“What happens when you are not taken care of properly, at work?” This is a question, Catherine Donohue and her friends/co-workers had to face, in Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives. I was amazed by the fact that the play is based on a true story about The Radium Dial Girls and their contributions to history. For director Sally J. Robertson to present it to the public is a constant reminder on how important the role of women has changed in society. After watching the play, it was incredible being both entertained and educated at the same time.
2. Provide a detailed plot summary including the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Make sure you include important events in the plot that influence the outcome of the novel or play
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Stephen Crane are two prominent novelists in the American history. Best known for his 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald is considered a prestigious member of the Lost Generation and completed four novels during his lifetime. Sharply pointing out the hollowness and fallibility of the American dream, Fitzgerald was one of the most critically acclaimed novelists in the twentieth century America. His novel The Great Gatsby is set in Long Island, New York and features the love story between Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire out of bootlegging, and Daisy Buchanan, the wife of Tom Buchanan who comes from an aristocratic family. The narrator Nick Carraway is the neighbor
Tom Buchanan, is the husband of Daisy in F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby that has a big lack of morality throughout the book. Tom has a cruel; strong body tone and he lives in East Egg. In the novel, Tom Buchanan takes the role of the antagonist because he prevents Jay Gatsby from living happily ever after. This is in two ways first it's in Gatsby's head which happens throughout most of the book and then by actually denying him from being with Daisy and he also takes actions which lead to Gatsby's death. Tom Buchanan is first introduced as an excellent sportsman but he's wealthy, restless, and cruel, which is a terrible combination. Tom Buchanan' s money makes him very careless and reckless throughout the novel.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, published in 1925, tackles social and ethical problems that are found in his own time. Fitzgerald was born in Minnesota and as he became a writer, he moved to “the racy, adventurous” (Fitzgerald 56) New York City in 1919. In the film, director Baz Luhrmann accurately portrays the differences between East and West using colors and the positioning of the camera to show Fitzgerald's position. Fitzgerald's goal was to portray the backgrounds of his characters into a never ending chain of cause and effect, from where they once lived to their present situation and how that affects their personality. The social standards found on the East coast transforms the natural character of those who originated from the West.
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.
In the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are many characters in which each symbolizes their own life lesson and message. The book's main character Jay Gatsby, loves to simulate and relive the past. Gatsby is a nostalgic character who throughout the story has a moral ambiguity with his obsession with trying to prove that he can recreate past triumphs, believing that the past held everything that was great about his life, but it’s impossible to re-spark past emotions and memories. Nothing can be as it once was, people grow each day. Each new day a person has a new outlook on life, they have new feelings, emotions, and opinions. Gatsby tries until the day he dies to prove that the past can be re-created, he comes close many
Tom is considered to be the antagonist in this novel, but his main purpose in this story is to be the barrier between Daisy and Gatsby. Unbeknownst to Tom, Daisy eventually gets back with Gatsby but has a massive fit once he finds out they’re together. Tom also has a big connection with Nick as confides in him to keep Myrtle a secret. With Myrtle as a lover and uses her for his pleasure and enjoyment but this soon creates drama with George Wilson. His involvement with Myrtle is a secret that Nick knows about but Daisy doesn’t know anything about Myrtle which
What is your background like? Did you grow up wealthy? Poor? In-between? Did you live in the suburbs or an apartment? Have you ever lied? Everyone in their lifetime has told at least one lie small or large. Human beings are inherently dishonest despite different backgrounds. Fitzgerald, is able to convey this theme of deceit and treachery through the characters of his book, The Great Gatsby.
The setting in every book is crucial because it is what gives the book a more personal feel for the reader. “A Rage in Harlem” by Himes is an excellent example of how prominent a descriptive settings are to the visualization of the reader. The setting in each book moves around to establish the plot of the novel. In “A Rage in Harlem”, it explains each lace that the character is in very well and helps with the movement of the book. The three best places in the novel “A Rage in Harlem” to show the movement of the plot are Jackson’s apartment, Goldie’s ‘office’, and the police station. I feel that these places are very significant settings in the novel because these places reoccur a few times and talked about in the book with a great deal of detail. Jackson’s apartment on page six it says, “The window looked out on 142nd Street. Snow was
The first book that I chose to read for my summer assignment was Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen. This book was very enjoyable and I’m glad that I picked it! This book opens up in first person point of view of Jacob Jankowski, an old man in a nursing home. In a few days the circus will be coming to town and Jacob is excited because he was in the circus at a young age. This book exists in two settings, one in the nursing home of ninety year old Mr. Jankowski, and the other flashback to sometime in the late 1920s early 1930s where young Mr. Jankowski is in the beginning of the great depression and prohibition. This book mostly takes place in a flashback of Jacob on the traveling circus. The setting is very important because one of the major conflicts they face is money due to the depression, which ultimately leads to the downfall
George. Later on in Chapter 4 the reader learns about Gatsby’s plan to win Daisy back through
Both tom Buchanan and George Wilson are two vastly different people but are alike in the most unusual ways. They are the only two characters in the book to use violence; both say they “love” Myrtle and both fight for their women only when they are about to lose them. That is where the similarities cease. Tom is the man who cheats on his wife daisy, with George 's wife Myrtle, and then proceeds to slap her when she would not stop speaking Daisy 's name. George, on the other hand, is a passionate and faithful husband to Myrtle and is crushed to learn that she was cheating on him so much so that he assassinates Gatsby whom he thinks was cheating with myrtle and murdered to get rid of the evidence of his adultery.
The Gangs of New York is a book written by Herbert Asbury. It was first published in 1928, and features vivid storytelling of 19th century New York. This book is a treat to read for those interested in learning about New York and its most heinous tales. Herbert Asbury collects a tedious amount of information and compiles it beautifully. Most of the material in the book was taken from newspapers, magazines, police and court records, and also from interviews with criminals and police officials. The book features different infamous settings, such as, the Five Points district and the Bowery district, and also details the poverty and crime ridden people who live there. The book starts off by introducing the Five Points district, it explains the
Considered as Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby offers a similar point of view about women in the 1920s. In this novel, there are three remarkable female characters. The first of them is Daisy Buchanan, the leading female character. She represents Jay Gatsby’s lifegoal; she is a pretty, young woman who had an affair with Gatsby before he went to the Great War. She is married to Tom Buchanan and is Nick Carraway’s (the narrator) cousin. Secondly, Jordan Baker; she is cynical and self-centered. A competitive golfer; she is a stunning boyish woman who is romantically involved with Nick Caraway eventually. Last but not least, Myrtle Wilson; she is Tom Buchanan’s lover. A fierce and lively woman who, tired of her