In this passage of George Eliot's Middlemarch, the narrator reveals a complex attitude toward one of the main characters, Dorothea Brooke. She is portrayed as a plain girl who cares less for worldly, material things, yet eventually turns into a character to be pitied because of her childlike view of marriage and conception of the world. The author's attitude in the beginning is one of reverence and respectability shown through his admiration for the way she dresses and bears herself. However, the tone develops into one of pity and criticism. This tone begins with a satirical approach to her philosophy which is too overbearing (for some people) and her ignorance towards the subject of marriage.
She gets the temptation to affectionately touch Gouvernail. This shows that she would like the freedom to admire any man that she wants. The two women are complete opposites with they way they look at freedom. Louise wanted time to herself, whereas Mrs. Baroda wants freedom and love with another man who does not ask much of her. The women’s outlook on life is also not very similar.
Jane Austen has depicted pride in her minor characters as a means of demonstrating its importance as a theme of this novel. Among the minor characters that Jane Austen uses to portray unattractive pride is Mr Collins. Jane Austen used Mr. Collins as an extreme example of how excessive pride can affect one's manner and be a very unattractive quality. In Mr. Collin's case, he prides himself on his sense of respectability, his profession, and his association with Lady Catherine. Jane Austen shows through the voice of the narrator that she disapproves of Mr. Collins, which is why she satirises him. '
The Elliots' marriage is one of unfulfilled desires-of trying as much as one "can stand it", but never achieving success. Nevertheless the story's final line asserts, "they were all quite happy." How can we reconcile the failures of this marriage with contentment? One tactic might be to assert that Hemingway was being cute when he said they were all quite happy, and the reader is expected to infer that they were really quite unhappy. While I acknowledge that Hemingway had a penchant for understatements and paradox, I think the Elliots are in a very real sense content with the state their marriage ultimately finds itself in, despite their unfulfilled desires.
Since Claudio asked Benedick for his opinion, Benedick ... ... middle of paper ... ... more believable because Benedick respects him whereas Don Pedro and Claudio are his comrades. Hero is mentioned in the gulling, which confirms that Beatrice must love him because her and Hero are very close. Deep inside, I think Benedick wants to change his views and the gulling helps him open his true self up. On the surface, Benedick seems to be a proud, sexist “professed tyrant” yet he really is a kind and sensitive character when he thinks of Beatrice. “By this day, she’s a fair lady” says he and the impression an audience gets of him is that he is determined to put on a manly and proud front, yet inside he is quite soft and a little bit naïve.
Desdemona represents many characteristics throughout the play Othello. The attributes of one such as Desdemona appear to be the perfect qualities that a woman can possess. Yet it is these same seemingly wonderful qualities that turn against their host, blinding them to the realities of society. Her trust in her husband does not allow her to see the beast he has become. Her loyalty to her friends blurs how the relationship may be seen from outside sources.
Lam 2 Zoe in the case of the relationship is the one who seems to crave this warmth. It is soon noted that her attraction towards Douglas becomes almost too great for her to control herself. Even though she knows that the man she desires is a well-respected man with a wife and children, she feels compelled to satisfy her own desire, thus deeming herself as being selfish. Yet at this point, as she is acquainted with the wife, Ellen, she still thinks about the warm touch of Douglas’ hand and how she is drawn to his warmth. As Zoe is left alone by herself, thoughts of sexual depictions come into her mind.
Similarly to Benedick, Beatrice is lured into overhearing a conversation between Hero and Ursula about how Benedick desperately loves her and how Beatrice is too mean to him. She overhears Hero say “But nature never framed a woman’s heart of prouder stuff than that of Beatrice. Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eyes” (3. 1. 51-52).
Not to mention he views all her unique ways and admits that he loves to hear her speak. This signifies that he loves her just the way she is, flaws and all, setting a more realistic view of his lover. McKay on the other... ... middle of paper ... .... Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It’s about having a pretty mind, pretty heart, and most importantly, a beautiful soul. Shakespeare’s speaker saw his lovers’ imperfections and flaws as being her beauty.
At the beginning, Claudio simply wishes to marry Hero based on her beauty, with the thought of wealth and power thrown in on the side. He has not acknowledged the fact that Hero is a person aside from her beauty and position. At the end, Hero perhaps sees Claudio's inner beauty as well throughout all the turmoil. Beatrice and Benedick, though always subconsciously aware of each other's inner beauty, are made aware in a concrete sense when the end comes upon them. They began to understand the game they have been playing and see each other for who they are and as a result love each other even more.