In my opinion, The Great Gatsby's characters definitely have many similarities to the real people in F. Fitzgerald's life. "He spoke as if Daisy's reaction was the only thing that mattered" (Fitzgerald 143). Jay Gatsby spoke these words to Daisy in F. Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's real life, he was married to a woman named Zelda. Fitzgerald described Zelda by saying this, "I love her, and that's the beginning and the end of everything" (By F. Scott Fitzgerald).
She tries to ignore all the affections that she doesn’t want from her husband. As the poem comes to an end the speaker talks to the ladies from an experience that if you do such and such, it would make your more wiser and happier. A woman must remember her importance and cherish her values as a strong individual. “Value yourselves, and men despises/ you must be proud, if you’ll be wise” (23-24). She ends the poem with a strong inspirational opinion, that even if a man breaks you down and does not value you, you have to value yourself, and must be proud of yourself, and for that you will be
This poem "Lucinda Matlock" was a preference of my own because it shows how much Lucinda went through in her life with many situations and she still had the right mindset to say that she loved life in other words. This poem is really interesting because it talks about many sad and bad situations that she went through and she managed to get through them no matter what. This poem relates to the world we live in because there are many people that are going through situations like hers or even worse and even when they are at their worst, they still want to live life to the fullest. Sometimes we do have our ups and downs just like anyone else, but some of us take those situations differently than others. We all need to learn to have a positive mindset
The poem is more loving. I see this because in the poem Collin writes, “She gave me life and milk from her breasts” (19). This shows how much the poet is appreciate of his mother, and this gets the tone that this poem is loving to his mother. Also Collin writes “ and then led me out into the airy light/ and taught me to walk and swim,/ and I, in turn, presented her with a lanyard”(24-26). This shows how the poet realizes how much his mother does for him, and this also reveals the theme that you can't repay your mother, but it's the thought that counts.
#1 New York Times Bestseller Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and America’s greatest novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald share many similarities and connections. Both novels are set in the 1920’s. The Great Gatsby set in the roaring 1920’s and Water For Elephants in the first stage of the Great Depression, when the stock market crashed in 1929. Both novels also include fancy parties, in The Great Gatsby, it was in his beautiful mansion and the best house in West Egg and in Water For Elephants it was in car 48, which was the best car from the entire circus crew. The two novels, The Great Gatsby and Water For Elephants share connections and similar ideas with the American Dream and also similarities with the characters.
Clifton then goes on to write, “these hips have never been enslaved, they go where they want to go they do what they want to do” (8-10). These lines symbolize an unrestrained freedom from guidance and censorship that enable women to lead their own lives. Finally to close out the poem, Clifton mentions the influence (or manipulation) that women can use over their male counterparts: “I have known them to put a spell on a man and spin him like a top” (13-15). Clifton realizes that the male may always be the head, but women can always manipulate him into getting or doing whatever they want. However light, Clifton’s strong use of imagery of words in this poem display to the reader (regardless of gender) the empowerment of woman with the use of something as simple as
This style, though mainly exhibited through Daisy and Jordan, some characters who momentarily appear also characterize flappers. Early in the book, Daisy reveals what she aims to be in life by telling Nick what she wants her daughter to be like. Daisy proclaims, “I hope she’ll be a fool - that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool,” (Fitzgerald 17). Three aspects of a flapper can be drawn from this simple passage: Daisy pries beauty, being thin, and being a fool. The beauty aspect indicates the importance of outward appearance to her.
Something I’ve learned during this poetry unit is that poems can be anything and everything, but every poetic device, line break, and word is chosen for a specific purpose. “Here Yet Be Dragons” certainly demonstrates this idea. When I first read this poem, I was very confused, especially by the first sentence because it makes no sense in today’s world. so many languages have fallen off of the edge of the world into the dragon’s mouth. (Clifton, pg 132) However, this is purposeful.
There are also some minor changes in the movie. For example, instead of having lunch in a well-fanned 42nd Street cellar, Gatsby and Nick go to a barber shop with a hidden speakeasy, ( www.slate.com). These differences are shown throughout the movie, however there are more similarities. To conclude, there are similarities and differences littered throughout The Great Gatsby novel and movie. Most lie within the characters and parties instead of in the setting.
Scott Fitzgerald portrays himself, and the life around him in the book The Great Gatsby. He represents two of the main characters Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway. Jay Gatsby and F. Scott Fitzgerald similarities start with that they were both drafted into the first world war. There, they met women, Daisy and Zelda, who they would soon fall in love with. The drive for success is also very present in both Fitzgerald and Gatsby, from young ages both wanted to become very successful.