Some people believe that the Socs struggled more in The Outsiders because they are rich so everyone thinks they have everything they want, but really they do not have their parents attention, yet that’s really all they want and others believe the Greasers struggled more in The Outsiders because they have no money and have to work for what they want in life. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, both the Greasers and the Socs face different struggles in life, however, the Greasers have more difficult lives because they get jumped, lack of money,they get put down by the Socs and have titles over their heads. The Greasers are always getting put down and getting hurt by the Socs. In The Outsiders,Ponyboy states
But they aren't happy at all. One of them, Tom, cheats on his wife Daisy and beats her because he feels like he doesn't have any power anymore. Daisy won't leave Tom because he is very wealthy. If she gives up on Tom she loses all that he has and she messes up her reputation through the others in the upper
His love with women was for either physical needs or money. What tied he and Daisy together was their greed for money. His constant affairs with other women already indicated that he did not eve care about how Daisy felt. Ridiculously, he said he “love Daisy and once in a while I got off on a spree and make a fool
It is evident that Do Won Chang did not have the advantages that most successful businessmen have-- rich families, connections with other businesses, or even the opportunity to go to college. Chang’s success story negates Gladwell’s original “Matthew Effect” ideal; he endured the difficulty of starting anew in a different country while living off of minimum wage, which indicates that arbitrary factors did not play a significant role in Do Won Chang’s success. Instead, his perseverance and hard work paid off in the
The Great Gatsby gives the sensation that there isn’t any spiritual values in the upper class families. One may also get the feeling that the east is a location where money may impact those that live there in a negative manner. An example maybe about Daisy Buchanan and Tom a wealthy espoused couple that evaluates others depending on their wealth. A great example of that is when Daisy was in love with a gentleman named Jay Gatsby and she couldn’t marry him because he didn’t have enough money to his name. He then tried everything of his power to save up so that he can make it up to the
Keep this in mind. Finally, Zelda’s parallel, Daisy, is portrayed in a very unflattering way. Daisy only loves money, which is why she ended up with an abusive cheater. Daisy only takes notice of Gatsby, the one who parallels her husband, after she discovers his wealth. Then, when he dies, she doesn’t even attend his funeral.
Even though work was a very significant part of each persons life, it was not shown as a main focus for any of the characters. It seemed that all that mattered was having money and being one of the elite members of the community. Money earned from work, legal or not, was mainly used to live a luxurious life, while holding a reputation. Fitzgerald makes it seem as if the rich were only meant to live in order to experience the luxuries of life. In comparison to Gatsby, the pleasure and luxury Nick receives is not much, however the majority of people wish to be as high in society as him.
In “The Great Gatsby”, the characters Myrtle Wilson and Jay Gatsby and in “The Necklace”, Mathilde Loisel, allow themselves to be selfish and greedy by believing that having a high social status is more important than the people around them. This can be seen through the affair of Myrtle Wilson and Tom Buchanan where her husband, George Wilson means nothing to her, instead having a rich and glamorous life is more concerning. This shows that Myrtle’s relationship with George is weak. To Myrtle, Tom’s wealth and reputation outshines Wilson’s low-class job. Myrtle admires Tom because she sees Tom as a way of achieving a high status and good reputation and dislikes her husband, who is completely devoted to her and would do anything to insure her
During her youth, Daisy fell in love with Gatsby, but ended the relationship with him after World War 1 because of Gatsby’s financial situation which he was poor. So instead she ended up marrying Tom, who was very wealthy and would be able to provide Daisy a luxurious lifestyle. But Gatsby truly believed in his heart that Daisy would leave Tom now that Gatsby is wealthy. When Gatsby implied, “ She never loved you, do you hear?… She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.”(Fitzgerald 130). Gatsby knew that Daisy was self-centered and only cared about wealth, because if she truly loved him, she would wait for him to return back.
When they first meet, they did love each other, but their social class’ separated each other, physically and mentally. Daisy didn’t want to marry a man who came from rags and is a general nobody, she wants to marry someone who is wealthy and inherited money. That’s why she married Tom. He had money and social status, but he was arrogant and abusive. In Daisy’s eyes however, that was more than enough for her.
Gatsby’s large income isn’t enough to satisfy his happiness. He feels the need to overflow his house with expensive items in order to show-off his wealth to Daisy. This showcases his carelessness and immodesty with money which is a huge part of his personality. You could say the he prefers form over function. Nick on the other hand, while still possessing money, decides to lead a simpler life without all the luxuries.
Myrtle ended up cheating on Wilson because Tom had the money that Wilson lacked, she felt like she deserved more than she was getting. Fitzgerald’s Novel The Great Gatsby shows how Gatsby and Wilson lied to their women about how much money they had. No matter the efforts, they were not the person that their partners fell in love with. So Wilson ends up with an unhappy marriage and Gatsby is only used as a tool for Daisy to get her husband
The control of it was given to the wealthy North Carolinian 's, or, the east side. The problem with this was that the easterners didn’t think that they should have to pay for the poor people 's things, kind of like today. Our education system was also very messed up long ago. Siding with the fact that easterners didn’t want to pay for others things, there were no schools in the west. There were only 177 schools at the time and you had to be rich to go to it.
to do that now because he has money. He can afford a beautiful wife who can bare him with more children if he pleases. However, the part that is so shocking is that O-lan has stuck by Wang Lung’s side throughout his ups and downs. But as soon as he is wealthy again she is not good enough for him, he could have bound her feet an bought her oil for her hair and small things that could make her more beautiful but instead he found another women that was more beautiful. Then he yelled at her as if it was her fault that she wasn 't beautiful like the rest of the wealthy men’s wives.
The questioning of the size of the house displayed an arrogant tone. She does not realize that Nick has worked very hard to earn money on his own and that he is not just handed the money. To enhance Nick’s efforts, Gatsby offers Nick the option to work for a drugstore to earn some extra cash. Nick, declines this offer. This shows that Nick holds pride in his work that he has achieved.