Fitzgerald’s ironic use of the natural imagery of the farm and garden establish this setting as a dead, depressing place. For example, he describes it as a “fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens”(27). Such description serves to juxtapose the common perception of the “Roaring 20’s” with a dreary dismal landscape, in stark opposition to the exciting, grandiose
Gatsby’s lies to ultimately get to his ultimate dream which is being with daisy and Losing this illusions of being with daisy means that Gatsby would have no purpose to lie and deceive other characters in the book. Also Gatsby’s has this obsession with Daisy that masks his harsh reality of him being with daisy. The illusions are to be about Daisy and the American Dream. This book is filled with drama and love,
Situational irony can be unanticipated. How the author describes the characters throughout the story with the emotions they feel and their ideas can heavily impact the situational irony. Situational irony can often have a huge twist in the story, whether or not it is about the main character or just the idea or setting of it. O. Henry from “The Ransom’s Red Chief,” uses situational irony to create an amusing effect on the reader. Guy de Maupassant from “The Necklace,” uses situational irony to create an enormous amount of sympathy for the characters of the story.
‘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.
Initially, “The Great Gatsby” can be seen as a painfully typical love story. As much as it is pretentious and unfortunate, it is a love story nonetheless. What makes it different than the average romantic novel is the symbolism and meaning that lays underneath the expensive lives of Nick Careaway and his upstart friends. The themes of “The Great Gatsby” are diverse and incoherently complex. The variety of motives and characteristics make reading the novel a sincerely unique experience, since the story and its’ morals will usually be what the readers makes them out to be in the end.
As Liesel Meminger manages to cripple the hearts of many and patch them over and over again. It makes them weep for the monsters that human beings can be, but rather delight in how wonderful we are capable of being. With that in mind, the power of words was, in fact, pivotal in the contribution to the survival and endurance of the major characters in the novel. Through the power of words, you can deceive and alter the perception of life and creation on others. In deduction, Mark Zusak effectively uses the power of words to demonstrate how crucial it was to the survival and growth of major characters, he also expresses this through numerous perspectives.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, the icon of beautiful lyricism, uses many intriguing patterns within his novel, The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald, in his writing of the 1920s, introduces the reader to the world after the Great War; a world of overindulged wealth, unrealistic dreams, and undeniable poverty. Where there is wealth it is not used in an honorable way; where dreams may form, they are impossible to accomplish due to their exorbitant standards; and where dust accumulates, there poverty gathers as well. Throughout his novel, Fitzgerald uses the pattern of dust and ashes to display his essential themes of immorality, poverty, and death. The relationship between Tom and Daisy Buchanan is not one of love and understanding, but one destined for discontentment
Mr. Bennet’s pride leads him to have prejudice of her even though he loves her. In the novel, Mr. Darcy’s judgement of Elizabeth is starts off the book and they interact based on how he first thought of her. When he went to ball which happened in Longborn where Elizabeth lives, once he met Elizabeth, he starts to judge her, “[Elizabeth] is tolerable, but not hand some enough to tempt me, and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other man” (Austen 8). Mr. Darcy does not even know about Elizabeth, but only by her reputation he decides not to talk to her. Jane Austen illustrated through Mr. Darcy’s character, how people judge others based on reputation.
Darcy. Through Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy’s prejudicial personalities, they experience a change in heart for the other person by realizing their own flaws. Additionally, the different social classes between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy greatly contribute to their relationship; Elizabeth is often discriminated for her association with Mr. Darcy, and as a result, she becomes aware of how much she loves Mr. Darcy due to her defensive reactions to offensive comments. Lastly, Elizabeth’s stubborn attitude to challenge the specific behavior of women during the time only attracts Mr. Darcy to her even more; this factor essentially challenges and changes his own character. Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is an example of a classic love story showing how love can overcome all boundaries between any two people.
The presentation by Janna, Ashley, Joey, and Amber described the effects of Romanticism through their powerpoint and role play game. Through Emma’s early life, marriage, and affairs, Flaubert criticizes Romanticism. These ideals just created an illusion for Emma about what life should be like, constantly making her unhappy, restless, and bored. The book was seen as obscene because the content truly exposed the consequences of vice and adultery. To Emma, her affairs seemed like the perfect way to escape from her mediocre life and mundane marriage.