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.
Daisy is described as ‘sad and lovely with bright things in it’ and Gretta is described as having the ‘light on her face’. The light that seems to follow the two characters represent their innocence and purity. However, as the characters develop throughout the novels, the innocence and purity of the characters seem to disappear as their more unattractive traits come forward. Daisy is shown as a very materialistic girl that wants financial security; this is shown by her marriage to her rich partner, Tom. Whereas Gretta on the other hand is shown as family orientated, but Gretta refuses to have sexual relations with Willie at the beginning, but eventually gives up her purity to him, as she matures sexually.
The Beauty and The Beast’s Women Influence In today’s day and age, it is easy to overlook the abilities of women and their roles within society. In many fairytales, women are portrayed as weak and vulnerable in need of a prince charming to come to their rescue. This is not the case in the fairytale The Beauty and the Beast, in which Belle is depicted as an odd young woman within her town and brave because of her wishes to save her father. Fairytales such as The Beauty and the Beast characterize women as strong, independent individuals who can take care of themselves. To begin, Belle is considered strange in her hometown.
The letters are what allow everyone to fall head over heels in love with Celie. Celie gets married to Mr.____, but her situation does not improve. Mr.____ does not love or respect Celie. Mr.____ loves Shug. The first strong female character introduced.
She assures everyone that it will be a complete chaos, as she always believes her opinion is right when managing her family, which ultimately proved to be incorrect during their vacation (“Games People Play”). Furthermore, while Claire’s audience is more likely to identify with her character, she is the opposite of Gloria. She is insensitive Castellano 2 and aggressive in an authoritarian manner. Comparatively, her husband plays the sensitive role in her family. Finally, Gloria challenges her modern role by being the “set in stone”, “my way or the highway”, mother.
It is clear that they are the embodiment of everything Lewis sees as a flaw in “young folks.” Jane is consumed by twisted feminist views that lead her to want to be the best wife possible, but still allow her to regret being married and begrudge Mark for everything he takes for granted. Mark is a pompous Fellow at the local college, and nothing concerns him more than being in the “inner circle” and by extension, being well-respected and liked. In fact, it is this flaw of Mark that leads him to fall in with the evil N.I.C.E. for the first half of the book. Much like how Edmund’s hubris leads him into the arms of the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Mark is slowly encompassed in the twisted political levels of N.I.C.E..
She is sure, that “pride – where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation”. But when she receives letter from him, she understands it was very bad of her to think about him in such a way. Thirdly, Austen shows her readers that there is difference between love and marriage. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”. According to Charlotte “happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance… and it is better to know as little as possible of the
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.
Arguably the most influential woman in the novel is Daisy Buchanan as she is Tom’s wife and basically who the story is built around . Throughout the novel Daisy is perceived as the naïve and shallow persona of the three women, still living life as though the man holds the dominant role, and women were marked as unimportant. Through the series of events that occur, the reader is very much aware that Daisy knows exactly about all of Tom’s infidelities, but yet still tries to ignore them and pretend to herself that they do not exist. She does this pretending because she knows that Tom has money and power and she enjoys the benefits she receives from living in the wealthy lifestyle that he brings. From being married to Tom they had produced a daughter, Pammy, who is very rarely mentioned in the novel and as a result, one of Daisy’s only mentions of her daughter is to state that she is happy to have had a daughter for she can grow up to become a “beautiful little fool”.
Of all the pivotal characters in Hamlet, Ophelia is the most static and one-dimensional. She has the potential to become a tragic heroine -- to overcome the adversities inflicted upon her -- but she instead crumbles into insanity, becoming merely tragic. Ophelia is depicted as an obedient and tender-hearted young lady who willingly obeys her father. In this time Ophelia didn’t have very much power or equality as men. She is also very naive, defenseless, and loyal to the men in her life; which is why throughout the play it seems as though she never makes decisions for herself, they were always based on what others wanted.