Obsession can blind you, it can stop you from paying attention to the possible mistakes you can make because you are so focused on your goal you don’t think about anything but that. In the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a fiction novel, published on April 10th 1925. Fitzgerald shows that Gatsby’s obsession with his of idea Daisy led to temporary successes that eventually led to failures. His obsession with the idea of what he thought of was the perfect Daisy led to his illegal money making business; his obsession with Daisy also led to him having no real friends and thirdly, no true love. Firstly, Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy led to his successes that eventually led to failures of money.
After attending a ball on the invitation of the Marquis d’Andervilliers, Emma keeps a cigar box dropped by one of the guests as a reminder of the luxurious life she could have had. Having tasted a sample of high-society, Emma fantasizes about life in Paris and grows irritated by the mediocracy of her marriage. Emma’s desperation manifests itself into a physical illness, which prompts Charles to move to Yonville to give his beloved wife a change of
Originating in France, ‘The Necklace’ is a short story written by French writer Guy de Maupassant in the late nineteenth century, the period of time where literary movements realism and naturalism dominated French fiction. Maupassant played an important role in both the realist movement and the naturalist movement through his depiction of the setting as well as the character’s decision. The short story reflects upon the rigid patriarchal society during the late nineteenth century, demonstrating how the wealth of a person can lead to their generosity and greed; thus affecting their lifestyles. Through ‘The Necklace’, Maupassant aims to depict the conflicts between the upper-class and the lower class, how their inner desires vary. This essay will analyze ‘The Necklace’ and how Maupassant uses the social context, characters and literary devices in the short story to illustrate his misogynistic viewpoints towards women.
“The Jewelry” is a short story written by Guy De Maupassant where M. Lantin marries a woman that loves jewelry and bought a new piece of jewelry everyday. He loved her dearly but could not stand the obsession she had for her fake jewelry collection. M. Lantins wife became really sick and died of pneumonia. He was then left by himself and became very poor. He had nothing left and needed to make money somehow.
The setting of this story is a large city with department stores and many attractions which play into Mrs. Sommers’ temptations later on in the story. Kate Chopin’s short story, “A Pair of Silk Stockings” shares the hardships of a poor 19th century woman who defies her traditional society of modest spending and selflessness by buying expensive materials for herself after collecting a, what seems to her, large sum of money and this lavish spending leads to her finding the short illusion of financial freedom so few women had during this age. Because Mrs. Sommers has her newly acquired money ready to spend, she was so ecstatic that she could not sleep (paragraph 2). She carefully calculates her money for a few days, knowing acting hastily is not something she could afford. Throughout this story, the narrator glimpses at Mrs. Sommers’ feelings and gives thoughts of the main character to the story and shows that women of this
Despite the anguish she felt, Daisy followed through with the wedding, because she knew that it meant she would gain more wealth, and power. The night before her wedding day, she receives a letter from Jay Gatsby, the man she presumably loved. His letter is enough to tear her to pieces, and almost enough to change the course of her life. She then allows herself to wallow in sadness and alcohol, so much so that she reveals her true emotions, and breaks her expensive pearls, regardless of the prosperity and wealth they represented: “Here, deares." She groped around in a waste-basket she had with her on the bed and pulled out the string of pearls.
Eliza’s mother is dead and her father does not care about her. Cinderella, after her father’s death, becomes a maid for her stepmother and her stepsisters. She does the housekeeping, the laundry and the cooking. They lack family members’ care but they are very feisty and positive. In addition, they have dream and do some changes for their dream by accepting other’s help.
Chapter 2- Plot Analysis of "The Other Side of Midnight Noelle is a pretty girl born to a poor family. Because of her beauty, her father continuously calls her a princess. One day, her father arranges her to become the mistress of Auguste Lanchon, a rich boutique owner. Noelle is forced to sleep with Lanchon. During the intercourse, she realizes that she can control men.
There are many similarities between the wife and the old woman in their sense of humor in the bedroom and in marriage. For example, the Wife would tease her husbands in bed, she would refuse intimacy if he did not give her money. She tells the pilgrims, “that each of them was very blissful and eager to bring me gay things from the fair. They were very glad when I spoke to them pleasantly, for, God knows it, I cruelly scolded them” (The Wife of Bath’s Prologue, Line 220). When she mentions how crude she was to her husband’s we can see the similarities between her and the old woman, for in her tale when the old woman is in bed with the knight she teases him by saying, “Does every knight behave thus with his wife as you do?” (The Wife of Bath’s Tale, Line 1088).
Once upon a time I was remarried to a kind man and then that caused his poor, weak child to become my step-daughter. She never liked me and I don’t know why. All I ever made her do was some easy chores. Like seriously her two stepsisters,Anastasia and Drizella, have to maintain their closets full of shoes and drawers with plenty of clothes themselves. Keeping your room tidy is a very hard thing if you have two extremely lazy and selfish daughters.