The Neutrals in Dante 's inferno, serve as a symbol for selfishness. As these people committed themselves no cause but their own, they are left to their own vices, separated from both heaven and hell. Abandoned at the gate, just as they had abandoned everyone throughout their life. This punishment it a form of uniquely adapted justice, as they are getting in the afterlife what they fought in life. Being selfish is one of the worst sins, as it requires an extreme lack of empathy, and cowardice, as there are angels, who sided with neither heaven or hell in the wars, so they too are left with these so called persona non gratae.
Washington Irving was a greedy person. Mr. Irving is a rude person and is a archetype person. His selfishness got his wife killed and himself killed. He only cares about money and himself, he has no feelings towards people what’s so ever. The story theme is that the greedy people at the end lose.
In the second paragraph of the story the author states that she is suffering because she doesn't have the things she wants by saying, “She suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury. She suffered from the poorness of her house, from its mean walls, worn chairs, and ugly curtains.” (Guy de Maupassant 2) “She had no clothes, no jewels, nothing. And these were the only things she loved;” (Guy de Maupassant 2) The author included this to let the readers know what kind of “Poverty” Matilde was living in. Mathilde doesn't seem to love her husband as much. He thinks different about her.
It also implies that a very noble and beautiful look is desired. Similar to 1e, Fitzgerald’s observation on the delicate features and gestures of Daisy imply a similar character. This character agrees with the selfie and depicts the self sight of Daisy.
Nick specifically notes the carelessness of Tom and Daisy Buchanan who are partly responsible for the death of Gatsby. Nick states, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy -- they smashed things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness,” (179). By the end of the novel, Nick realizes that Tom, Daisy, and many other residents of the East Egg have no appreciation for anyone or anything in their lives. Nick fulfills his role of the protagonist, taking the reader on his journey from fascination to
Fitzgerald uses characterisation to explore the concept hollowness of the upper class. The further through the novel characters such as Tom, Daisy and Jordan are shown more in depth where their true hollow personalities surface, becoming more despised of by readers as they reveal their identities as careless by causing trouble and retreating into their money at Gatsby’s funeral and Myrtles Murder this is the most hollow and empty thing anyone could do. The hollowness of the upper class is highlighted by Daisy and Tom Buchannan whom are from the established class, both coming from a long tradition of wealth strongly believing that the grass is greener on the other side. Their hollow personalities cause them to commit adultery, corrupting their marriage as they desire money and new materialism. This is shown at one of Gatsby’s parties Quote – ‘and if you want to take down any addresses here’s my little gold pencil.’ Tom and Daisy are positioned to
He chooses to live alone and in darkness while even poor Cratchit is rich in family. Scrooge’s distaste for Fred’s happiness is not just annoyance at the sight of merriness and excess, it is also motivated by bitterness towards marriage based on Scrooge’s own lost love Belle, who left him long ago. In the
This comparison is the most obvious of them all, he declares once and for all that life has no real value and that it is full of fluff, pointless passion, and frivolous excitement. He comes to this by reflecting on how he got the kingship; through unchecked ambition, and realizes that it was not worth it; the murders, the lying, the confusion. Macbeth’s ambitious living caused him to end up not living at
The biggest example of their lack in morality, however, was in how Tom and Daisy Buchanan dealt with Daisy’s murder of Myrtle Wilson. Daisy let Gatsby take the full blame for it without any expression of guilt or remorse, even though she supposedly loved him. Gatsby’s death was even caused by taking the blame for Daisy’s crime, and yet she did not bother to attend his funeral. “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness...and let other people clean up the mess they had made”
Fitzgerald, through the symbolism and connotations of travelling, explains that the Buchanan 's "drifted here and there unrest… wherever people… were rich together," emphasising how their materialistic nature lead to a lack of purpose and little spirituality. Such "careless people" like the Buchanan 's exemplify a search for meaning and purpose through diction, "smashed… things… up… and… retreated… into their money or their vast carelessness.” Their Christian values were discarded after WWI, similarly to Fitzgerald who abandoned the Catholic religion he practised as a child as his beliefs no longer aligned with the religion when he became an adult. In addition, the personification of "the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg" and his "persistent stare" and "frown" allude to a new consumeristic god of secular NYC in the 1920 's. ‘Immoral’ behaviour of individuals at this time, through participating in sinful behaviour such as illegal drinking, disappointed Eckleberg 's "blue and gigantic," eyes, connotations alluding to an ocean; transparent and fluid. TGG is a platform that presents a mirror to the audience and asks them to question their religious beliefs.