This reaction is strange because it is though that Daisy would have cried tears of joy that Gatsby is now back while she was at Nick’s house for tea and not over his materialistic objects in his home. Daisy is crying over his money and how she had the opportunity to wait for Gatsby years ago but instead married Tom. Since Tom was from old money and Daisy had knowledge that he could support her expensive and shallow lifestyle that she has been catered to her entire life. Another character that represents the corruption throughout the novella is Tom Buchanan. He flourishes in a lifestyle of absurd wealth empty of all morals.
In the short story “Birthday Party,” by Katherine Brush, it is seen that the husband does not return his wife’s strong feelings towards him. Through characterization, Brush portrays the wife as the one who cares more about their relationship rather than the husband. The woman’s caring gestures that expressed her love for her husband was ruined when he was not pleased with her. After the waitress had brought the birthday cake, prepared by his wife for her husband, the man said “some punishing thing” to his wife, which caused her to cry “heartbrokenly and hopelessly.” The “punishing” thing the man had said to his wife must have been harsh as it made her cry “heartbrokenly and hopelessly.” Despite being a married couple, it is obvious that the
Nora is a married woman and has children to take care of. She really has little freedom because of the way Torvald treats her. She is not even I feel as if deep down she knows she is not free and wants something more in her life then to be a entertaining puppet for Torvald. She realizes at the end of the story that Torvald is not good to her because of the way he acted when she told him about forging the signature. When Torvald called her a criminal and other harsh words she realized that she had no true love from Torvald and wanted to be free from him.
Polly sometimes envys the Shaw’s for having money, being able to buy what they want when they want it, while she on the other hand has to earn her own money to buy practical things rather than new dresses. The conflict intensifies when Tom was talking to Fanny one night at the opera, and said to his sister “It’s just Polly.” This deeply upsets Polly to hear one of her dearest friends say such a thing, and to refer to her as just Polly rather than a friend. Even Fanny continues to call Polly “Old fashioned” she might not mean it to be rude, but it still hurts Polly to be called names by her friends. Polly soon begins to wonder if she is to old fashioned and independent and that her friends feels the same way as the other people who look down on her, she beings to think about this after the day she passed Tom and Trix and Tom did not say hello to her. Even the ladies in Fanny’s sewing circle tease poor Polly, she knows she is an outcast to ladies and does not like going because the ladies talk and gossip about things she does not understand and she finds it unpleasant when they deliberately call her old
She confides in her housekeeper that she loves Heathcliff, but can’t marry him because it would “degrade” her (71). While Catherine does have some affection for Edgar, she does not marry him out of love, she marries him because he is rich. Her love for Edgar is not natural, it is pretended. When Catherine falls ill, there’s a certain moment that she believe she is being haunted because she does not recognize herself in the mirror. When Nelly manages to convince her that the image in the mirror is her own, Catherine is horrified.
When tea cake shows up janie 's feels something she has never felt before, she is set free but the townspeople don 't think so.“‘Ain’t you skeered he’s jes after yo’ money him bein’ younger than you?’” (Hurston pg.133)Janie is in love with Tea Cake because he loves her for her youthful young side that was forced into hiding for so long because of her previous husbands. However the rest of the community is discouraging her and trying to keep her in the image as a mayor 's wife. They told Janie that Tea Cake was after her money but she didn’t listen to them and she continued to be with tea cake going against what her community said, empowering herself. This is departing from the Harlem Renaissance because the townspeople are trying to restrict her, and the Renaissance is all about setting yourself free of restrictions.“Well, you know whut dey say ‘uh white man and uh nigger woman is de freest thing on earth.’ Dey do as deyplease” (Hurston 189).The quote within the book clearly shows the departure from the Harlem Renaissance during the Renaissance black people weren 't really equal and in this part of the book it is said that a black women is as free as a white man. The empowerment of black women wasn 't present in the Harlem Renaissance and in this novel it shows the empowerment of black women.Zora Neale Hurston’s writing in Their Eyes Were Watching God, departs from the Harlem Renaissance through the common recurrence of black women
She is no longer the beautiful actress whom she once was and he cannot control her any longer, but he still longs to be a part of her life. He begins giving her money to help support her family, and tries desperately to show her that just because her looks are gone does not mean that her value is. Even though she tries to shut him out, he never gives up. He even offers to take her son under his wing and teach him how to be a gentleman, an offer which she eventually accepts. After she outcasts herself, Pio learns to see Camila as a person instead of as something to train and control and realizes that he can and does love her
He goes as far as to buy a house across the bay just so she would notice him. He also seems to not care that she is still married to Tom, and gets frustrated when she doesn 't comply with his request for her to ditch him. Nick on the other hand has a strong attraction for Jordan Baker. Both of them are on the same social status but, Jordan cannot make her own decisions and is controlled financially by her Aunt. Nick seems to altogether disregard her passion of cheating lying and being uninterested in other people and gets disappointed when she could care less about Myrtle 's death.
