Mansfield describes the young girl’s emotions and excitement in a way that incarcerates her readers in the quaint fantasy world of Leila, and within the damsel’s spinning cyclone of different feelings and emotions. Mansfield illustrates a rich, colorful fairy-tale-like picture as the setting of Leila’s world. We can obviously sense how Leila’s perception of the ball is that of a dreamlike event. The author shows her readers at the beginning of the story how Leila felt more like Cinderella incarnated in her body; for, her thrill is felt when she is in the cab passing by “waltzing” lampposts. Apparently, Leila’s heart is beating fast here, and we can almost hear its pulse, especially when “she tried not to smile too much; she tried not to care”(p.40).
Throughout The Great Gatsby, the perception of Daisy Buchanan is that of innocence and love. All men desire her, and through her beauty, persuasion, and melodious voice, she is desired by all men specifically, Jay Gatsby. Through her innocence and charisma, Daisy exceeds the virtuosity of deception and manipulation. Although Daisy presents herself as a loving character, her destructive nature is exposed as she starts to show her true colors. Due to the indecisiveness of her love for both her past and present lover, Daisy’s cynical actions ultimately cause the demise of Myrtle Wilson, Gatsby, and George Wilson.
Throughout The Great Gatsby, nearly every character is not who they seem. Daisy Buchanan, however, is truly a deceptive character because of the way Fitzgerald develops her. While Fitzgerald intentionally unveils Gatsby as a fake, the way he exposes Daisy as being a fraud is much more subtle. Daisy is meant to come across as a graceful lady who wears elegant clothing and lives in a beautiful home, when in actuality she is a selfish, ignorant girl. Fitzgerald does a spectacular job of revealing Daisy for the character she truly is in a subtle manner, but in a way that still expresses her true nature.
When she kills Myrtle, Daisy was presented with the choice to stop. It was Myrtle who had “ran out ina road” (139), so Daisy would not have been charged with intentional manslaughter, but even association with the crime could have put her social reputation into ... ... middle of paper ... ... a desirable place to live, filled with “an unfamiliar sky”, “frightening leaves”, “grotesque…rose[s]”, and “raw…sunlight” (161); Gatsby does not recognize the world in which Daisy will never call him, Daisy will never be with him. She had always been his one source of hope, like the green light at the end of her dock. Now Gatsby finds himself in a world without hope, so dying is not his punishment, instead it is his one reward. His punishment was that no matter how long he waited at his funeral “it wasn’t any use, nobody came” (174).
The romantic appeal of Marianne as a heroine is strong; readers must ascertain a balance of sense and sensibility along side Marianne. Critics of Marianne are too harsh and in their judgment miss a coming of age character that undergoes a philosophical progression. In the end, Marianne overcomes her own obstacles and becomes a timeless and beloved heroine. Works Cited Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility.
In conclusion, The Awakening ended in the only way it could have, with Edna’s death. Edna’s lack of options and her fear of solitude lead to her death. However, Chopin turned her death into something much more meaningful than just a way to end the novel. Edna’s final awakening is realizing that she cannot do the things that wanted to do. With this she chooses death before overcoming her problems.
As the years pass the idea of treating women poorly has died out quickly. Although modern day society is very hostile towards anything even remotely sexist, there is a benefit to seeing how the opinions about women have changed over time. The female characters portrayed in Shakespeare's Hamlet are used as a pawn, only to quicken plot development. Their characters either lack depth, or are killed off where their death can then only end up being forgotten quickly. The main female characters are Ophelia and Gertrude, who are Hamlet’s girlfriend and mother respectively.
There is hardly an aspect of Anna’s story that isn’t affected by her free will over the predetermined norms of society and life, but for that she pays the price. In his novel Tolstoy said that his task was to make this woman just pathetic and not guilty. Karenina concluded her free will act by committing the suicide. This was her answer to the challenge of alienation by her lover and high society. The image of Anna Karenina is so illogical and wrong in terms, that the surrounding society does not find an answer to the question, ''Why should I look for more?''.
(Shakespeare 5.2.324). She dies because of the same reason why she even got herself into the whole mess, her bemused and abstractedness. Queen Gertrude was much too out of the picture to have been involved in any of Claudius? plots. She may have been unfaithful to King Hamlet and made some mistakes, but that does not mean she was involved in his murder.
Kitty Scherbats... ... middle of paper ... ..., she regrets her actions and wishes to live, but it is too late. She has been punished for her actions. The final mention of Anna by Countess Vronsky is a disparaging one in reference to Anna's suicide. "Yes, she ended as such a woman deserved to end," remarks the Countess, "Even the death she chose was mean and low" (917). Tolstoy dismisses Anna in these final words, as though her entire life and good qualities counted for nothing.