The hero, Jay Gatsby, is a pursuer of the American dream who is once a nobody from the Midwest. In order to regain his lover Daisy’s love, the embodiment of the American dream in his eyes, Gatsby tries his best to make his way into the riches even by illegal means. Everybody suspects him, but everybody is willing to partake in his
In the beginning of the book he was a selfish, egocentric individual who only cares about himself and his materialistic items. He then goes on a quest to find gold, and when things don’t go exactly as planned he winds up getting more valuable than gold. He finds his new identity that he is happy with. He learns of his family’s rich background. And he shows improvement with his behavior with women.
Gatsby reveals a different side to himself, than Dexter.“I found out what your ‘drug stores’ were.” He turned to us and spoke rapidly. “He and Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That’s one of his little stunts. 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.
Prohibition protruded in this period, and though the roaring twenties were full of optimism, hope, scandals, and envy, all of which are themes of Fitzgerald’s hit novel, alcohol was included in everyone’s life. Inside this ravishing book we meet characters Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, Jordan Baker, Daisy Buchanan, and Tom Buchanan. Mr. Buchanan came from a wealthy family. Nick Carraway mentions how careless Tom was in college with his money on page 6. Along with Tom’s wealth comes his conceded mannerisms.
From his initial youth, Gatsby loathed poverty and longed for prosperity and sophistication. Such a short title, The Great Gatsby raises a lot of questions. There are two ways to read the title. One is to see it as an ironic and another is to understand it directly. Gatsby rises to the high class of society in a dishonest way; he's earned his fortune through illegal activities and tries his best to hide his past.
His ability to persuade and easily create connections, Schindler was able to start a factory plant for the sole purpose to generate endless profits. Eventually, Schindler acknowledged the unraveling of the inhumane, disturbing event known as the Holocaust. He soon became determined to invest a lot of his money, time, as well as risking his successful business and reputable reputation in order to rescue many innocent Jews. Many illegal procedures have been conducted during his operation in saving the Jews such as, bribery and forgery of his factory record documents faking the Jews information enabling soldiers the right to remove the Jews from labour. Schindler conceded with his own sacrifices that he runs the inevitable risk of being imprisoned or punished by death.
The late 19th century was full of growth, production, and business. People were craving power and seemed to achieve this through any means necessary. Consequently, a new business elite formed consisting of the richest men alive. The way in which these individuals acquired all their profits is something very contradictory even over one-hundred years later. Some historians characterize these businessmen as “robber barons” who used extreme methods to control and concentrate wealth and power, and being supported by multiple sources, this statement is justified but only to some extent.
The American dream states that any individual can achieve success regardless of family history, race, and/or religion simply by working hard. The 1920’s were a time of corruption and demise of moral values in society. The first World War had passed, and people were reveling in the materialism that came at the end of it, such as advanced technology and innovative inventions. The novel The Great Gatsby exploits the theme of the American Dream as it takes place in a corrupt period in history. Although the American Dream seemed more attainable than ever in the 1920’s, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby demonstrates how materialism and the demise of moral values in society leads to the corruption and impossibility of the American Dream.
This man also followed in his father’s footsteps, funding wars whenever he felt necessary, so goes his quote “Buy on the sound of cannons, sell on the sound of trumpets.” This is saying that during war, stocks will be bought by Rothschild for low prices, only to be sold for much higher prices once the war is over. Nathan Rothschild was not new to the financial business. When he moved to London, he was a popular “Manchester Man.” In fact, his work and skills have been titled as legendary and unlike anything anyone has ever seen. This gave reason for people to believe he abused this power, a popular quote giving some evidence on this: “I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England… The man who controls the British money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply.” He gave himself totally to his business, there was nothing that could distract him from this masterpiece he created. That is, until he met Hannah Cohen.
It seemed that the government spy had made justice to many lucrative contracts, amassing vast amounts of wealth that surpasses all. Dubbed as ‘chameleon’ for his miraculous ability to become easily acquainted to his environment, this super-spy was a devilish assetical liability to thegovernment of the USA. Though quite young, Harry was recruited into a secret youth development regime. His face with a stout chin that encompasses red lips, whilst an Italian nose, gotten from his mother,