In the novel, Jay Gatsby’s American Dream is to do anything and everything possible to win over Daisy Buchanan. But, once Gatsby finally has her, he still is not satisfied. Nick Carraway states that Jay Gatsby paid a high life for one single dream that he eventually no longer cared about (Fitzgerald 161). He then wants Daisy to admit she has only ever loved him. Daisy is incapable of giving him the new dream he really wants.
Holding On Thinking that everything in life will be optimal forever just is not realistic. Robert frost elaborates on that idea in his poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”. He tells us that we can not have everything the way we want it. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton relates very well to Robert’s poem.
With that tantrum I remember saying "this is really stupid why would anybody even want to fish, you don't catch anything. I was also saying let leave this is pointless and I never want to fish again I don't even catch anything." But unfortunately we had to stay there for the rest of the day and that felt like the longest day of my little kid life. I went that rest of the day with no fish or bite while seeing my brother and his friend catching all these fish. The day finally ended we packed our stuff and went back home.
During this camping trip, the weather was very clear and cool. But by the end of the weekend, the weather transformed into cloudy and rainy. Because of the bad change in weather, my mood went from good to poor. This relates to my poem because in “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, the gold, flowers, and Garden of Eden all change for the worse. So this is just like the weather and how I felt.
If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp.
An imaginary “playmate” as the name says it itself, it 's supposed to play with the children and accompany them when they feel alone. Yet, Mr. Ravioli had none of those characteristics, instead he has some local characteristics. He was based on the environment that Olivia was constantly around. New York city is known as the city of “no sleep”, everyone is constantly busy trying to get their job done so that they could rest for the weekend but it never seems to happen. We see the same pattern with Mr. Ravioli, Olivia wants to make an appointment for a playdate with him but he always seems to be too busy to make any space in his agenda for her.
Fitzgerald did a phenomenal job with, considering there were absolutely no pictures in the book, by simply putting them into meaningful words. These parties were a euphoric sense of freedom. Although, it was freedom felt by the guests, but not so much by Gatsby himself. He didn’t seem to have a care in the world about how much money he had spent, as long as he had Daisy, which was a selfish thing to do. At his own parties, he rarely walked around to communicate with his own guests.
I won't let nothing happen to Sonny. "”(Insert page number). Throughout the entire story every decision that Sonny makes for himself, the narrator is right there telling him why it’s a stupid idea and why he will never be able to do it. Every time the narrator tells him he can’t do something, Sonny works that much harder to achieve that goal. “He looked more helpless than ever, and annoyed, and deeply hurt.” With the narrator consistently belittling Sonny’s dreams, he drifts from his family.
In “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” the narrator states that “natures first green is gold.” This idea can be split into two ideas. The word “green” has a connotation relating to both inexperience and nature. These two meanings allow for several different interpretations of “gold.” In a denotative sense, gold is an unchanging metal that doesn’t react and lasts the test of time. If this interpretation is taken then the narrator is stating that natures first green is eternal, but he juxtaposes this line with “her hardest hue to hold” and later “nothing gold can stay.” This morphs the meaning into something more metaphorical. Nature’s (and life’s) newness is not eternal in existence, but is eternal in memory.
As they are both sitting around a fire in Jimmy’s backyard, Elena “Leaned forward and kissed him.” Jimmy does not kiss back. Instead Jimmy explains that the kiss was inappropriate since Dora was sick (Schumacher 121). Neither Dora nor Jimmy shows any true feelings for each other again after that. Furthermore, this incident was never revisited by any of the characters. Due to the unnecessary subplot dropping, Black Box loses most of it’s charm by being too predictable since none of the subplots were ever
He could do nothing about the aching pain of how his dad died…in a self imposed sleep from too much of the sleeping salts, and a fallen candle that set off the fire. What was done was done, and he had learned early on to not hang on to things you had no control of, so he rode away from his childhood and toward the life of a