Mildred’s constant addiction to gadgets represents her denial towards her problems and the little desire she has towards a better life. Her ignorance is another of her great weaknesses since she lives in a world where her feelings don’t matter and is easily influenced by tv and propaganda which explains her obsess towards hair dye and a soap opera family, even when Guy tries to talk to her all she seems able to talk about is her “family”, he tries to talk to her into reading some of the books he has found but she’s just worried that Captain Beatty might show up and “burn the house and the ‘family’” and asks him “why should I read?” “what for?” (34, Bradbury). Mildred doesn’t understand what she’s feeling and therefore prefers little amounts of superficial happiness that only give her joy for a little while, instead of reading and exterminating her ignorance because she’s too afraid to understand what is really happening inside of
The shirts symbolize the change in Gatsby from when he was younger to the present (poor to wealthy). Daisy likes when Tom buys shirts because they represent the money he has to buy those shirts and when Gatsby shows her the shirts he had bought for himself she is shocked by the difference of what he was in the past to now. Gatsby wants a better life and thinks he can do it if he puts his mind to it, which is also a part of the American Dream (success/fame). However, Gatsby's dream collapses when he fails to win Daisy. All his money also cannot help him when George Wilson kills him in his swimming pool.
Janie isn’t sure that Tea Cake really loves her back. Some examples of her doubt in him include when she thought that he had taken her money and left right after they were married, and then again when she caught him with Nunkie. Both times, Tea Cake is able to convince Janie that he doesn’t love her for her money, and that she is the only woman for him, by saying things like “You’se something tuh make a man forgit tuh git old and forgit tuh die.” (p. 138) Because Janie was already independent, she didn’t need Tea Cake, but she felt that she did because she loved him so
Janie now as a widow, evolves into another relationship with a man named Tea Cake. Tea Cake shows janie that he really cares about her and doesn 't seem like the other men. With janie 's track record, she told herself that she wouldn 't end up in the same situation as she once was in.Although janie 's friends and her close family told her to just stay away from him because they didn 't want to see her go through something else all over again.But janie decides to ignore all of their concerns so, Tea Cake and Janie latter decide to get married. Later, Tea Cake grows “jealous” and decides to beat on Janie to demonstrate that he still owns her. The similarities between all of these relationships, is that they all told janie that they would always treat her how a woman should be treated.
Witnessing my father chasing down my mother because of a pointless argument of my parents not caring about my siblings and I where abouts would be devastating to say the least. In The Glass Castle Jeannette and her siblings chose to appreciate the small things as they got older because they were not given materialistic items or a hot meal when they could afford it. Their mother made poor financial decisions and hardly ever put the kids first. For example, the mom chose to rent a piano over buying Brian a pair of male jeans. He had to suffer wearing girl clothes that did not even fit.
The fact that the townspeople are jealous of Janie also creates tension between them despite the fact that she wishes to make friends. Already on shaky terms with the townspeople, Janie feels even less love than before as Joe’s obsession with his work draws him away from her. Twenty years of marriage with Joe is nothing to Janie, as after only two years with Tea Cake she says to him, “We been tuhgether round two years. If you kin see de light at daybreak, you don’t keer if you die at dusk.”(159). Janie’s loving comparison of Tea Cake to the light at daybreak shows her appreciation for him, and that it does not matter that they are not rich.