Gatsby has the means to make himself great, and he has the wealth of what society considers great, but his refusal to let go of the past causes him to be blind to Daisy’s true character. Both Tom and Daisy’s inherited wealth secures them into a prestigious society, one that they both value and want to stay apart of. Gatsby, on the other hand, does things such as throw extravagant parties because he “half expected [Daisy] to wander into one,” however, this proves his limited understanding of her (Fitzgerald 79). He is naive to the fact that money and other materialistic possessions cannot always buy love; image is most important to Daisy. She wants to attain the status associated with Tom, rather than be surrounded by “new money” people.
For example, just like Jody, Tea Cake also physically abuses Janie to display his authority over her. What makes Janie 's relationship with Tea Cake different from her other relationships is that it is based on a love that runs much deeper than her motivation in staying in her other relationships. Janie married Logan in search of love. She married Jody in search of wealth and his ambition. When both of these relationships failed, she entered into her relationship with Tea Cake with low expectations.
All the way through the Ugly American, Louis Sears only acknowledged how “lucky” he was because of his luck in his political career; however, he couldn’t even acknowledge the instability of “the damned little monkeys” (page 12). “The damned little monkeys” are the Sarkhanese, and he displays disgust towards them. Instead of caring for them and their well-being, Sears obsesses and rages over a pointless comic, from the Eastern Star, that resembles his idiocy, and his tantrum shows how much he only cares for himself and not others. Also, does he even know anything about Sarkhan, and where he is at? Surely, he doesn’t.
No matter what he does, upper-class people still look down on him.It also shows that at that time, no matter how much wealth you have, birth can never changed .Highborn people always enjoy more rights and higher status. This is Gatsby's sad and it is also his tragedy.Daisy is the source of all the tragedy in Gatsby’s life.Daisy and Gatsby are totally from two different world. Daisy comes from the wealthy upper class, Gatsby knows that he and Daisy should not be together because Daisy's social class obviously painted an unbridgeable gap to their love.Gatsby ‘s courtship for Daisy reflects his opposition to American social class system,and his failure also reflects that at the time the social hierarchy can not be overturned even change.At the same time the author also expressed his anger to against the upper class, he writes such sentences in his book: "Tom and Daisy, two casual people, they
To achieve this dream, he began to work to be rich because he thought this would make her love him. Frederick C. Millett says that, “Gatsby’s dream is tarnished by his material possessions, much like America is now with our obsession with wealth.” Gatsby was so hooked up on trying to gain as many material things that he couldn’t focus on the real meaning of love. His American Dream failed because he was so focused on making as much money as he could that it corrupted his life. The American Dream is never truly going to be reached because no one can have a certain amount of money and be happy with it. There is always a thirst for more.
This simple fact always rings true. The rich rule. If this is so, why is Scrooge not living lavishly and happy, given his abundant wealth. This is because wealth and greed are not the same. In the beginning of this book, Scrooge would rather hassle families and bring misery to the community than to spend the money he already has on a nice Christmas.
If people would get mad at foolish things and not forgive then it would be completely different. Everyone would be lonely and wouldn’t have any friends. - Mr. P forgives Arnold after he threw the book at his face because he says that he was killing Indian’s hope and was hitting them and was also doing other bad things to them so now and he understands why Arnold did it. Mr. P thinks Arnold did it cause he has hope and doesn’t want to give up but doesn’t know how to use it. - Arnold forgives his dad that he run away for Christmas with the money they had and just got drunk and spent all the money in a casino.
Heathcliff, on the other hand, was much more hot-headed. He seemed to be more reliant on Catherine than she was with him. Catherine ultimately chose Edgar over Heathcliff for his class and wealth, so he, as a result, sought out to be what Catherine wanted. His extreme actions, such as marrying Isabella, creating conflict between him and Edgar, and seeking wealth by obtaining ownership of the Heights were all to gain Catherine’s attention and an attempt to possibly win her love back. Heathcliff showed a contrasting character to the character of Edgar, who portrayed the man women were standardized live their life for and to love and take care of.
Firstly, Zack satisfies this archetype due to the fact that he cannot hold a job and consequently leeches off his parents money. Although Zack started the story as an intelligent, popular kid, he does not utilize his skills anywhere and ends up taking from his parents. This is shown by him living at his parents house up until he was given an ultimatum. His irresponsible money grubbing through his parents wallets also shows his inability to grow up and get his own job. His father’s ignorance and lack of discipline was shown by him getting fooled and practically robbed by his son after Winnifred exposes that “Zack lied over trifles, and periodically stole money out of wallets that were left laying around” (Wilson 103).
becomes totally unlike her female compatriots and as totally unfitted to "harem" life and its "puerile amusements." (Lew 281). the arrival of the exotic Safie changes the physical and emotional milieu of the cottage as her presence inspires happiness and her wealth provides material comfort". The novel seems to suggest that this relationship between the European Man and the Oriental Woman can be stable, happy, and Fruitful. Yet one wonders about easily Felix accepts a parasitic relationship, living off Safie´s stolen wealth (Lew 279) Safie does not visit the De Lacey family empty handed "taking with her some jewels that belonged to her, and a small sum of money, she quitted Italy “(Shelley 131).