Just a knighthood, of course.” He says this because he knows that Gerald Croft’s mother doesn’t like them because she has a higher social class and thinks that Gerald can do better for himself than marrying Sheila Birling – Arthur Birling’s daughter. Priestly has portrayed Birling in such a way that the reader doubts what he says and is weary that the things he comes out with are usually wrong. When Birling talks about the Titanic he says “unsinkable – absolutely unsinkable” Priestley uses dramatic irony here because the reader knows that the Titanic sank.
“How does this add to your understanding of women’s role within society at this time?” In this passage, Curley’s Wife is confiding in Lennie. A few lines into the extract, she asks Lennie “Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?”- Which could show that women at this time were told what to do, and whom they were allowed to talk to by their husbands. Women at this time were seen as having a lower status than men. Obviously Curley’s Wife does not love her husband, which is delicately shown when she tells Lennie “I don’t like Curley, he’s not a nice fella.” It is noticeable that Curley’s Wife does not have a name throughout the novel. She is only addressed as “Curley’s Wife” – her real name is never said.
Tom abuses Daisy and he also cheats on her. He is a scary man, but she stays with him because he has a lot of money, and she knows that she will always be protected by it. Daisy is also at fault for having an affair, just like Tom. She does not truly love Tom anymore, and once she meets up with Gatsby again, she is ready to have a life with him now that he has money. She is just as bad as Tom, and only wants someone if they have money.
I believe that when they first got married there was some kind of love in their relationship, but when they realized they could not conceive a child Don Elias blamed his wife. Even though it was most likely he was the infertile one, he treated her as if all she was good for was to take care of him like a maid. This is what made her a hard, bitter old woman. Dona Matilida believes it was her fault, and feels guilty about not being able to provide him with a child he so greatly desired. This caused her to turn a blind eye to what he was doing around town with other women.
Ibsen however takes a more moralistic approach to portraying Victorian society; by doing this he makes the characters more realistic.Both writers position the argument that marriage was being undermined as increasingly society seemed to show a lack of trust and respect within marriage. Wilde uses the character of Mrs Allonby as a vehicle to satirize this lack of respect. In conversation with the other ladies, Mrs Allonby openly admits to being bored by her husband "my husband s a sort of promissory note; I am tired of meeting him" and that as a result she thinks that it is
It is evident that he is not happy being married to Daisy because he has an affair with Myrtle. This is another example of how money does not necessarily buy happiness. It is ironic that Daisy kills Myrtle because although she didn’t mean to kill her she might have been jealous that she is everything that Daisy is not to Tom. Therefore she feels a need to get Myrtle out of the
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
Gatsby said, “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me,” (130). In 1917 it would have been true that once was rich Daisy would have married him, but when Tom bring to the surface the illegal measures Gatsby went to earned his money, Daisy finds him less attractive, because his income could be lost very quickly or
But in the end this wealth causes problems amongst the characters. Wealth corrupts, destroys morality, and negatively affects Gatsby, Daisy, Wolfsheim, Wilson, Tom, Myrtle and party goers. Gatsby’s desire to have Daisy affects him negatively. Before the war Gatsby loves Daisy and Daisy loves Gatsby. But Daisy says that “rich girls don’t marry poor boys” this leads for Gatsby to do anything to acquire wealth so that he can have Daisy.
Marriage, during this time period, was arranged by the authorities of the household and chosen to push someone higher up on the social ladder. Oscar Wilde, like many upper class society, did not marry for love but instead married a girl with a small fortune that aided him in his own financial issues despite his homosexual tendencies. Jack wishes to marry for love; however, Lady Blacknell refuses him on behalf of Gwendolen and explains that he is “not down on my list for eligible men” (Wilde 308) showing the high expectation people held and how your feelings were disregarded if you were not considered up to standard to maintain or improve the others social status. Not only did someone not have a choice in who they were to be married to, but it was not even thought of as enjoyable in most occasions. Marriage being thought of as a professional interaction is shown when Jack visits Algernon in hopes of proposing to