In the Great American classic, The Great Gatsby, many critics have aligned their opinions with the fact that Gatsby was corrupted by the thought of money. Gatsby was portrayed as the American Dream, going from having nothing to being extremely wealthy, but along the line he was caught up in illegal affairs and resulting in his own corruption. In the beginning Gatsby had nothing just a plan for achieving his American Dream.
Desire can lead people in many different directions -- some good, and some bad. Desire can confuse people, and give them false hope. This makes them commit actions without thinking about consequences.Throughout the book, The Great Gatsby, desire influenced the choices of Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, and Myrtle.
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet’s love story. The author of Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare, he wrote a play about two teens that had fallen in love. These teens’ family’s had a feud so they had to hide there love for each other. Even though Romeo and Juliet committed suicide, their untimely deaths are ultimately caused by the fate and family feud.
Gatsby falls in love with Daisy the first minute he meets her and never stops loving her even though she has obviously moved on. Gatsby does everything he can to be closer to her like buying “that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (78). Gatsby knows that if he can get the girl of his dreams he will not feel lonely anymore. "He talked a lot about the past… he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was” (87). Ever since Gatsby had left Daisy, he has felt content with his life because he knows something is missing. Gatsby feels lonely and will continue to feel lonely without Daisy.
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Throughout the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the affairs of Tom with Myrtle, and Daisy with Gatsby show that one must think before they act. Based on the novel The Great Gatsby, we see that some people in the 1920’s did what was convenient for themselves, whether it was the right thing or the wrong thing to do. People within the novel never thought about the consequences of their careless actions. We have all heard the phrase, “Think, before you act!” This statement would have gone a long way to the characters within the novel if they followed it. Instead of thinking before making certain decisions, the characters in The Great Gatsby would fall prey to horrible consequences due to their hasty decisions.
The character of Jay Gatsby was a wealthy business man, who the author developed as arrogant and tasteless. Gatsby 's love interest, Daisy Buchanan, was a subdued socialite who was married to the dim witted Tom Buchanan. She is the perfect example of how women of her level of society were supposed to act in her day. The circumstances surrounding Gatsby and Daisy 's relationship kept them eternally apart. For Daisy to have been with Gatsby would have been forbidden, due to the fact that she was married. That very concept of their love being forbidden, also made it all the more intense, for the idea of having a prohibited love, like William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet, made it all the more desirable. Gatsby was remembering back five years to when Daisy was not married and they were together:
In the story "The Great Gatsby" Nick has a favorable opinion of Jay Gatsby. In the first chapter of the book Nick states "When I came back from the East last autumn I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart. Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction- Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn." The book gives many examples of Nick thinking of Gatsby as the "Great" such as Gatsby 's smile, what Gatsby was willing to do for Daisy, and what Gatsby did for himself.
In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrays many themes; however, the most significant one revealed throughout the novel is the American Dream is not achievable through accepted, conventional methods, but by sacrificing moral integrity and values. To embody the American Dream one must have money, power, love and a happy family. Myrtle, Daisy and Gatsby's obsession with the American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, have all been corrupted and destroyed by trying to lead in this dream, therefore, causing them to lead themselves to their own failures.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a story known for being a tragedy and an incredible love story. However, is love more powerful than hate or is it the other way around in this story? Despite the violence and brutality of the book, you can find that love outweighs and is more powerful than hate in certain situations. Many examples can be found in the story and are not just with Romeo and Juliet together.
Throughout the history of literature, many authors have tried to reveal a clear understanding of the American Dream. And whether it is possible to achieve lies all in the character the author portrays. The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye are prime examples of this. F. Scott Fitzgerald and J.D. Salinger, the authors of these titles, respectively, fashion flawed Jay Gatsby and Holden Caulfield, with one important desire: the longing to gain what they can’t have; acceptance and the feeling of belonging. Each being different in their own ways as well.
Gatsby thinks the love from Daisy is real even though she doesn’t truly love him. Gatsby tries to convince Daisy’s husband, Tom, that Daisy is in love with Gatsby. In a conversation with Tom, Gatsby points out, “Your wife doesn’t love you” (Fitzgerald 130). Gatsby is so convinced that Daisy is in love with him. Gatsby tries to convince Tom that Daisy loves Gatsby by stating how long the affair has been going
Gatsby’ tragic flaw eventually leads to his downfall or death in the novel. His tragic flaw involving relationships and false belief reminds the reader of Romeo in the play Romeo and Juliet. In that play, Romeo believes that it is fate to fall in love with Juliet, a women from an opposing women who contains animosity to Romeo’s family. He completely evades all of the information and details given to him and consistently works to make Juliet love him as much as he loves her. Romeo, like Gatsby, eventually has a downfall leading to his death when he witnesses a “dead Juliet’ and kills himself if he can’t be with her. In today’s society, high schoolers often believe that their high school crush or significant other are meant to be together and
In both the films Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby Baz Luhrmann uses the same specific style of storytelling to ensure his audience remains captivated throughout the entire movie. Through the editing choices, lighting, camera work, music choices and actor choices he shows how his style grips the audience.