Throughout the story, Paul’s mother continuously pushes her idea that luck equals being rich and that money is the most important in her life. Hester has so much of a fixation towards material things, which it created for Paul to have a way of getting love from his mother. The only way he saw that he can get love from his mother, was through winning money, which would to make her feel better, so he started to inherit her obsession of always wanting to have money until the point where his reaction of seeing his mother getting her birthday gift of money and
Women were not treated equal. Women could not conduct business or control their own money, for which they needed the authorization of the man who 'owned' them - husband, brother or father. In A Doll's House, Nora at first appears to be a silly, selfish girl, but then we learn that she has made great sacrifices to save her husband's life and pay back her secret loan. When a woman loves as Nora does, nothing else matters. She will sacrifice herself for the family.
In Act 1 Torvald says, “Just like your father. Always on the lookout for money… it just seems to slip through your fingers… its in the blood.” (Ibsen 1284 Another parallel between them is pointed out by Torvald when he says "All your father's irresponsible ways are coming out in you. No religion, no morals, no sense of duty.” Also, Torvald treats Nora just as her father did, like a doll, and Nora in turn treats her children this way. This is best illustrated in act III when Nora says: “I have been your doll wife, just as at home I was Daddy's doll child. And the children in turn have been my dolls.
This young lady is not taken seriously first. However, after getting married to businessman who falls in love in with her, she begins to dedicate her life to her country. Day by day, with the help of members of the cabinet, she improves all her qualifications like rhetoric and persuation skills. She and her cabinat begins to believe in Thatcher. However, her husband thinks that she is being too greedy for being a Prime Minister and sacrifices her family to the community.
Her first thought, when she received the invitation, was of appearance instead of gratitude. Madame Loisel was unsatisfied with what her husband had given her and wanted even more, mainly because that is what she needed to impress everyone else. Even after her husband had given up 400 francs that he was to spend on a weekend hunting trip with his friends, for his spouse’s dress, she still was not fulfilled and complained by saying, “’I hate not having a single jewel, not one stone to wear, I shall look so dowdy. I’d almost rather not go to the party’” (de Maupassant 335). He had suggested that she wear some flowers instead of expensive jewels, but she claimed that it was not enough for her.
Because she has a kingdom, she has suitors crowding around her day and night. Being a woman, Penelope has no control over what the suitors do and cannot get rid of them. The suitors want her wealth and her kingdom. They do not respect her enough to stop feeding on Odysseus' wealth;
Mathilde is jealous of her and she will do anything in her power to reverse the mistake of destiny that made her poor. One night, her husband arrived at their house with an invitation to a formal party. Mathilde was so angry and cried heavily. She told her husband to just give the invitation to another woman who can afford to buy expensive clothes. With this act, Mathilde clearly emphasized disappointment of having that kind of social status.
It is just to what level do we show it or even let it get in the way of how we live. In this story Mathilde’s dream world she is happy and idle. When she returns back to Earth she is driven by the greed for more than what she possesses. She knows that she is not rich, and can’t stand to be around her wealthy friends, so she socially removes herself from the real world. This causes her to resent her life even more.
The story starts off right away describing Madame Loisel beauty and charm but unfortunately she was born into the wrong class. She isn’t happy with the life that she has. She dreams of a life with parties and elegant dresses and jewels. Madame Loisel is so envious of a rich, old school friend who lives a different life that she actually refuses to go and visit because she feels worse about her life when she returns home. Her friend doesn’t appear to be proud of boastful in the story and doesn’t seem to care that Madame Loisel is poorer than her.
Mrs. Mooney was previously involved in a dysfunctional marriage to a “shabby stooped little drunkard” (61). Similar to her own marriage, Mrs. Mooney indirectly forces Polly to marry for money. Mrs. Mooney is a ruthless character as a result of her previous troubles. Consequently, Mrs. Mooney’s maternal connection with Polly is non-existent, turning their relationship into a business. When Mrs. Mooney is observing Polly’s interactions with young men, she becomes frustrated that “none of [the men] meant business” and considers sending Polly back to her previous job (63).