Daisy is a prime example of how sometimes people will do anything to get what they want. Daisy shows this by the fact that she knows that tom is cheating on her but still stays with him under the false fact that she is catholic purely for the reason that he has money. She also shows this when she talks about her daughter and her hopes for her. Before the war daisy was in love with Gatsby but he was poor and when he left for the war she moved on and got married to tom who was rich. But when the two are reunited after nick sets up a meeting and when she sees Gatsby’s house she learns that she is rich and becomes attracted to him again simply for the fact that he has money.
Austen's Pride and Prejudice book shows the differences and similarities of the marriage relationships in the 18th century, through the marriage relationships of Charlotte, Lydia, Jane, and Elizabeth. Jane naturally found someone to marry, her attractive beauty and joyful character helped her easily attract Bingley to her. Young Lydia got married to Wickham, but she did not know anything about marriage yet. Elizabeth fell in love with Darcy because she realized that he is a special person. On the other hand, Charlotte married Mr. Collins because she was looking to be secure.
Tarbell had a concern about the monopolies due to the experiences she had as a child. Growing up in the south, and seeing her father struggle to keep the family business from going under. She really focused in on the topic of business and the large companies. (The Biography.com editors, "Ida Tarbell Biography") Tarbell is best known for her series “The History of the Standard Oil Company” published from 1902 through 1904. (Lowrie, "Ida M. Tarbell: Investigative Journalist Par Excellence") “Oil historian Daniel Yergin called the “most important business book ever written.” Tarbell had many opportunities to get rich off of her work but she refused because it was against everything she stood for.
This is the mindset that permeates both Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Both plays, having been written at the end of the 19th century, offer insight into how this societal pressure creates an environment in which women face a particularly large amount of pressure to find wealthy, suitable husbands rather than ones they truly love. This issue of marriage being classified as business is best summed up in The Importance of Being Earnest when Algy, after having learned Jack intends to propose to Gwendolyn, remarks, “I thought you had come up for pleasure…? I call that business” (Wilde
In summary, Charlotte Lucas accepts a marriage proposal based on her fear of becoming a penniless spinster. Additionally, Jane Bennet marries Charles Bingley for his honorable title and caring quality. Furthermore, Lydia Bennets’ childish mentality leads her to elope with George Wickham. Finally, Elizabeth Bennet accepts Fitzwilliam Darcy’s proposal based on her sincere feelings for him. All in all, Pride and Prejudice is a novel that accurately represents women and their various attitudes concerning marriage during the 19th
Although Gatsby knows that Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan, he hosts dazzling parties and even “[buys] the [mansion] so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (Fitzgerald, 78). If Gatsby is to truly love Daisy, instead of destroying her marriage, he would have let her go. However, because of his extreme devotion towards Daisy, he dreams of a utopia where their feelings for each other is mutual. Thus, he demands her to say that she has never loved Tom to affirm that she loves him only, but Daisy does fall in love with Tom at some point in her marriage, in between the five years of Gatsby’s absence. Nonetheless, Gatsby does not give up.
Austen 's Pride and Prejudice book shows the differences and similarities of the marriage relationships in the 18th century, through the marriage relationships of Charlotte, Lydia, Jane, and Elizabeth. Jane naturally found someone to marry, her attractive beauty and accessible joyful character helped her easily attract Bingley to her. Young Lydia married Wickham, but she did not know anything about marriage yet. Elizabeth fell in love with Darcy because she realized that he is a special person and that her assumption of him was totally incorrect. On the other hand, Charlotte married Mr. Collins for the reason that she wanted to be secure.
However, Myrtle’s ambition was money, because when Wilson neither produced riches nor at the very least, gave her the love initially wanted, she turned to Tom to receive them both. Myrtle was a “gold-digger”, but she also believed that he would genuinely love her and pick her over Daisy, even though Tom gave no indication of doing so. Like Daisy, breathed out wealth, Myrtle had breathed out vitality and sensuality, hoping for Tom to chose her as his love and for him to give her riches and luxury. As for Daisy, much like Myrtle, was also chasing both money and love, at different points in her life. Daisy, initially wanted love, and she displayed that, by first waiting for Gatsby and then once again when she was newly married with Tom.
Another example of Gatsby's overwhelming idealism is his own self perception. Gatsby thinks as long as he surrounds himself with riches and the wealthy, that people will accept him and he can erase Gatz, the poor farm boy. This shows his idealism because no matter what a person does, their past will always exist. Later in the novel when Nick is reflecting on Gatsby's idea of Daisy he notes, "He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: 'I never loved you.'" This idea is not a realistic expectation because Daisy is already married and has a child to take care of; also her religion prevents her from getting a divorce and marrying him.
He wrote this play to make fun of the rules and manners of Victorian society, especially the rules of marriage. In “The Importance of Being Earnest”, Jack wanted to marry Gwendolen Bracknell, the only daughter of a lord. Lady Bracknell had a list of young men who wanted to marry Gwendolen, and she interviewed them. It turned out that Jack’s answers were satisfactory according to Lady Bracknell’s standards, but she was stunned and drove him away because he didnn’t know who his parents were. This showed that in Victorian society, a strong family would want their children to be married into a strong family.