During his youth as a poor farmer, “The arrangement lasted five years...Dan Cody inhospitably died…” (6.97) Gatsby worked on a boat for a couple of years for Dan Cody, a wealthy copper mogul. When Cody died, he left Gatsby $25,000, but Cody’s mistress prevented him from claiming his inheritance. Gatsby then dedicated himself to becoming a wealthy and successful and successful man. Tom, in a state of panic over slowly losing Daisy to Gatsby, tells Gatsby, “I found out what your ‘drug-stores’ were...He and this 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.
The books Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Stranger by Albert Camus both have differences and things in common. The book Things Fall Apart is about a wealthy man named okonkwo who is determined to reach the highest rake because he wants to be nothing like his dad. Okonkwo became very successful with a family and over that time he runs into many problems from war, punishments, missionaries, and even being kicked out of his clan for 7 years. In the end Okonkwo was driven to killing himself losing all the things he worked so hard for. In the book The Stranger Meursault’s mother just died at for some odd reason he didn’t cry or feel sad at the funeral.
William Patrick Hitler a nephew of Adolf Hitler, born in Liverpool the 12 March 1911. William was son of Hitler’s brother, Alois Hitler and his wife Bridget Dowling. Alois abandoned his family in 1914, Bridget send William to Germany to visit his father in 1929 when William was 18. In 1933, William returned to Germany in an attempt to benefit from his uncle’s rise to power. Adolf Hitler found him a job in a bank but William was not pleased and threaten his uncle that if he didn’t find him a better job he would sell private stories of the family.
Peter steals several hundred thousand dollars from his company with a computer program that was supposed to take a fraction of a penny from every transaction. The second he looked at how much he actually stole, he feels wrong about it and wants to turn himself in. He writes a confession letter and puts it in his boss's office, but conveniently the building burned down before he got to read it. Meursault shot a man to death, he fired six bullets into the man. Even up to his court hearing, he still couldn't understand what he did was
A man known as brother, father, soldier, outlaw, avenger of the poor; a man known as Jesse James was born on September 5, 1847 in Kearney, Missouri and assassinated only miles away in St. Joseph, Missouri on April 3, 1882 (Jesse James, Umsystem.edu). He was as notorious as the president was famous, but even with hundreds hoping for the bounty on his head, James was able to evade officials and remain a mystery. This man “was literally a legend” (Stiles, prologue). His crimes’ profit adds up to an estimated amount of $200,000 (Jesse James Biography, Biography.com), which today could be over 3 million dollars. The assassination of Jesse James is justified because he was not the hero people thought him to be and had murdered many who stood
Jesus Parra Smith English 11-2/Period 6 8 March 2018 Road to Moral Decay “If they couldn 't be bought they wouldn 't have the job.” This is an excellent quote made in the 1920’s by Al Capone, a very corrupt mobster who was living during the time period that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote his great novel, The Great Gatsby . This quote is important because it reveals how Jay Gatsby, a main character in the novel who used to be poor then gained great wealth ,but then lost all of this wealth just to get the help of a corrupt mayor to gain it back again. This shows how common government corruption in the 1920’s was. In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the mayor and Mr.Gatsby are partners in a crime organization that they use to get rich. Al Capone was one of the greatest mobsters,and he deeply believed in materialism.
Jordan Belfort began his career with a starter job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. He starts his own firm call Stratton Oakmont with his friend/partner Danny Azoff. Jordan and Danny’s business goes through the roof and make their employees millionaires. So what was their motive? Was it for the drugs?
Arthur Miller was born in Harlem on October 17, 1915, the son of Polish immigrants, Isidore and Augusta Miller. Miller's father had established a successful clothing store upon coming to America, so the family enjoyed wealth; however, this prosperity ended with the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Financial hardship compelled the Miller family to move to Brooklyn in 1929. The Crucible was a play written by Arthur Miller it is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of Salem that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93. Miller wrote this when the United States Government excluded people from being communist.
Jay Gatsby grew up as a poor child. He made fast money, legal or not, and was always throwing parties to please his fellow rich friends. Even though Gatsby financially was alike with his wealthy neighbors, he was unlike them in every other way. Gatsby tried to become rich to pursue the American Dream. In the beginning of the novel, Nick says “Gatsby ended up alright.” Gatsby was only “alright” because he did not achieve his goal, to become the people who attended his parties.
We were paid handsomely to try and find out why the townsfolk were disappearing up north near Foraloss and Wanderer’s Wood, about a five days walk. Rumor was, we were really looking for a wealthy merchant who went missing. (Coughs and loses his breath momentarily) What we found was death instead . It was my friend Anlard who had climbed the hill on the side of a stream when he found it….a way in. It was the