The casting away of her ring symbolizes Edna throwing off the shackles of society and a loveless marriage to be her own person. She stamps on the ring, showing her distaste for her path in life and her choices in the past. Edna’s madness, and break down, show her deteriorating patience with her life and the mothering façade she wears day to day. Society views her as mad when she moves out of her husband’s house to live on her own. She breaks away from her life to set herself
Before Gatsby dies Nick says “They’re a rotten crowd.... You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together” (Fitzgerald 162). Daisy Buchanan is a very self-conceited and careless. Although she appears to be very sweet and pure, at heart she is very cold. Daisy is careless with people’s lives; she lets Gatsby take the blame for her unintentional manslaughter of Myrtle Wilson. Her careless actions eventually resul... ... middle of paper ... ... shown to be the main reason for the dream’s death.
She uses the people around her to fit into the social scene and boast her wealth and fake happiness, which obstructs her morals and emotions as a human being. Daisy valued life holds no true meaning for her. She treats others horribly without a ... ... middle of paper ... ...after he finds out about Daisy and Gatsby’s affair. (137) Even though Tom is an adulterer himself, he cannot stand the thought of his wife doing the same. He is a jealous hypocrite, who lusts for all the power and puts shame to his name and affluent life.
After spending the summer in love, she will continue to live behind a lie of killing an innocent woman that cost the lives of not just Myrtle, but also Gatsby. When Daisy finally returns home, Nick finds that Daisy has moved on and that she never truly cared for Gatsby. This establishes a clear example that Daisy is just like the rest of the wealthy people as they are self-centered and is uncaring for the less prominent. This is why the book should be titled The Piteous Life of Daisy as Daisy is the true tragic character and her virtues lead to her unfortunate downfall.
As we read on, we come to see that Daisy is actually very careless, selfish, and only focuses herself on wealth and power. She never looked at the consequences of her actions; and she let others clean up the messes she made. She wanted her daughter to grow up just like her, even though it’s a life nobody wanted to live. She even gave up her true love to be with somebody who had money and a good repetition. As perceived in the novel, Daisy is the most despicable character in the novel of The Great Gatsby.
'It's up to us who are the dominant race to watch out or these other races will have control of things. '; Tom is the perfect example of the kind of amoral people described in the book. Greedy, ignorant and wealthy. Myrtle Wilson is just the same. She is dishonest towards her husband and speaks highly of herself.
His attitude is totally unjustified. “Frailty thy name is woman,” is the summary of the feelings towards women for the entire play. Gertrude cannot spare any time to grieve over her late husband; she must find another man to rule the kingdom. That man turns out to be her late husband's bro... ... middle of paper ... ...r own actions. Some would say that all the men died of their own stupidity and pride.
Neither the mother nor the father showed his or her love for the children and they were both greedy. Their greed consumed and corrupted their innocent children, which ended in tragedy and death. Greed consumes the mother's thoughts and distorts her outlook on life. She thinks that money is much more important than anything else, including her children, and no matter how much money she acquires she can never be happy. Greed has no boundaries with social inequality; however the innocent pays the maximum price.
The devastation of this failed engagement forever changes Miss Havisham's character: she becomes a suspicious and vengeful individual. She trusted once, and was burned; she will probably never trust again. Although Miss Havisham was used, the failed engagement is also a result of her spoiled character and ways. While courting Compeyson, Miss Havisham refuses to listen to her cousin, Mr. Pocket. He warns her about Compeyson and his ways, but the spoiled Miss Havisham, who is never forced to do anything, is not ... ... middle of paper ... ...ing day and year, he feels increasingly dejected because Estella does not love him.
In addition, the relationship Tom Buchanan and Daisy have, portrays again, the “new money” and the values they hold. Both characters cheat on each other demonstrating a lack of satisfaction in their lives, and in general, showing their selfishness. Moreover, these characters never stop and think about their actions or worry about hurting other people, as it is clearly shown with the relationship Daisy has with Gatsby. When Gatsby dies, Daisy doesn’t even bother to send one single flower. Tom and Daisy are both weak individuals, who don’t know what work is, who don’t value many things, are judgmental, and overall, empty.