If Laertes was so concerned with her well being when she was in love with Hamlet then why didn't Laertes show concern with her life and protect her during her weak point of her life? I do believe that Laertes truly loved Ophelia and would do anything for her but at the time of her madness he was too concerned with the death of his father to pay attention to Ophelia. Polonius acts toward Ophelia with dispise and disgust. Polonius uses her as a tool to become closer and get on Claudius' good side. Polonius cares nothing for Ophelia: she is considered as a pawn in a chess game only to protect the king, Polonius.
Although she likes Mr.Darcy and she would be well taken care of if she married him, Elizabeth blames him for Mr.Bingley leaving her sister and says she cannot marry him. Elizabeth valuing her sisters feelings like that over her feelings for Mr.Darcy is also against social norms because if Elizabeth does not marry she will be nothing to society. Elizabeth is unlike most women of her time because she values herself more than she values what others will think of her for rejecting marriage a second
Many of Hagar’s relationships have been hindered, or have eventually deteriorated as a result of her exaggerated sense of pride. Because of this her misfortune in relationships is self inflicted, as she decides consciously or unconsciously to sustain her pride rather than her relationships. When Hagar decides to marry Brampton Shipley, a man thought to be unsuitable for someone of her social status, her father literally forbids her to wed. He tells Hagar that his thoughts are solely for her welfare and that to marry without a fathers consent is simply not done. More to spite him rather than to defend her personal conviction, Hagar says “It’ll be done by me.” (Laurence 49).
No responsibilities for me” (Act II, 268-69). According to Hedda, she would rather “ boring herself to death” (Act II, 275) than to have responsibilities to other people. Moreover, according to Hedda, “when our friendship threatened to develop into something more serious” ( Act II, 532-33). That’s why Hedda threatened Lovborg of shooting him, so that Lovborg will avoid her and describes her act as a “ dread of scandal” (Act II, 537). In order to avoid scandal of her past interaction with Lovborg,
When King Lear asks Cordelia to profess her love for him she merely answers that she loves him according to her bond, no more. Enraged, the king banishes her without an inheritance or dowry. Cordelia tries to explain that she will not speak of her love for him in order to get fortunes since this would be deceitful. However, Lear refuses to understand and Cordelia leaves imploring her sisters to care for him. What makes Cordelia a good character here is not only that she refuses to flatter her father in order to deceive him out of his wealth, but also because she accepts her father's punishment and leaves willingly even though she knows it is not a just punishment.
“They don’t even want a dowry…It’s nothing less than arrogance to say no to people like that’ (61). Janu’s feeble protests are brushed aside. She is forced to sacrifices her love for Arjun because she says she is ‘tired of fighting off my family”. Ridden with guilt for the pain she has caused her parents by transgressing the boundary they had set, and daring to fall in love, she looked upon her marriage to Suresh as a kind of compensation-“to ensure that I began to pay off some of the debt that has accrued against my name somewhere’(68). Suresh has nothing in common with her but agrees to the ‘alliance’ because she fits into his specifications of being pretty,
This may be one of the reasons why Hamlet was first attracted to Ophelia and now the reason why Hamlet rejects Ophelia. By disposition, Gertrude turns to the positive side of life and can’t bear to face pain. The pain she felt after her adultery with Claudius may have been what motivated Claudius to murder her husband. When the conditions were right for her to marry her lover, she was most happy and wished for the difficulties of the past be forgotten. The only thing left to make Gertrude unhappy is Hamlet’s refusal to forget the death of his father or to forgive her for remarrying so quickly.
This is why he calls her a "disobedient wretch", because she had not obeyed her father. This doesn't mean that she is a disobedient person though, because she has been trying to obey her parents as much as possible, and happily goes along with her fathers advice in the first Act, about considering Paris to marry. We are made to feel sorry for Juliet as nothing is going right for her and she has no one to turn to. Although her father may have a point in saying that she has not obeyed him, who is to say that she has to. So this should not be taken as an insult because Juliet has done nothing wrong in her eyes.
It is this necessity of love that makes Catherine suffer. It is understandable that Catherine marries Edgar to improve her quality of life, as there would be few alternatives to do this, as women had no career prospects. However, Catherine's marries Edgar not only for her benefit but because 'If I marry Linton, I can aid Heathcliff and place him out of my brother's power' It is here that Catherine has unrealistic expectations although her altru... ... middle of paper ... ...d sympathy for Isabella because even Heathcliff warns her to some extent 'he stared hard at the object of discourse (Isabella), as one might do at a strange repulsive animal'. It seems that Isabella wilfully misreads the signals because she has a romantic illusion that she can tame the broody character into a loving one 'It is deplorable ignorance of his character which makes that dream enter your head. Pray, don' imagine that he conceals depths of benevolence and affection beneath a stern exterior!'
Argon is involved, as stated earlier, because he will not give his blessings on the marriage. Toinette and Beralde were involved in the resolution to the conflict because they cared about Angelica and her happiness. I believe that Beralde was more involved in the resolution because he felt that his brother was going far with his hypochondria, but still cared for Angelica’s happiness. Argon seemed to over-step the line when he tried to ruin the lives of his daughter just for his mental well being. The steps taken to see that Angelica does not have to marry a man that she simply does not want to marry lead up to the climax of the play.