As Mrs. Macomber looks at Wilson, she is knowingly betraying her husband: “He [i]s about middle height with sandy hair, a stubby mustache, a very red face and extremely cold blue eyes with faint white wrinkles at the corners that grooved merrily when he smile[s]” (5-6). Mrs. Macomber has a husband who will never leave her as “Margot [i]s too beautiful for Macomber to divorce her,” but she still looks for people better than him (18). Her name, Mrs. Macomber, shows other people she is loyally married to Francis Macomber, but she uses her beauty to control him and do whatever she wants. This includes cheating on him. This is contrary to the usual thought that women are under men’s control.
His older sister, Laura, is so withdrawn by the embarrassment of a crippling disability that she is not fit to enter society. From this, her mother decides to find a beau for Laura in hopes to marry her. She cajoles Tom into bringing a suitor home for dinner from the factory where he already feels the enslavement of his employment. The result is Jim, charming and ambitious, who sees Laura for who she is: a shy, introverted girl withdrawn in her own adolescent world. He attempts to shock her into glimpsing reality through a kiss that ultimately backfires as Laura, being enamored by her savior, is soon heartbroken to find that Jim is actually engaged to a girl named Betty.
Tom views Daisy as his trophy wife, a woman he can have to make things look good at home and while he’s out on business while he secretly travels to New York to have an affair with Myrtle, thus making her a victim of Tom’s infidelities. The way Tom dehumanizes her is by making her seem small, almost fairy-like and by not allowing her to express herself. Though, he’s not physically putting his hands on Daisy, he still has a violent side and is doing a violent act of not allowing Daisy to be herself. Daisy accuses Tom for her bruised finger and later in the novel, Tom “strikes Myrtle’s nose” (). In a way Daisy’s just Tom’s “beautiful little fool” (), because she continues to put up with his cheating because she is scared to leave his possession of security and stability because that’s something Gatsby can’t offer
Having given her daughter the opportunity to be around so many men, Mrs. Mooney watches in silent approval as Polly begins to see a shy middle aged business man. In the beginning of the story, Mrs. Mooney, having learned the details of the situation from her daughter, prepares to firmly confront the lover, Mr. Doran. It appears as though she is “determined” to make him marry her daughter (Joyce 413), Polly because of social standards, and the pressure of religion and the economy. This story also describes a clear angle of shallow relationships people drift into and end up being trapped within the situation. Mrs. Mooney, herself had a hard life and a bad marriage and started her own business that was built with determination.
Breaking Kate's Spirit in Taming of the Shrew In the play Taming of the Shrew, a man named Petruchio attempts to tame a mean spirited woman named Kate. Much to Kate's chagrin Petruchio convinces her father that Kate loves him so they will now be married. Through several maneuvers to try and squash Kate's pride, Petruchio is met with strong resistance at first when he finds she can equal him in verbal back and forth. The fact that Petruchio could match Kate surprises her as well. Eventually, Kate sarcastically gives in with her speech about the sun and moon on the way to her sister's wedding.
Also, the fact that Nick is so easily seduced by Martha makes one doubt the love in his marriage to Honey. Another perception destroyed in this act is that the men hold the power in the relationships, which was the standard when the play was written. Their sexuality is what gives Martha and Honey their power. Honey used a false pregnancy to force Nick to marry her while Martha, as the daughter of the president of the university, uses sex as a tool to advance the careers of certain professors (although never her own husband). In the third act, we learn that Nick is perhaps not the athletic sexually voracious man we may have thought he was; his failure to consummate the affair with Martha resulted from his failure to maintain an erection.
Then to find out why Gatsby does what he does just to get Daisy back. Nick invites Daisy over for tea and Gatsby and Daisy reestablish their connection. Tom grows suspicious of his wife and Gatsby Gatsby goes over to the Buchanan 's and he doesn 't hide his love for Daisy. Then there is a scenery change is in a hotel suite in New York Tom reveals Gatsby is a criminal then Daisy realizes that she loves Tom and belongs with him. Tom sends Daisy back to their house with Gatsby to prove a point.
When Nick arrives at his house, he receives an invitation from a man named Gatsby (41). As Nick and Gatsby get to know each other better Nick recognizes differences that stem not just from their monetary standings, but also from childhood (65). Most of the lessons learned in life come from childhood. But in The Great Gatsby, Nick and Gatsby have different backgrounds (3, 98), but Nick still respects Gatsby. Even though Nick has a different childh... ... middle of paper ... ... harder Gatsby could have survived (F. Scott Fitzgerald, 148).
(Fitzgerald 143) He lied to Nick about his identity and his family to enlist his help with Daisy. Daisy herself is corrupted by wealth and the need for a high social class, considering she cried when entering Gatsby’s home for the first time because she had never seen such beautiful shirts. The superficial people who attend Gatsby 's parties to gawk at his home surround him with more corruption and bring light to another central theme of the corrupt American Dream. Tom and Myrtle are also corrupt in that they participate in adultery, along with Daisy and Gatsby. Corruption is clear and evident throughout the book, encompassing the worlds of West Egg, East Egg, and the Valley of Ashes as they
“He’s got you on a pedestal and me in his arms.” She asks Jules to be her maid of honor since all her female relatives are supposed sluts and mostly because she wants to keep her eye on Jules so she doesn’t get her grips on her man. Jules stoops to evil means worthy of a minor Batman villain: She fakes an engagement to George (her guy friend played by Rupert Everett), forges a brutal, sneaky, and really mean email from the bride’s rich daddy (who owns the White Sox and a cable television empire) to the editor of Michael’s sports magazine that could ruin Michael career, and forces her trusting and tuneless rival princess to perform in a karaoke bar—ouch! You never thought that innocent and loving Julia Robert would not be the heroine of this movie or any movie. She is willing to fight dirty to steal another woman’s man. My Best Friend’s Wedding may be a flick for chicks, but it foils some of the common expectations of romantic comedies.