Neal Gabler defines entertainment in his book Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality as a damaging power which is able to “ruin” society (Gabler, 1998). However, according to Longman Dictionary, entertainment refers to “things such as films, television, performances etc that are intended to amuse or interest people”; to be more objective, it “entails communication via external stimuli, which reaches a generally passive audience and gives some portion of that audience pleasure” (Bates & Ferri, 2010). The contradiction of these definitions shows that entertainment makes both negative and positive influences on society, so it is not entertainment itself, but the way how it is used by human beings has the capacity to “ruin” or improve
While Jay Gatsby was praised by Fitzgerald and other characters throughout the Great Gatsby only his success separates him from anyone else with a dream and self-discipline. Fitzgerald utilizes Nick Carraway in setting Gatsby on an elusive pedestal. Throughout the book Nick narrates his view of his curious neighbor and the honorable qualities he perceives in him. His reputation for lavish parties and insurmountable wealth further his climb into seemingly impassable righteousness as characters throughout the book fawn over Gatsby’s boisterous parties. His polished variant of his life story only builds the argument that he is indeed great.
Desire is a well-known trope in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The four lovers and their magically caused mishap is one of the plays main scenes. However, even though sexual desire is found in every act, it isn’t the only type of desire found within the play. In addition to sexual desire, we find a desire for utter and complete control, which is held most notably by Oberon, as well as the desire for chaos. Puck is a character recognizable by those who study mythology by his mischievous nature and tendency to play tricks on those unfortunate enough to slight him.
MOTIFS The author F. Scott Fitzgerald shows in his book, The Great Gatsby, the motif of Parties. It also presents the theme that Love can ruin lives. Both the motif and the theme are connected by two of the characters, Gatsby and Daisy. The motif parties provide how Gatsby throws expensive parties as evidenced by the type of guests that shows up, the lights, the food and the entertainment. The first association shows the connection between parties and the characters when Gatsby invites Daisy, Tom, and Nick.
‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald presents Gatsby as endearing, polite and mysterious. The narrator reveals his most unrealistic of his dreams where he tries to lure Daisy by recapturing the past. Some of Gatsby’s traits do not depict him as ‘admirable’ and ‘pure’ but instead as ‘obsessive’ and ‘dangerous’. In order to understand Gatsby’s ‘obsessive’ and ‘dangerous’ side, it is important to understand how Gatsby’s dreams interact with reality and how a few of symbolism is integrated into the text. Firstly, F. Scott Fitzgerald highlights some characteristics of Gatsby that suggest an obsessive personality, which can be seen in Gatsby’s desire to recreate his past moments with Daisy.
It is very important to note that Nash looks nothing like Crowe – strong, masculine, and intimidating – instead the audience gets an impression that he is lost in the crowd among other intellectuals. Viewers see it in the introductory scene, where he sits away from the group and plays with his hands. His posture is closed off, his back hunched, and when in doubt he keeps fiddling with his hands or scratching his forehead. He tends to stumble around, not really knowing what to do with himself and the only time he is at peace is when he is working. Yet, it is the scene at the hospital that truly showcases his talent and fits the description of Bailey about physical leading performance.
He shows audience that its about hard work and modesty rather than family connections. Ron is always seeming to get beat up in the movies and stories. Ron is also selfless and generous and since he has so many traits that makes him a round character. 8. Flat: Cho Chang - Cho Chang is a very flat character because all he does is play Quidditch and is very good at it.
He usually did not keep any material wealth, contrary to what capitalist system encourages. Instead, he focused on prosocial spending in order to create memories. Even further, he did not keep anything from his trips. The only thing he kept was his pipe and his pen, symbolically indicating he obsession with philosophy and dedication to living for his enjoyment. Similar to the Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations where living in pursuit of personal interests generates a greater good for everyone, Sartre's pursuit of selfish motives regularly brought enjoyment for people around him.
Nick Carraway is an ordinary name and has no special strengths to it. His life revolved around Gatsby, becoming involved with Daisy, Tom, and Jordan. Nick envied Gatsby and the mystery surrounding him. “Their close relationship finally results in Nick 's decision to have Gatsby 's story told in the first place. His caring personality is very visibly reflected also in Nick 's first and last name” (Avsenak).
With the realization that dry use of reason was no good for the overall development of mankind but only lead to an upsurge in hunger for power and likes of it, crept in the demands to a fuller and healthier perception of education and lifestyle. This would be the point of disruption that I mentioned
Yet, Gatsby doesn’t care much about who’s around and still wants them to enjoy of what he has, showing his generosity. Unusually, Nick is the only person who’s been invited and introduced to Gatsby. “ Some time before he introduced himself I’d got a strong impression that he was picking his words with care”. Here, the author realizes the unnatural act of Gatsby. This directly shows that he has been practicing using his elegant sentences to convince people he’s an old wealth.
Stephen Jay Gould once said, “Memory is a fascinating trickster. Words and images have enormous power and can easily displace actual experience over the years.” In the folktales that mentions Loki, his shapeshifting power creates a sense of power that dominates over everyone. As a trickster, having more power comes from lies and devious plans he creates and the outcome forms chaos that replaces manipulative. In the two tales Thor’s Stolen Hammer and Balder’s fate and Loki’s Downfall, Loki is a shapeshifting trickster who creates cunning plans and gives a mixed vibe to other people which later turns into chaos. Loki is one of the many tricksters who shapeshifts to display cunning characteristics.
Gatsby was full of passion and was an extremely generous man. He threw parties, that had a series of men and women of whom, would drink his alcohol and stay in his house. He never started fights with anyone, and preferred pleasing others. Nick analyzed that once Gatsby was gone, all the problems in West Egg has ceased. Nick reminisced by saying, “I spent my Saturday nights in New York, because those gleaming, dazzling parties of his were with me so vividly that I could still hear the music and the laughter, faint and incessant, from his garden, and the cars going up and down his drive” (179).