She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me" (130). Myrtle on the other hand is having affairs with Tom in order to feel the satisfaction of being in the upper class. Myrtle loved her husband Mr. Wilson when they got married, but she got very disappointed by her husband’s lack of money and the social status that she is suffering in for eleven years. Now she is regretting the day she married with him, her sister Catharine says “She really ought to get away from him.
Mrs. Derby , Clay’s step mother who he do not like, married Mr. Derby even though she is in love with another slave on the plant. Polly is a indentured girl that has to pay have Mr. Derby for her dead parent, that Mr. Derby puts in charge to teach Amari their ways. Polly did not like Amari at first
Men believed women were just their items. At the end of the novells, Curley ‘worked himself into a fury’ due to the death of his wife. However, Curley felt upset about her death just because he saw his wife as a ‘trophy wife’ and her death was a loss to his social status. Besides, the theme of sexism is thoroughly discussed through Curley’s wife. She is discriminated on the ranch as she is the only female on the ranch.
When he was a child, Rufus is sweet but ill-tempered when his mother spoils him but father ignores him. When he grows older, slavery affects him and he becomes prideful, demanding, and cruel to his slaves. He does not treat his slaves well and makes Alice his mistress against her will. Rufus tries to make Alice his mistress against her will and blackmail Dana to let Alice sleep
This could be blamed on her mom. Hulga's manner of dress also contributes to the vast misunderstanding that exists between the two women. Mrs. Hopewell thinks that Hulga's wearing "a six-year-old skirt and a yellow sweatshirt with a faded cowboy on a horse embossed on it" is idiotic, proof that despite Hulga's Ph.D. and her name change, she is "still a child. "In addition to Hulga's wearing inappropriate clothes, her name change (from "Joy" to "Hulga") cut such a wound into Mrs. Hopewell that she will never entirely heal. To change one's name from "Joy" to "Hulga," according to Mrs. Hopewell, was an act of ridiculously immature rebellion.
Willie’s affairs are well known like his other corrupt dealings, but he is getting results so people choose to ignore it. As he moves forward with his political schemes he forms a relationship with Anne Stanton. His love affair influences his decisions and this is a mark of corruption he gave Anne “state money“(398) for home for children just because he was having an affair with her. He wanted her to see him as someone who was good and not corrupt, but he makes a shady political decision in order to do it. Even if he did the right thing helping the children, it was still a corrupt deal all to help him with his affair.Tomason believes that“the most poisonous influence has not been Willie Stark's pragmatic political programs”(Tomason) but instead how he decides to make certain changes.
Curley’s wife is over stereotyped in such a way that it helps define her character and foreshadow her demise. She is self obsessed and she builds herself up by dragging other people down. Curly’s wife never achieves her dream because she trapped herself in an awful marriage to escape her family and did not think about the consequences. When she was younger, Curley’s wife desperately wanted to be a famous actor. People told her that she had incredible talent and was a “natural” at acting, and she looked past the possibility that these could all just be good pick-up lines, weaving herself a web of lies (88).
Nick narrated the situation by depicting how “Gatsby began to talk excitedly to Daisy, denying everything, defending his name against accusations that had not been made. But with every word she was drawing further and further into herself. (p.135)” This clearly exhibits how important Daisy’s thoughts about him can impact his logical thinking. He wants Daisy to see him as an affluent man with morals and virtues and when he was faced with the accusations of being a corrupt person in front of Daisy, he had to clear up his image. She became his main motivation in achieving all he had and he doesn’t want her to view him and his actions in a negative way.
Tess’s vulnerability and inexperience allow her to be influenced by the more powerful and unscrupulous men. Edna wants independence and passion in her life, and these dormant feelings are accomplished through her own actions. Lastly, Dominique has control over every man in her life, and she influences them to achieve her desired outcome. Being manipulated determines the outcome of the individual’s future. Due to her power, a doctor can either save a life or make a fatal mistake.
She is a tragic character, who is unable to exist in the world which surrounds her so she makes up a better world in her imagination. The world she wishes to live in. People can sympathize with Blanche because of all the tragedy in her life. Susan Henthorne writes in her essay A Streetcar Named Desire, Death and desire bring Blanche to this low point in her life. She never recovers from the devastating death of her young husband, indirectly caused by the nature of his sexual desire.