Montague and Capulet are greedy because they refused to end their dispute even though it brought harm to their family and citizens. Friar Lawrence is greedy because he cared more about himself than anyone else. Greed is also present in Romeo and Juliet because they refused to be satisfied with the things they did have and focused on what they couldn’t have --
Happiness, one of the hardest words to define. To some people, they believe that they need a lot of money to be happy. While on the other hand, others think having many friends or being with your family is the way to happiness, not money. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby, a man named Jay Gatsby believes that if he has a lot of money and living extravagantly that he is able to buy happiness which is his love for Daisy. And also Myrtle who demonstrates this by having an affair with Tom so he could buy everything she wants.
Gatsby genuine when it comes to his love for Daisy, however when it comes to his identity, there is a lack of authenticity and truth behind his words. Comparing Gatsby to the ‘old money’ society of wealth, both Tom and Daisy create a very good comparison. Daisy is the least genuine character within the novel, she is selfish and very unreliable, she portrays herself as loving when she acts as if she loves Gatsby however, and she does not care for him at all which is proven from her lack of attendance at his funeral. In the contrast Tom genuinely loves Myrtle, which is shown from his reaction when finding out she is dead. This suggest that Fitzgerald purposely made the genuity of the characters debatable between readers as it gives the book a topic of discussion as well as the reader will be able to decide for themselves if they believe each character is genuine or not.
Cyrano and Christian are contrasting characters, but their traits together make the perfect man. Cyrano is unable to confess his love to Roxanne because his nose makes him insecure about his looks. Believing Roxane will never love a stupid person, Christian comes to Cyrano for help when she expects a letter from him. Cyrano comes up with the plan that he will write the letters to Roxane, and Christian will give them to her as letters written from himself. Christian is able to be the face of the plan because of his handsome outer appearance, while Cyrano is the brains.
Willie’s affairs are well known like his other corrupt dealings, but he is getting results so people choose to ignore it. As he moves forward with his political schemes he forms a relationship with Anne Stanton. His love affair influences his decisions and this is a mark of corruption he gave Anne “state money“(398) for home for children just because he was having an affair with her. He wanted her to see him as someone who was good and not corrupt, but he makes a shady political decision in order to do it. Even if he did the right thing helping the children, it was still a corrupt deal all to help him with his affair.Tomason believes that“the most poisonous influence has not been Willie Stark's pragmatic political programs”(Tomason) but instead how he decides to make certain changes.
Although Nick is not particularly close to Tom, his cousin’s husband is another prominent example of a guileful figure within Nick’s life. Nick’s perspective lover, Jordan, is yet another example of a chronic liar in Nick’s social circle. When describing her, he goes so far as to say that “she was incurably dishonest” (58), a description far beyond his typical disapproving tone. Surrounded by men and women who actively live double-lives, Nick’s sins of keeping secrets and retouching the truth seem quite venial. Nick is extremely aware of this comparative righteousness – as he says “every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues” (59).
Furthermore, it is good to be cautious of love at first sight, because sometimes the most damaging people are the ones we let in without considering the implications. Christian does not even hesitate to declare his undying love for Roxane and in doing so he could have created a beastly situation: Roxane could have been a horrible human being but because Christian judges her by her beauty not her personality he would not have discovered his mistake until too
Base on what I had interpret in the story, there was a lack of acceptance and lack of love happened in the marriage of Sayoko and her husband. Because if Sayoko 's husband really love her, he would not mind even if Sayoko will play her mole in front of him because he loves her, but in the case of them, Sayoko 's husband did not really love her and Sayoko was blinded by the hope that her husband would change. As I interpret the story, the mole served as the memory of Sayoko to her mother and sisters. It
The desire for love impairs the moral judgment of the individuals, especially Gatsby in the novel. As much as the readers of 1984 wish to cast Gatsby as a great man for his love for Daisy, his attachment to Daisy is actually nothing more than an illusion as he cannot distinguish his feeling as desire or love. True love is a deep attachment to someone in an unconditional and a sacrificial manner where one is selfless to put the other before oneself and is understanding of the other’s flaws. Yet, Gatsby possesses none of the characteristics. Although Gatsby knows that Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan, he hosts dazzling parties and even “[buys] the [mansion] so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (Fitzgerald, 78).