Even with a humble and understanding husband who would go above and beyond to make her happy she is still unhappy. Blessed with a beautiful physical beauty, but not the affluent lifestyle that she yearns for, which lead her to continuously seek for what she cannot posses. Her greed for a lavish lifestyle stop her from enjoying her basic life and to constantly judging what she posses ''She suffered from the poorness of her house, from its mean walls, worn chairs, and ugly curtains. All these things, of which other women of her class would not even have been aware, tormented and insulted her'' (Maupassant 7). Mathilde always imagined herself in a high social position with wonderful jewels and expensive clothing instead she have to wear simple clothing.
Norma is so greedy that she can 't see past the reward that she’s been offered, and it’s clouding her thinking and actions as shown when she pushes the button. Matheson also shows Norma as
Alison is the epitome of shallowness. She notes that the success of her marriage depends entirely on her ability to manipulate them for money: “Lies, tears, and spinning are the things God gives/By nature to women….I never would abide/In bed with them if hands began to slide/Till they had promised ransom” (Chaucer 269). Alison serves as an archetype of the gold digger, since she withholds sex until she is paid. This action also fulfills the misogynist’s notion that women act for selfish reasons. Throughout the novel, the women are depicted primarily as semi-feminists.
This relates to Gatsby when he expects more from Daisy than mere love. He wishes she leave her family and spend rest of her life with him. This shows both Gatsby and Mathilde are always looking for more and will never be satisfied with what they have. They both assume having a high status, they can expect more hence, making them selfish and greedy. Attempts at attaining a high social status affect Myrtle, Gatsby and Mathilde negatively as they show selfishness and greediness acts.
In “No Exit,” Estelle is the final prisoner, who was obsessed with her look. She was desperately needs man’s attention and wants to see herself in the mirror to make sure that she is still as gorgeous as when she got send to the hell. She was strongly believed that she does not belong in hell, because her beauty and wealth. She think she has higher place in society, and she is prettier than everyone else, at this moment she is comparing herself to Inez, the other female prisoner. Estelle is like the evil step mom, who will do anything to get to the place that she wanted.
Kat’s lack of knowledge about who she is as a person altered her interests and affected the relationships around her. Lastly, Kat is lost as a person because she lives her life as what others perceive her to be. Though she tries to be unique and do things out of the norm, Kat desires the attention of others which fuels her unique and vogue persona. Her need for attention is evident when Gerald says, “Kat has a tendency to push things to extreme, to go over the edge, merely from a juvenile desire to shock.”(32) Gerald’s words reveal that Kat only lives to impress others, all while being unique and a trend
Myrtle is described as dark skinned, gaudy, and curvacious. She dressed in mostly black and was seen as a loud character. Myrtle and Daisy are also different in the way that they both get different things out of their affair. Myrtle resents her husband because she is convinced she married into a lower class. Having an affair with Tom allows her to feel as if she is apart of the upper class which fulfills her wants in life.
Staying with Tom, having an affair with her past love, Gatsby, and taking off her Mrs. Perfect mask are her reasons for failure. Through Daisy, Fitzgerald is communicating that she is the American Dream, and anyone trying to achieve this goal will always fail in the end. Daisy Buchanan is the wrecking ball to her own demise, for she craves more attention, but she gives into temptation and symbolizes that the American Dream is a setup for failure. Moreover, with money on the mind, who has more dollar signs?
I must think about it" (27.4). Edna fully understands that society would brand her as a terrible woman, but she does not view herself as a bad person. There is an external and internal difference that Edna hopes to one day reconcile. Chopin, instead of creating tension within Edna, created tension within the society and Edna with her newfound independence does not mind how society classifies her. Decisively, it can be concluded that the tension between outward conformity and inward questioning builds the meaning of the novel by examining Edna’s role as a wife, mother, and as nontraditional woman in the traditional Victorian period.
She feels very trapped in a house that is only filled with her husband’s items and impulsively decides that it is not to her liking. While talking to Mademoiselle Riesz about her decision, Edna states “I know I shall like it, like the
This is the reason Lennie and Curleys wife are ideal for one another, they both draw out the outrage and love in one another as they are both in the same circumstance, for instance Lennie is mentally handy caped thus meaning if you were like Lennie back then you would be shunned and would only make society worse. Curleys wife was a woman which implied she had no power and no rights as men did implying that the main suitable spot for her to be was in the house. To add the unfathomable amounts of time Curleys wife spent in the house was not beneficial as it promoted dejection and the feeling
In the beginning of the story, Gilman incorporates a character who has convinced herself that she is living in a perfect marriage when in fact it is quite the opposite. In the story, along with her marriage, the woman becomes obsessed with patterns, beginning to criticize and become sceptical about every pattern. The women believes “the color [of the wallpaper] is repellent, almost revolting, a smouldering unclean yellow, strangely faded by the slow turning sunlight.” (2) The character has altered her body from a once lustrous to now grotesque. Gilman uses the term “faded” as a metaphor to represent the way John diminished her true personality and rather created his ideal women. The wallpaper is not only symbol of her mental state but also
Everyone grew attached to her but no one really wanted to show it, because they feared the scornful eyes of their peers. They were embarrassed because they thought she was untouchable. You could think of her as an expensive gem; people can look but they can’t touch. Who wants to associate themselves with a jewel thief? Bernadette was the girl who just wanted to be loved; she would do everything she could just to fit in.
And it is like a woman stooping down and creeping about behind that pattern. I don’t like it a bit. I wonder—I begin to think—I wish John would take me away from here!” (652). The narrator says this line halfway through the story when the sub pattern of the yellow wallpaper finally come into her full focus. She, at this point, is being further drawn into he own alternate fantasy which by the end of the text is the only way of means that she is fully capable of dealing with her personal obstacles and healing herself of her