‘You 're worth the whole damn bunch put together.’” (The Great Gatsby, 154). This is one of the last things that Nick has ever said to Gatsby before he is eliminated by George Wilson. While Gatsby was in love with the image of Daisy and falling even deeper in love, Nick was falling for Gatsby’s image in a sense. He stopped caring about his strong abhor of the wealthy East Egg crowd considering Gatsby was West Egg and New Money. He did not hold the general arrogance that those of Old Money did.
She did not have much hope left anyways for her life because she annoyed the misfit with her ugly and selfish ways. In another quote the grandmother implies that the misfit is a good man by stating, "Yes it's a beautiful day," said the grandmother. "Listen, " she said, "You shouldn't call yourself the misfit because I know you're a good man at heart. I can just look at you and tell" (421). The grandmother doesn't know the misfit from Adam, yet she already gave him a persona that he has to match.
He had trusted Harry immeasurably, but this caused him to feel cheated. Harry doesn’t understand the jealousy Ron feels towards him because Harry doesn’t view his fame as a good thing, which leads Harry to question Ron’s behavior. “‘Look,” said Hermione patiently, “it’s always you who gets all the attention, you know it is. I know it’s not your fault,” she added quickly, seeing Harry open his mouth furiously. “I know you don’t ask for it … but – well – you know, Ron’s got all those brothers to compete against at home, and you’re his best friend, and you’re really famous he’s always shunted to one side whenever people see you, and he puts up with it, and he never mentions it, but I suppose this is just one time too many….” (Goblet of Fire
He concealed his feelings in worry of looking soft in front of Socs or even worse, his fellow Greasers. His high IQ and good grades and interest in books and movies do not matter because he lives on the poor side of town. He gets judged on where he comes from, rather than on the person he tries to become and hopes to become. Johnny, the second youngest Greaser, gets jumped by Socs, and has feared them since the incident. Johnny, the loyal gang member, gets described as the gang 's pet.
Therefore, it is not hard for Tateh to abandon socialism. At the dawn of the novel, Tateh is poor and despises the wealthy for his inability to provide for his family, but once he gains status, all ill thoughts in relation to wealth vanish. After his success, Tateh is first mentioned at a hotel emblem of the old world enjoying his newfound wealth, even more so than the old world does: “It was enormously pleasurable to see the world as the Baron did, alive to every moment” (215). Not to mention that thereafter, all notions of socialist action obliterate. Tateh does not use his success to aid the cause, nor does he attend any further socialist meetings or speak out about his cause.
In King Lear, Lear is depicted as a very foolish and arrogant man. This is evident when Lear eats up the words of Regan and Goneril, who are lying about how they feel, when he asks his daughters to show who loves him the most. However, when his daughter Cordelia, who is Lear’s favorite daughter, does not play a long with Lear’s games as she believes her actions show her feelings toward her father more then words, Lear quickly dismisses her and decides to only give land to Regan and Cordelia. This clearly shows Lear’s arrogance and foolishness as he falls for the sap of his detached daughters and turns away from the daughter that actually loves him. In a Thousand Acres Larry Cook is depicted as more of a monster instead of a fool.
“‘You're worth the whole damn bunch put together.’” (The Great Gatsby, 154). This is one of the last things that Nick has ever said to Gatsby before he is eliminated by George Wilson. While Gatsby was in love with the image of Daisy and falling even deeper in love, Nick was falling for Gatsby in a sense. He stopped caring about his strong abhor with the wealthy East Egg crowd because Gatsby was West Egg and new money. He did not hold the general arrogance that those of Old Money did.
In the end, he has words of the wiser to leave the readers stunned and inspired. Ponyboy goes through the first stage of the hero 's journey as shown when he claims he is different from his family and friends and he has good grades which its stereotypical for people of his status not to have good grades. Ponyboy is set apart from the rest of the greasers because he likes to watch movies and books he describes his brothers as “never cracks a book” and “ works to hard to be interested in a story” he also states he isn 't like the other greasers because “ nobody in our gang digs movies and books the way I do”
George thinks men should be smarter than women.George also makes fun of Beneatha’s heritage, by saying “ Let's face it, baby, your heritage is nothing but a bunch of raggedy-assed spirituals and some grass huts!” (1571). Even though George is also this heritage, he thinks he’s better than them because he is rich. Thi changes Beneatha by showing that George is wrong and Asgia is the guy for her. She realizes George is stuck up and who she shouldn’t want to be. George was the person that made everything click for Beneatha.
Dolphus a rich white man that has a colored wife and family hides the truth from society. While Mr. Dolphus is talking to Scout about why he does what he does, he tells her that, “Secretly, Miss Finch, I’m not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live.”(Lee 268). He lives the way he does so he can live in peace and not have to deal with the constant prejudice of others in the town. Mr. Dolphus knows that he isn’t like the rest of the town so he tries to give people of the town a reason so he can still fit in (Lee 268). He tricks the folks of the town so the hate gets passed by false reasons.
In the scarlet ibis there is a narrator who gives brief descriptions throughout the story, although he is not officially named but simply called "Brother”, recalls the life of his younger brother, William Armstrong, also known as Doodle, later in the story. Doodle is born a sickly child who is not expected to live past 2 months because of complications at birth that resulted in drastic birth defects. Therefor his family decides to have a small coffin made in the case of his death. Doodle ends up surviving into his childhood, but for most of his babyhood, he is unable to move or respond to his surrounding environment filled with his loved ones. The narrator “brother” even goes so far as planning to smother the baby with a pillow thinking that
Traits such as creativity, intelligence, and skepticism are highly valued and are noticeable in most famous scientists. For these reasons, it is logical that science is not highly valued in the totalitarian world in Anthem, since in the collectivist society, obedient and average people are rewarded, and people that stand out are punished. Equality 7-2521 knew he was smarter than his brothers, but stated “it is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them”, because the main concept of collectivism is unity, that “We are nothing. Mankind is all”, and by standing out, whether by being superior or inferior, you threaten that