Kate Chopin skillfully places these words at the opening of her story to allow readers to envision Mrs. Mallard as frail. She later goes own to show Mrs. Mallard as being frail from the mental anguished she encountered in her marriage. In our ever-changing society, there are more and more non-traditional families, women are more liberated than previous years and some opt to be single. As Mrs. Mallard retreats to the security of her bedroom to reflect and grieve about her loss, she notices all the rejuvenation of spring out her window. Kate Chopin uses Mrs. Mallard senses to cleverly describe the new life t... ... middle of paper ... ..., Brently Mallard, had now come back to haunt her.
After having a life in which she was constantly referred to as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda imagined dancing to be her own passion, one which could give her a personality separate from simply being a wife. The pinnacle of her first breakdown occurred in April of 1930. Increasingly Zelda’s behavior had been becoming so strange that Scott finally took her too a hospital. Against her doctor’s wishes she soon left and returned to her apartment where she became increasingly more disoriented, complaining of hearing voices and seeing phantoms. Finally, against her wishes Scott instituted her at Les Rives de Pragins.
In the beginning of the novel, Nick Carraway finds himself injected into the lives of Jay Gatsby, and Daisy and Tom Buchanan. As Nick becomes familiar with the company of the Buchanans and Gatsby, he goes against his principles. Early on, Nick tells us that he is “one of the few honest people that I have ever known” (Fitzgerald 170). He may be the most ethical character, but by implying that his story is truly objective is incorrect. Nick comes into their lives as a naïve visitor from the West and leaves with contempt for the people he once called his frien... ... middle of paper ... ...olved character and is not completely neutral, but at the same time this makes him the most ideal narrator.
However, she decided not to waste opportunities, so she began to take work as a model, file clerk, and chorus girl in West End musicals such as High Button Shoes, Sauce Tartare, and Sauce Piquante. She also ... ... middle of paper ... ...ated, but still vulnerable. After the film Wait Until Dark (1967), Audrey goes into semi-retirement to better take care of Sean because her and Mel Ferrer divorce in 1968. While on a cruise, Audrey meets and falls in love with Italian psychiatrist, Andrea Dotti, whom she marries in 1969. She has her second son, Luca Dotti, just a little over a year later.
That is where Baby is first struck by Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) a dancer at the resort, and falls head over heels in love. Soon Baby finds herself volunteering to take Johnny’s dance partners spot during one of the shows because she got pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters. When Johnny starts to teach Baby to dance a romance begins to develop. Johnny and Baby’s relationship is eventually revealed after Johnny is accused of stealing a wallet from one of the resort guests and is unable to provide a verifiable alibi. To save Johnny from being fired and jeopardizing her relationship with her father, Baby says there is no way Johnny could be responsible.
At her sister’s insistence, she comes out of the room, appearing calm and serene. As they descend the stairs, they hear a lock turning in the door and her husband walks in, very much alive. The shock, combined with the sudden realization that she would never be her own person, Louise dies upon seeing her husband. It was thought by the doctor that it was heart disease that killed Louise, but it was more likely the fact her dreams had died in that moment. The overall mood of this story was melancholy, filled with emotions of sadness, relief and joyful anticipation, shown in the descriptions of life from the bedroom window; spring in the air, the peddler with his ware, birds singing and blue skies showing through the clouds.
The Story of an Hour In 1894, Kate Chopin wrote, "The Story of an Hour." In this fictional tale the author describes the experience of Louise Mallard, a woman with heart trouble, immediately after receiving news of her husbands death. Unlike the expected reaction, Louise actually has a moment of relief realizing the freedoms she now has, which were taken from her by an unhappy marriage. All the events of the story take place within an hour in Louise's home. In the final minutes of the hour, Mrs. Mallard is shocked to see that her husband walks through the front door alive and well, which causes her to have a heart attack and die.
Fitzgerald had this “tone and pitch to the sentences which suggest his warmth and tenderness,” a tone that cannot be replicated. Fitzgerald’s feelings for his characters were expertly written. One reads his stories and gets the feeling that he felt the same way about his characters as the characters do in the stories. His “gentleness without softness,” brings out a different look of his characters. Fitzgerald’s feelings for Gatsby is the one that Nick has, he feels, “Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams,” is what destroyed the “Great Gatsby.” The “foul dust,” of corruption and betrayal that caused Gatsby to fail in his quest.
Nick cannot relate to Gatsby because of their fundamental personality differences. Moreover, he disapproves of Gatsby's desire to impress Daisy at all costs. However, Nick continues to follow Gatsby because by doing so he can ensure his relationship with Jordan, a celebrity socialite, and because, in a perverse way, Nick can use Gatsby to bolster his own self-esteem. Nick expresses his opinion about Gatsby quite clearly: "I disapproved of him from beginning to end" (162). However, he makes this remark at the end of the novel and actually does like Gatsby when he first meets him.
He also met a troubled, beautiful woman who affected him deeply and would be the muse of a significant character in his renowned novel, The Great Gatsby (O’Brien). In his novel, Fitzgerald uses some of his own life experiences as inspiration to write the sensational plot and create the unique characters. In The Great Gatsby, the reader realizes the impact Fitzgerald’s life had on his writing through his experiences with his family, women, and alcohol. Throughout The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald consistently uses parallelism to portray Gatsby as a reflection of himself and of his life. As a young man, he attended Princeton University, well aware that we wanted to become a famous writer, but became heavily involved with drinking.