Joe * Joe shows Janie that he loves her in many different ways. * Joe takes Janie from Logan and she runs away and lives with Joe. * Joe loves Janie but uses her in a way for status/reputation for himself because of how beautiful she was to the men. * Joe was very impulsive toward Janie and wanted to control everything she did he was selfish and wanted Janie all to himself and he only let Janie have limited freedom. * Janie has love for Joe but not so much after the year’s progress because of domestic abuse Joe does toward Janie to better himself and his status/reputation.
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"
Anyone can become anything they want to become but all of these social factors play a part in that. In the PBS documentary special “People Like Us,” it discusses how social class works in America. The segment called “How to Marry Rich” focuses on a middle class woman trying to become upwardly mobile, she wants to learn how to attract a man of a higher class suit. Ginie Sayles, motivational speaker and author of “How to Marry Rich,” was poor all of her life but ended up marrying a millionaire. She learned to dress, act and interact with the rich and powerful to get what she wanted.
However he is still unhappy, not until Daisy leaves Tom. Gatsby’s striving for the American Dream has left him vulnerable to the corruption of the upper class and has decided upon his death. Daisy is Gatsby’s biggest dream, he believes that if he could win her back he will find his true happiness. However Daisy is not willing to leave her husband because of his status in the upper class society. Daisy as well as Jordan are described as innocent and pure throughout the first couple chapters of the novel – “ They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering…”.
She prefers to spend more time with herself than with her family because of this she has a weak relationship with her parents. The story discusses how she has two sides: one for home and one for not being home. Her abduction was solely due to her fault for her appearance that she presented in public, to the relationship that she had with her family and lastly her naiveness. The antagonist Arnold Friend somehow knew about Connie. He saw a great opportunity the moment he set his eyes on her.
Paul’s mother a stunning woman blessed with advantages marries an attractive man for love, but the love eventually runs dry. The parents try various arrangements to upsurge their income, but financial success evades them. This family is not only deprived in money but also love. The mother in the story has many errors, she puts her social status beyond her love
What the reader comes to understand about Daisy, is that her dreams involve having an abundance of money, being adored by those around her and having a good social life. Jordan’s flashback gives further insight into Daisy as a character. When Gatsby leaves for war, we find out that soon afterwards she moves on and gets married. Jordan says, “I thought I’d never seen a girl so mad about her husband.” (Page 75) This displays her attitude towards men, as she was able to love another man quickly after Gatsby as soon as she realized Tom was
Although Edna has taken control of her own life, she is still not happy with her life because of the many different types of love she has experienced. Alcee loves her but she only uses him as an affair while her husband is doing business. Robert truly loves her, and she felt the same way about him, but he can’t have her, because her husband already owns her. Edna doesn’t want to be owned by anyone, but no matter how many times she rebels and takes control of things, men still think of her as a possession. Edna ends her life in search for herself, and her
Love drives the heart of the story. Nicks love for his cousin and his new found friends. Gatsby’s love for Daisy, Toms love for Daisy as well as his woman on the side, Myrtle and of course Myrtle’s husbands love for her, which leads him to the tragic ending of the film. The Classism is clearly shown that Gatsby’s soul reason for desiring and acquiring wealth is solely to capture the woman of his dreams heart by means of showing he can continue the rich and lavish lifestyle she has grown used to while married to her rich polo player of a husband. Also shown by the poor car mechanic husband of Myrtle being happily married and in love with his woman while the rich Tom comes around to woo his wife away secretly on her desire for a more financially stable and available man in her life.
The new and improved Cosmopolitan magazine had headlines such as, “So you’re Bored to Death with the Same Old You.” And “Yes, you can change your image.” These headlines are used to influence women to not settle for what they think that they deserve but to go after what they want. Brown and Cosmopolitan helped move society into being more accepting of a woman being comfortable with her sexuality and that she didn’t have to be married to do it. At the time, women were expected to be conservative. Their goal was to find a husband and take care of the housework and stay at home with the children. Brown’s book Sex and the Single Girl took that idea and completely turned it upside down.