Fitzgerald creates a contrast to what Tom and Daisy seem to be on the outside by introducing the cheating ways of Tom. Catherine says “Neither of them can stand the person they’re married to.” (33) This shows that Myrtle and Tom both want out of their marriage. With their unhappy relationships, they want to be together. “Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand.” (37) This shows that Tom has an anger issue. Myrtle is strong for staying with him after he breaks her nose.
In the play ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen, the role of macaroons play a major role as they represent Nora’s dishonest behavior towards Torvald. Nora is completely a different person in front of Torvald; however, she tries to shield things that she does which Torvald doesn’t like. In reality, their marriage seems to be falling apart as she is not happy being with her husband as he tells her not to have macaroons, as the macaroons will damage her teeth and destroy her beauty. The macaroons present image of Nora’s longing to be liberated. She wants to have her own personality and will to live a life where no one stops her from doing what she gets pleasure from.
Initially, both characters act violently; the parent in ‘Nettles’ takes a hook to hack down the nettle bed, and Miss Havisham expresses strong feelings of hate, often threatening to strangle or stab her former fiance. However, the themes are communicated differently in the two poems, ‘Nettles’ has a more structured storyline with a clear beginning, middle, and end, while Miss Havisham further emphasizes the emotional aspect of the situation. Through this, the poems reflect how some conflicts lead to closure and realization, while others dramatically change the personality and behavior of a person
Scout realizes that she hasn’t done enough for Boo and feels bad for accusing him of being a monster. “Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return.
On the surface it seems as though “Winter Dreams” is a romantic story about the love Dexter, a young man who aspires to surpass his middle-class background, has for Judy, a privileged young woman born into wealth. The moral of the story is about being one’s own worst enemy, and falling victim to our malformed impressions and ideals of the the world and our inability to independently define our own self-worth. The intro of “Winter Dreams” exposes Dexter's character when the narrator says, “Some of the caddies were poor as sin and lived in one-room houses with a neurasthenic cow in the front yard, but Dexter Green's father owned the second-best grocery store in Black Bear.” The use of the simile, “poor as sin” establishes Dexter’s repugnance of poverty. His obsession and fixation on status is revealed by using the words, “second-best grocery store.” He also describes winter as, “profoundly melancholy” associating winter with being extremely miserable and disturbing thus foreshadowing his final outcome at the end. Dexter covets the lives of the wealthy so he quits his job making the decision to become one of the rich men that plays golf instead of the mediocre helper.
In the article “The Passion of Gatsby: Evocation of Jesus in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby”, by Thomas Dilworth, Gatsby’s love for Daisy and fear that Tom would hurt her, “motivates him to keep Daisy’s secret about her accidentally killing Myrtle Wilson” (Dilworth 119). Gatsby is so in love, he becomes blind to the truth, that Daisy doesn’t love him because if she truly loves him, she would have put up a fight on who takes the blame. Also caring for his safety and not her
Actions as such bring up the issue that while he tries to foster the marriage, John is also repeatedly lying to her and continuously being caught. In word such as “I think you’re sad again. Are you?” , there is clearly a discord portrayed in the marriage, and a sense of distance in between the couple (Miller
He claims "I am no good man" and is constantly trying to do the right thing and make correct decisions to show he is not all bad to both himself and his wife. Proctor therefore faces an inner crisis when his wife is accused of witchcraft and arrested. He faces the decision of sacrificing his name and saving Elizabeth or keeping his name and dealing with the guilt for not trying to save her. However, Proctor's individual conscience takes over as he realizes his wife is being punished because of his acts and claims "goodness shall not die for me". As a result of Proctor's choice to reveal the truth of his affair and save his wife, his commitment and care for her is revealed.
Zeena’s jealousy is displayed early on in the story when Ethan starts showing more interest in Mattie than his own wife. Zeena’s negativity ultimately leads to Ethan shutting her out altogether and not speaking. Zeena’s hypochondria and few legitimate illnesses serve as an excuse for her to find remedies for her many unresolved sicknesses. Despite her distasteful qualities, Zeena responds to the tragedy at the end of the novel with resigned tenacity as she takes the responsibility for the care of Ethan and Mattie. Zeena continues to find fault and complain; however she comes out of her hypochondriac self-pity by the need to care for her loved ones.
Although her intentions are clean and righteous, her only goal is to have the undergarment removed, exploiting the idea of purity. Like his wife, Brick also has a slurred sexual symbol, the crutch, which alludes to the reason he cannot love Maggie. Brick's crutch is a symbol of his own phallus which is being restrained due to the possibility of his homosexuality. During an intense conversation with Big Daddy Brick attempts to leave the room so Big Daddy "jerks (Brick's) crutch from under (him)" which is met by the cries of Brick saying, "Big Daddy! give me my crutch" and upon receiving it, Brick "flees in horror" (103,105).