At the same time in “The Gift of the Magi”, Jim loves his wife so much that he will do anything to please her. In fact, he would sell his watch to buy her a set of combs for her magnificent hair. On the hand, Della sold her hair to buy a chain to her husband to accompany his gold watch. Both stories turn out to be ironic because first of all, Monsieur Loisel’s sacrifice was not worth it
This shows that Della is willing to do anything to make her husband happy. Secondly she is caring with her money. She shows this when she ransacked the store for her husband’s chain, “She found it at last… it was a platinum fob chain simple and crate in design… she know that is must be Jims” (O.Henry106). This show that she want her husband to like his best. Della hair is not the most important thing to her her husband is.
The setting of the story impacts the theme because Della and Jim live in a poor community and have to make sacrifices out of love for each other, which shows their selfless character. This makes the reader feel warmth and love because of how loving Della and Jim are toward one another. The setting of the story is in a poor area in New York City in the 1900’s around Christmas time, so Della wants to get Jim a nice gift for Christmas but she doesn’t have enough money. This creates an upsetting but somehow warming tone, creating the mood of sorrow that the reader feels for Della and Jim. This also creates a person verses society conflict because Della and Jim live in a poor society.
“He is immortal, not because he is alone among creatures has an exhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.” (Faulkner) Bragg shows many instances of compassion both in his writing and when he talks of his mother. Bragg’s mother was a very compassionate person, always putting others before her and making sure her family has enough clothing and food to live happily. Bragg felt that he had to pay his mother back for everything she sacrificed for him when he was little. “Every winter, I bought her a big, warm, fuzzy bathrobe, the men’s size from Sears, because she was so tall. I bought her a hot-water heater, and another one when it wore out…They were tiny things, inconsequential things.
The theme of love is shown as both love between a family as well as individual relationships. This sense of love between a family is presented early on in the novel, hooking the audience into the characters continual representation of this love and the changing nature of it. There are many individual relationships in the novel, these include, Stan and Becca, Gemma and Aron etc. Sexuality is another them explored in Briar rose and is done so through the character of Josef. Sexuality is a largely debated topic in recent society; this engages the audience as they are intrigued to see the implications and general representation of sexuality in the novel.
Glen is powerful and uses this to try to benefit himself many times. He asks Hi to swap wives as if Hi would just bow down and agree with him. He is married to Dot but he is hungry for more women and power. His greedy ego literally ends up pounding him in the face when Hi teaches him a lesson about what the greed has pushed him to do. Dot is greedy for more children and Glen finds satisfaction in using his power to please Dot.
She finds the courage to rise up above societies expectation that she stay in this marriage, and walks out: “S’posin’ Ah wuz to run off and leave yuh sometime” (30). When Janie runs off with Jody, she knows that society will not approve, but she does it anyways because she is after that feeling of lust and desire that she experienced under the pear tree. Jody makes Janie feel good, at least at first. He spoils her with the finest treats and he treats her like a true lady. Also, he was perceived as “socially acceptable” by most everyone; he was a prominent businessman and Governor.
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. As far as the dialog of the film, all these aspects and facets of the story are interwoven into a mosaic of torment and tragedy while using many of the exact words from the book and implementing language and ideas or opinions out of the characters mouths that seem true to the established backdrop of time during the romantic and insatiable Roaring
Daisy Buchanan’s world basically revolves around the men she is involved with and her relationships with them. She was raised in an environment where the “American Dream” was everything, and she strived to get that through marriage. At first, Jay Gatsby deceived her into thinking he could get her everything she desired, such as security, money, social status, and attention. Even when it turned out he could provide none of those things, she still continued to love him. Only when he went away, and she was desperate for order did she consider marrying Tom, who was “worthy” as he had the proper background, wealth, and the approval of her parents.
The great author, Fitzgerald, whom wrote the Great Gatsby, wrote about 2 women whom hold men’s hearts. Mrs. Daisy Buchannan was born into money and was wanted by men everywhere from her charm and beauty. Daisy fell in love with Jay Gatsby, yet loves her cheating husband, Thomas Buchannan. She is a bright woman with a wonderful charm. She loved Jay even after she was married yet she loves Thomas who has cheated on her everywhere they go.