He thus became world famous.” Quote from source 3: "Benjamin went to work for a man named Keimer, who was not a very good printer. Franklin quickly put his shop in order. His work attracted the attention of Pennsylvania 's governor, Sir William Keith, who offered to set up the 18-year-old Franklin in business.” +++++++++++++++++++++ Mini-question #2: How did Benjamin Franklin influence the American Revolution? Quote from source 1: “When he learned how strongly the people back home felt about the Stamp Act, he went before Parliament to testify against it. He talked for a whole day and convinced the House of Commons that the Stamp Act was not really good for England.” Quote from source 2: “Nevertheless, he threw his energies behind the cause of independence and got himself appointed to the Second Continental Congress.
Imagine believing so strongly in something and then being let down, or thinking that you were wrong to believe. In Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie felt as though he had lost his religion and beliefs. “I believed profoundly. During the day I studied the Talmud, and at night I ran to the synagogue to weep of the destruction of the Temple,” (Wiesel, 14). This quote shows how strongly he believed before experiencing the hardships of the Holocaust and it changed him.
He published his first book when he was 23 years old, and he was one of the American greatest dreamers". "In 1924 he moved to France, and a year later he published his greatest work The Great Gatsby". The Great Gatsby is about a simple man that suddenly became a rich through illegal activities to be with his lover who couldn 't be with her in the past because of religious and materialism. The novel start with Nick Carraway, who is the narrator of the novel, moved to New York where his cousin Daisy Buchanan lives. Nick lives in a small cottage next to the millionaire Jay Gatsby.
The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for?” (Wiesel 33). This quote demonstrates the idea that Elie is beginning to grow angry with God, and is beginning to stray from his once extremely religious life. In the article “Holocaust and the Death of God: A Study of Elie Wiesel’s Night”, it is argued that this is the first time that Elie realizes that he is “terribly alone in the world without God” (Mehrotra & Vats 166) Nitisha Mehrotra and Naresh K. Vats would also argue that although Elie appears to resent God and his religion, this decision was not easy for him. Elie strove to be someone who would never renounce his faith, yet when faced with treacherous conditions and harsh persecution Elie found it growing more and more difficult to keep his faith in
The two settings used the most throughout the book is West Egg and the Valley of Ashes. West Egg is the area where all the new money people live, including Gatsby. At Gatsby's house, wild lavish parties are very common. However, everyone who attends those parties don't even know Gatsby, they just come because they want to have fun and not worry about anything. Meanwhile, there's the Valley of Ashes, an area outside of the city which is a gray and dull place where ashes and other waste is dumped.
The eyes “watch” over the valley of ashes. “The eyes of doctor T.J Eckleburg… solemn dumping ground” (Fitzgerald 23). The eyes themselves represent a “Big Brother” (Mass surveillance in modern culture). They watch over the valley of ashes, acting as God to a certain point, to a certain character. George Wilson views the eyes as guidance.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald 's enduring American classic, The Great Gatsby, capitalism has baptized itself, reappearing with the new name of religion to entrance the defenseless poverty-stricken. With all the allure of the 1920s, corruption proved conspicuous. Fitzgerald hints immediately to the East having abandoned traditionally American values in the pursual of dreams through narrator Nick Carraway, who gives meaning to a critical symbol. It is presented as "the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg… blue and gigantic… They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose” (Fitzgerald 23). The way the sight is relayed surprises readers.
This fact seems to be lost on the characters who live in and travel through the valley; however, and they interact with him and even seem to fear him as a Great Judger of Souls. Tom Buchanan goes there to meet his mistress and notices that Eckleberg is frowning at him as he judges the blue collar community. “’Terrible place isn’t it?’ said Tom” (26). Of course it’s a terrible place, Tom! You have come down from your “golden” Egg to the valley of ashes and soot to meet your lover, and now I will frown at you all day long!
Scott Fitzgerald’s use of optics in the novel is a key element. The all-seeing eye of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg, a billboard advertisement, who is a god-like figure, views the collapse of society and watches the tragic demise of Myrtle. Owl-Eyes sees past Gatsby’s image and his persona. When he realizes that the books in Gatsby’s library are indeed real, although he knows that Gatsby has not read a single one of them, he mutters to himself “if one brick was removed the whole library was liable to collapse.” (47). Making the point that if one piece of information was removed from Gatsby’s farce, then his whole world would collapse.
While reading, there seems to be a nonexistent reality of religion. Capitalism has taken its apparent toll in the societies of East and West Egg and God is now seen as advertisement for an eye doctor. Not only is the advertising deceitful, but all aspects of the East and West Egg societies are spurious. Upon entering the Valley of Ashes with Tom, they stop by a building and observes it’s “The only building in sight that was a small block of yellow brick sitting on the edge of the waste land” (24). This “small block of yellow brick” is Wilson’s garage.
“When the Civil War came, the demands for his goods increased dramatically, and Rockefeller found himself amassing a small fortune.” (Source 1 “The New Tycoons- John D. Rockefeller”) Generally, when there are many consumers buying from one company, then that establishment has had people within it using wise business tactics. For the Standard Oil Company, that person was John D. Rockefeller. “He shipped so many goods that railroad companies drooled over the prospect of getting his business.” (Source 1 “The New Tycoons- John D. Rockefeller) The want for Rockefeller’s products was only increased by the growth of the good’s shipping rates. Of course, Rockefeller was conscious of this and found a way to use this edge to its full potential. Only an intellectual being would be able to have as large of a command for their products as Rockefeller.
His father whispers, “May his name be celebrated and sanctified.” Elie then thinks, “For the first time I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify his name? The Almighty, the eternal and terrible master of the universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank him for” (Wiesel 33)? To Elie, these horrors standing in front of him were unrecognizable.
Still, it appears to be clear to me that today 's Americans commit additional time, cash and vitality in quest for insignificant popular culture than any time in recent memory. Whole TV stations are dedicated to one of my most loved inconsistent expressions, diversion news. A word from a talk show host can and inspires a large number of individuals to purchase a book that the greater part of them presumably will never read. Genuine magazines battle to discover new perusers, however magazines gave to the lives of motion picture stars make their owners rich, if not well known. Furthermore, obviously, there is this business of what makes an American Idol.
Most of their decisions are based off personal benefit. The Great Gatsby contains rhetorical queues, such as logos, ethos, and pathos, that validate that the pursuit of “The American Dream” transforms society into greedy, heartless people. At this time, people only thought about social status because that determined who you partied with and how much money you had. Since World War I caused such a disruption in the world, it could easily be said that is why people developed this type of mentality. “Real riches are the riches possessed inside,” which is a characteristic that all of these people in West Egg
Nick is finally told by Gatsby his past, that he had been spending the last five years trying to build up his wealth through illegal alcohol and drugs for a gangster named Wolfsheim and that he had grown up extremely poor. He had built up his wealth, then moved in a mansion across from Daisy’s and threw large parties, hoping she would go to one. So, trying to rush his plan, Gatsby begins to become more passionate towards Daisy to convince her that he is what she wants. During these scenes in the movie, where Gatsby is trying to manipulate Daisy’s emotions through his affection, he is using something called “pathos”, or emotional appeal, against Daisy to convince her. Gatsby knows the only way to get Daisy to want to leave her husband is to make her believe that he is the only one who can make her happy and not her husband Tom, who even at the beginning of the film, Daisy shows she no longer cares