After viewing the list of expenses on the refrigerator Lena’s mother and her had a discus... ... middle of paper ... ... he had indeed been cheating on her. This fact only came out when he called her after the divorce asking for the house to start a new family. This revelation is not a proud day for men, fictional character or not. In the end, the fact that men like all of these actually exists, cannot be disputed. However, focusing on the shortcomings of someone always puts them in a negative light.
The impression of who Daisy was which motivated Gatsby for many years is shattered by his interactions with the real Daisy. Daisy is very selfish and shallow, thinking of only what she has by being with Tom. She doesn’t see that Gatsby loves her, but he loves wealth and power even more than her.
They do not like each other at the beginning, they argue a lot and are really sassy towards each other. They are the opposite of amiable. Their relationship is far beyond just physical attraction. Darcy secretly helps out with Lydia 's situation. He does not want Elizabeth to be hurt nor does he want her family to ruin their repuation.
Daisy Buchanan is shallow and vain character who lives in an illusory world. Daisy marries Tom only because of his money. Daisy is in love with material objects. She uses her money to escape from reality, and when she needs to she hides behind her money stated by Jonathan Yardley, who favored t... ... middle of paper ... ...e himself into the novel based on all the American dreams and corruptions going on at the time surrounding him. Gatsby served as an exaggerated version of him and the characters (excluding Nick) as the desperate and corrupted Americans and Nick as the only moral left in the world struggling to survive and watch others destroy themselves for their dreams.
At this house, there is an excess of material goods, yet Daisy is still unhappy when her husband, Tom, has an affair. Tom himself hardly seems happy. He has a "hard mouth and a supercilious manner" and his blunt voice adds to the "impression of fractiousness he conveyed”. Tom and Daisy are at the pinnacle of wealth in this novel, yet they are more caged in than ever with their discriminatory ideals and despise the citizens of West Egg for not living the same respectable lives as them. However, they relentlessly and irresponsibly spend their money while the West Eggers appear more free--despite their lack of sustainable income.
The most heroic action of her life is an unforgivable crime in the eyes of society. Nora has kept this a secret from Torvald. “A man who has such strong opinions about these things! And besides, how painfully and humiliating it would be for Torvald, with his manly independence, to know that he owed me anything! It would upset our mutual relations altogether; our beautiful happy home would no longer be what it is now.”(12) To pay back the loan, Nora has worked without her husband’s consent, staying up late nights copying, to earn money and saving a bit from what Torvald gives her.
In fact she never called her husband George unless she was trying to manipulate him in some way. Tesman is so blind to Hedda’s manipulative nature that he responded with joy, “Hedda- Oh, is this true?- What you’re saying?… I never noticed that you loved me in this way before”(1458). This disgusted Hedda because she was not truthfully trying to please Tesman and his reaction was one of excitement. With Hedda’s cold manipulati... ... middle of paper ... ...on to her problems. Hedda’s relationship with all three men ultimately created a life she was unhappy with thus leading her closer to her death.
Furthermore, Tom is also dishonest directly to Daisy about his double life; Tom’s extramarital affair ultimately proves that he does not treat his spouse, Daisy, well. Tom does not respect his own wife as he constantly deceits her so he can be content “Tom is the sort of man who can exercise is potency only if he is with a certain kind of woman. Myrtle Wilson is such a woman; Tom’s chambermaid in Santa Barbara is another” (Page 79, Oral Aggression and Splitting, A.B. Paulson). Tom’s poor behavior and disloyalty towards Daisy is merely to satisfy his own needs and he does not care to consider the feelings of those around him.
Elizabeth is prejudiced against Darcy for entirely different reasons. She rec... ... middle of paper ... ...l fortune of her own, as did Mr. Bennet. They did not love each other but stayed together, proving to an extent the family values of the time. Mrs. Collins married for the sake of getting married and settling down. Her desire to have a family of her own overrode the many failings of the man she married.
At the beginning of the novel she is portrayed as proud and sure of herself, but as she begins to develop feelings for Gatsby again that she cannot decide what she wants. In chapter 7, during the riff between Tom and Jay over her, she cannot seem to decide who she wants to be with. When Jay says, “You never loved him,” Daisy responds right back, “I never loved him” wanting to please Gatsby, not making her own choice in the situation. The fact that she chose one rather than not, even though both men were no good for her, shows how dependent she was on other people and money. When Daisy and Gatsby left that hotel is when Daisy murdered Myrtle.