In the times John Steinbeck lived in women were not held in high regard but they were just present to serve men. However, they still tried to yearn for a better future by exploiting men. The character Curley's wife in the novel is a victim of society and her dream. She is married to Curley who neglects her and so because of her loneliness she is always seeking attention. She wears too much makeup and dresses like a "whore"
Her father doesn’t help the situation because he shields her from the outside world and “chases away potential suitors because none of them are good enough for his daughter” (p.6”A Rose for Emily”). Her father is very controlling of her and this contributes to her being a little off down the road. When she does find a man that she does like in Homer Barron she goes crazy over him despite him being gay. This causes him to kill him when is he is to say that he is not a marrying man. Sarty is
The women in the novel are too shallow for our sympathy or admiration A character that can be described as being wholly shallow is Myrtle. We learn that she ‘lay down and cried’ after finding out her husband Wilson ‘borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in.’ Myrtle is distraught after finding out her husband is not rich nor a ‘gentleman’, as he made little effort on their wedding day. In the broader scheme of things, this should not matter; however Myrtle seems fixated on this and concludes from this one situation that their marriage is doomed. The suit can be seen as being representative of Wilson – he will always be reliant on others to survive in his sorrowful world, as seen when Wilson is close to begging Tom not to sell the car elsewhere. Myrtle despises
Stella is willing to look past everything Stanley does because she loves him and that makes her the fool of the play. After finding out Stanley raped her sister she still chooses Stanley though she asks herself “what have I done to my sister?” Stella is so stuck on her life as it is that she’s not willing to accept that Stanley is not the man she once deceived herself he was and that internal conflict is what makes her a huge
But Daisy was a very picky girl. You can tell when she ignored all of the non wealthy, non classy men that tried to woo her. But then, the rich, handsome, elegant Jay Gatsby introduced himself to her, she couldn't have found a better person. Distracted by the present figure of Gatsby, she didn't love Gatsby, it was the image. For Gatsby, it made him believe that Daisy really fell in love with him.
Just a knighthood, of course.” He says this because he knows that Gerald Croft’s mother doesn’t like them because she has a higher social class and thinks that Gerald can do better for himself than marrying Sheila Birling – Arthur Birling’s daughter. Priestly has portrayed Birling in such a way that the reader doubts what he says and is weary that the things he comes out with are usually wrong. When Birling talks about the Titanic he says “unsinkable – absolutely unsinkable” Priestley uses dramatic irony here because the reader knows that the Titanic sank.
She is first to criticize her father’s decision to discharge her from his works stating ‘I think it was a mean thing to do. Perhaps it spoilt everything for her’ and realises ‘these girls aren’t cheap labour-they’re people’. The audience discover that Sheila ‘used the power as a daughter of a good customer and also of a man well known in the town to punish the girl’ by getting her sacked from her job after ‘having caught sight of this girl smiling at Miss Francis’ and admits ‘If she’d been some miserable plain creature, I don’t suppose I’d have done it. But she was pretty and looked as if she could take care of herself’. Although Sheila’s thoughts don’t immediately change, she comes to realise the consequences of her actions and accepts some blame unlike her
Really unpack the symbolic possibilities. Gatsby didn’t marry Gatsby because he was poor, and Tom was rich, in the simplest of terms. But when you delve deeper the problem for Daisy now is that her marriage with Tom is a failure, and a man she loves, rich beyond his means, has basically knocked on her door asking for her. I think Daisy sobs not only because now Gatsby is a class above her, but she know they can never be together. She comes from one social status the wealthy, sophisticated community of West egg.
Gatsby said, “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me,” (130). In 1917 it would have been true that once was rich Daisy would have married him, but when Tom bring to the surface the illegal measures Gatsby went to earned his money, Daisy finds him less attractive, because his income could be lost very quickly or
Tom abuses Daisy and he also cheats on her. He is a scary man, but she stays with him because he has a lot of money, and she knows that she will always be protected by it. Daisy is also at fault for having an affair, just like Tom. She does not truly love Tom anymore, and once she meets up with Gatsby again, she is ready to have a life with him now that he has money. She is just as bad as Tom, and only wants someone if they have money.