Shakespeare portrays Beatrice as independent and outspoken to praise her features as ideal in a woman that would otherwise be shunned during his time. Shakespeare portrays Beatrice as an independent woman to show his critique on society’s views towards a woman. Instead of giving Hero advice to listen to her father, Beatrice advises Hero to protest against her father and say “Father, as it please me” (II.i.55). Beatrice doesn’t like to be controlled by anybody regardless of their gender. Beatrice wants Hero to act more independent like herself in order to show her defiance towards gender roles.
Jane's intense character is first observed when Mrs. Reed warns the director of the Lowood school, " 'to guard against her [Jane's] worst fault, a tendency to deceit' " (41). Later, Jane tells Mrs. Reed she is not a deceitful child an... ... middle of paper ... ...ohn she loves, but Mr. Rochester. This perspective also demonstrates Jane's unwillingness to submit to an unethical situation against her beliefs. Throughout the novel, Jane Eyre, it is revealed that Jane is a character whose existence is anchored in the need to love and to be loved. However, she is an intensely passionate character who refuses to sacrifice her moral principles and beliefs.
She understands it, although she does not share it. Xuela also possesses a deeply rooted need for control over her personal realm, possibly brought on by her hatred of the control exerted by the British over Dominica, as well as by her unhappy childhood. Above all, Xuela makes it her project in life to love herself, and, as one reviewer remarks, "she does so with a remarkable dedication" (Mead 52). Her own body becomes a temple to her, a place in which to feel safe and loved. Xuela says that she loves herself out of necessity, for the world she lives in is cruel and has little love to give her.
P125 I believe it is evident that this is a novel of Jane's independence. The written word presented in Jane Eyre romanticises the morals of Jane however she is still admirable in her attitude and demeanour. She is perfectly willing to do and be many things, as long as they don't interfere with her personal morals and standards. She is not willing to marry a man whom she does not love. She is not willing to carry on a clandestine affair with a man she loves but who is married.
Dee thinks she is better than the rest, she wants to leave her family and heritage behind because she feels like they aren’t as sophisticated as she is. She tries to force "other folkways habits" on Mrs. Johnson and Maggie. In the story, you see how mama narrates that she pressed them with the serious way she reads, only to shove them away at the moment they seemed about to understand(10). Dee acts superior to her mom and Maggie and also treats them like dimwits because of their illiteracy. I think its best that one is intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy because they are different.
This characterization of Fatima may cause readers to question the narrative’s view on women. Fatima’s willingness to let Santiago continue with his journey while... ... middle of paper ... ... like all desert women, knows that just because Santiago must leave, it does not mean that he does not love her. Fatima is not resigning herself to stay behind and play the role of dutiful wife or girlfriend; she is merely prepared to wait for her treasure to return to her after he has found his. The character of Fatima may not be explored at great depths in The Alchemist, but with her, Coelho has created a complex, strong feminine character. By using Fatima, the narrative is not making a statement about inequality, submissiveness, or resignation in regard to the role of women.
As a prerequisite for marriage, Jane uses this determination in her relationships with Mr. Rochester and St. John. Passion and reason, their opposition and eventual bringing together, serve as constant themes throughout the book. "Unjust!--unjust! Said my reason...How all my brain was in tumult, and all my heart in resurrection!" (Bronte, 17) Jane's passions are uncontrolled because she is not using reason.
Coincidentally, her acts that were seemingly in opposition to faith were seen by her friend, Helen. It is when Helen was punished by her teacher that Jane advised Helen to not stand for such cruelty to which Helen replied that God guides those to t... ... middle of paper ... ...was more capable of winning his affections and no amount of money would alter that. People were surprised at the relationship with a governess and because Jane did not allow this boundary to stand between them, it was one of the things that marked her as a truly unique individual. In the present day, Jane Eyre would be perceived as a person who is entitled to basic human rights, but because there weren't many women back in that period who made it known of their wish for these rights, she was an odd and outrageous character. She was outnumbered, and was very liable to be trampled on by those with beliefs and ideologies of discrimination for a world that would be most suited to them.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice captures the ruggedness of a financially focused society. The development of each character in the novel either places emphasis on the importance of following strict marriage rules, or just completely disobeying them. Elizabeth Bennet, the respectable and conventional protagonist, believes that love is out there--but to her dismay, she is the one preventing herself from finding it. Elizabeth’s willingness to judge and unwillingness to be wrong causes much heartache for her family and for herself. Only when she acknowledges her flaws and lets go of her irrational assumptions can she find the happiness she’s looking for.
Jane faces the prospects of a young woman lacking the social advantages of family, money, and beauty, and therefore especially vulnerable to the fascination of admiration and security. Jane endures so much suffering through out the novel - Jane suffers through the cruel treatment of Lowood because her aunt wants to punish her for her rebelliousness, she suffers heartbreak for her attempt to marry her beloved Rochester, and suffers an estrangement from St. John when she chooses to uphold her belief that marriages should be for love and not for convenience. Despite the pain her choices bring her, she manages to maintain her independence in the face of these overwhelming powers over her. And despite the "happy" ending when she is reunited with Mr. Rochester, it is not love but courage that defines her character. Secondly, Jane Eyre is an independent individual.