Griffin starts off in the town of Iping where he mysteriously shows up at an inn and rents a room for several nights. During his stay the people that meet him are very perplexed by his bandages and his disrespect towards people. Eventually, the people of Iping find out that he’s actually an invisible man. Once the word spreads throughout the town, Griffin decided that he needed to rob the place he was staying at and leave. After escaping the angry people of Iping, Griffin meets another homeless man named Mr. Thomas Marvel, and Griffin thinks he can use Mr. Marvel to his advantage for his plan.
Scott Fitzgerald’s use of optics in the novel is a key element. The all-seeing eye of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg, a billboard advertisement, who is a god-like figure, views the collapse of society and watches the tragic demise of Myrtle. Owl-Eyes sees past Gatsby’s image and his persona. When he realizes that the books in Gatsby’s library are indeed real, although he knows that Gatsby has not read a single one of them, he mutters to himself “if one brick was removed the whole library was liable to collapse.” (47). Making the point that if one piece of information was removed from Gatsby’s farce, then his whole world would collapse.
Ebenezer Scrooge, a changed man After reading, " A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, one can asset the characteristics of each character. During my reading, one person in particular stuck out to me. Ebenezer Scrooge, he was a man that was grumpy all the time and everyone avoided him. By the end of the story, Scrooge's views have changed and he begins to care for others. Seven years after the death of his business partner, Jacob Marley, a grumpy old man named Ebenezer Scrooge is working in his office.
It would be much easier for Fitzgerald to describe Myrtle as slightly overweight and having an unattractive face, but the imagery would be far less meaningful to whoever is reading it. Characters in the novel are created with bright imagery. While at a party at Gatsby's, Nick Carraway and Jordan Baker encounter a peculiar man in a library: 'A stout, middle-aged man, with enormous owl-eyed spectacles was sitting somewhat drunk on the edge of a great table, staring with unsteady concentration at the shelves of books.' Later in the story, the character appears again as 'Owl Eyes'. You can imagine how closely he resembles a bird.
This can be seen in Nick’s personality, because although in the beginning, he did not think like Gatsby nor did he think he wanted to associate with someone like Gatsby, in the end before Gatsby’s death he ends up saying "They're a rotten crowd.... You're worth the whole damn bunch put together" (Fitzgerald 134). In conclusion, I agree with most all of what this author’s article said. The perspective on the point of view was true in The Great Gatsby. I also agreed with the depiction of the telephone and communication in that time and believed that it highly affected this novel. Lastly, I agreed with this article’s point on vicarious learning and imitation of those who you look up to.
The frame is seen, as there is a story within a story. This is seen when the narrator tells the story about the Jube Benson lynching, to the two other men in the library. The doctor starts his story by saying “… upon his cigar and began: I can see it all very vividly now” (page 2, lines 16-17) and ends it by saying “Gentlemen, that was my last lynching” (page 7, line 27). The frame gives the story to tell different stories by different narrators, which somehow relates to each other. The main story is the three men sitting at the library and talking, while the sub story is the story within the frame, which is the story of the lynching of Jube Benson.
. it’s because he wants to stay inside.” (304) Jem realizes that with all the hate in the world Boo probably stays inside to avoid all of that and just wants some peace. At this point the readers view on Boo Radley has change from a psychopathic mad man to a kind boy who secretly cares for Jem and Scout. The next and final change in the readers view of Boo happen when he finally come outside of his house and openly meet the children for the first time in the story. This happens at the very end of the book when Jem and Scout are walking back for a school play and are attacked by Bob Ewell.
The story centers around a greedy accountant named Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is an insensitive old wart who cares only about the needs of himself. Jacob Marley, scrooges old business Parks number who died seven years earlier, visits him at night. This terrifying specter is bound and heavy chains. He warned Scrooge that his life is headed for a similar fate and he must repent of his self-indulgent ways.
Which in the end resulted in a very unfitting demise for Gatsby and Myrtle. Nick is not an honest storyteller but he is a reliable narrator because throughout the story he has been judgemental towards others and not saying the full truth or truly giving the reader the satisfaction of knowing his feelings. In the beginning, he said this “In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.” (Pg.1). Thus from the very beginning of the novel, Nick was stating he had to reserve all judgments but as the reader continues to read on this statement turns out to be false as he in multiple occasions judges a character such as Tom, Gatsby, and Daisy. Nick is a reliable narrator though he tells the full truth all the way to the end well at least to the reader not actually to the characters in the novel.
He is in these locks because he did not live life to the fullest. He warns Scrooge that three ghost are coming to help Scrooge open his eyes and see what he is missing in life and to cheer up. The ghost show him the past, present, and future and it is usually something that starts happy then turns terrible . The first ghost visited scrooge at 1:00AM and took him back to the past and showed how happy he was in the past and how sour he became further on in life. The second ghost that visited showed him in the present all the poor people that were enjoying themselves even one of his workers Bob Cratchit and his family and tried to make him see sense and joy in Christmas.
The dad said that he was a strange boy, he would always sit in the corner and write stuff on his desk. Creepy stuff. The next day the friends met up and he told them what his dad said. But they wondered about the creepy guy. So they went to the police station and asked the police about the creepy guy.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it has many moments that can be argued that Nick can be displeased with the people he surrounds himself with. Nick even states that Gatsby stands for everything he hates and despises about the rich he corresponds with but yet by the end Gatsby is the only one that Nick appreciates on some level. With an almost fleeting passage in The Great Gatsby though it clearly show that Gatsby had a glamor that secreted from him that Nick idolized but was slowly being squandered as he had ‘talked with him perhaps six times in the past month and found, to my disappointment, that he had little to say.’(pg 64) Nick then goes on to say that Gatsby started to lose the glamour that built up after the parties, especially the rumors he was told about how Gatsby came into his money.
In the novel the Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald creates a main character that catches the attention of his readers that goes by Jay Gatsby although originally named James Gatz. He is the main character of the novel who is the namesake of the novel. Gatsby is a wealthy Bootlegger from North Dakota that moved to Long Island who pursues one thing and that is Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier to another millionaire. He is very self conscious and cares very much about his outward appearance to the public. His quest for the American dream leads him from poverty to wealth, and to the love of his life as well as his death.