However, later on, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth eventually fall in love with each other. According to this story, prejudice can blind the eyes of a person because people having prejudice toward others don't see the truth about a person. Prejudice can be caused by words that make people misunderstand because wrong words make people think the wrong thing. When Mr. Bingley tells Mr. Darcy to dance with Elizabeth during the dinner party, Mr. Darcy says, "She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me and I am in no humor at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men" (Austen 7). Mr. Darcy is telling Mr. Bingley that Elizabeth is not pretty so he has no interest in her.
However wealthy Tom may be his brutal nature cannot be hidden. His gait appears egotistical, with his choice of fitting ‘riding clothes’, his positioned ‘legs apart’ and his ‘arrogant eyes’, almost giving him a sense of entitlement. As the ‘husky tenor’, speaking for the first time in the novel, announces his ‘nice place’ he positions Nick, baring his dominating manner. His snobbish and ignorant attitude is made apparent when he decisively dismisses Nick’s job with an ellipsis – “Never heard of them”. Tom’s uninterested tone is continued when topics arise such as his daughter, and he interrupts conversation with an ‘unrestful’ approach.
It is evident that he is not happy being married to Daisy because he has an affair with Myrtle. This is another example of how money does not necessarily buy happiness. It is ironic that Daisy kills Myrtle because although she didn’t mean to kill her she might have been jealous that she is everything that Daisy is not to Tom. Therefore she feels a need to get Myrtle out of the
In the short story “The Nose” by Nikolai Gogol, the nose is not only a mere facial feature but it also plays a strong role in social position and affects one’s sexuality. After Kovalev loses his nose, he was humiliated by the fact that he loses his nose, a symbol of his high social status, rather than by his unpleasant appearance. His lack of nose also deprives him of his pride and arrogance, making him hide himself from women. Gogol uses satire to reveal the importance of the nose and its visual impact, which is often shadowed by other facial features. Gogol satirizes a society that is infatuated with the social status.
Mr Rochester's authenticity contrasts sharply with the continuous theme of role playing in the novel. Jane criticises Blanche as she is "not original", repeating phrases from books and not of her own opinion, being "very showy, but... not genuine" and describing her laugh as "mocking" and "satirical". The metaphor of role playing in the novel is conveyed through the ladies’ superficial nature and all the guests' lack of authenticity. An example of role playing in the novel is when Mr Rochester dresses up and pretends to be a gypsy. Mr Rochester uses the gypsy disguise to expose Blanche as a spoilt, shallow brat, and using the disguise he tries to uncover Jane's true feelings.
His levelheadedness also juxtaposes with the frivolity of his wealthy cousins and neighbors thus developing a contrast in which Fitzgerald deliberately criticizes the lunacy and wastefulness of the 1920s upper class. Furthermore, Nick never complains about his own life but endures the constant complaining from the wealthy about their own lives which develops Nick's trustworthiness and the contrast between the wealthy and middle class. Daisy lives constantly in a state of ever changing emotions and ideals. With very contradictory behavior, she intimidates those not close to her in an effort to conceal her destructiveness, detail not readily shared with those around and gradually revealed to the reader in order to develop the character. The only excuse for her concealed cruelty is that she did not know any better as a fool which she shares in the beginning by wanting her daughter to be a fool.
The use of direct narrative throughout the poem makes his negative seem like much more of a personal attack on the ‘girl’. The phrase ‘snuck off’ implies that he doesn’t believe that the girl left him honestly and implies that the relationship did not end in good terms due to this. Further direct speech to the girl in the quote ‘you must see me like the crown prince’ which could be inferred to show eminence on Amritage’s behalf and he is therefore conveying his lack of understanding of the end of their relationship as he cannot understand how someone may be better than him. This idea of Armitage being portrayed as superior to the ‘girl’ suggests that this may have been the
Over drinks, Frances confronts him about his wandering eyes and questions his love for her. Michael’s way of looking on women as mere bodies could suggest a kind of degradation, which is to define a woman only as an erotic or sexual figure. Michael reveals that he loves the way women look and when Frances asserts that one-day he will be unfaithful, Michael agrees with her. Frances feels that the day is now ruined and resorts to calling the Stevensons. The universal truth behind this story is that the innate differences between men and women coupled with lack of communication will cause a marriage to stagnate and become an uneasy compromise.
Pride can easily be depicted as the story progresses to the very end and not only from a few minor characters, but from major characters as well. Prejudice As the novel progresses on, another prevailing theme, aside from pride, is prejudice. During the ball, Elizabeth immediately depicts prejudice towards Darcy. Darcy comes off as pompous and snobby, “[he is] the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world.” (18) His reasoning for not wanting to dance with Elizabeth was also what made Elizabeth prejudice towards Darcy, she showed “no… cordial feelings towards him” (19) by the end of the night. Mrs. Gardiner also displays her prejudice as she is the one that doesn’t want Elizabeth to associate with Wickham because of his impoverishment.
She plays with the Student’s feelings by giving him a little hope that she might accept his offer to dance with her if he brings her a red rose. We can also say that she is very superficial because, she is more attracted by the riches of the ‘’Chamberlain’s nephew : ‘’I am afraid it will not go with my dress,' she answered; 'and, besides, the Chamberlain's nephew has sent me some real jewels, and everybody knows that jewels cost far more than flowers.’’ Hence, the Professor’s dauther’s love wasn’t authentic either because it was tinted with manipulation and lust for luxuries. On the other hand, the Nightingale’s