Daisy!” Shouted Mrs Wilson… making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand.’ It is possible to infer from this that Tom is concerned about the possible outcome of putting his marriage with Daisy at risk as he gets increasingly aggravated and aggressive when Myrtle speaks of her. However the brutality he shows towards myrtle implies that she is somewhat meaningless to him and acts as more of a possession. Even though he may be sacrificing his marriage to have a relationship with her, he understands it is unlikely due to his status. ‘Short deft movement’ illustrates his physical strength and dominance as his ability to ‘break her nose’ appears almost
Such is the case in “Gatsby is a Pathological Narcissist” by Giles Mitchell, who argues this point, especially in relation to how Gatsby acts towards Daisy. Mitchell claims that, “There is no evidence in the novel that Gatsby feels any moral conflict about urging Daisy to marry him— to marry into a life supported by criminal activities” (Mitchell 63). While Gatsby does wrongly force Daisy into admitting she loves only him and chooses to keep his personal affairs quiet, Gatsby’s clandestineness can be justified and his remorse is seen when Tom reveals to Daisy that Gatsby is involved in illegal activities. Gatsby quickly becomes angry with Tom, but shortly after shows that he cares about Daisy’s opinion by apologizing and trying to defend himself. “He looked… as if he had ‘killed a man.’ For a moment the set of his face could be described in just that fantastic way.
Do You Know Where I Am? consists of a dark and bleak tone as David, the narrator, describes the journey of life with his wife, Sharon. Going in depth about their hardships and the unforgiving nature of their marriage, the mood of the story remains heart-wrenching. When David lies as the cat incident occurs, Sharon still agrees to marry David since that relationship is all she knows; however, she realizes in her heart that he is not the man she desired to marry originally. Sharon states, “I am going to marry a liar”, and on her deathbed, she still exclaims, “You’re a liar”.
Though she show him that she is ready to leave him but in reality she is not willing to destroy her marriage.Richard is ready to sue Jerry for his offense of adultery with his wife without marrying her. He leaves Sally alone at home and goes away from the house but visits her frequently to check if she is fine. This becomes too confusing situation that gives three possible ends of the
The question being asked is if Nick Carraway an honest narrator. This question is being asked due to mixed emotions of this particular narrator. At times it feels like Nick is holding back his honest opinion because he doesn 't want to hurt anyone or just because Nick doesn 't want to say the harsh truth. This affects the story at times such as Nick knowing about Tom 's mistress and never telling Daisy about her. Which in the end resulted in a very unfitting demise for Gatsby and Myrtle.
She spent her time as a teenager trying to control her harsh temper as to not hurt the ones she loves. The author depicts this internal struggle when Jo goes to her mother for help saying, “It’s my dreadful temper! I try to cure it; I think I have and then it breaks out worse than ever” (Alcott 100). As the story progresses, both her and her mother notice improvements and are quite proud. Later in the story she fights with Laurie on the grounds that at this point in her life, she is independent and feels as if she doesn’t need or want love whatsoever.
This love can be identified in the relationships between the Capulets and Juliet, or Prince Escalus and Verona. It is obvious that the attitude Lady Capulet has towards Juliet is not tender love from a mother. “Nurse, give leave awhile; / We must talk in secret. Nurse, come back again. / I have rememb’red me; thou’s hear our counsel.” (I.v.3.7) Lady Capulet is so uncomfortable in her relationship with Juliet that she can’t speak to her daughter alone.
Nevertheless, he does not listen and instead breaks her heart. Basil also utilizes candor when discussing Dorian’s change and corruption due to the influence of Lord Henry. Basil wishes, “I want the Dorian Gray I used to paint” (Wilde 79). Here, Basil addresses that main character is not the same innocent person that he once was. Overall, Basil just wants the person he used to know, but his friend does not understand the harmful effects of being under the influence of Lord Henry.
Tom lies to Myrtle about Daisy’s religious affiliations to get out of marrying her, and Daisy can’t bring herself to completely cut ties with Tom to recreate the past with Gatsby. They never think of their partners and equals, with Daisy showing disdain for Gatsby’s parties, and Tom harshly reminding Myrle of her place in the lower class. They take away the choice of their partners, returning to their comfortable positions at the top of society, the position they were born into, when all is said and done. In the middle are the social climbers, who, although not born wealthy, try in their own ways to reach that status, and are ultimately thwarted because of their starting point; they struggled against the current of a harsh and indifferent world and got swept away. For example, Myrtle is a resident of the Valley of Ashes.
He is not a secure choice, and if he was he would not need her. The socioeconomic yearning that leads Myrtle and Gatsby to Tom and Daisy is also what dooms their relationships from the beginning. Neither Myrtle nor Gatsby could ever have successfully reached the level of the Buchanans, and their efforts get them both
Daisy is unhappy with her marriage to Tom, this leads her to have bursts of unsettlement. Daisy, it seems desires to be with Gatsby, even after he leaves for the war. This leads her to say the day of her wedding,“Daisy’s change’ her mine” (pg 76). Daisy says this after she has been quite drunk,by revealing her true feelings. She during this scene,is described by Jordan who states, “She groped around in a waste-basket she had on her bed and pulled out the string of pearls”(pg 76).
Neither Myrtle and Tom are happy with who they are with and have been cheating on their spouses. Tom, Daisy, and Myrtle obviously do not want to be with their spouses, so why are they together with them and not with the people they want to be with? At the end of the second chapter it is said that Tom breaks Myrtle’s nose after she keeps repeatedly saying Daisy’s name. A man should never touch a girl in a physical
Daisy ignores the fact that Myrtle calls Tom when she and Tom are at home. In contrast with Othello, he finds Desdemona’s supposed affair with Cassio intolerable whereas Daisy’s got to accept what’s going on between Tom and Myrtle. Similar to Daisy, Desdemona has to accept her husband’s action e.g. Othello murdered her, she says “Nobody, I myself.” Daisy and Desdemona has to accept whatever their husbands do. In Othello and The Great Gatsby time, “women were expected to tolerate what was going on around them and act like they don 't know much,” as Nick says.