Similarities Between The Great Gatsby And Winnie The Pooh

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The 1920s, known for its promiscuous and adventurous nature, was a time of great exploration that produced a multitude of discoveries in aspects of life such as literature. Classics such as F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, published in 1925 were fundamental pieces of literature that mirrored the themes and overall societal characteristics of that era. Along with the literature that screamed the "roaring twenties" with themes such as partying, drinking, money, and the overall "high life", came classics such as Alan Alexander Milne's tales of Winnie-the- Pooh that seem to greatly contrast the themes and characters of the "roaring twenties". While The Great Gatsby and Winnie-the-Pooh seem to be on two completely different spectrums …show more content…

In the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh, Pooh is initially portrayed as a character who is caring and kind towards his friends. Aside from his apparent behaviors of kindness towards his friends, Pooh has a compulsive tendency towards eating honey. His constant need for honey shows his underlying characteristics of greed and gluttony. Pooh's excessive need for honey is apparent in chapter one when "Pooh, eager to appropriate some honey, takes to the skies on the end of a large ballon, at a later point requiring Christopher Robin to shoot him down when bees attack him" (Milne 33). Pooh is willing to go to the extreme to be able to acquire honey, despite the dangerous …show more content…

Through his direct actions later in the book the audience is able to realize that although Jay Gatsby seems to be in control he has unrealistic expectations and views of life. Jay Gatsby expects that once he rekindles the flame that he once had with Daisy that she will leave Tom Buchanan to be with him. He believes that once he has the wealth that Daisy desires, he'll be able take her away from the life that she had established for herself for many years. Although Daisy agrees to have an affair with Gatsby she ultimately will never leave Tom, a factor that Gatsby refuses to accept. Both Tigger and Jay Gatsby are portrayed as lively characters who have the tendency to have delusional fantasies and aggressive instincts. While Jay Gatsby is unrealistic towards his relationship with Daisy, Tigger is unrealistic about his limitations and the various dilemmas that he

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