Daisy is in love with Gatsby, but as war comes Gatsby has to serve his role in it. Daisy could simply wait for Gatsby to come home after the war, but Gatsby comes from a less wealthy family. She meets Tom, the heir of wealthy family, and she marries him. They have such a large desire to keep their money and status that they use others as if they’re there to serve them. An example of this is, once again, how Daisy uses Gatsby to get away with killing Myrtle.
Nick’s relationship to Gatsby is an example of irony because Nick tells the story about Gatsby, but he doesn’t like him. In Chapters 1 and 2 Nick states “Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, … represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn.” 2. In chapters 7 and 8, Tom learns about the affair between Daisy and Gatsby. Nick points out the irony of losing both women in his
Their opinions are harsh, critical and unformed. Because of their negative views towards Cosi and the mentally ill, over time we come to reject and dislike their views, and also their personalities. Nick is egotistical and only focuses on things that are “important” in this world or bring value to him. We see his superficial values displayed many times throughout Cosi. The first time we encounter Nick, we can already see that his views on the mentally ill are derogative and that he’s only going to assist Lewis for his own benefit “Mad actors are bad enough, but madmen…” and “As long as you do Galileo with me”.
You then start seeing Hollings traits of paranoia about Mrs. Baker and her assassination plot. You also see Holling dissatisfaction with his life when he feels like he needs to have guts against Doug Switetick’s brother who was charging towards him. You could also call Holling immature due to the fact that he insults Meryl Lee for no reason. The story continues and some small events happen but then occasionally big events happen. My first big event would be when he has to clean the chalk boards and gets a cream puff out of it.
He was especially threatened by him when he threatened to tell everyone what really happened when Curley gets his hand crushed. Slim likes Lennie and Curley feels obliged to listen to him. Not only does Curley represent the theme of man's inhumanity to man, but Curley's wife does as well. Curley's Wife is not the example of a perfect wife. Curley and his wife are not the loving couple everyone admires either.
Willie's first affair happens not to long after he gets into his position as Governor, and it is with his secretary Sadie. When this happens Sadie is very happy, but ends up feeling cheated by the other girls that Willie is with and how they get favors by Willie, through his governor status, because she had wasn’t getting the same treatment. She says that Willie is “two timing (her)”(Warren 343) and this is ironic as Stark’s wife is the one who is being two timed by these corrupt politicians. Willie wants to feel loved because his career has taken his wife's love away from him, so he is willing to commit adultery in order to get that pleasure. Willie’s affairs are well known like his other corrupt dealings, but he is getting results so people choose to ignore it.
Upon his first conversation with Tom, Nick soon realizes that he is indeed a racist,“The idea is if we don’t look out the white race will be-- will be utterly submerged” (Fitzgerald 17). Despite her natural inclination to disagree with Tom, Daisy is seen to nod her head in agreement- a peek of their true colors. Alongside this poor act, Tom is also unfaithful, rude, blunt, and drinks heavily. Though Daisy is better at hiding her nasty side, it is revealed that she too is conniving and is self interested as she stays with Tom due to his money and lets Gatsby’s reputation perish. Even though a fling occurs between Jordan Baker and Nick, he still mentions how she too has faults, “She was incurably honest” (Fitzgerald 63).
When politics gets involved in family affairs, relationships often become tense and go awry. This is especially true for Willie and Lucy Stark, the once happily married parents of Tom Stark in the Southern United States during the 1930’s until Willie’s obsession with politics leads him to develop flawed character traits such as arrogance and infidelity. While disputing the issue of their son’s participation in football in the novel All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren, Willie and Lucy Stark each use strategies described in Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs in an effort to get their ways until the issue is resolved. As the spotlight shines on Tom for his outstanding performance in college football, he becomes arrogant similar to the way his father did from his political success. Willie is
Gatsby’s actions, and words demonstrate a clear obsession with Daisy that seems to have no end. In the story, Gatsby is at the first portrayed as a great man, until later the book goes on and his true colors and motives are revealed. As Gatsby invited Tom over to talk, he explains how all he wants is to have Daisy tell Tom that she had never loved him. In response “‘I wouldn’t ask too much of her’” I (Nick) ventured. ‘You can’t repent the past.’ ‘Can’t repeat the past?’ He (Gatsby) cried incredulously.
Stephen King’s thrilling short story “Word Processor of the Gods” focuses on how technology can affect someone’s sanity. When given the chance to change their life, people take advantage of that and abuse it. Technology has taken over our lives and it could take our sanity if we let it. Some people are strong, but others are weak because they are full of envy. The dynamic character Richard was one of the weak ones because he was envious of his brother Roger.
Scott Fitzgerald uses Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship to represent how identities change in the pursuit of love, and how easily it can be taken advantage of by others. Back when World War I was raging on, Gatsby had met Daisy. They had quickly turned from acquaintances to lovers, but the relationship could never work.“ However glorious might be his future as Jay Gatsby, he was at present a penniless young man without a past, and at any moment the invisible cloak of his uniform might slip from his shoulders. So he made the most of his time. He took what he could get, ravenously and unscrupulously— eventually he took Daisy one still October night, took her because he had no real right to touch her hand.” (Fitzgerald, 149) Daisy is the heir of a rich family, a chance that is one in a million.
Furthermore, in the novel, Holden says “I 'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It 's awful” (19). Again, Holden says that he’s a “terrific” liar although he’s an “awful” liar. Holden doesn’t make the observation here because he’s denying the truth. Holden isn’t reliable because his observations is inaccurate and the readers has to interpret what he
A separate peace by John Knowles is book that takes place at a boarding school and a big part of it is looking at how tragedy can change a characters personality. Gene Forrester the protagonist and narrator of the novel is a great example of this. At the beginning of the book he is envious of his best friend Phineas and will do anything to be the best, but as the book goes on and tragedy strikes all he feels is guilt. Before the tragedy of Finny breaking his leg gene is envious of him. Finny who is one of those attractive guys who everyone likes and is attracted to because of his good nature other than his rule breaking.
1. The point I find to be the most crucial to the plot in Chapter 1 is the Buchanan’s blatant unhappiness. Tom is obviously unhappy in his married life because, not only is he restless in the sense that he moves frequently, but he also is having an open affair. Daisy is also obviously unhappy because of the way she so readily opened up to Nick, whom she did not know well despite their familial relation, and in the way she interacted with Tom. Even if I had not read this story before, I would have picked up on the fact that this singular point would be a catalyst to the rest of the plot.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it has many moments that can be argued that Nick can be displeased with the people he surrounds himself with. Nick even states that Gatsby stands for everything he hates and despises about the rich he corresponds with but yet by the end Gatsby is the only one that Nick appreciates on some level. With an almost fleeting passage in The Great Gatsby though it clearly show that Gatsby had a glamor that secreted from him that Nick idolized but was slowly being squandered as he had ‘talked with him perhaps six times in the past month and found, to my disappointment, that he had little to say.’(pg 64) Nick then goes on to say that Gatsby started to lose the glamour that built up after the parties, especially the rumors he was told about how Gatsby came into his money.