The main point of this story, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, is how the people that society look down upon see things from different points of view. An example of this is the main character, Paul, who society looks down upon, as they consider him blind, however, he often sees what others do not and has excessive knowledge of the world around him. Even though he sees everything, he does not say what he knows and others do not ask him, for they believe he has no knowledge of the problems. After moving to Tangerine, he sees his brother doing horrible things and his parents none the wiser. His friend suffers at the hands of his brother and consequently, ends up dying, and afterwards, Paul feels much guilt for the words unsaid.
According to Ernest Hemingway´s first wife, Hadley Richardson, “He had writing the way other people had religion” (McLain, 81). During the roaring twenties, Ernest Hemingway met Hadley in Chicago and after a short romance, they got married. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain follows the melodramatic journey these two young adults face in their marriage. They both moved to the ever so sophisticated city of Paris because Hemingway was craving an interesting life so he could write about. The Paris Wife shows how placing your work above everything else will make you lose the people that care about you.
Gatsby’s dreams and aspirations in life are rather interesting and amazing as he goes about his life in the book. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald helps highlight the social, moral, and political issue that were very present during the 1920’s and today. Gatsby is the focus of the book as before the book began, he was an ex-soldier who came to wealth by some rather illegal ways. Daisy a married woman is his person of interest, who was his ex-lover 5 years before the book started. Gatsby’s actions, and words demonstrate a clear obsession with Daisy that seems to have no end.
The mansion is a very visual example of the degree of degradation suffered by Roderick. Eventually the house pushes people away, like it does incest. For centuries incest in the Usher family has been natural episode that has produced many of their relatives suffer from "a peculiar sensitivity temperament, through long ages" (FHU 5) due to a bad family decision in the way of living. “This kind of relationships went against the dogma of society” (Allison) and as a result has created "an atmosphere unique to themselves and their immediate vicinity which had no affinity with the air of heaven" (FHU
In Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff suffers injustice throughout his entire life. Not only was he unwanted as a child but he was also ridiculed for his physical appearance, tormented by Hindley, and emotionally stabbed in the heart by his one true love, Catherine. Although Heathcliff is in a constant search of justice, he does not know how to find it. Throughout the novel, Heathcliff constantly uses revenge in order to seek justice but always ends up more disappointed than he originally starts off as. At Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross grange, Heathcliff does not fit in.
During this period, some author such as Scott Fitzgerald wrote novels and short stories criticizing materialism and the selfish individualism of the age. For instance, the novel “The great Gatsby” which tells us the story of Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire that lives his life trying to win the heart of Daisy Buchanan, with Nick Carraway acting as the narrator. This fiction is not only a love story but also, a portrait of the society Fitzgerald was immersed in. During the whole novel he represents the most outstanding characteristics of the society of the jazz age. Based on this I am going to analyze the characters of Tom, Daisy, Gatsby Myrtle and George as representative of the three Social classes presented and its connection with the American dream as well as the places where they live.
The use of metaphor ‘you felt you were disappearing every time you crossed a road’ reflects his feelings of isolation and inability to connect with people. It could also show how he feels insignificant since he is unable to meet his family and class expectations by consistently failing in school. Holden comes from a middle class American family in the 1950s where parents often worked exceptionally hard to earn money for the family in order to send children to high school and good colleges. The lack of care and comfort from his parents could be a reason why Holden fails to fit in with society as he has not been exposed to a warm and loving family life during childhood. His feelings of loneliness and isolation are transformed into cynicism as he is extremely judgmental towards everything and the world around him.
World War Ⅱ played a devastating role in the distrust of the American and the foreign powers in Europe. A group of spunky young men decided to make a change about the way the upper U.S. viewed books, music, poetry, and standing up for what they believe in. Jack Kerouac did not become a well known author until On the Road was released in 1957. The Beat Generation was a cultural phenomenon in the late 1950s to 1960s and the people who founded it believed in only best possible outcomes for this literary movement. On the Road shaped the Beat Generation with its metaphors, character growth, and insight into black rights and gay rights.
Loneliness Many Americans today claim that if one works hard, then they will not find true love,; Marche states that, “The price of self determination and self reliance has often been loneliness”. Loneliness is one of the main themes in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Gatsby, the main character, searches for true love his entire lifetime. He throws many extravagant parties in his house to feel less lonely and does everything he can to try and rekindle his past relationship with Daisy. Gatsby exemplifies that loneliness is at the core of being American because, he, a man living the American dream, wants contentment in his life, something that he never obtains.
He is surrounded by poverty and any luxury is scarce. It is not until he is called to Satis House, he is given a chance to alter his fate. Unlike Pip, Estella has grown up with wealth but she has received little to no kindness and has endured a cold world of decay and dust with Ms. Havisham. On first meeting Pip, Estella scolds him for being “coarse and thick”, this leads to Pip becoming ashamed of his social background. Alfred Adler claims that this interaction gives Pip a feeling of inferiority thus allowing him to adopt a submissive role towards Estella (Adler), their conversation also fuels Pip’s desire to establish social class even greater.