Pip as a Sympathetic Character in Great Expectations Can you imagine being totally in love with someone who is completely turned off by you? This is what happens to Pip. Throughout the book Estella disregards his feelings. In Great Expectations my sympathy for Pip fluctuates. Pip starts out as a sympathetic character because he is poor, his parents are dead, and he must live under Mrs. Joe's strict rules.
In Great Expectations, there are many odd points of view of love and what love should mean. Pip’s love toward Estella is a yearning craze, and he is blinded by her fascinating beauty. On the other hand, Uncle Joe has a very respected love for Mrs. Joe, considering how harshly she treats him, Mrs. Joe doesn’t seem to love Joe at all. Biddy’s love for Pip seems true, until Pip leaves his home to become a gentleman. Estella also gets married to a man that loves her, Bently Drummle, but does not return his love, and chooses to marry for profits only.
The greatest punishment we could invent for her was to keep her separate from him: yet she got chided more than any of us on his account” (33). Love is a reoccurring theme and conflict throughout the novel. For Catherine and Heathcliff separation from each other was always the harshest punishment, their love was true, and they cared for each other as if they were family. However their love seems to thrive during times of drama and distress, which makes it questionable as to how their love would last under peaceful circumstances. Catherine and Heathcliff are soul mates that grew up together and do not have the social ability to get close to anyone other then each other.
As a person grows and experiences their feelings with many other people, the distinction between love and infatuation becomes more clear. This is because the person can compare feelings they have experienced in the past, with their present feelings. In Great Expectations we see how Pip's infatuation for Estella is "short in duration" (Webster, 667), as most infatuations are. Despite the fact that Estella is arrogant and rude, Pip is not only infatuated with her beauty and wealth, but also almost envies it. In fact the humiliation Estella puts Pip through, causes Pip to feel very lowly of himself and the way he has been brought up.
Which letting people trust, understanding and accompany their passion until the end of their life. For example in the story “Yellow Face,” written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, we have to see the meaning of love is to trust. It was that understanding between them, which show that love has unlimited possibilities of all the time. When the Grant Munro said to his wife after he finds out the secret between them and understand the reason why she does that, after all, he said, “I am not a very good man, Effie, but I think that I am a better one that you have given me credit for being” (Doyle page 17). This show what love truly is, it was that understanding and trust in the deep of the heart, even you know the ones you love keep secret and promise away from you, but that understanding of love will make you forget it, because that relationship has built on in love is the strongest force in the world.
The one thing that he wanted was to find the love of his life. In the text She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron the woman that is being described in lines 11-18 is the girl of his dreams. Her appearance revels the true beauty of love, the innocents of love, and charm. The beauty of being in love is something out of this world. Being in love with the one person that would do anything for you, and vies-versa, Byron finally found what he was looking for.
However, Silvius doubts the old shepherd's authority in such matters, for although Corin admits having been drawn into acts of madness for the sake of love during his youth, he cannot recall any of them. Silvius clearly manifests that if Corin has forgotten even the most insignificant detail of the actions love made him run into, then he has never been truly in love. Even more, Silvius also explains that a true lover never ceases to adore his lady in speech, even if this moves his listener to discomfort, and further explains that sincere love may drive a lover to interrupt a conversation out of passion. To prove this last point, Silvius suddenly interrupts his speech passionately crying the name of Phebe, his beloved, several times. Silvius reflects the behavior of the courtly lover, who is capable of the most foolish actions for the sake of his beloved, and who suffers the pangs of unrequited love and the abrupt separation from his lady.
When we love someone we usually mean that we can turn to that person comfortably if all other doors of the world are shut to us. This is the one person that we trust and like to be in company with. In the novel Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano loves Roxane more than anyone else but he is shy to tell her so. When he finds out of her feelings towards another character Christian, who she likes because of his looks, Cyrano finds a way to express his love to Roxane. He decides that he would write to her in the name of Christian who comparatively is a poor writer and "wishes to make Christian his interpreter"(II,85).
When you're in love, you always want to be together, and when you're not, you're thinking about being together because you need that person and without them your life is incomplete. With these two literary novels, you can see how love can over take someone’s mind. You are being so in love with someone or something, you become so fascinating to them. It’s kind of scary when you look at it. Love is so strong it can become an addiction because you can love someone so much you can become numb to anything around you when you are thinking about that special person or place in your life.
You don’t look sad bow, he thought. And he wondered if sShe understood what she was reading, and exaggerated her ignorance my her simplicity, for he liked to think that she was not clever, not book-learned at all. Probably not, he thought (Woolf 121).” This truly shows how skewed Mr. Ramsay’s readings are of other people due to his own crippling insecurities. While Mrs. Ramsay continues daily to try to share an emotional bond with her husband, Mr. Ramsay just thinks derogatorily of her. This shows the root of their marital problems.