They both didn’t understand each other which was a problem because they were lying to themselves. They couldn’t get past the differences and love each
Tom and Daisy are not right for each other. Tom knows that so he does what any unhappy man does when he is in a unhappy marriage, he has an affair. Once upon a time, Tom did love Daisy, he got married to her; but somewhere along the way, he lost interest in her and found himself wanting more. Tom has an affair with Myrtle Wilson, who is loved unconditionally by her very sweet and very hard working husband, George. The women in the relationship are not innocent either; Myrtle has an affair, but Daisy does things a little
Gatsby didn’t think so, “ ‘I don’t think she ever loved him’ Gatsby turned around…and looked at me… ‘Of course she might have loved him even for a minute when they were first married’…” (Fitzgerald 8. 152). Gatsby thought he was the only one who loved Daisy; could she have just tricked him into this, feeling like he was the only person she loved? Her personality was unlikable to some people, “A rather unpleasant inamorata, at best infantile and impressionable and at worst, possibly selfish to the point of pathology.” (The Problem With The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan). To many people this personality would not come off as appealing, but Gatsby had fallen in love with Daisy, her uncaring personality had not bothered him, it was just something she could use to help herself get ahead in life.
First deception being between Desdemona, Othello, and her father with the elopement. Next, The lack of communication between the two characters signifies the type of relationship Othello and Desdemona had. Despite the fact that each were loyal to each other, it proves to show how unhealthy their relationship truly was, and reflects how it was in the beginning as well when they eloped and how much it was a bad idea. Iago, however, remained sovereign over their relationship, allowing the loves to fall right into his trap. However, Iago is not the only one that is to take all the blame.
She is also very manipulative when it comes to men. Men would do anything for Daisy at the drop of a hat. Daisy Miller is just a misunderstood girl that was not used to European standards for a woman. She just wanted to be noticed. Daisy was a foreigner and she did not know how to properly act or how to be classy around the people that have always held such high standard in Europe.
She tends to arouse controversy. Firstly, Patient Griselda represents other women as the weak and really hopeless creatures who do not have any rights and are totally dependent on the men. Without men's instructions and help they are not able to do some particular activities. It means that wives should be fully submissive to their husbands who do not show any respect for them. That is why, the acts of Griselda seem to be absurd.
Their unhealthy relationships led to their demise due to the lack of support they were receiving from their partners emotionally. Codependent relationships are unhealthy one-sided relationships, George and Lennie exemplify this due to Lennie’s reliance on George; while Curley and his wife exemplify a counter-dependent relationship due to their avoidance of love and sentimental attachment. The imbalance in affection and effort between these two pairs leads to their untimely end, Lennie being too attached, and neither Curley or his wife being attached enough. Due to Lennie’s disability, he leans on George to help him with a variety of simple tasks the readers are led to believe he cannot complete on his own. This leads to an unhealthy attachment to George as Lennie believes he cannot function without him.
In The Kite Runner, Amir was always a complex character that I found difficult to understand. His actions and feelings towards Hassan absolutely baffled me. After fully understanding the relationship between Amir and Hassan, I came to the conclusion that Amir is essentially a selfish and egotistical character; likewise, in Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is just as selfish towards everyone, even Mercutio. Both Amir and Romeo did not know what they had... until it was gone. I believe the relationship between Amir and Hassan to be weak and one sided.
This is the only reason he lost interest of her all of a sudden, which is ridiculous and whimsical, even though her poor performance is somewhat, probably more than that, originated from him. Dorian is totally not responsible for his own decision. It reminds me the true meaning of falling in love. In my perspective, Dorian has never loved her. He merely loved her shell, how she is represented superficially.
1. The point I find to be the most crucial to the plot in Chapter 1 is the Buchanan’s blatant unhappiness. Tom is obviously unhappy in his married life because, not only is he restless in the sense that he moves frequently, but he also is having an open affair. Daisy is also obviously unhappy because of the way she so readily opened up to Nick, whom she did not know well despite their familial relation, and in the way she interacted with Tom. Even if I had not read this story before, I would have picked up on the fact that this singular point would be a catalyst to the rest of the plot.
Tom expects Daisy to behave as the item he purchased for three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, becoming angry when she indicates she might have a mind of her own. Gatsby has had five years to build up Daisy in his mind, and even Nick acknowledges that “There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams- not through her own fault but because the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything” (101). Though it is clear that not a soul could have lived up to Gatsby’s fantasy, she is still accused of ‘failing’ Gatsby and being responsible for his death. Daisy is simply the vehicle for Gatsby’s impossible dream, and not really a person to Gatsby at all.