Logan and Joe both supported Janie financially but did not fulfill her personal wants and desires. In Janie’s first marriage, her idea of being a wife is much different than Logan’s. Nevertheless, in her second marriage, she was a mere shadow. Janie was constantly being left alone without any of her personal wants being brought to her. Among the three, Tea Cake was fluently described as the best husband.
Even though she suffered from the beginning to the end of the play where her husband dies, Rose is proven to be very strong and takes charge of her family even with the death of her husband. She mends everything together just like the fence symbolizes in her family. She does not allow her family to be disrupted no matter what. Even though Troy is bold enough to open up to his wife about his secret affair, Rose keeps her cool. Despite all that, she does not see it as an opportunity for her to get her revenge.
The only people Joon has known in her life are her brother and all the housekeepers he has hired to take care of her. The housekeepers too are driven away from her “unmanageable” behavior. Through all the ups and downs in Benny and Joon’s lives, they love each other tremendously. They can’t live their lives without each other. Ironically, Benny is much more dependent on Joon than the other way around, “You need me to be sick.”
Ellen seems to be the perfect wife for him, because she has everything he wants a wife to have. She is the independent woman with her own thoughts and opinions separate from society's. She has the “heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes” (Wharton, 1920: 250), but could go without many things her relatives couldn't. She is like no other woman due to her not being raised in New York society and therefore not being shaped by training and tradition in her youth. Furthermore she generates the feeling of jealousy in him by being out with Beaufort, although he is not in the position to have those feelings.
Rose Marry Walls is the same, working a job to get the family money, but doesn’t sell the million dollar land she owns to get the family’s life back on track. Almost every single character is a dynamic character, besides Uncle Stanley (big, strong uncle) or Robbie (bar player) for example. There are a few character foils including Rose Mary Walls & Jeannette Walls. The Mother was lazy and refused to go to work, while Jeannette was going to work to support the family and get herself away from her family. The story takes places in a numerous amount of places, including
The 1920s carried much change in society. Some of these changes were more rights for women, jazz music, and prohibition. The people of the 1920s were disillusioned by society lacking in idealism and vision, sense of personal alienation, and Americans were obsessed with materialism and outmoded moral values (The Roaring Twenties).Cultural changes were strongly influenced by the destruction of World War I ending 1918. America needed to recover and with it youth rebelled against the norms of the older generations.
In this novel, the character Minny Jackson comes across many obstacles. As the novel, goes on she eventually begins to find herself more, and gets the courage to finally free herself from the power of her husband, Leroy, as well as Miss Hilly. When you find you find confidence and strength, you can get out of a bad situation. Minny Jackson was a strong lady, who everyone would look up to because no matter what was going on at her household or in her life she would never let that affect her interaction with anyone. Although, Minny had a sassy mouth and sassed everyone.
The couple is rare in that they own land and can provide for themselves without doing much work, because of their many hired workers. Curley’s wife bosses Curley around and flirts with just about everyone even though she doesn't do any work and owns nothing, having married into wealth. Curley’s wife is too naive to have tricked him into marriage so they must have loved each other at one point, but she seems almost bored with him when our protagonist’s arrive in the narrative. “I seen her give Slim the eye. Curley never seen it.
Many individuals believe that we live in a perfect environment, without all of the violence or prejudice. The feminist group rejects that idea since the views of women in society is the man’s tool. To fight back this ideal, the people write stories with female protagonists who challenge the social norms, one example being Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. The novella gives life to the motherly Adele Ratignolle, the unconventional Reisz, and the stubborn protagonist Edna Pontellier. Mrs. Pontellier is a rebellious woman trapped in a strict culture who finds freedom during her vacation in Grand Isle.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby (1926) set in 1922 depicts life in the Jazz Age, a time when social standards were protested and two years into prohibition, the authorised ban alcohol sparked the birth of organised crime. Many viewed this as the Government breaching the limits of its power. Only in the context of 1922 and the ill-gotten gains of ‘bootlegging’, could ‘a Gatsby’ appear from nowhere with such wealth to build his mysterious reputation without power or position in society. The ‘wasteland’, as depicted in the novel, symbolises that the ‘American Dream’, the belief that an individual could cross class lines and achieve anything, was simply, a dream.
The Great Gatsby has many themes which are still relevant in today’s society. These themes helped us learn more about the time period the novel was set in. In “The Great Gatsby” F.Scott Fitzgerald utilizes characters such as Gatsby, Tom and Jordan, symbols like the green light, the eyes of Dr.T.J. Eckleburg and Gatsby’s parties, and motifs such as illusion vs reality, relationships , and moral decay to illustrate the themes of love, hypocrisy, and carelessness throughout the book. To begin with, love is a key theme shown through Gatsby and his hope symbolized through the green light which blinds him from the motif of illusion vs. reality.
Relief from the trenches. Rebellion in the streets. The American Dream. And shorter skirts. The 1920s is an age of change where you chose to exchange the corsets and ankle-length dresses of a Victorian age for tassel skirts, pixie cuts, and scandalous smoking as newfound “dames” in society.