The main character, Jay Gatsby, does not project the same kind of greediness. He is the ideal in the view of the American dream, except from the fact that he does not have a family. He does not care for the wealth that he has built up as it is just a tool for him to get Daisy. The way that he is greedy is how much he wants Daisy. He cannot simply settle for having Daisy, he need her to say that she never even loved Tom, much like greediness in money means you want more and once you get it you want even more.
Happiness, one of the hardest words to define. To some people, they believe that they need a lot of money to be happy. While on the other hand, others think having many friends or being with your family is the way to happiness, not money. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby, a man named Jay Gatsby believes that if he has a lot of money and living extravagantly that he is able to buy happiness which is his love for Daisy. And also Myrtle who demonstrates this by having an affair with Tom so he could buy everything she wants.
Curley's Wife begins to talk about how Curley ignores her and only talks about what he is going to do to other guys and how she sits there and listens to him all day as if she does not matter to him (Steinbeck 78). When they are together he only talks about himself, she does not have someone else to talk to, someone to tell how her day was, no one to share stories with. Curley does not care about her he is always out but does not want her talking to anyone else, he expects her to be lonely. Curley's wife has a husband but she does not have a friend, she is left with someone who doesn't care about her at all. Curley's wife is the loneliest character because her husband does not pay attention to her.
Like Daisy, Myrtle cheats on her husband and had an affair with another man who is Tom Buchanan. Myrtle wishes that she could live the upper class lifestyle rather to the poor lifestyle in which she is in. This leads to the disrespect towards her husband because she wants to leave her
Men on the farm will not talk to her because gender. This leads her to become lonely, thus gender is a social barrier. Her other barrier is her inability to move on with her life. Curley's wife never received a letter back from the movie director who promised to make her a starlet in Hollywood. This is a mental barrier from her past that prevents her from achieving her future
Myrtle Wilson’s husband is named George Wilson, unfortunately, she is miserable being married with him. She is having an affair with Tom, “There is always a halt there of at least a minute and it was because of this that I first met Tom Buchanan’s mistress.” (Fitzgerald ## ) Nick Carraway implies that Myrtle is having an affair with Tom. Myrtle married George Wilson because she thought that he had money so she married him, later she discovered that he is not wealthy and married Myrtle with a borrowed suit. She feels better that she cheats on him with Tom Buchanan. Her motivation to do this is because she wants people to think she is rich just like Daisy’s motivation.
The tragic novella of Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton focuses on adultery in rural New England. Stressing the importance of relationships, the narrator tells the story of Ethan Frome, a man searching for love. Despite being married to his cousin Zeena, he only views this civil union as a moral obligation. Then, he ventures into an adulterous relationship with Mattie Silver, and begins to understand what love is really about. The author often focuses on a red pickle dish, a treasured wedding gift, which unexpectedly shatters.
Ethan marries Zeena after Zeena comes to care for Ethan's sick mother. Ethan's mother eventually dies and just before Zeena leaves "he was seized with an unreasoning dread of being left alone on the farm" so to avoid facing loneliness he unconsciously asks her to marry him(35). Similarly Whartons expected marriage, Ethan merely married Zeena because "he felt obligated to her" and he was "not aware of the implications of having her was a wife"(66 Farwell). Whartons unromantic and incompatible marriage is seen in Ethan because he quickly realizes he is "not in love with her, he does not find her beautiful and mostly he does not find her interesting"(66). In addition to the similar incompatibility seen in Whartons marriage, Ethan's wife also begins to fall ill just as Teddy Wharton had.
He's so dumb he doesn't know he's alive. "( F. Scott Fitzgerald 26). This quote shows that George Wilson Myrtle's husband has no clue of the affair that's taking place between Myrtle and Tom. So we know Myrtle doesn't care about Her marriage but does George? In the story George is generally shown to be unintelligent and dull meaning I'm sure had loves his wife but I'm guessing he doesn't show it much and money is tight so no flowers and
“The Rocking Horse Winner” is about the desperate measures Paul takes to win his mother’s love and attention. Paul thinks by bringing his mother money for which she is always nagging about, he is compensating her misery. After a conversation with his mother, where she tells him she is not lucky because she is married