Edith Wharton focused her novel Ethan Frome, around the tragic story of the man himself. Ethan lived with his sherd wife, Zeena, and discovered early on in there marriage that happiness was not in the card for him, as he gave up his dreams for fear of being alone. Years into their marriage Zeena's cousin, Mattie, comes to stay with the Fromes. Ethan soon finds himself entranced by the girl, longing to be with her over the women he was married to. The two find themselves falling in love and are devastated when they hear that Zeena has arranged for a new aid to come.
A Raisin in the Sun Money is one of the things in the world that a person can become obsessed with. In the story “A Raisin in the sun” the author Lorraine Hansberry shows how a family is changed by the lust of money. A widow, Lena, her son Walter Younger, his wife Ruth and daughter Beneatha all lived under the same roof. Lena just lost her husband and is receiving a check for his death. With the money, Lena wants to buy a new house for the whole family to live in but everyone else in the family sees a different type of opportunity.
“Babylon Revisited” is a story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1931. The story is about a man named Charlie Wales who returns to France after the stock market crash in America. He is a recovering alcoholic trying to get custody of his daughter from his sister-in-law. The roaring twenties was also known as the jazz age. During that time, there was partying, drinking and spending of money that just came to a stop one day.
Silver Linings Playbook is a comedic drama that follows the journey of two characters who face internal and external conflicts. Bradley Cooper plays the protagonist, Pat Solitano Jr., who wants to restore his relationship with his wife, but struggles to share his parent’s passion for football. Jennifer Lawrence, who plays as Tiffany, is a well-known widow within her neighborhood who fell into drugs after the death of her husband. In a way, Pat and Tiffany are similar – they both struggle to find a path that will repair their shattered lives. Directed by David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook, was published by The Weinstein Company in 2012.
A mother and her child will always have a special connection, depending on situations. Many people are willing to put up the biggest fight to share moments with their mother, many are willing to change filthy habits to keep relationships. In the novel, Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nozario, a man puts his life to the test by making a trip from Central America to the United States on foot to find his mother, Lourdes. Surviving the impossible, he is reunited, but is confronted by many conflicts with Lourdes . Leaving behind a girlfriend and a child was a large step, bad habits were formed for a second time after arriving in the States, causing Enrique to want to return back to Honduras.
During his college years at Harvard, he shifted from wanting to be a scientist, then a lawyer, then finally decided to go into politics, and that was a rewarding final change. Succeeding his youth was Roosevelt’s future, and it sure was a bright one. Even though what he did in his later effects had a bigger impact, nothing would compare to the challenges Roosevelt faced in his primary years. Roosevelt’s early political appearances were after the death of both his mother and wife. “A double tragedy struck Roosevelt in 1884, when his mother and his wife died in the same house on the same day ("Theodore Roosevelt: Life in Brief").
He leaves his fiancée and wedding plans to spend one month with Judy Jones. When their relationship ends on her terms, he sells his businesses and moves to New York City where he easily furthers his financial success. A gentleman from Detroit visits his New York office, and shares news of Judy’s sad marriage to a philandering man. Dexter realizes, although he became a financial success, he failed to reach his dreams. Even the grief he could have borne was left behind in the country of illusion, of youth, of the richness of life, where his winter dreams had flourished.
Gatsby’s dreams and aspirations in life are rather interesting and amazing as he goes about his life in the book. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald helps highlight the social, moral, and political issue that were very present during the 1920’s and today. Gatsby is the focus of the book as before the book began, he was an ex-soldier who came to wealth by some rather illegal ways. Daisy a married woman is his person of interest, who was his ex-lover 5 years before the book started. Gatsby’s actions, and words demonstrate a clear obsession with Daisy that seems to have no end.
One theory that could be applied to the characters in this film is the role theory which was developed in the 1940’s and focused on the roles that people play and how the loss of your “role” could promote an identity crisis (Michael & Rowe, 2004). Hoke recently lost his job as a chauffeur for a judge and was in need of work. Miss Daisy was no longer able to drive, so Hoke was hired by Miss Daisy’s son Boolie to be her chauffeur. Miss Daisy had been widowed for an unknown period of time but had difficulty adjusting to her loss of independence of not being able to drive. Hoke was determined to remain active in life.
In the Nonfiction novel written by Mitch Albom, “Tuesdays With Morrie” tells of this author’s experiences with Mitch’s old professor, Morrie. Mitch recalls his experiences with Morrie very personal and impacted his life in a positive manner. Once it was time for Mitch to graduate, he promised his friend that they would stay in contact and continue to strengthen their relationship. Unfortunately, Mitch got caught in the trap of life and lost contact with his old professor for 16 years, until one day Mitch was flipping through channels on his T.V. and sure enough, there his old friend sat.