Throughout this book, Nick gets to meet all three types of these girls, and gets to spend time with them. There are several reasons why Nick would like or dislike each one of these stereotyped women. Daisy Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, and Jordan Baker are examples of the key differences in each stereotyped woman. Daisy Buchanan is Nick Carraway’s cousin, and Tom Buchanan’s wife. Out of the three stereotypes, Daisy Buchanan is a “golden girl”, for the reason that he has a powerful amount of money, and she talks and acts like she has tons of it.
Gatsby believed that by alluring Daisy with money and his apparently luxurious and rich lifestyle she adored, he could have caused her to leave her husband and be with him. In the beginning, Gatsby did everything in his power to become the man Daisy would want to be with, from risking his reputation and obtaining his wealth in questionable ways, to buying a grand mansion across from her own and throwing parties in simple hopes of her attendance, Gatsby was willing to do whatever it took to acquire his illusion of happiness. However, Gatsby’s desire to have what, he assumed, would make him happy intensifies once he rekindled his affair with Daisy as he was even more determined to prove she never loved and her husband and would leave him for Gatsby without hesitation. This great aspiration became the sole focus of Gatsby’s life and caused him to do outrages
She was the perfect wife, ruling the income of the house such that they seemed to live in luxury, despite Monsieur Lantin’s mere salary of three thousand five hundred francs. However, all the time spent in the theatre resulted in an act of persona. Her death revealed her true nature, one which she was hiding from her husband whom she seemed to love so dearly. Monsieur Lantin discovers that the “false” jewels his wife had been collecting were in fact genuine, leaving the presumption that she had been unfaithful to her husband after all these years. She seemed to make a joke of her husband’s impressionability, “Look!
The era’s “perfect woman”, Daisy Buchanan, is a bubbly, conflicted woman whose choice is between two men: her husband, Tom Buchanan, and her former lover Jay Gatsby. Since Daisy’s character was written in the 1920s, women’s characters were based on the traditional women of the time period, and many women then were still seen as objects and as less desirable than men. When Daisy is invited to Gatsby’s mansion, her first sight of him in many years upon seeing his expensive clothing, she is so overcome with emotion that she begins to weep “with a strained sound” and begins to “cry stormily” showing her true reaction to something as petty as material objects (92). She continues, claiming that
These new social norms, combined with the prohibition of alcohol resulted in a luxurious, over-the-top, and high-spending lifestyle. One character who embodies all of the characteristics of the “new woman,” is Daisy Buchanan, the wife of Tom Buchanan. In The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan is portrayed by F. Scott Fitzgerald as a woman who is more concerned about her social status and wealth than her morals, but when examined closer, it is evident that she was torn by her idea of love. Daisy Buchanan is a beautiful young woman originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She is Nick Carraway’s cousin and the love of a young, fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby.
Lily believes that she must manipulate men, who are wealthier than she is, in order to move up in society. When Lily is on the train ride to Bellomont, she orchestrates a plan to bump into Mr. Gryce. Even though Lily finds Mr. Gryce boring, she knows that he is rich. Lily manipulates Mr. Gryce because “when a girl has no mother to palpitate for her she must… be on the alert for herself”(21). Lily believes that if she married Mr. Gryce, all of her financial troubles would be solved.
Why, we have been engaged for the last three months (Wilde, Act 1:1767). There is also Lady Bracknell who carries characteristics of a typical snob behaviour that relates with upper class, such as thought of being better than everyone else and again, as it suits Victorian era, hypocrisy when changing her mind about marriage between Algy and Cecily finding out that Cecily has a quite good financial status. Lady Bracknell says: “Miss Cardew seems to me a most attractive young lady, now that I look at her” (Wilde, Act 3:1779). To conclude, Oscar Wilde deals with Victorian social issues by mocking the lifestyle of the Victorian people mostly concentrating on the upper class. He delivers their hypocrisy and insincerity by creating a double life which refers to the false moral and fake values that people push as norms in a society which are completely absurd and unobtainable since they are unnatural; therefore at the end they are not followed.
Brantain is madly in love with Nathalie and she knows this but whether or not she feels as strongly for him as she does for Harvy is unclear. For example, “a frank, blustering fellow without guile enough to conceal his feelings, and no desire to do so.” But what is clear is that she shows great interest in Brantain for his wealth despite his appearances because she wants to live luxuriously. For example, “The rather insignificant and unattractive Brantain was enormously rich; and she liked and required the entourage which wealth could give
Dishonesty and greediness are two words that most people encounter at some point in their lives, and Mathilde comes face to face with both of them, and she suffers the consequences of her actions. In the short story, “The Diamond Necklace”, a woman learns that honesty is the best policy, and that greediness can cause many unnecessary troubles. This fable unfolds with a thorough characterization of its main character, Mathilde Loisel. Mathilde is beautiful and charming, but was born into a family of clerks and married a clerk as well, and the thing she desires most is to be wealthy. In hopes of pleasing his wife, Mathilde’s husband arrives home from work with an invitation to an exclusive, elegant ball, thrown by the Minister of Education.