The topic of conventionality contra personal instincts is quite expressive in both works. In Daisy Miller it is performed by the character of Frederick Winterbourne, an American living in Europe, Chopin explores this theme by Edna Pontellier, the main protagonist in The Awakening. Both Edna and Frederick are victims of the world of rules and expectations; they are both affected by their personal needs to escape, to liberate themselves of the bonds that repress them totally. The portrayal of this topic in these two books is different, though. The protagonists’ experience is different, they both face the conventionality, but their urge to express their personality emerges from different circumstances.
James presents Americans in his story as wealthy, having beauty, innocence, and freedom. While on the other hand, he characterizes Europeans as sophisticated, well mannered, and cultivated. He portrays the Americans that are traveling in Europe as living the New World’s life, while the native Europeans are living the Old World’s life. This contrast makes it difficult for Americans to understand how to act appropriately in a country other than their own. James realized that these two societies have different manners, values, and customs and he presents these differences through the two main characters, Daisy Miller and Winterbourne.
She was not afraid to flaunt herself at men and the media. Marilyn was a very outgoing, fun person. She was loved by everyone. By using the dumb blonde stereotype, it proved very successful for Marilyn’s career and her love life. She was actually a very intelligent woman but chose to play dumb.
Daisy's Reality Daisy is one of the main supporting characters that makes the storyline in The Great Gatsby. Her various events such as meeting with Jay Gatsby has helped other readers identify what type of person she truly is. Daisy portrays characteristics of a shallow individual, and this is why she manipulates others to achieve what she desires. She has the power to make others to do what she pleases, such as making it feel that she has feelings for Gatsby. Throughout the story Daisy is portrayed as an individual who fakes her emotions to maintain her wealth.
Consider the effect conventional society has on the protagonists within both Wuthering Heights and Tess of the d’Urbervilles. In both “Wuthering Heights” and “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” the female characters are seen as subservient to their male counterparts and characters such as Heathcliff and Tess are treated as inferior as a result of their lower status. Both novels were considered to be unconventional because the authors explore taboo subjects such as ghosts, child abuse, rape and murder. The Protagonists are affected by societies expectations of the Victorian era that are forced upon them, which affects their actions; preventing their happiness and true love from flourishing. Victorian society held strong, conservative religious views.
People usually exist in a society with both prevalent and cultured morals, which can oppose ethics held by wider society. In the film “A Separation”, two featured families, Nader’s and Hodjat’s, who hold similar, but different morals to each other; the families force reaction from each other as they each act in discord to each other’s ethics. The families spark a court case, which is rapt in lies. Asghar Farhadi shows how during struggles, even the most reasonable and trustworthy people, show shades of guilt and lie; going against their original principles of honesty. Correspondingly to Farhadi’s film, a moral conflict takes place as the United States want to prevent Russia invading Ukraine.
Born and raised in Barbados, Rihanna has that well sought after trait of originality. Unlike most of her competitors in the entertainment industry, Rihanna did not come from a rich, picture perfect family and didn’t have the privilege of having strings pulled with certain people in higher areas to get her where she is now. Those who know her often describe Rihanna as outgoing, witty and extremely intelligent. She is incredibly attractive, has a bold ‘bad girl’ image and a slim physique. Rihanna dramatically changes her image/style of music with great ease in order to be in sync with how she is feeling in her life at that point in time and to exhibit to the world what she is going through which then leads to a deeper connection with her fans.
John Pelton Mrs. Hogg AP English 16th October, 2012 Character similarities in “A&P” and “Cathedral” John Updike’s “A&P” and Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” contain central characters who are confronted with people who represent a stereotype. The judged people act as a catalyst for a new and unexpected way the protagonist perceives the world. For Sammy in “A&P” it is the group of girls who bring about change, and for the husband in “Cathedral” it is the blind man. The catalysts for change in these stories serve the same purpose: They are viewed negatively by the central character because they are new to that character’s world, yet represent a way out for the closed world the character has created. The girls in the story “A&P” and the blind man in “Cathedral” have little importance to the main character in the beginning of both stories.
The woman (Marge Simpson, the wife and mother of three children) however, is portrayed as a sensible, musically orientated, and fun-loving person (Jorian, 1997). Furthermore, Gunter argues that there are two major traits to female stereotyping; firstly, there is a severe under-representation of women in action-drama films in terms of actual numbers relative to the males. Secondly, even when women do appear, they tend to be portrayed only in a very selected range of roles. An example of this the James Bond movie "The World Is Not Enough", where he is the witty, handsome hero, while the female actress is portrayed as the helpless victim, even though she plays the role of a professional nuclear scientist. Moreover, women were more
SETTING The story takes place in the 1870’s in two different areas; the first two chapters take place in Vevey, Switzerland, and the last two chapters take place in Rome, Italy. CHARACTERS Daisy Miller (Annie P. Miller): She is a young American girl travelling around Europe with her mother and younger brother. Among her most notable characteristics, we have to say the she is beautiful spirited, spontaneous, independent, but she is also ignorant, shallow and she has no knowledge about some social conventions and rules. She likes flirting with men and she admits it. She is interested in manipulating men and she loves being the centre of attention.