She needed to show people that she was more than her title and family background. Anne’s family are expecting her to be to be ‘perfect’ so she can marry into a good family, this is no easy struggle for any teenager as everyone wants to please their parents. Anne’s self-esteem dropped. She says that “One’s job is to look so totally ravishing that the marriage settlements are signed and sealed by the end of one’s first season”. Anne is so accustomed to having to be the perfect daughter and ‘trophy’ wife that she knows no different.
Even though Charlotte was not the most beautiful woman, she found abundant success in her talents. The Victorian era placed a woman’s value in how much money and beauty she possessed. In Charlotte Bronte’s coming of age novel, Jane Eyre, outward beauty deceives as it ironically represents a true evil in oneself. The beautiful Reed family, who resides at Gateshead, has cruel hearts as they boast about their luxuries as they deny them to their “outsider” blood. Even though Mrs. Reed promised her deceased husband that she would care for Jane as if she was one of her own children, Mrs. Reed encourages everyone in the house to never hesitate to tell Jane that she is a
The need breed of woman wanted to be accepted by the older generation, who often judged and disagreed with their new lifestyle. (doc 6. Flappers Appeal to Parents) Clara Bow, a successful film star of her time and hard-partying flapper, was the first to earn the title of an “It Girl” and was also remembered for her humble and hardworking demeanor. (Doc 7. Clara Bow) Another notable female figure during the twenties was Aimee Semple McPherson, who influenced society in a much different way than Clara Bow.
Janie had two previous marriages with the likes of Logan Killicks and Jody Starks, and neither one of them panned out well. She was forced to leave both of them due to the fact of neither one of them treating the way she was supposed to be leading to her not having love for them. However, Janie would finally find the love of her life in the form of Tea Cake. As soon as Janie locked eyes with Tea Cake, she was instantly attracted to tea Cake and she wanted to spend the rest of her life with
The main character of this story is Anna Avalon. Her strengths would be braveness, being agile, having great physical strength, being a loving mother and family member, gracefulness, quick thinking, confidence, and being very talented. Her weaknesses would probably be, for one being blind when she gets older. She did not know how to read and write until she met her new husband to be. When she gets older she seems to leave her past life of stunts and tricks and breathtaking flips all behind.
Arnold FRIEND is “An Old FRIEND” to Connie. Connie is deceitful in her young age to family and her friends as well. “She [Connie] always drew thick clear lines between herself and such girls, and her mother was simple and kindly enough to believe her. Her mother was so simple, Connie thought,” (Oates 508). Here the suggested symbolism of Arnold, “The Father of Lies”, and Connie a young deceitful girl who sees herself in the reflection of her old friend’s eyes brings reality to the
All Gwen Fraser had ever wanted in her life was to be accepted. Born in a family of overachievers, Gwen 's mediocrity was greatly ridiculed every moment of her childhood. She was never as good at ballet as her sister Kelly, or as social as her brother Garret. She was average at studies and with looks that did not turn heads. In short, she was the ugly duckling of the Fraser family.
The art difference between the Brodie Set and Miss Brodie herself is in a way a paradox where art is both sophisticated and rebellious. Art not only serves as a sophisticated profession but can also be a way to express something. Miss Brodie’s dedication to her girls even after they went to the Senior School was respected, yet each girl in the “set” betrayed her in some way. The progression of Miss Brodie’s yearly love affairs between Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Lowther offered a simple way of betrayal for Miss Brodie 's favorite student Sandy Stranger as she herself, a 15 year old, had an affair with Miss Brodie’s one true love Mr. Lloyd. Sparks still likes to add the symbol of [the ironic] art in which Mr. Lloyd paints portraits of Sandy as he used to with Miss Brodie almost suggesting a parallel of affairs.
M. Lantin’s first wife had a big impact on his life; however, his selfish actions lead to what he deserved ending up with a wife that made him miserable. M. Lantin’s first wife was a young beautiful woman who he fell deeply in love with, she was the ideal woman that any of the men would want in their life. Maupassant refers to her as: “The young girl seemed to be very ideal of that purge good woman to whom every young man dreams of entrusting his future. Her modest beauty had a charm of angelic shyness; and the slight smile that always dwelt about her lips seemed as reflection of her
Emma, the character, has been shown to be financially stable which is why she didn 't need to get married into a rich family. The fact that she was from a high class made her seem more of a nuisance to everyone else because she treated the lower class quite differently. She befriended Harriet, who was from the lower class just because Emma admired her beauty. Harriet adored Emma and would always listen to everything she said. “She would notice her; she would improve her; she would detach her from her bad acquaintance, and introduce her into good society; she would form her opinions and her manners” (Austen, Emma).