Heartlessness


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Heartlessness

Chester, Sir John
towards son’s love affair. [Br. Lit.: Barnaby Rudge]
Clare, Angel
cannot forgive Tess’s past. [Br. Lit.: Tess of the D’Urbervilles]
Estella
trained by Miss Havisham to take advantage of men. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
Ettarre
encourages knight’s love to gain his tournament prize. [Br. Lit.: Idylls of the King, “Pelleas and Ettarre”]
Gabler, Hedda
ruthlessly debases and cruelly deceives a former lover, driving him to suicide. [Swed. Drama: Isben Hedda Gabler]
Gerard, Lieutenant Philip
unfeeling in singleminded pursuit of Kimble. [TV: “The Fugitive” in Terrace, I, 290]
Gessler
sentenced Tell to shoot apple off son’s head. [Swiss Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 1066; Ital. Opera: Rossini, Wilhelm Tell]
Hatto
for hardheartedness to poor during famine, eaten by mice. [Ger. Legend: LLEI, I: 290]
Infanta
laughs at the death of the little Dwarf who can no longer dance for her. [Br. Lit.: Oscar Wilde “The Birthday of the Infanta”]
Javert
coldhearted in his relentless pursuit of Valjean. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
cruel and heartless lady. [Br. Lit.: “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” in Walsh Modern, 51]
Sanine
has no pity for others’ sufferings. [Russ. Lit.: Magill III, 921]
Turandot
in revenge for dishonor to ancestor. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Turandot, Westerman, 368]
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Blindness terrifying fable about how low people might go to stay alive when a plague of blindness turns them into helpless internees, Blindness presents an unnerving reflection of real tragedy and bureaucratic heartlessness, from Hurricane Katrina to global food shortages to the cyclone in Myanmar, where the military government has severely restricted relief efforts.
Although bravery is an admirable characteristic, the truthful soldier knows in his heart that there is no mortal way to convey the sense of depravity and heartlessness brought on by warfare.
Such dissembling heartlessness has rarely been matched.
What utter heartlessness our Government shows in actually bribing postmasters to close their offices - surely instead, as a matter of social concern, they should be giving grants to keep the post offices open.
And for a follow-up blow: The leading sentence in the article uses the verb ``dumped,'' with its connotation of heartlessness.
The passivity and resignation of the hungry and destitute that we often see on our TV screens today was witnessed in Strokestown in December 1849: "Nothing could exceed the heartlessness of the levelers (of the houses), if it were not the patient submission of the sufferers.
But in another show of heartlessness, the Department for Work and Pensions told those affected to look for a job or work longer to pay the tax.
A trip to Los Angeles to try to confront someone from Occidental also drew a blank, leaving Ed exasperated at the heartlessness of big corporations.
It is disgraceful that the Government in London has replaced that welcome with utter heartlessness.
Among the worst hit by this unpardonable heartlessness are mums and dads who must stay at the bedside of their sick child until they recover.
Steve Nallon is best known as the voice of Spitting Image's Margaret Thatcher, who makes a brief but chilling appearance in this famous denunciation of heartlessness.
I want to stress that this dreadful picture of heartlessness should not happen again," he fumed.