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
she sobbed, 'it makes me sad because I've never seen such beautiful shirts'"(Fitzgerald 92). This demonstrates the materialism of Daisy because when she discovered Gatsby was wealthier than she and Tom, her 'love' shifted back to Gatsby. If she had loved with her heart instead of her need for riches, the wealth of Gatsby would make no difference to her. The inhabitants of the fictitious West Egg present themselves as very careless people. When Jordan Baker is driving with Nick Carraway, Nick, "protests '[Jordan is] a rotten driver... ought to be more careful or oughtn't drive at all' Jordan replies lightly, 'other people are careful.
In John Knowles’s novel-A Separate Peace, Gene kills his best friend in a jealous moment before he realizes what he has done. The great Gatsby revolves around the love story of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, but they do not get married because as Daisy says “Rich girls do not marry the poor boys” ,and so she marries Tom Buchanan. However, after Daisy meets Gatsby and sees the luxurious lifestyle of Gatsby, that includes his collection of English shirts, she begins to cry. She cries because she regrets her wrong decision; she chose the wrong man who she never loved. Then Gatsby convinces Daisy to say to Tom that she never loved him.
69-70 ) This made Juliet miserable over Romeo's banishment, meanwhile her parents thought her unhappiness was over Tybalt's death. Then, Juliet's parents, trying to make her happy, moved up her wedding date, only to make her even more depressed due to the fact she was already married to Romeo. All of this led up to Juliet's fake death, which caused both of their deaths. Romeo and Juliet are at fault for their own deaths. Romeo and Juliet did not have to keep their love a secret.
Although her husband loves her, she could not appreciate his hard work and had an affair with Tom. Her search for something more lead to her death. The disillusion of the American Dream is shown by Myrtle's death. To characters such as Myrtle and Gatsby, the dream was to have a lifestyle like those in East Egg. However, the dream itself is dead because East Eggers like Tom and Daisy are spoiled so much by wealth, they have lost all
Edna’s character abandons her role as a mother and wife; she breaks moral values and standards because of the intimate love affair she shares with Robert, therefore leading to the struggles she faces in the novel where she failed. Moral characters say more about a person than the background of an individual and play an important role in one’s life. When disregarded it can bring shame and conflict to a family differentiating a person to be good or bad. The concept of good and evil differs from one person to another, but certainly, a married woman who loves another man apart from her husband and acts upon that love is sinful. When the story begins Chopin’s description of Edna makes it look like she is the antagonist of the novel, when Mr. Pontellier was sitting on the
As they were both in Gatsby’s car Daisy was driving and was going to crash so she changes lanes and hits Myrtle and didn’t stop the car. Myrtle died and Tom new who’s car it was and was angry at Gatsby because he didn’t stop. Wilson though that it must have been Myrtles lover that killed her and therefore tries to find out who’s car it was. Wilson eventually figures out that it was Gatsby’s car and goes to his house. He finds him and the pool in a floating bed and shoots and kills Gatsby and then he kills himself.
Myrtle wishes she was in the place of Daisy and wishes to escape to the ‘Egg’. She breaks down and cries when she finds out George borrowed the suit he wore to the wedding, which shows her wish to be married to a rich man. This is one of the reasons she has an affair with Tom Buchanan, the other being that she just wanted to have fun “ You can’t live for ever” is the way she puts it. Myrtle doesn’t treat George with any respect, when Tom is with them she is “walking through her husband as if he were a ghost”. She also states that she “made a mistake when she married him”.
Her friend doesn’t appear to be proud of boastful in the story and doesn’t seem to care that Madame Loisel is poorer than her. Madame Loisel is just embarrassed of the life she lives that she doesn’t want anyone around her to see who she is and how she lives. Within the story, the reader gets the sense that she is so envious of the life that others have she doesn’t realize what she has and that she is so concerned with wanting materialistic objects that she is making herself miserable and unhappy. Her husband who notices how unhappy she is brings home an invitation to a ball hoping to make her happy. Instead, Madame Loisel becomes even more distraught because she doesn’t think she has anything that is acceptable to wear to such a formal occasion.
Iris is on the left of the frame, on the front, and the audience watches her happiness turning into embarrassment, shame and disappointment towards her husband. After they leave the party, she starts crying at Picasso's poor excuses and tells him she is fed up with his lies and secretive life. Later in the film we find out that because of her unhappiness Picasso will leave his friends and “job” as a con-man. “Masina's lines of dialogue are minimal. For the most part, she merely listens and reacts, but with Fellini's connivance, Masina "steals" the scene”.