What Daisy wants most is to be able to value what she has without having to understand all of the consequences that come with her situation. She expresses this when she tells Nick that she wants her daughter to be a ‘beautiful fool.’ Daisy’s cynical outlook on life is due in part to her situation concerning her husband Tom and his affair with Myrtle. The character that values aesthetic beauty the most would have to be Daisy. She is often remarking about the beauty of the day: “The rain was still falling, but the darkness had parted in the west, and there was a pink and golden billow of foamy clouds above the sea. ‘Look at that,’ she whispered, and then after a moment: ‘I’d like to just get one of those
Written in 1847, Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte) tells the story of a young woman with harsh upbringings, who then becomes a governess for a wealthy family in the English countryside and begins a complicated romantic relationship with Mr. Rochester, a resident of the manor. Today this novel is considered a classic of the Victorian era, but at the time the book was considered extremely controversial since it explored unconventional theories of religion, fate and free will through the eyes of the title character. Jane’s life largely mirrors that of Bronte, whether it was the death of family members, their strict schooling, or even the unusual love found in strange scenarios. But Bronte also used the character of Jane to be able to give voice to her opinons and offer an alternative to the stereotype of the classic female heroine. As she explained to her sisters, Bronte wanted a character “as plain and as small as [herself]”.
There are several other reasons Pictures of Hollis Woods is a “Great read.” The struggles the main character goes through are tough but she always finds a way out of them. An example is when Hollis was staying with Josie, one of Hollis’s favorite foster parents, Hollis had almost gotten herself in big trouble. This phenomenon happened because the lady who runs the foster care went to go visit Hollis just to find out she wasn 't in school. Fortunately, Hollis made excuses, apologized and made it out of the situation safely. Finally, what’s even more incredible than the struggles Hollis faces in the book, is the way it ends!
In “The Ruined Maid” the author uses word choice to set the tone. By repeatedly using the word ‘ruined’ Melia does not let the country girl forget that despite how glamorous her life seems it does not come without a price. The word ruined sets Melia’s tone as insightful of her situation; on the other hand, the country girl’s tone is extremely naive. In lines 21-22 the country girl states, “I wish I had feathers, a fine sweeping gown,/ And a delicate face, and could strut about Town!” The author includes this line to show the naivety that Melia herself probably had before her transformation. The author is aiming to establish a contrast in the tones of the two characters in order to establish
The gothic novel, were typically full of fantasy elements, and were hackneyed and repetitive. Whilst Austen wanted to defend the novel, she also wanted to show the ordinariness and the domestic gothic present in everyday life, especially the realities of abuse, and outbursts of violent outbursts, that were part of everyday life for many people, she also wanted to highlight the dangers of novels leading young impressionable girls astray by giving a false picture. Catherine Morland is that impressionable girl, she is sympathetic and naïve and is invited to spend some time away from home at the vulnerable
In April 1770, Marie Antoinette heir to the throne of France, became Dauphine, upon her marriage to Louis-Auguste,. According to Richard Covington’s article in The Smithsonian, Marie did not adjust well to a married life, She and her husband were very different, he was introverted, shy and indecisive, she was effervescent, outgoing and bold, a social butterfly who loved gambling, partying and grandiose fashions. It took her a long time to grow accustomed to life as the French Queen, living in Versailles. Her frequent letters to her mother revealed intense homesickness. Although she missed Austria she adjusted quickly to palace life and all the luxuries brought with it.
Not everyone struggles with growing up, some people look forward to adulthood but they also are the same people who have already found their purpose and have a plan for their future. Other people on the other hand, struggle finding their purpose and see the adult world. as Holden would say, “Phony.” They don’t want to become another phony or they just can’t seem to find their purpose in this phony world. Some people don’t want things to change but it does and it’s something they don’t know how to deal with. Change is something that we fear because is out of our control and when things are out of control it worries us.
“Don 't make a permanent decision for your temporary emotion”. This quote speaks volumes when analyzing one’s daily activities and how decision making is an influential piece to those activities. Human beings are obligated to make decisions every day--some that are made impulsively--but they do not at all reflect one’s actual character. Many people often often predetermine one’s character/morality based off of an incautious decision, but remain oblivious to the reasoning behind the choice that was made. Although one’s choices can be either detrimental or benign to their lives, they have no correlation with their true disposition.
In life we can't always control what happens to us. We will always make choices that are better then others, and there will also be consequences along with them. Some examples would be like befriending people. We've been taught that the people around us are the once that influences us. Sometimes we don't choose the right person to befriend.
Throughout the ages, humans have continued to struggle with the same issues. One of them being, to find excuses for their failures instead of accepting their flaws. Many people struggle to be humble, noble, true to their beliefs, understanding of others, respectful, calm in the heat of the moment, amongst other virtues. It is something that everyone has to work on, but the struggles and discipline that come with becoming a better person often discourage simple efforts. Regardless, when someone puts in the effort to become better, they become the role model that everyone can look towards.
If we do not experience different things, then we become stagnant and will not grow in our everyday lives. It becomes very important to recognize when there is a need for change. When our lives plateau or we recognize that there is a need to improve in some way, then we need to take the necessary steps to make us happy and satisfied. While it is important to learn how to handle different situations, there are many times where we don’t necessarily desire change. There are times when we have no control over what is happening in our lives.