One night Daisy reveals the hopes for her daughter, Pammy, and says, “I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald, 17). This quote supports the disparagement and resulting behavior of women in the Jazz Age, revealing more about the complex nature of Daisy’s character, and showing how fear motivates her actions and drives the plot of the novel. The Great Gatsby highlights the vulnerability of women during the Roaring Twenties, an idea expressed in many of the female characters, but most obviously in the character of Daisy Buchanan. To Daisy, success means marriage to a wealthy man who will provide her with a lifetime of lavish living. She conforms to the societal norm as the beautiful wife of a wealthy man while ensuring a respectable reputation.
In a letter Jane Austen comments, “I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them”.... in her Letters to Cassandra Austen on 24 December, 1798. Austen was certainly true to these words in the letter. She decided to live her life on her own terms by disregarding the suppressive, normative society and made a name for herself that is remembered even ages later. She became a woman of her own mind. She wrote for pleasure, not for fame or money, read out her stories to young nieces, published her novels anonymously, and never married a man without persuasive suppliance of reason which she never got.
Margo’s epiphany comes after, she “lets her hair down” and confides in Karen, in this private setting, Margo is seen to be humble by apologising and revealing her insecurities. This side of Margo is far from the arrogant “Queen Mother” she is perceived to be leading up to this scene. Margo’s fears of ageing and being anything less than a star all seem to fade away once she is engaged to Bill and ‘finally [has] a life to live’, this is indicative of the patriarchal society of the 1950’s that dictates that women who best conform to the domestic ideal are more likely to achieve happiness. Eve however as much as she tries to fit into the mould of a perfect woman, seen in her attempts to seduce Bill and Lloyd, even going as far as to fabricate a story in which she is to marry Lloyd. During the first half of this scene, Eve is filmed from below signifying the power she believes she holds over Addison and her future.
But as she misplaces the closest thing she has to the life she dreams of and not telling her friend about the mishap, she could have set herself aside from ten years of work. Through many literary devices, de Maupassant sends a message to value less substance articles so life can be spent wisely. “The Necklace” ends up to be a very ironic story as it explains why valuing the more important things in life can be very effective towards a person’s happiness. One example of the story’s irony is when she is at the party dressed as a beautiful and fancy woman. ‘She danced madly, wildly, drunk with pleasure, giving no thought to anything in the triumph of her beauty, the pride of her success…’ (pg 193).
I’ll make thee an example” Only because Desdemona has been awaken he will do harm. Desdemona is shown in many different ways in this scene; Iago’s many faces has different opinions of Desdemona; one of sexual desire, one of hate, one of friendlyness. Othello is deeply in love with her and sees nothing but joy and innocence. Cassio only sees goodness and compliments her in every possible way. Desdemona herself is a young woman but brave, strong and witty; her presence in Cyprus and leaving her father and marrying in secret all show her brave and less innocent side.
Due to the indecisiveness of her love for both her past and present lover, Daisy’s cynical actions ultimately cause the demise of Myrtle Wilson, Gatsby, and George Wilson. In the novel, Fitzgerald presents Daisy with innocence and purity through the use of her white attire, along with her white roadster, along with the perception of a golden girl, and the perception of a king’s daughter. She lacks vitality and sexual desire, and instead presents herself by appearing very playful, naïve, and childlike. For example she tells Gatsby, “I’d like to just get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around.” (Fitzgerald 98) .Through this imagery, she creates a sense of lusterless, foolishness, and innocence. However, a theme portrayed throughout the novel is that people are not always what they seem.
Persephone is unmindful of her mother’s fear and is off having a great time partying in Paris. Although Persephone is having a great time, what she doesn’t realize is that she can never really return home. The end of the poem symbolizes the mother realizing her daughter’s sexual awakening, and with that the realization that things are out of her control. Dove delves deep into these kinds of relationships in many of her poems, not just the examples given. The works we looked at were In the Old Neighborhood, My Mother Enters the Work Force, and The Bistro Styx.
Good-looking, irreproachable, exemplary”. In return, when Mrs. Ansley was asked about or spoke about Mrs. Slade she would reply, “Alida Slade’s awfully brilliant; but not as brilliant as she thinks. Mrs. Slade had been an extremely dashing girl; much more so than her daughter who was pretty, of course, and clever in a way, but had none of her mother’s—well vividness”. These two ladies had a friendship based upon nothing but there own jealous and arrogant behavior; as if the only reason they spoke was in spite of one another. As Wharton describes them, “ these two ladies visualized each other, each through the wrong end of her little telescope” (258).
One illustration of her humor takes place at Mrs. Walker"s party when Winterbourne is criticizing her for her relations with Giovanelli." He says they don"t "understand that sort of thing here"not in young married women. "Daisy cries, "I thought they understood nothing else!" and goes on to say, "It seems to me more proper in young unmarried than in old married ones. "Daisy typically speaks and behaves frankly, almost in a child-like fashion, but this shows, as the narrator describes it, a "startling worldly knowledge" (1587)."
Through an elaborate charade of humiliating behavior, Petruchio humbles her and by the end of the play, she will instruct other women on the nature of being a good and dutiful wife. In direct contrast to Shrew, is Twelfth Night, whose main female protagonist is by far the strongest character in the play. The main character Viola, has been stranded in a foreign land and adopts the identity of her brother so that she might live independently without a husband or guardian. She serves as a courtier to a young, lovesick nobleman named Orsino. Throughout the play she plays as a go-between for him to the woman he loves.