She is cunning, resourceful, and brave. She definitely does not fit into the passive role that has been given to the more popular heroines. As in many fairy tales, the beautiful daughter is basically given away as if she is an object to a man who wants to marry her. Of course the girl’s father approves of the suitor because he appears rich, but the girl is not as impressed. She, “did not like him as much as a bride should like her bridegroom,” (Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm).
On the other hand, when Juliet was in desperate need for help, the Nurse didn’t do her very much good. Juliet’s parents were both disappointed in her and threatening to disown her because she refused to marry Count Paris. When she confronted the Nurse for help and advice, the Nurse told her that she should break the law and marry a second man. More than that, she wasn’t concerned with Juliet’s true feelings but rather with the fact that she may lose her job if Juliet continues to refuse. If she had done what was in Juliet’s best interest, she would have looked into the situation more and realized that forcing her into a marriage could have dire
Oochigeaskw succeeded in marrying the “invisible boy”. She wasn’t thinking about her outer beauty. The fact she saw her inner beauty in herself she also made her see the beauty in the boy. On the other hand, Oochigeaskw two sisters failed to succeed because of their ignorance. They both thought that appearances were far more important.
• ‘You aint ruined’ – sense that she is envious that the other farm girl can be no naive (could remind herself of her). Now she is seen as a second class citizen and cannot marry or have a family because she is married • ‘You blue and bleak face could’ - unhealthy because she is unhappy because she has no life or status DIDNT TAKE WHAT THEY WERE DOING SERIOUSLY • Although the reader is like to feel sorry for the poet, ‘we played’ tells us that she saw her loves as a game. Could suggest that she liked all the attention. • She saw them as toys too, ‘my hurdy gurdy monkey men’ • Now she realises what she has done wrong and is has set in she still shows now sign of sorrow, ‘o you didn’t know I’d been ruined’ the breezy tone is heavily ironic. • ‘You aint ruined’ – suggesting she was like her and wanted all these clothes and privileges
She did not find that a marriage service generated love; she did not enable her husband to recapture his youth through hers; nor could she compensate for that by running his home in the manner of an experienced housekeeper.” This quote illustrates that Elias Strorm was very cruel to her that she died after her second child was born. She was a beautiful, young woman who Elias turned into a very dull person. She always wanted him to be happy and be a good person, but that did not happen, he was just unfair and unpleasant to everyone. To conclude Elias Strorm’s wife is a good supporter of her husband as well as Emily Strorm. The role of women does demonstrate bystanders and supporters of their husbands and family member.
This is tied into the 1920s though the new morals and standards of young women that were coming to power in the 1920’s. As they were in the hotel, Gatsby springs up and says “She never loved you, 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) Gatsby is telling of how Daisy Buchanan is no longer loyal to Tom and how she now wants him back because he has run into money.
His goal of being with her had come true, but while being out on the town Tom finds out about the affair and things are laid out on the table. An argument starts up between Tom and Gatsby on who Daisy loves with Gatsby saying, “ ‘ Your wife doesn't love you…. She never loved you. She loves me….. She never loved you, do you hear...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).” As he argues with Tom you can see his defiance to believe that Daisy could love another.
His sisters, First Corinthians and Lena, whom author Toni Morrison keeps in the background of the novel’s main events, are suddenly transformed into deep, complex characters. The two sisters, who have spent their lives in Dr. Foster’s parlor making fake roses, refuse to be aristocratic sweatshop workers any longer. The fact Corinthians works as a maid even though she has acquired a college degree does not make her feel inferior but rather it liberates her socially. Furthermore, the fact that she finds true love outside of her upper class social status shows that Morrison is making an attack on class consciousness. Lena’s revolt comes out during her confrontation with Milkman.
Daisy shows her materialism by getting overwhelmed over Gatsby’s personal belongings, “[Gatsby] he took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them… [Daisy] she sobbed… ‘it makes me sad because I’ve never seen such-such beautiful shirts before’”(92). To Daisy, objects are more valuable than her own happiness; therefore, Gatsby uses his wealth to get close to her. Also, Daisy does not spend time with her daughter and she teachers her the wrong things, “‘I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool--that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, beautiful little fool’” (17). Daisy has the wrong ideas because she has already been corrupted by the power of materialism.
Soon she realized she couldn’t share any of these stories with her husband though, because he told her “not to give way to fancy…” since she had quite a habit of story-making and a “nervous weakness” like hers may lead to other “fancies.” (Gilman 293) That can be viewed as an attempt to stifle her creativeness. It’s almost as if he wants to make her believe she really is crazy. In his mind, all she is doing is imagining things. It also seems as if he wants to completely control her. So far, he does.