When he first saw Daisy Miller he was utterly shocked by how different she was. Even though his aunt, Mrs. Costello, told Winterbourne to stay away from Daisy, he made it his mission to break down and learn all things about Daisy. Daisy was fond of Winterbourne as well. She saw him as a very close friend. But once Winterbourne saw how big of a tease she was and he was not getting the attention that he thought he should get from her and how she would be with men non stop, he stopped pursuing
When individuals want something bad enough, there will eventually come a point where they will be willing to do whatever necessary to get what they want, even if that means sacrificing their own morals. This irrational desire is present in both the upper and lower class, however, Fitzgerald makes this most apparent in the upper class. When those in the upper class desire something, they go after it without thinking of the moral repercussions. This can best be seen through Tom’s affair with Myrtle. During his affair, Tom doesn’t outright lie to Daisy, but he keeps her in the dark just enough so that he can have his cake and eat it too.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Polly sometimes envys the Shaw’s for having money, being able to buy what they want when they want it, while she on the other hand has to earn her own money to buy practical things rather than new dresses. The conflict intensifies when Tom was talking to Fanny one night at the opera, and said to his sister “It’s just Polly.” This deeply upsets Polly to hear one of her dearest friends say such a thing, and to refer to her as just Polly rather than a friend. Even Fanny continues to call Polly “Old fashioned” she might not mean it to be rude, but it still hurts Polly to be called names by her friends.
With news of Mr.Scott’s death, Laura becomes hesitant to host the party, however, Mrs.Sheridan remarks on her daughter’s ridiculousness and absurdity. She states, “People like that don’t expect sacrifices from us” (Mansfields, 6), dismissing the need to be civil towards the low-class. It is not merely just that she refuses to express courtesy to the lower classes, but also that she believes it impossible of such people to possess expectations for the wealthy. Her mother’s impervious behavior stuns Laura and she becomes conflicted; where is the fine line between respect and power? In addition, Jose mindlessly assumes that Mr.Scott had been drunk and her insensitive comment visibly agitates Laura.
Hermia rashly enters act one in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by defying Theseus’ advice to submit to her father’s wishes. At first glance, she appears irritating and imprudent because she challenges those who have authority over her and does not recognize the consequences of her actions. Hermia especially appears selfish because she functions without regarding how other people may feel when she bluntly states her desires. When observing Hermia at a surface level, it appears that she does not exhibit many pleasing characteristics. Yet when analyzing her actions deeper, one discovers that Hermia is a strong character who displays honorable and respectable traits.
Nick on the other hand has a strong attraction for Jordan Baker. Both of them are on the same social status but, Jordan cannot make her own decisions and is controlled financially by her Aunt. Nick seems to altogether disregard her passion of cheating lying and being uninterested in other people and gets disappointed when she could care less about Myrtle 's death. Although Nick is attracted to Jordan, he doesn 't love her.
In the beginning of The Great Gatsby, Daisy was in love with Gatsby but when Gatsby left to go into the military and she met Tom during his absence. 4. Men were able to do whatever they wanted with other women and not get called out for it, and the wives would stay because that’s the respectful thing to do for their social class, and if women had affairs it wasn’t the same as men having them. 5. Tom has affairs because he knows it is socially acceptable, Daisy will not leave him, and even if Daisy wanted to leave him she would not as it is not acceptable in society.
Ultimately this shows how little Marjane’s father and everyone else thinks that people need to stay in their own social classes and shouldn 't try to leave them, no matter what. This tears apart the maid for she truly loved the boy, but was forced to end the relationship and Marjane sees this as very wrong, and wishes social classes didn’t affect people’s lives. However, Marjane’s young perspective doesn’t allow her to see the full picture of this. Social classes are a big part of the Iranian culture and they believe that people need to stay in them, Marjane can’t understand this and as a result she became so angry. Another theme in the book Persepolis that is talked about is religion.
Janie now as a widow, evolves into another relationship with a man named Tea Cake. Tea Cake shows janie that he really cares about her and doesn 't seem like the other men. With janie 's track record, she told herself that she wouldn 't end up in the same situation as she once was in. Although janie 's friends and her close family told her to just stay away from him because they didn 't want to see her go through something else all over again. But janie decides to ignore all of their concerns so, Tea Cake and Janie latter decide to get married.
The parties are ironic in themselves because the at the parties there are huge amounts of infidelity, “the world and its mistress returned to Gatsby’s house, and Gatsby wants Daisy to come to his parties so that they can rekindle their love for each other, “Gatsby’s very careful about his women” thus causing Daisy to commit acts of infidelity in her relationship with Tom (Fitzgerald 65, 77). However, when Daisy finally gets a chance to attend one of Gatsby’s parties and she is not impressed and she feels out of place at the party because she is not used to the lifestyle that Gatsby has. This shows the impossibility of Gatsby ever achieving his dream of being with Daisy because Daisy would never leave Tom for Gatsby because she is so used to
Not only is avarice a major issue, but the likes of pride and envy lurk in the murky waters of the Long Island Sound. The previous offenders, repeat again here. Starting with Gatsby, who embodies the classic rags to riches stories of the time. When his past is brought out from behind a curtain, it is discovered that it may be not so classic after all. James Gatz admires the well-to-do people, like Dan Cody.
Topic sentence: In the novel The Great Gatsby, the author Fitzgerald uses metaphor and simile as literary techniques to demonstrate the theme of society and class during the early 1920’s. Point 1 link topic sentence: The Jazz Age was considered to be a generation of music, celebrations, greed and pleasure. Fitzgerald describes this period of events through various uses of metaphors and similes to successfully create an image and the importance it had on society and class during the early 1920’s.
Antithesis is a rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect F Scott. Fitzgerald employs this technique to contrast the character of Nick Carraway with that of the overarching themes present in the society that are also possessed by the other individual characters. This society is steeped in the social stratification and conspicuous materialism that is characteristic of the jazz age of the 1920’s. “These characters… constitute America itself as it moves into the jazz age” , and just like the society that was looking to increase in prosperity, the individual characters in the Great Gatsby were also in pursuit of acquiring and maintaining this money, status and social prestige.