Huck Finn is still relevant today in the fact that it has a very important life lesson that everyone should know. On his adventure Huck learned not to follow the rest of society and to do what he thought was right. When Huck decided not to turn Jim in he was so torn about what to do. Of course the answer is obvious for most of us that no he should not turn Jim in however, Huck was raised in a society that pressured him to thinking that he should turn him in. Even while having been raised in this type of racist environment Huck realized he didn’t care what the “sivilized” people thought and he wanted to help Jim.
What is something that everyone searches for but never finds? True happiness. The characters in The Great Gatsby have that goal even if they don't know it. They live extravagant lifestyles, in search of a meaning in their life. Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby's goals and values show that they just want to be happy.
Daisy proves to be easily swayed and shallow from the start, if only Gatsby could have foresaw it before it affected when he returned from war expecting to have Daisy. Before Gatsby left for war, Daisy promised that she would wait for him, however, when Gatsby returned, he found the situation to be different from expected, yet was willing to persuade her to come back to him despite her disloyalty. “Daisy cannot wait for Gatsby to return from war. Since she desires a love which is defined rather than limbo; she quickly accepts her new love in Tom Buchanan. Her decision is to marry Tom”
Something of this nature is hard to ever forget and move on from. Daisy evidently thought she could move on by marrying Tom Buchanan, but in Jay’s case, he never lost that spark and love for Daisy. It is possible that this foreshadows Jay and Daisy committing an affair together because of the strength of that past passion when they finally meet again. Due to the emotions that Jay and Daisy shared in the past, they do not think about how their actions concerning their affair will affect those around them, mainly Tom Buchanan. In the following quote we can see how Jay and Daisy had an effect on
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is the author of the twentieth century American classic, The Great Gatsby. It is a story of the American dream, settled down in the 1920’s, with issues of the time period being, prohibition, women, class structure, crime, and many more, The Great Gatsby has a taste of each. Fitzgerald incorporated subjects of his time and his very own experiences into the story to portray an era of social and moral values. The 1920’s were a time of breaking morals Class structure and wealth were among the highest pleasures achievable. The 20’s were an era of Jazz; with extravagant music playing throughout all hours of the night.
Nick should have just not involved himself in the "politics" and lives of the people of West Egg as he was not one of them and he stood for everything they didn't, he stood for the right. But his judgement and morals were clouded by his association with this group of people. He witnessed 2 affairs occurring by both a husband and wife that were married to each other he knew this would only end in tragedy but he stuck around getting hurt in the process also. Nick enabled Gatsby and Daisy's relationship, he made it possible for them to be together, and if he didn't do that there would have been less heartbreak and death. The situation at the end was extremely complex and there wasn't much Nick could do without betraying Gatsby or Daisy.
Jazz music has its roots in Black slave culture and arts. The white culture of the time saw these influences as “savage” and deteriorating to their music. Some saw the role of jazz as a platform for a change. Jazz was a way to bring together the different cultures. During the 1920s and 1930s jazz began to be popular and interesting among young people, black and whites.
They pushed and fought for something that was never meant to be from the start. The Friar had the perfect plan but Friar John couldn't deliver the letter just for the mere fact that he had to go visit a sick friend, but that is Shakespeare for you. At the end of the book the Friar had confessed his plan to the prince. You could tell he was wholeheartedly sad at the fact that their story ended in death, but i don't believe people were the only ones to
Equality would not have been able to be with the golden one or care for his child and teach him the importance of his individualism. If the people today are motivated by curiosity and the wanting a loving place then our world would be very evil. People would not care about others or one to put in work that I was needed to be done like they do now. By this Equality has every right to have great amount of passion for his people and be curious of what is out
In conclusion many people these days are concerned about what others do and this leads to less freedom, more conformity, and close-mindedness. As the government mold us into mindless sheep, we slowly lose the power given to us by our forefathers in order to protect ourselves from the government. As ignorant people remain close minded, those who are open minded cannot take action to prevent close minded laws and policies. Hypocritical people teach children there are no other options besides the accepted ideas of the masses, creating more hypocritical and ignorant adults for futures to come. Over time the government will gain control of rights that belong to the people, and the people will be too ignorant of their rights to
It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More. (Jazz Standards.com) The 1920’s centered around these tunes more than others, but that doesn’t mean they were hated they just weren’t as popular; but despite the rankings the pieces affected the entertainment in the 20’s for the best. The first great wave of American influence that came on Japanese popular music came before the Second World War and the rapid expansion of Japan’s record industry began in the late 1920’s. Imports of American records, and songs brought a wide amount of music into the culture of Japanese music creating mesmerizing pieces of Japanese popular
Gatsby was in love with a girl named Daisy. They had seen each other for sometime but then Gatsby had to go to war. Even though Daisy married Tom Buchanan, Gatsby never fell out of love with her. This is evident when it is said that, “Gatsby bought that so that Daisy would be just across the bay.”
In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby takes his chances at the American dream in the twentieth century and ends up falling drastically short. Gatsby throws extravagant parties and tries to live a lavish lifestyle hoping to keep up and eventually fall in love with a rich girl named Daisy. Daisy and Gatsby have everything they want in each other pre-war, but once Gatsby comes home his expectations of Daisy fall short. Gatsby spends all of his waking hours pursuing his dream to be with Daisy, however, she does not live up to his standard he had of her before. Both Gatsby and Daisy have changed from when they felt a connection before, and maintaining that connection may not be meant to be.
The “American Dream” has been around since America was founded, the idea of a “self-made” man. According to Dictionary.com, the American Dream is “the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American.” The “American Dream” can never be attained by those chasing it, and it is indeed corrupt. The dream is never fulfilled. In Fitzgerald's novel, multiple characters throughout the story are left feeling embittered.
George Bernard Shaw once said, “There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it”. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrays James Gatsby as a man who tries to control love. Eventually Gatsby’s realizes that he cannot control love, and he experiences the desire for his love diminished.