Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey is a Bildungsroman, a coming of age story that focuses on the psychological development, of the protagonist Catherine Morland. This essay will analyse the language, and narrative techniques of the extract, and discuss how this excerpt suggests vicissitude in Catherine’s personal perspectives, and relationships. In addition, it will discuss the ‘domestic gothic’ and abuse ubiquitous in ordinary situations. Furthermore, it will argue how Austen’s rhetorical techniques work to encourage reader interest, and to exercise perception, when distinguishing between appearance, and reality. Finally, it will conclude by briefly discussing the significance of the extract within the novel’s wider themes.
145). Gatsby was concerned if Tom would try to abuse Daisy, so Gatsby wanted to take the blame for what Daisy did, because he loved her and didn’t want her to be involved in any altercations. Although, Gatsby didn’t think his decision would cause him his life, death was coming towards his
"I 'll say it whenever I want to! Daisy! Dai——"Making a short deft movement Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand. (2.124-6) After Tom’s treatment towards Myrtle makes us readers to understand that for him Myrtle is just another affair. Despite this awful scene their affair continuous due to the fact that Myrtle is obsessed with the plan of escaping from her marriage.
In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway was given some advice from his father that “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, all people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” (Page 1) Nick was inclined to reserve all judgments, but his father’s advice revealed its truth when encountered with Tom and Daisy. The married couple were two different individuals with the same behaviors of being: untrustworthy, selfish, and inconsiderate. Tom and Daisy portrayed a very perfect lifestyle, but in the mist of that lifestyle being ideal, there was no commitment or trust between the two. From the novel, Miss Baker mentioned to nick that there was a woman in New York associated with tom. (Page 15) Later in the story, it was discovered that the name of the woman was Myrtle Wilson.
In the novel Tom is has an affair with Myrtle Wilson. She is the wife of George B. Wilson who kills Jay Gatsby for suspecting that he killed and and an affair with his wife. Jay Gatsby was obsessed with Tom’s wife Daisy. Before Jay went to war and Tom met Daisy Jay and Daisy dated and intended on getting married. Sadly Jay was out of the country longer than expected and Daisy met and married Tom Buchanan.
The Ideal Friendship The friendship between Adele Ratigonlle and Edna Pontellier is perhaps one of the purest relationships in The Awakening. Kate Chopin places their relationship as an important factor to the story and to Enda’s character. The relationship between the two survives into the end of the book despite Enda and Adele being displayed as near opposites by that point. Adele is a happy, organized, house wife who enjoys her children and finds purpose in this lifestyle. Edna is juxtaposed as depressed, impulsive, and longs for independence as well as freedom from the responsibilities of her normal life.
Tom says this after finding out that Gatsby had met his wife, implying that Daisy was “running around too much” simply by going anywhere at all without his prior knowledge. Another instance of Tom apparently being excessively concerned about Daisy doing anything without him occurred earlier in the book. After Daisy goes outside their house to
Fitzgerald further reveals how it is acceptable as well as frequent for men to be disloyal to their spouses, as also reflected in the book when Tom gloriously publicizes his relationship with Myrtle by introducing her to Daisy’s cousin, Nick. Even though Daisy also had an affair with Tom, it was carried secretly and kept private initially. In addition, the character of Tom also authenticates his power by physically abusing women to suppress and inhibit them as also evident when Daisy confesses "Look! I hurt it. "You did it, Tom," she said accusingly.
In the novel, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the female characters, Jordan Baker, Daisy Buchanan, and Myrtle Wilson, throughout the whole novel, all have the same motive which is achieving their desired social position through cheating. Jordan Baker is a very wealthy and famous golfer who will do anything to achieve her goal which is very beneficial to her social position. Like Jordan, Daisy Buchanan is very wealthy as well and married to one of the richest men in East Egg, Tom Buchanan. However, when she finds real love, Gatsby, she denies it because she wants to keep her social position. Like Daisy, Myrtle cheats on her husband and had an affair with another man who is Tom Buchanan.
Indeed, her marital fidelity, until her affair with Gatsby, and her distress over Tom’s involvement with Myrtle might suggest to some readers that Daisy desires emotional intimacy with her husband. Jordan’s description of Daisy after her honeymoon reinforces this interpretation: “I’d never seen a girl so mad about her husband. If he left the room for a minute she’d look around uneasily and say ‘Where’s Tom gone?’ and wear the most abstracted expression until she saw him coming in the door” (Fitzgerald