One of the main symbols in Lawrence’s short story is Hester. She is the mother of Paul and both are main characters. Hester is a good representation of greed, selfishness and being materialistic. She values money more than her children “She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them” (Lawrence, 295). Hester is not capable of creating... ... middle of paper ... ... becomes very disappointed that his mother hasn’t shown any affection.
Though sewing could be "soothing, the passion of her life ...Like all other joys, she rejected it as a sin." Hester no longer feels worthy to wear the finery she is capable of sewing for herself. All of the "gorgeously beautiful" things she has "a taste for" are sold to others, they ... ... middle of paper ... ...in her mind. The poor girl is left without a friend in the world and her trust in humans falters and becomes tainted. Her self confidence is a shattered mess as well.
Madame Bovary and Miss Jean Brodie are unable to see past their private inside world of fairytale dreams in order to leave peacefully with other people. Emma Bovary, like Jean Brodie, is the definition of a person without objectivity. Emma harbors idealistic and romantic illusions. She lives to desire, and she desires sophistication, sensuality, and passion, and when she is unable to achieve her desires, she lapses into fits of extreme boredom and depression. Evidence of Emma’s lack of objectivity appeared at the beginning of the movie when she marries Dr. Bovary even though she know nothing about him, and marries him because it seems romantic.
The Character of Adeline from Falling Leaves Adeline is quite a likable character. The reader is encouraged to empathize with her right from the beginning of Chapter 6 of the autobiography "Falling Leaves". The reader sees everything from Adeline's point of view, and the injustice Adeline suffered was very serious indeed; it makes the reader angry and indignant despite the fact that he/she is powerless and could not have helped Adeline in any way. Adeline presents herself as a constrained, mistreated person; unloved partly because she was the cause of her mother's death. Neither she nor her siblings really experienced the love that all their classmates apparently had in abundance at home; it seems they did not even love each other much.
Like the stone angel, Hagar displays no emotion. Even when her brother Dan is dying, her proud strengths leads her to be unable to comfort Dan. "But all I could think of was the meek woman IÕd never seen, the woman Dan was said to resemble so much and from whom he inherited a frailty I could not help but detest, however part of me wanted to sympathize. To play at being her Ð it was beyond me." When her favorite son John dies, she sheds not one tear; although she loves him very much.
As you see her “alternately singing and crying; her voice often totally suspended by her tears,” (Austen 72) she is unable to cope with the fact that she is no longer apart of Willoughby’s life. “Meanwhile, the reasonable Elinor as been equally unlucky in love, though she bears her disappointment quite differently.” (CSLF) While Marianne is sobbing and weeping, putting her life on hold, Elinor tries to mitigate Marianne’s inimical attitude towards everyone. Elinor is continuing with her life, as the memories of Edward are evanescent. Elinor’s “feelings are not often shared,” (Austen 76) her business is her business and not the whole towns. Elinor does not feel that she must let everyone know her business, she only wants people to see her good side, not her gloomy side.
Daisy is beautiful and it is told through the characters that she is charming and beautiful but they could see right through her. They knew what she wanted in life and the fact that she was void of any loyalty or care. Daisy sought after this image of being this “beautiful little fool” so that she could hide her selfish ways and put on this fake façade so the other characters would see she is innocent. Throughout the novel, Daisy acts snooty and stuck-up around the other characters as if she is better then them. She also acts very child-like when she cries over “beautiful shirts.” “They’re such beautiful shirts,” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds.
Lily realizes that her family never really valued or loved her, rather they valued the marriage and friendship she had with individuals that had a higher class status. They lie to their daughter in order to maintain their relationship with the woman who matched their daughter with a wealthy man. The family desires money more than being honest to their daughter. The relationship between Lily and her family continues to deteriorate when they feel she ignoring them believing that she feels she is better than them. Once again, in See’s novel, the desire and gain of money ruins a
She is considered to be somewhat simple-minded and unsuitable as a minister’s wife because she lacks interest and aptitude for housekeeping and cooking and laughs like a girl at her own failures when she tries do such things. Also, her generous nature makes her incapable of living within her husband’s income. Instead of being thrifty, she is more interested in giving things away. On one occasion, she gives away an ornamental vase that the Church had provided as part of the furnishings of their house. This action causes a big uproar because the villagers view this as stealing from her husband’s Church.
To continue, there are other sections where Kingston actually feels sorry for her aunt. For example, at the end of paragraph 25 Kingston says how her aunt is going through so much work to make herself look presentable, that she hoped the man she loved appreciated her and was not just a tits-and-ass man. Another example where Kingston feels sorry for her aunt is in paragraph 22. Kingston explains how she does not see herself like her aunt in anyway. Her aunt had two sides to her, a calm woman and a wild woman free with sex.