Othello and Desdemona claimed that fell in love at the very first sight of each other. They had mistaken that breathtaking moment that left butterflies in their stomach with love but truthfully it was infatuation. Desdemona was so blinded by this love/ infatuation that she defended and left with Othello instead of staying with her father. Even though she showed her faithfulness by having Othello side when her father was against him, Othello love easily turned into disgust when he heard a rumor of Desdemona. True love could not be hurt or broken due to a simple rumor.
When Winterbourne informs Mrs. Costello about Daisy, the difference between the two societies are brought to the fore, “they are very common; they are the sort of Americans that one does one’s duty by not- not accepting” (17). Mrs. Costello deeply resents the Millers and even shuns the introduction to Daisy. She further suggests to Winterbourne that Daisy ought to imitate the behavior of his cousins in New York. This was ironic as Winterbourne had got word that his cousins are “tremendous flirts” (19). Generally, the Millers represent America and its associated free way of acting as well as thinking.
“Well, these books are scientific” insisted Tom, glancing at her impatiently.” (13) When we first meet these two characters they couldn't seem more different. Nick doesn't like Tom all that much when they first meet. But he loves Daisy. She’s this perfect woman that all the guys want but none can have.
For instance, there is the incident in the loft when ironically Pointer takes her glasses off and as they are kissing Hulga believes that she, “... had seduced him without even making up her mind to try.”(O’Connor 14). She believes this even though it is obvious to the reader that the opposite is true. Due to this Edmonson states, “The scene in the loft between Hulga and Pointer is significant for many reasons, one of which is that it highlights to the reader Hulga’s vulnerabilities”(3). When Pointer is putting her leg back on, she (Filled with hope and lust) imagines him doing it every morning for her. For the first time has allowed herself to be vulnerable.
Once they reach his personal and extensive wardrobe Daisy says, “ They’re such beautiful shirts” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. “It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such—such beautiful shirts before” (111). This poses significance because Daisy finds herself physically overwhelmed with the pure wealth and beauty of all of the money Gatsby now has. This reaction is strange because it is though that Daisy would have cried tears of joy that Gatsby is now back while she was at Nick’s house for tea and not over his materialistic objects in his home. Daisy is crying over his money and how she had the opportunity to wait for Gatsby years ago but instead married Tom.
Psyche has got the box and disregards what Venus says and she open the box. Soon Cupid slips away from his mother and he goes to where Psyche is lying and states, “Again, hast thou almost perished by the same curiosity. But now perform exactly the task imposed on you by my mother, and I will take care of the rest” (Benson 851). Cupid and Psyche live happily ever after and they live forever. Unlike in Ashputtle the mother actually allows this to happen because Psyche has completed the tasks Venus ordered her to
Gatsby represents the clash of love and happiness. Moreover, his persistence and confusion led him to a false idea of himself. More importantly, Gatsby's trouble with love reveals something significant about happiness’ temporary nature. Following Gatsby’s dance with Daisy, Gatsby expresses his distance from her. Nick then proclaims that, “You can’t repeat the past” (110).
She loves the idea of Gatsby like his money and his materialistic things, but not in a relationship kind of way. Daisy is a very good actress, because she sure makes it look as if she is in love with Gatsby, but she cannot fathom to leave Tom and his money. When Daisy is told by Gatsby to say she is in love with him, she freaks out and loses it. Really, Daisy’s emotions are very unstable and she is much easier to read as a character at the end of the book. After the accident, Daisy did not bother to call Gatsby or even attend his funeral.
In The Great Gatsby, “moments”, “minutes”, “years” and “time” embody a critical concern for the axiological narrative of Gatsby, as well as the epistemic narrative of Nick. Jay Gatsby provides the reader with an axiological narrative: a character who values something. He expresses that he values Daisy through
After spending years married to Tom, she has become used to looking into the material items. When reunited with Gatsby she only points her attention on what he has materialistically: “They’re such beautiful shirts … it makes me sad because I’ve never seen such-such beautiful shirts before” (pg 92). The reason Daisy is so upset is because she acknowledges that she could have had multiple materialistic gains whist being married to Gatsby in a love-filled relationship. When she sees what she could have had her mirage of a perfect life begins to crumble. But this leads to her in the end resorting to her false outward appearance since it is easier for her to fall back into her lie that confront her own truth, that she is unhappy presently.
“I can barely reach your neck!” Percival crouched down and she laughed. “You know, you look really pretty tonight,” he said. Percival didn’t have the same skills with the ladies that Gwaine did, so he just said what was in his heart. And he wanted to kiss her so badly, Mithian, with her warm brown eyes and beautiful, hearty laugh.
I can 't help what 's past.’ She began to sob helplessly. ‘I did love him once – but I loved you too.’” (Fitzgerald 132). This quote shows how she feels for both men, and she cannot say that she didn’t love him, because it wouldn’t be true.
“Suddenly with a strained sound Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily. ‘They’re such beautiful shirts,’ she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. ‘It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such- such beautiful shirts before” (98). Often, critics have simply inferred from this quote that Daisy is incredibly materialistic, and have left their analysis of her character barely brushing the surface. Daisy cries because the man who once looked at her like she was a person and indispensable is now trying to buy her, objectifying her once more in a way she never expected him to.
I can 't help what 's past… I did love [Tom] once—but I loved you too" (132). She is in tears at this point and breaks down. She feels he "want[s] too much." He won 't accept her choosing him over Tom, he expects her to take back her love too, and Daisy is unable to. The revelation makes everything tense, and they split up to head home from the hotel they were staying at.