Anthony's Social Status In The Great Gatsby

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his social status in his educational institution. Similar with TSOP, there are three significances described in TBD; as adaptation, power and also state of grace. In the TBD, literacy works as adaptation as it is used by Anthony to adapt with his grandfather pressure to work. By mentioning of the literacy practice which is writing, he is able to make his grandfather stop asking him to find a job. It was Anthony’s way in hiding his laziness toward his Grandfather. Writing, even though seems to be an easy job, it considered be able to give financial support to people who work for it or popularity and eventually wealth to people who are talented in that field. And Anthony who realize this, make use to adapting himself. Literacy for Anthony is…show more content…
The first on is literacy as adaptation. Gatsby in this novel uses literacy books to adjust himself with the upper-class life style to be considered as one of them. Gatsby is aware of the power of books in displaying his wealth to the upper-class is using real books to display his richness. Literacy is not working as power to upgrade Gatsby because in the story, he is told to be a bootlegger and displaying his books also does not seem to be able to increase his social status in the society. But literacy can be seen as a state of Grace to Gatsby as his father considers him an intellectual boy who can improve. He considers Gatsby is different than any other boy who lives in the farm. He is able to resolve things that probably cannot be resolve by a simple farm…show more content…
In TSOP, literacy ability gives impact to Amory’s personality. He becomes a boy who has a very high level of self-cesteem. He thinks that he has a superior mentality as he read a lot of deep books. This self-confident makes him always thinks about himself which affect his relationship with the other characters in the novel. Literacy also gives impact to his socialization with other people. Amory’s literacy able to unifies him with other people by the action of reading aloud and also writing. It unifies him with Tom, Kerry and also Burne who have the same interest in literary and also have literary literacy which they from their formal education and their reading habit. But, the literacy creates gap between Amory with some people such as his teacher in Minneapolis as he was showing off in his France class and also his peers in St. Regis in his early year there because he is considered as an arrogant boy. His literary literacy that makes his confidence over his intellectuality makes him eventually making him loose his job as he consider himself cannot work with people who cannot accept his intelligence in writing. Literacy also has developmental impact toward Anthony as he is able to
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