The lavish parties he had to hide the emptiness in his life. He idolize Daisy liked he did the wealth. Gatsby never realize daisy was not impressed by his materialism Daisy was dealing with reality and Gatsby was dealing with turning his life into something he wanted it to be. And in the end Gatsby lost everything he was trying to gain at no matter what. The book is a revelation on how thing was in the roaring twenties and the attitude of rich people.
Daisy’s voice was one of the main traits that kept her so intriguing and mysterious for Gatsby, which Nick mentions when he says, “there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget” (9). The excitement of her charming voice came from her affection for money, a trait of hers that Gatsby clearly dismissed until his tragic death. Daisy was most certainly a woman without mercy, which could be observed when she ran off with her husband after she professed her love for Gatsby, and shattered Gatsby’s dream of a happy future with her. Both women, Daisy and the Faery, can be symbolized as heartless demons that are in the form of temptresses, beautiful yet deadly. The main similarity and flaw that Jay Gatsby and the knight both have is their creation of a fixated, unattainable dream: a hopeful future with their idealistic lovers.
Lauren Franssen English 1302 Haas-5th hour The Unsuspecting Villain In Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, Catherine is self-righteous and manipulative. Her selfish nature ultimately results in the self-destruction of the ones who love her most, as well as her own tragic fate. Essentially, Catherine and her disloyalty to those around her, including herself, defines betrayal and suffering as two major themes in the novel, thus rendering her the villain of the story and accentuating the meaning of the literary work as a whole. Though her selfishness is not of malicious intent, Catherine is fully aware that her actions take a toll on the ones who she claims to devote herself to. She deliberately follows through with her marriage to Edgar Linton, despite her open proclamations of love for Heathcliff, with whom she grows up and loves irrevocably, only to unceremoniously abandon because of his insufficient societal rank.
Moral Ambiguous Characters Throughout Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the moral ambiguity of the central character, Dorian Gray, becomes more and more distinct. The story starts with Dorian being venerated by the artist Basil Hallward, and throughout the story the reader learns of Gray’s several wrong doings. Meeting Lord Henry almost straight away negatively influenced Dorian. He had started out blameless and innocent, but by the conclusion had been the cause of numerous deaths, all because of his selfish wish to stay beautiful forever. “His actions show a character who insists the soul is real, but loves the gaping chasm between the beauty of his body and the corruption of his soul” [ (Wilde 105-123) ].
Petruchio forces Katherina (Kate) to change from an abrasive, bad tempered, ill mouthed shrew into a perfect, docile, honey-tongued wife. Written between 1590 and 1594, it has claimed the title of one of Shakespeare's earliest Comedies and also one of his most controversial works. Particularly for modern audiences, Petruchio and his methods are what have earned this play its name as a highly misogynistic text. Via abuse, public humiliation and starvation he finally attains his goal of taming Katherina. Petruchio, a wealthy and unmarried gentlemen from Verona, wishes a wife.
Her disagreement with Elizabeth over this idea reveals another reason for marrying. Elizabeth has a more romantic view and claims that Charlotte’s opinion ‘is not sound’. It should be noted, however, that the desire to marry for no other reason than financial security is shown in the novel to be held by men as well as women. Colonel Fitzwilliam, Darcy’s cousin, states that he has to marry with some attention to money’. This is because the family estate will pass to his brother.
He is a wealthy young man yet so self-absorbed and demanding. The Capulets chose him and think very much of him to be the perfect man for their daughter, Juliet. He is more possessive than he is romantic and an example of this would be when he called Juliet his wife before they even got married. Paris is conflicted with a few situations, first he wasn’t given permission straight away to marry Juliet, then she refuses to marry him since she is already “secretly” married to Romeo. When Tybalt is killed, Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet, and Paris think she is unhappy because of her cousin’s death, which makes Paris respond to this conflict by scheduling the wedding earlier to make Juliet happy again, and that’s one of the biggest conflicts since she told Friar Lawrence she would rather do the most dangerous things than marry Paris.
Myrtle is married to poor man, George Wilson, and lives in the valley of ashes. She doesn't have much since they struggle with business, and yearns for more. She's not satisfied or content with what she has which brought her to a rich guy like Tom. With the kind of money that he has, he's able to provide her with the kind of "love" that she's been wanting and waiting for, but Daisy seems to get in the way between them. Even though Tom is cheating on Daisy, he still has much love for her, which holds him back from giving all of his love to
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”.
She was married to Monsieur Loisel who could only provide her a not so comfortable lifestyle. She is unsatisfied of what she have that she became nearly unaware of almost everything around her but the wealth she does not have. She keeps on imagining an extravagant existence: an elaborate feast, fancy jewels and clothing. She has a wealthy friend Madame Forestier. Mathilde is jealous of her and she will do anything in her power to reverse the mistake of destiny that made her poor.