Gatsby comes from an unwealthy background surviving with barely anything and no one to rely on. Since he is motivated to finally have a chance at being accepted by Daisy, he starts his own bootlegging business and while discussing with Nick, Gatsby stands in satisfaction; “It took me just three years to earn the money that bought it” (90). Gatsby earned all his success in that little of time and all on his own. Although it was an illegal business, it still takes an enormous amount of work and stamina to earn that much money and make a successful living in a short amount of
Much like Gatsby, during the young adult stage of his life, he was a quite poor man who had to create his own prosperity for himself. Amid these destitute years in both men 's’ lives, they fought in World War I and fell in love. For Fitzgerald, the lovely lady’s name was Zelda Sayre. She became his wife, his muse, and his inspiration for Daisy. Drawing from his personal story of meeting and charming Zelda, Fitzgerald formed Gatsby’s and Daisy’s story to match.
He saw the Indian’s basket and immediately saw dollar signs. He didn’t look past the money and notice all the intricate details and the amount of hours and dedication put into one basket. Mr. Kemple also a person who worries about money was met by an offer by Mr. Winthrop for a deal for the Indian’s baskets. Eventually then ended up with one dollar and seventy five cents for every basket. On the other hand, in the story “Homecoming”, the uncle was already wealthy and showcased his wealth by having an extraordinary wedding for his daughter in Dominican Republic.
"You won 't get lonely, Charles... You 'll be the richest man in the world someday." (Citizen Kane, 1941) Kane’s parents used the power of money as an accessory for giving him away to a billionaire. Since that day, the protagonist went through a traumatizing experience, insecurity and redisposition due to his parents’ actions, which marked the beginning of his tortuous need, to be loved. This unreturned love created a sense of fear and mistrust to love something or someone, only to experience abandonment again was something Kane never got a chance to learn. Citizen Kane broke all the rules because of Welles, there were no
“You’d have liked him… He was terrifically intelligent… But it wasn’t just that he was the most intelligent member of the family. He was also the nicest”. Holden loved his brother more than anything and when he died, he punched out all the windows in the garage. He said that "my hand still hurts me once in a while." This is symbolic of the love he had and still has for his little brother; he even quotes later that "you don 't stop loving someone because they die" proving that he still cares for him.
Jay Gatsby’s life was a clear representation of the American dream. Gatsby came from humble roots and rose to be notoriously wealthy, but was still missing the reason for his wealth. Gatsby was willing to give up his family and even change his name to chase the girl of his dreams. To Gatsby, the green light represented his dream which was Daisy. To obtain her would have completed Gatsby’s American dream.
Nick is altruistic he doesn’t need money to be happy, he has his friends and he likes studying so it would make no difference. A satisfied man. Jay Gatsby a very wealthy man living next to Nick Carraway in a massive house. Jay throws parties every weekend hoping Daisy will swing by one day. His life is full of glitter and glamour, nice cars, booze and a ton of money but he is not happy.
Does wealth or love provide the happiness more individuals aim to receive within their lives? Jay Gatsby had a direct relation to this question throughout his life, especially after meeting someone he would begin to fall for and never stop. He was a wealthy man who lived in a lavish house, and appeared to possess most things that would make a normal man happy. However, he was missing something that could be even more important, love. The only thing that wealth and greed appeared to result in was corruption, and could be associated with the events that followed Gatsby’s infatuation.
As the attendant, he is the neighbor of Gatsby, the distant cousin of Daisy, and the old acquaintance of Tom; he associates with Jordan, attends luxury party of Gatsby, and helps Gatsby and Daisy contact again; he witnesses the rivals between Gatsby and Tom, knows about the truth of traffic accident of Myrtle, and handles Gatsby’s affairs in the end. As the bystander, from knowing nothing about Gatsby to being chief mourner of Gatsby, Nick sees through the people who he contacted before all, and realizes the essence of the so-called golden era of American society which he lives. Entering the story through Nick, we observe, analyze, and consider according to Nick’s aspect. Undeniably, we read this book as an immersive experience. It feels that all the dreams in the story are reasonably realistic, including Jay Gatsby himself.
Tay takes me out to the movies and out to dinner often, which I adore so much. I could treat him so badly and unfairly sometimes, but he still loves me regardless. One day, Tay had purchased the wrong phone card plan for my phone to be turned on. I had felt so guilty simply due to the fact that he waisted his money. He just wanted talk to me anxiously so he could tell me good morning and goodnight on the phone for another whole month.So, he spent his last few dollars on the right phone card just for me.