This is because in their first meeting Elizabeth's pride is wounded by Darcy as he says She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me, and I am in no humour to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.' This thoughtless and proud comment causes Elizabeth to take an instant dislike to Darcy. It also clouds her judgement of Darcy's true nature. After everyone has left for Rosings, Elizabeth is still fuming from the news that Darcy was the cause of Jane and Bingley's break up. Elizabeth is then startled by the arrival of Darcy.
Unduly depressed by a sense of her own superfluity she thought he probably scorned her”(207). Through the rejection Henchard and Elizabeth-Jane suffered from Lucetta and Farfrae, the father and daughter are communally bound in their care for the happiness of the two lovers but they also feel hurt and rejected by the marriage. More important than Henchard and Elizabeth-Jane’s rejection by their friends, is their rejection of each other. When Elizabeth-Jane and Farfrae are courting, Henchard foresees his stepdaughter easily leaving him under the influence of Farfrae. Henchard admits that “Farfrae would never recognize him more than superciliously; his poverty ensured that, no less than his past conduct.
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).
Emma Woodhouse is practically born into blindness when she is left with one parent’s negative connotations toward the reality of the world she resides in, but breaks free from this irrational blindness when happiness is found in the form of Mr. Knightley, thus transforming Emma’s lack of sight into a necessity of insight. Mr. Woodhouse “is no companion for [Emma]” (2) and “no friend of matrimony” (187). This results in Emma’s blindness and subsequently causes her to feel “marriage, in fact, would not do for her” because it is “incompatible with what she owed to her father” (280). With this induced moral, Emma lacks true happiness due to misconstrued thoughts towards marriage solely to please her father.
When Elizabeth recounts Mr. Wickham’s story behind his hostility toward Darcy to Jane, her initial thought is that, “They have both, been deceived, I dare say, in some way or other, of which we can form no idea” (Austen 89). This shows Jane’s propensity to see the best in people regardless of the judgment of others. If this continues through marriage, Jane would allow Darcy to stay the same and see his good qualities as overshadowing his bad ones. On the other hand, Jane’s youngest sister, Lydia, is too impulsive, selfish, and immature to change Darcy. Lydia’s immaturity is shown when she talks about, “What a good joke it will be” (Austen 284) referring to revealing her surprise elopement with Wickham to her family by signing her name “Lydia Wickham” on a letter.
Elizabeth's poor reasoning as she listens to her mother disgrace herself shows the extent of her shame and misery. Although this scene is largely seen from the viewpoint of Elizabeth, Austen sometimes speaks as the omniscient narrator to reveal little ironies about Elizabeth herself. For example, after Elizabeth feels that "The first wish of my heart... is never more to be in company with either of them", which the reader should know to be silly, especially with regard to
She lacks class and is embarrassing, but does not seem to notice. At the Netherfield ball, even Elizabeth sees her mother as an embarrassing figure, “When they sat down to supper, therefore, she considered it a most unlucky perverseness which placed them within one of each other, and deeply was she vexed to find that her mother was talking to that one person (Lady Lucas) freely, openly and of nothing else but her expectation that Jane would soon be married to Mr. Bingley…She concluded with many good wishes that Lady Lucas might soon be equally fortunate, though evidently and triumphantly believing there was no of it”(Ch18). Here, the audience sees Mrs. Bennet act immaturely. She does not stop at all to think of what other peopl... ... middle of paper ... ...nd is the reason why her daughters can’t get married; I was able to understand why she acts that way. We see her as an annoying and embarrassing person, but if we were in her shoes, we would get a totally different view.
Note also how differently Laertes is treated by his father, compared to the lack of regard shown to Ophelia by Polonius. Women had little status, and Ophelia's wishes are not considered at any time. Torn apart as she is by divided loyalty it is no wonder that the strain on her eventually leads to her madness and subsequent death. That she loves Hamlet is without question. She is distraught when she observes his behaviour before the nunnery scene, and after his savage rejection of her in that scene she laments his "noble mind..here o'erthrown" She also grieves for herself, "Oh woe is me, t'have seen what I have seen, see what I see."
Desdemona lying about the missing state of her handkerchief and Emilia giving said handkerchief to Iago demonstrates their lack of awareness of what is happening around them. Two honest women doing what they think is right would never imagine that they are puppets in Iago’s show. In the same way they show to be ignorant of their surroundings, both Emilia and Desdemona show they can brave and speak up their minds. Desdemona shows genuine courage when she stands up against her father, who does not approve of her marriage to Othello. When Brabantio finds out that his sweet Desdemona is now married, he accuses Othello of being a foul thief and taking his daughter away from him.
The devastation of this failed engagement forever changes Miss Havisham's character: she becomes a suspicious and vengeful individual. She trusted once, and was burned; she will probably never trust again. Although Miss Havisham was used, the failed engagement is also a result of her spoiled character and ways. While courting Compeyson, Miss Havisham refuses to listen to her cousin, Mr. Pocket. He warns her about Compeyson and his ways, but the spoiled Miss Havisham, who is never forced to do anything, is not ... ... middle of paper ... ...ing day and year, he feels increasingly dejected because Estella does not love him.