Jealousy Over Love In Edith Wharton's 'Roman Fever'

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Jealousy over Fame
Edith Wharton’s short story, Roman Fever, shows many illustrates the many ways in which relationships can go wrong. The theme I gain from reading the Roman Fever, is about a lover’s triangle between women fighting for love. Readers see some major problems occurring in the story like lust, fornication, jealousy, lies and bitterness as Wharton compares the past of main character’s Mrs. Slade and Mrs. Ansley. According to the Bible, in the book of 1 Corinthians 7.2-5, “Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.” (1Corinthians 7:2-5 KJV). This means to me that everyone is entitled to have one partner/spouse. Additionally, it is implied through the famous phrase that spouse will exist in a person’s life “for better or for worse.” Each person just needs to
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Slade and Mrs. Ansley’s lies and bitterness between them. One good major outcome the author tell us readers about the night when Mrs. Slade responds to Mrs. Ansley about her feeling she had towards Delphin. For example, Mrs. Slade responds was “you do understand? I’d Found out and I hated you, hated you. I knew you were in love with Delphin and I was afraid; of you, of your quiet ways, your sweetness and well, I wanted you out the way, that’s all”(1211). What I gain from this quote is that relationship do not always go how we want it. I really do think that Mrs. Slade wants to get rid of Mrs. Ansley so she can have the man of her dreams, whether it means someone getting hurt or dying she was going to raise it all for that man she love. In today’s society relationship is more dangerous when it comes to relationships and dating someone we love. The author shows how well both women handle their relationship towards sharing their love for Delphin while on the other hand, women in today’s world would rather hurt someone by killing to get them out the

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