Woman’s dreams of making it big have been crushed since the beginning of time because of the fact that they are women. People thinking they can’t make it because of the simple fact that others looked down on them because of their gender. Having others bringing them down because there’s no way that a woman can make it in movies and in pictures in the 30’s. It tore down Curley’s Wife until she was nothing. She probably felt like nothing hence the reason why she felt the need to push herself on anybody who was willing to show her attention, that didn’t end well for her.
It is said from the beginning to stay away from her because only bad circumstances will come out of it. Curley’s wife was talking to Lennie how her life could have been a lot better; “I tell ya I could of went with shows” (Steinbeck 78). Not much before she married Lennie, Curley’s wife could have been an actress and lived a very rich and successful life. There was a guy in the shows that told Curley’s wife that she is an amazing actress and could be in the shows. She never gets a letter from the guy in the shows so she ends up marrying Curley; “I couldn’t get nowhere or make nothin of myself… so I married Curley” (Steinbeck 88).
Once a woman marries, all of her property would go to her husband and she must live under his shadow. If there was a divorce, the children would go to the men, leaving the women with nothing. Men could have premarital sex but women had to be chaste, otherwise they would be seen as sinners. The most degrading thing was their employment. The reason why women could not live a single life was because there would be no way they could make a living.
All her good memories about wedding is destructed when he asks her to abort the child on the day of wedding. The memories about the wedding is the worst one and she has never been married “It wasn’t a wedding…I was emptied, amputated; I stank of salt and antiseptic, they had planted death in me like a seed”(145). Because of this one traumatic movement in her life, she is unable to face her own guilt in the murder and she separates herself not only from her private past, “A section of my life sliced out off from me like a Siamese twin, my own flesh cancelled. Lapse, relapse, I have to forget” (45) but from her parents, and more crucially, from all emotion; “The other half, the one locked away, was the only one that could live; I was the wrong half, detached, terminal”
Specifically, the wedding ceremony matched that of a modern ceremony, with the exchanging of rings and kisses. In the books example, “after Giovanni presented gifts to Lusanna’s relatives, he shared a flask of wine with the members of the wedding party. Giovanni and Lusanna then went into a bedroom on the upper floor to consummate their marriage. Since the night curfew is in force” (20). The point that is most interesting about the passage is the night curfew, which demonstrates an inherent fear or avoidance of the night time hours by the Florentine people.
She would often sit in front of a downstairs window with “the light behind her, and her upright torso motionless as that of an idol.” If she couldn’t keep up the reputation and status her father had established in Jefferson, she just wouldn’t go out at all. And when she did, “she carried her head high enough even when we believed that she was fallen. It was as if she had demanded more than ever the recognition of her dignity as the last Grierson.” Even her great-aunt “believed the Griersons held themselves a little too high for what they really were.” She even went on to point out that none of the men were good enough for her. Despite her efforts to maintain her reputation as a proper southern lady, Emily’s alleged equals in society still looked down on her and said, “Poor Emily.” The other women believed Emily had associated with a man beneath her social status when she spent time with a man by the name of Homer Barron. Emily’s desperation for a man in her life led her to forget her “noblesse oblige” or noble obligation to merely show kindness to a day laborer, especially one from the
In the Arab countries most of the weddings are traditional weddings. The Kingdom of Bahrain is one of these countries. There are several of steps and procedures they do in order to proceed in the weddings. Firstly there must me an arrangement between the bride and groom and their families, secondly before the engagement party usually there’s a Henna celebration where the bride’s hands are decorated with Henna and it is considered an optional celebration. At the end they will commence in the final engagement party and the wedding could take place after months or years and many they just go for a honey moon it would depends on the couples.
However, Gatsby’s great plan that he instructs Daisy to follow is impractical, “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: ‘I never loved you.’ After she had obliterated three years with that sentence they could decide upon the more practical measures to be taken. One of them was that, after she was free, they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house—just as if it were five years ago.” (Fitzgerald 118) Therefore, it goes in conflict with Daisy’s own desires, since Gatsby’s main source of income is mostly from illegal activities, “that drugstore business was just small change, but you’ve got something on now that Walter’s afraid to tell me about.” (Fitzgerald 143) As Gatsby’s career involves illegal activities that need to be kept secret, the nature of Gatsby’s career is far too risky for Daisy to be able to live with, assuming that Daisy and Gatsby would get married. In a way, Daisy knows all along that she is never going to leave Tom for Gatsby, although for a short period of time she too is caught up in the possibility of escape and to live the life that Gatsby dreams of. But, she never truly believes it as much as Gatsby. Even though Daisy is in an unhappy marriage with Tom, she and Tom “weren’t unhappy either.
Our wedding is a very special occasion for us, specially my fellow bride. I believe every one of us who wants a memorable wedding day would try to make all preparations perfect, and I am not an exception. My wedding happened five months ago, and I must admit that the preparations were extensive and tedious. I never gave up. I attended all of the preparation schedules.
Today was my 18th birthday and I hoped that for once, it would be a special day filled with love from the only two people who gave me attention in between their working lives my mum and dad, Martha and Warren. My parents weren’t exactly always there but they made time for me when they could, showering me in gifts even though I had never asked. I rushed down the marble staircase into the large living room, filled with the sweet scent of the vanilla bean candles mum had insisted on putting all around the house. In the far corners of the room lay 2 large, paleaceous chairs decorated with faux fur throws and deluxe fluffy pillows, to the right of the plasma screen TV. It was incredibly quiet as pure usual and I couldn’t see my parents anywhere in sight, I continued looking throughout the hugely spacious house with a feeling of exuberance, for once actually excited to start the day.