As he carries them on and has success they all got wrap up in the money lie forgetting the single most important factor which is love. This story begins with a statement with the author pointing out to the mother has it first fault " There was a woman who was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet she had no luck. She married for love, and the love turned to dust. She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them . .
"Only she herself knew that at the center of her heart was a hard little place that could not feel love, no, not for anybody" (434). Her whole idea of money made her so selfish and hard, that she lost her husbands love, and there was no love between her children, either. This obsession with money and luck becomes confusing to her son, Paul, who believes that he is lucky. His mother kept telling Paul that he wasn't lucky, but she didn't know why Paul kept saying that he was lucky. Paul heard whispering in his house "…the secret whisper in the house: 'There must be more money'" (435).
The closest thing to love that comes to her she rejects. That comes in the form of her young son Paul. Her feelings towards her children, especially, Paul, is exemplified when her children are around, she always feels the center of her heart go hard. Everybody thought of her as a great mother who loved her children, but only she knew that her heart was a hard little place that could not feel love not for anyone, not even her children who desperately need it. Success for Hester is acquiring more wealth to hide her inadequacies.
She knows that her husband can not provide the luxuries which she so desperately desires. These lingering feelings cause Madame Loisel to undervalue the nonmaterial importance of life. All the while, the reader must consider the significant aspect of Madame Loisel's misleading view about her social class. Although Madame Loisel feels unfit and tortured to be of her econom... ... middle of paper ... ...han before, she and her husband own nothing at all. At this point of the story, the reader assumes that Madame Loisel has suffered intensely enough to understand the underlying value of materialistic items.
One of the main symbols in Lawrence’s short story is Hester. She is the mother of Paul and both are main characters. Hester is a good representation of greed, selfishness and being materialistic. She values money more than her children “She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them” (Lawrence, 295). Hester is not capable of creating... ... middle of paper ... ... becomes very disappointed that his mother hasn’t shown any affection.
However, she is unable to let that lifestyle go and their family is left with a constant shortage of money. Only after Paul wins money for her is she able to have “the luxury [she] had been used to” (Lawrence, 757). His mother is said to have married for love, but in the time since then it has “turned to dust”. She also has three children, but she does not love them either. She knows that her heart has a “hard little place that could not feel love...” (Lawrence, 750).
Jack tells her about his impressive lifestyle and his success and Lady Bracknell complains that he lives on the wrong side of the street. Then Jack tells her the sad story of how he was abandoned as a child and she tells him that he needs to find his parents if he wants to marry her daughter. With these ridiculous responses Wilde is trying to emphasize that the upper class believe that they are worthy of more than anyone else and are insensitive to the feelings of others. Later on, Lady Bracknell tells Algernon that he can not marry Cecily, Jack’s ward. This wealthy woman only decides to chan... ... middle of paper ... ...heir comments.
When Hester’s son Paul shows to be a beneficial character there is still no love for him till the end. Hester’s act of neglecting Paul is what leads her family to their destruction by her ever growing greed. First, Hester shows her greed for money through the explanation of her regretful choice of love verses wealth
She is a woman who is said to have “started with all the advantages” (750), but she threw away all of her prospects when she married her husband, who is apparently unlucky. However, she is unable to let that lifestyle go and their family is left with a constant shortage of money. The mother is said to have married for love, but in the time since then it has “turned to dust”. She also has three children, but she does not love them either. She knows that her heart has a “hard little place that could not feel love...” (Lawrence, 750).
People were most concerned about wealth and family class. Ladies especially were suffering because a ladies did not go to work therefore she couldn't go on earning her own money, so marring a rich man was her way of solving her financial gain. If a women was not very pretty than she was not expected to find a very rich man. The Bennets family consist of a family of five daughters and mother and father. A women could not inherit her fathers wealth so its problem for the Bennets because without a son in the family there would be nobody else to be able to carry on the family wealth.