Longsuffering

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Longsuffering

See also Patience.
Loquacity (See TALKATIVENESS.)
Loser (See FAILURE.)
Aspasia
pathetic figure bearing fate with fortitude. [Br. Lit.: The Maid’s Tragedy]
Burns, Helen
long-suffering victim of school’s cruel treatment. [Br. Lit.: Jane Eyre]
Canio
must be funny despite rage over wife’s unfaithfulness. [Ital. Opera: Leoncavallo, Pagliacci, Westerman, 341–342]
Clayhanger, Edwin
makes concessions to wife’s greed and irascibility. [Br. Lit.: The Clayhanger Trilogy]
Dodsworth, Sam
patiently endures egotism of his childish wife until marriage dissolves. [Am. Lit.: Dodsworth]
Griselda
endures husband’s cruelty nobly. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Clerk’s Tale”; Ital. Lit.: Decameron, “Dineo’s Tale of Griselda”]
oxeye
symbol of long-suffering composure. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
Prynne, Hester
stoically endures the ostracism imposed on her for adultery. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]
Santa Cruz, Jacinta
passively tolerates husband’s adultery; rears his bastard. [Span. Lit.: Fortunata and Jacinta]