Although in a quest to reunite with the true love of his life, Jay Gatsby relentlessly pursued and pushed love, resulting in adultery, deception, and more importantly the death of the man himself. Gatsby truly believed that in order to win back the heart of his long lost love, it was necessary to recreate their past love. Not only did this backfire tremendously upon Gatsby, yet his plan encouraged adultery and the usage of others in his environment. “They had forgotten me, but Daisy glanced up and held out her hand; Gatsby didn’t know me now at all” (Fitzgerald 96). The subtle remark by Nick Carraway carries truly a much deeper meaning than upon the surface.
Why of course you can!” This passage shows how strongly Gatsby lusts for the idea that he can repeat the time in which Daisy only ever loved him and she did not have a family of her own. This shows how illogically Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy has made him think. “‘I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before,’ he said, nodding determinedly. ‘She’ll see.’” (The Great Gatsby page 110) Through this quote in the book, readers can see that Gatsby sincerely believes that he can repeat the past. His longing for repeating the past has taken over his logical way of thinking giving him the idea that repeating the past is possible.
In "The Rich Brother," Tobias Wolff recounts the story of two brothers—Pete, a successful and cynical real estate agent, and Donald, a highly spiritual drifter—as they embark on a road trip filled with conflict. Most readers' initial instinct is to believe the most optimistic view of the title—namely, that "rich" should be understood in a figurative sense; nevertheless, Wolff was certainly also utilizing the literal definition of "rich," synonymous with "wealthy" or "affluent." Many readers may understandably perceive the title to be figurative and optimistic, leading them to the conclusion that Donald is "The Rich Brother"; however, readers can just as logically interpret the title as literal and pessimistic, leading to the conclusion that,
2015.A NOBLE HEART A lover can buy love peddled like a soda effervescent And gift it glibly to a bubbly bunny with feelings nascent. Deed done, departs rapidly with a freewheeling flourish... At Dawn, the lassie, laconic,sees a Night 's dream vanish-- A wide-eyed doe, dourly, realizes how her will was bent ! Her vow to chastity forgotten, untempered emotions uncaged At Noon,recalls how a sllck love-drama comes to be staged: Trap adroitly the weak flesh hosting a weakened resolve; The rake beguiling her to be only too willing to serve His fetishes till satiation-in a scheme enticingly laid. Yet, in her ruminative state, she let her thoughts chastise Her own actions for her noble heart was one without malice-- Enabling it to overcome unscathed an encounter fugacious And forgive, generously, provocations, however, audacious-- Charmingly indulgent,even imbruing her life with some spice.. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ( C.).
Ethan’s inability to take risks keeps his life stagnant, immune to change like a decomposed corps in a grave. One of the first risks Ethan failed to take was instigating physical contact with Mattie. Stranded on the back porch, Ethan contemplates taking action, but is unsure what to say or do, only later reflecting on “why had he not kissed her” while they had momentary solitude (Wharton 37). Unsure of her feelings towards him, the precarious action of bestowing her with a kiss would have offered insight to whether or not she reciprocated his emotions. From previous events it is shown that Mattie very well may not harbor emotions towards Ethan as she has been shown to make flirtatious advances towards Denis Eady, which Ethan is “largely oblivious to”
And a century earlier, before Kwan’s story begins, Yiban Johnson, born immediately after his mother’s suicide by hanging, grows to manhood and falls in love with Nelly Banner, only to lose her because Nunumu fails to realize how well Yiban can deduce Miss Banner’s thoughts. That mistake so haunts Nunumu that her primary mission in life after she becomes Kwan is to put things right by reuniting Nelly and Yiban, who are now Olivia and Simon. Death is a pervasive motif in The Hundred Secret Senses, which begins when Olivia’s farther dies and ends with Big Ma’s funeral and the suggestion that Kwan is dead. With the exception of Jack Yee’s
A couple is breaking up, a marriage is divorcing, or a child is living with only one parent because the other one shirked responsibility. These botched relationships from reality are described through books, such as Candide. Voltaire, the author of Candide, wrote about the multiple misfortunes and unfulfilled responsibilities of several intricate characters (Pattern 11). The protagonist, Candide, begins as an innocent and naïve character but transforms into a pessimist and failure. His tragic life drastically changes from love to greed, innocence to experience, and from hope to despair through the corruptions of money, love, and beliefs.
The Great Gatsby is an iconic piece of American literature encompassing the 1920s era in American history. This story was written in 1923 by F. Scott Fitzgerald and was later adapted into a movie in 1949, 1973, 2000, and then once again in 2013. In the 2000 version of the movie the plot line was very similar to the book with only a few major differences and a few discreet ones as well. The movie however, also followed the book very well and even used direct quotes from the book helping you to understand the point Fitzgerald was trying to make. Markowitz the director made many good decisions in this adaptation as well as a few costly mistakes that made the importance of the book and plot line of Fitzgerald’s book.
Estella endured a rough upbringing; Miss Havisham raised her to hate men and break hearts. Miss Havisham even says, “Break their hearts my pride and hope, break their hearts and have no mercy,” (page 81), which shows how Estella heartlessly acts as a pawn. Estella represents the theme of unbridled love, and how unbridled love can act as a negative device. Throughout the whole book, Pip falls madly in love with Estella...he goes to the ends of the Earth for her. Pip wants Estella so badly that he tries to change everything about his life: he attempts to become rich, well educated, popular, and a gentleman.
In the end, Roger Chillingworth is worth nothing more than a social outcast who lost true and peaceful relationships with people, and even obtained hatred from his own wife. Through this allegory, Hawthorne teaches his readers that revengeful purpose in life can drive oneself out of the healthy social life. Nathaniel Hawthorne, through the allegory of Chillingworth’s life in Scarlet Letter, rendered the conception that vindictive life can be a melancholy. Compulsion with revenge only led Chillingworth to emotional corruption, hauled away various elements of life, raised anger, and drove him away from relationships with people. After all, would it be a wise determination to live with, or even possess, a spiteful mind preoccupied with revenge?
She focuses all her love on a brainwashed Charles Wallace which therefore, unbrainwashes him. Throughout the story the reader starts to realize the moral is all about love. After Meg realizes the power she has over IT, love, her and her younger brother travel home back to their
When he 's sent off to war, he... About losing her He took for granted what they had by believing she was only a fling. That mentality caused him too dedicate the majority of his life trying to win her back. His undying, unconditional love for her becomes his demise. Survivors of disastrous situations can especially vouch for the validity of the statement "You don 't know what you 've