Both Lenina and Linda engage in promiscuous activity. Lenina has been conditioned to think that it is natural to be in a polygamous relationship, and having one partner is considered to be abnormal. In fact, it is Fanny who says “it’s such horribly bad form to go on and on like this with one man” (Huxley 36) and encourages Lenina to act more promiscuous. On the Savage Reserves, Linda has indiscriminate sexual affairs with the husbands of other women living in the Reserves. Linda allows Popé, her lover at the Savage Reserves, to use her to satisfy his sexual desires. For these two women, engaging in frivolous acts is considered normal because of the conditioning they were subjected to in their environments. Both women allow men to
Later, Linda turns out to be a genuine person, very precious and willing to give, and, in spite of the cruel way in which the news were given to her. Linda becomes the one with the power of giving new life. At that point, she chooses instinctively not to repeat the actions of her birth mother. With the play of events Linda attempts to connect the presence she felt her entire life being Linden. “ I had never before thought of the presence in relation to my twin, who’d grown up not an hours drive away from me, but that night the combination of the phone call out of the blue and twelve-letter word in my puzzle set my thoughts flowing.” (Erdrich page 3)
Wanting a connection and attention from others drives you to turn yourself into someone you may not always like. Lust and sex dumb you down to feel good but eventually kill you off in mental ways that you only crave it more. In “Lust” by Susan Minot, she develops her character not by physical appearance, but by her relationships with other characters as well as her own actions and feelings. She makes herself nameless and faceless, but gives us enough to understand her emotional detachment. Her character explores many fun lustful relationships and sexual encounters but that doesn’t fill the hollow void of despair to find love that she has, making her more helpless and distressed in search of a connection.
In “Lives of the Dead”, O’Brien’s own innocence is preserved through the memory of Linda, a memory that remains untarnished by the inevitable corruption that results from life. O’Brien’s writings “save Linda’s life. Not her body--her life” (236). Storytelling and memories preserve the value of Linda’s existence while simultaneously allowing O’Brien to process death and destruction in a way that maintains a degree of optimism regarding his own life and future. Juxtaposing the images of body and life emphasizes his desire to save the idea of Linda while accepting the loss of her physical presence. O’Brien rejects the idea of death as absolute and final; instead he suggests that “once you are alive, you can never be dead” (244). Linda’s death solidifies her importance in O’Brien’s own development; she teaches him about life and real love as much as in death as in life. O’Brien’s paradoxical statement defines the lasting impact of Linda on him; her presence in his stories keeps her alive through memory; memories that even her death
Dana made Margaret feel inferior. Linda went through a seven year concealment in her grandmother’s attic, where she manufactured her escape. She wouldn’t submit herself to Dr. Flint so she thought that if she slept with the neighbor Mr. Sands, who happens to be the father of her children Dr. Flint would sell her in disgust. Which he obviously didn’t, he made propositions that made Linda want to runaway even more. Linda wanted her children to have a good life and be free. This is what she thought until after Mr. Sands runs for congress and got married. “He had not emancipated my children and if he should die they would be at the mercy of his heirs.” (Jacobs, 105) Linda made sure that Ellen, her daughter was sent to New York for a better life and her son Benny would follow after. Which he did, but Linda was in for a surprise when she saw Ellen uneducated, like Mr. Sands promised to her. Linda ended up have to teach Ellen herself.
On the other hand, Florio’s lack of self-control leads him to the guilt of a sinful lust. With the thought of his seductress plaguing his mind, he is never satisfied with the real woman in his life. Consumed by lust and desire, he constantly longs for more in his earthly life. The sins reveal the weakness of the protagonists and provokes their course to redemption.
Early in the book, Jacobs reflects back to the happiest point in her life in order to contrast between the carefree circumstances of her childhood, to the acrimony she faced in her later life. She centers in on her household and how they “shielded” her from the fact that she was “a piece of merchandise” (11, 12). Given
Linda Brent is a strong-willed young girl who began life naïve to the fact that she is a slave. She is confident and has a strong sense of self which makes her deny the fact that she is a slave and is owned by another person. Linda has great spiritual and mental strength which helped her during the many years she spent suffering. She is a very loving and compassionate person; she evens feels sympathy towards Mrs. Flint despite Mrs. Flint’s hatred and jealousy towards her. Throughout her life Linda suffers many betrayals, this results in her finding it difficult to trust people.
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien Plot: 1. RISING ACTION • In the summer of 1968, Tim O’Brien receives a draft notice. Despite a desire to follow his convictions and flee to Canada, he feels he would be embarrassed to refuse to fulfill his patriotic duty and so concedes to fight in
Their whole marriage has been a lie and Linda strives for a moment of peace. Too scared to reveal the truth, Linda holds her motives in and allows Willy to trip until he falls.
Behind Two Strong Men is an Even Stronger Woman Sigmund Freud said, “A woman should soften but not weaken a man.” This quote exemplifies the character Casilda from Isabel Allende’s short story “The Judge’s Wife”. Although not seen by all as a main character, Casilda is the strongest and most evolutionary character of the short story. “The Judge’s Wife” is an exceptional tale that follows the progression of characters as they fight against their predetermined destinies and how they are viewed in others’ eyes. Casilda is a catalyst for the evolution of almost every character in the story. Not only does her character grow in “The Judge’s Wife”, but she is also a medium for the growth of the two other main characters in the story, Judge
Linda, for all her warmth and goodness, goes along with her husband and sons in the best success-manual tradition. She tries to protect them from the forces outside and fails. The memory of her suffering and her fidelity does not keep Willy and Happy from sex or Biff from wandering. Miller's irony goes still deeper. While Linda is a mirror of goodness and the source of the family's sense of identity, she is not protection - by her silence and her support, she unwittingly cooperates
Babies are very special creatures. The emotional connection a mother has with a their own newborn is one of the strongest bonds that has ever existed. In today’s standards having a child with a person you are not married to is frowned upon, but that’s it, no other punishment or penalty. However, rewind into the past and now the problem of adultery has grown tremendously. The act of adultery is punishable by death, a sentence that was given to the character of Hester Prynne, the protagonist of The Scarlet Letter. In the story of The Scarlet Letter, we discover Hester, who had a child with the town’s minister Arthur Dimmesdale, she is then resented by the town and is given a death sentence, but since the town does not know who committed adultery
Linda, for all her warmth and goodness, goes along with her husband and sons in the best success-manual tradition. She tries to protect them from the forces outside and fails. The memory of her suffering and her fidelity does not keep Willy and Happy from sex or Biff from wandering. Miller's irony goes still deeper. While Linda is a mirror of goodness and the source of the family's sense of identity, she is not protection
Many persons respected as champions of marriage such as John Ensign, republican stated his feelings on the sanctity of the marital relationship so greatly that it is “in my mind, worth the extraordinary step of amending our Constitution.” (Miller) This person making such a statement about morality of the marriage commitment shortly after was begging forgiveness due to an adulterous relationship, thus bringing into question the flawed morality, in addition to, the ethical consequences.