HIM: Jay Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
“At least once a fortnight, a corps of caterers came down with several hundred feet of canvas and enough colored lights to make a Christmas tree of Gatsby’s enormous garden.” Scott Fitzgerald
Oh, his grandiose thoughts, his imagined perfectness: all remind me of Jay Gatsby!
His pretenses about his ideal life are astounding. He has become his job, a master of illumination, with his grand parties and illuminating lights everywhere. He loves to cover up the truth, hiding, and pretending. Is it a lavish life or a fake one, my dear? Master of illusions, full of lies, selfish and disrespectful, all that reminds me of the Great Gatsby.
What makes you feel so entitled? Shall the world bow down and follow your orders. Always take, and never give! Mr. Gatsby, you may pretend the past does not exist, but that does not mean you did not have one.
Yes, my dear, I will shut up when you are talking. Of course, my love belittle me as much as you want in front of your family! You keep talking. The rest of us will sit there and listen.
“I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
The problem is not my reaction or emotions to your abuse! The problem is your abuse, my love.
Daughter: Meg March in little women.
Gentle, Compassionate, idealistic, sweet, always trying to help. I love you, darling. Life keeps throwing curve balls at you, yet you remain graceful and optimistic. You will fly far and find your nest. Happiness lies inside of you, and it will blossom in time. It is time for you to fly away. You are not Joe March, and that is OK.
“Just because my dreams are different than yours, it doesn’t mean they’re unimportant,” Meg gently says to a bitter Jo, who can’t accept that her sister would choose the confines of marriage over a life on the stage.”
Woman: Hester Prynne
The Scarlet letter by Hawthorne
“Be it sin or no,” said Hester Prynne bitterly, as she still gazed after him, “I hate the man!” “Yes, I hate him!” repeated Hester, more bitterly than before. “He betrayed me! He has done me worse wrong than I did him.” Hawthorne
She will forever carry the Scarlet letter because She won’t give up her dreams, nor secrets, desires, and imagination.
She is Hester Prynne because she can not stand him.
She needs redemption because she Likes to be free.
She is possessed because she can not agree with the narcissist.
That Woman is an adulterer and must carry the Scarlet Letter.