He replies with “I did, old sport, [...] but I lost most of it in the big panic – the panic of the war" (Ch 5). He lies about his background in order to help formulate a character in which Daisy can have a relationship with, which in this case is a man with “old money.” Furthermore, Tom is an ideal representative of the issue that is deceit. He takes part in an issue that is very common in today’s society, adultery. His affair becomes apparent in chapter 2 when Nick states that he “met Tom Buchanan’s mistress” (Ch 2). This is a grand form of deception, as he is married to Daisy but is having an affair with Myrtle Wilson, another married woman.
Happiness, one of the hardest words to define. To some people, they believe that they need a lot of money to be happy. While on the other hand, others think having many friends or being with your family is the way to happiness, not money. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby, a man named Jay Gatsby believes that if he has a lot of money and living extravagantly that he is able to buy happiness which is his love for Daisy. And also Myrtle who demonstrates this by having an affair with Tom so he could buy everything she wants.
This could easily be proven by quoting what his sister, Carine, states about him in chapter seven. “Her son, the teenage Tolstoyan, believed that wealth was shameful, corrupting, inherently evil..”. This clearly shows that if McCandless did not appreciate wealth then the fact of people basing their happiness on wealth would discomfort him as well. Another example which sets the point a bit more clear would be when Krakauer states “ they didn’t flaunt their modest wealth, but they bought nice clothes, some jewelry for Billie, a Cadillac. Eventually, they purchased the townhouse on the bay and the sailboat.
The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose writings were about The Jazz Age. Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby about his relationship with his wife, Zelda. Fitzgerald became a drunk and his wife, jealous of his fame, went insane. The Great Gatsby was published on April 10, 1925. It is a story of love and betrayal about a man named James Gatz, later changed to Jay Gatsby, a poor child of hazy origins who eventually becomes very wealthy.
There are many examples of greed in this novel. Precisely this quote by his fiance, Belle: “Another idol has displaced me...a golden one… I release you. With a full heart, for the love of him you once were” (Dickens 37-38). Scrooge has lost his fiance because of his obsession with money. Belle believes that Scrooge cares for his money more than her.
Through Chief Bromden’s journey rediscovering himself in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, he witnesses recurring power struggle between male and female characters, such as between Nurse Ratched and McMurphy, or between his parents. Although widely regarded as kind and benign characters in society at the time, in these conflicts, female characters are often tagged with detrimental characteristics, and therefore are depicted as demeaning antagonists. Through Chief’s biased narration, Nurse Ratched is often seen to be emasculating patients, through influencing their way of thinking, and thus their decisions to remain with the institution. She plays an essential role in confining the dynamic of the hospital through her recurring manipulation of patients. She influences, or in some cases, uses her power to force others into doing things her way.
In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrays the themes of love, lust and obsession, through the character of Jay Gatsby, who confuses lust and obsession with love. The character of Jay Gatsby was a wealthy business man, who the author developed as arrogant and tasteless. Gatsby 's love interest, Daisy Buchanan, was a subdued socialite who was married to the dim witted Tom Buchanan. She is the perfect example of how women of her level of society were supposed to act in her day. The circumstances surrounding Gatsby and Daisy 's relationship kept them eternally apart.
Daisy, who lives in the West Egg across the bay, is Nick’s cousin and is married to Tom, who Nick knows from college. Gatsby and Daisy have a history and it further becomes a mess for many people. Tom and Daisy are a part of the “wealthy elite” and its people like them who confuse Nick about being judgmental.
In “The Yellow Wallpaper” Charlotte Gilman creates a comparison of power between the narrator and her husband through the use of sexism. The narrator, after the Fourth of July, remarks, “John says if I don’t pick up faster he shall send me to Weir Mitchell in the fall,” (3). Through this, she presents John’s ultimatum in a way that makes him look as if he is domineering. She implies that she has no say, and that he has the final decision on any of the actions that happen in order to heal her illness of depression. He is simply the dominant one in the relationship, a male with the power to control whatever happens to her.
“The Rat Sniper”, is a aimed at adult readers who like realistic stories with traditional plot structure. This is somewhat true because the story is aimed at a husband who finds out his wife is cheating on him in Europe, thus he seeks condolence from a female friend (2). In addition, what makes it realistic is the fact not only it happens in real life with real life emotions. The husband later gets invited to shoot rats with his female friend which he admits that” he was in love with just a