Curley’s wife is not dedicated to Curley as she has the eye for other men (pg 28, p4). Evidently Curley’s wife isn’t loyal to him as she doesn’t bother hiding her interest in other people. Since she has no dedication to him, their partnership is broken. Curley’s wife doesn’t care about Curley at all which is shown when he gets into a fight and she expresses her appreciation of him getting injured (pg 81, p11). She has no respect for her husband and doesn’t show any concern for him.
Ann Landers once said, “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” This quotation means that friendship is can be good, and bad. Understanding one another through good, and bad, but allowing the other to get hurt causes greater problems.
The narrator seems to be sane at the beginning of the story, but her husband’s attempts to cure her actually made the condition far worse. He confined her to a room and took away the one thing she loved to do; using her imagination as a writer. He stated that she should not be socially active, as it will worsen her condition, but being in isolation actually made things worse. She disagreed with his actions, but was unwilling to go against him. One example is when Charlotte said, “I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus -- but John says the very worst thing that I can do is think about my condition and I confess it always makes me feel bad, so I will let it alone and talk about the house.”
In fact, Gilman used her own experiences with Nervous Prostration as an influence in writing this story. The article titled A Feminist Reading of Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” states, “When “The Yellow Wallpaper” was published [Gilman] sent it to Weir Mitchell whose strictures had kept her from attempting the pen during her own breakdown, thereby aggravating her illness, and she was delighted to learn, years later, that “he had changed his treatment of nervous prostration since reading” her story. “If that is a fact,” she declared, “I have not lived in vain” (906). This shows one example of her experiences that Gilman included in The Yellow Wallpaper. The narrator even states “So I take phosphates or phosphites - whichever it is, and tonics, and journeys, and air, and exercise, and am absolutely forbidden to “work” until I am well again.
But yet another man came into her life and took something important to her, and she stood there helplessly. This explains why she is so affected by the loss of a simple materialistic item and not her wedding rings. She did not even bother to tell the police about her wedding rings. In the story is was mentioned as if it were after thought when it says, “In all the confusion, Lola forgot to mention the rings or the busted
Nick in The Great Gatsby personified the dwindling hope of Americans as they transitioned into the depressing Modernist movement. Prior to the war, Daisy had envisaged a life of happiness with Gatsby, but he did not return from the war soon enough and married Tom instead. Wilson's demeanor after Myrtle's death was delusional, unstable, and almost insane, causing him to think it logical to murder Gatsby. No character in The Great Gatsby possessed a candor personality; all of them lied at one point or another. Gatsby felt that every moment away from Daisy was a tribulation, further driving him to find and marry her.
She cannot tell that what she is doing could be seen as bragging which hurts the class indirectly. She is completely wrapped up in her own past experiences with the sun and is somewhat grieving over her loss of it. This shows Margot’s pain. Also, Margot does not look at the other children or talk to them during recess. She actually refuses to speak to another kid when he talks to her; she will not play any of their games.
“The eyes of our brothers are dull, and never do they look one another in the eyes. The shoulders of our brothers are hunched, and their bodies were shrinking and wished to shrink out of sight” (Rand 46). This quote gives the idea that they feel some sort of fear or uneasiness but can’t seem to express their feelings because it’s against the law. That feeling is felt throughout the entire book except the ending when Equality finds the meaning of life which is one’s self. Me and my partnered both assumed that when Equality escaped, they didn’t decide to go after him as punishment, because they probably thought he wouldn’t last and would die.