In contrast, Scarlett is an intelligent woman and she always wants to show off. She knows how to be a real lady and want to be a real lady but she hates following the rules. Rhett is alike. He is abandoned by his family as he did not ask to marry a girl who everyone thought he should get married with. Whereas Ashley did not agree to fight but still joined the army, Rhett directly said to the Southerners that he would not support the war and their dream of victory.
Tom also gives Daisy the image of loving wife and mother that she feels she needs for the public eye, regardless of what happens behind closed doors. All of this leads to Daisy staying with Tom and being the submissive wife character he needs. But then she falls in love with Gatsby again and begins to really experience life. Daisy says “It make me sad because I’ve never seen such- such beautiful shirts before.” (92). Daisy isn’t just crying about shirts she is crying about a way of life she has never experienced with Tom but just within the few hours she’s been with Gatsby.
When Howard proposes to Carol, it did not bother her in the slightest that she “was not in love with him.” Carol is first introduced as a romantic, yet every decision she makes contradicts her early description. Instead of a romantic, she seems to be an opportunist who is well aware of how she is perceived in the public. Since she knows that she must be married to become respectable, she agrees to marry Howard immediately to quickly get herself to her optimal social standing. In order to make the best out of this opportunity to move up the social ranks, she decides to “set about the business of falling in love.” Carol’s mindset is completely distorting how people fall in love. This way of thinking is wrong, since people cannot be forced to fall in love, and it is one of the many problems with these required marriages.
Rochester. Jane immediately fell in love with him, but she kept her composure and acted as if nothing ever happened. “Her need for love is compounded with a female sense that love must be purchased through suffering and self-sacrifice.” (Dunn, 467). Jane tries and tries again to deny the feelings that she has for him by saying, “Mr. Rochester, I will not be yours.” (Waxman, 243).
There were rumors about Larry and his playboy nature, but Antonia choose to see the good in him and was even prepared to be married to a man who did not care as deeply for her as she believed. “The trouble with me was, Jim, I never could believe harm of anybody I loved” (5.1.189). Antonia says this to Jim as they are looking back on their lives as adolescents which proves how she learned from her previous experiences not to instantly be so trusting of everybody she meets. In a more positive sense, Antonia’s optimism enabled her to be accepting of what she had, and never wish for more. Unlike her acquisitive mother, Antonia was always content with her life on the farm and never felt it necessary to beg and want what other people have.
Meryl says that “Well, for me, there is no, there is no difference between a private life and a public life. My, my life is my life, is The Truman Show. The Truman Show is...a lifestyle. It's a noble life. It is...a truly blessed life.” However, although she has chosen out of her own free will to be a part of The Truman Show, she is role-playing being Truman’s wife because she is not is wife (although she might be legally but not mentally).
She has no one to lean on for financial support and is forced to become part of the working class. At first Lily embraces it because independence is something she has been searching for throughout the novel. There is even an instance when Rosedale offers to help her, claiming: “ ‘I’d set you up over them all-I’d put you where you could wipe your feet on e’m’ ” (Wharton, 300). Rosedale offers Lily the ultimate social standing upgrade. She has the ability to live the way she has always wanted to, yet Lily turns down the offer.
Women defying men to save other women. Freeing themselves, not only from men but from society’s submissive stereotype. Trifles will always be taught in American Literature because it is too profound not to be read. Susan Glaspell wrote this play for the women who felt confined, yearning for freedom. She is still pleasing audiences with this lovely play and always will.
You hide”…“Why do you keep pushing me away?” (Tan 388). The main reason why she has a hard time doing this is because she never showed love to anyone directly with anyone in the first place. It was impossible for Ruth to tell Art that she loved him when she could barely say the same thing to her mother. Though Ruth does not believe that discussing such matters with Art is critical, it is actually separating them
People have the need to always prove their self worth to everyone. In the poem The Leaving, Brigit Pegeen Kelly demonstrates how an individual’s environment and expectations of others encourages a person’s actions. In the poem the girl is so dedicated to her work that she’s willing to stay late even when her father doubts her. The speaker takes on the challenge to prove to her father that she can complete her task, and she successfully proves to him that she can do it. By proving her self worth to her father, the speaker faces new challenges along the way that test her own thoughts and decision making which ultimately determines the pursuit of her hard work.