He does this in fear that she will put a stop to him betting his money on the horses. Throughout the short story, Lawrence depicts Paul as being secretive with both his money and ability to predict horse race winners as well as being an extremely trusting person. Lawrence shows this when he writes, ‘“Oh!’- and the boy writhed in an odd way- ‘I don’t want her to know, uncle.’ ‘All right son! We’ll manage it without her knowing”’ (313-315). This statement occurs after Paul makes a shocking ten thousand on Lively Spark in the Leger race.
For instance she wouldn 't marry the man she loved because he was poor, she practically forced herself to marry a man because of his fortune, she then became unfaithful to her husband because her past lover now had a great amount of wealth. Daisy 's desire for wealth lead her to plague her relationships, and the poor decisions she made were all caused to feed her greed. Daisy’s appetite for wealth came from her surroundings when growing up. She had all she ever needed and more, because of this, it carried out into her adulthood. And rather than a luxury it became a necessity.
They would both constantly cheat on each other and have relationships with other partners, however they did not get a divorce due to their own selfish reasons. In The Great Gatsby there was a huge absence of intimacy and admiration in the marriages, and no one was trying to secure their union to each other either because they were in the relationship for their spouse’s money, or cheated because they felt lavish and could get away with it. F. Scott Fitzgerald wants the reader to know that pretending that everything is okay just leads to false illusions of a perfect reality in the eyes of one person or another. The fact that everyone knows that Tom has a mistress and that Daisy looks the other way makes her look clueless and foolish. “The fact that he had one [a mistress] was insisted upon wherever he was known.
In general everyone in society is threatened by their money, they feel helpless against their money. They think money is the most powerful thing you can have. They might also look up to them for the reason of their money. They see the socs as powerful people, and they want to be like them. They want them to be perfect, so they think that and lie to
Firstly, the Oedipus complex that existed and arose between Paul and his mother. Paul's violent and rampant desire to placate his mother led to him financially usurping his father as the money-provider of the household. Secondly, while Hester, Paul’s mother, hysterically longed for all the luxuries which her husband could not give her and her family as a whole, she pointed out her husband symbolically with her statement to her son, that is, “well I suppose […] your father had no luck” (Lawrence, 1926:3). The only thing was, Hester's own sagacity of deficiency spilled out on Paul, who was inwardly instigated his exasperated attempts to give her pleasure and gain her love. Ironically, Paul’s longing to please his mother ultimately led to his death.
She refuses to give up Edgar for Heathcliff because he can offer her much than she believes his opponent ever could and she refuses to give up Heathcliff because she still loves him. She is too selfish to choose one man, instead keeping them both to fulfill all of her needs while hurting both of her lovers in the process. Catherine 's capacity to love herself continuously overpowered her ability to truly love those around her. Heathcliff is another extremely selfish character in the novel. His selfishness however, isn 't fueled by self-love but rather his ability to passionately hate those who cross him and his strong desire for revenge.
Similarly, Dounya does not marry Luzhin, who could be a very easy way out of life in poverty, because she does not truly wish to marry him. The only aspect of the money that would be a factor would be what Pulcheria Raskolnikov mentioned in her letter to Raskolnikov saying “Nor has either Dounia or I breathed a word to him of the great hopes we have of his helping us to pay for your university studies; we have not spoken of it in the first place, because it will come to pass of itself, later on, and he will no doubt without wasting words offer to do it of himself, (as though he could refuse Dounia that)”-(42). The marriage would not only be based on Dounya’s own opinion, but along with Raskolnikov’s opinion, who strongly disagrees, influences Dounya’s choice of marriage. Had Raskolnikov accepted Pyotr Petrovich with glee and befriended him as he
The Great Gatsby shows how chasing after a woman, or a dream, through whatever means can just fall apart. It does not always go the way you want. Sometimes you have to accept the fact you cannot have everything and Gatsby had to learn that the hard way. He was selfish and he wanted everything. The Joads were selfless and helped anyone that needed it.
After she got married she could not get all those wonderful jewels that she had ever dreamt about due to lack of financial .Even her husband’s love and caring attitude cannot comfort and make her feel happiness. Moreover, she is blind with her desire and does not notice anything else. The terms of necklace, it shows us how people afford so much power and worthy of materialism, and it very expensive items for rich people themselves. It reminds us to avoid young lady Loisel’s concern for her external joys of life; such as love, health, and family. We can say that this short story is similar to a moralistic fable.
There are a lot of themes that can be featured in the short story,”The Rocking-Horse Winner”, but I would like to focus on the greediness of people. In the story, Paul’s mother tirelessly tried to look for ways to earn money, but failed after every try. With the house now filled with anxiety, the children thought the house was haunted and started hearing the house whispering “There must be more money! There must be more money!” Paul then confronted his mother why they are poor members of the family. His mother then told him that luck was the