Also greedy for money, she did not give a tip to the taxi driver as Miss Moore instructs. Sylvia now knows the value of money and the unfairness of economy through Miss Moore’s lesson of how economy is unfair. With the context given, readers can only assume Sylvia will use the information gained negatively. She could turn into a criminal-a thief- since her pride will not let her acknowledge the lesson. Her fall will soon come.
It tries to sell women a fake sense of empowerment, for example using symbols and slogans of women’s liberation movement on clothes and in advertisements. But only because it has found our weak spot and is trying to cash on it. In reality it gains trillions of dollars from women’s insecurities and keeps perpetuating the harmful notion that a woman’s value is solely in her appearance. That’s why the industry doesn’t care about you and your
To them, they do not see it as barbaric, they just want money and do not care how they get it. The Thenardiers appalling treatment of Cosette continues beyond this and will cause her to turn from the beautiful girl she once was, to a malnourished and hideous
Blanche’s Monologue The passage cited from “A Streetcar Named Desire” reveals the uncommon aspects of her character: the ideal notion of love and seething desire within herself, sexual struggle and conflict, pretentiousness of the ‘grand’ lady and the financially strained woman. It seems like Blanche’ ranting toward Stella but it actually likes Blanche talks to herself. First of all, after yesterday’s poker game, drunken Stanley cruelly abused Stella in public. However, Stanley’s sweet words and frank actions persuade Stella to forgive him, go back home, and spend the night with him. On the one hand, Blanche cannot understand why Stella decides to tolerate Stanley’s violent behaviors.
This reflects that the woman’s reputation is much more important than a man’s reputation in Victorian England. Like in the other novel “Tess of the d’Urbervilles”, the reputation of a woman is easily tainted and cannot be hidden; women cannot start their life over as if nothing has happened. Henchard is worried about Lucetta more than he is worried about himself. In addition, Lucetta seems as a romantic person that gets excited about the prospects of love without thinking about the relationship itself. When Lucetta waits to meet Henchard and ran into Farfrae, she quickly agrees to start a love relationship with Farfrae despite that she did not really know him.
Myrtle, however, thought that status and money was the key to happiness, and as a result, went against her morals to found an opening in the upper class through Tom, but in the end her immorality cost her her life. The same can be said about Gatsby, who took part in shady business dealings to become rich and worthy of Daisy’s love, however, in the end his immorality and recklessness cost him his life. Following this pattern, it is easy to see how the contrasting morals of Fitzgerald’s characters are the effect of time spent in their respective social
becomes totally unlike her female compatriots and as totally unfitted to "harem" life and its "puerile amusements." (Lew 281). the arrival of the exotic Safie changes the physical and emotional milieu of the cottage as her presence inspires happiness and her wealth provides material comfort". The novel seems to suggest that this relationship between the European Man and the Oriental Woman can be stable, happy, and Fruitful. Yet one wonders about easily Felix accepts a parasitic relationship, living off Safie´s stolen wealth (Lew 279) Safie does not visit the De Lacey family empty handed "taking with her some jewels that belonged to her, and a small sum of money, she quitted Italy “(Shelley 131).
Vicky has recently moved from Keelung to Taipei, where she works doing PR in a nightclub. She has an overly jealous boyfriend, Hao Hao, who tracks her every movement, including her bank accounts, her telephone bills, even her smell. Her days pass by working, taking drugs and constantly fighting with him, at least when they do not have sex. However, she is tired of her situation and finds solace in Jack, a kind-hearted gangster, who also owns a bar. Gradually, she gets more and more comfortable with him while he is in serious trouble, due to his tendency to offer help to whoever needs it.
“She and the babies were doing well. The society is agreeable; many of her old friends and acquaintances were at bay. And the first free breath since her marriage seemed to restore the pleasant liberty of her maiden days. Devoted as she was to her husband, their intimate conjugal life was something which she was more than willing to forego for a while.” (Chopin, page
Blanche feels the need to be appreciated by men at all time and seeks attention when she does not receive it, especially from Mitch. “She dupes him regarding her age and declares herself younger to Stella, tries to fool him regarding her drinking habits, avoid going out with him until after dark and manages to avoid being seen in direct bulb-light!”(Kararia 24). Blanche is portrayed as a liar and attention seeker who wants to be showered with compliments from Mitch. She tries to fool and flirt with Mitch so she can secure her future with him. “She sees in Mitch an opportunity to prove her allure and score an easy sexual conquest.”(Kataria 24).
Many people are willing to go to the extent of lying about themselves to a man or a woman to impress them. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald creates contrasts and similarities between Gatsby and George Wilson. They are not the type of person their partner wants to marry, Gatsby made as much money as anyone could ever want but he still lacked the class that Daisy expected and required. No matter if matter if you’re wealthy or poor, if you become someone you are not others will always find out who you really are. Gatsby and Wilson were both desperate enough to try and win over the women they loved by being someone they were not.
Jane portrays the Ego here because Holden decides not to make any further advances towards her. He respected her and did not want to make her feel anymore uncomfortable. Meanwhile, during his stay at the hotel, Holden requests a prostitute, Sunny, to come to his room. Sunny also serves as the Ego because when she attempts to seduce him, he gets tense and decides to make conversation with her instead. After she gets annoyed and decides to leave, Holden pays her anyway.
Just don’t stand there and watch her drift, she’s worth so much more than that. She’s a keeper. When you read those quotes you think of her straight away and even though other girls come and go in your life she’s the one you think about the most. Yeah she’s a girl and she has her girl moments where you can’t be bothered with the boring conversations and being a gentleman all the time, but it will pay off when she gives you with what you really want; her complete time and attention to you and no other guy. The feeling when she tells you that she wants you right now so badly will make you want to run to be wherever she is.
Kardashian is a contemporary example of blatant sexism, but also living proof that a woman can control the outcome of actions. I am not arguing that she is the epitome of academic knowledge, but Kardashian is an intelligent businesswoman that was able to, like Hester, swamp stereotypes and build an empire out of rubble. Society argues that Kim is “only famous for her sex tape,” or “famous for nothing,” but the reality is, those statements dilute her achievements, reducing her to a sexual object; in the same way, Hester was dehumanized, seen only as the letter ‘A.’ Kim Kardashian’s luxurious life resembles a belief in David and Goliath, that your demons can be manipulated in your favor. Her initial launch into popular culture was controversial, but Kardashian turned herself into multi-million dollar cooperation. Hester did not reach this sort of wealth or fame, but she was able to conquer the restraints that were put into place to conform
Laurence and Peabody are intelligent men with money who seem aware of the dangers within the feministic desires of the women provided from this scene where we get the men seen seemingly incapacitated from the night before as J. Laurence explains “we absolutely must make her think we are an easy proposition” suggesting an almost oblivious attitude to the fact that the women have already done this in getting them to buy them material things commonly associated with women. This scene shows the “intelligent” men of this era and yet the women have used both cunning and sensuality in order to make this worthless. J. Laurence oozes this idea of masculinity within this scene expressing “I belive I can make this girl transfer her affection from him to me” presenting the masculine idea of possessing this “alpha male” mentality of money, women and power, and yet when comparing this scene to that before, we see the men acting more composed and masculine than when in the presence of the women with J. Laurence standing tall with both hands placed on his hips. “But we’re not boys are