Like most Americans, Gatsby’s hope is accomplishing his lifelong dream, earning Daisy’s love. Fitzgerald showcases this expectation throughout the novel through the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. Gatsby had always loved Daisy; however, Gatsby was never able to accept that she had loved and married Tom as he states, “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved any one except me"(Fitzgerald Chapter 7)! Based on Gatsby’s remarks, he feels that the only reason why Daisy left him was because she wanted to maintain the social class she was born in and continue to be spoiled with the luxuries that an ordinary human being may not be able to enjoy; as a result, Gatsby made it his goal to amass a large amount of wealth and earn the love of Daisy once again.
Daisy accidentally runs over Myrtle Wilson, something ironic in and of itself because Myrtle having an affair with Daisy’s husband, in a fit of emotions that she can 't control, and then doesn 't have to deal with any of the repercussions because she is protected from the by the men in her life. Daisy does know that she 's not living in the real world, but she is shielded
To further his tragic predicament, he marries Zeena, his cousin who arrives to take care of his mother and unfortunately, she prevents him from pursuing his love for nature and engineering by wanting to stay in Starkfield forever for her own ego. She just turns into a sickly and nagging wife, a complete disaster for Ethan who expected her to be youthful and
Nick Carraway- Story narrator and later is Gatsby’s friend. He helps Gatsby reunite with Daisy Buchanan. Nick has moral integrity and a positive mindset. He doesn’t find interest in the lavish living of the East or West Egg, having come from a simpler life in the Midwest. Jay Gatsby- The protagonist of the story, who is a hopeless romantic for his lost love Daisy Buchanan but only brings about his demise.
John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men portrays a life of two migrant workers Lennie and George. They have been best friends. George is characterized as a shorter man with a dark face while lennie is almost the opposite a man with a large face and a large body but he acts childish mentally and often forgets what he is told. Together both of them set off to go work for a ranch in one day hoping to achieve their dream of owning their own ranch. George was always talking to lennie to listen to him and what he says so he would not get into any trouble so they could continue working and saving money for the “dream”.
Despite the fact that Pony and Dally share some similar values, friends and life experiences, these two characters are like oil and water when it comes to their personality and physical traits. In the first few chapters the reader senses that Ponyboy is a soft-spoken, introverted, and sensitive person, whose academic success and literary interests set him apart from the rest of his gang. “…nobody in our gang digs movies and books the way I do.”p. 3 and “I only wanted to lie on my back under a tree and read a book or draw a picture, and not worry about being jumped or carrying a blade or ending up married to some scatterbrained broad with no
In addition to getting married immediately, they also deceived their parents. They were in love with the idea of love, that they neglected their families rivalry, which lead to the death of Tybalt, and eventually their own death. However, had they told their parents and consider the consequences of their actions, they could have prevented the many deaths, including their own. Romeo and Juliet should have worked out their rivalries and took the time to understand each other, before getting married. Likewise, in
There are many conflicts in the story, an opposing person might say that it was the friar 's fault that they died. I disagree if they weren 't too afraid about the outcome if they told their parents Juliet wouldn 't have had to go ask Friar Laurence for a plan. Due to Romeo being banished for killing Tybalt, it would take a couple of days for him to get any communication to or from anyone in Verona. Therefore, it 's not the friar 's fault that he didn 't receive the letter, it the parent 's faults for having such a big deal over each other. In conclusion, the leading cause of Romeo and Juliet 's death in William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet was the external conflict of the two
The villagers are reluctant to give up their beliefs because they think that they might lose their distinction that separates them from others. Old Man Warner strongly disapproves of people who want to quit the lottery. He says, “There’s always been a lottery”3 so for him, these people are “crazy.”4 However, for the readers, his reluctance means that he is afraid to change his place within the society. He has gained the title of Old Man not only because he is the oldest man in the village but he has also been in the lottery for 77 years. If the villagers will quit the lottery, then his villagers will see him as no one.
When first discovering her womanhood under the pear tree, Janie describes how “she wanted to struggle in life but it seemed to elude her” (11). Struggle seemed to be all around Janie, yet she didn’t let it affect her. After a pressured marriage to a man that she wasn’t attracted to, Janie kept looking forward and found a way out. However, that way out was even more difficult than the first. For 20 years, Janie waited for something to change in her abusive relationship to Jody, except it only ended when he died.
It is true that Daisy had loved Gatsby once, but it was all in the past. After Gatsby left to go to war, Daisy fell in love with Tom Buchanan. The reasons why Daisy married Tom was part of her love for him and the other part is because she loves the social position she is in when she is with Tom. Gatsby failed not because he was killed, but because Daisy’s love for Tom can not be changed with material things. All of the main characters have ideas for the perfect life and none were able to achieve them.
Gatsby holds parties in hopes that Daisy will attend and they will reconnect, but all that effort he put into making this home for Daisy was all for naught. Daisy did not deserve a man as giving as Gatsby. She toyed him for every penny he was worth. Gatsby cannot seem to get his head out of the gutter in regards to Daisy even though he is keenly aware of how manipulative she was. The green dock light was described as “ a minute and far away”, but Daisy was not the dream he should strive for to begin
Furthermore, Claudius has no emotion towards his family, this is because his mind is only focused on obtaining power. This trait that Claudius displays shows by how he did not initially kill Hamlet. Before Claudius develops a plan to kill Hamlet, he tells Laertes, “O, for two special reasons, which may to you perhaps seem much unsinewed, but yet to me they’re strong. The Queen his mother lives almost by his looks and for myself… She is so conjunctive to my life and soul... The other motive why to a public count I might not go is the great love the general gender bear him” (IV.vii.11-20).
Why do people not always get what they deserve? Gatsby does not get what he should. Tom and Daisy also do not get what they deserve. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald shows how people do not always get what they deserve. Gatsby uses the last five years of his life trying to achieve his one goal of obtaining Daisy as his wife and spending the rest of his life with her, but what happens to him instead is unexpected and undeserved.
After all of the deaths and dissatisfactions in juniors life, he knows he can never become an alcoholic. He knows his parents love him and want a better life for him; he says, “Yeah, Dad is a drunk and Mom is an ex-drunk, but they don’t want their kids to be drunks”. Although Arthur’s father is seemingly content with living the life of an alcoholic, he does not want the same for his son or daughter. Once it becomes too late for juniors ’s sister to avoid a life of alcoholism, his mother tries to guarantee that juniors ’s destiny will be different from his father and sister’s: “ ‘Don’t you ever drink,’ my mother said to me. She slapped me.