The word selfish is defined as, “devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one's own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others” (Selfish). When people act selfishly they care for themselves and what they get out of everything. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Daisy's indecisiveness, selfishness, and longing for the past romance causes Gatsby's death. Daisy's selfishness is a root cause of Gatsby’s death. She is a very young woman that isn't well matured yet, and does not understand the concept of love and has many mixed feelings.
"When he found the eyes of Hester Prynne fastened on his own, and saw that she appeared to recognize him, he slowly and calmly raised his finger, made a gesture with it in the air, and laid it on his lips." -The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Chapter 3, page This quote ties in together with the theme of the book because Hester Prynne’s husband had left her, leaving her clueless as to her not knowing if he would be back or not. As Chillingworth, Hester's husband, does this motion towards her, I feel like he is threatening her. Almost as if he is promising, “I know what you did and I’m here to make your life hell”, and as he moves his finger to his lips, he’s sealing the promise.
The Roaring Twenties is known as the jazz age with Gatsby-like parties and extravagant lifestyles. Behind the man that created the Gatsby-like fantasies, Scott Fitzgerald, was me, his wife, Zelda Fitzgerald. Although, I started out with much humbler beginnings, the glittering parties would less fantastical without my touch. After the glitz and the glamour, it may not be have been what it was cracked up to be.
A motif that is very present in the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is The Valley of Ashes. We see the connection of sight with the eyes of T. J. Eckleburg, located in the Valley of Ashes, and not being able to see through the saturated smoke in that location. In the novel, Nick arrives at the Valley of Ashes and gives this description he says, “Occasionally a line of gray cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest, and immediately the ash-gray men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud, which screens their obscure operations from your sights” (23). This description is describing how ash-gray men come up from a cloud that is impossible to pass through because it
In both F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Robert Frost’s “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, it states that nothing that is considered precious cannot last because time is always moving forward, making change inevitable. In the novel, Gatsby and Daisy both relate to elements in the poem. An allusion made in the poem can also be used to describe Gatsby and Daisy’s roles in the novel. Throughout The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby attempts to recreate the perfect and innocent love that he and Daisy shared in their youth.
The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald, F . Scott #3 “ I hope she’ll be a fool- that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (pg. 20) The author decided to write this quote in the novel because it shows that in that era womens were not respected equally as mens did. I think it means that men are better than women and women are nothing but good looks.
The Great Gatsby Have you ever watched someone or something change overtime? In the book F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote called The Great Gatsby, Three of the characters Tom, Nick, and Daisy all change over a short period of time. Through Nick moving to the big city and realizing how terrible and inconsiderate everyone truly is, Tom being caught up in his own world of cheating on his wife and his arrogancy, and Daisy being careless, and destroying everyone's lives in the process. Tom has changed throughout this book, he was living in his own little egotistic world which came crashing down. In the beginning Tom was organized, arrogant, rich, athletic, and loved cheating on his wife.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a great American novel, which criticizes wealth in the American dream. Nick Carraway is the narrator who observes characters such as Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom primarily. Jay Gatsby wants the perfect American dream. He has worked most of his life to get the fame and wealth that will impress Daisy Buchanan. Daisy is his love.