Nevertheless, many women were still afraid to speak their minds, even if they followed the fashion and social trends. Fitzgerald embodied this by creating female characters that were bored, superficial, and lost. Jordan Baker, Daisy’s best friend, is the female character that stands out in the novel as being bored (Fitzgerald 57). This is proven by the fact that she is invariably telling lies throughout the
He does not only analyze the love between a man and a woman, no matter how old each of them may be, however. In Pale Fire, for example, Charles Xavier, the king of Zembla, had homosexual experiences as a prince, further proving that love is not a constant, measurable concept- it takes different forms. In this way he is almost defending Humbert Humbert in Lolia, and Nabokov brings the readers along with him. Readers, although initially horrified, at least in some ways warm up the pedophile, recognizing that he has a different idea of love than “sane” people do. Thus it becomes hard to wish him the total imprisonment that he eventually
In doing so, she eliminates the threat of Beauplaisir ruining her reputation because if he were to brag about this affair, it would be impossible to associate a character like Fantomina, who is expected to become a prostitute and pushed to the opposite side of the social spectrum, to the protagonist’s true and well-respected identity. When playing the low class Fantomina, the protagonist’s grip on her performance to attract Beauplaisir is the weakest. Beauplaisir was extremely direct and assertive when it came to sexual favors because he felt entitled and superior over Fantomina; therefore, the protagonist must play a different character who is more respected in this
We have all been told at some point in our lives “be careful what you wish for”. This old man foretold ironic events to follow Alan if he purchased the love potion. It showed that women don 't really have much of a choice in relationships, if a man likes you, then you have to like him; even if that means getting put under a spell. Men think they want a women that can be controlled and monitored in everything they do. Men do not want a woman who have other dreams and ambitions other than being his loyal wife; but if the woman is around “too much” she is considered a nag.
However, Blanche DuBois imagines herself to be a typical Southern belle and becomes overwhelmed with the openness about sex which has always been a taboo to speak of, despite the fact that she, herself, is sexually active. As such, she becomes overwhelmed with the clashing of different ordeals between the Old Southern era and the emerging modern era. Blanche is a woman out of a different era – a Southern belle, but she wears a mask over her true self in a time when her sexual prowess would have made her a target of ridicule. She comes from a time when women were supposed to act, talk, and dress a certain way, a time when women who were soft spoken and gentle would be received by gentlemen-like men who treated them as delicate flowers. Because of this notation, Blanche wears a mask of feminine grace a delicacy.
Prostitution may be seen as an unethical practice but there would be bounteous advantages if the entire industry was legalized. There are many pros and cons to prostitution but I believe that the pros outweigh the cons. The pros of prostitution strengthen the reasoning as to why the industry should be legal. According to Business Insider, the legalization of prostitution would reduce crime against women. Since prostitution is illegal, many times when women are abused, they are less likely to call the police because they are engaging in illegal acts.
Independence became a new accomplishment for many women to achieve, in which prostitution questioned the route to becoming successful. For men, new ideals of power brought about a sort of obsession that led to power over women in the form of prostitution. As for the media, many women were highlighted for their beauty and elegance in penny papers as prostitutes, which often glamorized prostitution. At other times, however, prostitutes were criticized for their amorous intentions. Prostitution in the nineteenth century created a conversation about what sex meant to men and women of that time period.
in Turnbull 197). After the novel failed to achieve the commercial success he so much desired he wrote: “Women do not like it. They do not like to be emotionally passive.” (ibid. 507) Fitzgerald consciously gives them secondary roles in the story, which keeps with the traditional view that women do not have a voice. Though these women have tremendous effects on men, which are often detrimental, they are portrayed as “mere complements” to the men(Mardsen).
She is a victim of poverty because of the hatred and discrimination occurring in Maycomb. Although some might view Mayella Ewell as a victim, others might view her as a villain because she broke a societal code by attempting to have an affair with a Negro. Her desires were stronger than the code she was breaking. When she tried to put the evidence of her offense away, instead of being honest, she had put a man’s life in danger. However, Mayella is not a criminal.
I have noticed that multiple discussion postings mention the lack of media attention regarding prostitutes and prostitution in general. Contrary to popular belief, I do not find this to be completely true. Although the media does not portrayed prostitutes as “ideal victims,” they indeed give attention to prostitutes. In fact, according to Lin and Mele (2013), one of the stereotypes for prostitutes is that they “differ from the local residents” as they have adopted “specific codes to mark themselves for sale—to make themselves distinct from other women on the street” (p. 292). Furthermore, they continue to state that “the press emphasizes this by describing both the prostitutes and female residents solely in terms of their appearance” (Lin & Mele, 2013, p. 292).