The main focus of the story is a mysteriously wealthy man named Jay Gatsby. Throughout the novel, Gatsby’s actions leave the reader puzzled about his intentions and reasoning. However, with time, his intentions are made more clear upon learning about his past. Gatsby’s past plays a key role in the events of this novel. The main basis of this story is that Gatsby is in love with a married woman, Daisy Buchanan, and Gatsby goes to an ambitious extent to win her over.
Gatsby was very in love with a girl named Daisy, however, she is married. In the story he becomes very rich and tries to become closer to her, but is unsuccessful. Jordan explains this, "But it wasn 't a coincidence at all… Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay" (Fitzgerald 63). This conversation between Nick and Jordan explains Gatsby’s ambitions for getting rich and moving were only to become closer to his old love. With time he met Daisy again and her husband started to notice and was upset with it.
However, that was also not true. He was a wealthy man, but he let the wealth consume his ideas of life and what daisy wanted; whom he thought for 5 years that was his true love. Though he thought, Daisy would be impressed and fall in love with his mansion etc., which she was impressed, but she was not in love with him anymore. Gatsby focused for five years trying to make his life better by wealth, but it did not give him what he truly wanted which was daisy. Another example of
But when the two are reunited after nick sets up a meeting and when she sees Gatsby’s house she learns that she is rich and becomes attracted to him again simply for the fact that he has money. Gatsby is a very good example for this theme and his actions show just how far he is willing to go to get what he wants. Before the war Gatsby was in love with daisy but he was poor and she moved on by marrying tom who was wealthy. But when Gatsby gets back and learns this and he does everything he possible could to become rich in the hopes of attracting daisy and making
Mr. Collins is a satirical character because he only cares about how society perceives him and he is used to ridicule men who only care about wealth, power, inheriting land, and inheriting more wealth through marriage. I started the video off with images of Mr. Collins cleaning his money to show his obsession with wealth. He is polishing one-dollar bills to show he is not extremely wealthy, but he is proud of his current wealth. There is also a brief moment in the video when Mr. Collins is tying a tie to show that he is formal. In the beginning of the film, the ending of the song “It’s Everyday Bro” by Jake Paul is playing in the background to mock Mr. Collin’s arrogance.
Willy Loman is Donald Trump once his presidency ends Arthur Miller 's play Death of a Salesman is about a man named Willy Loman who is a traveling salesman, he has a wife named Linda and two sons Biff and Happy. Willy isn’t doing so good in sales anymore and he is starting to lose his mind, he keeps having realistic flashbacks to times in his life that give more context to the play. His family is worried about him and they try to make things better, especially Biff who Willy adores and worships, but in the end things just keep getting worse. Willy’s story is tragic but does that make him a tragic hero? Well, I believe Willy is a tragic hero because life was good for him, he was a very successful and a well liked salesman and he had a son with
It has long been said that money can’t buy happiness, but still people continue to use it’s acquisition to try to make themselves happy. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, the title character struggles with this realization. The book is set in New York during the ‘Roaring 20’s’, a time famous for its parties and lavishness. The book examines the attitudes toward money within the upper particularly through the lense of the new-money title character, Jay Gatsby. Gatsby dedicated his life to the acquisition of money with the goal of eventually acquiring the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan.
When growing up he wasn’t born rich like most of the upper class. He started life with little, as the son of fairly unsuccessful farmers. Even though Gatsby has always wanted to be rich, his main motivation in gaining his fortune was for his love Daisy Buchanan, whom he met as a young military officer in Louisville before leaving to fight in World War I in 1917. Since Gatsby 's money did not come from inheritance, as he would like people to believe he had to find another way to obtain it. He got his wealth from organized crime, since the story takes place during the time of
The manager smiled and pulled out his new popular phone to check his files. Frowning, he shook his head, exclaiming the factory did not have a big enough budget to raise the paychecks of every employee there and he pointed for the young man to go back the work. The worker hung his head, thinking about the manager’s nice suite, new phone, and very expensive watch. Why was it that the manager was able to afford all these things along with his high end living quarters, but the
In the novel The great Gatsby, Scott Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby as poor and the reason for his success was based on his love for Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby’s has an obsession with Daisy Buchanan he tells Jordan that he went off in search for wealth so he could impress Daisy, he then does succeeds ‘Gatsby bought a house so that Daisy would be just across the bay’ (page78). Gatsby was known for throwing colourful and exhilaration parties, he wanted to show Daisy that he had moved up the social ladder and this was the only purpose for his parties that he could try and lure her into his big house.