These differences, although sometimes very subtle, are also apparent in many of today’s literary classics. In the short story by John Steinbeck, “The Chrysanthemums”, the husband and wife do not communicate effectively and both see their particular status in life differently. Stanley Kauffmann’s “The More the Merrier” is a funny look at four people’s perspective on what marriage would mean for them and how the secrets they kept will come ‘round to bite them. But, perhaps, not all men and women are as ineffectual at communicating as those I have highlighted in the first two examples. Judith Viorst’s “True Love” is an expression of how she knows what she shares with her husband is true love.
On the outside looking in, the reader of this short story would probably say Robert is: insensitive, jealous, affectless, and blunt. Unfortunately, these terms describe the narrator very accurately, but what we don't know is, why does he act this way with his wife, when it concerns Robert? It is the opinion of the writer of this essay, that the Narrator is only insecure. The relationship that his wife shares with another man is uncommon, regardless of whether or not he is blind. Although, the wife sees her communication with Robert as being harmless, and a means of expressing herself.
Salinger’s novel, Catcher In The Rye, Holden Caulfield longs for intimacy with other human beings. He struggles to make relationships and bonds with the people he meets because he judges them and views everybody as a phony, In turn, this leads to his loneliness. This essay will discuss Holden’s fear of people leaving him, how Holden judges people as “Phonies”, and Holden’s feeling and views towards himself. One of the relationships that is mentioned within the story, is Holden's relationship with Allie, his brother. Holden loves Allie and is very upset about his passing and how Allie was so young.
The dearth of material on Logan in the novel is appropriate given the despair and emptiness that he symbolizes to Janie. Logan does not show much affection towards Janie. He has a hard time channeling his anger and he automatically assumes the the ideal of a marriage is for men to have the superiourness and the urge to dominate the woman, in other words, Janie. Logan feels Janie i... ... middle of paper ... ...out what is for her and how she wants to live. So in the end, she is where she wants to be.
Their relationship is never able to leave this stage of vanity. Even early on in the book, Lin shows his obsession with appearances after being in a loveless marriage with his current wif... ... middle of paper ... ...elfish and ungenerous person. Manna calling Lin this, refers to his unwillingness to bribe his way through his divorce from Shuyu (Jin 174). Manna resents Lin because she feels he is not willing to do whatever it takes for them to be together. It can be argued that Manna said this as a result of the pain she was in during labor, but this comment represents Manna’s subconsciousness or at the very least a thought that has crossed her mind more than once.
This development of love was not easy for Yeats and neither is the loose of love. He is writing a poem here to express the difficulty he is having losing his first love, Maud. He expresses this in a poem and compares poetry to falling in love. This is a curse from God to all men. He wants it to be told that to write poetry is just as difficult as his attempt to court Maud.
Amanda may be the main focus because she has the most to lose and the most to gain. Amanda is nostalgic for her past, when men catered to her every need. Amanda wants to rely on a man to care for Tom’s “unmarried sister who’s crippled and has no job” (96).... ... middle of paper ... ..., and the importance of her actions. However, Amanda is not the protagonist because of her negative characteristics, her pessimistic reasons, and her selfish behavior. Tom is another candidate as the protagonist because he narrates the play, making his thoughts appear most throughout the performance.
In conclusion, both stories display the idea of love and how it can be interpreted. In “The Things They Carried” Lieutenant Cross fantasizes about a girl named Martha, who he loves but she doesn’t feel the same way about him. He finds it hard to focus on his duties in the war because he is constantly thinking about her. When he realizes she doesn’t love him the way he loves her, he destroys everything he has of hers. In “Araby” a young boy is infatuated with a girl who he has never spoken to.
Duffy also uses this sinister and aggressive stance to try and convey sympathy for the persona from the audience in ‘Never Go Back’ and ‘Havisham’ Whereas Larkin conveys his discontent in love through his nonchalant and dismissive tone, but still concealing the pain that has been brought by love in ‘Wild Oats’ and ‘Talking in bed’. In the poem Havisham Duffy
(Act 1, Scene 1, Line 101) this shows how he is confused by his relationship with Rosaline as she does not return his love. Romeo continues to speak about the pain of love as he says he has been "Shut up in prison, kept without my food, / Whipped and tormented..." (Act 1, Scene 2, Line 31, 32). Mercutio says Romeo’s love for her is based on a weak foundation, much like how dreams do not hold strong ground. When Romeo first sees Juliet, Shakespeare explores the idea of love at first s... ... middle of paper ... ... Juliet is anxious for them to get married and as it will be "tis' twenty years till then." (Act 2, Scene 2, Line 128).