Prometheus writes that he finally recognizes ‘why the best in me has been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins” in the concluding chapter of Anthem (Rand, 98). Prometheus comes to understand that the reason he has felt no regret for his actions, is because they are what makes him an individual. This meaning that throughout his life he has been degraded because of how he would wonder and constantly ask questions, but this has made him a person with views and genuine curiosity on how the world works. These are all characteristics of a single person because not all people have the same views on everything. Surprisingly, in Prometheus’ society no one is considered an individual and
Despite the novel The Great Gatsby being primarily about Gatsby the story is narrated by his friend and neighbor, Nick Carraway. In the beginning of the novel Nick says he is “inclined to reserve all judgements” which he holds true throughout the entire novel. This makes Nick a very effective narrator. Because Nick tends to not be judgmental people tend to like and trust him. Which leads to numerous characters telling Nick intimate details of their life.
Johnny is the kindest, brightest, coolest out of everyone in the book The Outsiders. It even says in the book that Johnny kept the group together, and stopped everyone from fighting all the time. So basically they were together because of Johnny being there, and when he died none of them would be fine on their own so he kept them together by his death too. Johnny should’ve been sad, alone, scared because his parents weren’t the best. But he didn’t give in to their hate, he was almost always happy.
After living his whole life free and unrestrained by anyone or anything, he found himself confined and threatened in a way he could never have imagined” (55). Stevenson could have said this in many ways. One being, “Walter told me those week had left him devastated and he found himself confined in ways he could never have imagined.” However, he decided to write it in a way where readers could insert themselves into the situation and feel for his client. Stevenson’s use of pathos is overall effective and helps him to prove his points about the injustice justice
Although Gatsby was culturally in tune with the changing times he was still considered “new money” because he was not born into his wealth and made it all himself. Also he lived on the West Egg, which is where everyone with “new money” went to live. Gatsby received all of his wealth by taking advantage of prohibition and bootlegging, but he was responsible with his newly earned money and carried himself similar to someone with “old money” would. The woman he loves, Daisy, lives across the sound from Gatsby on the East Egg. On the end of her dock there is a green light.
‘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.
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. However, Nick doesn’t question the situation and even goes on to get as debauched as everyone else at the party. Nick’s “bystander complex” is further cemented when he sneaks out of the party amongst the chaos and spends the rest of it with McKee. Socially, Nick wasn’t in any position that would hinder him from offering to help Myrtle or even to stop Tom from abusing her.
“Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone....just remember that all the people in the world haven’t the advantages that you’ve had.” This quote is from Nick who quoted this from his father. "Gatsby turned out alright..." This shows Nick’s actions and thoughts still remain the same about judgement at the end of story. I think F. Scott Fitzgerald uses this quote also to foreshadow the bad choices that take place and to reserve our judgment and try to understand the characters with a open mind. This excerpt from “The Great Gatsby” is important to the developing theme of the novel because his father saying this
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.
Although they were like oil and water, yet they shared the same dream of wanting to end discrimination and racism in America. King was raised in a middle class family and was well educated. Throughout his entire career as a ministry, Martin Luther King Jr. was always opposed to violence. He always stood his ground. Although he had been physically attacked but he never reacted with violence.
1. The point I find to be the most crucial to the plot in Chapter 1 is the Buchanan’s blatant unhappiness. Tom is obviously unhappy in his married life because, not only is he restless in the sense that he moves frequently, but he also is having an open affair. Daisy is also obviously unhappy because of the way she so readily opened up to Nick, whom she did not know well despite their familial relation, and in the way she interacted with Tom. Even if I had not read this story before, I would have picked up on the fact that this singular point would be a catalyst to the rest of the plot.
Huck’s maturity evolves from a simplistic teenage thought process to a more man-like state later in the novel. His maturity eventually leads to improvement in adaptation also, giving him the mental tools needed to think like an adult, and these other two traits tie right into the last one, logistics. Huck’s street smarts kept him and Jim at a safe distance from anyone and everyone for almost the entirety of the book. Even if he has never experienced such situations before, Huck still pulls through them to save himself and his beloved
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
Everytime we went to visit, he would always have some new jokes that would have me and my brothers laughing so hard we would cry. He was always a hard worker and whenever we came over he put us to work right along with him. We never complained about having to work with him because we understood he was getting old and he had a few health problems. We never asked for nothing in return when we worked with him but he would give us money anyways. When
Father! Wake up, they’re going to throw you out the side!” (pg 99) shows the reader that midway through the story Elie still really cared about his father and did not want him to die. He still had hope that his dad could survive. However, this quote at the end of the story, “I no longer thought of my father,” (pg 113) showed that he lost all hope and only thought about himself and his own health due to the circumstances. Also, Elie was not the only son going through