Throughout the book, Brave New World, Bernard continues to be a contrasting character to most of the other characters in the book, especially Helmholtz Watson. Bernard is portrayed and received as different and an outcast in the World State in the New World due to his
Fitzgerald effectively highlights the fallacy of the American Dream through Gatsby’s sincere journey into the wealthy society--and eventually his traumatic decline--as he reaches out to Daisy’s ghostly heart. The devils of our past will thus constantly pull us into the maze of our history, a labyrinth entangling us, suffocating our fantasies and ambition, until we are left shattered into a numb pile of lost dreams and
American society in the 1920s, as presented by F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby, is extremely superficial and obsessed with wealth, status, and appearance. Ironically, though, what lies beneath the beauty is the truth, neglected by the characters in the novel. Such deceptive nature of appearance is highlighted through the effective use of an unreliable narrator, a seemingly perfect setting, and dishonest characters. Fitzgerald employs the factors to force the readers to face the fact that appearances tend to be misleading and deceitful. Fitzgerald’s deliberate use of Nick Carraway as the book’s narrator results in the confusion between the reality and what Nick believes to be true, and this emphasises how appearances can be deceptive.
The next significant name is Nick Carraway. Nick Carraway is an ordinary name and has no special strengths to it. His life revolved around Gatsby, becoming involved with Daisy, Tom, and Jordan. Nick envied Gatsby and the mystery surrounding him. “Their close relationship finally results in Nick 's decision to have Gatsby 's story told in the first place.
I believe the relationship between Amir and Hassan to be weak and one sided. Their relationship was almost preponderant, with Hassan’s loyalty outweighing the relationship. Throughout the whole book, Hassan showed undeniable dedication towards his friendship with Amir. During Amir’s childhood, every time Assef and his friends bullied or taunted Amir for having a Hazara friend, Amir went silent. Hassan was always the one to stand up to Assef, and make him back down.
Dick’s personality flaws, newfound recklessness, and complicated marriage contribute to his destruction in the novel. Dick’s personality flaws is one of the many components that lead to his destruction. His characteristics and persona create more dilemmas for him. For example, Dick closes himself off to others, and by doing this, he can’t express his emotions properly when needed. “...Dick squanders his emotional capital and becomes unable to respond to the things that are worthy of deep emotion” (Tate 218).
Nick later goes on to say that he is, “inclined to reserve all judgments.”(Fitzgerald 1). His distaste of judging people is displayed here, but he eventually loses that power and claims that the only person he will not judge is Gatsby. This is a symbol of how the American idea of all men being created equally may not have a truth behind it, and it is really our actions that define us. This sets up the false belief that it is our American Dream we are
In the short story, "Identities" it shows how racism causes people to treat culture and identity differently. "Identities" is about a white man who lives a high class life and lives in a wealthy neigbourhood. He is going through a midlife crisis so he decides to go for a drive in his Mercedes Benz. Leaving his part of the neigbourhood, "He meanders, instead, through the neat suburban labyrinth of cul-de-sacs, bays, and circles, losing and finding himself endlessly." He then finds himself lost in a rough neigbourhood on the North side.
We couldn’t stop screaming. By instinct, I put my hands in front of my face so the panel that holds the passenger airbag in place won’t hit my nose as my brother honked the horn and turned the steering wheel as hard and fast as he could to avoid the crash as I heard him shout, “Son of a b*#!h!” at the top of his lungs and do the famous “mom-arm” move simultaneously but it was to late. The car spun out and hit the Ford Focus on the driver side with a loud crash and on impact my brothers head hit the steering wheel, then the seat belt cover causing whiplash and giving a minor concussion to my brother. While this happened, his foot slipped off the gas pedal, went between the gas and brake pedals, and his foot twisted so fast, that it broke. Trase screamed in pain and I was so scared, I couldn’t think straight.