He feels betrayed because his daughters who claimed they “loved” him the most went against his orders. It is like as if Lear views himself weak and not powerful anymore. In Act I, Lear commands his daughters to promote their love for him but in respect for her father Cordelia refuses to. Since Cordelia did not obey his orders Lear throws her out. He becomes furious because to him he feels as if his daughter has no love for him.
Love’s Destruction in “Wuthering Heights” In the novel “Wuthering Heights”, by Emily Bronte, Catherine and Heathcliff’s passion for one another is the center of the story. Catherine appears to struggle with her choices in love displaying immaturity in how she sees the love between herself and Heathcliff. Heathcliff’s love for Catherine is more of a true love, however, “true love” soon turns into an obsession that leads him to madness and, eventually, his death. Catherine actually detested Heathcliff when they were younger. At their first meeting she sees a scummy, gross and poor little child but as Mr. Earnshaw, Catherine's father, integrates Heathcliff into the family Catherine comes to like Heathcliff and starts to spend a lot of time with him and they eventually become inseparable.
Isabella is the sister of Edgar Linton and, later on, the wife of Heathcliff. Isabella believed she was in love with Heathcliff before she actually knew him, and she didn’t listen to Catherine’s warnings because she thought she was jealous that she could love him and she couldn’t. Little did she know, Heathcliff did not love her, and only wants her to spite Catherine and so that he can be in the Linton family to take over the property when Edgar dies. Eventually they do marry, in secret against everyone 's wishes, and Isabella immediately regrets it. “promising that I should be Edgar’s proxy in suffering… I do hate him- I am wretched!” Bronte 151.
Ted does not like the fact that Elsie has been accepting gifts from Sam Adams. The sisters in "The Christening" have intense resentment towards their youngest sister Emma, who ruined the family reputation. This translates into anger directed at her and the world in general. Lastly, the title character and the Orderly in "The Prussian Officer" have a love-hate relationship, except one hates, the other loves. The Orderly, as recipient of unwanted love, feels great resentment and anger towards the Officer, so much so that he kills him.
Wuthering Heights: Distortions and Exaggerations Heathcliff cried vehemently, "I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!" Emily Brontë distorts many common elements in Wuthering Heights to enhance the quality of her book. One of the distortions is Heathcliff's undying love for Catherine Earnshaw. Also, Brontë perverts the vindictive hatred that fills and runs Heathcliff's life after he loses Catherine.
The forced “love” that existed between the relationships of Edgar and Catherine and Catherine II and Linton is one type of love to the novel. The absence of love in the marriage of Isabella and Heathcliff adds another depth to the story. The great love that caused Hindley to result to alcoholism following his wife’s death adds another form of love to Wuthering Heights. The “happy-ending” love between Catherine II and Hareton is another type of love within this novel. Finally, the love between Catherine and Heathcliff that began as a love between playmates in childhood and transformed to obsession following Catherine’s death is a powerful type of love in this story that affects all of the rest of the characters.
Hamlet is one of the most controversial characters from all of the Shakespeare’s play. His character is strong and complicated, but his jealousy is what conduces him to hate women. He sees them as weak, frail, and untrustworthy. He treats Ophelia, the women he loves, unfair and with cruelty. Similarly, he blames his mother for marrying her dead husband’s brother, who is now the King of Denmark.
Both females have heavily contributed to the misogyny Hamlet develops. Ophelia and Gertrude disappoint Hamlet which leads him to become a misogynist which contributes to the death of both female characters at the end of the novel. Hamlet considers both Gertrude and Ophelia to be sinful women due to the loss and gain of love throughout their lives. Since learning about the truth regarding the death of his father, Hamlet holds a grudge against him Gertrude. Hamlet blames Gertrude's incestous act for the death of his father.
The Silent Wife and The Great Gatsby: Loyalty Having either too little or too much loyalty can be unhealthy in a relationship, either one can destroy a person. In Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Gatsby’s entire life was side tracked because of his goal to be with Daisy. In A.S.A. Harrison’s The Silent Wife, Todd cheated on his wife and only continued to make worse decisions, further betraying her. Because of Gatsby’s extreme loyalty to Daisy, it ultimately led to his death, in contrast to Todd, he had betrayed his wife and lost everything he truly cared about and only in his last few moments, did he fully realize he wished he could have chosen her instead.
Throughout Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’, jealousy is apparent; it is mainly portrayed through the two main characters; Iago and Othello. It utterly corrupts their lives because it causes Iago to show his true self, which in turn triggers Othello to undergo an absolute conversion that destroys the lives of their friends. In the Elizabethan era most daughters were expected to be subordinate gentle and obedient towards their parents, their father in particular as he was the head of the household. Society was patriarchal; women were regarded as the ‘weaker sex’, both physically and mentally. The consequences of not committing to daughterly duties were serious, involving being disowned and deprived of a home.