Then in addition she says “He’s tired that’s all,” showing that Tess is in denial about her father’s position. This is a common excuse to make for someone, normally for a child, and in these circumstances it makes Tess appear even more idiotic as she is trying to cover up her own beliefs which are as see through as a pane of glass. Hardy describes Tess to be a pretty girl. He makes many references to this throughout chapter two. For example the first piece of information that we learn about Tess is that “She was a fine handsome girl” The word handsome suggests that she isn’t the finest of all the ladies but that she is still very pretty.
Though Heathcliff and Catherine become the best of friends, Hindley does not take kindly to Heathcliff becoming part of the family. When Mr. and Mrs. Earnshaw die, Hindley takes over Wuthering Heights and makes Heathcliff a servant, degrading Heathcliff. Meanwhile, even though she truly loves him, Catherine sees Heathcliff as beneath her in society and social class. When Catherine meets Edgar she is impressed with his manners and wealth is then promised to be married to Edgar. It's hard to settle such an intense love with the choice she makes, but somehow she is able to work out the reasoning in her head; “I've no business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven; and if the wicked man in there not brought Heathcliff so low, I shouldn't have thought of it.
For example, the community judges Ladislaw harshly because of his mixed pedigree. Fred Vincy is almost disowned because he chooses to go against his family’s wishes and not join the clergy. It is only when Vincy goes against the wishes of the community by foregoing his education that he finds true love and happiness. Finally, Rosamond’s need for gentility and the desire to live up to social standards becomes her downfall. In contrast, Dorothea’s decision to act against the rules of society allows her to emerge as the most respectable character in the end.
Austen referred to her in one of her letters as "a heroine who is almost too good for me." Though Austen very frankly notes that the bloom of youth has left Anne, and that she is not the prettiest of the young ladies in the novel, Anne becomes most decidedly more attractive when her better qualities are noted. Anne is proud of her appearance, and she is deeply hurt after overhearing that Captain Wentworth thinks her appearance much changed for the worst. Unlike her father, Anne also takes pride in practicality, intellect, and patience. Anne is feminine while possessing none of what Austen clearly sees as the negative characteristics of her gender; Anne is neither catty, flighty, nor hysterical.
The governess’s adoration of the uncle after visiting him at Harley Street and her belief that he needed her reflects the governess’s naivety. Being a poor Parson’s daughter from a Hampshire vicarage, it is likely that she had never been to the city of London before; also she is described as “young, afraid and nervous”. This creates a sense of vulnerability as she lacks exposure hence the slightest of things may tend to amaze her. As prior ladies that were interviewed for the job rejected it on the basis of the condition that they would have no contact with the outside world, the governess accepted the job and already felt rewarded after the uncle held her hand. This “fluttered anxious” Parson’s daughter lacking experience also tends to be vulnerable as she fails to have the necessary prowess to deal with matters.
This enforces the idea that unlike Lennie, she is a complex character in the novel. Steinbeck mentioned that Curley’s wife’s voice had a “nasal, brittle quality” which is a clear sign of her flirtatious behaviour. Although her intentions were flirty, the fact that it was described as ‘nasal’ by the author made it obvious that it was unpleasant to the ears. The reaction from George made it clear to the reader that she was an attractive woman, however he was being apprehensive as he “looked away from her and then back”. This contrasts with Lennies reaction as his “eyes moved down over her body” blatantly checking her out.
Upon being asked whether he would like an introduction, Mr Darcy turns, looks at Elizabeth coldly and says: '"She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me."' Whilst Mr Bingley is thinking positively, admiring all the attractive and pleasant girls in the room, Mr Darcy remains resolute that he does not want to dance. Mr Bingley asks whether he would like an introduction
This shows she has little impact in the family, and could be the result of her nervous nature. The way in which Austen immediately describes other members of the family in greater depth to that of Anne's character also shows how she is at the start inferior in comparison to the rest off her family. It seems that her lack of superiority in the family has resulted in her eldest sister being the favourite with her father, and her youngest being married. Shes seems at the beginning of the novel that she was once easily influenced, and this downfall resulted in her being persuaded by Lady Russell to refuse Captain Wentworth's marriage proposal. However with the Elliot's family move to Bath, Anne is somewhat forced to emerge from her sheltered shell, and starts to flourish as a character.
His inability to read and understand Daisy makes him all the more curious about her. Her spontaneity and impulsiveness intrigues him yet her lack for social etiquette makes him question her intent. "'She is completely uncultivated,' Winterbourne went on. 'But she is wonderfully pretty, and, in short, she is very nice. To prove that I believe it, I am going to take her to the Chateau de Chillon.'
This shows that she is only with him for his money and power. When Daisy gave birth to Pammy she said “I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”(Fitzgerald 21).She implies here that the world is no place for a woman and all she can do is hope to survive through beauty rather than brains. However during the reunion Gatsby is still blinded by his dream. Even though Daisy isn’t the same as he remembers.