The toxicity of the relationship isn’t apparent at first, but once it creeps up, it’s hard to ignore. When Tosh exclaims that he was tired of being married, Maya was shocked that it came out of nowhere, but after a year of being divorced she says, “[she] was a saner, healthier person than the young, greedy girl who wanted a man to belong to and a life based on a Hollywood film, circa 1940”
Whether or not it came from the society they lived in at the time or just the era of the 1920ś which was a time of excess with little repercussion at least for the remainder of the decade.The illusions that people saw in the book arent super far fetched since you're not in on it it's easy to look down upon it.. As the characters turned their own fiction and false realities into their own reality these people created a life of sadness and despair that they had no way of getting out of. Overall The Great Gatsby is a story about human nature with a couple twists and turns in it to make it interesting, and with that human nature it showed how power and money could corrupt somebody to the point they're not even living on the same planet as the rest of everybody. The 1920's was an era of excess namely people like Tom and Daisy or the old money team but it also gave rise for lots of new money to come up like Gatsby but it wasn't good for everybody in the era like Mr.Wilson and everybody in the valley of ashes who could barely sustain themselves. At the end of the book when everything kind of unraveled with Myrtle getting disassembled and Gatsby being shot with basically their illusions being shown for what they really are or maybe even the great depression coming and showing
Before coming to New York, some would have call Nick “square” because he wasn’t versed in the edicate of parting and drinking. In fact he had only drank alcohol one time before coming to New York. “ I have been drunk just twice in my life, and the second time was that afternoon; so everything that happened has a dim, hazy cast over it.” (p. 29) It becomes clear early on in the novel that Nick hasn’t had much excitement in his life; so for all of his new friends to be well accustomed to this almost takes him by surprise, especially the fact that any alcohol was illegal in this time period. Nick had met many new people on his adventure across the country; his new friends where the ones that influenced Nick the most, but primarily Tom and Gatsby. Tom was
Once he finished the prospector and we struck it rich, he’d start work on our glass castle” (25). Walls’ innocence and optimism for the creation of the Glass Castle is indicated through her belief that Rex really is on the verge of finding gold and building the Glass Castle. In reality, he was out drinking all day, spending money that could have been used to feed Walls and her siblings. She still thinks that her father will follow through on his promises, and in doing so bring her happiness. She is unaware of his deception, which is becoming increasingly damaging to his family, as they have trouble affording food.
Today, many people witness the discrimination against one another, including the discrimination against females; though F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “The I.O.U.” in the 1920s, many females relate to the way the men in the story treat the females. Fitzgerald created a story that focused on a publisher who aimed to publish the book “The Aristocracy of the Spirit World” knowing that the book would bring in money. Throughout the story, the publisher’s main goal is to earn as much money as he can; he even goes to such lengths as to make a man disappear for the next ten years. Though his journey to make money, he faces the problem of the character of his book being alive and the story being false. Many readers of this story, focus on the main character and money; however, they overlook the way the publisher discriminates almost all the females mentioned in the story.
Everyone I know has really interesting vacation stories in which their families enjoyed awesome adventures and created unforgettable memories. Most of the time this stories make me upset because I can’t relate. My family is not funny, nor is it interesting, nor is it adventurous, therefore, a calm and relaxing movie night would have been more fun for me rather than a trip to South Padre Island. When we arrived, we began the day with a nice and simple horse ride by the beach. None of the horses looked very nice which kind of intimidated me.
The weekly income was far from enough to keep everything happy and healthy at home. Times were rough on the western front but they knew how to move on and keep fighting. How happy do you think our soldiers will feel when they come to find that Australia is a happy and wealthy country due to their contributions but then how upset do you think they’ll be when they come to find that Calamvale has not taken enough time and effort to at least build a decent cenotaph to remember the thousands that have passed fighting for our nation. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”. Winston Churchill august 20 1942.
One of his best stories was "The Great Gatsby" that at the beginning did not sell much. He became a heavy drinker, he was an adicted to alcohol and suffered prolonged bouts of writer 's block. After two years lost to alcohol and depression, in 1937. But after his deceased his book was well recognized and it is a shame because he was not present to see and admire what he wanted so much. He did not care so much about fame but about seeing people enjoy his writing, to see that he was not bad at what he
Loneliness Many Americans today claim that if one works hard, then they will not find true love,; Marche states that, “The price of self determination and self reliance has often been loneliness”. Loneliness is one of the main themes in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Gatsby, the main character, searches for true love his entire lifetime. He throws many extravagant parties in his house to feel less lonely and does everything he can to try and rekindle his past relationship with Daisy. Gatsby exemplifies that loneliness is at the core of being American because, he, a man living the American dream, wants contentment in his life, something that he never obtains.
As Gogol is more familiar with American culture, he feels his parents’ way of inviting people to dinner is vaguely foolish, and that leads to the fact that he prefers to spend more time with Maxine’s family rather than his own. The gap also widens in the relationship aspect. When they are curling up on the sofa in the evenings, Gogol is reminded that, “in all his life he has never witnessed a single moment of physical affection between his parents. Whatever love exists between them is an utterly private, uncelebrated thing.”(p138) He loves every companion and that is why he chooses to be with thim. On the other hand, his parents choose to be with each other and then they started to love each other.