Gatsby reveals that before he met Daisy, he was from the lower class. He realized that he didn’t have any money to provide for Daisy if they got married, which served him as motivation to gain affluence. Additionally, this scene is ironic in the sense that when Gatsby was first with Daisy he was poor. Yet, in this moment he is in the Plaza Hotel hanging out with some of the upper class men. Here, Gatsby proves that the self-made man is true because he was able to improve his lifestyle through hard-work compared to where he was before.
This example shows that Andy wants to be free because once he hears the captain talking about money he automatically jumps on the opportunity to go back to his old life by helping people with their money. If I was in a similar situation I can honestly say that I would do the exact same thing Andy did, if I knew how to do things that he did , I would do the same thing and in return I would have a day off with my friends doing anything to feel free again. Andy is a giver and he worked hard, like when he saw how pathetic the Shawshank library was. The inmates had no interest in reading the books in the library because they were old and torn. So Andy starts to write letters for six years to the state asking for new books and money to renovate the library.
Thus, beyond the fall of Shylock which was fore with been explored, Shylock, when losing his wealth with Jessica, he is without the wisdom he seems to think he himself has. He has come to what the audience saw, that he lost everything to those he hates. His one piece of advice to his family, to keep wealth with you and that gives you a wealthy mind, he loses. The last piece of himself which “[Christians] rail…on” (1.3.46) is lost to these same
The mother was not happy with her marriage because of the lack of money. In the story, when Paul was talking to his mother and she said that they do not have their own car because they are poor and your father have no luck and this thing made him asks her is money related to luck? For her yes and most people would say the same thing that they are related because when he get her money she was thrilled to have money and to have a lucky son. Also, the uncle love money more than his nephew because when he was in the hospital the uncle said to his mother at least they have money. To be clear, the money was everything for both the mother and uncle.
The Younger family has grown up without much and when the father dies, he leaves an inheritance that can get the family into a comfortable living position. The only problem is that they all want to use the money for different reasons. Each character wants to make their own dreams come true. They do not want to sacrifice their own dreams to please the others. Unwilling to make a sacrifice proves to bring more animosity in a family as shown in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry through conflict involving money and how the characters handle their actions.
"You won 't get lonely, Charles... You 'll be the richest man in the world someday." (Citizen Kane, 1941) Kane’s parents used the power of money as an accessory for giving him away to a billionaire. Since that day, the protagonist went through a traumatizing experience, insecurity and redisposition due to his parents’ actions, which marked the beginning of his tortuous need, to be loved. This unreturned love created a sense of fear and mistrust to love something or someone, only to experience abandonment again was something Kane never got a chance to learn. Citizen Kane broke all the rules because of Welles, there were no
A self-made man is someone who comes from a low status family and against all odds, climbs up the social ladder and creates a new identity for themself gaining wealth along the way. The only way to achieve success is through determination, hard-work, initiative, and being able to learn from mistakes. And in order to fulfill your goals, it helps to have something/someone motivating you along the way. Moreover, the self-made man is the embodiment of the American Dream because they share similar principles. The honorable way to accomplish goals is through working hard, taking initiative, being determined, and allowing yourself to learn from your errors; this idea is the foundation of the self-made man and American Dream.
Troy feels guilty for taking his brothers money. By taking that money Troy shows responsibility as Gabe would’ve just wasted it in something worthless. Troy did the right thing with the money but this also makes him a selfish person. He could’ve used that money to pay for Gabe’s needs such as medical bills, etc, instead he decided to buy himself a house. “Troy: I can sit up in her house and laugh….
Even money issues can be a problem in this situation because the husband would like to buy what he wants but he is not the one bringing in the money. Other issues today are a husband being laid off due to the economy being in bad shape while his wife is still working. This can make the husband fall into depression or alcohol abuse. This depression and alcohol abuse would eventually lead to arguments from his spouse and then to physical abuse. Even the alcohol could not be the start of family violence and abuse.
My dad did his best to provide for us even though it was tough being in a state where you knew no one, he managed to get enough for us to rent an apartment. We were stable for a while, but this was not the end of our bad time. Suddenly my father got laid off his job, and when we thought things couldn’t get any worse we were being asked to evict our apartment. With my parents not having a job they couldn’t provide for us, my siblings and I were forced to drink a glass of water for dinner and hope for the best the next day. Living with the fear of being kicked out my mother became frustrated and decided it was time to get money some way, in order for us to move to Oklahoma where some family members lived.