The neglect from her husband causes Daisy to wilt, much like the flower if it were treated harshly. By the end of the novel, Tom’s careless behavior drives her to kill Myrtle, Tom’s mistress. Gatsby, who was in the car with her even “tried to make her stop, but she couldn’t” (145). Obviously Daisy, being a competent driver, could have kept herself from swerving into Myrtle and killing her. Fitzgerald is showing his
Daisy, the girl whose "voice was full of money," whose "inexhaustible charm"(127) derived from her status, is an ideal. The idealized woman is not real, and that is the very essence of her loveliness—she is perfect, and thus unattainable. Gatsby had "committed himself to the following of a grail"(156). This chase for an intangible dream propelled him to success but also led him to his demise. He set himself up for failure in dedicating his life to achieving an unreachable goal.
Gatsby also urges Daisy to “look around” because he is desperate to show her what he has created and ‘earned’ for her. Yet this is sadly ironic because of the obvious social gulf between Gatsby and Daisy. The more Gatsby does to try to impress Daisy, the less she is enamoured with his false glamour. She believes his parties to be ugly and tacky, yet Gatsby cannot see this. This creates a further distance between them and foreshadows Daisy’s rejection of Gatsby later in the novel.
The two heroines being contrasted are Emily Grierson and Alice Kingsleigh. Emily Grierson truly wanted to get married and meet men, but while her father was alive, she was not permitted to socialize and meet men. “We remembered all the young men her father had driven away…” (Faulkner 4) Due to her father’s overprotectiveness, she did not know how to flirt with men, so when a fellow by the name of Homer came by, she fell in love with him knowing that he was not the marrying type. Instead of using her charms to win him over, she lost all confidence once her
The Temptress Who can resist a stunningly gorgeous woman with charm, seductive in her ways and is interested in you? It is not a surprise that many men are blind sighted by a beautiful woman fan fail to realize that she is only interested in benefitting herself by maliciously using her helpless victims. The temptress is a classic test or encounter in a man’s journey. She will make him question his judgement and allure him into doing anything she pleases. It is not often a man can overcome his blindness and see the temptress for what she is.
Thou dost infect mine eyes.” In spite of her obvious dislike towards him, he successfully wins her over by falsely proclaiming his love for her saying “Your beauty was the cause of that effect; Your beauty: which did haunt me in my sleep.” The diction used in this scene highlights Richard’s deceiving skills. In the beginning of this scene Anne’s dislike to him is evident when she uses ‘black magician” metaphorically to describe Richard. However in the latter part of the scene we see her demeanour to him gradually softens despite him being her husband’s killer which is highly significant; “With all my heart; and much it joys me too, To see you are become so penitent.” Another example of Richards’s skill in deception is the scene when he tries to persuade Elizabeth that he loves her daughter and that he shall marry her. Just like Anne her approach towards him was hostile given that she believed he was the reason for her sons’ downfall. However, Richard once again succeeds in manipulating her into believing he loves her daughter; “thou dost love my daughter from
When both characters are analyzed we can tell that both have similarities and differences in their personality. Firstly, at the beginning of both stories Mathilde and the Prodigal son had nothing in common. At the start of “The Necklace” Mathilde was very materialistic and manipulative. She was always thinking that the thing she have wasn’t worth nothing. She would basically day-dream about being rich and wealthy.
Her father says she has committed “Treason of the blood” (1, 1, 167). Desdemona is a character who seems to just go along with everything but we never take in how strong she actually is. When Othello is angered at her for thinking she has betrayed him by sleeping with Cassio, he slaps her. Desdemona only replies saying “I have not deserved this.” (4, 1, 235). She then says “I will not stay to offend you.”
The second reason I do not think that men and women are treated equally in the U.S. and around the world is because women are not able to choose who they marry. A woman in Pakistan ran away with the man that she wanted to be with and eloped. This is very looked down upon in the country. Since this happened the couple has 2 kids and has moved twice in order to get away from threats to their lives. The woman’s family did not like her decision at all, they have told police that the man had kidnapped her and have also had people go to their house and give them death threats.
Nevertheless, there are few stories with unpredictable endings. One of them is “The Necklace” written by Guy De Maupassant. The ending of this story is so unpredictable that it almost has an effect of a shock on a reader. At the beginning of the story Mathilde Loisel is portrayed as a spoilt young woman whose only desire is to be accepted by the upper class society. Despite the fact that she was born in a family of clerks, she daydreams of luxury.