Ngugi works for the change in society that kind of society which promotes unequal social order. Ngugi’s writing has been the questioning of the painful experience of colonialism. His novel Petals of Blood was published in 1977 and his second text in Gikuyu was Matigari published in 1987. Theme of land, education, betrayal and proletarian consciousness are highlighted in Petals of Blood and Matigari. Ngugi depicts
Another significant name is Daisy Buchanan. Daisy has a beautiful outward appearance but is untrue to herself and insecure. “Her name shows a parallel to her flower counterpart daisy whose heart is yellow and its leaves white, just as Daisy perpetually dresses in white robes, but her soul is empty, vain, insincere, scheming, replete with alternative motives, inspiring ultimate deception” (Avsenak). The gold, yellow, and silver colors represent money and wealth as seen when Gatsby says: “Her voice is full of money” (65). Even though Gatsby and Daisy were in love they were separated due to money.
Low class presented by grey is first witnessed by George Wilson as “a white ashen dust veiled his dark suit (Fitzgerald 26).” The wealthy within the novel are associated with a brilliant, bright color of gold. In contrast, the opposite class reveals a dull, uninspiring color of grey. The colors represent the social classes and how people view one another within the classes along with the hopelessness in his and the Buchanan’s marriage. Also, the grey Valley of Ashes between West and East Egg and New York City symbolizes “Daisy and Gatsby’s inner character. It also serves to portray the materialistic society that surrounds them (The Colors of Society - Camouflaged Discontent).” The characters portray such class and wealth along with fake happiness.
Dickens depicts Pip as an aspirant gentleman by having him re-think the way he acts around others who are lower in class than him. In the novel, when he reaches London, he sees how the opulent class is acting differently and treating others poorly which leads him to becoming a very ill-mannered character. “Fallen into the world of production and consumption, Pip is not bor: he is made, and that makes him vulnerable in the cannibalistic world of Victorian England” (Leavis 1). Leavis’ use of the word “vulnerable” demonstrates the manipulation of Jaggers and other forcing Pip into being something he wasn 't and also the word ‘cannibalistic” means how other people are forcing him to do stuff in a society he has a hard time adjusting to.
Twain 's skillfully written satire appeals to the hypocrisy of the 1830 's-1840 's. He depicts white men and women as less moral and compassionate in comparison to the African American characters portrayed. Twain often shows the inconceivable cruelty brought upon African Americans as the "status quo". Creating Huck as a child represents how far society has gone to stain the young minds of the community. However, Twain creates a larger hypocrisy by having Huckleberry bewilderingly befriend Jim as he undergoes an internal battle to betray Jim due to the color of his skin.
The American Dream, which was once a search for happiness, became perverted in a search for wealth and In The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald shows his disdain for this decay of morality and the façades people put up to mask it. There are depictions of the values of the 1920s decaying that can be found in the characters who exhibit some of the most immoral qualities which include Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy, and it is
Jaleel Louis Mrs. Kierez Period 2 December 14, 2017 Title: The Great Gatsby In the book, "The Great Gatsby", F. Scott Fitzgerald explains a story about money, love, and hollowness of the upper class. Corruption and carelessness is seen throughout the story, the cause of that is from money. Can money really change someone? The Great Gatsby has characters that express either wickedness or honesty, which are Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy. Money can lead to a life of selfishness and corruption.
And rather than a luxury it became a necessity. In the novel Daisy says "They 're such beautiful shirts," she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. "It makes me sad because I 've never seen such—such beautiful shirts before." (Fitzgerald 92) This explains how Daisy reacted to seeing Gatsby 's fancy shirts. Her reaction was very overdramatic and shows how much expensive things mean to her.
It is in Spanish Town, Jamaica, that Mr. Rochester makes the devastating decision of marrying Bertha, a woman of Creole (which seems to indicate “mixed-blood”) descent, and who was brought up in the West Indies. Here, in truly faraway territories, materialism and shallowness is taken to even greater heights than in continental Europe. At least in Europe, Rochester has a passing awareness of the despicability of his actions and of his personal discontent; he knows he cannot take seriously the women he meets; he knows the glitter and glamor of Parisian lights are artificial and transitory. Moreover, in spite of the morally dubious situations in which he finds (or places) himself while in Europe, his project there is grounded in noble intentions; he seeks to “find a good and intelligent woman, whom he could love” (Ch. 27, p.).