First, F. Scott Fitzgerald proposes that the American dream is foolish. For example, Daisy is a wealthy socialite married to a man that comes from “old money”, and therefore, has achieved the American dream through marrying “properly” in society. Yet, she is very unhappy and insecure. She’s married to a man who doesn’t love her, nor does she truly love him. She loves him for what he stands for: privilege, wealth, affluence, social acceptability, class, and the finer things of life.
Good authors create interesting characters that evokes some emotion from the readers. That is the case of the protagonist Mathilde Loisel, in Guy de Maupassant’s story “The Necklace.” Mathilde comes across as unsatisfied with her life and selfish which makes her easy to dislike. She first show how much she dislikes her life “She grieved incessantly, feeling that she had been born for all the little niceties and luxuries of living.”(Maupassant 221). Maupassant explains that she feels that she should have been born rich. She also proves herself to be selfish especially when “It 's embarrassing nno to have a jewel of gem--nothing to wear on my dress.” (Maupassant 223).
In the novel, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the female characters, Jordan Baker, Daisy Buchanan, and Myrtle Wilson, throughout the whole novel, all have the same motive which is achieving their desired social position through cheating. Jordan Baker is a very wealthy and famous golfer who will do anything to achieve her goal which is very beneficial to her social position. Like Jordan, Daisy Buchanan is very wealthy as well and married to one of the richest men in East Egg, Tom Buchanan. However, when she finds real love, Gatsby, she denies it because she wants to keep her social position. Like Daisy, Myrtle cheats on her husband and had an affair with another man who is Tom Buchanan.
The Downfall of Mathilde Is being the most beautiful and well-known the only thing that matters in life? In the beginning of Guy de Maupassant’s short story, The Necklace, Madame Loisel, more commonly referred to as Mathilde, is depicted as having this thought process, lacking humility, and vain to say the least, but then experiences the hardships of poverty for ten years as a result of losing a borrowed necklace in the hopes of being the most beautiful at a party. By showing the reader how the character’s vanity brought the tiresome hardships of poverty, the author suggests that being humble and appreciative will bring you happiness and peace, while vanity
When her husband gives her an invitation to a very fancy ball, Mme. Loisel borrows a diamond necklace from her friend, Mme. Forestier because she finds “‘...nothing more humiliating than to look poor among a lot of rich women.’” (Maupassant 228). However, she loses the piece of jewelry and has to spend the next ten years of her life trying to pay for the necklace she bought to replace it. From her experience, Mme.
It is rather difficult to critique his films from a patriarchal perspective as he questions and undermines the system which is very evident from his creation of Lisa Fremont. It also suggests Hitchcock’s ideology that female independence and equality are no no longer detrimental or harmful to marriage. At the same time Hitchcock forsees danger in maintaining the tradition of male authority. Spoto opines that “the highly moralistic Hithcock describes the devastating effect of crime on the victim; his real contempt is for the victimizer, in every case a man. In most Hithcock romances, the woman is courageous precisely because she is willing to risk so much for love—something alien to the manipulative, ungrownupman” (qtd in Keith 1).
The Wife of Bath is about what women want or desire in life, and how they want to have their own rights instead of someone controlling them it also talks about a knight who is very desperate in the world because he wants things that are perfect. In the story the wife’s character is very is intelligent because in the story it says “Some said that women wanted wealth and treasure, “honor said some,some jollity and pleasure” This tells us that she was married before, she still knows what women in this world want in order to feel good about themselves.The wife also has a good spirit because she and the Friar seem to be very good friends, because in the story it says “Well, ma’am,” he said, as God may send me bliss this is a long preamble to the
He had nothing left and needed to make money somehow. M. Lantin turned to his late wife’s jewelry collection; he knew that it was fake jewelry but he was desperate and was in need of money. He took the jewelry to a jewelry store expecting to receive only a few francs but then he was told he was receiving thousands of francs. M. Lantin was in shock and could not believe that the entire time it was real jewelry and not fake; he became a very wealthy man and resigned from his job, eventually marrying another woman who made his wife miserable. M. Lantin’s first wife had a big impact on his life; however, his selfish actions lead to what he deserved ending up with a wife that made him miserable.
Madame Loisel wanted everyone to believe that she was wealthy, even if it was only for one magical evening. She craved the attention and vanity that the diamond necklace carried within itself, however it was later declared that it was an imitation thus making her feel ashamed. She lives in a fantasy world where she believed she entitled to more wealth and jewels henceforth she believes she has been scammed out of the use of her beauty and charm. These two characters have had nothing good happen to them because of their antagonistic and futile ways; Madame was not responsible about her losing Madame Forestier’s necklace and not simply telling her it was a mistake whilst the vicious sister in Unpopular Gal had a clouded judgement about her priorities thus making egotism and revenge to her sister her ultimate priority. These themes showcase the dreams and minds of these characters, as Gaiman
For example, with the character of Madame Mathilde, an seemingly ordinary person in an ordinary setting and draws out her life with themes of human sin, presenting to us the irony of the efforts put into repairing such a mistake. Aside from heeding human greed, another sin Madame Mathilde presents by her actions is deception. Because she hid the truth from her friend about losing the necklace, she had to pay a price huger than anticipated. Another clever use of irony by the author is Madame Mathilde’s dependence and pride in her beauty. In attempt to shed light to the beauty that is hidden behind her plain appearance, she turned to the beauty of the necklace.