During that time period, beauty didn’t matter, all that mattered was a family’s social class rank. The richer a daughter’s family was, the richer, and more handsome the husband would be for that bride. Knowing this, Loisel always aspired to be wealthy. While doing housework chores, she would often dream of a lavish lifestyle. Loisel “would dream of great reception halls hung with old silks, of fine furniture filled with priceless curios, and of small, stylish, scented sitting rooms just right for the four o’clock chat with intimate friends, with distinguished and sought-after men whose attention every woman envies and longs to attract” (de Maupassant 659).
New York’s Upper East Side is home to the socialites and wealthy, who live on scandals and care about how high on the social ladder they are. In the first episode of Gossip Girl, Pilot, viewers are introduced to each character’s crazy, drama-filled life. “It” girl, Serena Van der Woodsen, has just returned from a mysterious absence and everyone welcomes her with open arms except her childhood best friend, Blair Waldorf. Blair is known as the queen bee at Constance St. Jude prep school and rules the school with her first love, Nate Archibald. Gossip Girl is known for its Blair-Serena showdowns.
Daisy Buchanan, the “king’s daughter, the golden girl,” (120) represents the famed American Dream. Daisy is the drive behind Gatsby’s efforts to achieve the American Dream. Daisy stands “above the hot struggles of the poor” and “[gleams] like silver;” (150) her beauty invites Gatsby to join her. Gatsby, raised in a poor family, had no right to take a lady of such high standing, but he sought her anyway and fell deeply in love with her. He worked to win her affection for years, while she forgot about him and went on to marry someone else.
Chapter 2- Plot Analysis of "The Other Side of Midnight Noelle is a pretty girl born to a poor family. Because of her beauty, her father continuously calls her a princess. One day, her father arranges her to become the mistress of Auguste Lanchon, a rich boutique owner. Noelle is forced to sleep with Lanchon. During the intercourse, she realizes that she can control men.
The desire for a luxurious life is what gets Myrtle into having an affair with Tom Buchanan. Her immoral decision harms her marriage with George, which leads to her loss of happiness and dreams of a rich life. Myrtle is full of life and dreams, perfect for a
Jay Gatsby’s life was a clear representation of the American dream. Gatsby came from humble roots and rose to be notoriously wealthy, but was still missing the reason for his wealth. Gatsby was willing to give up his family and even change his name to chase the girl of his dreams. To Gatsby, the green light represented his dream which was Daisy. To obtain her would have completed Gatsby’s American dream.
When Daisy discovers that her new husband had an affair and feels uneasy about her future, she moves back to Chicago because “Daisy was popular in Chicago...They moved with a fast crowd, all of them young and rich and wild, but she came out with an absolutely perfect reputation”(77). Daisy loves attention and having people who will listen and do her bidding. She expects Nick, who is of a lower class, to be genuinely interested in everything she says. Another effect of Daisy’s upbringing lead to her being arrogant expecting her wishes to be immediately granted. When Daisy feels it is too hot in the Plaza Hotel, she demands ““Open another window,” commanded Daisy, without turning
Daisy is miserable being married to Tom but stays with him anyways cause she is worried what will happen. Also, Jay Gatsby has always loved Daisy Buchanan, and thinks that she will fall for him once she sees how successful he has become. On the other hand Nick doesn’t have much but is happy with what he has and falls in love with a Jordan Baker and doesn’t care if he is rich or not. So in reality it doesn’t matter if you’re rich but if you’re happy. In conclusion, The Great Gatsby is a work of fiction by F. Scott Fitzgerald which includes detailed characters, an exploration of universal themes about money and happiness, and the writings of an author with a very interesting life and influence for his writing.
Nadine Darniza / 12I Romeo and Juliet In the country-sides, there is this girl named Juliet and her neighbor named Romeo. He falls in love instantly with Juliet, because she’s really pretty at the first sight. Romeo told her friend about her, everything about her is so perfect to Romeo. One year goes by, Juliet moves into another house far from Romeo’s house. Romeo is really stressful when Juliet moves far away from him, but it doesn’t cut down his effort to meet Juliet everyday.
The car that he purchases to impress Daisy is the color yellow. “Gatsby’s ostentatious car, which he buys only to impress Daisy, is yellow and the girls dressed in “twin yellow dresses” at Gatsby’s’ party are painted in stark contrast to the “golden” Jordan (Examples of the Symbolism of colors in “The Great Gatsby”).” The yellow car symbolizes Gatsby’s desire to be in a higher class whereas “golden” Jordan symbolizes how valuable she is to Nick as a person. She is as valuable as gold is to the average person. On the other hand, yellow also symbolizes destruction and death. Myrtle, married to George but having an having an affair with Tom is killed by a yellow car symbolizing