| Quote #1
"What's become of Dillworth?" he asked.
Women are always generally control, while men are usually passive in House of Mirth.
| Quote #2
She had the art of giving self-confidence to the embarrassed, but she was not equally sure of being able to embarrass the self-confident. (1.2.8)
For this reason, Lily is better able to manipulate men than women.
| Quote #3
Miss Bart stared in affected reproval. "I thought you were so fond of Bertha."
This, too, is one of Lily's mistakes in House of Mirth – not tactically choosing her friends. For a woman who is supposedly cut out for this stuff, Lily never seems to play her societal cards right.