“Great men are not born great, they grow great (Puzo)”. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the protagonist Jay Gatsby comes from a poor background and strives into a wealthy individual because of his hard work and determination. In the Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway, the narrator, reflects on how Gatsby hails from a lower-class family in North Dakota surviving with nearly nothing. Eventually after returning from World War I, he moves to West Egg New York to attempt to win the love of his life back, Daisy Buchanan whom lives in East Egg and is married to Tom Buchanan. Unfortunately, it is obvious to Gatsby she is not able to accept him for who he is because of the difference in social status and wealth between them.
When I turned six my dad decided I was old enough to take the assessment. I was thrilled and three long days later I was a licensed hunter. Every year my dad’s friend, Tom, from Columbus would come down to Oak Hill and hunt with us all week during the deer season. I was not allowed to go everywhere Tom and my father did until I was older but just being around them at the house was very entertaining to me.
Her family was moderately rich, and she didn 't need to work keeping in mind the end goal to help them. Rather than Dickinson 's special childhood, Whitman originated from an extremely poor family. He had eight kin, which profited for his family tight. Since he was the second most seasoned kid, he quit going to class when he turned eleven and started attempting to help his family.
I can physically name the three biggest things in life he has taught me; hard work does pay off, there is never a reason to be down in the dumps for too long, and that when you’re happy you should never lose yourself in the pursuit for more happiness (that’s how you self-destruct). He more or less passed on the family business to me and my brother a couple of years, we all work around in the auction business. He won the world championship of “ringmanning” in 2008, 23 years after he started working in the business. He stayed humble, kept at what he was doing and developed a passion for it. He then turned that passion in to this world championship, when he created a name for himself he did it with me and my brother in mind.
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald Wrote The Great Gatsby about events and people in his life. “He became well known for “describing in Semi-autobiographical fiction the privileged lives of wealthy, aspiring socialites’”(“Zelda”). The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald brought his own life experiences into his book although it is said that it is just a coincidence. Throughout the Great Depression, times were hard and the book showed the decadence of the time prior to this. Being middle-class with no money is hard on individuals causing them to act out in ways to fit in with the crowd.
The Hunger Game and 1984 “ In the United States today approximately 15 to 20 percent are in the poor, lower class; 30 to 40 percent are in the working class; 40 to 50 percent are in the middle class; and 1 to 3 percent are in the rich, upper class.” The novel 1984 written by George Orwell is a dystopian novel about a man named Winston Smith, who struggles to find individuality in an oppressive government, that scrutinizes every human action of their citizens. The second novel is The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collin, this novel is about a girl named Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers for her sister in an event that the government created to keep control of their citizens. Both these novels are built on a hierarchy with a totalitarian dictator. In The Hunger Games and 1984, these novels address the injustice of social hierarchy, destructive nature of the government, and the dangers of abusive powers.
The soul of a “workman” in Willy longs to build “a little guest house” only if he could get a “little lumber and some peace of mind” (Miller 56). Throughout the play Willy on many occasions exhibits his leanings towards manual work right in the vicinity of nature. Indeed, it is surprising why he chose to become a salesman, instead of becoming an explorer like his elder brother Ben. Willy himself acknowledges that life changing moment when he met Dave Singleman, a salesman in the Parker House, who made him believe that “selling was the greatest career a man could want” because it offers an opportunity to “be remembered and loved and helped by so many
“The Pursuit of Happyness,” directed by Gabriele Muccino is a film which I found myself greatly admiring. It is inspired by a true story and is about a man named Christopher Gardner who heavily invests his savings into portable bone density scanners, believing that they will be a great success and will support him and his family. However, they do not sell well as they only give a slightly better picture than an x-ray at double the price. This leads to him being extremely financially unstable and so he loses everything; his wife leaves him, he loses his house, bank accounts and credit cards but yet he manages to at least have his young son. After this tragedy, Gardner continues to sell bone density scanners whilst living on the streets and simultaneously taking on an unpaid internship.
He showed bravery because he stayed out of his Igloo for than a week without anyone helping him. He was also intelligent by creating a new method of hunting at a very young age which made him a successful and loyal chief. Keesh possesses intelligence that creates the theme no matter how old you are, you can achieve anything you wish. By using intelligence, Keesh found a new way of hunting and shares the meat he hunted with everyone in the village which made him the chief.
George Eastman once said “ What we do during our working hours determined what we have, what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.” Eastman was named after his father that started a mini business school that George would stay stay and observed his fathers teaching. By watching his father for a number of years, he gained the knowledge of running a business and therefore, allowing him to create his own. There was one day, when Eastman was older and planning to take a trip across the country and take pictures of everything and anything but the equipment was too heavy and tedious to set up. He never followed through with the trip but he did invest in all of the equipment.
Trying to give others the opportunity to young people to be just as successful in life as Andrew. The way he looked at money in the 1870’s is helping others even after his death. Andrew Carnegie was a money hungry man. Having a share in government affairs and underpaying his employees. All just help him get ahead of the other competition.
I think Atticus should because of his action of doing the right thing and his selflessness shows that it makes sense for him to take a stand for Tom. The first reason it makes sense for Atticus to take a stand for tom is his selflessness. At the beginning of the book, Scout is explaining Atticus’s life. She said in Chapter 1, “During his first five years in Maycomb, Atticus practiced economy more than anything; for several years thereafter hi invested his earnings in his brother’s
Throughout her character Walter Younger we see him struggle to achieve better quality of life by opening a liquor store which was going to provide him finicial support. From ten thousand to zero dollars the Youngers have learned how important each member of the faminly is no matter what the circumstances and that standing together they could fight any problems even racial discriminiation. Another thing the Youngers have tough the readers are that dreams and visions are very important. Even though Walter lost all the money he still became a man like his father and took the responsibility of making up for it. He did just like his momma raised him to do and that was to fight for what he believed in.
If they needed help getting back on their feed, he would purchase a month’s worth of groceries for their families to give them the state of mind that their family will have warm food to eat each day. I admired his character very much. It was not until a year ago when I faced my own financial struggle. I moved in with my bf had just lost my job and we faced not facing funds to pay for the basic necessities like water or food. I spend many nights crying and praying to my God that he supplies us with the resources we needed to pull through from the hardship.