The boy and girl had their chance, but believing that if their love was meant to be they would know each other when they next saw each other, they let it pass them by. One never knows what can happen even within a minute that could change his or her life. In the case of the “100% perfect” couple, all memory of each other was lost and because they did not take hold of their fate, they missed out on true love. The narrator’s tale begins with an optimistic “once upon a time,” but ends with “a sad story, don’t you think” (3). Stories do not always have the ending that was expected when they cheerfully began.
As well as this, Romeo and Juliet conclude that they crave to receive marriage even though they only know each other for less than twenty four hours. When Romeo requests to marry Juliet, she realizes “It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden” (2.2.125). Regarding this, most people obtain marriage after years of knowing each other, but the insane lovers agree to get married after a day of experiencing each other with some convincing to Juliet. Even though they perceive their love as true, they have not acquired enough information to claim that they love each other. While planning for their wedding, the lovers plan to not notify their families of their new love and marriage because their families are sworn enemies.
The fantasy Gatsby imagined himself living with Daisy is not able to compete with the reality of his situation as there are too many obstacles in his path, some he will never be able to conquer. Money, Daisy’s only true love drives the illusion that once Gatsby is wealthy he will be able to be together with Daisy regardless of their past history and the prior arrangements she has created. When Fitzgerald introduces Daisy’s child Pammy in chapter six, Gatsby who “kept looking at the child with surprise” (Fitzgerald 96) proved that he was emotionally to insecure to look past the delusion in his mind, and come to the tangibility that he will never be the primary focus of Daisy’s life. Consequently, Gatsby made himself out to be his own victim of illusion, living a life that developed from his imaginary perception. Moreover, Othello is seen as a respected, innocent figure repeatedly referred to by other characters as a God-like individual.
Everyone is always chasing a dream they have, hoping one day that they will get it or it will come true. Sometimes this might not be the best case because if someone 's dream comes true, then what is next? In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays a man, Jay Gatsby, who will never attain his dream to be with a girl, Daisy. Fitzgerald shows that unrealistic dreams will not be achieved; they are supposed to be practical and attainable because if the dreams are unrealistic, then they will never be reached and will cloud reality.
Gatsby was a good person at heart but in flesh all you saw were lies, Daisy saw that in him too. In the end Gatsby’s hope on winning Daisy back was so high that ever time the phone rang or every corner he turned he looked and waited for her but she was nowhere to be seen. During his last day, last hours of breath he spent the time waiting for Daisy to call him and tell him that she was ready to run away with him and live happily ever after, “ I have an idea that Gatsby himself didn’t believe it would come and perhaps he no longer cared (Fitzgerald 169).” but she never did call.
In the poems, Drinking Alone with the Moon, The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter, and Farewell to a Friend by Li Bo, it most expresses that the characters are unhappy and that they are missing someone very special to them. I drink alone, no friend with me (Li Bo 151). The drunken man from Drinking Alone with the Moon, wishes he had someone with him but, he only has the shadow, moon, and himself to rely on. You dragged your feet when you went out (Li Bo 155). The young wife does not want her husband to leave because she is in love with her partner.
The American Dream is the biggest comparison in the two novels and a secondary addition to that could be how unrealistic they are. Gatsby is completely impractical about his dream, he convinces himself that Daisy will leave her husband, child and her life to be with him. Afterwards Gatsby started realizing what was going on and started to panic and worry when it was not going his way, however he was always filled with fear of failure he never once gave up hope on Daisy even through very tough situations such as Myrtle’s death. Lennie was similar in the way that he would get himself into trouble on the contrary he still expected his dream to come true but he never realized that it would never be possible if he kept getting himself into trouble.
Aylmer wasn’t for sure what he was getting himself into because his mind stayed focused on his wife defect. The desire for perfection no only kills Georgiana, however it also ruins her husband. “Aylmer reached a profounder wisdom, he need not thus have flung away the happiness which would have woven his mortal life of the sesame texture with the celestial” the author stated, (Hawthorne 349). Georgina tiny mark is all he can see. It develops in Aylmer’s mind until the good sight of gorgeous Georgiana fade.
The past is something that is capable of shaping people into who they are, but the past is also an aspect in life that is unchangeable and permanent. In The Great Gatsby, the significant theme of “memories and the past are eternal” is portrayed through the idea that humans tend to remember the past positively via the characters Daisy and Gatsby, the regret within Daisy, and the naive thoughts of Gastby. Throughout the novel, readers receive a sense that is it human nature to remember only the positive memories of the past, rather than the negative aspects. For example, Daisy dramatically states, “Take ‘em downstairs and give ‘em back to whoever they belong to.
James Truslow Adams first coined the phrase “American Dream” in 1931 in his world-renowned history novel The Epic of America. The American Dream consists of a societal belief that with hard work and determination, one can achieve prosperity and advancement of socioeconomic status. One’s original status or wealth does not impede in their triumph in this ideal American society. Although the Adams coined the phrase in 1931, the philosophy of the American Dream existed beforehand in the culture and in literature. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald details the life of Jay Gatsby, who represents the “rags-to-riches” story that Americans idealize.