In her first soliloquy Lady Macbeth reveals her desire t... ... middle of paper ... ...art to the pensive audience. Lady Macbeth’s soliloquies portrayed her as a vile woman tormented by a guilty conscience, and her soliloquies also communicated important information about her to the audience; had all the characters been privy to this information they would have regarded Lady Macbeth very differently. The mind births the contract between corruption and the soul. In reality, we never get to hear anyone’s soliloquies. The imagination hides the deceptive woes and moral bankruptcy of every individual.
Herbert remarked, "too haughty and too much in love to be advised by anyone" (author’s last name and pg. #). At Compeysons’ desertion, her anger and sorrow became extreme and she threw herself and the Satis House into perpetual mourning and created a monument to her broken heart; she shut the world out and herself from the world. Her only concession was adoption of Estella. Miss Haversham had ulterior motives in adopting Estella, which was not a loving action on her part, but a calculated maneuver to turn the child into a haughty heartless instrument of revenge against men.
After her betrayal in love she hardened her heart towards her fellow man. By hardening her heart and suppressing her naturally affectionate nature, she committed a crime against herself. Miss Havershams love for Compeyson is of a compassionate kind, this blinded her to his true nature, as Herbert remarked, "too haughty and too much in love to be advised by anyone." At Compeysons desertion her anger and sorrow became extreme and she threw herself and Satis House into perpetual mourning and a monument to her broken heart, shutting the world out and herself from the world. Her only concession is in her adoption of Estella.
She decides to kill them, but agonizes over this decision before killing them. Some critics view this as a pathetic attempt at motherhood. I know there is a certain bond between mother and child. She just wants to hurt Jason as much as she has been hurt. "She first secures a place of refuge, and seems almost on the point of bespeaking a new connection.
Sacrifice is one of her qualities and she is ready to die for what she believes in. She shows disdain for Ismene’s cowardice and tendency to be a fair-weather friend. Her reprisals against traitors are especially fiery. Her concern for family becomes almost an unhealthy obsession, and her selflessness is soon shown to be madness and self-infliction. Being a tragic heroine, she shows excellence of character and bravery, but her fatal flaw is that her will to please the gods is greater than her will to preserve her own life.
Hester went through many hardships in order to finally show her inward feelings and deny the Puritan beliefs. While Hester understood that her adultery was a sin, but it is obvious that she enjoyed it. Ironically, Hester also sees herself and everything she enjoys, like sewing, as sinful. She continues sewing, which symbolizes that she would willingly commit adultery again. Hester is also angry about her punishment.
Furthermore, Lawrence explains that Hester’s actions against Dimmesdale make her a “great nemesis” of women (Lawrence). Lawrence uses harsh diction to portray Hester Prynne, and by describing how she thrives off of her sin, he sees her as evil. Labeling her as a “nemesis” to women is effective because it underscores the idea that people should not follow in her footsteps and that her sins should not be looked up
With her plan of revenge in mind, Miss Havisham deliberately raises Estella to avoid emotional attachment and treat those who love her with cruelty. A specific quote in the book, where Miss Havisham tells Pip that he must love Estella at all costs, sheds light on Miss Havisham's vengeful character. One can draw parallels from the life of Miss Havisham to the life that she wants to force on someone else for revenge. Miss Havisham was used, she was wounded, and she will never be whole again. Miss Havisham asks Pip how Estella uses him.
Lawrence evaluates Hester’s sin and the consequences upon her and others in the novel, exclaiming “But keep up the games, keep up appearances… Look out Mister, for the Female Devotee...Mind your Purity”, which is an impactful take on how Hester is able to manipulate others (Lawrence). With this statement, he warns men to beware of Hester Prynne, for she will rob them of all their innocence and goodness. In doing this, Lawrence has a critical tone, and chastises Hester for her wrongful actions. The use of this particular tone is a powerful way to demonstrate his opinion of Hester because it helps the reader to understand his exact feelings toward the subject. He is deeply critical of Hester and how she “bring[s] down the Sacred Saint… then stand[s] meek on the scaffold and fool[s] the world”, and deems her as the ultimate sinner (Lawrence).
Ovid constantly tugs at our emotions and draws forth alternating feelings of pity and disgust for the matters at hand. "Repetition with a difference" in these two narratives shows how fickle we can be in allotting and denying sympathy, making it seem less valuable. Both tales begin drawing forth a sense of disgust for the situation in general yet arousing pity for each girl's predicament. Ovid clearly labels the love Byblis and Myrrha pursue illegitimate when he summarizes the moral of Byblis' tale stating, "when girls love they should love lawfully" (Mandelbaum 307) and reveals that "to hate a father is / a crime, but love like [Myrrha's] is worse than hate" (338) before describing Myrrha's tale. By presenting the girls as criminals, Ovid leads us to despise them.