The day after him and Tom’s argument, Gatsby reassures Nick by believing, “I suppose Daisy’ll call,” (Fitz 154). The ignorant mind of Gatsby allows for him to believe after everything that happened between Tom and Daisy following the death of Myrtle, would let him still have a chance to win over Daisy. The pure obliviousness of this statement displays Gatsby’s unbearable optimism which will ultimately lead to his loss of Daisy and death. Gatsby had many gifts, but his most treasured is his, “extraordinary gift for hope,” (Fitz 2). The power of optimism is both beautiful and dangerous.
“They resolved to leave means neither of the ingress nor to the egress to other sudden impulses of despair or of frenzy from within.” (E. A. Poe, “The Mask of the Read Death”). No ingress, neither egress that is the great exponent of arrogance, the external world does not matter for the Prince and his friends; only their pleasures and happiness is important for them. Secondly, the Prince´s strange tastes are linked with the gloom and darkness of the death. “The tastes of the duke were peculiar. He had a fine eye for colors and effects […]” (Poe E. A. year of publication?
‘100 $Bill’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’ both spoke for Gatsby strongly as they were played in a manner to present him in separate lights and represented both his hopes and his fears. His disregard for riches is easily expressed in the song 100 $ Bill as he pays no attention to the amount he spends in the secret bar or on his extravagant parties, it also shows how he takes business as a pastime not a necessity. However the song Young and Beautiful, brings up how he wants Daisy to love him even when he doesn’t have the riches anymore, which is both a hope and a fear as he is unsure of how far she will allow their ‘affair’ to go. The song also brings up bringing her love to heaven with her, which can be said for Gatsby but does Daisy really want to go with him. He seems to bypasses her wants there as well as in the confessing of who Daisy really loves and we never see him ask her.
Ironically he does so by doing nothing. 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.
No character in Twain’s Huckleberry Finn is flawless, but Jim clearly shines through as a hero throughout the novel because of his kindness, nobility, and loyalty. Initially just seen as a fool and used as a source for humor, Jim’s character depth develops throughout the book, and his humanity and goodness frequently dominates the story. Through his friendship with Huck we can see his heroic nature, even in small and seemingly insignificant moments. One example of this occurs when Huck describes the shifts that he and Jim would take at night to keep watch: “I went to sleep, and Jim didn’t call me when it was my turn. He often done that” (Twain 225).
Nick Carraway- Story narrator and later is Gatsby’s friend. He helps Gatsby reunite with Daisy Buchanan. Nick has moral integrity and a positive mindset. He doesn’t find interest in the lavish living of the East or West Egg, having come from a simpler life in the Midwest. Jay Gatsby- The protagonist of the story, who is a hopeless romantic for his lost love Daisy Buchanan but only brings about his demise.
The reality is that he and Daisy would never get back together, he would realize that she is happily married with a child, and he is not part of her class. Nick is the only one that understands the reality in the book. He states: His is proving that Nick is the only one in the book with the eyes of reality. However Gatsby’s illusions are now his reality. Because of all the parties, the drinking, trying to get Daisy, and all the cheating and lying Gatsby created an illusion that is the life of misery and uncertainty that turns into his reality thus leading him to lose his illusions.
Throughout the novel, Gatsby is regarded as a self-made gentleman who doesn’t drink at his own parties due to his morals. However in this passage, through the descriptions and reflections of Nick the reader discovers how Daisy’s love had corrupted his morals. Before coming to the East, Gatsby’s aspiration was to achieve the American Dream but in this passage we discover the fact after his love with Daisy, all he ever wanted was to win Daisy as if she was an award of excellence. He keeps trying blindly as “he did not know that is was already behind him, somewhere in that vast obscurity beyond the city”. This quote supports the claim as Gatsby is being ignorant to the truth as he is not willing comprehend the fact that he could not accomplish his only goal in life.
Even though he is a sinner, Carton is not a malevolent person. He refuses to pursue his dream of a better life because he knows that it would bring nothing but disgrace upon Lucy, the woman whom he loves. He often visits the Manette household, always “moody and morose” while he is there (Dickens 148). He can a pleasant person when he wishes to be, but the cloud of caring for nothing, which overshadowed him with a fatal darkness, was very rarely pierced by the light within him” (Dickens 148). This quote makes it clear to the reader that Sydney does have some light inside of him, but it is hidden beneath a facade of carelessness.
By the end of the play only one “blind” character lives, Goneril 's husband, Albany. Although he seems well, his actions throughout the play are motivated by the love he has for Goneril and this love has blinded him of Goneril 's cruel ways. He see’s her true colors here and there but his love for her, like a blanket, covers them up and hold her in great esteem. It is only around when Glouster loses his eyes that Albany becomes wise of his wife’s ominous ways. Blinded by the love he has for her, was unable to see how Goneril tricked Lear into giving her half of his kingdom and threw him out in times of need but now in his senses he challenges Goneril by questioning her loyalty to him “Tigers, not daughters, what have you perform/ see thyself devil.
hallmarkfranklin was a maverick president , he established a social system that any precedent president never had done it . jay Gatsby is a maverick person by his actions around people , for instance , whereas people have fun and drink , Gatsby abstain from it. after the death of Gatsby , the dream did not dissolve from its existence , truly , Gatsby had vanished from the living , but he maintained his dream to stay intact , and be praised by the American thinkers . the revenge of mr wilson 's wife disrupted Gatsby to achieve his dream . the death of Gatsby did not disrupt the daisy from continuing to live peacefully .
However after a few chapters it is obvious to the readers that Nick’s perception of Gatsby has changed. 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
In the article A Long Engagement the writer Charmaine Craig tell us the story of Stephen. He describes how Stephen was brave enough to safe someone else life by putting his life in dangerous. Provably after his accident he been come dependent from others but he didn’t care about that because he knew that he did something good to safe a life. It also tells us how he couldn’t get married and how the death of a mother friend make his friend to become more closes it to him. How they both enjoy the Karen congress and how Stephen helps his friend to forget he pain his friend was going through losing someone special.
With his dreams in keen sight, he holds them with such a tight grip because he knows how easy it is too loose track of the joys life brings. There are a couple instances in his life he freely opened up about when I asked him, “Have you ever thought about killing yourself”? There was a huge emotional drop in the interview when prompted this question, however the comfortability of a two-year close relationship kept it on track. It’s very sad to say but he cited many times where he felt the thoughts were too much. He said that “I never once acted on them because I’m not the coward my father was.” He didn’t enjoy the emotions following his words because he has moved past that time in his life and wants to forget about it.
As the love between Hester and Dimmesdale results in the breaking of Puritan standards, Chihiro and Haku’s love also breaks the customs in the bathhouse. Bellingham sets the regulations for Puritan society, but ignores the regulations by having immense wealth, while Yubaba as the head of the bathhouse is usually concerned with money, overlooks everything else when her baby is in danger. Chillingworth, who was once a caring man, then devoted his life to harm Dimmesdale, while No Face, who is evil according to spirits, is actually just lonely. Both authors utilize how characters do not conform to rigid societal boundaries in order to criticize the strict regulations of society. Hawthorne sought to blame Puritans for having unreasonable expectations of people with the fact that human nature affects everyone, so Puritans did not have the “city upon a hill.” Miyazaki, by using characters who stray from bath house rules, is similarly pointing out how most of society nowadays is too success-oriented, lacking emphasis on emotions and