When jealousies arise through the flirtation of Nunkie, a girl who takes a liking to Tea Cake, Janie and Tea Cake fight but talk through and express their feelings over the flirtation to one another until each gives in and they become united once more (188–191). This jealousy is completely unlike Jody’s jealousy of men looking at Janie’s hair in the store; where Jody refuses to open up and explain his feelings to Janie because of his pride, Tea Cake and Janie are able to communicate their emotions to one another and resolve the tension. While her other two marriages were action based and emotional deaths of love, the pride that kills Janie’s third marriage is a physical death. Tea Cake pridefully refuses an offer to take Janie and escape from the Everglades before the hurricane comes upon them. Tea Cake tells ‘Lias, who has offered he and Janie a ride out of the Everglades “Man, de money’s too good on the muck.
This marriage could be said to be Janie’s best. Unlike previous times, Janie had finally learned to always care for her loved one. In one particular scene, Tea Cake had left to gamble and win money for the two of them, and Janie’s behaviour during this time is explained as, “Janie waited till midnight without worrying, but after that she began to be afraid. So she got up and sat around scared and miserable. Thinking and fearing all sorts of dangers… She rather found herself angry at imaginary people who might try to criticize” (Hurston 125).
“Have you Seen this girl in a red dress…” Curley’s wife wants to feel desirable. She is lonely and her marriage to Curley is marking her feel isolated. Her flirting for attention makes the other men neurons around her. They withdraw from her and this makes her more isolated. She is trapped in a victims circle.
As Myrtle describes her sister to Nick she says, “She’s said to be very beautiful by people who ought to know” (Fitzgerald 28). This implies that Myrtle does not know her sister well, even though she claims to visit her often, and that her own vanity and personal needs come before her family. Continuing with Myrtle’s sister, Catherine, she is described as a woman who “plucks her brows and paints them on at a rakish angle” (Fitzgerald 30). This shows a sense of vanity and conceitedness that lurks within Myrtle; representing that Myrtle’s vanity may be due to her family. It is stated after the McKees arrive and Myrtle, once again changes her attire, that there is a dim enlargement of Mrs. Wilson’s mother on the wall of the apartment, sticking like ectoplasm (Fitzgerald 30).
This continues as Gertrude describes the flowers Ophelia picked for the “fantastic garlands” she made for her father’s funeral (168). The “crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples” are all very important because they are coded in flower language (169). Crow-flowers symbolize childishness and indicate the loss of Ophelia’s mature mind. The nettles represent Ophelia’s pain over losing her father, Polonius, and her lover, Hamlet. Daisies represent Ophelia’s innocence or purity (their white
The envelope is from Gat, only Gat is no longer alive. This shows us that Cadence is imagining Gat giving her these flowers. Cadence seeing these flowers symbolizes her love for Gat. This is why Cadence gets mad when she sees Gat sending dried roses to another girl. When Cadence sees these dried beach roses on the tire swing, we can see that she still loves Gat, even though he is dead.
When Nunkie tries to lure Tea Cake with playful acts, and Tea Cake does not fend her off as promptly as Janie wanted him to, Janie feels “[a] little seed of fear was growing into a tree” (136). In other words, Janie starts to feel and develop bigger and growing jealousy and fear of losing Tea Cake because of Nunkie. The metaphor illustrates how Janie feels about such situation with visual matters, seed and tree; seed and tree symbolize the progress and growth. Also, in other perspective, readers can recognize Janie’s true emotion, the love, towards Tea Cake by relating to how Janie feels about losing someone, which she never felt during earlier chapters when she lost two husbands. Summing up the contents, the metaphor used for highlighting that Janie has a bigger love for Tea Cake than she did for any other and jealousy about Nunkie’s action.
In the story Where are you going, where have you been Connie, her mother and sister all have competitive relationships. Her mother says “Stop gawking at yourself.Who are you? You think you are so pretty?” to Connie after seeing Connie look at her own face maybe because her mother 's “looks were gone and that was why she was after Connie”(Oates 1). Her mother is jealous of her daughter, and because of that their relationship is weak. This is shown by the author’s choice of tone and usage of rhetorical phrases emphasizing on the point that their relationship is not family like.
Narcis Celic Bauer English I 15 December 2016 Compare/Contrast English I Essay Mathilde in “The Necklace” is simply unhappy because she doesn't have money but has a rich husband. Della in “Gift of the Magi” is unhappy because she doesn't have money to buy her husband a gift for Christmas so she makes a decision. Let's start with similarities with both of the main characters in “The Necklace” and “Gift of the Magi”. Della and Mathilde are both women who struggle against money. The two women have been blessed with physical beauty, In the first sentence of “The Necklace” the author states “She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans.” (Guy de Maupassant 1).
This essay will analyze ‘The Necklace’ and how Maupassant uses the social context, characters and literary devices in the short story to illustrate his misogynistic viewpoints towards women. The protagonist of ‘The Necklace’, Madame Loisel, live a rather steady, ordinary middle-class life in the beginning of the story. However, she views that she is intended for a luxurious life, and, therefore, does not cherish what she has. She takes a step forward to her desires, as she was invited to a ball where all the upper-class woman would be, yet she was unhappy with the fact that she does not even have a stone to put on. With her greed for attention, she asks one of her upper-class friends, Madame Forestier, for a necklace that she could borrow for the ball.