"’Cause I’m black…"(Steinbeck ch.4). This is the only time that we see crooks discussing how everyone on the ranch degrades him and discriminates him. Crooks is so oppressed by the society that he lives in, that he starts to opress himself and he seems to be depressed. Crooks never talks back to any of the ranch workers when they call him racial slurs to his face. Crooks either has a strong will to keep working here, or, he knows that he has no other choice than to go out alone and starve.
When the narrator Nick first met his neighbor Gatsby, he wrote down “he[Gatsby] stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward--and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock”(Fitzgerald 22). The green light is very mysterious at first. Nick seem not to be quite sure why Gatsby is watching on that. The light is described as dimly discernible and comes from faraway places.
This color is connected only with the character of Jay Gatsby who, as Nick described, “stretched out his arms towards the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward - and distinguishing nothing except a single green light, minute and faraway, that might have been the end of a dock” (Fitzgerald 20). The green light, the contemporary signal which peremptorily summons the traveler on his way, serves well as the symbol for man in hurried pursuit of a beckoning
The green light is used to represent multiple things. The first thing it represents is Gatsby’s desire, his dream which is Daisy. To win Daisy would help Gatsby accomplish his American dream. The first time the green light is seen in the novel is when Nick sees Gatsby for the first time, Fitzgerald describes it as, "he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling.
As Fitzgerald describes the light at the end of Daisy’s dock, he uses the colour ‘green’ as a symbol for ambition, finance and money. It is clear that by doing so, Fitzgerald alludes to the American Dream. However, it is the traditional symbolism of the colour ‘green’ - that of greed and jealousy - that Fitzgerald wishes to emphasise. Since the light belongs to Daisy’s dock, it is fair to say that Fitzgerald uses the ‘green light’ as a metaphor to represent Daisy. Her behaviour, even prior to the events which are introduced in the novel, is significant of her greed.
Fitzgerald first introduces “The desolate area of land” (35) in chapter two, where “ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and...translucent effort of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air. (35)” Unlike the extravagant West and East egg, the valley of the ashes presents a dark tone to the novel. All the events that occur in the valley of the ashes appears to be morally unsettling because of the dark and grey connotation. The colour grey -- the colour for dreariness -- describes this valley, a place of no hope and future.
His feelings towards Tim were like how he took on defending Tom Robinson as well. Then when tensions rose with Tom’s case, so did the nerves seconds before Tim’s last breath. The rabid dog then made his last appearance when representing all the racism and prejudice Maycomb was going through. This dog foreshadowed so many things in relation to the trial and how Atticus would handle them. Even though Atticus did everything he could have, the once innocent black man was now deemed a man guilty of raping a white woman during The Great Depression, and no one could do anything about
His love interest in her is fueled by the support of the narrator of the story, Nick Carraway. Since Nick is Daisy’s cousin, he can make Gatsby and Daisy more accessible to each other by being the middle man. Various colors are used in the novel to illustrate the themes and ideas of the novel. Color symbolism plays an important role through the novel.
He cares for very little, and could effortlessly be compared to Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. Carton states “ I care for no man on Earth, and no man on Earth cares for me.” (81) This quote appears to give the reader a sense of sympathy. As a man in roughly his mid-twenties, having no family, friends, or relationships is a quite pitiful way of life.
When the boys crash-landed on the island they were mostly all innocent other than a few exceptions. The boy who the reader can see loses the most innocence is Jack. Jack is the choir leader and just wants more power, like a dictator. As the story goes on, the reader sees how Jack changes from an innocent choir boy to a pig obsessed ravenous killer. The point where the reader can see the most loss of innocence is when Jack and his hunters murdered the pig and smeared its blood on their faces.
Only of bread” (Wiesel, 115?). This helps the reader understand the cruelty of the Nazis and the horrible conditions in the concentration camps. He ends up like a dead man still alive who does not want to live anymore. When the prisoners
Kelly Meusborn AP Lit & Comp 12 31 August 2015 19th Century Novel: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn NOTE-TAKING TASKS: a) Huckleberry Finn runs away from his home and abusive father. He meets up with Jim, a runaway slave and together they set out on a journey on the Mississippi River. The encounter all sorts of people that lead Huck and Jim into trouble. Ultimately these characters and events help Huck form his own understanding on life and himself.
This metaphor is an in depth description of Gatsby’s imagination. His dreams exemplifies the hope he has to achieve his greatest desire: to once again be with his true love. The reference to the rock indicates a solid foundation on which he builds his visions and ideals. However, this “rock” is described as on top of a fantasy, a “fairy’s wing.” This comes to show that Gatsby truly believes that his dreams are part of his reality and is convinced that he is able to be with Daisy Buchanan once again.
The American Dream is the ideal that if one works hard, he or she will gain success and prosper in life. Based on many outcomes of the American Dream, one 's dream is often very personal and subjective. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 American novel, The Great Gatsby, he utilizes the green light, the Valley of Ashes, and the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg to portray the central theme of the hope and hopelessness of the American Dream. In his novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald shows how the American Dream can be achievable and personal through utilizing the green light.
The narrator, Nick is impressed by Gatsby in the beginning. He did not expect his mythical neighbor "The Gatsby" to be just around 30, tanned and very introverted. He thought if he met Gatsby, he 'd be middle aged, very outgoing and pompous. Gatsby hardly even participated in festivities at his own parties and stayed away from the crowds. He was nothing like Nick 's expectations.