The universal issues present in The Great Gatsby relate to deceit, false love, and gender discrimination. Firstly, the concept of deceit is a universal issue presented in The Great Gatsby. Gatsby is a prime exhibitor of this issue, as he lies about many things. For example, he lies to Daisy when she asks him "I thought you inherited your money" (Fitzgerald, CH 5, Para 97). He replies with “I did, old sport, [...] but I lost most of it in the big panic – the panic of the war" (Ch 5).
In other words, The Jungle is too obvious to be art. Another reason The Jungle fails as an artistic work is because “Sinclair couldn’t invest his character with a certain human particularity.” The characters are too perfectly purposed. They are all written for a particular purpose and serve only that purpose. Therefore, although all symbols lead to an anti-capitalistic interpretation of The Jungle, it fails as an artistic work due to its flat characters and lack of
Men held their normal ego and expectations of themselves but woman were looked at differently, unlike Europe where they were the weaker of the two sex. Woman in colonial America were short in number and therefor highly valued. Living conditions for them were not great as well. There was no heat, no running water, they had no toilets, and lighting was dim. If they wanted to go somewhere it was rough because there were no roads.
Morality was not the main concern for Tom through his whole life. He was more focused on money and not his choices. Because social status is static at the upper-end of the socio-economic scale, the people of East Egg, like the Buchanan's, are exempt from moral codes,
Those who have no money are often much more conservative. They can not afford the privileges of those with wealth. Nick, the narrator of the story, is a prime example of having no money. He has struck out on his own in the bond business and worked hard for what he has, even though it does not amount to much. Though Nick does not have much himself, he would give what he has to help his friends.
They both disliked how money made people act. One difference between the two men is that Thoreau was able to make it out of wilderness while McCandless was unable to make it out. One of the most important similarities is that they were both relentless and never gave
It is evident that Do Won Chang did not have the advantages that most successful businessmen have-- rich families, connections with other businesses, or even the opportunity to go to college. Chang’s success story negates Gladwell’s original “Matthew Effect” ideal; he endured the difficulty of starting anew in a different country while living off of minimum wage, which indicates that arbitrary factors did not play a significant role in Do Won Chang’s success. Instead, his perseverance and hard work paid off in the
Obsession, an idea or thought that constantly keeps invading one’s mind, sometimes leading them to do terribly foolish things. This is proficiently depicted in the short stories “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe and “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson. In “The Tale-Tale Heart”, the protagonist was so strongly obsessed with the old man’s vulture-like eye and hated it with such a great passion, that he decided to take the old man’s life. Similarly, in “The Possibility of Evil”, Adela Strangeworth was so excessively addicted to helping stop spread “evil” in her town that she did not realize that she was being intrusive and invading peoples personal lives. Even though in these two stories tackle different things the main character is obsessed over, the main idea of harming other peoples lives because of their strange obsession remains the same.
During therapy, Holden recalled numerous events where he would act cynical towards 'phony ' people. Although acting mean towards people you don 't like may seem somewhat relatable, the extent of Holden 's skeptical behavior was simply beyond comprehensive. Holden always tries finds errors in companions he wishes to relate with, but as a result of the discovery of these flaws, he ends up breaking relationships. I remember him talking about a couple of people in particular, one of them being his own brother, D.B.. "Now he 's out in Hollywood, D. B., being a prostitute." (Salinger 1).
For example, in Macbeth’s case, him being engulfed in greed leads to him wanting more, but is, unfortunately, slain and killed for trying to do so. On the other hand, Mary only betrays and murders her husband to get revenge on him for trying to leave her which leads to her feeling regret for what she does. Furthermore, Doodle’s brother decides to leave Doodle to die in the rain because he is a disappointment which ultimately leads to Doodle’s brother to feel guilt and sorrow. Overall, because they decided to betray others around them, these three main characters were faced with the effects of their actions on people around them and ultimately
The relationship between the expeditioners seemed to be that of bosses and workers. But, every expedition member was a free man because indentured servants were not yet a thing and I don’t believe laborers are considered not free. This truth really rattled my early thoughts that the expeditioners were all equally poor working class men seeking new lives. When in reality, almost a third of the expeditioners were gentry class citizens and most of the others were either unskilled laborers or ex-military. They only had 12 or so craftsmen and essentially no farmers.
Gatsby’s large income isn’t enough to satisfy his happiness. He feels the need to overflow his house with expensive items in order to show-off his wealth to Daisy. This showcases his carelessness and immodesty with money which is a huge part of his personality. You could say the he prefers form over function. Nick on the other hand, while still possessing money, decides to lead a simpler life without all the luxuries.
But sometime when you gain perspective too quickly you can find yourself in a “fog ....” and feel nothing but “overwhelming ambiguity” (78). This is where most people feel falsely think they 've lost perspective because in these moments everything you know is challenged and your perspective must adapt for the new experiences you 've just encountered. When this happens it’s easier in the moment to believe you 're just confused and jumbled by your physical and mental chaos but infact what’s really happening is you are gaining knowledge and connecting parts of the world and ideas that really make no sense but with time will. THe stress of war makes it seem as though everything is changing like “love into hate,” and “ ugliness into beauty” (78). But what is important to note is that your connections and what you know to be “truth” is just disord but your perspective is not lost it 's just adding another dimension that your mind needs time to
Once Romeo believes that Juliet is no longer alive, he makes another rash decision to bribe an apothecary for poison. Later in the tragedy, Romeo sees Juliet dead in the mausoleum, and decides to express his love for her, then drink the poison. Once Juliet awakes from her deep sleep and sees Romeo dead, she takes her own life with a dagger. Both Juliet and Romeo’s tragic downfall could have been avoided if Romeo thought about the consequences before he murdered Tybalt. Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way.
3.When the duke and the king sell Jim, that shows how bad they are and how they have the ability to cruelly take advantage of every situation they are in. By betraying people, they have lived with in the process. This event advances Huck 's moral conflict even further. He has to decide to see Miss Watson, or complete help Jim to safety. In addition, Huck makes the right decision to help Jim , which ultimately develops