Now she is regretting the day she married with him, her sister Catharine says “She really ought to get away from him. They’ve been living over that garage for eleven years, And Tom’s the first sweetie she ever had”. Even if Myrtle and Gatsby becomes rich they can’t possibly have the taste that the “old money” people has, the fact that they are coming from the lower class means that no matter how they try,
Clearly, she views marriage to be like a business dealing, vetting Jack’s finances and social standings in order to see if such a union would be profitable for the family. A similar mindset is seen in Hedda Gabler, as despite Hedda’s own wealthy background, she too admits to having succumbed to the pressure of finding a man who could provide for her. When explaining why she choose Tesman, Hedda simply explains, “he kept pressing and pleading to be allowed to take care of me - I didn’t see why I ought to resist (Ibsen 251). Hedda’s only rational behind marrying Tesman is that she felt he could take care of her financially and guarantee her a comfortable life. Much like how Lady Bracknell wanted Gwendolyn’s husband to be wealthy and respectable, Hedda simply required that her husband be able to take care of
Beneatha’s money too?” (29) after she finds out he just blew all of the money. This quote emphasises the discomfort and pure shock and disappointment of Mama at losing all of the money. Mama also cries in the play, "You mean your sister 's school money, you used that too?" (29) revealing her discomfort and despair in this quote shows just how upset that she is that Walter has gone and blown all of Beneatha’s money that was going to be her future on his little gamble. This indicates Walter has forgotten just how much this means to his family and that now he has put his own greed ahead of his sister’s future.
The Blind Desire Like Holly Black once said, “Once someone’s hurt you, it’s harder to relax around them, harder to think of them as safe to love. But it doesn’t stop you from wanting them”. Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, envisions this life of endless luxuries and his beloved Daisy. Suddenly, his dreams turn into dust in front of his eyes; he ends up losing his life and everything he ever wanted. The series of events in Gatsby’s life symbolizes greater meanings than what they might seem on the surface.
Narcis Celic Bauer English I 15 December 2016 Compare/Contrast English I Essay Mathilde in “The Necklace” is simply unhappy because she doesn't have money but has a rich husband. Della in “Gift of the Magi” is unhappy because she doesn't have money to buy her husband a gift for Christmas so she makes a decision. Let's start with similarities with both of the main characters in “The Necklace” and “Gift of the Magi”. Della and Mathilde are both women who struggle against money. The two women have been blessed with physical beauty, In the first sentence of “The Necklace” the author states “She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans.” (Guy de Maupassant 1).
This brings out the corruption in Gatsby, because he only throws parties and buys fancy clothing to impress Daisy, and, in return, getting Daisy. Daisy, the love of Gatsby, is a woman who lives in East Egg and grew up from a rich family. Daisy is the most corrupt of three characters. This is best exemplified when she makes a promise to wait for Gatsby to come home from war and marry him. While at war, Daisy marries Tom Buchanan, a wealthy man, because money is the only thing that Daisy cares about.
‘A Rose for the Anzac Boys’ by Jackie French holds a very interesting character, Anne. Anne is an upper class citizen and was determined to be married off like her other sisters. Her parents wanted it done in the first season but Anne has one problem. Spots. With this imperfection, Anne has a low self-esteem and confidence.
“The Jewelry” is a short story written by Guy De Maupassant where M. Lantin marries a woman that loves jewelry and bought a new piece of jewelry everyday. He loved her dearly but could not stand the obsession she had for her fake jewelry collection. M. Lantins wife became really sick and died of pneumonia. He was then left by himself and became very poor. He had nothing left and needed to make money somehow.
She settled for a life of mediocracy by marrying a minor clerk in the ministry of education. She was never happy and satisfied with what she had and always daydreamed of large ballrooms… decorated with oriental tapestries and lighted by high bronze floor lamps. She wanted to be the envy of all other women. When her husband gets an invite to the ball she wishes to appear wealthy to the other women at the ball. She borrows a diamond necklace from a wealthy friend, Mme Forestier.
Additionally, Miss Havisham and her adopted daughter, Estella - born wealthy - are spoiled and don’t contribute anything beneficial to society. Readers are introduced to these major characters early on in the story who personify the upper class by demonstrating how wealth has hindered their maturation. As evident by Dickens’ characters, those who live a lavish upper-class lifestyle are often corrupted by their wealth and growing discontent which causes a gradual deterioration of their character. Miss Havisham 's character exemplifies the self-indulgent rich who lounges in her rotting mansion, becoming wrathful as she tantalizes over her failed marriage. Miss Havisham, the rich daughter of a brewer, breaks down completely after her fiance tricks her, leaving her at the wedding.