She cannot constrain herself to the artificial behavior of those part of it. After being disgraced from the social circle, Lily could’ve easily used the letters to expose Bertha and reclaim her name. However, even though Bertha has antagonizes her throughout the novel, she cannot compel herself to do such a thing and burns the letters in Seldon’s fireplace. Lily’s righteousness also prevents her from finding a suitable husband-- the only way in which she can rise to the upper class. She refuses to participate in a loveless marriage that only acts as a business relation.
‘100 $Bill’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’ both spoke for Gatsby strongly as they were played in a manner to present him in separate lights and represented both his hopes and his fears. His disregard for riches is easily expressed in the song 100 $ Bill as he pays no attention to the amount he spends in the secret bar or on his extravagant parties, it also shows how he takes business as a pastime not a necessity. However the song Young and Beautiful, brings up how he wants Daisy to love him even when he doesn’t have the riches anymore, which is both a hope and a fear as he is unsure of how far she will allow their ‘affair’ to go. The song also brings up bringing her love to heaven with her, which can be said for Gatsby but does Daisy really want to go with him. He seems to bypasses her wants there as well as in the confessing of who Daisy really loves and we never see him ask her.
Magdalene’s comparison parallels Milkman’s actions to how Macon II simply ruins the live of his tenants carelessly. Finally, Corinthians states that she and her sister will no longer create the artificial roses and allow milkman to benefit from their labor. This shows how her disdain for her brother motivates Magdalene to stand up for herself by cutting off a toxic relationship with her brother. It is also significant that the sisters create fake roses which symbolize the lack of love and false love within the dead household. And now that the production of fake roses has ceased so has the artificial love between her and her brother.
Their interactions mirror Fitzgerald’s feelings for his beloved wife and the trials and tribulations they dealt with through their complicated relationship. Daisy is fickle, shallow and bored with her life; she hides behind her wealth when her life becomes complicated instead of making life-changing decisions. Daisy and her husband Tom take their inherited wealth for granted they obtain all they desire and treat people with disrespect and maintain an elitist class. Daisy marriage to Tom provides her with security. She has everything she wants such as clothes and holidays and lives a life without worry; she attends the best shows theaters and restaurants.
In this quote, Myrtle speaks snobbishly while imagining that she sounds fancy. In this quote, Myrtles’ yearning to become a part of the upper class can be seen very easily. In order to create a false impression of being wealthy, she becomes a complete braggart. In fact, Myrtle talks about how she shouldn’t have married into a lower class, and that she only married Wilson because she thought he was a gentleman. In reality, Myrtle is not part of the upper class at all and lives in a tiny garage in a dusty, forgotten place known as the valley of ashes.
Daisy wanted to wait to marry Jay Gatsby but ended up marrying Tom Buchanan instead, the same man who was having an affair with Myrtle. Daisy got all of her wealth and popularity from Tom, not being able to make herself successful as she was told she needed a man in her life. Daisy was an incredibly materialistic woman, as she only used Tom for his Well. F. Scott Fitzgerald described her character as being very shallow, arrogant, and quite selfish. Which also implies that he believes women are self-important and only care about money, instead of caring about their actions.
As the novel progresses, it is revealed that she still loves Gatsby, accordingly, is afraid to leave Tom for Gatsby. In The Great Gatsby each character places stereotypes on a pedestal, and exposing the truth behind the stereotypes that are considered to be strong. The primary stereotype that anyone could capture from this novel is that money is just an object, and it cannot buy happiness. As
That girls should be in a stupid bliss so it wouldn’t affect them because they wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. Daisy and Tom’s love wasn’t real love because if it was he would have been there for his daughters birth instead of God knows with whom. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays women as hopeless and better off being stupid so they wouldn’t process and realize that their husband didn’t really love them and that love is just a unrealistic dream. Further, a modern writer Zora Neale Hurston wrote in her short story about a married couple in a small community. Where the wife named Lena has an open affair in front of the town and her husband.
Juliet being younger than fourteen years old was unexceriend in the real world and not getting what she deserves. Paris shows up to Capulet asking for Juliet’s hand in marriage, yet Capulet believes that they think it should be Juliet’s own decision. Capulet throws a feast with the beautiful ladies that live in Verona to show Paris he really does not love Juliet. Meanwhile on the streets Romeo Montague was depressed over Rosaline, because she wants to stay a virgin and not have children. Benvolio, one of Romeo’s
Imagine living in a world in which the idea of wealth influenced the power that those were granted, leaving the rest of society to rot in a lower ranking. The American Dream fulfills this idea as it is the main drive of every citizen who thrives for this opportunity, the source of wealth and power if successful. The material world, in the document The Great Gatsby, is used to this higher class treatment view based on the extravagant houses of individuals and the demand at the time which is also expressed in the document(s) “Civilization going to pieces: Tom Buchanan”, “Ethics in Gatsby: An Examination of American Values”, and “Delusions of American Idealism” written by authors Richard Lehan, Tony McAdams, and Joyce A. Rowe. In the documents,
V. Revealing the Complexities of Class System A midway point between the highest in society;the Buchanan's and those like them, and the lowest in society, the social climbers, such as Gatsby and Myrtle is Nick Carraway. Carraway's bungalow acts as a midway between the two extremities also; the house, which lies “ at the very tip of the [west]egg, only fifty yards from the sand), is juxtaposed to Nick's position in society. He does not belong in East Egg, with fashionably rich and powerful of New York, but he does not quite belong in the West egg, with the newly rich; he did go to school with Tom Buchanan, and in reponse to this, his is teetering on the edge of both worlds.