“She smiled slowly and walking through her husband as if he were a ghost and shook hands with Tom, looking him flush in the eye.” We can see the disinterest she has for George by comparing her attraction towards Tom. Even beyond George and Myrtle’s relationship, Tom and Myrtle’s relationship is just a shallow. Myrtle is attracted to wealth, which is why she married George to begin with. Although she might feel some deeper level of attraction towards Tom, perhaps even love, he has no intent of loving Myrtle. She is just another mistress to Tom, and he is willing to give her the lavish lifestyle that she so desperately wants so that he can get what he wants,
Love is an unconditional affection. Once a person falls in love, he/she will do anything without concerning things in return. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, love pursues to be a confusing idea for Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom. None of them was in love. Tom and Daisy’s attachment of high social status and wealth kept their marriage.
Blanche’s dependence on a man is a clear representation of her desperation for a married life. She believes that Mitch could be her future spouse and pursues a romantic relationship with him. While Blanche truthfully begins to fall for Mitch, she approaches him with multiple lies to win his heart. but through the way she chooses to pursue him, she compromises her true shot at happiness with Mitch after the truth was revealed. When Blanche asks what he wants, Mitch replies with, “What I’ve been missing all summer” (120), indicating that Blanche could have had a chance, had she not lied.
Throughout the entirety of her lengthy Prologue, the Wife of Bath boasts of her experience and mastery in controlling the male sex. Rather than being characterized by her weakness, the Wife of Bath is portrayed as a dominant and sexually powerful woman, thus contradicting the stereotypical portrayal of women as inferior beings. Throughout the Middle Ages, women were expected to submit to their husbands. The Wife of Bath, however, expects her husbands to submit to her, “An housbonde I wol have, I nyl nat lette, / Which shal be bothe my dettour and my thral” (155-156). The Wife characterizes her husbands as both her “debtor” and her “slave,” suggesting a severely unbalanced relationship in which the Wife has complete control.
During her youth, Daisy fell in love with Gatsby, but ended the relationship with him after World War 1 because of Gatsby’s financial situation which he was poor. So instead she ended up marrying Tom, who was very wealthy and would be able to provide Daisy a luxurious lifestyle. But Gatsby truly believed in his heart that Daisy would leave Tom now that Gatsby is wealthy. When Gatsby implied, “ She never loved you, do you hear?… She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.”(Fitzgerald 130). Gatsby knew that Daisy was self-centered and only cared about wealth, because if she truly loved him, she would wait for him to return back.
As so eloquently said by Andrew Carnegie, “Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” This quote is asserting the fact that in order for a healthy marriage to be successful, one spouse cannot have dominance over the other. The Wife of Bath was a well travelled woman who had a past of having several different husbands. Therefore, she had a noticeably refined view of marriage. What women long for but rarely have in their marriages is reflected quite exceptionally in her tale. In the beginning of the tale, the Wife of Bath clearly portrays how men behaved towards women in her day and age.
The suitors show no inkling of respect for her. They refuse to stop using Odysseus’ wealth to better themselves. Since she is a woman, however, Penelope lacks the power to control or banish these men. Through Penelope, Homer tells the Greeks how a picture-perfect wife should act toward her husband. Even though Odysseus has been gone for twenty years, Penelope still follows his wishes and fulfills his desire for her to stay
She is a dedicated person having one been a bride of God, but now belongs to Don Giovanni This demonstrates why she is so mentally disturbed by being seduced, deceived, then abandoned by Giovanni. She is a passionate figure, willing to sacrifice herself for her lover or hound him to his
In the play, Estela goes on a date with a man she calls El Tormento where he forces himself on her and tells her that she is beautiful even though she is fat. Estela leaves the date and severs ties with El Tormento because she wants “to be taken seriously, to be considered a person...”(59). Estella doesn’t need El Tormento to validate her self-esteem. When he tries, she leaves him because she realizes he only wants her for body. In the movie, Ana uses Jimmy to validate her self-esteem by losing her virginity to him to contest her mother’s wishes, and then leaves him before he has the chance to leave her.
In this, Fitzgerald describes how love takes different forms and can be felt differently between the same couple. Benjamin loves Hildegarde for her beauty, and Hildegarde loves him because he looks like fifty and is the “right age.” This shows a very opposite viewpoint between the two lovers and is ironic about how they are even able to fall in love. Later on in the story, Benjamin was much younger and Hildegarde much older. He had joined the army and upon return home, was no longer attracted to his wife, who was older than him now. While at a party, Fitzgerald explains, “Never a party of any kind in the city of Baltimore but he was there, dancing with the pretties of the young, married women… while his wife, a dowager of evil omen, sat among the chaperons” (Fitzgerald 175).