Her lack of shame regarding her materialism is what the flapper lifestyle is all about. She married Tom for his money and power so she could enjoy the benefits of his wealth. Daisy is so obsessed with materialism that she even says being a fool is “the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool”, when referring to her daughter. This implies that she believes that a woman shouldn’t strive to be something great. That women should use their looks to survive in this age of industrialization, jazz, materialism and the death of the American Dream.
Charlotte married the man who Elizabeth rejected because wealth and security her objective. Whereas, Elizabeth married Darcy because she fell in love with him, Elizabeth gaining all the wealth and security Charlotte wanted, even though she was not looking for it. Austen did a great job in introducing more than one perspective of relationships. All things considered, ideal and practical relationships were demonstrated clearly throughout the novel with great contrast
Mathilde, who is married to a clerk that could not cater to her elaborate and luxury lifestyle due to scarcity can only imagine beautiful and expensive things start to develop self-indulgence and pride. Exercising the concept of self-indulgence, envy her rich friend (schoolmate) and decide not to pay her a visit since after going back to her house; she is left with unsettling memories (qtd in Barnet et al, 2011). In addition, Mathilde egotism and self-indulgence led her and husband to a life of intense labor and poverty, to pay for a missing necklace she had borrowed from her rich friend. After reading the “Necklace” by Guy De Maupassant, I believe that a third person narrator is telling the story, besides, there are many clues alerting its
Imagine willingly sacrificing your most valued possession for someone. Or having to cut off and sell all your hair to buy someone a gift. In the Gift of the Magi the author O.Henry teaches us about the power of actions influenced by love and how sacrificing something important because of that can have a huge impact on people. In the story the characters Della and Jim sacrifice their most prized possession for each other, the characters learn they didn 't need to buy each other gifts to show their love, and even though Della and Jim lost their most valued items and the gift they got in return was no longer of any use, to them the characters were wise with giving gifts. In this story, the author teaches us through lessons learned from the protagonists of the story, Della and Jim.
Myrtle was a woman from the lower class who desired to be a part of the higher class. Tom spoiled Myrtle and gave her the lifestyle she always wanted. She belittles her husband and talk bad about him because he is not at the top of the social ladder where Tom is. She married George thinking he would be wealthy and powerful and his money would place her on the top of the social ladder allowing her to be
At first when Gatsby told Nick that Daisy’s voice was full of money, he did not understand, but he later realizes that it was true. This quote compares her to the Golden Girl which she is known to be throughout the plot. She is wealthy and speaks like success and all the things that men desire in the 1920 's.3 Daisy is a manipulative person who only cares for her well being and how she wanted/expected her life to play out. “She had told him that she
The most valued item in the "great Gatsby" to characters especially Daisy is money. Daisy is described as " a silver idol weighing down white against the singing breeze of fans". White is the colour that represents innocence and purity. However as the novel progresses we realise that Daisy is far from pure and innocent. Daisy is morally corrupt and values money so much to the point that she led Gatsby to believe that she would leave Tom for him, But in the end she picks Tom 's money over Gatsby 's love.
For example Tom 's wife, Daisy, was valued like a trophy, instead of a loved one. His lack of compassion led to his numerous affairs because people with new money were used to getting everything they wanted. Daisy was born into the same world of privilege as well. Her heart often chose things of high worth and value, instead of real love and emotion. For instance, Daisy refused to marry Gatsby when he was penniless due to his low status.
She gets constant praise from her family and friends, which have culminated in a false belief that she can do no wrong. Emma has the luxury of marrying only if she finds love, for, as she explains to Harriet, “fortune I do not want; employment I do not want; consequence I do not want; I believe few married women are half as much mistress of their husband’s house, as I am of Hartfield”
After she got married she could not get all those wonderful jewels that she had ever dreamt about due to lack of financial .Even her husband’s love and caring attitude cannot comfort and make her feel happiness. Moreover, she is blind with her desire and does not notice anything else. The terms of necklace, it shows us how people afford so much power and worthy of materialism, and it very expensive items for rich people themselves. It reminds us to avoid young lady Loisel’s concern for her external joys of life; such as love, health, and family. We can say that this short story is similar to a moralistic fable.