Chaucer uses the position of the Clerk to Petrarch (a vie for literary authority) to twist the way the story creates meaning. This leads directly into an interpretation of the tale that resists Petrarch’s authority/interpretation. As Griselda relishes in her misery and enjoys her penitent suffering she is able to control Walter through her seeming “goodness” and lack of pride. This stance is really nothing but an internal perversion of faith as she uses humility to convince Walter of his inferiority, because he is not as selfless or virtuous. Griselda’s use of submission is subverting because it dislocates the abil... ... middle of paper ... ...o look at the clerk’s submission and read it as a technique to gain power.
Tom is indeed a fool but his consideration, which arises from a love for his sister, separates him from his father even if the conclusion draws him away from home. Tom and his father are two men driven to the same conclusion by different modes. It is easy to assume that Tom’s character is only a parallel for his father. However, as the play develops Tom proves to be very dissimilar to his wayward father. While Tennessee Williams does intend for the reader to know why Amanda makes the comparison, he does not leave Tom to be a simple copy of his father.
What he gives up to make him happy, though, only makes his family more hateful towards him. It isn’t that he gave up his responsibilities to improve his relationship with his daughter or improve it with his wife but to be selfish and gratify himself from what he lost when he was young. He does reckless and foolish things in this movie, but he doesn’t deceive himself, he knows he’s running wild--and chooses to. He let these feelings over power him and he almost let this irresponsibility get the best of him when he found himself alone with his daughters best friend. It’s perfectly natural to have feelings like he has toward her but there came a time with him when he saw what he was going to do was not right.
Indeed, those who despise him the most are all God-fearing; his younger cousin Essie shows a liking for him because not only does he show her kindness, but because she herself is not a devout Puritan, being put down herself simply for being the illegitima... ... middle of paper ... ...ero, but Anderson tells him otherwise. In conclusion, what Shaw is trying to tell us from this play is that you should not judge upon first impressions; and that what a man appears as outwardly, is not necessarily what he really feels inwardly. The audience is quick to judge upon Richard's character from the accounts we are given at the beginning of the play, but as the story progresses, we learn that there is more to the man than meets the eye, and that perhaps the comments and tales of his God-fearing relatives and neighbours are not enough to judge him upon. Richard, despite his great display of bravado and arrogance through his confident manner and use of dialogue, as well as having a reputation which he clearly feels proud of, is really a very good hearted man, and perhaps even more willing to save his fellow man than all his puritanical relatives.
(137) A more obvious example of the irregular appears in the conduct of Iago. The abnormal behavior of the ancient is partly rooted in his misogynism. In “Historical Differences: Misogyny and Othello” Valerie Wayne implicates Iago in sexism. He is one who is almost incapable of any other perspective on women than a sexist one: Iago’s worry that he cannot do what Desdemona asks implies that his dispraise of women was candid and easily produced, while the praise requires labour and inspiration from a source beyond himself. His insufficiency is more surprising because elsewhere in the play Iago appears as a master rhetorician, but as Bloch explains, ‘the misogynistic writer uses rhetoric as a means of renouncing it, and, by extension, woman.’ (163) And how about epilepsy?
Due to Othello’s equating of Iago’s thoughts with factual knowledge, he is eager to mistrust Cassio and does not fully scrutinize the evidence. It is because he trusts Iago that he trusts the false “facts” and doubts the virtue of his wife, Desdemona. In addition to inferring Desdemona’s unfaithfulness to Othello, Iago alludes to Desdemona's duplicitous deception of her father, Brabantio -- she was able to "seel her father's eyes up close as oak"-when he reminds Othello that "She did deceive her father, marrying you" (3. 3. 224, 220).
Proctor was trying to get on Elizabeth’s good side and she is tired of his doubt. Proctor clearly states to Elizabeth, “I have not moved from there to there without I think to please you, I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies.” (Miller) This proves that Proctor’s purpose in trying to redeem himself for his sins and wants to make the right choices from the worries of his mistake’s that were brought upon him from his past. Because of Johns inability to control his desire and resist temptation to Abigail, his life is being turned upside down before he knows it, and by the jealousy and need for revenge of Abigail, marking the becoming a tragic
Is this the Princes Brother? Is this face Hero’s? Are our eyes our own? The extent to which Claudio is certain of Hero’s guiltiness due to insubstantial evidence such as her “blush” as guiltiness is alarming, particularly so as he fails to see through Don John’s “exterior shows” as destruction as his vice. Whilst this contrasting, darker atmosphere in a sense generates, what can be considered as, one of the most powerfully dramatic scenes in the play, but perhaps it is the conflict involved at the heart of this conflict, between the colliding views of a reality in which Messina is either a virtuous or corrupt world and wether this potential for tragedy can be averted: this truly generates a dramatically powerful moment in the play.
Darcy’s proposals help to manifest his personal growth by showing the difference in his manner, rationale, and result. His haughty words and actions are the crux of his indifference towards the feelings of others in the beginning of the novel. Although Mr. Darcy is ignorant of his own highfalutin attitude at first, the rejection of his proposal by Elizabeth is just the tocsin he needs to salvage the small amount of respect she still had for him. Through her rejection, he comes to terms with his own pride and prejudice against Elizabeth and her family. Also, he realizes that she is not one to marry for money or social status, but she wants to marry a man that she truly loves, which is a surprise to him.
Secondly, the narrator uses the words “narrow minded”, “ignorant”, and “bitter” to describe Zeena (Wharton 108-109). In this chapter, Ethan still feels burdened by her presence and calls her ignorant, even though she is aching from his adulterous actions. He is about to leave, yet he still desires to immediately escape Zeena. Even though he deems her as a burden and the bane of his existence, he finds it convenient to use Zeena’s illness as an excuse to ask a friend for money. This selfish act gives the audience a reason to see through Ethan’s hateful insults and sympathize with Zeena.