4.03 Developing Theme Thesis Statement F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and The Jelly Bean both use Irony, Foreshadowing, and symbolism to describe how many people’s endeavor to achieve great wealth and class drove people’s decisions in the 1920s. I. Main Idea for 1st Body Paragraph: Irony A. Literary element use and effect in novel 1. Nick’s relationship to Gatsby is an example of irony because Nick tells the story about Gatsby, but he doesn’t like him.
For example, “ let us get hold of the property,” said he, consolingly to himself, “and we will endeavor to do without the woman.”(P.234 Irving) This demonstrates how Tom jumped at the chance to deal with the devil after his wife died because he didn't want to makes wife happy and he didn't want to share the wealth with her. It shows how Tom walker doesn't like sharing things with anybody. Additionally, In “ Snow White
Unlike “What, of This Goldfish, would You Wish?”, in the story “The Fisherman and His Wife” the wishes from the “enchanted prince” flounder was used for greed and power. The fisherman did not need anything from the flounder, but his wife was incomparable. In the story, she demands her husband to go back to the flounder and wish for “a little cottage...a stone palace...to be king…to become emperor…to become pope…to become like God.” The fisherman feared his wife as she wanted more and in the end when it became too much, the flounder convert all that was done. She was left with what she started with, the moral was that greediness and the thirst for
In this essay, the novels Othello and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will be compared and contrasted to determine the connection between the two on the basis of the essence of evil in the context of mankind. These two novels both portray evil as a subdued yet easily activated—under the right circumstances—and self-conscious nature of humans. They show this through the connection between Iago and Othello in comparison with the connection of Jekyll and Hyde, the transition of the main characters’ mentality, and the “evil” character committing suicide at the end of the novels. These three examples define each of the two novels discussed in this essay’s perspective on the concept of evil and the way it infests every human as well as its effects on human behavior and mindset. Firstly, evil is shown in the characters that the reader sees in the novels through the “friendship” (less like friendship in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) of some of the most prominent characters.
Furthermore, George talks to Lennie about the land and their dreams in a cold voice before he shoots Lennie, showing the signs that he didn’t actually believe in what he was saying anymore. “George shook himself...his voice was monotonous and had no emphasis.”(Steinbeck 103). George speaks in this tone which shows how he did not believe what he was saying to Lennie was true. George realized his dreams would never come true after being blinded by his own ambition to become successful for quite a while. Steinbeck uses motif and irony to show that chasing the american dream leads to ones misjudgement of reality.
There is this idea that a person who comes from humble origins could achieve the Dream if they are willing to work hard and take advantage of opportunities. This is seen in Gatsby and Myrtle where they bootleg and commit adultery respectively. Though, the frowning eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg look down on the Valley of the Ashes as if to say that the American Dream is one big lie. The American Dream produced wealth for some, but for the majority of people their hopes for gold is just like the ashes. The reality is that not everyone can have as much money as the Buchanan’s have.
Other themes such as many men being dishonest, unfaithful, and cowardly are lost during the transition from the paper and pen to the big screen. Instead the movie stereotypes men as being superior, loyal, and heroic. While women are portrayed as being fragile, dependent, and weak. The movie also adds another theme which is not present in the novel which is when one steals or takes what is not his, there are consequences one must face. As was evident when Herakles took something which was not his and was punished by losing his dear lover
He cannot simply settle for having Daisy, he need her to say that she never even loved Tom, much like greediness in money means you want more and once you get it you want even more. Nick, unlike Tom and Daisy, is not born into wealth but he aspires to have it. He attaches himself with other, more wealthy to him to get a taste of what wealth brings. In the end he does not get what he wants, but he realizes that to become what he wanted one has to sell their soul, losing compassion for
Troy states that his father was greedy and would put his own personal needs above the needs of the family. This, in turn, caused Troy 's mother to abandon him, leaving him without love from a parent or anyone to show him the correct way to treat females, a sin that affects his relationship with Rose as an adult. His father 's treatment of Troy made Troy believe there was more to his suffering than what was humanly possible "The gal jumped and run off...and when my daddy turned to face me, I could see why the devil had never come to get him...cause he was the devil himself"(Wilson 52).This metaphor used by Troy, adds a certain weight to the gravity of his situation as a teen. His father wasn 't just cruel but was the devil, a symbol of pure hate and all evil. The way Troy 's father treated him would cause Troy to run away at a young age and would be forced to steal and rob.