Some stories deal with love, greed, and envy. That is the case in The Gift of the Magi and The Necklace. The Necklace, who was written by Guy de Maupusant, shows that things that people want, aren’t really what they need and The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry shows that some are willing to sacrifice what they love, for the ones they love most. The idea revolving "The Gift of the Magi" is that the value of a gift is in the the one who gives it, rather than the just gift. Jim and Della bot bought a gift that needed them to sacrifice something that was very important to them.
Edna falls in love with Robert and is starting to find her selfhood as her passion for him grows. Robert awakened the loving and passionate side of Edna and she starts to see a future with him. Robert decides to put some space between him and Edna because he realized that he could not be fully committed to married woman in that society. As quoted in the novel “I love you-Goodby because I love you” (Chopin 125). Robert leaving puts Edna in disbelief because she depended on Robert’s love to live up to that expectation of the love life she desperately wanted with Robert.
That’s a bet I’d make on my hawk or my hound. I’d wager twenty times as much on my wife”(Shakespeare 5.2.76). This was the point when Petruchio loved his new creation, but the fact he only married her for money and is willing to pay that money away to prove that his fabrication was loyal to him. That may not be visible the love he has with the real Katherine, but with the trophy wife he now obtained. The vow Petruchio made to get money is now love towards his new found statue that he sculpted.
However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future. Since the beginning of the story Nea believes that she is saving or protecting Sourdi from the expectations of her mother and Mr. Chhay. The mother and the uncle have fix a marriage with an older man named Mr.Chhay. Sourdi is a young girl that has a boyfriend name Duke, But her mom really dosen’t cares what Sourdi thinks or wants. So Sourdi meets Mr.chhay and she feels uncomfortable in the
The Necklace In the book “The Necklace” Madame Loisel lived in the middle class society but longed to be a member of high society. She wanted to live above her means and would do whatever it took to get there. Her husband provided the stepping stone to enter the world of the upper class by getting an invitation to a prominent reception. From there she talked her husband into giving her the money to have a wonderful dress to fit in with them and then the final highlight was to borrow a wonderful diamond necklace from Madame Forestier to wear to the reception. The ironic situation is the source of her joy, the necklace, becomes her downfall when she loses it and has to work the next ten years of her life to replace it.
Unfortunately, their marriage is absent of true feelings as Janie does not genuinely love Logan. Nanny merely wanted Janie to be in a safe relationship, and therefore, she arranged the marriage with him. Protective love is exhibited by Nanny as she is a caring grandmother and wants Janie to be financially stable and safe. However, the relationship with Logan does not satisfy Janie’s desire for true, unconditional love. A great deal of independence is portrayed by Janie when she decides to leave her marriage with Logan in favor of Joe Starks.
Excerpts from the Awakening deals with the fact that even though women uphold expectations as wives and mothers, they still deserve the same amount of respect, freedom, and attention as men do. Throughout The Poisonwood Bible however, Orleanna is treated differently than how she should be treated. Similarly, in Excerpts from the Awakening, Mrs. Pontellier begins to realize her place in the world as a human being. Orleanna feels like she has failed as a mother, and she also feels as if there’s nothing that she can do to be a better wife. Orleanna hates her husband for making their family live like this.
John “had recently married a wife whom he loved more than his life” (Chaucer, “The Miller’s Tale” 35-36). Since this carpenter is the most sentimentally involved with Alisoun, he ends up the most betrayed and embarrassed by her disloyalty. Conversely, Alisoun doesn’t give Absolom any reassurance that his infatuation is requited, so he does not fall into the trap of falling for her. Consequently, Absolom leaves the situation feeling rejected, but not truly dejected because his connection with Alisoun was only in his dreams. Meanwhile, Nicholas begs her for sex by yelling “sweetheart, love me right away or I’ll die, so help me God!” (Chaucer, “The Miller’s Tale” 94-95).
They live in short stories. Two short stories that are interesting are, "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant and "The Gift of the Magi" by Henry. Madame Loisel is a beautiful woman who does all she can to give back the necklace she borrowed from her friend. Della sacrifices her most valuable possession so she has the chance to give her beloved husband a nice gift for Christmas. While there are some obvious similarities, both authors approach these stories, specifically with the characters, tone and point of view, in many ways.
Austen's Pride and Prejudice book shows the differences and similarities of the marriage relationships in the 18th century, through the marriage relationships of Charlotte, Lydia, Jane, and Elizabeth. Jane naturally found someone to marry, her attractive beauty and joyful character helped her easily attract Bingley to her. Young Lydia got married to Wickham, but she did not know anything about marriage yet. Elizabeth fell in love with Darcy because she realized that he is a special person. On the other hand, Charlotte married Mr. Collins because she was looking to be secure.