The first parallel between the two is the love interest that Gatsby and Fitzgerald both had. Neither one of them were rich, but they lied about their pasts for the women they loved. In the book, Gatsby was in love with a women named Daisy who would only be with him if he was in the same social status as her. He would met Daisy during the Great War as Lieutenant, when he was stationed in Louisville, Kentucky. Daisy wanted a rich successful man, Gatsby felt like had to try to impress her, in his mind this meant that he had to lie about his social class.
She does not have the freedom of choosing who her husband would be even if she has fallen in love with him. Her rights of choosing which men to marry was stripped away from her display the way in which women were treated at that point in time. There is a certain patriarchy within the environment of The Merchant of Venice. Portia’s line “Besides, the lottery of my destiny bars me the right of voluntary choosing. But if my father had not scanted me and hedged me by his wit to yield myself his wife who wins me by that means I told you,” displays how women is treated.
The source of Myrtle and George Wilson’s problems is that they have different viewpoints on each other which lead to Myrtle’s dissatisfaction with him. George’s successful look and behaved manner made Myrtle have the incentive to marry him. She believed that George would be able to financially take care of her. When explaining why Myrtle married George, she states that she “‘married him because [she] thought he was a gentleman…[she] thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoe’” (Fitzgerald 34). Though her speech, one can observe that Myrtle only cared about money and was dissatisfied with George as she says that George “‘wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoe.’” The figurative language present uncovers how she had such scorn and resentment to George, as he was not at her level..
Throughout the Renaissance, marginalised groups of society were often neglected in favour of the elite, which mostly consisted of rich white men. For the most part, men resided over their wives and were the dominant members of the household and consequently, society. Society expected women to be completely devoted towards their husbands and children; a role often discerned in Shakespeare’s plays and many others during the Renaissance era. It can be argued that this calibre of misogyny is reflected in the texts of the era and is a paramount explanation as to why women were often “punished” for their decisions, explaining the ending to The Duchess of Malfi. If women’s husband were to die, they certainly must not remarry and instead remain celibate.
While talking about her relationship with her husband, Myrtle says, “The only crazy I was when I married [Wilson]” (Fitzgerald 35). Though Myrtle is talking about her husband, Wilson, her comment also reveals an important dynamic of the relationship between Tom and Myrtle. Myrtle reveals that she regrets marrying her husband because he had little money. This regret shows itself through the relationship between Tom and Myrtle. Tom, a wealthier man, holds a greater status and power than Wilson, a poorer man.
The dream is represented by the ideas of a self sufficient man or woman, who is willing to do anything to achieve the goal of becoming successful. The Great Gatsby shows what happened to the American Dream in the 1920’s, a time period when dreams became corrupted for many reasons. The desire for a luxurious life, the hope for happiness, and the ambition for something unachievable and work together to ruin the American Dream. The Great Gatsby shows a time when the American Dream is failing, humanity is corrupting it by their wants of possessions leading to the all out demise of the American Dream. The desire for a luxurious life is what gets Myrtle into having an affair with Tom Buchanan.
Why do people marry for money, and not love? During the 1920s, and to this day it is show as power if you had higher wealth, clothes, and other things the Great Gatsby is an excellent example for this. Daisy as another example she married Tom mainly for the money, but also because she thought she loved him. Myrtle also is an example she has this affair with Tom, because she seeks wealth and power. Tom however, thinks that he loves Myrtle and not Daisy, and uses that to abuse Myrtle by throwing things at her punching her or just beating her up.”Some time toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face discussing, in impassioned voices, whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy's name.
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
“I do, I do like him,” “She replied, with tears in her eyes, “I love him. Indeed he has no improper pride.” (Austen, 316) Obstacles found their way to hurt this couple not just only their pride but also in the way his aunt tries to control him because of her social class. They feel she is not to the social class for Darcy, she is in it for the social class raising. The families are worried about finding someone in the right social class, “But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes in.” (Austen,6) In this novel Austen makes it sound like love can conquer even the most difficult
His grandfather force him to work as businessmen because of the society and not work as musician. At the end of the essay talks about four little women and their dreams. Secondly, the different roles between men and women in American society at that time. Women did not equal with men and women try to demands the women rights to be equality with men. For example in little women showed the character of Jo that was against women attitude and tried to demand the rights of equality to fight with her father during the civil war in addition to she wants to be a writer but the society at that time refused the working women and women must be married according to the