When Nick first meets Gatsby, he saw Gatsby smile for the first time and felt reassured. Nick similarly argues, “He smiled understandingly- much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life” (48). Nick is insisting that Gatsby’s smile describes his personality and that it is very rare. Nick believes that Gatsby’s smile is so special because he does not know anything about Gatsby.
She sees that Joe is a great man who is proud of his work and is happy with himself the way he is. Joe does not need money to live life because he is already fulfilled with the little that he has, unlike Pip. Joe agrees with what Biddy was saying: “... see Joe the blacksmith...in the old burnt apron, sticking to the old work. I’m awful dull, but I hope I’ve beat out something nigh the rights of this at last” (Dickens 239). It can be seen that Joe knows that most people see him as a lowly blacksmith, because that is what he is.
He believes in no religion, feels no love, and shows no emotion. Just like he covered up his problems with alcohol, he also uses the “cover” and comfort of Catherine’s hair to escape. It’s very easy to see how Henry has focused heavily on the physical pleasures of life, especially due to his lack of feelings. Because of all this, one might come to believe Henry is indeed a static character, but I feel that is not the truth. Henry learned many lessons about life throughout the timeline of the book and I feel these are the reasons he is a dynamic character.
On the contrary, Gatsby had great dream and he would sacrifice everything to achieve his goal. Gatsby squandered large money to have a party to attract Daisy and it is obvious that he didn’t care about money after he became rich. What Gatsby cared about was Daisy at that time. What’s more, Gatsby desired to possess Daisy’s love and her loyalty but Daisy cared about Gatsby’s money more than himself, that’s why their love story was a
He doesn’t fall to people’s level and treat the character Jim as a slave, like everyone else does. He treats him as a person. If you follow Huckleberry Finn throughout the entire book, he changes from a very immature troublemaker, to a well liked and responsible young man. Huckleberry Finn is probably the most important character in the
So uneventful in fact that Meursault feels compelled to add in the precise details of how he washed his hands and the type of cloth that he chose to dry them with. The most interesting part about the entire description is the fact that not once does he complain about the lack of things to do. He is happy to spend an entire day in the small apartment doing little bits of nothing. His ability to be joyfully isolated is sought after by many and achieved by few. Although being content while alone is not viewed as normal it is an amazing gift that Meursault has to see the positive in spending time by
Scott Fitzgerald and Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron,” a lack of God is evident to the audience. In both works, the lack of God proved troublesome to many characters. In upper class characters, including Jay Gatsby, and Tom and Daisy Buchanan, there is no mention of religious affiliation. They are self-absorbed, excessive drinkers, and lie in order to achieve what they want. “In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the God is one who does not interfere with what people are doing on Earth.
Daisy got caught up in the worldly things and ended up living a miserable life with a husband who cheated and whom she no longer loved. She strived for the life that was typically the american dream, by marrying up and living a life full of wealth and comfort. “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. . .
The authors depict both Gatsby and Cohn as considering their romances to be more secure and important than they are in truth. Gatsby does not have a mutually loving relationship with Daisy, because she does not wish to risk commitment. Gatsby is emotionally alienated from the rest of society due to his obsession with Daisy. He cannot focus on anyone else because Daisy is his entire world. Gatsby, since he is detached from everyone else, is able to create a false equivalency between his emotions and hers without anyone to tell him otherwise.
Monsieur Lantin’s lady was thought to be an idyllic wife, but readers soon found out that the love between the married was an illusion. In addition, Monsieur Lantin uncovers that the gems his wife claimed were inauthentic were truly worth thousands, much to his confusion. Once he inherited the value of all his deceased wife’s gems, Monsieur Lantin remarried. Although his marriage with his second wife