didn't- Linton enjoys inflicting and watching people suffer. As Heathcliff threatened to kill Linton, Linton only thought about his own life and, decided to betray Cathy, tricking her into staying at Wuthering Heights and getting married to him, instead of returning to Thurshcross Grange to where her father lies on his deathbed. Within such a work of art, Emily Bronte described and unlocked many truths about how it’s human nature to perform selfish acts. The actions that Catherine, Heathcliff and Linton all completed were out of love, horror, and hatred.
He resented Edgar for marrying Catherine, as he felt that if he hadn’t been degraded by Hindley he would have been able to marry her. Nelly claims that Heathcliff “[seemed] to hate,” Edgar even as a child and considered him, “as a rival.” (58). His eventual wish to seek revenge was a progression of their childhood rivalry that was only heightened by Edgar’s marriage to Catherine. Heathcliff began to take revenge on Edgar as soon as he returned to Wuthering Heights. He regularly visited Catherine, despite how much this bothered Edgar, as Nelly describes he, “grew pale with pure annoyance,” at Heathcliff’s mere presence (96).
Miss Haversham had ulterior motives in adopting Estella, which was not a loving action on her part, but a calculated maneuver to turn the child into a haughty heartless instrument of revenge against men. Estella was encouraged to practice her disdain on Pip and to break his heart. Paradoxically, Miss Havershams greatest sin was against herself. By hardening her heart she lost her generous, affectionate nature and becomes withered emot... ... middle of paper ... ... He endures hardship and triumphantly emerges a mature, thoughtful person.
When Jim says; “it takes a certain talent… for lying” which suggests to the audience that Mother is corrupt, which also implies Miller believes America to be corrupt. In conclusion Arthur Miller makes the disintegration of the Keller family very dramatic and compelling for the audience, through the portrayed feelings of sorrow for Keller because he was trying to do what was best for his family. However, by the end of the play his family who he sought to protect eventually turned against him, driving him to suicide. Miller makes us feel least sorrowful for Mother because we blame her as she was very manipulative and emotionless when Keller committed suicide.
Heathcliff’s hatred drives him to take revenge by fueling Hindley’s drinking and gambling addiction, in addition to corrupting his son, Hareton. Next, when Catherine’s decides to marry Edgar, Heathcliff’s depression and disappointment over his lost love drive him to lose control of his moral character and transform into a vengeful man. Heathcliff admits to Catherine, “I have not broken your heart –you have broken it –and in breaking it, you have broken mine…” (163). Heathcliff’s jealousy of Edgar and his temporary frustration with Catherine ignite his quest for revenge. Heathcliff proceeds to destroy the remainder of the Earnshaw family by enticing into marriage Isabella with false love and torturing sickly Linton to insanity.
In comparison to The Great Gatsby, in The Silent Wife, Todd had been unfaithful to his wife Jodi. While he was depressed he got involved with his best frie... ... middle of paper ... ...d suffered consequence as a result of his betrayal while Gatsby was being loyal to Daisy and was trying to protect her. Because of Gatsby’s refusal to give up on the love of his life, it ultimately led to his death, whereas Todd’s infidelity led to a trail of mistakes that resulted him in the same fate. Harrison’s thriller novel The Silent Wife, Todd had betrayed his wife and had hurt her to the point where she decided he was better of dead. Meanwhile, in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Gatsby’s loyalty prompted him to devote everything for a woman that never loved him the way he wanted her to.
"I've a pleasure in him," he continued, reflecting aloud. "He has satisfied my expectations. If he were a born fool I should not enjoy it half so much. But he's no fool; and I can sympathise with all his feelings, having felt them myself.I know what he suffers now,for instance, exactly: it is merely a beginning of what he shall suffer,though. And he'll never be able to emerge from his bathos of coarseness and ignorance.
Hawthorne’s story describes the harmful effects of Aylmer’s obsession with the almost-perfection of his wife. Aylmer initially did not seem to notice or care about the small birthmark on Georgiana’s cheek. But soon after they marry, the birthmark haunts him, until he no longer cares about anything else. Alymer is not content with simply having his wife the way she is; she must be perfect. He relates this imperfection to sin; “it was the fatal flaw of humanity… the symbol of his wife’s liability to sin, sorrow, decay, and death” (Hawthorne, 633).
Her only concession is in her adoption of Estella. Miss Haversham has ulterior motives in adopting Estella, this is not a loving action on her part, but a calculated manoeuvre to turn the child into a haughty, heartless instrument of revenge against men. Estella is encouraged to practice her disdain on Pip and to break his heart. Paradoxically, Miss Havershams greatest sin, is against herself. By hardening her heart she loses her generous, affectionate nature and becomes withered inside emotionally.