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.
Women during the Great Depression were seen as weak and were treated unfairly men were the only ones who even had a slight chance of attaining the American Dream. For women achieving the American Dream was very difficult, they had to give up everything so that their husbands could achieve their dream (Loranger). Like in Of Mice and Men Curley’s wife had to give up her dream of becoming an actress because she was too young and a women, “If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet” (Steinbeck 88). Curley’s wife is saying that she would have lived a much happier life is she went with her dream of becoming an actress. Since she was a women her dream was unattainable and if she wanted to get an opportunity to become an actress again she would have to work very hard to do so.
In the story, “The Necklace”, Mme. Loisel has many flaws. In the story, I believe that her greatest flaw is her desire for everyone of a higher class to love her. This is proven when the author states, “She would have liked so much to please, to be envied, to be charming, to be sought after.” (pg. 2) This flaw eventually causes her downfall because when she finds out that the necklace is missing, she doesn’t tell her friend what happened, for fear of her friend not liking her anymore.
Maybe I ought’n to. I don’t like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.” (Steinbeck, p.87). Curley’s wife shows that although she has a high status, she too is struggling like George. Although she has what most dream of being wealth, a home and a partner, she is still unable to attain her
Those with advantages that make them seem prestigious tend to ultimately abuse their status, destroying many aspects of their personal life as a result. For example, Mark Water’s film, Mean Girls, portrays a simple girl who is overwhelmed with the typical American high school social structure. According to Helen Kirwan-Taylor’s article on the Wealth Fatigue Syndrome, the sudden luxurious lifestyle will eventually lead to her loss of happiness and relationships. Both Waters and Kirwan-Taylor shine light on the fact that even though most people crave the deluxe life, they fail to realize the consequences that come along with it. Kirwan-Taylor’s article and Water’s film collaborate on the addiction of obtaining superiority.
For example both girls need someone backing them on their decision on who they are going to fall in love and be with forever. In this situation Juliet has so much from her family that it disables her from making decisions on her own. For instance, Juliet’s parents made the decision on who she going to marry, when actually Juliet already was in love with Romeo and had zero interest in Paris. (Rom 4.1.) Juliet parents supported Juliet so much that when it came to making a decision on her own, she literally crashed and burned because she had never made that big of a choice on her own.
Of course The Vicario family is poor and looking for anyway to better their living conditions. Once Bayardo makes it obvious that he is interested in Angela her family forces her to marry him even though she is not interested by him. After they get married he quickly returners her because she is not pure. This is another example of Machismo, if a woman is not a virgin before she is married she is seen as used and unworthy of a
Gatsby’s obsession is also illustrated by the fact that he hopes that Daisy will just randomly show up to one of his parties like many other people do (81). Daisy was born into the upper-class lifestyle, “’She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart, she never loved anyone except me!’”
“One reason materialistic people are so unhappy is that they often lack gratitude” (Wallace). Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and many materialistic people are like that because they are not fully thankful of what they do have and they are just thinking about what else they can have to make themselves a happy person. Esperanza is not having gratitude about what her parents could get for her family and she is instead complaining and hoping every time they move, it is to that so talk house. She is certainly not recognizing the fact that her parents may have work their hardest to afford the house. Kids, like Esperanza, are not conscious enough of financial situations.
They can’t love anyone until they love themselves or figure out who they are. Edna doesn’t love her husband, because she doesn’t know who she is until she realises she loves Robert. Kate Chopin’s The Awakening follows Edna Pontellier, a woman of the Creole society who is constantly fighting between conforming as she is supposed, and acting how she wants to. Her struggle is shown through her outward conformity and her inner question, which conflict when the two expect and want different things from