The American Dream is the biggest comparison in the two novels and a secondary addition to that could be how unrealistic they are. Gatsby is completely impractical about his dream, he convinces himself that Daisy will leave her husband, child and her life to be with him. Afterwards Gatsby started realizing what was going on and started to panic and worry when it was not going his way, however he was always filled with fear of failure he never once gave up hope on Daisy even through very tough situations such as Myrtle’s death. Lennie was similar in the way that he would get himself into trouble on the contrary he still expected his dream to come true but he never realized that it would never be possible if he kept getting himself into trouble.
His longing for repeating the past has taken over his logical way of thinking giving him the idea that repeating the past is possible. “‘Daisy, that’s all over now,’ he said earnestly. ‘It doesn 't matter any more. Just tell him the truth - that you never loved I 'm - and it’s all wiped out forever.’”(The Great Gatsby page 132) This quote proves that Gatsby has tried with everything he has to erase the past. He believes that if he can get her to admit that she has never loved Tom, the past has been erased.
Gatsby was a good person at heart but in flesh all you saw were lies, Daisy saw that in him too. In the end Gatsby’s hope on winning Daisy back was so high that ever time the phone rang or every corner he turned he looked and waited for her but she was nowhere to be seen. During his last day, last hours of breath he spent the time waiting for Daisy to call him and tell him that she was ready to run away with him and live happily ever after, “ I have an idea that Gatsby himself didn’t believe it would come and perhaps he no longer cared (Fitzgerald 169).” but she never did call. In his last few hours at the chance to run away and save himself for the death that was awaiting him he spent the time at home, in his pool waiting for her to call. When he took his final breath he was shot by mistake.
Juliet’s relationship with her dad is slim to none and has Mr. Capulet guessing what she is like and he makes all decisions for her without even knowing what's going on in her life. Mr. Capulet is the most responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death because he didn't respect Juliet’s thoughts , he was selfish, and he kept the feud going between the families. Social status. That's all Mr. Capulet was thinking about when he arranged the marriage between Juliet and Paris. When the two families were on good terms with the Prince Mr. Capulet thought “She hath not seen the change of fourteen years, Let two more summers wither in their pride, pass by Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.” When the Prince is
Some might classify impulsiveness as a disease. However, to Gatsby it’s a matter of life and love principles. Gatsby is trying to convince Daisy to leave Tom, her husband, and live the rest of their days together. He says,” just tell him the truth-that you never loved him…”(Fitzgerald 132). Gatsby is now relying on Daisy that she will reject Tom’s love and ultimately end up with him.
He fits all the criteria for a tragic hero; he has a flaw, hubris, that eventually leads to his downfall. This downfall is when he causes his son and wife’s deaths by sentencing Antigone to death and eventually killing her. Also, Creon realizes his flaw in the end, which is the final criteria for a tragic hero. Creon's suffering was defiantly insisted upon through his pride, and it most definitely made him much, much worse. Therefore, with a life both tragic and saddening, Creon is the tragic hero in
Although Gatsby and Daisy had a history, he cannot come in five years later and think he can win her back from another man. Fitzgerald puts in this quote "She never loved you, do you hear? She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart, she never loved anyone except me" (130). This is the quote that gets Gatsby killed because once Daisy admits to Tom that she never loved him, he thinks that means that she still loves him, this why Gatsby takes the
It is impossible to live in the past because it will kill us. Gatsby going towards the current killed him because it wasn’t meant to be with Daisy. Nick is speaking this after Gatsby’s funeral and describing how Gatsby was as a person, “He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly
This must have devastated Fitzgerald, as Gatsby’s life ended because of Daisy. I think that Fitzgerald further cements the idea that Zelda did not love him by not having Daisy attend Gatsby’s funeral. Gatsby is Fitzgerald, a man who is stuck with a woman who doesn’t love him and who “ended his life.” Nick, on the other hand, is the man Fitzgerald wanted to be. Nick is free to love who he wants, he isn’t stuck on somebody who won’t let him move forward in life. Nick has a fling with a man, something that Fitzgerald might have wanted for some time.
Unfortunately, he had to leave Daisy to go to war. After the war, he was determined to find Daisy but five years later, his feelings are not reciprocated; Daisy toys with him, uses Gatsby to make her husband jealous, and allows Gatsby to take the blame for the murder of her husband’s mistress. The most tragic of the three protagonists studied is Jay Gatsby because he demoralizes himself in a futile attempt at expired love, he has few genuine companions, and he cannot let go of the past. Throughout the novel, the contrast between Gatsby's pure past and corrupt future illustrates the degree to which he changes to impress his love, Daisy. Before Gatsby became tainted, "he had been beating his way along the south shore of Lake Superior as a clam-digger... or in any other capacity that