Friar Lawrence’s irresponsible nature involved: hiding the marriage from the feuding families, advising Juliet to fake her death, along with abandoning suicidal Juliet when she needed guidance and adult supervision. All of these poor decisions resulted to the suicide of Romeo and Juliet. When one thinks of the title Friar, the title itself is a title of higher expectations. As a Friar, Friar Lawrence does not use his ability and skills wisely to marry the madly in love couple.
Despite the fact that dreaming of a liquor store is shallow, Walter’s motivation to be able to support his family helps reconcile his somewhat immoral hopes. Later, Walter shows the idiocy of his plan to own a liquor store when he gets drunk. In act 2, scene 2, Walter borrows Willy Harris’s car and drives around Chicago for two days, then “just walked”, and finally “went to the Green Hat” (2.2 105). Through his actions, Walter shows that he is immature and cares more about pretending to be rich than his job that would allow him to provide for his family.
She went against her father’s will and chose to marry the Moor, Othello. The trust bond shared between Othello and Desdemona had been broken due to the lies that were being fed to him which ultimately led to the death of both their lives. In Shakespeare’s Othello, a wedding based on a lie,
Gatsby fails to accomplish the American Dream by being too greedy on wanting love. He works hard in life in order to be the man that Daisy wants him to be. The moment Gatsby meets Daisy again; she has a husband already. Although Gatsby knows that she marries Tom, he still wants to be with her. He does not care about the consequences and he has secret affairs with her.
She went against her father’s will and chose to marry the Moor, Othello. The trust bond shared between Othello and Desdemona had been broken due to the lies that were being fed to him which ultimately led to the death of both their lives. In Shakespeare’s Othello,
I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him and I wasn’t far wrong.” (The Great Gatsby). Gatsby has a great work ethic, as mentioned in the novel. But Gatsby’s work ethic wasn’t used in the right way to be successful.
Dreams are not guaranteed to come true. Myrtle Wilson, MYRTLE WILSON THE WHORE OF A WIFE, dies before achieving any of her dreams. She had an affair with Tom Wilson as an attempt to bring herself closer to the wealthy upper class, but she was never happy with what she had. In this novel, dust is a symbol representing the poor and desolate. When Myrtle dies, her blood is united “with the dust” (137, ch. 7), signifying how dissatisfying her life was.
Nick judges that Gatsby 's American Dream was corrupt since both the means and the goal was corrupt. Goal of getting Daisy 's love, although can be argued to be pure, was corrupt as she is the symbol of materialism. Nick believes that “Daisy is simply not worth the efforts Gatsby makes to win her, nor are his successes anything to write home about. He 's a gangster, ruthless, amoral, willing to do whatever it takes to succeed” (Foster 143). Not only his dreams of getting Daisy’s love, but also his means through how he tries to achieve it are the representations of the failure of the American
reality relates to Gatsby in another way, in that Gatsby couldn’t see that there was no true love between him and Daisy. The article Themes and Construction: The Great Gatsby highlights this exquisitely by saying, “Since there is no real love between Gatsby and Daisy in The Great Gatsby, there is no real truth to Gatsby’s vision” (Themes and Construction GG 1). The vision that the statement is referring to is Gatsby’s dream that he and Daisy would end up together after all the years they had been apart, even after Daisy had already gotten married to someone different. The idea that there is no love between Gatsby and Daisy goes hand in hand with the appearances and reality theme. From what it appears in the story Daisy is into getting back with Gatsby, but when it came down to it she did not.
Any morals the characters in Gatsby have are ignored when it comes to obtaining status and wealth. Jay Gatsby is a prime example of this claim, as he committed crimes such as bootlegging in order to gain money and fame. When confronted about where he inherited his money from by Nick, Gatsby replies,
This particular business fraud took place in Brooklyn New York after a pharmaceutical executive was under criticism for price gouging drugs. While being charged Martin Shkreli was freed on bond although he was denied fraud charges. Shkreli earned a very high level of infamy just alone off his business and personal life and at a very young age of 32 years old but, that was not enough to not accuse him of consistently losing investors money, while illegally without their knowing stealing their assets to assist with other debts they had and to include lying to them about their money and where it was actually spent. As the time passed this business fraud that Shkreli was charged was exposed when he essentially ran it like a Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi
Therefore the Friar Knew it was a bad idea, due to the fact that he called it a “secret” wedding. The Friar may have thought that he was just helping two young innocent lovers unite with each other in marriage, but what the only thing he did was make their lives more complicated. Just think about it, if the friar had never married Romeo and Juliet, it would have given
The Not So Great Gatsby In the book The Great Gatsby by F.Scott fitzgerald, Gatsby lies about his family, his wealth, and his past, and therefore he does not deserve the title “The Great Gatsby”. James Gatz is Jay Gatsby’s real name. Gatsby states that his name is Jay Gatsby but that is not the truth.
Karl Marx believed that the bourgeoisie gained all their wealth by exploiting the proletariat. It’s hypocrisy that CEOs or people in the government get a bunch of money by the working class why they live in poverty. This leads poor people stealing because it’s a way for them to survive. All in all, there are different theories as to why crime exists. It’s a form of living for some people to get ahead in life
The Moral Decay of the Materialistic Although F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby debuted in 1925– before the Great Depression– it serves as a prophetic exemplification of the the material excess of the 1920s that drowned out signs of the coming Great Depression. The book’s plot follows the bootlegger Jay Gatsby as he pursues his old love Daisy Buchanan through flaunting his new extravagant lifestyle, mainly by throwing ostentatious parties. Yet, in the end, Daisy chooses her unfaithful husband Tom over Gatsby. Through Fitzgerald’s use of wealthy, materialistic characters, he comments on the effect of the material excess of the roaring twenties: moral corruption.