Women of the Great Gatsby “Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men” (Joseph Conrad). In the Novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the wife of George Wilson, Myrtle, has been cheating with the married man Tom Buchanan. From time to time they escape to an apartment Tom owns, behind each of their spouses backs. As time goes on Daisy, Tom’s wife, obtains the knowledge from Jordan that her previous lover is just across the bay and waiting to see her again. Daisy begins going behind Tom’s back with Jay Gatsby, tangling the characters in a mess of relationships.
She lost track of reality and retreated. And most of all she tried to forge a relationship with lies with a good man like Mitch. According to the text, it is being portrayed that Blanche is a devil and she is still trying to be an angel. She is someone who is causing a lot of trouble in her sister’s family life. She is someone who lies a lot and has a massive ego.
Emily was very private with her life, she made sure that no one knew anything about her life. Emily portrays her refusal to adapt to the present by keeping herself very excluded from the present time. The people that lived in the town with her would have to ask her servant questions just to receive any information about her life at all. Emily did not even let the servant into her personal life, she kept all her thoughts and feelings very private from the rest of the world. After Emily?s father passed away, Emily became very bitter with the world.
Holden Caulfield, the main character in The Catcher in the Rye, suffers from a Madonna/whore complex, meaning he can only see women in two ways; as perfect and innocent or as dirty whores, without any ground in between. According to psychiatrists, this disorder may be caused by an excessive bond between one’s mother as a child, or conversely a lack of a bond, resulting in looking towards the one you love as a motherly figure, while nobody else can meet those standards. (Speyer) Holden’s experiences in this novel reveal to us this problem, as he cannot seem to deal with women at all. Even at times when he is Horny and wants to have relations with a women, he finds it impossible because they are either too perfect to sully or to dirty to console doing anything with them. This leaves Holden in a tough spot that he cannot escape from, and throughout the novel we see that he cannot break this problem and he cannot bring himself to see both the good and bad in women, as he can only focus on the extremes.
That doesn’t change. You think you’re the only one who hates sex; I do; I hate it with you” (Kushner 43) In spite of that isn’t Harper’s fault; Joe doesn’t feel her is attractive, because Joe is ... ... middle of paper ... ... not Louis and Prior and Prior’s disease.” ( Kushner 84) The Leaving of Louis and the hopeless waiting are the hurtful things for Prior. Louis selfishness makes Prior to wait a promise that will never come true. The difference between Joe and Louis is Joe want to find a safe haven to cover his sexuality, and Louis doesn’t embrace his boyfriend’s illness. They are both ruin the precious time of their lovers because of their selfishness.
Doris' intellectual needs are not been met because she is not doing any thing to help challenge her brain and keep it active. Doris' emotional needs are not been met because she cannot tell anyone her feelings and as a result is often upset and lonely. Doris' social needs are not been met because she has no friends, family and nobody else to talk to apart from Zulema who treats her badly.
Sex has a negative impact on all of the characters because none of the characters’ true desires are met. The injury that Jake receives during the war has made him incapable of having sex, which puts a strain on his love life. Jake and Brett are in love, but Brett is nymphomaniac who cannot live without sex and Jake, being unable to have sex, cannot satisfy Brett’s need for sex. Because of his incompetence Jake’s self-confidence and masculinity diminishes causing him to start drinking all the time in order to drown his pain and forget about what he lacks. Brett’s one true desire is to be with Jake, but sexual addiction prevents her from being in a relationship with Jake and so she, like Jake, takes to drinking and having multiple affairs in order to find satisfaction.
Women were not allowed to be educated; especially those of the lower class, and therefore Bianca probably did not receive an education and obviously did not marry. Bianca knows her role in society and was regrettable succumb to a life of prostitution. During the Renaissance if women did not wed and depend on a husband for support, they were left to defend for themselves and that typically only left them with the alternative of prostitution. Even though she is called a whore and prostitute, she is also considered a woman with a goal. Bianca is simply looking for love and affection, but is independent to be with whoever she pleases because she is not really devoted to anyone.
Antoinette had no one belonging to her age group or class that she could associate with. For the most part, the young girl is very isolated and alone, quite like her mother. Utter lon... ... middle of paper ... ...umstances of the lives that Annette and her daughter lead in Coulibri serve as the foundation for their insanity. The reader cannot attribute their downfall to a genetic trait, but must instead understand that the process of going insane would not have started if their life at the beginning of the novel was not so lonely and miserable. Fate is cruel to these two individuals, and the cruelty of the Negroes is the only human cruelty inflicted on Annette and Antoinette at Coulibri, thus their lunacy begins as a result of both sources.
Brett knows that she will never have an affair with Jake while he... ... middle of paper ... ...one together but also has the ability to turn each other against one another and split them apart. Her carefree attitude about sex puzzles the male character and causes heartbreak for all of them in one way or another. For Jake, his impotence and her want of sex will always keep them from consummating their relationship. For Cohn what was meaningless sex to her has transformed to feelings that will never be mutual. And for Mike, he will never fully be happy with his wife due to the spontaneous and constant affairs she has with random men.