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321. Heartlessness (See also Cruelty, Ruthlessness.)

  1. Chester, Sir John towards sons love affair. [Br. Lit.: Barnaby Rudge ]
  2. Clare, Angel cannot forgive Tesss past. [Br. Lit.: Tess of the DUrbervilles ]
  3. Estella trained by Miss Havisham to take advantage of men. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations ]
  4. Ettarre encourages knights love to gain his tournament prize. [Br. Lit.: Idylls of the King, Pelleas and Ettarre]
  5. Gabler, Hedda ruthlessly debases and cruelly deceives a former lover, driving him to suicide. [Swed. Drama: Isben Hedda Gabler ]
  6. Gerard, Lieutenant Philip unfeeling in singleminded pursuit of Kimble. [TV: The Fugitive in Terrace, I, 290]
  7. Gessler sentenced Tell to shoot apple off sons head. [Swiss Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 1066; Ital. Opera: Rossini, Wilhelm Tell ]
  8. Hatto for hardheartedness to poor during famine, eaten by mice. [Ger. Legend: LLEI, I: 290]
  9. 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]
  10. Javert coldhearted in his relentless pursuit of Valjean. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables ]
  11. La Belle Dame Sans Merci cruel and heartless lady. [Br. Lit.: La Belle Dame Sans Merci in Walsh Modern, 51]
  12. Sanine has no pity for others sufferings. [Russ. Lit.: Magill III, 921]
  13. Turandot in revenge for dishonor to ancestor. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Turandot, Westerman, 368]