Similarly, Nick is always swinging back and forth in his relationship with Jordan. “Jordan Baker instinctively avoided clever, shrewd men, and now I saw that this was because she felt safer on a plane where any divergence from a code would be thought impossible. She was incurably dishonest. She wasn’t able to endure being at a disadvantage.” (58). Jordan avoided clever men fearing they would reveal to her what she really was, which would not live up to her own idealized version of herself.
Additionally, Finney uses times of situational irony to lead readers into realizing how absurd circumstances may become when one’s priorities are misplaced. The possibility of Tom getting a promotion in the distant future is extremely slim and is totally not worth risking his wife Claire’s safety or healthy relationship. The audience notice’s Tom risking both when he allows Claire to walk at night alone in New York and when he crawled out the window to grab the important paper. Even though is Benecke lost the paper he could have lost his chance with some type of promotion, however, losing his life would completely obliterate it. Both the reader and Tom recognized this is when Tom is on the ledge starting to figure out that any second he could accidently end his life by one small step that was misplaced also, risking Claire’s financial stability.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, main character Jay Gatsby is blinded by the fantasy of transforming himself into a famous figure of wealth and social status and, as a result, winning over his love, Daisy. When Gatsby fails to reach these goals, his fantasy world comes crumbling down. Therefore, Gatsby is essentially an idealist who is destroyed by his inability to accept reality. Gatsby’s
She refuses to give up Edgar for Heathcliff because he can offer her much than she believes his opponent ever could and she refuses to give up Heathcliff because she still loves him. She is too selfish to choose one man, instead keeping them both to fulfill all of her needs while hurting both of her lovers in the process. Catherine 's capacity to love herself continuously overpowered her ability to truly love those around her. Heathcliff is another extremely selfish character in the novel. His selfishness however, isn 't fueled by self-love but rather his ability to passionately hate those who cross him and his strong desire for revenge.
Though she show him that she is ready to leave him but in reality she is not willing to destroy her marriage.Richard is ready to sue Jerry for his offense of adultery with his wife without marrying her. He leaves Sally alone at home and goes away from the house but visits her frequently to check if she is fine. This becomes too confusing situation that gives three possible ends of the
His attachment to the relationship he shared with her in the past led him to fall into uncertain business and rise in wealth. However, it was also his past that haunted him. Due to his unknown background Gatsby retained a mysterious and even negative background. As a result, Daisy would not choose to be with Gatsby because Gatsby was not the man who benefitted her and it would ruin her image to leave Tom for Gatsby. The moment Gatsby realizes that Daisy will not be with him, his dream dies.
First off, their relationship will not work out because Claudio makes various assumptions with any confrontation. Claudio is easily the most gullible character. In the novel, he works with Don Pedro to woo Hero; however, once Don John purposely messes with Claudio’s view on the situation, he is quick to change his mind. Claudio believes Don Pedro is trying to woo Hero for himself, and states, “‘Tis certain so, the Prince woos for himself. Friendship is constant in all other things save in the office and affairs of love.
Shakespeare is alluding relationships may appear very close, although they never actually reach unconditional trust. Iago is selfish and believes so highly of himself that no one, not even his wife can share his goals. Iago created a mental blueprint to eventually result in the downfall of Othello. A major factor in doing so is gaining his truth through planned discussions leading Othello to mention, “Please, tell me what you’re thinking, what's on your mind, and give me your worst thought as bluntly as you can”(Shakespeare 167). To simply disclose the dramatic irony Iago seems to be reliable and trustworthy enough for Othello to discuss his romantic problems with Desdemona.
Gatsby rises to the high class of society in a dishonest way; he's earned his fortune through illegal activities and tries his best to hide his past. He is a liar, but he is an idealist. He uses his wealth just to make his dream become a reality. He wants to be with his love, Daisy. In a money-oriented world where people pursue amoral materialistic things, Gatsby’s power to dream lifts him above the meaningless
Perhaps the greatest statement Baldwin could have made with Giovanni’s Room would be to tell us anything of David’s life after Giovanni’s death, but tastefully and cautiously, he instead refrains. Baldwin leaves David forever framed by a relationship that was never allowed to flourish, which perhaps tells readers the haunting effects of internalized and outside homophobia more than anything