In the Novel of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Daisy is one of the main characters, but one of the main themes of this novel is wealth. Daisy was brought up with a wealthy family, so of course that would throughout the years into her adulthood would become important to her. It was clear her love for wealth like with all things soon became rotten, and would begin to corrupt her life. This infatuation caused her to start making bad decisions. For instance she wouldn 't marry the man she loved because he was poor, she practically forced herself to marry a man because of his fortune, she then became unfaithful to her husband because her past lover now had a great amount of wealth.
When Maupassant conveys Madame Loisel’s dream he said “She dreamed of great drawing rooms dressed with old silk” The premodifier “great” once again refers to the theme greed which is shown throughout the story. Although she is living in a steady life, Madame Loisel always desires for better. Maupassant can be seen as a misogynist here as Madame Loisel is portrayed as a greedy lady who does not know how to cherish what she currently has. She continues to complain on her plain and ordinary lifestyle even though there are many more underprivileged people living in the
Scarlett is a charming and vivid girl, who was born in a rich and well - standing family. What she cared about were ball, fashion dresses and how to attract the attention of the boys. Although she refused to face with the coming of the war, it can’t be avoid the war. Because of the war, her husband dead, and her father’s plantation didn’t be prosperous any more as before. For living, Scarlett started doing business, which was a strange thing for women at that time.
Despite the anguish she felt, Daisy followed through with the wedding, because she knew that it meant she would gain more wealth, and power. The night before her wedding day, she receives a letter from Jay Gatsby, the man she presumably loved. His letter is enough to tear her to pieces, and almost enough to change the course of her life. She then allows herself to wallow in sadness and alcohol, so much so that she reveals her true emotions, and breaks her expensive pearls, regardless of the prosperity and wealth they represented: “Here, deares." She groped around in a waste-basket she had with her on the bed and pulled out the string of pearls.
The setting of this story is a large city with department stores and many attractions which play into Mrs. Sommers’ temptations later on in the story. Kate Chopin’s short story, “A Pair of Silk Stockings” shares the hardships of a poor 19th century woman who defies her traditional society of modest spending and selflessness by buying expensive materials for herself after collecting a, what seems to her, large sum of money and this lavish spending leads to her finding the short illusion of financial freedom so few women had during this age. Because Mrs. Sommers has her newly acquired money ready to spend, she was so ecstatic that she could not sleep (paragraph 2). She carefully calculates her money for a few days, knowing acting hastily is not something she could afford. Throughout this story, the narrator glimpses at Mrs. Sommers’ feelings and gives thoughts of the main character to the story and shows that women of this
So she might not be used to being in a position of power or status over someone else. During the party though, Rosaura is doing all of the important tasks needed to set up the party and she is winning every game and competition, making Rosaura feel above the other children. When Rosaura is serving the cake she remembers a story that she relates to because she feels in power, “Rosaura remembered a story in which there was a queen who had the power of life or death over her subjects. She had always loved that, having the power of life or death”. Rosaura seems to be on a power trip in being able to serve the cake.
A woman being outspoken and opinionated was rare and unwanted; a woman with a voice was a woman without a husband. Women who had a voice often were heavily influenced by male counterparts and were of higher social class. This perspective seems to go hand in hand with Portia as although she is wealthy and beautiful, she is opinionated in the lottery by her father and uses her own intelligence when saving Antonio. Portia is an intellectual women whom father died when she was young, leaving her in the company with her friend Nerissa. When we see the women together we see their mischievous attitudes not only mock Portia suitors, but also come together to test their husbands.
Leading up to this point in the chapter, Myrtle (Tom's lover) is trying very hard to make herself equal to the higher class people that she so wants to be. We see hints of this when she invites her friends over to see the decadence of her apartment, and also when she changes her clothes from the common, middle-class dress, to an elaborate, cream-colored chiffon dress. As the evening progresses, she becomes more and more drunk, and therefore more belligerent. She gains a false sense of social superiority. However, Tom eventually reminds her of her place in life.
Madame Loisel wanted everyone to believe that she was wealthy, even if it was only for one magical evening. She craved the attention and vanity that the diamond necklace carried within itself, however it was later declared that it was an imitation thus making her feel ashamed. She lives in a fantasy world where she believed she entitled to more wealth and jewels henceforth she believes she has been scammed out of the use of her beauty and charm. These two characters have had nothing good happen to them because of their antagonistic and futile ways; Madame was not responsible about her losing Madame Forestier’s necklace and not simply telling her it was a mistake whilst the vicious sister in Unpopular Gal had a clouded judgement about her priorities thus making egotism and revenge to her sister her ultimate priority. These themes showcase the dreams and minds of these characters, as Gaiman
Another example is that the Wife of Bath convinced the Knight ,by explaining that the things, which are her being old, plain, beasly born and poor, making the knight prevent him from loving her are in fact what should make him love her, that he had to give up his power in order for her to acquire it, for if he had not given her control of the partnership, both would have been unhappy through the rest of their lives. We also know that she gives the answer, which nobody were able to argue its accuracy, to the question what women want. From that we can also deduce that she is, in fact, “a mistress in the game of