As Myrtle discusses her relationship with Mr. Wilson, she went “crazy when [she] married [Mr. Wilson]. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in” (35). Myrtle’s serious tone reveal how “crazy” she values status and wealth. Myrtle’s serious tone demonstrates how disappointed she was when she found out Mr. Wilson was part of the lower class. Fitzgerald shows how one’s American dream of becoming the wealthy class cannot be achieved due to greed.
In The Great Gatsby , Gatsby uses his money to get Daisy's attention to satisfy his desire. All throughout the novel the characters act on their emotions before thinking. People getting overwhelmed by their emotions is bad. Emotions that overpower people can result in violent actions. In the story, Mr. Wilson was devastated when Myrtle was murdered, he eventually seeks after revenge which results in Gatsby's death.
Romanticism occurred much earlier, around the end of the 18th century, but was mostly dominant around 1840. Both philosophies were very similar to each other since the two movements were a reaction against the contemporary strict traditions, laws, and religious rules. They both placed a huge emphasis on the individual as well as inspiration from nature. In the following, I will discuss American Transcendentalism and Romanticism in relation to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay ‘The American Scholar’ and Walt Whitman’s poem ‘Song of Myself’. Emerson was an American poet, essayist and lecturer.
Point of view creates meaning in the story because the reader knows what the character is really thinking and feeling this helps us understand the reasons behind his actions Literary Device/ Tool: Passage (in MLA format) Personal Response Explanation (How this device is used to create meaning in the novel.) Simile “That guy Morrow was about as sensitive as a goddam toilet seat.” (Pg.55) Simile is a figure of speech in which two things are compared using like or as. In the passage the narrator is comparing Ernest Morrow’s sensitivity to a toilet seat while Morrow’s mom is worried that Ernest doesn’t mix in with the other boys because he’s very sensitive and seriously. The simile comparing Ernest sensibility to a toilet seat is very apt. It helps the reader know that like a toilet seat Ernest is very cold and hard,
In fiction, the narrator controls how the audience connects to and perceives the various characters in a story. A good author can manipulate the narration to connect the audience to certain characters and deepen the reader’s understanding of their conflicts. In “Previous Condition” and “Sonny’s Blues,” James Baldwin illustrates themes of loneliness and isolation in the pursuit of finding a space that feels like home. Although this theme is clear in both stories, Baldwin is able to portray it very differently in each story through the relationship he allows the reader to the characters struggling with these feelings. While “Previous Condition” provides a more intimate relationship to the narrator, “Sonny’s Blues” is able to deliver an additional level of understanding by telling the story through Sonny’s brother, therefore disconnecting the reader in a way that forces him or her to share the characters’ feelings of isolation and confusion.
The theme of inner savagery plays a very prominent role in both novels. Throughout “A Separate Peace” we learn that Gene is envious of Finny and essentially wants to be him. Gene is jealous that Finny is so popular, talented, and can get away with anything. Gene wants to see Finny get in trouble at least once for his actions. We see a prime example of Gene’s jealousy at the Headmasters’ Tea.
American Romanticism were mostly written during the 1800’s. The use of American Romanticism was to get readers to read. The authors would exaggerate stories to get them attached and start reading them. American Romanticism were stories that were mostly gothic or dark stories. The death of a protagonist is usually over exaggerated.
The Minister’s Black Veil demonstrates all these characteristics in the story. This story has a profusion of symbols and hidden meanings that have to do with the reason why the black veil is so important. The author is competent to take a certain idea or object and expand the story or idea to make it have a greater meaning to get the reader thinking of the real reason behind it. American Romanticism is a form of creativity, imagination, intuition, exaggeration and expression. There is significant meaning behind each story that these Romantic authors write about that's why it is so interesting to read these stories.
“'I want to see you,' said Tom intently. 'Get on the next train. '” (Fitzgerald 26). With this quote Fitzgerald is showing external conflict, causing Myrtle to cheat on her own husband, and Tom to cheat on his own wife. Because both Daisy and Myrtle care about money more than anything else, they are willing to take risks in a relationship to receive it.
Throughout ‘The Odyssey’, the greed and folly of men play a huge part in increasing the difficulty and severity of Odysseus’s situations and ultimately change his fate and the directions of his journey. The greed and folly of men are largely represented by Penelope’s suitors. In the very first book of The Odyssey, the disgusting actions of the suitors were introduced to the readers. Odysseus’s son, Telemakhos discussed the problem of the suitors to Athena. The suitors believed Odysseus to be dead, and decided to try and marry Penelope so they can inherit Odysseus’s wealth and kingdom.