Nick Carraway’s passive nature leads to the many mishaps in the novel, which stresses the idea that not being evil does not necessarily make someone a good person. Had Carraway been less apathetic, the death of Gatsby and of Myrtle could have been prevented. The issues in the novel are rooted in Carraway’s passive tendencies towards the actions of the people around him. “I’m inclined to reserve all judgements” (1) Nick states at the beginning of the novel, which instantly sets up his passivity.
In addition, Rafe thought there was no point in ratting Zeke out because he was the one who pulled the water rubber glove balloon fiasco and the art nap stunt on Zeke anyway, so the blame would still fall on Rafe either way. Now, Rafe has to suffer the consequences of in-school suspension and being grounded, although he still knows that Matty has his back and that he has a remaining
He leaves the two alone after realizing that they are so entranced with each other. Another example is when Nick kept all of his thoughts about the affair to himself. If he would have told Daisy, many of the problems would have been resolved. She would leave Tom for Gatsby. Then Tom could be with Myrtle instead of her tragically dying outside her husband’s shop.
Nick Carraway’s passive nature leads to the many mishaps in the novel, which stresses the idea that not being evil does not necessarily make someone a good person. “I’m inclined to reserve all judgements” (1) Nick states at the beginning of the novel, which instantly sets up his passivity. His passiveness sparks complications early on, such as when Tom takes Nick to meet Myrtle in secret. Nick tags along because he “had nothing better to do” (24) and seems to have little qualms about the fact that Tom is cheating on Daisy openly. As Daisy’s cousin, it is expected that he stands against Tom’s infidelity.
This shows that he is thinking through what could happen to him. Stories also show us not to repeat things. In the short story A Matter Of Balance, it states,”at this point, there was nothing to do but return the way he came” ( Valdardson 254). This shows that Harold was in a situation that he could not get out of. Next time Harold goes to the park he will probably bring someone so he doesnt get in the same situation again.
Even though one might do something that gets the other one angry, they eventually come to the understanding that they didn’t mean any harm. Right after Lennie ran away, George says, “Couldn’ we maybe bring him in an’ they’ll lock him up… He never done this to be mean (Steinbeck 97). At this point in the book, there is that much that George save Lennie. He is hoping that everyone will understand that Lennie didn't mean any harm.
Sodapop never winds up in these arguments, however he attempts to defuse the dispute. On page 175, Sodapop says “it’s like I’m the middleman in a tug o’ war and I’m being split in half.” Soda feels as if he is being tear apart since he does not want to take sides, a major element of peacekeeping. In spite of the burdensome of listening to his brothers quarrel, he constantly tries to settle the disagreement. Sodapop continues to state, ““Golly, you two, it’s bad enough having to listen to it, but when you start trying to get me to take sides…” Tears welled up in his eyes.
The heat was devastating and many people decided to not go outside. Jem and I, however, ignored Atticus ' warnings about the heat, and left to go to see Dill. We passed by the Radley house, no longer afraid of Boo, after all, he had saved our lives. I could still clearly remembering the events of that day, but when I brought up the topic with Jem, he would ignore me, and change the subject. “Jem?”
Furthermore, Friar John let himself be easily distracted from what was at hand. Even though he has possession of the crucial message that Romeo was supposed to receive, he still decided to make time for something else. When he was asked to visit the sick with another friar, instead of rejecting the request and continue to carry out the task he was given, he agreed to the proposal anyway and entered the house of the sick. His incautious choice gotten him quarantined in the building when he could be running the errand that was set out for him. This hindered his plan and he failed to get the message from Friar Laurence to Romeo in time.
Why? I would tell the store owner to go back to his vehicle and remain in the vehicle. I would ask the police officer who pulled him over what do you want to do? If he said he wanted to write him a ticket, I would not intervene at all. If he stated that he would write him a warning ticket, I would go with that as well.
Nick disapproves of his drastic actions to win back Daisy. An example of this is the quote, “He wanted nothing more than that she should go to Tom and say: ‘ I never loved you.’” This is obviously a drastic measure to take for Daisy and is unreasonable. However throughout the whole novel Nick stays with Gatsby and even facilitates him have Daisy cheat on Tom, and he remains Gatsby’s only true friend throughout
He, too, said nothing” (Larry 81). This reveals how much people don’t care about others. If they actually cared they would’ve said something to the authorities and tried to help him. But instead they let it happen and let them take him away without anyone noticing. The sentence, ‘He, too, said nothing’ it is suggesting that he wasn’t the only person not saying anything about him getting taken away.