Hundreds repeatedly attend Gatsby’s parties, yet only one person comes to Gatsby’s funeral showing the superficiality of their relationship with Gatsby. Every relationship the people of the upper class make is only to benefit themselves. When faced with problems in a relationship, they run from them. Nick sees this in Tom and Daisy after Gatsby’s death and remarks, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money” (Fitzgerald,
Danny Vo’s family is hosting a homecoming party for his eighteen-year-old cousin Sang Le who was sentenced in a Re-education Camp, or prison, in Hong Kong for many years. At the party, Sang Le meets a beautiful girl named Hong (who Danny rescued from the Cobras) and immediately falls in love while Hong falls in love with Danny. Unfortunately for Hong, Danny already has a crush on an American girl named Tiffany Marie Schultz. When Sang Le goes to school, he realizes it’s hard for him to learn English, and he can't understand his teachers, so he flunks out of school and joins a Vietnamese street gang called the Cobras, whose leader Sang Le relates to since the leader is also from Vietnam and he too was in a re-education camp before. He repeatedly comes home really late, lying about where he is and coming home with several hundred dollars a night.
Holden originally attended Pencey Prep but could never connect with the people around him. He is always criticizing or fighting with others, which lead him to leave Pencey without telling anyone. Holden heads to NYC where he faces many challenges with others and himself, emotionally and physically. Holden finds himself in his hotel room with a prostitute and feels extremely uncomfortable with what he is doing so he pays her and sends her off. The next day he plans a date with Sally Hayes, an old girlfriend, to see a play where he calls her “a pain in the ass” and laughs.
He tells her, truthfully, about how he felt when she concerned herself with his attire at their son’s funeral, opening the line of communication that is unfortunately unreceived. However, he makes the fatal mistake of running from his problems with Beth that may have been capable of being saved when he cries in the kitchen late at night, telling Beth that he does not think he loves her anymore because of her recent actions. This is an example of Calvin’s flight mode, contrasted by the fight that he produces at golf with Beth and her brother. He fights her on being so unwilling to be around Calvin as they discussed another vacation. These two things could have been solved, like Conrad, by assuring the value of the relationship to create safety and admitting the mutual purpose of staying together and properly raising their broken
This shows that Gatsby did not find friends, happiness, nor love with all the money that he had. In the novel, Gatsby was "friends" with Mr. Wolfshiem, and had hundreds of people over to his parties, yet none of these characters showed up to his funeral; not even Daisy who told him she loved him. Gatsby had a fortune but he never found happiness with it. The only time Gatsby was happy was when he was poor and had Daisy.
In reality, Daisy never went to any of Gatsby’s parties, and when she does attend one, she doesn’t enjoy herself. When Nick arrives at Gatsby’s party, he tries to find him, “...but the two or three people of whom I asked his whereabouts stared at me in such an amazed way, and denied so vehemently any knowledge of his movements…” (3.43) Gatsby sits apart from the crowd waiting for Daisy to appear. Gatsby doesn’t care to be seen. All he cared about was enticing Daisy to come to his parties, but she never came. When admiring his mansion with Daisy, Gatsby remarks that it took him three years to earn the money that bought it, one of the many lies he told about his life and how he acquired
Analytical Option 2: Holden’s Conversation with Sunny Holden Caulfield finds himself in many difficult situations in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salligner, situations that a sixteen-year old normally wouldn't find themselves in. After Holden is kicked out of Pencey, he fend for himself in New York to keep the news from his parents. Holden rents a room at the Edmont Hotel for a few nights and encounters a man named Maurice, a pimp, in the elevator. At this time, Holden is “so depressed I can’t even think” (102), he says the decision is against all his “principles” (102), but in a state of loneliness, drunkenness, and teenage horniness, Holden agrees to purchase a prostitute for a quick “throw”. A woman named Sunny knocks on Holden’s door,
All cases of PTSD relatively are triggered by a disturbing part of one’s life. For Blanche, her trauma was witnessing the death of her husband. The story begins when Blanche, in scene six is recalling this with Mitch and she tells him she witnessed her husband with another man and for a while avoids the issue rather than confronting him. One night the three of them went to the casino and in the middle of the Varsouviana Blanche told Allan that he “disgusts” her. A few moments after Blanche’s confrontation with Allen she hears a gunshot and runs to see what the disturbance was all about and devastatingly enough, it was Allen who stuck a revolver in his mouth and fired, blowing the back of his head off.
In particular, after the death of Jay Gatsby, none of the hundreds of partygoers or even his closest friends attended the funeral. This is ironic in the sense that he lived this pretentious, lavish lifestyle, yet his funeral lacked the luster and grandeur the populous parties he had hosted once had . Nick was only one who does not run off when the aftermath of their summer commences and is left as Gatsby’s only true friend. As Nick states ”they were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smash up things and creatures and then retreat back into their money.” This suggests that when actions that could be detrimental to their social status are threatened, they flee to avoid the truth.
The story starts by setting up that Jacob Marley, Scrooge's business accomplice in the firm of Scrooge and Marley, was dead—the account starts seven years after his passing to the very day, Christmas Eve. Penny pincher and his representative Bob Cratchit are grinding away in the including house, with Cratchit positioned the ineffectively warmed "tank", a casualty of his boss' miserliness. Tightwad's nephew, Fred, enters to wish his uncle a "Happy Christmas" and welcome him to Christmas supper the following day. He is rejected by his relative with "Bah! Sham!"
Gatsby died looking at his killer, but George Wilson shot him from behind. Gatsby was madly in love with Daisy Buchanan. When Gatsby was younger he told Daisy how he felt and she said sorry but she dose not marry poor boys. It was a devastating blow to Gatsby and he sent off to get rich for Daisy.
In The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick, the main character, follows his father’s saying on how reserving judgements is a matter of hope. Fitzgerald uses Nick in the novel to portray how Gatsby lived his life based on his goal in pursuing Daisy. Though he has not forgotten the quote or the moral significance of it, he attempts to accommodate his father’s saying, but he struggles due to Gatsby’s involvement. Gatsby’s enigmatic character makes the audience wonder about his true self. Since Nick plays an important role with being a character and a narrator, he is optimistic about Gatsby and their relationship despite the impracticality of it all.
F. Scott Fitzgerald once stated in The Great Gatsby “Human Sympathy has its limits.” The 1920s was consumed with changes that were social, political, and economical. In the 1920s, the economic system had some changes that also influenced social and political changes. There was an economic growth in the nation that led to an abundance of wealth, which led to a consumer society. Many Americans during the 1920s were becoming more reckless.