Both tom Buchanan and George Wilson are two vastly different people but are alike in the most unusual ways. They are the only two characters in the book to use violence; both say they “love” Myrtle and both fight for their women only when they are about to lose them. That is where the similarities cease. Tom is the man who cheats on his wife daisy, with George 's wife Myrtle, and then proceeds to slap her when she would not stop speaking Daisy 's name. George, on the other hand, is a passionate and faithful husband to Myrtle and is crushed to learn that she was cheating on him so much so that he assassinates Gatsby whom he thinks was cheating with myrtle and murdered to get rid of the evidence of his adultery.
Both of these characters commit adultery and both live in the same restricted Puritan era. Yet, Hester is publically ashamed, isolated from the Puritan society, and remains a legend, while Abigail is revered, embraced by her society, and in fact is a ruthless woman; Hawthorne 's Hester is the epitome of atonement and morality, while Miller 's Abigail is an illustration of authority in the wrong hands, and the destructive impact jealousy and vengeance can have on a person. The circumstances which both of these women live in play a large role in shaping their characters. Abigail is a pariah in the society who has painful experiences with love, which are major contributing factors in making her resentful. Miller creates an atmosphere of a really restrictive society in Salem.
John Proctor displayed his character traits of aggression and anger throughout the story in fear of his integrity being ruined. He was considered a tragic hero because of his downfall in trying to protect his integrity. Even though Elizabeth Proctor had the traits of innocence and compassion she still lacked affection towards her husband. This in turn led John to commit adultery with their housekeeper. These two characters demonstrate these traits throughout the story.
She is an important character in the play because she is the girl who gets Elizabeth accused of witchcraft and put in jail. John Proctor is a hardworking, yet stubborn character and Mary Warren is a scared and disobedient maid. John Proctor was the most stubborn and hardworking character in the play. He is married to Elizabeth and they have three young boys, but he also cheated on his wife with Abigail Williams. When Reverend Hale comes to Salem to help with the trials, he confronts John on the fact that only two of the three children are baptized and that he is rarely in church on the Sabbath day.
Through the use of satire Irving criticizes the institution of marriage and the folly of human nature. Irving criticizes the institution of marriage in many ways throughout the story. He introduces Tom to the story by pointing out the following: “He had a wife as miserly as himself; they were so miserly that they even conspired to cheat each other.” In this quote Irving substantiates that marriage will lead one to temptation, and that many people that think are happy with their partner will always look for other partners during marriage. Another example of Irving’s use of satire to criticize marriage is when he writes, “Whatever the woman could lay hands on she hid away: a hen could not crackle but she
Money, power, and success have blinded people into thinking they are in love and it has led to these women being oppressed. Tom and Gatsby in this book are what is called the patriarchy. According to Revise Sociology, the patriarchy is “The systematic domination of women by men in some or all of society’s spheres and institutions.” In Tom and Daisy’s marriage; they are both having an affair, Tom wasn’t at his child’s birth, and he oppresses Daisy physically, maybe by accident, and socially, by not allowing her to go wherever she wants to go. In Tom and Myrtle’s affair; they are both married, yet they have this affair, she is dependent on him because he oppresses her economically and psychologically, and he also oppresses her physically when he broke her nose. In Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship; she is having an affair with him and he psychologically oppressed her with his money and wealth only to get the idea he has of her as his “Golden Girl.” Fitzgerald’s argument is, when love is not the main reason for a relationship it will lead into oppression of women.
Adultery: The Ultimate Form of Betrayal “The Forsaken Wife” by Elizabeth Thomas and “Verses Written on her Death-bed at Bath to her Husband in London” by Mary Monck both portray wives dealing with their husbands’ suspected, or known, adultery. Elizabeth Thomas’s utterly painful poem details a wife attempting to reconcile with the fact her husband has been unfaithful, the message of the poem being that although the husband doesn’t deserve the wife; she is going to “remain true”. The first stanza establishes the tone of sadness; it’s clear the speaker of the poem is hurt by her husband’s betrayal as she bitterly remarks “But what’s humanity to you?”. The wife also believes her husband to be a “cruel man” and although he’s the one that cheated, it’s the “broken heart, your broken vows” that has ruined the wife. As the poem continues, it progressively becomes bitter because of the wife’s responsibility “to be forever
Yonge to Her Husband,” Mary Wortley Montagu discuses marriage and adultery. Montagu is facing major issues with her husband. She is married but she has an affair with someone else same as her husband they both cheating on each other, but she is the one who is facing the situation and got the punishment. She wrote this letter to show how unfair it is for her to be treated this way and she is saying one of the reasons when she wrote at the poem: “Think not this paper comes with vain pretense/To move your pity, or to mourn the ‘offense” (1-2). We understand her absence of choices: grieving, not able to discover any solution.
In the classic Renaissance play, Fences, by August Wilson is about a family who has internal and external conflicts. We find throughout the play that Troy cheated on Rose and impregnated another woman, Alberta. They have a child born out of adultery. Considering that Troy is the Protagonist, much of the problems involves Troy. The problem of adultery starts with Troy; he desires Alberta to get away from the responsibility of marriage.
Even though Blanche had a recognizable personality, in the article of Lauren Seigle, the author claims that the result of this kind of person Blanche DuBois has become is the fact that she lost her husband after knowing he’s gay and also the presence of Blanche in New Orleans with her sister is an effect for this horrible loss. Accordingly, Blanche didn’t deserve that miserable ending as some affirm after what she has been through. In the play of Tennessee Williams, there were gender roles and women were treated faultily, they were abused by men. Some examples include, in Scene 3, Stanley beats his wife, Stella, in Scene 4, their neighbor beats his wife, Eunice, as well, and in Scene 10, Stanley rapes Blanche. This shows that women in “A Streetcar Named Desire” happen to be weak against the opposite sex, or controlled and overpowered by men.