The reason why Mathilde Loisel character is important to the theme of story is because she strengthens the theme of the story. We can see through her life what might happen when you live in a fantasy. She had a modest life with no worries or hardships and sacrificed all that security to experience one night of pleasure, excitement, and fun. At the beginning of the story Madam Mathilde Loisel was craving a life of luxury, a life that she felt that she rightfully deserved. Her current modest life was unbearable and she felt that it was mistake that she was “born, as if by an error of destiny, into a family of clerks and copyists (Howe 250).
“Jig” is a young, woman who is forced to decide between her freedom and the stability of her relationship or embracing motherhood and responsibilities that come with such a title. While It is not to say that motherhood would be imprisonment; it in fact would be the death of everything she loved which could be categorized into two different things: travelling, and the very stability of her relationship with her lover, “the American”. “The American” says, “that’s the only thing that bothers us. It’s the only thing that’s made us unhappy.” (Hemingway 592) which equally shows that the center of conflict in their relationship is the alleged
English 102 February 6th 2012 Silver Waters Run Deep The short story “Silver Waters” by Amy Bloom is a story about the opportunities and future of a young woman that is cut short by mental illness. The story takes you thru the emotions of a family that has to deal with the mental illness then the loss of the person. It makes you laugh and then cry as you travel down the road with them. As I read the story I ask? :”what does this make me think?” (Lynn) (20) When you first meet Rose you are immediately drawn in to the talents of this beautiful woman.
She wanted to live a more lavish lifestyle, but later she will find that the life she has is much better than the life that she will obtain later in life. Although Mathilde Loisel didn’t have a harsh life, she suffered greatly. She longed to live the life in which she thought she deserved because of her beauty. She lived in an apartment with her husband that was plain and not very desirable to live in, well in her standards. She will daydream about the life she should have had and not want she has.
As the mother of two daughters I always want for my daughters what I feel was lacking in my life. It makes sense to me that Nanny’s idea of success and freedom is being wealthy and idle. That was what was literally beaten into Nanny. I think in real life, as with Nanny, mothers can get so blinded by their own agenda and their attempt to fulfill their own dreams through their daughter that they don’t stop to ask what their child wants. While I understand that this may not be the ideal way to handle a situation, I believe that Nanny did the best she could considering her experiences.
Edna would have to give up her lavious lifestlye to become a independent woman in society. Society intentions was that a woman played a simpe role that Edna was doing and playing by the rules. MR brings out this side that Edna has been missing and searching for in her life. MR gives her a new perspective that breaks the rules of what Society wants out of a woman. Edna is enchanted by M.R indpendence although MR lives a simple life with little money.
Loneliness had made her so much harm in the way that she was better off dead because she did not have the lonely feeling anymore and she looked like what she was- a young sweet, pretty, simple girl. Curley’s wife is probably the person most
17 Scott Fitzgerald ;) Daisy was implying that the best way a female was to survive in this world was to be attractive and not do anything with her life, and sit back and let money buy her happiness. Some say that Daisy is this way because she had no true hope at finding someone whom she really loved, and someone who wouldn’t cheat on her and stay truly devoted to
Kat is disappointed with teenage popularity and claims “I’m not hostile, just annoyed” This shows her choice to ignore the upcoming dramas of teenage normalcy and embrace her own individuality. Her attitude shows she has deep anger issues likely caused by her Mother’s abandonment and the fact that her younger sister is now the centre of attention. “I don’t only want to be an object to be adored” With the use of this quote it shows her anger towards today’s society and the only way to belong to something is to be ‘popular’ or to just be an object for everyone else’s entertainment. Kat is outspoken in class and expresses strong feminist views from Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, and Sylvia Plath, which help support her theory and aggression towards teenage ‘normalcy.’ But by the end of the movie Kat starts to fall in love with Patrick who is very similar to her and is happy not fitting in with the expectations of teenage popularity, therefore she finds her sense belonging and learns that pushing people away isn’t always the answer. With the interaction of the people around her they had shaped her into the girl she was and the women she
American Beauty ventures through the lives of a family and their contiguous society with very low self-worth. We see them struggle to find who they are and what they really want with their lives. In particular, the director Sam Mendes examines Angela who we see try to deal with her need to be anything but ordinary and we watch as she battles inside her mind to be sincerely happy. The director of American Beauty, Sam Mendes explores Angela’s desires and shows us how insecure a beautiful teenage girl can be and her need to be something everyone wants. On the outside, Angela seems to have very high self-esteem; she is beautiful, successful, and proud of herself and brags about her supposed sexual encounters with various men.