This relates back to the idea that he’s an emotionless person. Another example is the way he responds when his girlfriend proposes to him. Meursault responds to her by saying, “It didn’t make any difference to mean that we could if she wanted to”(41). He is agreeing to mary Marie despite his lack of emotional attachment to her. An example of
It is when the Buchanans leave that he finally realizes that his life was just as void of purpose as theirs. Nick, through all that he did, “never took pleasure from life” (Humam Salah Sameem 217). Unable
After eleven years of an unhappy marriage Myrtle sees her affair with Tom as an escape from the awful like she is living in. The fact that she knows so little about the upper class men and the poor judgement of her character makes her an easy target for Tom to take advantage of her. Although she finally buys everything that she desired for, she never could have Tom’s heart all to herself. Tom would rather not leave Daisy because their marriage represents a larger meaning than only love it almost a symbol that show their social status. " Daisy!
A constant theme in what makes some women more valuable and a higher asset in the Waknuk society is her ability to be a mother. From Mrs. Wender’s disbelief as to how well she is treated by her husband given the fact her child is a deviant, to Aunt Harriet’s uncalled for suicide, to Sophie’s sterility causing the man she so dearly loved, to lust after Rosalind purely for the fact she could produce an offspring for him. Sophie explains her dilemma to David in her statement “…I’d have given him babies gladly, if I could” (167). Aunt Harriet reveals her struggles as she pleads her sister to let her swap children for a night to fool the inspector into providing her a certificate of normalcy. Her reasoning behind wanting to keep the child at all costs is profoundly heartbreaking.
Therefore, her monologue covers a little jealousy “And you – you here – waiting for him! Maybe he’ll strike you or maybe grunt and kiss you! That is, if kisses have been discovered yet”. She wants to be took good care and respected. However, Stanley’s behaviors cannot meet her ideal notion of love so leads sexual struggle and conflict.
The man is manipulating her through his words to get his girl to go through with the operation. First, he brings up the operation and goes on to say that “It’s really an awfully simple operation”(42) hinting at the fact that it is easily done and not a big deal at all. Secondly, the man uses the idea of happiness to win her over in this decision, “That’s the only thing that bothers us. It’s the only thing that’s made us unhappy”(50) he is manipulating her into thinking that this operation will revive their happiness they once shared in this relationship. Thirdly, he tries to normalize the operation to make her feel like it’s a common thing, no big deal, he tells her she doesn’t “have to be afraid.
Fourth, Milkman’s relationship with his sisters mirrors Macon II’s relationship with Pilate. Both take the actions of their siblings for granted and in Milkman’s case he uses his sisters just as he uses everyone else in his life before his personal rebirth. Magdalene later confronts Milkman when he tells Macon II about First Corinthians relationship. However, Magdalene is disgusted and has a similar viewpoint as Guitar. Up to this point in his life Milkman has never helped a single soul and she does not trust him just like Guitar when he sees Milkman lift a crate for someone and assumes it is only for his personal gain because he has never helped anyone.
(Hemingway 3). She does not want to have to abort her unborn child, and continually asks for reassurance in going through with the operation. Jig relies completely on the man, and is afraid she will lose the relationship she has with him, or the potential relationship with her child. “‘What do you mean?’ ‘ I don't care about me.’
Throughout our lives, there will be people we think of as “heroes.” We look up to them and aspire to somehow become the type of person that they are. Some people say that their parents are their heroes and some say athletes are theirs, so therefore, I pose the question: what makes a hero a hero? The Oxford Dictionary defines a hero as “a person, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities,” which is quite possibly the truth, but I believe there is more into making a person a hero. The perfect example of a hero is the protagonist of the epic poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus.
Daisy proves to be easily swayed and shallow from the start, if only Gatsby could have foresaw it before it affected when he returned from war expecting to have Daisy. Before Gatsby left for war, Daisy promised that she would wait for him, however, when Gatsby returned, he found the situation to be different from expected, yet was willing to persuade her to come back to him despite her disloyalty. “Daisy cannot wait for Gatsby to return from war. Since she desires a love which is defined rather than limbo; she quickly accepts her new love in Tom Buchanan. Her decision is to marry Tom”
In 1850 America was a country that was young and reckless. In the 50’s we went through 3 presidents; Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan. The safety pin, dishwasher, and sewing machine were invented. We had California, Minnesota, and Oregon joined the United States. When I step back and look at the 1850s, I see a solid decade in the further development of America, however, the selfishness that Southern Americans partook in, is disgraceful.
Imagine this; let's go back in time to a not so happy place, a time where people are overworked, hungry, and beaten to death. One may ponder what does it really mean to be selfish and here is what most people believe it means. To be selfish means to put oneself before others, look after oneself before one would look out for others but this will not be the best tactic to survive. One may say that being selfish is only caring about himself and being self-interested or self-seeking but those characteristics will not be helpful when trying to survive the Holocaust. Survivors of massive genocides around the world needed to survive the Holocaust but the SS officers made it seemingly impossible so the Jews chose to be selfish then they had a better