Last but not least Gatsby’s parties symbolize how artificial wealth is, the people who attend Gatsby parties think that he is leaving this life where he is above of everyone else that around him and he cannot be touched. One also sees that the people attending these parties think Gatsby is living the American Dream. This is not true because one sees that Gatsby greed has gotten him nowhere. Last but not least Gatsby greed gets him in the grave. Although Gatsby and Daisy had a history, he cannot come in five years later and think he can win her back from another man.
Both of Edgar Allan Poe’s fathers abandoning him and never supporting him greatly affected Poe. He never had a father figure in his life to support him or that genuinely cared about him. First, the text cites, “The two father figures in his life were never supportive, which may account for many of his struggles” (About Edgar Allan Poe 2). This explains how the abandonment and rejection of Poe’s two father figures affected him in a negative way and may have been the reason he had some of his struggles later in life. Second, the text states, “Even though John Allan had plenty of money, he only gave Edgar about a third of what he needed” (Biography of Edgar Allan Poe 1).
"(Fitzgerald 116). In Gatsby’s attempt to change all the features he was born with, including his name, James Gatz, he fails to realize that his dreams are not worthy of him and he will never be able to achieve them. 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.
Willie has spent his whole life trying to attain success and the love of those around him. He does this so that he will be remembered when he is gone like other salesmen around him such as Dave Singleman who had hundreds of buyers and salesmen at his funeral (Miller, 81). Through his pursuit of this idea he starts to push the same dream upon his kids, especially his son, Biff and becomes obsessed with the idea. Willie ultimately fails by not only Biff not living up to his expectations but when he dies, no one except his family and a few friends attend his funeral (Miller, 137). Though Willie was driven enough to attain the expectations he had in life, they were very unrealistic in a sense due to his position in life.
Gatsby believed that he was meant to get out of his current circumstance because it was his destiny. Gatsby even talks about how, “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people-his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all” (Fitzgerald 104). Throughout all of his young years he felt as though the world was calling to him to become something more. That passion led Gatsby to believing the only way to “free” himself from those “constraints” was by going out into society and becoming a part of the American dream. When he competed his destiny of becoming successful he had not realized how much the journey had taken away his morals and passion that had been present in his younger years.
Impact of Love and Money in The Great Gatsby “ There are people so poor the only thing they have is money.” The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is about a guy named Nick Carraway who moves to West Egg in search of a better life. Nick becomes friends with his neighbor, Jay Gatsby, and later on finds out that he had a past relationship with his cousin, Daisy Buchanan. Daisy left Gatsby for her husband Tom Buchanan because he was rich. Gatsby became a bootlegger and got a mansion across from her house. Nick reunites them and they fall in love again.
For instance, most college athletes “will never go professional and will seek gainful employment beyond their brief athletic career at college” (Bob 23). Therefore, their futures will become unsuccessful because they would look for
“Impulsive actions led to trouble,and trouble could have unpleasant consequences”,(Stieg Larsson). The story of Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers from opposing family this cause problems for them.They met at the Capulet party where Romeo Juliet both fall in love with one and other. Juliet had asked Romeo to marry her and they impulsively married within meeting. Romeo murdered one of Juliet’s family members after he had killed Romeo close friend this cause Romeo to implusly kill him in anger. After that he was banished from his homeland, Juliet is forced to marry and the two lovers found out that both supposedly died so they both commit suicide.
Because of the sacrifices and violence they are exposed to, the “Greasers” struggled more than the “Socs”. The Greasers have it worse because of the sacrifices they make. Darry has to work two jobs and give up his college scholarship to keep his two younger brothers as a family (Hinton). This shows that some Greasers made a personal sacrifice to keep their family members out of a group home. It is important because some Greasers clearly do not have the option to pursue their dreams because they do not have the family and money resources.
Most of the time men are seen traveling alone, so when the owner saw that George and Lennie traveled together; he didn't trust George because most of the time people aren't seen traveling together unless the other person sn owes money. “ Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just like to know what your interest is.” The owner was suspicious because the time was set when the Great Depression existed. When people were greedy and lonely and that was one of the things Lennie and George tried to avoid. But sadly the intimacy of George and Lennie didn’t last long because of Lennie’s mental state.
He owns a respectable lumber and shipping business in new england. With his business right now he is losing money. The reason for that is because when he ships his lumber or uses his ships at a different colony he has to pay a ridiculous amount of money for taxes. George Walnut is also losing money because he has to protect the ships. Since there is no navy to protect the ships he has to hire people to protect his cargo which adds on to the total cost of the cargo.
and the Buchanans. How does each home reflect the personality of its owner? Gatsby’s house is extravagant and big but empty because he is the only one that lives their. Nick’s house is a modest West Egg house where he tries so hard to have his house look rich. The Buchanan’s
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.