Multiple harsh scenarios give a detailed outline on how Blanche can ruin a character 's self esteem without doing much harm to her own. Blanche buries her own personal flaws by attention seeking , flirtatious behavior, lying and drinking. “Blanches most fundamental regret as we see her in new orleans, is not that she happened to marry a homosexual… Blanche’s concern that, when made aware of her husband 's sexuality she brought on the boys suicide” (Berkman 252) When Blanche judges somebody else it take weight off her shoulders from her own life struggles. Allan killing himself was just another layer of filth that Blanche tends not to acknowledge. The act of Allan Grey killing himself after Blanche discover’s that he is a homesexual is what started the chain of events for Blanche to take on majority of her traits.
”(Fitzgerald 130). Gatsby knew that Daisy was self-centered and only cared about wealth, because if she truly loved him, she would wait for him to return back. Daisy believes that money resolves problems. This reflects on Tom’s and Daisy’s marriage. Even though, Tom treats Daisy poorly and betrays her, Daisy does not seem to care because of Tom’s wealth.
Her sexual fantasies deemed as “madness” by society is what kept her sane to keep up with society’s expectations. She could keep up with the society’s façade as long as she had her unfulfilled fantasies to keep her going. From her perspective, society’s expectations were “madness”. Erika’s own “madness” was developed through a misguided desire for intimacy and a form of escape from society. Ultimately, Walter who represented society destroyed that escape and left her unable to carry on with her only role as a piano teacher, as she stabbed herself and left the building at the end of the
but I loved you too.” (131). As Tom tell her that Gatsby’s illegal business with Wolfsheim, as Nick described, Daisy “ with every word she was drawing further and further into herself ” (134). Now she knew Gatsby’s money is not safety, she would rather stay with Tom to be a rich, at least having safe money, woman. She even used Gatsby to cover up the fact the she killed Myrtle and made Gatsby be the criminal.
“We just won’t tell him[Commander], will we?” (303) is a solid proof that Serena is not loyal to the Commander and she just wants to have a baby. When Serena found out about the affair she said “Just like the other one. A slut. ”(420).
“The Possibility of Evil” and “The Truman Show” both explore how humane morals are easily traded for conniving manipulation until it backfires. In “The Possibility of Evil” the protagonist Ms.Strangeworth has absolutely no problem causing problems in other people’s lives when she sends them letters revealing secrets that are being hidden from them. This control she felt was easily done without regret until she got caught and someone attacked one of her prized possessions. In “The Truman Show” Christof feels no sympathy towards the human being he imprisoned in a made up world turned television show until that person finds out his whole life has been a lie. The main character then leaves the show and while he walks into the world, the director loses his entries life’s work.
Daisy, despite being completely at fault, allows Gatsby to take the blame, even though she claims to have once loved him. This shows how desperate she is to keep society’s view of her untainted. She wants to remain pure in their eyes, and killing someone with a car would shatter her image. She could not claim it was an accident for it would make her look inattentive, while if she claimed it was not an accident, it would make her look callous, neither of which would benefit her reputation. Her only option left was to let Gatsby take the blame and walk away with no consequences.
Although it may have seemed as though this woman was in good spirits all she was trying to to was seem enticing to the white men because this was her job. She would never follow through with the persona she gives off, that being a nude sex symbol for the men because she was afraid and disgusted. The woman can be compared to the narrator in several ways, one way being that she is at the bottom of society as he is. The narrator's grandfather left him with a word of advice as he died: ‘I want you to overcome ‘em with yeses, undermine ‘em with grins, agree ‘em to death and destruction, let ‘em swoller you till they vomit or bust wide open,’ and the narrator takes this advice and continues to say yes when in reality are no’s just as the woman does. Throughout the short story, Ellison reveals aspects of inequality within this time period.
Madame Defarge was one leader in the revolution, hoping to kill as many nobles as she could. She would get joy watching the guillotine kill people. “It was nothing to her, that an innocent man was to die for the sins of his forefathers; she saw, not him, but them. It was nothing to her, that his wife was to be made a widow and his daughter an orphan; that was insufficient punishment, because they were her natural enemies and her prey, and as such had no right to live”. (372) Madame Defarge went to great lengths to make sure Charles and Lucie were killed.
Once again a critical decision revealed itself. Either, I let their success discourage me or I let it empower me. I sadly chose the wrong decision. It’s so easy to become the bad guy within your own story. Rather it was getting into fights or— breaking my mother’s heart, I was willing to become what I needed too to survive without school.
For example, Winston strongly believes in the Brotherhood, but Julia believes the Party invented it and it is not real. Even though she claims to hate the Party, she never critiques it. The only way she defies the Party is by having sex. Winston even scolds her by saying, “you’re only a rebel from the waist downwards”(156). When Winston gets invited to O’Brien’s home, Julia goes with him.
The women are the rightful owners of the reader’s sympathy because they had often felt what Mrs. Wright had, the men had wrongfully acted in disrespect, and the women were written off as unhelpful before they ever had a chance to help. Because of the feelings of the women and the actions of the men, this case would grow cold and justice would not be
Julia’s Methods Throughout history, the people who make the biggest difference are the ones with the guts to stick up for what they believe. The people who are unorthodox are the very people who help bring about change in an unjust society. In George Orwell’s book, 1984, Julia is presented as an unorthodox character through her various behaviors she displays throughout the book, including her interest in Winston, her secret hatred of the party, and her numerous affairs with Party members. Julia and Winston’s secret love affair was an act of outright rebellion against Big Brother. “When you make love you’re using up energy; and afterwards you feel happy and don’t give a damn for anything.
In the case of D-503, he too, like Winston, despises I-330 when he is first accustomed to her. He states that ‘her tone was so full of impudent, so full of mockery… I always hated her’ however, although he ‘swear[s] this was a total surprise’ and that he ‘could not possibly have desired what happened next’ his sexual passion caused him to sit on the floor begging ‘now, right now, this minute’. I-330, like Julia uses her body to draw men in and then presents to them her political beliefs, during their first time alone in the Ancient House, I-330 changes from her Party uniform into a dress. Through this gesture, I-330 is consciously offering D-503 a choice between her and the government.
“As usual, she was broke, dumping single dollar bills, change, pennies on the counter to pay for the one-way ticket to Ohio. As I stepped on the bus she squeezed a bunch of bills and change into my hand. ‘That’s all I have,’ she said. I counted it. Fourteen dollars” (McBride 189).