Jane faces the prospects of a young woman lacking the social advantages of family, money, and beauty, and therefore especially vulnerable to the fascination of admiration and security. Jane endures so much suffering through out the novel - Jane suffers through the cruel treatment of Lowood because her aunt wants to punish her for her rebelliousness, she suffers heartbreak for her attempt to marry her beloved Rochester, and suffers an estrangement from St. John when she chooses to uphold her belief that marriages should be for love and not for convenience. Despite the pain her choices bring her, she manages to maintain her independence in the face of these overwhelming powers over her. And despite the "happy" ending when she is reunited with Mr. Rochester, it is not love but courage that defines her character. Secondly, Jane Eyre is an independent individual.
Between misplacing priorities and self-absorption Mathilde Loisel is created in the story, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant. Mathilde has just about everything a woman could want: remarkable beauty, a loving husband, and a comfortable lifestyle. Material riches are the only category in which she believes she is inadequate to other women. This one factor sets up the conflict present in the story. Throughout the turmoil she must endure, due to her egotistical ways, one would think she would have a change in heart and mindset.
Elizabeth, while observing the transformations of Darcy, realizes that she, too, has been guilty of too much pride. She sees that she was indeed prejudiced and that she must come to terms with the failings of her family. Darcy and Elizabeth are able to overcome their pride which enables them to live happily ever after. Works Cited Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice.
But she was the daughter of an artisan, and then married a clerk in the Ministry of Education, which broke her heart. She felt regretful, thought that she deserve to live a richer life. Although Mathilde is not so poor, but she is quite miserable because she wants to have things that she won’t be able to have. She lived in the middle-class, meaning she only had a sufficient amount of money for a standard living, but not a luxury life. Howeve... ... middle of paper ... ...her dreamy memories, which made the reader felt sympathetic and pity.
Mathilde lives in an illusive world where her desires do not meet up to the reality of her life. She yearns for the status of being upper class, and she believes that her beauty and charm are worthy of much more. Mathilde spends her life doing everything in her power to create the dream life she has always imagined, to be beautiful, rich, and admired. Her husband provided her with a well-off lifestyle that she neglected and treated poorly due to her selfishness and greediness, and took advantage of his hard work at the first chance possible. When presented with the invitation to the party, she immediately rejects the request due to her fear of others judging her “middle class appearance”.
She was particularly unenthused with her husband after it is revealed that “he borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married” without telling her. (35) She expresses her marriage as regretful, which illustrates her ambition to strive for better, being Tom. Essentially it illustrates that she would rather be treated with little respect to achieve status, rather than to be treated with respect without status. Myrtle not only exudes her ambition through her pompous attitude, but also in the manner in which she carries herself. She is a young woman in her “middle thirties, and faintly stout, but (carries) her surplus flesh sensuously,” and although she is not attributed with beauty she is somewhat charismatic.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice captures the ruggedness of a financially focused society. The development of each character in the novel either places emphasis on the importance of following strict marriage rules, or just completely disobeying them. Elizabeth Bennet, the respectable and conventional protagonist, believes that love is out there--but to her dismay, she is the one preventing herself from finding it. Elizabeth’s willingness to judge and unwillingness to be wrong causes much heartache for her family and for herself. Only when she acknowledges her flaws and lets go of her irrational assumptions can she find the happiness she’s looking for.
One would expect them to marry due to their strong attraction for one another but because Catherine has a immature desire for social advancement, she married Edgar Linton, instead of Heathcliff. Catherine is a very spoiled socialite which very well contradicts the honest and virtuous Elizabeth Bennet, but although they make different decisions and are different as a person, both these free-spirited women want to choose their own future that satisfies their desires. The way both Elizabeth and Catherine lived during their youth had an impact on their life ambitions. Raised by an exasperated father, a single-minded mother whose only goal was to have each of he... ... middle of paper ... ... of wealth found love with a gypsy man who could not offer her luxuries and social advancement, and so later found a conditional love with a man who could. Although Elizabeth is outspoken and judgmental, she has blameless intentions for herself.
She makes her appearance in the beginning of the novel by making an impression as rank obsessed .Her attachment with the family brings up the question whether she is with them because of their rank or because she genuinely enjoys their company and her favoring Anne. Her first statement of her judgment being blind by knowing someone’s rank makes her an unreliable character to know her intentions. In the second chapter, they discuss on cutting back on expenses and that it will not change the view of society on them for doing it. It seems that what society views the family, as is a big deal. Too much of one that it affects what they want to do and what they are expected to do.
This leads Pecola to struggle to find her identity, in a time where perception is everything. Pecola is mystified by the idea that her mother prefers her work life, that they have an outdated house, and that she does not look like the Shirley Temple doll with blue eyes. Morrison went into great detail describing the elegance and ornateness that was present in the Fisher home, to demonstrate that those who do not fit into the ideal American life often feel shame. The Breedlove family lived a simplistic life that did not conform to society’s