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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