‘Sophisticated—God, I 'm sophisticated!’” (Fitzgerald 22). Daisy is intelligent and worldly. She went from loving Gatsby to later married a successful man who she thought she was in love with until Gatsby came back to the picture. She is living the American Dream and has the opportunity to become knowledgeable and live her life. Having an affair with Gatsby and being married to a successful man is something that many women would dream of.
His obsession with her did not stop even after he went back to his wife. He constantly took her on expensive trips and bought her expensive jewelry and gifts and even a house. One night when they were together in the house he had bought her she surprised him with a gift with the instruction not to open it till he got back to Hollywood. When he arrived home he was surprised when Lawerence Exeter Jr. opened the door. “Hello father how was your trip” he said in a cold voice.
“And give up? Not on your life.” Nellie Bly retorted when told to give up her dream job of becoming a reporter. (The Adventures of Nellie Bly). Elizabeth Cochran (the name Nellie Bly was given at birth) was born on May 5, 1864, in Cochran Mills, Pennsylvania. Cochran Mills was named after her father who was a wealthy businessman, and she was often called “Pink” because her mother almost always dressed her in that color.
This person was his first lover Daisy. Gatsby and Daisy had a connection to each other before Gatsby left for the military. Along came Tom who tied the knot on Daisy. This left Gatsby heartbroken and everything he did in his life later on was to impress Daisy and hope she showed up to one of his extravagant parties. Everything in his house he looked at through Daisy; “he hadn't once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes” (Fitzgerald 5.112).
Comportment texts portrays women as submissive, virtue and moral individuals that since childhood were trained to absolutely obey their fathers and future husbands.However, this differs with the insight reality of medieval women. In the shipman's tale females convey the roles of materialistic and sexual object beings.Chaucer illustrate medieval women as ambitious individuals that seek equality in male homogeny society, and belong to high social status. In the Shipman's tale The wife represents a materialistic and unhappy wife with her husband ( the merchant). The wife is discontented with the the merchant due to his unwillingness to buy her expensive clothing and jewelry.So, She is manipulative and capable of doing anything for monetary gain.That is why her decision of sleeping with the monk that borrow her 100 francs to buy clothing.Chaucer at some point satirize the image of women in general for their attempts to gain power during Medieval times.The fact is that during the Middle Ages, Women were seeking social equality with men. Since women lived in a patriarchal society whose roles were to obtain absolute control over women, they had to slowly strike with the problematic of gender roles.
Furthermore, Feminist Criticism provides a better view of literature because it shows that women can be powerful. When Emilia finds out that her husband has been plotting an evil plan she says,” Tis proper I obey him, but not now”(Othello V.2.195). Emilia refuses to help her husband after she finds the cruel intentions he has despite the expectation of women always being submissive to their husbands. Women also have a voice and feelings, they are capable of defying their husbands commands when they know what he expects is simply wrong. In a literary article,The Role of Women in Othello: A Feminist Reading states that,” Society weighs heavily on the shoulders of women; they feel that they must support the men and defer to them, even if the actions of the men are questionable” (Literary Articles).
In act 1, scene 5, when the ghost commands Hamlet to seek revenge, Hamlet first curses his mother “That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain!”. Women were expected to instantly obey any male in the family and Gertrude follows orders without hesitation, most likely in fear of being punished she says “I shall obey you” in Act 3. The women in Shakespeare are consistently loyal to the men in their lives, no matter what the circumstances, which is not fair at all to women. By saying women must be loyal to men, even if they treat them poorly makes women completely lesser to men and allows them to walk all over women. Men all over in Hamlet share the same opinion on women and believe their actions are okay.
Gertrude in this play was more than any other character, the antithesis of her son, Hamlet. In the other hand, we can see that male critics emphasis Gertrude’s sexuality and her responsibility for what happened to Hamlet. This belief made Gertrude became a lustful, predatory woman, motivated by desire and ignoring the harm caused to her son. Moreover, the workings of lust also appeared in Kurt Vonnegut’s book. In Cat’s Cradle, Vonnegut described Mona Aamons Monzano as a beautiful woman alive who made sexual desire appeared.
Daisy wanted to wait to marry Jay Gatsby but ended up marrying Tom Buchanan instead, the same man who was having an affair with Myrtle. Daisy got all of her wealth and popularity from Tom, not being able to make herself successful as she was told she needed a man in her life. Daisy was an incredibly materialistic woman, as she only used Tom for his Well. F. Scott Fitzgerald described her character as being very shallow, arrogant, and quite selfish. Which also implies that he believes women are self-important and only care about money, instead of caring about their actions.
Jordan Baker plays a pivotal role in reuniting Daisy and Gatsby, after all, Daisy would never have known about Gatsby and his parties had it not been for Jordan’s party life. Jordan is a rantipole, a wild and reckless young person. In the 1920s, wealthy women were expected to get married and stay at home, the exact opposite of what Jordan chooses to do. She spends her time defying
She was described by recruiters being five feet tall with blue eyes, brown hair, and a fair complexion. Sarah told her family that she would be sending most of the money she earned to them to spend for themselves, she wrote them saying “I can get all the money I want,” She would receive thirteen dollars a month plus room and board for being a private in the Union army. Finally in October the volunteers left for Washington, D.C., where Wakeman would be on guard duty at the nation’s
Angelou uses her powerful rhythm and tone to write about a woman’s sexiness and unbearable aura. She challenges men and their attempt to shut down women with her lines “Does my sexiness upset you?/does it come as a surprise/ that I dance like I’ve got diamonds/ at the meeting of my thighs?” (Angelou, Lines 25-28). Angelou uses her great writing techniques to place women upon a pedestal too great for men to obtain. She pours her struggles into her writings which produces a strong attitude and flow of emotions. “I planned to put all the things bothering me--my heavy load--in that book, and let them pass.” (Elliot).