In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the author uses the results of moral development to show a happy ending. Gatsby, though he doesn’t succeed in reaching his life goal, is able to escape his obsessive habits over Daisy. Nick, though he makes a small change in his dating habits, still runs away from his problems and relies on others to aid him in social situations. Therefore, although Gatsby dies by the end of the novel, he has a happier ending because he breaks his destructive cycle of obsession over Daisy, while Nick talks more about change than actually changing, thus resulting in a more sad ending without moral growth. In the beginning of the novel until Daisy rejects him, Gatsby centers his life around Daisy due to his obsession.
Also, this image implies how fake eyes spy on people, molding the notion of that people create their identities to impress others. Another great use of personification in ‘’The murmur trembled on the verge of coherence, sank down, mounted excitedly, and then ceased all together’’ (Fitzgerald 14). On the other hand, Fitzgerald uses hyperboles to highlight things in an escalated matter, for example: ‘’ Jay Gatsby ... sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God ... he must be about His Father's Business, the service of a vast, vulgar and meretricious beauty ‘’ , the expression seems to very overrated, yet it brings attention the struggle of
He gets the sense that Gatsby isn't pleased by his encounter anymore. My understanding is that, yes he accomplished his dream and reached the green light at the end of the dock, that all happened and in the moment it was bliss and everything that he has wanted for the last five years, but now that it is completed life must go on. You can't stay in this moment forever and eventually you will need to move past it and return to your normal life. But how is that possible when you bring a fantasy to life? At this point you may start to wonder if Jay Gatsby was in love with Daisy or was he in love with the thought of Daisy.
The colors of white, yellow, and green are the most eminent, easily distinguishable from the rest, and representing purity, death, and hope” (Yaffe 1). Firstly, white color will be discussed as it is “one of the main symbolic colors in The Great Gatsby, representing purity, innocence, and honesty” (Yaffe 1). At the beginning of the novel Nick Carraway visited his cousin Daisy Buchanan and both she and her friend Jordan Baker wore white dresses. Although they were only sitting on a sofa, Nick was overwhelmed by their beauty, especially by the looks of Jordan Baker, whom he did not know until then, and said: “I was almost surprised into murmuring an apology for having disturbed her by coming in” (Fitzgerald 9). Nick Carraway himself wore white attire on different occasions throughout the novel, like at the first party at Gatsby’s mansion trying to make an impression and at the time he was still not corrupted by this extravagant way of life.
According to the French story, Cinderella is given “clothes made with cloth of gold and silver, all beset with jewels” and “a pair of glass slippers, the prettiest in the world” (Perrault). But in the Iraqi version, “Cinderella’s” skin “shines bright like a full moon”, her hair “is of cloth-of-gold” and her stomach “is filled with gold”. (“Little Red Fish”) Both Cinderella characters are blessed with magical transformations, but nonetheless, the transformations are different in many ways. These transformations are what helped both Cinderella characters fulfill their destinies and get married to their “prince charming’s” and have a happily ever
“The Pardoner’s Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer, the three rioters originally planned to travel to kill Death. After traveling less than half a mile, The three rioters met a poor, old man; the old man told them where they could find Death. The three rioters followed his directions and found not Death but a pot of gold coins under a tree. After, discovering the gold coins, they secretly plotted to kill each other, hoping to keep the treasure to only himself. Because of this, the role of the gold coins acted as the source and main cause of their death.
Now...his count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.” (93) The loss of what his had imagined being magically close to Daisy distracts Gatsby from the physical reality of Daisy standing next to him. He maintains his imagined version of Daisy and of what their relationship can be, much as he maintains an illusion of effortless wealth despite its contradicting with his actual, earned fortune. In his mind, Daisy is intrinsically connected to the idea of wealth he had as a young man. When they first meet, five years before the events of the book take place, Gatsby has yet to inherit a portion of Dan Cody’s fortune. He is a working-class soldier, and Daisy’s lifestyle is not one he has previously experienced.
Thought out the whole novel the color yellow symbolizes Gatsby’s wealth and has something to do with Daisy. Around the world the color yellow usually means happiness and in “The Great Gatsby” the author stated, "now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music" (Fitzgerald 42). Gatsby was having another party to show his money, while the music had a rich tone and the people there felt that the music was soothing. Also in the novel, Fitzgerald mentions, "two girls in twin yellow dresses" (44), and it is to talking about the happiness. The two girls in the yellow dresses are admiring Jordan, the golden girl, and are jealous of how amazing she looks.
This theme continues throughout the book. The color white, in this story, represents money and wealth. Daisy was a very wealthy girl and came from “old money.” Old money was exactly what Gatsby needed to completely fit into society. If one were to look closely at the two characters, they would see that there are many more likenesses between
She argues, “The female ideal is a rich white girl who lives in a big house with servants who do the work” (Olfman). Cinderella and Snow White both attain a wealthy lifestyle through marriage, after being saved by a prince. In the article, “Gender Roles in Disney Movies” Victoria states that “each of the Disney princesses emphasize the importance of marriage and a domesticated lifestyle. By watching each of these movies you rarely see the female roles deciding to break off and start a career or follow an independent lifestyle that doesn’t involve a man” (Victoria). Olfman goes on to say that young girls are taught to seek a life path that does not require great effort and consists of gaining a man’s affection through beauty and feminine