“And I look - and there was Goody Good... Aye sir, and Goody Osburn” (p. 49). At first, the social outcasts were accused, then respected characters such as Elizabeth Procter and Rebecca Nurse are accused as a result of the town's mass hysteria. And so this mass hysteria is created, only by young girls, but it has spiraled into a black hole consuming everyone in the town of Salem, regardless of their social
The desperation of the hunt is the desperation of economical survival (301). This would be the case of the Bennet family. Due to the misfortune of only having daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have to try to marry their daughters to respectable young men to survive. Elizabeth knows the importance of being married to a fortunate man, but she also wonders about the happiness the marriage will bring. She knew that if she had accepted Mr. Collins proposal it would bring unhappiness to both “you couldn’t make me happy, and I am convince that I am the last women in the world to make you so” (73).
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.
It seems as if women are plentiful and men are rare. The man has freedom and the option to choose any girl that he wants, while the women are desperate and fight for whichever man they can get. Jane Austen points this out and shows how dependent the woman is on a man in her English society. This dependence is viewed as a necessary part of upper class England by most and was not criticized. If Jane Austen had written a book simply about English society, these sentiments would not have showed up.
But, despite her cruel ways, Pip falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful Estella, perhaps even because she is unattainable. He perpetuates his delusions by hoping that if he becomes a gentleman, Estella will accept him as an equal and requite his love. Of course, the truth is that from the beginning, Pip's birth has more legitimacy than that of Estella's. For, his parents were married and, albeit poor, they were certainly not criminals as are the parents of Estella, whose birth came out of the streets of London. In addition to the theme of Appearance vs.
And I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” (Fitzgerald, p.21) It means that women in some manner used to be discriminated in the 1920’s. Besides, all she mentions can be seen as something that portrays herself. Because in some stage in her life she feels discriminated at the time she is in love with Gatsby, so she cannot marry him because Daisy was wealthy and he does not. Another similar case can be seen when Jay Gatsby feels uncomfortable with his life before he becomes a millionaire. That is, Jay Gatsby changes in some sense whole his life into a “better one” alongside the high class people.
It’s is amazing that the facts he refers to from the 19th century that were actually accepted as scientific evidence are laughed at today. Nobody in today’s world would say that women are less intelligent then men, simply because their brain is smaller in size. Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House also shows this how women were seen, however Ibsen also helps to change the way that women were perceived. The story centers around a young girl named Nora Helmer, who is constrained to society s view of her gender’s role, and desperately tries to find herself in the midst of it all. In the attempt to save her husband s life and pride, she secretly borrowed money to use for his recovery from a deadly illness.
An old lady has just told me that I speak exactly like Queen Victoria. (Shaw67)” This is a key moment in the play, because the reader can see Eliza’s true desire to ultimately fit in with the elegant women of the higher social class . Before this moment, Eliza wanted to be compared to the queen, but now she realizes she sticks out for, in her mind, the wrong reasons. Prior to her metamorphosis Eliza was alienated by society for her barbaric nature, but after she learns the importance of phonetics she is once again alienated for being exceedingly eloquent. This is ironic because the once poor uneducated flower girl has surpassed the social status of the women she once envied.
She was "in love" with Algernon who was acting as if he was Earnest(i.e. he was not, because Jack was indeed named Earnest), Lady Bracknell opposed to her and Algernon getting engaged but then changed her mind because she found out that Cecily was a very wealthy person. another way that i feel like oscar wilde represented the victorian era is how he related his character as having complicated points of view and issues with their emotions about love and marriage. i feel like on the book
Everything Gatsby does and has done is out of love for her; he has reinvented himself as a cultured millionaire solely to receive her approval because of the way she grew up, she doesn’t know how to live other than with money and her materialistic personality. We see this throughout the novel because everything Gatsby does is centered on money and obtaining the nicest items because that is the only way to win Daisy over. An example of this is in Chapter 5 when Nick agrees to help