She is trapped in a victims circle. Curley’s wife feels like she has not attached anything in her life. “I never get to talk to anyone, I get awful lonely” loneliness is a key aspect in Curley’s wife character. She married Curley to escape her controlling mother and ended up in a loveless marriage. She forced on her dreams to try to keep herself happy but this only make matters worse.
Janie realizes what she deserves in a marriage and runs off with Starks to live a happy life with him. Things do not go as planned for Janie as she starts to realize how manipulative Joe Starks is of her. Starks has full control over Janie with his tyrannical behavior and takes things even further when he establishes complete dominance over Janie. Janie soon realizes that Starks has taken advantage of her “It was her image of Jody tumbled down and shattered. But looking at it she saw that it never was the flesh and blood figure of her dreams.
Jing Mei is signed up to perform at a local talent show in front of her family, despite having no interest in playing the piano. Her performance of a piece ironically titled “Pleading Child”, as expected, doesn’t go well, which only makes Jing Mei and her mom’s perspectives of each other more negative. Ultimately fueled with hatred on Page 27-28, Jing Mei has a meltdown, thinking to herself, “My true self had finally emerged. So this was what had been inside of me all along.” Feeling both pressured and embarrassed by her family, especially her mom, Jing Mei, musically, feels powerless, and all of her might to be a prodigy disappears after her performance. Regardless, her mother still is persistent on Jing Mei becoming a prodigy, despite her passionless performance and her family’s negative reaction.
The anonymous narrator shares with us saying, “And he asked for her whole life as simply as he 'd ask for a date. And she promised away her whole life as simply as she 'd offer a hand in greeting or farewell.” (450). With how willing she was with Lee, it turned around to bite her in the rear. Discovering he had a fiancée back home… she was heart-broken. She was so open to believe and to love because, of the minimal attention she had gotten in the most important moments of her life.
Lily Barton, the protagonist and main character of the novel, exemplifies how not being to do this makes it impossible for one to be accepted into the elite class. In fact, Lily’s unwavering stubbornness against bending her morales makes her unfit to even survive in the social hierarchy in which she is placed and is what ultimately what destroys her in the end. Lily realizes this is her fatal flaw and confesses to Gerty Farish after sinking into poverty saying, “‘I was never meant to be good.’” (Wharton 216). It this context, good means to be wealthy and part of the elite circle. She cannot constrain herself to the artificial behavior of those part of it.
Her husband is trying to invite her to a dance, as he knows she does not get out often. But, Mathilde Loisel acts in utter disdain. Mathilde Loisel says, “It annoys me not to have a single jewel, not a single stone, nothing to put on” (965). Mathilde Loisel seems to be greedy in the short story; she can never be satisfied with what she has. Towards the end of the story de
Scott Fitzgerald portrays love as essentially impracticable fancy. When Daisy’s her daughter was born, her husband Tom was nowhere to be found. The nurses handed her baby to her and she said, “ I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” Daisy just like every women back then would just ignore the signs of cheating because they couldn’t do anything about it because they were defined by their husbands. Being a fool means her daughter realize that her husband is cheating. That girls should be in a stupid bliss so it wouldn’t affect them because they wouldn’t be able to do anything about it.
“Where is everyone?” shouted Timothy Chen with frustration. “They were suppose to be here an hour ago” “It’s okay. As long as I am not alone when I go, I am already satisfied” Grandma Chen said while trying to wipe the tears from Ruby’s cheeks. She will miss her and her crazy little antics. Ruby is such an energetic child and it hurts that Grandma won’t be able to see her grow up.
She moves in with her lover, continued to live with him disregarding any future consequences. Also, her lover doesn't and can't fathom any sense out of her mother possible disapproval if she eventually knows about it. He calls it irrational. Furthermore, the lady in the second story seems not to be in tune with her culture. She wants something new and different.
She married Romeo for love, not for lust. She knew what she wanted and she went for it. Like any young teenager she was at a crossroads throughout the entire play. In the end she was abandoned by her family and saw no other option than to fake her death and wait for Romeo to return. Unfortunately there was a miscommunication and Romeo was dead by the time Juliet awoke.