It was James Gatz who had been loafing along the beach that afternoon in a torn green jersey and a pair of canvas pants, but it was already Jay Gatsby who borrowed a rowboat, pulled out of Tuolomee, and informed Cody that the wind might catch him and break him up in half an hour” (Fitzgerald, 98). This describes a key point in Gatsby 's life where he decides to part from his poor family and his poor lifestyle. When he meets Daisy he is still a poor man but doesn 't want that to be apart of his lifestyle and wants to offer Daisy so much more. When Jay goes to war Daisy wants to wait for him but slowly comes to the realization that she is waiting for a poor man who cannot offer her anything except for himself, this causes her to move on and mary Tom. Once Nick comes to learn this he comes to the conclusion that it is all for Daisy and for the sake of proving himself to her that he has so much more
Jay Gatsby, originally named James Gatz, starts his life as a poor boy born in North Dakota to two poor, working-class farmers. Gatsby dreams of inventing a more glamorous life for himself, and he leaves to join the military, where he works his way through the ranks to become a high-ranking officer. In the novel, Nick states, “The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself...So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end.” He strives to make an idealized version of himself and give himself a life he could not obtain by residing on a North Dakota farm in the Midwest. When Gatsby encounters Daisy, a rich young girl from Kentucky, he falls deeply in love. Unfortunately, Gatsby soon has the realization that Daisy will not be able to marry him due their different economic backgrounds and social status.
He carries on the father-son tradition by bringing his own son out to the lake, experiencing flashbacks to his youth. White lost his sense of self, as he began identifying himself as his son, feeling as though he was back at the lake with his father. This trip changed White’s outlook on life, for he finally realized that mortality was closer than he imagined. He was no longer young, and watching his son mature only made this notion more real. One day, he will be only a memory to his son, just like his father is to him.
Telemachus’ epic Journey to manhood “Telemachus, now to remember your coming of age. Years your trust was open as the doors of your house…” (Hughes 1960). Homer’s The Odyssey is a Greek epic poem that predominantly uncovers the heroic journey of Odysseus in his struggle to return to Ithaca from the Trojan War. He has been gone for nearly twenty years, and his absence has stirred up much trouble for the survival of his kingdom. We are brought to the distinct knowledge that Odysseus was a highly esteemed character amongst his people, but it is mostly through his son, Telemachus’ coming of age and the journey which he embarks on that we learn of this.
When Nick returns home from his cousins house, he spotted Gatsby outside on his dock: “—he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way…I glanced seaward—and distinguished nothing but a green light, that might have been at the end of a dock” (Fitzgerald 21). In the beginning of the book, we do not know what this green light means, but by the end of the story it goes to show it signifies Gatsby longing for Daisy’s love. Gatsby and Daisy used to date before he left for the war. Now that he is back and has found her, he wants her back. His arm being reached out represents his trying to reach his dreams.
Although Montana is a dry, sparse, mundane state the events that took place the summer of 1948 changed the course of history for the Hayden family. In the novel Montana 1948 written by Larry Watson the Hayden family goes through some genuine struggles. They try to resemble the perfect ideal family in the eyes of the public due to the fact that their name represents the law in Mercer County. Unfortunately, behind closed doors, they are falling apart. "From the summer of my twelfth year I carry a series of images more vivid and lasting than any other of my boyhood and indelible beyond all attempts the years make to erase or fade them...."(pg.11).
Jacobo Delara Mr. Horner English II CP September 15 2014 The Great Gatsby The classic American Novel Nick Carraway is man from a wealthy family in Minnesota moving to west egg to learn about the Bond business. Then he gets involved with Mr. Gatsby which then sparks the beginning of the novel. Gatsby then gets involved with the nightmare of the American Dream. Fitzgerald portrays the 1920s perfectly as an era of decayed social and moral values, evidenced in its overarching greed, and empty pursuit of pleasure. This novel shows the lack of social skills in newly made millionaires such as Gatsby that cannot even pick up on an invitation to lunch.
The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about a man named Nick Carraway, who meets and befriends the mysterious Jay Gatsby. Throughout the novel, Nick becomes entangled in Gatsby 's life, which changes his own without him even realizing it. Even though this is a high drama novel and many of the characters change, Nick Carraway was impacted the most by the events of the novel. The way in which Nick was impacted the most is represented in the changing of his personality. These changes were due to his close relationships to both Daisy and Gatsby, and also by relocating from his small rural town to the east coast.
As the son of two unsuccessful farmers trying to make a living in the Midwest, James Gatz was born poor. When he became older, he met Dan Cody, a wealthy yacht owner who wanted Gatz to work for him. Once Gatz experienced the rich life of the upper class through
In Edgar Allan Poe’s works, such as Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, Annabel Lee, and The Fall of the House of Usher, Poe attracts his readers with his one-of-a-kind genre of gothic. Much of his gothic genre in his writings have been influenced by past event in his life. First of all, Poe had never really known his parents because his father had left the house and his mother had died of tuberculosis when he was only three years old. For these reasons, he went to live with Frances and John Valentine Allan, who helped him get into West Point. Unfortunately, Poe was kicked out of West Point because of his alleged poor handling of his duties and later married his cousin, Virginia, who was only 13, when he was 24 years old.