In the novel, Great Gatsby, the two main women presented are Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson. There are many similarities and differences between Daisy and Myrtle. For instance both of them are unhappy in their lives and they are love in with a different with person, not with their husband. Their marriage is a jail. They are both in love with Tom in a different way, Daisy is the wife and Myrtle is the mistress.
The era’s “perfect woman”, Daisy Buchanan, is a bubbly, conflicted woman whose choice is between two men: her husband, Tom Buchanan, and her former lover Jay Gatsby. Since Daisy’s character was written in the 1920s, women’s characters were based on the traditional women of the time period, and many women then were still seen as objects and as less desirable than men. When Daisy is invited to Gatsby’s mansion, her first sight of him in many years upon seeing his expensive clothing, she is so overcome with emotion that she begins to weep “with a strained sound” and begins to “cry stormily” showing her true reaction to something as petty as material objects (92). She continues, claiming that
He is attracted to Calixta, but does not love her, he only lusts for her. He does however love his mother’s goddaughter Clarisse. Clarisse is the opposite of Calixta; she is well rounded, wealthy and rather respectable. During the ball scene in “At the ‘Cadian
she aided Richard now the king and made nobles and political figures take oaths of allegiance to the new king. she was a political hurricane. a queen with power and respect for a king. Her life had its ups and downs, but her life was exciting and full of a lot of opportunities that most women even today would not be able to even have.
Both of her mother and sister are wealthy, well known ladies who are practically drooled over by other people who live in the town. On page 20, it says, “... Clarissa has, at heart, become a society wife, and never mind the fact that she and Sally disguise
Where a woman is concerned, it's the story that's easiest to believe. In this case it's a great deal easier to believe Bertha Dorset's story than mine, because she has a big house and an opera box, and it's convenient to be on good terms with her.’" (Wharton 215). Bertha’s wealth elevates herself over Lily, thus her story is believed and not Lily’s. The subject of money and debt also show Lily’s downfall over the course of the novel. Lily’s relationship with money is tense and she struggles to keep up with the expensive demands of staying in an elite
Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away from many towns, villages and other kingdoms, a beautiful baby girl was born into a wealthy family. Her name was Cinderella and she had beautiful, luscious hair, and a smile that could make any gloomy day sunny again. She was loved endlessly by all creatures, big and small. Her life was literally the definition of perfection. She received everything she desired in life, whether or not her parents approved of it or how expensive it was.
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.
She married solely for money and evidently shares similar ethics as the Wife of Bath. She had multiple marriages (like the Wife of Bath) and her husbands were both wealthy, older men. So it is clear that some women today share the same ethics as the Wife of
Even though Charlotte was not the most beautiful woman, she found abundant success in her talents. The Victorian era placed a woman’s value in how much money and beauty she possessed. In Charlotte Bronte’s coming of age novel, Jane Eyre, outward beauty deceives as it ironically represents a true evil in oneself. The beautiful Reed family, who resides at Gateshead, has cruel hearts as they boast about their luxuries as they deny them to their “outsider” blood. Even though Mrs. Reed promised her deceased husband that she would care for Jane as if she was one of her own children, Mrs. Reed encourages everyone in the house to never hesitate to tell Jane that she is a