Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is the author of the twentieth century American classic, The Great Gatsby. It is a story of the American dream, settled down in the 1920’s, with issues of the time period being, prohibition, women, class structure, crime, and many more, The Great Gatsby has a taste of each. Fitzgerald incorporated subjects of his time and his very own experiences into the story to portray an era of social and moral values. The 1920’s were a time of breaking morals Class structure and wealth were among the highest pleasures achievable. The 20’s were an era of Jazz; with extravagant music playing throughout all hours of the night.
It is a constant, vicious cycle. Gaines uses a similar characterization of one of the main characters in A Gathering of Old Men. Mathu, an old black man, has a very emotional and rage filled scene. Once he gets word that Beau has died and the other black men in the community are getting together, his wife tries to stop him and they get in a very heated argument, “You touch that phone, woman, somebody’ll be patching your head.’ ‘Just wait’, she said, going back inside.
Who has been sowing that unnatural garbage into your mind?” (59). This quote perfectly exemplifies how Ignatius is constantly rude to people’s faces and behind their backs. Mr. Robichaux, Mrs. Reilly’s prospective husband, explains to her that Ignatius’s appearance and behaviors are dragging her down with him by saying, “That son of yours is gonna put you in your grave” (265). These quotes and many others throughout the novel clearly show how disrespectful and how much of a slob Ignatius
Wiesel reveals the truth that when surrounded by many horrific events, it can lead to one 's loss of religious faith. This is exemplified in Elie’s lack of following religious traditions, many questioning God’s existence, and people believing that they no longer need God to help them survive these brutal conditions.
“She saw it so clearly, her starving mother, her missing father, her dead brother” (Zusak 111). This thought had occurred to Liesel during the book burning. After witnessing all the Hitler supporters chant and scream Liesel had realized on harsh fact, she was truly alone. Not only, but also Liesel had come to realization she has truly lost her freedom and rights as a human being. “A collection of men walked from a platform and surrounded the heal “Heil Hitler” they chanted “Die Judens”(Zusak 113).
Dying with their sins seems to be the greatest fear the townspeople have and Hawthorne describes it as, “Dying sinners cried aloud for Mr. Hopper, and would not yield their breath till he appeared”(10). It is a great vulnerability to bare their deepest mistakes to someone who sees all and judges them for the rest of eternity. “The black veil involved his own spirit in the horror with which it overwhelmed all others”(6) the minister had seen his reflection in a glass cup, reminded of the horrible sin the veil represent for him. He quickly runs, the fear of the known chasing him and taunting him by hanging in front of his face, ever so reminding that he shall die with it.
Whenever the demon feels despair he remembered his deviser " an in the bitterness of my heart, I curse[s] him"(177). He senses that there is nobody who care about him and his inventor will never welcome him. Because of loneliness he begins to resentful toward Frankenstein. At the end when then Frankenstein died, monster cried with sincerely and wholehearted. He says, " I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt"(Shelley 197).
In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado” and Zora Neale Hurston’s short story “Sweat” the two characters are consistently belittled by the antagonist in the stories. In “Sweat” Delia is an average housewife, but unfortunately she is in an abusive relationship with her husband named Sykes, who has a tendency to degrade Delia. Throughout the story, Sykes treats Delia horribly and towards the end of the story, Delia finally realizes that she has had enough of her abusive husband because he makes her feel as if she is not worth anything. Due to Sykes’ tendency to degrade her, Delia is considered to be a sympathetic character. The same kind of conflict affects the narrator in Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Cask of Amontillado.”
And what was this big mistake? Well, let’s just say John couldn’t keep it in his pants. Proctor, a proud and upstanding member of the community, sees himself as nothing more than a low-down sinner, and a fake. Although John Proctor undergoes some pretty serious changes as a person; from a deceitful sinner to a courageous, devoted, and ultimately good Christian, across the entire play he remains a tormented man who cannot escape his internal demons.
The Roaring Twenties was a period of rowdiness and economic prosperity. The Great Gatsby proved this point in different events, including stupendous and extravagant parties. Located in West Egg, a home made of millions of dollars belonged to Jay Gatsby. He was one to experience all types of emotions during his short lifetime. The most pleasing feeling he had felt for the first time in five years led him into the worst case scenario, his own death.
To Elie, these horrors standing in front of him were unrecognizable. Elie, a religious boy, a student of the Talmud is blown away. How could God possibly allow these atrocities to happen? He now characterizes God as a silent master of the universe. For a boy who had so much faith in God, believing He had the power to manipulate anyone or anything, why has he not done so to stop the Germans, and to stop their creations.
The Roaring Twenties revived “The American Dream,” as the last decade was struck with World War I. More Americans lived in cities, people had extra money, and the freedom to do what they wanted. That mentality is definitely evident with Daisy. As a large group was out drinking one evening, Caraway notes that they “drank in long greedy swallows.”
His mind is in constant turmoil from his immorality, transforming him into a guilt-ridden tortured soul, because of his secret. Hawthorne expresses Dimmesdale 's morbidness when he says, “Yet Mr. Dimmesdale would perhaps have seen this individual’s character more perfectly, if a certain morbidness, to which sick hearts are liable, had not rendered him suspicious of all mankind. Trusting no man as his friend, he could not recognize his enemy when the latter actually appeared” (135). Dimmesdale is living with Chillingworth, his physician, who is described as evil and tormenting towards Dimmesdale, yet, the minister does not know that his enemy is the one he is trusting. Furthermore, Dimmesdale attributes, “all his presentments to no other cause but his own morbid heart” (146).
Topic sentence: In the novel The Great Gatsby, the author Fitzgerald uses metaphor and simile as literary techniques to demonstrate the theme of society and class during the early 1920’s. Point 1 link topic sentence: The Jazz Age was considered to be a generation of music, celebrations, greed and pleasure. Fitzgerald describes this period of events through various uses of metaphors and similes to successfully create an image and the importance it had on society and class during the early 1920’s.