We can see that Curley’s wife is portrayed by Steinbeck as a ‘tart’ in the beginning of the book, she is not cared for or liked by many of the men on the ranch at all as she irritates them and they think that she is not loyal towards Curley. However, by the end of the book the reader feels sorry for her as we see deeper inside her and see how lonely she is, she only has the image of a tart because she is so alone and the only way she knows to make friends is by being a flirtatious person. The first mention of Curley’s wife is in chapter 2 when George and ‘the swamper’ are talking about her. They say that she is ‘Purty ... but- well-she got the eye’. They mean that she is always looking and flirting with other men.
Slavery seemed to hurt Douglass’s mistress simply because she chose to let it. Being a slaveholder made her feel that she was better than he was. He was just a “nobody”, and she could treat him as she wanted to and he could do nothing about it. She was once a very compassionate and caring person, but in making a complete change she made his life miserable, and she, no doubt,
While Donna was smoking, stealing or having sex Tara was getting “lost in her mind”. I think that Donna’s bad habits made Tara a better person by not wanting to become what she is. *Tara’s Dad’s influence on Tara was kind of negative. Like Tara’s mom, he did not know how to handle her acts or how to help her. His influence on her changed when his friend came over and said she had
Gabriel had a very sinful past, and he never forgave himself for the things he did wrong that he regrets. When Gabriel’s sister says, “I know you thinking at the bottom of your heart that if you just make her, her and her bastard boy, pay enough for her sin, your son won’t have to pay for yours. But I ain’t going to let you do that. You done made enough folks pay for sin, it’s time you started paying,” she makes it known to the reader that Gabriel has sins that he has not “paid for”. Because of this, he embodies an angry character, which he then takes out on the people around him, including his loved ones.
Their mother agreed. Shortly after Leonard arrived Phoebe and Deidre did not like him at all. They tried as hard as they could to ignore him and make him feel like he was alone and didn’t have anyone. But he made the best of it and tried to make friends. But he had a lot of trouble with that.
Because they were both blood brothers, they decided that was good enough, and ended up living together with Derek’s mother and sister. At the start it was very hard for Derek and Morso. Derek’s mother did not readily accept morso into her home, nor did she treat him as an equal. She essentially neglect Morso and made it so much harder for him to settle in. She was very rude to him and would not even speak to him.
Her character is harshly judged from the start simply because she’s a woman and no one saw things from her perspective. Because of this, the reader is influenced to feel sympathy for Curley’s wife. Her husband, who is always trying to keep a close eye on her, controls her. He is exceedingly possessive of her, and is easily angered when he catches her talking to another man. “I get lonely.” She says to Lennie, “You can talk to people, but I cant talk to nobody but Curley”.
However, after being reacquainted, Gatsby exclaims, "She [Daisy] never loved you [Tom], do you hear"" he cried. "She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me!"'(137). Even though it appears that Daisy places importance on the values of love, she still chooses the status and comfort of Tom Buchanan’s wealth. In Tom and Daisy’s superficial relationship, the absence of love is evident by the lack of their communication.
Daisy Buchanan was in love with materialistic things from the very beginning when Gatsby says “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me” (Fitzgerald 137).The fact that Daisy would leave Gatsby for Tom Buchanan just because he was poor, really shows her love for material. Daisy’s’ materialistic values is what corrupted her. That Corruption is what Gatsby later explained to Nick about the car accident, “Well, first Daisy turned away from the woman toward the other car, and then she lost her nerve and turned back. Daisy action shows her corrupting, since she kept driving without caring that she hit Myrtle. Daisy love for materialistic things is what causes her to live
Infidelity today is the number one killer of marriages and relationships, and can be looked at as a symptom for non-working marriages. In the novel there was a lack of love and respect in the marriages, and there wasn’t anyone trying to fix their marriages either because they were around for their spouse’s money, or cheated because they were rich and felt could get away with it. There was one couple in particular that demonstrated these examples of infidelity in the novel. The couple was Daisy and Tom. Daisy stayed married to Tom because he was buying her happiness and his money, while deep down, she was really hurt and sad about the relationship.