As Myrtle discusses her relationship with Mr. Wilson, she went “crazy when [she] married [Mr. Wilson]. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in” (35). Myrtle’s serious tone reveal how “crazy” she values status and wealth. Myrtle’s serious tone demonstrates how disappointed she was when she found out Mr. Wilson was part of the lower class. Fitzgerald shows how one’s American dream of becoming the wealthy class cannot be achieved due to greed.
Gatsby is Obsessed AF When humans fall in love, sometimes the extent to which it occurs may lead to an obsession. Obsession can come in different forms, but most of the time it leads to a devastation of the individual. While being deeply in love with another is most of the time a good thing, once the obsession kicks in, certain conflicts may arise. Throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing of The Great Gatsby, Gatsby performs multiple actions that are very questionable and make him a suspect to this stalker type character. The main question many readers focus on is whether Gatsby is deemed as creepily obsessive or cute and romantic in the book.
His crew tried to get Odysseus to move forward, but he had to show his dominance. The second weakness of the great Odysseus was that he had a bad anger management problem. His temper truly showed when he almost cut off the head of Eurylochos when he said he would not go back to Circe’s house. Odysseus would have lost a good comrade if his crew did not stop him to make Odysseus realize his temper had sent in and took over him. The last weakness of Odysseus was a characteristic of lust in which he showed against Circe his lover.
It is used to express where their relationship changes. These changes occur when Laura shows interest in other men. Jealous, Lydecker interferes with Laura’s potential love interest by steering her away from them. As he explains these incidents, his possessive character is revealed. The audience’s suspicions are raised.
Their first conflict happened during one of these hates, where he had already been suspicious of her because he felt he saw her too often, and feared she was part of the thought police, where he glanced at her, and all his anger and hatred transferred to her face, where he fantasized about attacking her, raping her, and then cutting her throat. Later on in the novel it becomes obvious that she is only being around him because she considers herself in love with him. A sexual relationship soon after the fact follows. Following that conflict, Winston also has conflict with a character by the name of O?Brien. O?Brien is a high ranking party member which leads him to have a multitude of privileges that other citizens of Oceanic (the name of Winston?s country) do not.
People feel guilt after they have eaten more than they should have. Others are obsessed with celebrities and hope to become as beautiful or as rich as them, one day. Now take this further. The “next level” some would say. Edgar Allan Poe does this in his stories, “The Black Cat” and “The Tell Tale Heart.” It is through the power of obsession, guilt and paranoia in which, Edgar Allan Poe reveals how far people would go to hurt others.
People who get emotional and get overwhelmed by someone's wealth must extremely admire them. As stated by Pinterest and shown by Fitzgerald, people getting overwhelmed by their emotions is bad. The characters throughout the story act on their emotions before thinking. In The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald, to get Daisy's attention Gatsby uses his money to satisfy his desire for her. These emotions can often lead to harmful actions or violent.
Marital status was one because when the women were married it was more likely there were younger girls who wanted their husbands. They accused them of being a witch, but the husbands went along because they wanted younger wifes. Lying girls was one because two girls accused a women of being a witch, when they were in court they mimicked her which caused the town to spiral out of control with paranoia. Economic differences was one because of the town division, west side poor, east side rich. This made the west side angry so they accused the eastern half so they could get money from the trial.
It is a key element in the knight’s story but how he had lust for this women and he used his power to take advantage of her. In the pardoner’s tale, lust shows up when three friends sacrifice their relationship with each other over their lust for riches. Geoffrey Chaucer says in the pardoner’s tale “Divided equally of course, dear friend. Then we can ratify our lusts and full the day with dicing at our own sweet will.” This means that all the friends care about is money, which in the end they betray eachother for, so the lust caused the friends to kill one another. By Chaucer saying “This these miscreants agreed to slay the third and youngest, as you heard me say.” This is a key point in the story because what Geoffrey Chaucer is trying to say is that money is the root of all evil because it caused three friends to end each other’s lives.
Washington Irving’s “The Devil and Tom Walker” shows how one's morals may be blinded by greed, temptations, and hypocrisy. Greed blinded Tom’s morals because he wanted money and power and would do anything for it. This is shown in the story when it says Tom leaped with joy because Tom found his wife’s apron and thought it had valuables in it. This shows that Tom cared more about money than he cared about his own wife’s safety and life. Another thing that blinds Tom from his morals is temptations.