but I loved you too.” (131). As Tom tell her that Gatsby’s illegal business with Wolfsheim, as Nick described, Daisy “ with every word she was drawing further and further into herself ” (134). Now she knew Gatsby’s money is not safety, she would rather stay with Tom to be a rich, at least having safe money, woman. She even used Gatsby to cover up the fact the she killed Myrtle and made Gatsby be the criminal.
He wishes she leave her family and spend rest of her life with him. This shows both Gatsby and Mathilde are always looking for more and will never be satisfied with what they have. They both assume having a high status, they can expect more hence, making them selfish and greedy. Attempts at attaining a high social status affect Myrtle, Gatsby and Mathilde negatively as they show selfishness and greediness acts. A negative impact of social status is also exemplified through the importance of
Parris is also a very selfish man who is only worried about staying minister and trying to make himself have a luxurious life style. He show how selfish he is by saying” The cause is yet unknown. I have had enough contention since i came; I want no more. ”(Miller, 174). He show himself as being selfish in this line because he doesn't worry about there being a witch in salem, he is only worried about keeping his job as minister.
He thought it would be a great plan to pretend to be Rita’s ideal perfect man so that he can seduce her. But every time he tries it always fail and end with him being slapped. When he tells her everything that’s been happening to him for the last past same day, she decides to stay with him and I believe at that moment he realizes his self-worth. Rita grew closer to him because of who he was and not who he pretends to be. After reevaluating himself he took control over the repetitive day instead of allowing the day to take control of him.
After Belle rejects his proposal, he desires her even more. When Belle returns to the town and tells him of the friend she found in Beast, he becomes jealous and his desire is to kill Beast. Lao-Tzu cautions against too many desires saying, “He whose (desires) are few gets them; he whose (desires) are many goes astray.” Had Gaston made the choice to be content with the world and life as it is, he could have had a chance for a happy ending, but his greed took precedence over contentment. After the battle Beast gives him a chance to walk away and go on living his life, but Gaston’s desire for Belle leads him to his
Romeo and Juliet are two star crossed lovers that both pay the ultimate price for love. Mr. Capulet is the power hungry and selfish ruler of the Capulet Family. The highly ranked and socially respected Montague family keeps the Capulets from being the highest ranked family in Verona. The attitude of Mr. Capulet has Juliet, his daughter, scared to tell him anything, much less so about her marriage to Romeo, a Montague. Juliet’s relationship with her dad is slim to none and has Mr. Capulet guessing what she is like
”(Fitzgerald 130). Gatsby knew that Daisy was self-centered and only cared about wealth, because if she truly loved him, she would wait for him to return back. Daisy believes that money resolves problems. This reflects on Tom’s and Daisy’s marriage. Even though, Tom treats Daisy poorly and betrays her, Daisy does not seem to care because of Tom’s wealth.
Obviously, George is desperate for the car because he needs the money. He only wants the money to make his wife happy. Sadly, Myrtle is cheating on him, revealing the moral decay of American society found in the Valley of Ashes. For Myrtle to cheat on her husband who loves her dearly, reveals how the Valley of Ashes has no moral values. Myrtle treats George poorly and uses Tom as an outlet to the rich and high class life.
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.
Fortunately, Everyman could recover good works in his search for a company. Passion is substantial throughout the work, Everyman wants to live, tries to pay to death, begging for a company, then accept that his human life ended, asking God for forgiveness, begging him to have mercy on him. The tragedy, the fact that death is upon him and the conflict within him. To find that everything that one has lived to achieve did not matter, in the end, it is sad, unfortunately, humanity seems to follow this example, but fortunately, Everyman could change the outcome of his sinful ways. This medieval game, although tragic, had a focus on keeping the reader wondering what will happen
Similarly, the characters in the The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald reinvented their identities in order to change their lives for the better. The main character, Jay Gatsby, is a wealthy, mysterious gentleman who throws extravagant parties in his mansion however his determination to succeed is rooted in his tragic background. Myrtle is bored of her plain middle class life and her affair with a rich married men is her only chance to experience the upper class lifestyle. Daisy is a money hungry wife who appears to have the perfect life however beneath the surface she sufferers of loneliness. At the end of the novel, their unsuccessful attempts at rebirth led to the death of three characters.
That which is inhuman, cannot be divine!” (19). The “American religion” was used as “a thin vail to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages” (20) and their “prayers and hymns, your sermon and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety and hypocrisy” (20). Hence, Douglass purpose was not to primarily motive to can “American religion” a lie was to emphasize the “national inconsistencies” and bring up change. Douglass also uses the same method when stating that “it [the Constitution] will be found to contain principles and purposes, entirely hostile to the existence of slavery” (38).
F. Scott Fitzgerald uses Tom and Myrtle’s relationship to show how the poor are willing to do anything for money and status, and those of status flaunt their power shamelessly. In the story, Tom is having an affair with Myrtle, the wife of Wilson. “ It’s really his wife that’s keeping them apart. She’s Catholic, and they don’t believe in divorce. Daisy was not a Catholic, and I was a little shocked at the elaborateness of the lie.”
Throughout history, great men and women have been willing to die for a cause they believed in. Society often holds these people up as heroes, role models to be celebrated by the following generations. In his novel Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer makes the argument that Chris McCandless deserves to recognized as one of these heroes. Into the Wild tells the story of Chris’s life and ultimately his death in the Alaskan frontier, following him from his disappearance after college graduation to the eventual discovery of his remains two years later. Although Krakauer portrays Chris as a noble young man on an inspirational quest, in reality Chris’s journey reveals an out-of-touch young man who naively followed the ideals of his favorite authors.
Chris McCandless was troubled but he wasn’t crazy. He was so hurt by his family he was seeking happiness away from people that could hurt him by going into the wild. Eventually, before he died, he realizes he was wrong and that he wants to return to society. Christopher Johnson McCandless was hurt by his family, had a troubled childhood, and looking for happiness away from civilization but before he died in peace realizes he wanted to live with other people again.