All he was trying to do was get away from the corrupt world. Chris has a strong effect on people. When strangers first met Chris they instantly fell in love with him. Each person had always said something positive about Chris. For example “He was polite, friendly, well-groomed… he seemed extremely intelligent, I thought he was too nice a kid to be living by that hot spring with those nudist and drunks and dope smokers.” (Franz pg.51).
His name is Tea Cake and he loves to gamble and go to parties. This is because Tea Cake does not care about the money all he wants is to make life as pleasurable as possible, for both Janie and himself. In comparison, Logan’s ambition in life is to earn money and live a boring and safe life. Tea Cake is immature compared to Logan and that is because not only do their personalities clash, but they have differentiating goals and, thus, must act in contrasting ways. This shows that aspirations are a factor of maturity, not age.
No longer was it Death those fellows sought. For they were all so thrilled to see the sight, The florins were so beautiful and bright, That down they sat beside the precious pile." When they saw the gold coins, they decided to celebrate about this, the youngest one got the shortest grass, he needed to go buy food and alcohol. The other two decided to kill him on his return and split the money. The youngest man was afraid that the other two won 't give him the money, he bought one bottle of poison and put into other two bottles of wines, saved the third one without poison for himself.
Friendship and overcoming obstacles are two that stood out to me, but I think the most important theme is that illegal immigrants are people too. Several times in the book, Joshua Davis talked about people downgrading the four boys and their families Americans treating them harshly. I think the book was trying to show us that there are more stories of illegal immigrants and that they are people too. I recommend the books: The Language of Flowers, The Glass Castle, and All the Light We Cannot See. All of these books are different from those that most teens read, and they all have great storylines and plots that young readers can take away
In the beginning of the book when him and Ona were having their wedding feast, he invited hungry strangers to join. He didn't want anyone to starve, even though they could barely afford the feast for themselves. At the end of the book when he thought he had nothing else to live for he discovered a group called the socialist party. He then became the leader of it and united workers across the nation to make for better conditions. Jurgis had found something he cared about and stuck with it.
When people arrive at his parties uninvited, he is too polite to turn them way. After parties, Gatsby stands by the door and wishes his guests a good night on their way out. His polite manners makes Nick think highly of Gatsby.
Gatsby, was always trying to impress people with his fancy cars and always hosting parties, it was like he was searching for something that he just could not find. It was not until Nick moved next door and his cousin Daisy returned to Gatsby’s life, that Gatsby finally felt no need to be what everyone else wanted him to be, only what Daisy always needed. The love affair between Jay Gatsby and Daisy was so vividly portrayed in this story and Gatsby thought for sure this love he had for her would end his search to fill his void. You see, the only reason he had ever started his fame to fortune was to only be able to support her one day. Daisy was in a loveless marriage and Gatsby thought it his duty to try to save her for himself because he
The men, although brave, did not have a brain to match. I needed someone who could keep up with me and have intelligent conversations, someone worthy of being immortal like I. When Odysseus and his crew arrived on my island I thought that they would all be just like the others. Some men came to my palace and I offered them a feast and wine with honey. I hoped they would be clever enough to avoid my enchantment and be a worthy companion, but alas my hopes were extinguished.
As Tove Jansson said in a winter book ”All men have parties and are pals who never let each other down. A pal can say terrible things which are forgotten the next day. A pal never forgives, he just forgets, and a woman forgives but never forgets. That's how it is.” This shows how parties are a good thing and even if something bad happens it will be forgotten quickly. Also researchers say that going to parties can improve your mental health so it would help me if I could go to the party.
Once at the bodega he mentions that “the light is very bright and pleasant but the bar is unpolished” (Hemingway). Again the light plays a significant role in the story. It is a symbol of something joyful to the waiter. The older waiter feels he is much like the old man, he knows the feeling of being alone and not having anything in his life to bring him joy. The light acts as a temporary joy for both older men.