Marrying off the daughter for the transfer of money illustrates the great deal of control men had over women. Throughout the play, Orgon clearly displays that his and only his opinion matters. By the same token, his daughter even asks him what he wants to hear before speaking to him. Orgon’s actions further show the dominance of men in the time period of this play. When choosing a husband for his daughter, Orgon is not thinking of whether she is in love with the man, but instead who deserves the family wealth.
In the story “The Necklace” a woman named Madame Loisel didn’t know the worth of everything she already had. She got suckered into thinking if she were born rich that she would be known and get all the attention from other men, even though she has a husband. Her downfall began with the necklace she had borrowed. Losing it caused her to go into debt and lead to her learning the lesson of being happy and thankful with the things she has and not what she wants. One main point to her downfall was that she was obsessed with having to have all the nice things in the world, having all of the attention from people and other men.
“I swore to myself that you should know this before I’m gone. I’ll never find a better chance. Yes, Nora, now you know. And also you know now that you can trust me beyond anyone else” (Ibsen 909)And although this is a natural thing to happen to a human, Dr. Rank should have either come clean with Torvald, or not been such close friends with Nora. That being said, Dr. Rank does show virtue in the fact that he loves Nora for who she is and how she acts, not just for how she looks.
Due to being unable to live comfortably and being in debt, Mr. Lantin has no other choice but to sell his wife 's jewelry. But the twist in the story is that it seems as if Madam Lantin was living a double life as Mr. Lantin finds out later on. Satisfied with this great fortune he received from selling his former wife 's jewelry, Mr. Lantin gets remarried for a second time but this time it is said that Mr. Lantin 's current wife is the total opposite of the first wife which many can come to the conclusion that money can 't buy you happiness and if being happy by dishonest values is worth the financial gains or if the unhappiness from honest values is worth the pain.
One reason Daisy didn't wait for Gatsby is because her mom persuaded to wait. Her mother had said that once she married Gatsby, that her life of luxury and leisure would be over. That scared Daisy a little bit, almost rushing her feelings into someone else. When Gatsby found this out he did everything he could, even illegal things, to attain the wealth he has during the events of the novel. Once he had this, he started buying things that she'd probably like when they'd get together.
With the support from her family, she betrays Gatsby and marries Tom Buchannan not out of love but out of realistic concern. However, when Gatsby comes back as a mysterious millionaire with a lavish lifestyle, Daisy falls for him again. According to Daisy, the reunion with Gatsby is miserable not only because of the rekindled flame between the two past lovers, but also because Gatsby now has the upper-class lifestyle she yearns for, yet she is not with him (Gam). Her love is based on his attraction which comes not from Gatsby himself but from his money and material luxury. People around her gradually
Nora then decides to leave Torvald. Nora says “I don’t even really know what society is.” Demonstrating how controlled she has been by the men in her life. Throughout the play Nora is very dependent and under the control of her husband Torvald. During this time period woman did not have any rights and were expected to do as their husbands say. By Nora leaving her husband demonstrates the gaining of her independence.
“As soon as she finds out that Gatsby may be making his wealth in backroom, bootlegging ways, she’s done with the whole flirtation.” (Baker.Katie) In other words, Baker believes that Daisy was just using Gatsby all along. She doesn’t get any attention from Tom so she goes after the weak link her previous lover Jay Gatsby who is now wealthy. But, when Daisy finds out about about how he got his fortune she is turned off by him meaning she is over and done with Gatsby and
Firstly, being selfless and accommodating to others needs and wants is not something that the society in this time period can be proud of. Daisy, Tom and Gatsby develop the trait of selfishness in many ways throughout the novel. Daisy Buchanan is a wealthy woman who lives in the East egg and is married to Tom Buchanan. Tom, Daisy, Gatsby, Jordan and Nick all go to town when Tom and Gatsby break into an argument because Tom finds out that Gatsby and Daisy are having an affair. Gatsby tells Tom the truth about Daisy and himself because Tom bombards him with questions when he says, “’She never loves you, do you hear?’ he cried.
You ain’t satisfied or proud of nothing we done “ (1.2. 315-320). Despite what his mother says, Walter continues to be stubborn and talks Mama into giving him the money to invest in a liquor business. Walter believes receiving this money will allow him and his family to live a comfortable life. As the play progresses, Walter exhibits more and more selfishness which is revealed when he belittles his sister about becoming a doctor.
In saying this, her husband basically got them into this whole “I’m poor, woe is me” mess. If her husband had told Mathilde to come clean right from the beginning and tell her friend, they’d be saving themselves a lot of trouble. Because of Roger’s lack of family and support, no one could tell him that stealing was wrong (except for Mrs. Jones in the story, who serves as a motherly figure), and no one could care for him when he needed it. In the story “Thank You, Ma’am”, Mrs. Jones sacrifices her time and money and gives helpful information and can relate to Roger’s situation. They connect in this story through their
Myrtle ended up cheating on Wilson because Tom had the money that Wilson lacked, she felt like she deserved more than she was getting. Fitzgerald’s Novel The Great Gatsby shows how Gatsby and Wilson lied to their women about how much money they had. No matter the efforts, they were not the person that their partners fell in love with. So Wilson ends up with an unhappy marriage and Gatsby is only used as a tool for Daisy to get her husband
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. Later, Tea Cake grows “jealous” and decides to beat on Janie to demonstrate that he still owns her. The similarities between all of these relationships, is that they all told janie that they would always treat her how a woman should be treated.
Secondly, another nicknames Torvald calls Nora a ‘spendthrift’ which was offensive on many levels and symbolized his attitude towards his wife. Parents generally use the nickname ‘spendthrift’ on their children when they feel as though their child buys and spends money on things that are very unnecessary, calling Nora this symbolizes that Torvald does not treat Nora as a partner and more like a child. This is further proven when the nicknames, ‘spendthrift’ is used to such a high extent that it was evident that the author was trying to make his sense of superiority and sexism visible; thereby giving Torvald control over Nora. Lastly, Torvald uses the nickname songbird which symbolized that Nora is not seen as an equal as a bird is placed in a cage. It goes on to say that she can be owned as a pet because that is what happens to songbirds.