Hamlet, also, could not get over the death of his father. He found out when his father’s ghost came back that his brother, and Hamlet’s uncle, murdered him. He then was willing to do anything possible to get revenge on Claudius, his uncle. Both of
He is ultimately unable to persuade her and goes through a visible depression. This entices him to take the blame for the car accident that kills Myrtle, "Yes," he said after a moment, "but of course I 'll say I was… Well, first Daisy turned away from the woman toward the other car, and then she lost her nerve and turned back. The second my hand reached the wheel I felt the shock – it must have killed her instantly” (143), he does this because he is a hopeless romantic and wants to take care of Daisy even if she did reject him. Unfortunately this act of kindness later leads to his death because George finds out who the owner of the yellow car is (Gatsby, the car that hit Myrtle) and decides to take matters into his own hands.
Daisy Buchanan is another example of a person who could not achieve the American Dream. Daisy was a very beautiful woman who was in love with Gatsby, but married Tom for his money as mentioned before. She married Tom in hopes to achieve the Dream and also because of pressure from her family. Tom used to be very caustic with Daisy, was cheating on her with Myrtle and also cheated on her with their maid when they were on their honeymoon as proven by “A week after I left Santa Barbara Tom ran into a wagon on the Ventura road one night and ripped a front wheel off his car. The girl who was with him got into the papers too, because her arm was broken – she was one of the chambermaids in the Santa Barbara Hotel.”
True success should be found through honest work, and because of this, Jay Gatsby is a manipulator of the American Dream. As a young man, Jay Gatsby is achieving the American Dream. “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people” (p 98). Gatsby despises being poor and longs for wealth.
Around the time of Cobain’s death, he was supposed to get a divorce with his wife, Courtney Love. Their marriage was full of drug use and they would always have arguments. Sometimes they’d get so bad that the police had to get involved and on one incident they confiscated Cobain’s guns. In a documentary made after Cobain’s death, a hitman came forward and told the documentary makers about how Courtney Love paid him money to kill Kurt Cobain. Another theory suggests that Courtney and their nanny, for Frances Bean, made up a plan to kill Cobain or have someone kill him which would explain the hitman allegedly hired by Courtney
At the end of the book, all of the characters that were not related to old money were dead; Myrtle, Gatsby, and George. These three deaths could be tied back to Gatsby’s car on the night that Daisy killed Myrtle. In chapter 7, Tom tells George that it was Gatsby’s car who ran over Myrtle. This causes George to murder Gatsby in his mansion, then kill himself.
In the book he is the only one who uses the American dream for a a for a noble cause. “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had made”(Fitzgerald 136-145). They are careless and showy and this is the only thing they have to show for their success. The rich are only seen a successful because of the money that people think they have. What they don 't see it out and see that kind of success truly is, they don 't really have anyone To share it with all they do is spend it so people know that Rich a truly empty form
Cody takes Gatsby in as his assistant, where Gatsby gets a taste and liking of the rich life. However, Dan Cody’s wife kills her own husband to steal his money; more proof that desperation of money leads to moral decay. Gatsby learns that money would not be earned through honest hands. Thus, Gatsby enters the bootlegging business where his morals deteriorate. All of this money is solely for Daisy.
So now that Gatsby is dead, Nick feels obligated to hold that secret. Also, now that Gatsby is dead and everything got pinned on him, no one would believe him because Tom and Daisy are too high in status. In all, because Nick was raised to be non-judgmental he got pulled in the wealthy elite’s disaster of lives; which then causes him to become
As the novel progresses, Gatsby loses his innocence as he no longer earns his money working as a “clam−digger and a salmon−fisher or in any other capacity that brought him food and bed”(Fitzgerald Chapter 6). However, after Dan Cody passed away, Gatsby was unable to claim the $25,000 left by Cody, thus forcing him to earn his wealth through “the
Additionally, the death of the Original American Dream is shown through the increasing desire for materialism and excess. Myrtle’s love of materialism is what ruins her marriage with her husband and drives her toward death. When she first marries George, Myrtle believes that she is crazy about him, but she reveals, “The only crazy I was was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in, and never even told me about it…”
soldiers: The lowest-ranking members of the hierarchy of the family. They are the grunts of the organization who do the majority of the dirty work. It’s the place where younger individuals start off: running errands, making deliveries, picking up cash, and generally sticking out their neck in the hope of making a name for themselves by demonstrating their loyalty to the organization. associates: Associates are not actual members of the family but rather anyone who teams up with them on a criminal enterprise of some kind. They could be someone who does business with the mob, including money-laundering bankers, crooked authority figures, lawyers, politicians, drug dealers, etc.
Also, if you look at today’s society there is no over using that term the people in the 19th century were not use to people having great wealth and being over these big corporations, well we are. Robber Barons were seen as the portrayal of these big businessmen, as a warlike bandits, cheating and plundering their way to millions. It was any man with wealth over a big corporation that was considered a Robber Baron. But, that is not was a Robber Baron is! A Robber Baron is a ruthlessly powerful U.S. capitalist or industrialist considered to have become wealthy by exploiting natural resources, corrupting legislators, or other unethical means.
Fitzgerald is saying that not everybody who works hard are able to accomplish their dream. Fitzgerald is also saying wealth changes people for the worse. In the process of pursuing wealth, Gatsby lost himself on the way. He became involved with illegal stuff like selling alcohol and drugs. The wealth also affected Daisy’s judgement.