Using her high social status Mrs. Birling made sure that the charity turned Eva away, which, as a consequence pushed Eva to desperation. Had it been her own daughter, or even a women of a higher class, it is likely that Mrs. Birling would have considered her case more sympathetically and offered any help available. Mr. Birling too is a very class conscious person. Even when speaking to Gerald, who is a slightly higher class, Mr. Birling feels he has to prove himself. It appears that Gerald’s mother is not keen on the marriage due to the Birling’s status.
She feels that Pip was the destroyer of her dreams, so she seeks revenge to destroy his.Pg12 2) “So, I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me” The author is using a metaphor that Estella’s success and failure both create the person she is. The quote is important because matron accuses Estella of being ingratitude, cold, and having a lack of love. So Estella replies by asking how Miss Havisham could reproach her ward for being cold when her personality came about as a direct result of Miss Havisham's tutelage. Pg.373 3) “My convict looked round him for the first time, and saw me… I looked at him eagerly when he looked at me, and slightly moved my hands and shook my head.
His simultaneous affairs patently didn’t pose a very strong relationship with his wife, Daisy. “That’s what I get for marrying a brute of a man, a great, big hulking.” (Fitzgerald chapter 1) A conversation between Tom and Daisy displays the tension in their relationship, and quite evidently suggests the fact that their relationship is based on a quite fragile and feeble surface. “I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful, little fool.” (Fitzgerald chapter 1) Referring to the social standards of a woman in the 1920’s, Daisy expresses her despondency to Nick inferring to the reason of being married
Arthur birling is a wealthy, self made middle class factory owner of the Edwardian era. He is first introduced through the stage directions at the beginning of the play. Priestley describes him as "rather portentious" suggesting his own self importance. This is a characteristic of his attitude throughout the play where his ignorance, self regard and lack of respect for those of lower social status than him such as Eva smith shows the flawed mindset of the wealthy in 1912. Priestley exposed Birling as being a self interested capitalist whose lack of social conscience prevents him from learning the important lesson of social responsibility which constitutes the main message of the play.
Explore the way Steinbeck portrays Curley’s wife as someone we both sympathise with and dislike at time Steinbeck also makes the reader feel dislike for Curley’s wife when she mentions the purpose she married Curley. This is further exposed in the following quote. “Well I wasn’t gonna stay no place where I couldn’t…make something of myself…so I married Curley…I don’t like Curley’.”Couldn’t make something of myself “reveals that Curley’s Wife also has a dream but is choosing to achieve it in the wrong way. By marrying Curley she thought she could have a better future, but she has not only ruined chances of her dream to come true but has also been two faced and hurt Curley by not loving him. She has been hubris by marrying someone just
The fact that Antigone is now alone is this process does not slow her down at all; not even after Ismene warns her that the consequence of her actions could be death. “Our own death would be if we should go against Creon.” (Line 46, Pg 774). Due to Ismene’s lack of help, Antigone is feeling betrayed by her sister, but will continue on without her. “But as for me, I will bury the brother I love.” (Line 69, Pg 774). Later on when Antigone has buried her brother, Polynieces, she created yet another betrayal; this time on King Creon.
In act I of Othello - Iago, began his plan to make Othello lose faith in his wife. Roderigo is like Iago’s purse, because Roderigo likes Desdemona and wants to know more about her so he gives him whatever he needs because he fears that Iago has not been telling him enough about Desdemona. Roderigo finally realises that Iago has no loyalty to anyone, and that he is only out to benefit himself. He is the outsider in this situation. Cassio is simply a handsome, virile man and this makes Othello jealous.
Lady Bracknell would rather have Gwendolen marry a man that knows nothing, rather than a man that knows everything. The love between the two couples is absolutely ridiculous and is based on nonsense. For example, Cecily says to Algernon: “It is always painful to part from people whom one has known for a very brief space of time. The absence of old friends, on can endure with equanimity” (Earnest 54). According to Miss Prism those who are unmarried simply live for pleasure and that marriage is not a pleasurable arrangement.
When the inspector tells Sheila about Eva Smith she showed a lot of emotion and felt that she had to tell the inspector everything that happened. She showed sympathy for Eva and now regrets what she has done. She is nothing like her mother; she thinks a lot more for herself and will stand up for herself for example when she questioned Birling about him knowing Eva Smith- Mrs Birling would never question Mr Birling. Before the inspector came Sheila knew nothing about the outer world and the different classes, her parents kept her away from it all. Sheila is already showing change as a person even though it is very early on in the
She warns her family that ‘he’s giving us rope so that we’ll hang ourselves.’ Sheila understands that avoiding the truth is useless in the face of his questioning. She knows they cannot avoid being confronted by the awful truth of their responsibility for the death of Eva/Daisy because he knows what it is they have done already. The Inspector has made her aware of herself and her actions and this leaves her wanting to change and help those she can. Eric Eric seems embarrassed and awkward at the begging of the play, with the first mention of him being ‘Eric suddenly guffaws’. This continues with his being unable to explain why he laughed, perhaps indicating nervousness.