This demonstration of the power of conditioning makes John hate the World State. John finds out the truth about the World State and perceives the World State society as materialistic, superficial, and immoral. John’s feeling of apprehension ever since arriving at the World State from the Savage Reservations, makes him realize that he never could fit in with this society. Although happiness is the dominating force within the World State, John never finds himself truly happy.
The point of physical violence has not been touched upon. In the midst of the rising action in the novel, Curley starts to beat Lennie because he was grinning at the thought of the ranch, but Curley thought that he was laughing at him. Lennie made a remark that he does not want to fight him. Consequently, Curley assaults Lennie, and he accepts it. It was only at George’s call for permission that Lennie crushed his hand.
This quote shows that even though Huckleberry Finn’s plan works, Tom doesn’t care about it because it is simple and doesn’t have anything complicated in it, while Tom’s plan is complicated and adventurous. “‘But looky here, Tom, what do we want to warn anybody for that something’s up? Let them find out for themselves--it’s their lookout.’ ‘Yes, I know; but you can’t depend on them’” (p.267).
“Fitzgerald makes us suspect that Gatsby, … is not deceived altogether by his own dreaming … Gatsby seems to grasp that Daisy is his fiction” (Bloom 11). Perhaps this is why Gatsby does not seem too concerned about convincing others of his lies, because he can see through the lies he tells to himself. Of course, that does not change the fact that he allows the deception to control his life and results in his willingness to lie for Daisy. If he had not let everyone believe that he was driving the car that hit Myrtle, then George would not have killed
The actions Tom takes near the end of the story show how hypocritical Tom really is. For some reason, Tom is irritated that Gatsby and Daisy seem to have feelings for each other, but his affair with Myrtle is completely fine with him. To Tom, there is nothing wrong with him cheating on Daisy, but Daisy wanting to be with Gatsby is a horrid thing, even
Nick is very cynical and even though Nick reserves explicit judgment on the characters, the author still criticizes through his narrator's tone. The mood seems as if Fitzgerald is disgusted with society and passes his judgement as truth. Nick is aware how awful and the upper class is, but he is also aware of the stupidity of some social circumstances. He is mocking himself.
He is honest when he declares his feelings to Janie, and he has no intentions of hurting her for his own benefit. Chapter Twelve: 1. The town does not approve of Janie and Tea Cake’s relationship. They believe that it is too sudden for Janie to be involved with another man when Joe just passed away. 2.
Gatsby ultimately becomes enemies with Tom because he is a bootlegger and makes his relationship with Daisy all too clear to see. He accepts an insincere dinner invitation which angers Tom even more because he begins to realize there is something going on between Gatsby and his wife. This aggressive and unfriendly relationship between Gatsby and Tom proves that Gatsby is foolish because he does not think of the consequences for his actions in the long run if Tom finds out. He made little to no effort to hide it and Daisy does not help. Gatsby also tells many lies (mostly to Nick) throughout the course of the novel.
The American Dream is the biggest comparison in the two novels and a secondary addition to that could be how unrealistic they are. Gatsby is completely impractical about his dream, he convinces himself that Daisy will leave her husband, child and her life to be with him. Afterwards Gatsby started realizing what was going on and started to panic and worry when it was not going his way, however he was always filled with fear of failure he never once gave up hope on Daisy even through very tough situations such as Myrtle’s death. Lennie was similar in the way that he would get himself into trouble on the contrary he still expected his dream to come true but he never realized that it would never be possible if he kept getting himself into trouble.
(Fitzgerald 90) Gatsby seems to have some familiarity with the lies he spews, as though he has been telling them to himself and others for years. His words are so automatic he does not even think about what he is saying. Based on Gatsby’s reluctance to tell the truth, it can be assumed that he is ashamed or scared to tell the true story of his background. Fitzgerald’s use of the hiding and concealing motif gives an air of mystery about Gatsby’s past.
They apply their will without concern on the consequences. Besides not thinking about the consequences, Gatsby and Tom have very controlling personalities. Gatsby and Tom do not show their mutual hatred until the scene at the hotel. Gatsby and Tom do not accept defeat, such as when Tom gets Daisy back and Gatsby
Everyone passes judgement it's a natural human behavior. At the beginning of the great gatsby, Nick's father gives him some advice, “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you have had.” Nick has learned to live by this advice ever since. This advice is both a blessing and a curse. Since he doesn't pass judgement on people it makes him easy to talk to, but this changes due to certain instances where he realizes the character’s lack of morals and recklessness.
The story starts off with the reader learning about how Nick’s lifestyle has been shaped. We learn that his father has taught him to not judge other people. His moral standards are different from other people so his father thinks he would misunderstand them. We learn about his moral values when he goes with Tom to attend a social gathering. Nick has only gotten drunk other than one time prior to this party.
The Colossal Difference Within Long Island For centuries, money has been an ever-prominent force in the decisions and actions of humans. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald illuminates the powerful effect of money in creating and changing people in the American society of the 1920’s. Long Island, split into two sections, the East egg, representing old aristocracy, and the West Egg of the newly rich, Fitzgerald depicts the constant struggle between social hierarchies to reach the ideal American dream. He represents the changing social frame between “old” and “new” money, their symbolic differences, and the morals of the citizens inhabiting each egg.
The Great Gatsby highlights the main problematic peaks of the 1920s, emphasising how combatants from the war try relive the years they have lost and the silent feud between those of new money and those of old money. Fitzgerald creates a paradox view of the story by capturing the essence of two completely different personalities and building characters upon them. The result of this paradox was the creation of conflict between the main character Jay Gatsby and the antagonist, Tom Buchanan. Jay Gats or as we know him, Jay Gatsby is a perfect example of an idealist, optimist and a fantasist. He can be perceived as the embodiment of an over the top romance or a creepy, stalker who devotes his life dwelling on the past.