After the war, everyone wanted a piece of currency. From 1924 to 1927 there was “A leap from 75 to 283 in the number of Americans who paid taxes on income of more than a million dollars a year”(Doc. C). Many had wanted the lifestyles of the ‘Old Money’ and did their best to from the illusion that they were a part of that class. This is shown when Gatsby had contributed to the illusion by buying actual books as remarked by the owl eyed man when he claimed “They’re real… Absolutely real-have pages and everything”(Doc.
The saying that love is blind, is one that is very wrong. Love is not blind, it is merely a faint line that many individuals chose not to see. During Shakespeare’s time, the societal norms that cultivated women were very precise. Women were held to high standards to both look and act in specific ways, but did society ever take it too far? Many poets during Shakespeare’s time wrote traditional blazon sonnets, ones that compared women to the most wondrous things life has to offer; gems, jewels, plants, and stars.
While the girl claims she looks a mess the guy still insists on her looking perfect. This song is a prime example of how society should be more accepting. Due to the heavy expectations of society many people believe that their flaws are all anyone can see. However, most of the time other people are seeing straight pass all of the flaws and seeing the beauty. Not many people believe this theory because of the damage society has done by listing all of these expectations.
Furthermore, later in the novel she mentions: “I confess I felt it a flaw in my own makeup sometimes, how I didn’t make a judgement about Sweetie’s looks before I fell in love with her.” (p.74). Because of the connection between looks and love, created by society, ththe speaker sometimes feels bad about loving her own sister. This one moment from Claire’s life shows the messed up way stereotypes have influenced people’s minds. Secondly, there is the father. In his case we can observe an obsession with the past image of Dian.
Today, and throughout all of history, personal wealth has been a large factor on a person’s quality of life. The more a member of a society has to their name, the more influence and status they have in said society. In the book Pride and Prejudice money and property are huge plot drivers. When Lydia runs off with Wickham before getting married (! ), Darcy must bribe Wickham with a hefty sum of money to convince him to marry her.
Instead of being kind and doing whatever it takes to keep men happy, she is described as “the devil” and having “evil in every pocket (192).” The reason for it is because she does not act like a woman from her era, she is difficult and, in some cases, unpleasant to be around, traits not usually associated with women of the 1950s. Within the novel she steals thirty thousand dollars, manipulates and even kills. She is depicted as being “death herself (252)” because of how easily she breaks out of the mold that is pictured when thinking of women in the 1950s. Despite how much she seems to cross that line, she is also very feminine and alluring. Easy describes her flaws, such as eyes that are too close together as endearing and adding to her façade of a vulnerable damsel in distress.
More Money More Problems “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are very different from you and me.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald. In The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about the lavish lives people had during the roaring twenties, and it’s devastating consequences. The story followed millionaire Jay Gatsby while he was determined to repeat the past in order to win back his married lover, Daisy Buchanan. However, Fitzgerald was right when he said rich people live life differently, and the one thing they all have in common is at the center of their habits: vast amounts of money.
Lauren Newland Professor Fitzgerald English 1310 25 February 2018 The Feminist Agenda Often times when I tell people that I am a proud feminist, I get a variety of different looks – some are positive and others are negative, but I believe that is because most people have absolutely no clue as to what feminism is really about. Many people believe that feminism is no longer needed in society; after all, women can vote now, so what is the purpose of it in the twenty-first century? Feminism is still needed because some women are still paid less than men (and that is only white women, Hispanic and African-American women make even less than that), even after the United States passed the Equal Pay Act. Feminism is still needed because instead of teaching people not to view women as objects, we teach women how to prevent being raped. Feminism is often looked down upon because of the common misperceptions surrounding the word, such as, being a feminist means hating men, thinking only women can be feminists and that feminists are angry, “butch,” bra-burning, non-shaving, lesbians – those assumptions are incorrect because being a feminist, according to Lauren Jauregui, means being a person who believes in the political, social and economic equality of the sexes.
Thomas Hardy constructs a twisted web involving four characters in six marriages in his last novel Jude the Obscure. The controversial actions and philosophies of his female characters in this novel created such an outcry among readers that Hardy gave up novel writing forever. Both Arabella Donn and Sue Bridehead shun traditional views of marriage as a lifelong commitment, but Arabella follows her physical desires and lust for excitement, while Sue is led by her conscience and social pressures. Arabella is Hardy’s stereotypical sexual adventurer, but she crudely masquerades as a woman attempting to appease society’s accepted view of women. She is driven by her sexual impulses and, like Eustacia Vye, frequently aligns herself with men for her own enjoyment and fulfillment.
Male writers always dealt with heavy themes and works of women were not being appreciated. This prejudice comes because women writers are used to write on domestic violence, domestic space, sufferings and conflicts of women in men centric society as a female point of views. The majority of the novels by women portray the psychological suffering of the frustrated housewife; however such themes become lower and artificial when compared to the depiction of the repressed and oppressed lives of women who