Today, many people witness the discrimination against one another, including the discrimination against females; though F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “The I.O.U.” in the 1920s, many females relate to the way the men in the story treat the females. Fitzgerald created a story that focused on a publisher who aimed to publish the book “The Aristocracy of the Spirit World” knowing that the book would bring in money. Throughout the story, the publisher’s main goal is to earn as much money as he can; he even goes to such lengths as to make a man disappear for the next ten years. Though his journey to make money, he faces the problem of the character of his book being alive and the story being false. Many readers of this story, focus on the main character and money; however, they overlook the way the publisher discriminates almost all the females mentioned in the story.
The symbolic archetype of “heaven vs. hell” relates to the novel as the whole story circulates around Dunstable’s guilt from having hit Mrs. Dempster with the snowball (even though he did not actually do it). Mrs. Dempster’s husband was a religious man, being a preacher, and basically told Dunstable that he would go to hell if he did not stay away from his family. Dunstable spent the entire novel trying to make amends with the Dempsters, and became a religious man himself. It appears that his character was convinced that he was not going to heaven unless he repaid his debt to Mrs. Dempster. 3.
The 1920s were affected by WWII in several ways, which are shown in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The 1920s was a time period of a great change in people’s behavior and social class. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famed novel The Great Gatsby reflects on the 1920s can help summarize the 1920s into three main characteristics, Disillusionment, the Rise in New Money, and Business Replacing Religion. Disillusionment, which is the loss of faith in one’s values and ideals, is a main characteristic of the 1920s because, during and after WWII many of the American citizens beliefs and ideals were being undermined by horrible acts committed during the war. With disillusionment came the thought that everything that many people had learned throughout life such as how life should be lived, how human beings should be treated by one and other, and even proper manners were being thought of so that they were meaningless, “Someday, perhaps , the ten years which followed the war may aptly be known as the Decade of Bad Manners”, (Doc A, Allen).
The poems which I am talking about, were both written at the time of the first world war. It was probably a huge influence on them in a negative way as the themes running throughout are exploitation and pathos. Towards the end of the war, it was not very popular, and people thought of it in this way. Robert Frost, who wrote “Out, Out- “, was a very successful writer who sold many poems and went on to teach English to students at universities around America. The writer of “Disabled”, Wilfred Owen was a soldier in the war.
On December 24, 1914 the European men in the muddy trenches of WW1 were at an all time high in morale as soldiers expect their country to achieve a glorious victory, but According to their home countries the war was supposed to be done by now and people were promised to go home. Most of these young men were pressured into joining the war, or tricked by propaganda. Thinking it was a game they went into war prepared for the worst, but got them into the worst. Unfortunately people were still on the frontlines, forced to spend their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day stuck in muddy trenches, hoping not to get shot and die to hope to see their families for another day. Propaganda and leaders tricked the soldiers of WW1 men into fighting in WW1, they tricked the young men into hating each other for their differences, and they didn’t want them to socialize because they knew how similar they were because of the different perspectives they had on each other.
Wilfred Owen was one of the greatest poets of the first World War. Most of his poems were written between 1917 and 1918, and have an anti-war theme, which reflects Owen’s own experiences on the battlefield. Some of his most well-known poems are Dulce et Decorum est, Anthem for the Doomed Youth and Disabled. The poem Disabled was written in 1917 and is about a young boy who returns from the war, amputated. Owen describes his helplessness and isolation, and switches back and forth time to show his thoughts then and regret now.
Before the decade of the 1920’s officially began, World War I, originally called the “Great War”, had just ended. Soldiers stationed in places all over the world were getting ready to return home and back to their families and friends. Unfortunately, “for some, the war’s impact on their bodies and minds lasted a lifetime” (Inscription of the Liberty Memorial Tower in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A). They would not be the same when they came back as they were when they
Never before had a war lasted so long or with such a terrible and destructive death toll. It brought in the new century with an unconscious amount of violence, death, and gore. In Erich Maria Remarque 's war novel "All Quiet on the Western Front," a young man by the name of Paul Baumer remembers and retells his personal story as a German soldier in World War I. Although his accounts are based on a fabricated idea they are based on an actuality that many men had to genuinely endure during their fight front experiences in World War I. There are a large number of themes and ideas in this novel that range from the overall depiction of World War I to the personal struggle of a soldier in comparison to what the people from back home believes what is happening during the war.
The actually “successful” people – successful in that at least they survive – (the Buchanans, Nick, and Jordan) are all old money; while those who fail (Gatsby, Myrtle, and George) are the strivers. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrayed the American Dream as a brutal reality of people’s life and shows the condition of the society where people were lost because of the influences of the Great War. Corruption, brutality, and another structure of the society was a riddle for them to cope
Loneliness Many Americans today claim that if one works hard, then they will not find true love,; Marche states that, “The price of self determination and self reliance has often been loneliness”. Loneliness is one of the main themes in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Gatsby, the main character, searches for true love his entire lifetime. He throws many extravagant parties in his house to feel less lonely and does everything he can to try and rekindle his past relationship with Daisy. Gatsby exemplifies that loneliness is at the core of being American because, he, a man living the American dream, wants contentment in his life, something that he never obtains.
In the summer of 1932, thousands of unemployed World War I veterans marched to Washington D.C, in hope of getting bonus wages that they were promised years earlier. After camping for months, these veterans were pushed out by force, the military burned their camps. Many veterans were killed and gassed. It was wrong bringing the army against our citizens, These veterans were desperate, many of them did not have a home, they did not have jobs and they had families to feed. Why did the government did not pay them their bonus early?If the government would have pay their bonus earlier, all that would have been prevented.
The book All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, has many apparent themes throughout it. One of the main themes is the Lost Generation. It is defined as, by dictionary.com, as “the generation reaching maturity during and just after World War I, a high proportion of whose men were killed during those years”. The novel is set during World War I, focusing on young men fighting for Germany. All Quiet on the Western Front emphasizes the Lost Generation because of how it focuses on how the soldiers were affected mentally and physically at such a young age.
Throughout history, wealth was kept within the family, totally opposite of what we see and expect from most successful business people of today. To bolster the notion that these industrial pioneers were not solely in it for themselves, men like Rockefeller gave millions in charitable donations. Carnegie even wrote a book about how to effectively spread money to the commonwealth as well as teaching the lower classes how to provide for themselves. In fact, Carnegie’s book was given to Bill Gates, a man known for his charitable contributions. As if these Statesmen’s giving nature were not enough, their impact on the world war was extraordinary; without them, America would have been left in the dust.
Vietnam War Do you like war stories with lots of action packed into one single book? Well then, this essay that talks about the book, is right for you. In the book The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien it talks about some of the issues that the soldiers have while in the Vietnam war and how soldiers deal with the risks and losses that come with being a soldier in the war. Kiowa dies and everyone is sad about the whole situation. Norman, Kiowas good friend isn’t the same after Kiowa dies.
Although almost a year part these two battles are both equally bad and very devastating to people all around the world and family and friends. We should always remember this day as not only the lose of all of our soldiers but the winning of the war and being close to the end of the civil war. To all the soldiers that have lost their lives and to all the soldiers that are still alive at this point we will and forever be truly grateful for you and our