The character Miss Strangeworth in the literature “The Possibility of Evil” in inconsiderate and a perfectionist. She is inconsiderate because of her thoughts and actions. For example, Miss Strangeworth thinks this “Miss Strangeworth noticed that Miss Chandler had not taken much trouble with her hair that morning, and sighed” (Jackson 112-114). This reveals how inconsiderate she is to others solely picking out their imperfections. Miss Strangeworth is also a perfectionist who disdains imperfection or sloppiness.
The Great Gatsby is a story about a man revolving part of his life around trying to achieve his American dream by conforming to a woman and society 's standards. The passage, Winter Dreams, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has the same theme. A poor man loves a wealthier woman and revolves his life around trying to get her. To be able to relate to these characters and truly get a feel and understand each characters actions in these novels, readers must use intellectual empathy to put themselves in their shoes to see how they would feel and react in the same situation. Gatsby sees Daisy as not only a woman whom he loves, but also a symbol of his American dream of being seen as “old money”.
She was a fickle lover to the many men she dated. For a number of years, he lived for time spent with this illusion of a lover. Already he was playing with the idea of going East to New York. He wanted to take Judy Jones with him. No disillusion as to the world in which she had grown up could cure his illusion as to her desirability.
It has long been said that money can’t buy happiness, but still people continue to use it’s acquisition to try to make themselves happy. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, the title character struggles with this realization. The book is set in New York during the ‘Roaring 20’s’, a time famous for its parties and lavishness. The book examines the attitudes toward money within the upper particularly through the lense of the new-money title character, Jay Gatsby. Gatsby dedicated his life to the acquisition of money with the goal of eventually acquiring the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan.
Once in awhile I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time"(Fitzgerald 140). When he says this, he thinks the cheating he does is fine. He thought daisy would never leave him no matter what horrible things he did because she needs the money to live the life she has always cherished. This betrays him because she finds love in Gatsby and she can still live the wealthy life she wanted. The wealth corrupted everyone one in this story to think it brought happiness.
The 1920s is a time of technological, economical, and social exploration. Myrtle, Daisy, and Jordan display the full image of what it is like to be a women in New York during the 1920s. They each have a personal struggle with society and the fight between what they want and what is expected of them. Each of these women wants to experience the glamor of the 1920s but has to maintain some of the traditional elegance of a woman. If the neglect to do so, they are treated harshly by society.
Both authors offer a harsh commentary on the section of society that offers seemingly no resistance to the power of control. Through the handmaids’ narration Atwood offers her critiques of the societies complacency, and implies a level on consciousness on their behalf “Whatever is going on is as usual. Even this is as usual, now. We lived, as usual, by ignoring. Ignoring isn 't the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.
Their Eyes Were Watching God, a novel written by Zora Neale, expresses a black womens growth towards independence. Janie Crawford, the protagonist, is in quest of her ideal love but is surrounded by powerful men who take advantage of her youth and beauty. Janie’s first husbands keep her dependent but Tea Cake, through true love, exposes her to independence she seeks and later learns to embrace. Logan and Joe treat Janie as if she is unequal to them and nothing more than an object to be used and observed, therefore secluding her from the independence she deserves. Janie’s first marriage, arranged at the prime of her youth by her nanny, was a forced relationship with a man Janie took no liking too.
One difference between Madam Lockton and Isabelle is selfishness. Madam Lockton is known to be very selfish in the book. She does not care what Isabelle or her sister Ruth need. On the other hand, Isabelle is so selfless in everything she does. In Chains when Ruth laughs when she’s not supposed to Isabelle stood up for her and got slapped, that shows true selflessness and bravery.
Because of her exceptional powers of observation, Elizabeth 's sense of the difference between the wise and foolish, for the most part, is very good. (Josephine, 2003) In spite of her mistake in misjudging Wickham and Darcy, and her more blamable fault of sticking stubbornly to that judgment until forced to see her error, Elizabeth is usually right about people. For example, she painfully recognizes the inappropriate behavior of most of her family, and she quickly identifies Mr. Collins as a fool and Lady Catherine as a tyrant. However, this ability to size people up leads her too far at times. She proceeds from reasonable first impressions of
Lady Capulet was a wise woman who knew how to read people 's personality with great accuracy. She knew that the younger Montague was spoiled rotten and not at all empathic. "Don 't worry dear, I 'll sort this out". ▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪ On the other side of the street, Beatrice was stormed into the house. As the door was slammed shut, the Montague’s currently present heard - "That peasant dares to affront me?
In this novel the wealthy are even separated into two classes; old money and new money. Jordan Baker as with the Buchanans all possess old or family money and all live in East Egg. These people look down upon those who live in West Egg because they did not acquire their money the regular path but instead worked for it. At one time Jordan asked Nick presumptuously, “you live in West Egg?” (Fitzgerald 11). This shows the divide even between the top tier of the social hierarchy and conveys Jordan as a strong, isolated character who has earned her spot in society and is not willing to accept anything less.
Similarly, the characters in the The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald reinvented their identities in order to change their lives for the better. The main character, Jay Gatsby, is a wealthy, mysterious gentleman who throws extravagant parties in his mansion however his determination to succeed is rooted in his tragic background. Myrtle is bored of her plain middle class life and her affair with a rich married men is her only chance to experience the upper class lifestyle. Daisy is a money hungry wife who appears to have the perfect life however beneath the surface she sufferers of loneliness. At the end of the novel, their unsuccessful attempts at rebirth led to the death of three characters.
Hester does indeed, possesses these two qualities. To illustrate, Hawthorne writes, “Hester bestowed all her superfluous means in charity, on wretches less miserable than herself, and who not infrequently insulted the hand that fed them.”(Hawthorne, 156) Hester’s selflessness is shown by her willingness to give and benefit others when she recognizes her help is not respected. Nonetheless, she follows her own principles regardless of the recipient 's attitude or her current financial status. In all, she is not accepted by the Puritan society, including the poor, however undeniably, she still possesses the quality of being altruistic and consistently kind with or without other’s
Daisy 's comment is to some degree harsh: while she alludes to the social estimations of her time, she doesn 't appear to move them. Rather, she depicts her own weariness with life and appears to suggest that a young lady can have a ton of fun in the event that she is lovely and