Baggini further states, “Without the passion, it is mere dedication. Without nurturing, even the best can wither and die.” Romeo feels like he has nothing to live for because his love does not love him back. Romeo feels like nothing if he is not loved back because he feels that he needs to be nurtured and loved back. So I do not believe that Romeo is acting like the typical person would. He is so distraught in his own interpretation of love that he cannot see it for what it truly is and it is confusing and hurting
Ethan should’ve chosen happiness instead of sticking around with Zeena and being sad and depressed in their relationship “ Must he wear out all his years at the side of a bitter querulous woman?” (Wharton 67). Mattie was his chance at freedom from Zeena and becoming happy but he was too worried about all of the consequences that would come if he had pursued his happiness. Happiness wasn’t Ethan’s first priority when it should’ve been, instead he chose to be unselfish which on most occasions is good, but in this case should’ve been avoided. Later on Ethan began to regret this decision he had made and soon it was very clear to him that he should’ve chosen happiness instead of staying with Zeena and being unhappy in his “unfulfilling marriage”. This regret is shown towards the end of the book, after Ethan made his decision to stay with Zeena and Mr. Hale explains to the narrator Ethan’s circumstance, “ When I see that, I think it’s him that suffers most… anyhow it ain’t Zeena, because she ain’t got the time… It’s a pity, though,” (Wharton 93).
Analysis Paragraph The american is a dream about possibilities and a strive for success. Many chase the dream for materialistic reasons some interpret the dream for love but regardless the person striving for the dream works hard to reach this dream. In the novel The Great Gatsby, Gatsby motivation is to reach his version of the american dream. Though Gatsby has always wanted to be rich, his main motivation for acquiring this dream was his love for Daisy. Gatsby having the mindset that he could never have Daisy’s love because of his background he becomes consumed to become rich and by doing so it's what unfortunately results in him not only falling victim to it but not attaining it at all.
Gatsby’s new and made up identity is what even gives him a chance with Daisy. As an attempt to chase away this negative identity, Gatsby is obsessed with the idea of marrying Daisy. However, Gatsby’s lies and past catch up to him when Daisy realizes she cannot and does not want to get over the idea of the stain that is left on Gatsby due to his negative identity. Finally, because of the materialistic world that people live in today, it prevents not only Gatsby, but several people within society from being able to be with the person that they truly
Gatsby’s struggle with wanting his life to go back to the past is showing off to other people. He is struggling to regain control of his life and without Daisy, who was from his past, he would not be a complete man. A quote from “Boats against the Current” also demonstrates this when the narrator exclaims, “So we disregard solution, While we cling to our illusions once again.” This quote reveals that he and his ex-lover should forget the end results and cling to fake reality. The narrator is so infused with his idea of getting his ex-lover back that he will just make a reality for them. Both of these characters just want to get their past back so they can make a reality where no hardships occurred.
The Blind Desire Like Holly Black once said, “Once someone’s hurt you, it’s harder to relax around them, harder to think of them as safe to love. But it doesn’t stop you from wanting them”. Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, envisions this life of endless luxuries and his beloved Daisy. Suddenly, his dreams turn into dust in front of his eyes; he ends up losing his life and everything he ever wanted. The series of events in Gatsby’s life symbolizes greater meanings than what they might seem on the surface.
Mr.Hooper lets his fiance hurt because she has lost the man she loves just because he will not take off the one thing that could keep them happy and together (Stouck 559+). Hooper gives up his fiance this which shows that this veil and the reason for him wearing the veil was very important to him. Mr.Hooper knows that this veil will have him sacrifice a lot and that it will be really hard on him but it will be worth it. When Denies is trying to explain this he says, “On the one hand, he is preparing for eternal happiness the “time” in which sacrifice itself will have been sacrificed when earthly weeds will fall away as so much waste”. Denies also says, “On the other hand, he knows that this preparation itself requires sacrifice, which is to say that it repetition of negativity”(179+).
She would have never wanted Gatsby if she new the truth, that he was poor. Gatsby wanted to cover up the fact that he is new money by overdoing it with his parties and money. Everything he does is so he can get Daisy, but unfortunately it fails. Despite all of his efforts to win Daisy back he is unsuccessful due to the fact that he is new money. Gatsby was able to learn from the failures of his past but the one thing that he could not get over is the loss of Daisy.
Perhaps I made a mistake with Gatsby and Daisy. She's all he ever thought or talked about. His obsession was becoming quite more obvious and I always feared that the outcome would not be great. Daisy was always too busy liking the attention and crying over designer shirts to realize that she and Gatsby were in danger. Instead she let the affair go too far and it cost the life of Jay Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson.
During his love affair with Guinevere he not only neglects his own morals, but lets their love diminish his friendship with Arthur. Being that Lancelot is so committed to his faith in God, his values reflect these religious ideas. When Lancelot loses his virginity to Elaine, his core beliefs are lost. When he becomes involved with Elaine, he doesn 't tell Guenever and creates a complication of the situation. His love affects all aspects of his life and eventually leads to him going insane and running away from the castle.
He told her those things in a way that frightened her—that made it look as if I was some kind of cheap sharper. And the result was she hardly knew what she was saying’ ” (152). Gatsby takes the blame because he still believed that Daisy was going to leave Tom for him- he had visioned himself with this outcome for so long that it was hard to detach himself from this concept. In taking the blame in hopes for a future with Daisy and his accomplished dreams, he infuriates the wrong people who will then make sure that Gatsby never gets to see this dream even possibly come
He dropped everything, reinvented himself, and never looked back. Gatsby’s life is very questionable, but his thoughts are not all realistic. He begins to lose his admirable qualities as he does not ask Daisy how she feels about him or any situation at hand, but rather is so wrapped up in winning her over that he does not realize he is losing her by doing so. His wealthy lifestyle and trying to act as Tom does causes him to corrupt himself and the things that Daisy loves about him. Gatsby wants Daisy to leave her own life behind but that is unreasonable.
“I have an idea that Gatsby himself didn’t believe it would come and perhaps he no longer cared. If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream” ( Chapter 8). This quote is an affirmation of the loss of Jay Gatsby’s lifelong dream of winning the heart of Daisy Buchanan has now died and his identity has been taken away from him. Gatsby spent his entire life transforming himself from the poor James Gatz into tremendously wealthy Jay Gatsby, yet his motives were not self-betterment for his own benefit. Instead, Gatsby’s motivation is to make himself someone who can give Daisy the luxuries and monetary stability she desires.
Gatsby had a great amount of wealth but was still unhappy, what he desired was love. He sacrifices a lot to win Daisy but nothing worked. Instead his life ends being killed. Daisy had her dream of having a lot of money. She wanted happiness but gets none of that living with Tom.