As the magic of the party dispels, she is back to being the woman she is. However, Madame Mathilde’s tale is not the Cinderella tale we have all grown accustomed to, as she finds herself frantically searching for the jewels she has borrowed from her friend. Despite both her and her husband’s attempts at retracing their steps, the necklace was nowhere to be found. Terrified of what her dear friend would think, Madame Mathilde finds herself visiting several jewelers in attempt to search for a similar necklace. Finally, they are able to buy one for 36,000 francs, by borrowing and mortgaging money from different places.
He asks her why didn 't you love me when I had money, why do you love me when im poor? And she tells him that money is not everything. She didn 't want him because of his money, she wanted him for who he is. John Ruskin, an American writer states, “A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.” Money is not always what people want in relationships. Just like Federigo and his girl, she didn 't want him when he had all his money.
Also Jordan’s personality is brought up as her voice is heard throughout the whole letter. For example, Jordan having forgotten about her friend and how she doesn’t even ask how her friend is doing imply how she only cares about herself. However, details about how Gatsby dressed and how Daisy felt even though she didn’t tell it to Jordan show Jordan is also highly observant. Also sarcasm is used, which is typical to Jordan’s character. Examples of that are “The so very pure and innocent Daisy Buchanan” and “as you know, I love nothing more than helping people”.
Austen uses her to portray the type of marriages that have a very obedient wife that does not marry for love. She shows us this by making Charlotte marry Mr. Collins. Charlotte is a pessimistic woman who does not believe she will find another husband. She does not risk denying Collins proposal. In her perspective Collins is an acceptable spouse for her.
When offered 10,000 roubles by Mr. Svidrigraïlovs in order to compensate for any grief that he caused, Dounya completely rejects the money and states to her mother and brother “I was tempted by his money, but on my honor, brother, I had no idea he was such a base man. If I had seen through him before, nothing would have tempted me! Don’t blame me, brother “(270). Even in the situation that Dounya is in financially speaking, unstable and more than likely, bankrupt, she rejects the sum of cash that she could surely change her life as it is not worth, to her, the honor. Similarly, Dounya does not marry Luzhin, who could be a very easy way out of life in poverty, because she does not truly wish to marry him.
Orleanna request that Ruth May stop touching her and “stop whispering” to her, claiming that upon Ruth May’s judgement she will “live or die” (Kingsolver 8-9). By itself it is just a mother trying to absolve her guilt but struggling to because the party in which she wants forgiveness from is deceased. In book seven it is understood when Ruth May begins talking that she is all seeing and her soul resides in the trees. Ruth May was present to hear her mother pleas to be forgiven. Ruth May assures her mother that she has “no reason to judge” and the “gnawing” she feels is from herself not Ruth May.
When it comes to her attention that Griet Is assisting Vermeer and keeps it a secret from her daughter that her husband is working closely with maid Griet, gave her instant power over Vermeer and Griet. If Maria Thins told her daughter of what was going on, it would sacrifice Griet’s job and her reputation. It would not so much sacrifice Vermeer as maids always take blame and people of such high social status reluctantly take accountability. When Catharina is led to the studio to find the painting of Griet possessing her pearl earrings. She was infuriated by this and when Maria Thins and Griet arrived on the scene, Maria asked Griet "Well,
She thinks about it carefully and tells him that 400 francs would be enough. Her husband quietly balks at the sum but
In the Novel of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Daisy is one of the main characters, but one of the main themes of this novel is wealth. Daisy was brought up with a wealthy family, so of course that would throughout the years into her adulthood would become important to her. It was clear her love for wealth like with all things soon became rotten, and would begin to corrupt her life. This infatuation caused her to start making bad decisions. For instance she wouldn 't marry the man she loved because he was poor, she practically forced herself to marry a man because of his fortune, she then became unfaithful to her husband because her past lover now had a great amount of wealth.
He had nothing left and needed to make money somehow. M. Lantin turned to his late wife’s jewelry collection; he knew that it was fake jewelry but he was desperate and was in need of money. He took the jewelry to a jewelry store expecting to receive only a few francs but then he was told he was receiving thousands of francs. M. Lantin was in shock and could not believe that the entire time it was real jewelry and not fake; he became a very wealthy man and resigned from his job, eventually marrying another woman who made his wife miserable. 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.