The chorus says, “You are right Medea” (L 266). She voices women’s loss of power over their bodies and economies. And how they became trapped in the their own household. Medea explains, “With an excess of wealth it is required/ For us to buy a husband” and notes to not take a “master” is worse (L 232-234). Here she passionately speaks out against the injustices she faces as a women.
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.
Gatsby's wealth was always a dream while Tom's wealth was always reality. Daisy being with Tom will secure her a spot in the famous and respected "old money" society whereas her being with Gatsby she will be surround by people like him with "new money" who wants to be accepted by those with "old money". Just like Daisy, Myrtle chooses money over love. She cheats on her husband George with Tom. Myrtle was a woman from the lower class who desired to be a part of the higher class.
The Great Gatsby is a story about the American dream and the people that lived it and those who pursued it. The story consists of the very rich, Tom and Daisy Buchannan, who inherited their wealth and lived in east egg. In the west egg lived, Mr. Gatsby, who it was rumored to have made his money in bootlegging. Also in west egg there was our narrator, Nick Carraway, who moved from the Middle West to learn the bond business. This was very popular at the time, early 1920’s, when the American dream of becoming rich seemed more attainable then it ever had before.
), Darcy must bribe Wickham with a hefty sum of money to convince him to marry her. If the marriage never occurred shame would be brought upon the Bennett family. Due to old English property laws the Bennett sisters have to each be married off to a wealthy man is to keep their social status. Pride and Prejudice takes place in the early 1800s, and since then property is no longer passed from man to man in a family. For society to change a collective push was made for inequality in money.
JAY GATSBY AND TOM BUCHANAN The Great Gatsby is a novel writing about life in the 1920’s. The novel has Nick Caraway as its narrator, Jay Gatsby the main character in the novel and on the other hand, Tom Buchanan the antagonist opposing what Gatsby wants. Both Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan’s love Daisy Buchanan in different ways but tend to be similar since they all want Daisy who is Tom’s wife. In the novel Tom and Gatsby share some similarities despite their differences. Some of the similarities they share include the ill will feeling they had toward each other, were wealthy and.
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 size of the ring called for a white owner of higher SES. African Americans were easily discriminated against because they were oppressed in almost every factor of life. In the film, you were able to see that due to the higher social class rank Ms. Hilly and her friends held they treated the Maids very poorly. They disrespected the Maids and never showed any regrets despite all the help the Maids provided. All of the African American women in the movie were subjected to only being maids because they did not have the right to attend college to pursue anything else.
Though both have wealth, old money is often seen as more respectable and comes from inheritance, while new money is often earned or stolen. This theme appears in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Both the fact that Gatsby earned his money, and the fact he is considered new money play a big role in how he is perceived and how he acts in the book. Daisy on the other hand was born into her money, which impacts how she leads her life and her relationship with Gatsby. Over
Susan B Anthony’s quote sums up gender discrimination perfectly: “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” Throughout history and continuing in today’s era, women are constantly recognized as a second choice. A majority of women are pressured to succumb to the needs of men and are too fearful to stand up against an oppressive society. The topic of gender discrimination is a topic that has been discussed in literature throughout the ages. During the thirteenth century time period, it is evident that the female characters were set apart from men. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight written by Pearl Poet, William Shakespeare's Macbeth, and A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen portray the gender discrimination that the female characters