The Great Gatsby is about a mysterious man named Gatsby who lived a life of wealth anyone would want and anyone would ever dream of and die for. The Great Gatsby doesn't just say but uses many literary device and points out certain symbols fora better understanding. An example is the place it sets in, like by being known
A main theme in the book is that all the people are very materialistic and today materialism is still a factor. Jay Gatsby would still be very popular and envied because of his wealth. There are people out there still today just like Daisy that value social status and money over morality. Just like in the book the economy is very good currently in the United States and people are spending more than ever. If one did not know Jay Gatsby they would think he was a self-centered rich man, but, he did not care about money.
He also has an impulse to buy expensive items, including a brand new car, that aren’t a necessity to him (326-327). Donald, through his religious and generous nature, obtains a sense of fulfillment. As it is clearly stated in “The Rich Brother,” Donald believes that he has a “purpose in life” while Pete is not aware of his (328). Both Donald and Pete are considered “rich,” but the two brothers hold different definitions of the word. Pete is regarded as “rich” because he has great deal of money, and Donald is considered to be rich because of his kind, generous, and religious nature.
He never lacks what is necessary, only what he wants. Increases in wealth and greed, such as those seen in the 1920s, often corrupt the American Dream and prevent its permanent attainability. The American Dream is essentially that one has the ability to rise up on their own and gain wealth, power, and social status. Hawkes writes, “It is the American Dream—the story of self-creation and fulfilment” (21). The American Dream came from a time when America offered up a new land of hope and desire.
“Realized Ambitions” The Great Gatsby, was an illustrious man of wealth, love, and popularity; Jay Gatz led an exciting and entertaining life. Gatsby’s dream of being with his lover Daisy came to a screeching halt as he was shot and killed, by George Wilson. Although Gatsby’s death was sad and tragic, he was a successful product of motivation and drive. Gatsby did what most men are not able to, and that is to realize his ambitions and die on a mountain of riches exerting the essence of a god. Jay Gatz had come from nothing really, and had earned everything he had whether it be through black market alcohol or through the war.
This, in my opinion, is a bit greedy. He starts wanting the merit and wealth rather then thinking about his family of how his father feels about the wishes or even what they may want to wish for. Mrs. White shows most of her greed towards the end of the short story. Mrs. White didn't even think about
The young boy, Paul, had asked his mother about luck and if she was lucky herself. After her reply, he then told her that he was lucky too. Unknown to his mother, the boy gave this statement because he was secretly gambling on horse races with the aid of the family’s gardener. The gardener and the boy became very successful and became very wealthy. The boy had begun participating in this activity because he had noticed that they family was in need of money.
Romeo and Juliet are two star crossed lovers that both pay the ultimate price for love. Mr. Capulet is the power hungry and selfish ruler of the Capulet Family. The highly ranked and socially respected Montague family keeps the Capulets from being the highest ranked family in Verona. The attitude of Mr. Capulet has Juliet, his daughter, scared to tell him anything, much less so about her marriage to Romeo, a Montague. Juliet’s relationship with her dad is slim to none and has Mr. Capulet guessing what she is like and he makes all decisions for her without even knowing what's going on in her life.
Conflicts (list and describe the kinds [man vs. man, man vs. circumstance, man vs. society, man vs. himself/herself] of conflict that exist in the work): Gatsby Vs. Himself- Gatsby’s mind was dangerously trapped in the past, as he sought a love that he would never experience. Over five years before the story takes place, Gatsby met Daisy and instantly fell in love with her. There was only one problem, Gatsby was incredibly poor and Daisy sought a man of greater wealth. While Gatsby was away fighting in the war, Daisy, desperate to settled, slowly fell out of love. She found love in Tom Buchanan, a burly rich man, and eventually married him.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby is trying to get back with his true love. Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan are two friends that loved each other. Gatsby, a young man was sent off to war and told his girlfriend, Daisy that he will be back and to wait for him. Years later, Daisy hasn’t heard from Gatsby and found a very rich man, Tom Buchanan, and married him. What was really attractive about Tom to Daisy is that he is crazy rich and Gatsby is not.