One character in the film who struggles with her wishes, lies and dreams is, Norma Desmond, a washed up actress. After meeting Joe Gillis, a screenwriter, Norma makes it clear that she doesn’t feel that her career is completely over. She is delusional on what her career has dwindled down to. “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.” Norma makes this comment, making it clear that she is not feeling like a has been.
People told her that she had incredible talent and was a “natural” at acting, and she looked past the possibility that these could all just be good pick-up lines, weaving herself a web of lies (88). Curley’s wife tells Lennie that she once met a guy “and he was in the pitchers”(88). This man promised her that he would write to her when he returned to Hollywood, but she never received the letter. Curly’s wife was so full of herself that she believed “her ol’ lady stole it”, and would not accept the possibility that this man was not an actor or that she was not good enough (88). She was determined to get away from her family, so she married almost the first man she met, without even getting to know him first.
She ends up hiring a young screenwriter to help her create her movie comeback. She has become a sad, demented recluse convinced that the outside world is clamoring for her dramatic return. Enticing him with the prospect of script work, she puts Joe up in her mansion and he becomes ever more involved and entangled in her life. As Joe gets seduced by the comfort that Norma's wealth can afford, it may be too late for him when he finally comes to the realization of what he really wants and how much he has to forgo stroking Norma's ego. The main character’s are Norma and Joe and Norma is being deceived by Joe into believing that he can help make her famous again.
Whatever steps she took, or if she took none at all, something would be crushed. A person or the race… Nothing, she imagined, was ever more completely sardonic” (Larsen, 98). This statement shows the change in Irene, and how her identity becomes shaken. Irene has at the beginning of the book would have easily chose race, she has even expressed her dislike for Clare, and also Clare has had an affair with her husband. Though Irene now no longer see’s things as black or white, and see’s the complexity of the grey, is now unable to make a decision that was once easy.
Despite this awful scene their affair continuous due to the fact that Myrtle is obsessed with the plan of escaping from her marriage. The another messed up relationship is between Gatsby and Daisy. Like Myrtle, Gatsby wants to become a part of the high social class and escape from the name tag of “New Money”. Gatsby falls in love with Daisy and her wealth that she represents. He becomes obsessed with her in a level that he would cover up and take full responsibility for all of her misbehavers.
Janie realizes what she deserves in a marriage and runs off with Starks to live a happy life with him. Things do not go as planned for Janie as she starts to realize how manipulative Joe Starks is of her. Starks has full control over Janie with his tyrannical behavior and takes things even further when he establishes complete dominance over Janie. Janie soon realizes that Starks has taken advantage of her “It was her image of Jody tumbled down and shattered. But looking at it she saw that it never was the flesh and blood figure of her dreams.
Clarrise thought for herself and that worried many people. Sooner or later, different scares people.Society has made an effect on every person, it could affect you positively or negatively. Mildred, Montag’s wife, in the book Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is not the world’s best wife. Society has brought her down to this level because the community does not want the civilians to be thinking for themselves. It is as if the generation is being controlled with what they are able to say, or even do.
She would not have made it as far towards New York if it was not for Peter saving and protecting her. The New Women turns out to be helpless and incapable all by herself. Only trough the help of benevolent men representing benevolent patriarchal systems Ellie is able to follow her dreams and fulfill her desires. Capra’s film presents the New Woman of the 1920s as a simply wrong concept which naively thinks of women as completely independent when in reality women are more than just dependent on men. Ellie’s crying out that she cannot be without Peter is more than just a phrase said when being in love.
While talking to Mr. P about his sister, he realizes, “Had she been hanging on to her dream of being a writer, but only barely hanging on, and something made her let go” (39). His sister had a conflict with the world also, she had dreams of being a writer but nobody cared. This conflict reveals to Junior that people on the reservation aren’t given chances in life so he has to
On the other hand, Reva was quite skeptical of what was going to happen. She did not seem enthusiastic about anything, and was not comfortable living in an area that she is unfamiliar with. With their attitudes being opposites, it is likely that Tenorio did not want Reva and Checkers to agree on what was going to happen once they entered America. Once they were accustomed to Hollywood longer, their personality shift became quite obvious and easily recognizable in their characters. Reva seemed to realize that she was able to do more than she thought that she was capable of, in accordance with acting and being famous.
In this book it seems that suicide was the only thing Edna had control over and she took it. You see Edna struggle with her role as a mother and wife. The constrictions placed on her left her unhappy. You could see that she wasn 't involved with her children but loved them alot and knew that they would be better off without her. Her ideas of freedom and a new and exciting life don 't go as she planned.
The first or major event that jumpstarted Janie’s life was perhaps when Nanny convinced Janie that she should marry Logan, which wasn’t all for the right reasons. Nanny wanted her to marry him because he had money and he could provide for her and keep her financially stable. Their relationship was brittle and dry. Logan just expected her to clean up, make the food and basically be a house slave. There was no love in that relationship and it was mentally draining Janie.
Curley’s wife begins to regret living on the ranch with Curley. She starts to regret living there because of the way they treat her. And also because she could be doing better in her life instead of sitting around being bored and only being able to associate with Curley. Curley’s wife states “ I tell you I aint used to livin’ like this, I coulda made somethin’ of myself.” (Steinbeck 88). They treat her wrong because in this novella they only calls her Curley’s wife they never called her by her name so no one will ever know what it was.
As years went by, the newer generation wanted Miss Emily to start paying for the taxes but she refused. Some would think that she isolated herself from the community so that she wouldn 't have to pay taxes. Another example is with the postal delivery, "when the town got free postal delivery, Miss Emily alone refused" (Faulkner,38). Emily seems like she did not want anything to do with the community, "she is out of touch with the reality that constantly threatens to break through her" (SparkNotes
This quote explains that relationships aren’t perfect and at times she will have to give up on something if she wants to receive something else that has more worth and importance. Remy’s mother tells Remy that she can’t give up on relationships once it starts to get difficult. She has to give up her pride at times to fix a relationship. People never know how long some things can last without even trying . “I knew that there were no guarantees.