Instead, Madame Loisel became irritated and complained she didn’t have anything to wear. Willing to do anything to make her happy, her husband sacrificed the money he had been saving up for a little shooting next summer so she would buy the dress she wanted. As the ball was approaching, Madame
Hedda’s relationship with all three men ultimately created a life she was unhappy with thus leading her closer to her death. Her husband, who is suppose to the love of a young wives life meant nothing to Hedda. She treated Tesman as if he was her servant and used him to get whatever she wanted. But her selfishness came back to bite her because she felt completely condemned to life with Tesman which was boring and uneventful. Lovborg was the closest to loving a man who wasn't her father Hedda ever had but she pushed him away and ultimately helped Lovborg’s death arrive sooner then intended by giving him her pistol.
Freshman Composition II November 1, 2005 The nineteenth century French writer, Guy De Maupassant, tells an intriguing story in "The Necklace." He depicts the painful life of a beautiful woman, unhappily born into an average family of clerks. She felt that she was destined to marry into wealth but sadly found herself settling as she married an average copyist. Unlike the women of today, women in the nineteenth century were not fortunate enough to have a career of their own; they were either born into a wealthy family or married a man with money. In "The Necklace", Guy De Maupassant creatively reveals Mathilde Loisel's dreams of a decadent lifestyle.
(Maupassant,p.5) About four o’clock in the morning she left the ball, her husband had been sleeping since midnight in a little deserted anteroom with three of the gentlemen whose wives were enjoying the ball. (Maupassant,p5)They caught a cab home she wanted so badly for the night to continue, she didn’t even want her cloak put on her to ruin her look, even though it was freezing outside. As soon as they returned to their dwelling she wanted one last look at herself in the glass to see herself in her glory, she suddenly utter a cry. She no longer had the necklace around her neck. (Maupassant, p.5)She then cried to her husband, I have lost Madame Forestier’s necklace.
"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).
Her leaving unopened records of prestigious composers with Jones as she left shows her superficiality once more (95). In addition to being superficial, Jones's daughter is also a very selfish person. She left her husband, left her 6-month-old daughter, and her dog with her father and took off for Mexico (93). This is a selfish act because she has a total disregard for her father's lifestyle and for the hardship he is going through with his wife in the hospital. She does not consider that this would be an inconvenience for her father.
The irony of the ending is that Louise Mallard doesn’t die of joy as the doctor claim, but actually from the loss of joy. Specially, her husband’s death gives her a glimpse of a new life, and when that new life is swiftly taken away, the shock and disappointment kill her. The joy Mrs. Mallard actually felt was the idea of relief of being free from the bonds of marriage and the hope of living her life for her o... ... middle of paper ... ...ndreds, women were not allowed to be persons of their own, but were looked up as a shadow of their husbands. In those days, they were to be stay at home mothers and to abide by the rules that were set by their husbands. The writer brought out the truth of what married women were expected to abide by in the late eighteen hundreds.
“Edna felt that her marriage would anchor her to the conventional standards of society and end her infatuation” (Skaggs 30). She is fond of Leonce, but he does not incite passionate feelings. Edna represents women in the past that were suppressed. These women weren't allowed to give their opinions and were often seen as objects, which explains the way her husband never really saw Edna as his wife, but more as a material possession. “You are burnt beyond recognition, he added, looking at his wife as one looks at a valuable piece of personal property which has suffered great damage” (Chopin 2).
"She had heard nothing of Lady Catherine that spoke her awful from any extraordinary talents or miraculous virtue, and the mere stateliness of money and rank she thought she could witness without trepidation. This is perhaps one of the most revealing sentences in the book as it not only reveals the feelings of Elizabeth toward the society in which she lives, but in writing this sentence we are given an insight as to the feelings of the author Jane Austen as she uses Elizabeth as a form of social protest toward the society in which she lives.
Unfortunately she had to just had ... ... middle of paper ... ...is married however to anyone whom is not her brother. This is a complicated situation because Mr.Bingley is very naive and let's Darcy and his sisters walk all of we him. Since they told he Jane and he should not get married because of her wealth he listened to them letting outside factors and money stand in the way of his true love for Jane. In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice there are a plethora of relationships that show how the institution of marriage can be complicated yet critical when dealing with money and love. We are influenced throughout the novel to agree with her attitude towards her contempt for society.