The mother is essentially the cause of Paul’s death, due to the fact that money basically killed him, and money is what he was trying to get for his mother’s happiness. The relationship between the mother and the Paul in this story is just one big mess. She isn’t happy because she does not have the amount of money
In the story “The Necklace” a woman named Madame Loisel didn’t know the worth of everything she already had. She got suckered into thinking if she were born rich that she would be known and get all the attention from other men, even though she has a husband. Her downfall began with the necklace she had borrowed. Losing it caused her to go into debt and lead to her learning the lesson of being happy and thankful with the things she has and not what she wants. One main point to her downfall was that she was obsessed with having to have all the nice things in the world, having all of the attention from people and other men.
They say that money is the root of all evil.Gatsby's downfall definitely had to do with his finances. All of Gatsby's wealth was followed by problems that the average person would never have.Gatsby is most accountable for his own actions but there were three other people I believe play a part in his downfall. Dan Cody,Daisy,and Gatsby's parents also influenced his life negatively and caused problems in his life. I believe that Gatsby can be responsible for his own actions and he is to blame for his downfall.Everything Gatsby did in life was to please a girl that was clearly a gold digger and he was well aware of that from the beginning of the story.”Her voice is full of money”(Fitzgerald 120)Gatsby said about Daisy.Which proves that Gatsby
When her husband urges flowers instead of jewels, Mathilde is unsatisfied with the thought of looking poverty-stricken among wealthy women. She simply lives in the self-caused agony of not having what she wants. Along with being ungrateful, Mathilde has a tendency to be cowardly. She is portrayed as a coward, mainly because she goes up to Madame Forestier, her “friend” that
Tom, Nick and Gatsby. Their interactions mirror Fitzgerald’s feelings for his beloved wife and the trials and tribulations they dealt with through their complicated relationship. Daisy is fickle, shallow and bored with her life; she hides behind her wealth when her life becomes complicated instead of making life-changing decisions. Daisy and her husband Tom take their inherited wealth for granted they obtain all they desire and treat people with disrespect and maintain an elitist class. Daisy marriage to Tom provides her with security.
Myrtle cheating on Mr. Wilson shows Fitzgerald characterizing her as a money hungry classist individual whose only care is gaining a large amount of wealth to achieve the American Dream, not caring about those who it hurts such as Mr. Wilson who represents the lower socioeconomic class in the book. In a similar way, the redevelopment of Willets Point is an example of how the American Dream and classism affects those who are not affluent enough to fight back. Urban redevelopment like this only usually helps those who are already wealthy while hurting those who do not have anything to gain from it. For example, in an article by Kenneth Jackson he writes “[destroying] working-class neighborhoods to luxury apartments, breathtaking medical and cultural centers” (Robert Moses and the Rise of New York). In this situation, the people in the working-class neighborhoods have their homes decimated to make more suitable living conditions for those who are above that working socioeconomic class and who can afford to spend the large amount of money required to live
In the book, Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom are very wealthy individuals. In spite of their wealth, they are all bleak due to the fact that they cannot be with the people they love. As a result, Tom and Daisy both had affairs, Daisy killed Myrtle and let Gatsby take the blame, and even Gatsby’s death. Daisy has had instances where she seemed to have genuinely loved Gatsby, when she didn't even attend his funeral, nor did she even offer to take the blame for Myrtle’s death. “She told him she loved him, and Tom Buchanan saw.”(pg 119) The book shows that wealth causes corruption of romance and relationships due to the arrogant characteristics of the
Cody takes Gatsby in as his assistant, where Gatsby gets a taste and liking of the rich life. However, Dan Cody’s wife kills her own husband to steal his money; more proof that desperation of money leads to moral decay. Gatsby learns that money would not be earned through honest hands. Thus, Gatsby enters the bootlegging business where his morals deteriorate. All of this money is solely for Daisy.
After marrying a man of a lower social class, Myrtle finds herself unsatisfied and filled with regret. She then places the blame on her husband, Wilson, by accusing him of misleading her to believe that they were perfect for each other. When she finds herself in an unsatisfied state, she convinces herself that Wilson forced her to cheat in order to be happy. Myrtle sees this cheating as her only resort as Wilson “...wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoe”(34). Myrtle specifically shifts the blame onto Wilson in order to free her conscience of any guilty emotions.
For example, this conversation between them makes their relationship turn unstable. The consequence of this fight is that later on in the story Catherine goes and marries Edgar and ditches Heathcliff completely due to his status of not being rich. The result of this marriage cause Catherine to die in the future due to her dying during birth and Heathcliff can’t do anything but just watch the newborn from Catherine. Heathcliff love partner dies when they weren’t getting along and he loses one his most beloved person in his life. Edgar is also suffered injustice by his wife dying and his daughter not having a Father or Mother.
I knew right away I made a mistake” (34-35). She regretted being married to her husband. She “thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe” (34), feeling as if her husband George wasn’t good enough for her. By her words, she displays her true feelings for her husband. This showed the character is selfish and has
Myrtle ended up cheating on Wilson because Tom had the money that Wilson lacked, she felt like she deserved more than she was getting. Fitzgerald’s Novel The Great Gatsby shows how Gatsby and Wilson lied to their women about how much money they had. No matter the efforts, they were not the person that their partners fell in love with. So Wilson ends up with an unhappy marriage and Gatsby is only used as a tool for Daisy to get her husband
Scrooge left her and he did not attempt to reconcile their relationship. Greed blinded Scrooge because, it replaced not only his compassion but also the most important part of his life; his beloved sweetheart it caused him to only care about the money or dowry which caused him to leave her. This event also proves that the theme is that greed causes us to lose our humanity and our compassions.