But it is not happiness. Marrying and living with someone you have no respect for is not a way to live. Aside from the unhappiness, being married to him was dangerous: “I had heard of her as leading a most unhappy life… Her husband, who had used her with great cruelty, and who had become quite renowned as a compound of pride, avarice, brutality, and meanness” (Dickens 242). Estella did not understand that she deserved better or she was just so put off of having to act in love, that she stayed with a person that abused her.
Romeo falls in love with the beauty of women and doesn 't even get a chance to get to know them. While Juliet doesn 't want to be married, for fear that her marriage will be like her parents, where there 's no love expect for their child. So Romeo and Juliet aren 't model citizens and have their flaws and they both seem to leap before looking. Both Romeo and Juliet seem to act hast in their desertions, which,
The relationship most obviously based on a fear of intimacy is that of Tom and Daisy. Men and women who fear intimacy find ways to do so by engaging in infidelity as a means of hurting their partner, but less obviously, as a means to hurt themselves. This idea is well elaborated by Kristeva: “People who are threatened by intimacy and sexuality … are unable to consummate an intimate relationship and flee into promiscuity. They, also, retreat into being little boys or little girls in the face of an adult sexual relationship, because they are too guilty to consummate the relationship… Intimacy is avoided by choosing unavailable people or by pushing people away when they become too close” (Kriteva).
In his works The Great Gatsby, “Winter Dreams”, and “Bernice Bobs Her Hair”, Fitzgerald shows how women 's attempts to gain independence during the 20th century initially fail due to society 's construction. Majority of the drama that occurs in The Great Gatsby is due to one
She clearly despises men’s superior role to women in society and tries to tackle this problem by stating her opinion and acting on her beliefs (being a solid believer in sisterhood and putting it over her relationships with men). Shazzer’s character in the novel does not completely fulfill the role of a feminist cliché but she definitely has some characteristics that match up with stereotypical definitions of radical feminists. These character features might prove to be problematic for the novel’s recipients as it is not an obvious ironic presentation of the media’s image of feminist activists and could be understood as criticism on feminism: Readers who believe these feminist images could feel vindicated in their
This broken promise is also one of the stones that later drives her mad. So a reader may find it interesting that even in her state of madness she is able to communicate her heartbreak and touch down on topics most would never consider. While Ophelia does show some good examples of feminism, Queen Gertrude shows even more compelling evidence of feminist lens in the form of Gertrude holding the perfect image of a proper women. The reader can see the feminist lens in Gertrude through her love for her son and when she is always being overlooked by the men in her life. An excellent example of one such instance is when Hamlet confronts Gertrude in her closet.
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.”
Daisy and Myrtle are two characters who are not particularly cordial to each other. Daisy and her husband, Tom Buchanan, are in a loveless relationship. Tom turns to Myrtle to fulfill the love that is missing in his marriage. Daisy knows about this affair, but this does not cause her to leave Tom. Daisy instead
Alison yelled for Nicholas to leave her alone; however, when he began to speak sweetly to her, “she hir love hym graunted atte laste,” which means, she granted herself to him at last (3290). Alison’s actions have ambiguous meaning behind them. Alison may have initially rejected Nicholas because she knew that her husband was a very jealous man (3294), and she was scared that he would find out about the affair. On the other hand, Alison could have also been “playing hard to get.” As an attractive, young woman at the time, she knew that she could receive almost anything she desired.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship is the reverse to this. Macbeth refers to his wife as his ‘dearest partner in greatness’. Lady Macbeth, on the other hand, repeatedly insults her husband: “Are you a man?” (3.4.58) and “art thou afeard,” (1.7.39). Lady Macbeth rejects her femininity and telling the spirits to “unsex me here” (1.5.39) – to remove her gentler, motherly feelings and make her evil, which represents her un-feminine personality.