Ben Carson once said “Ambition, like a torrent, never looks back.” Beneatha Younger is a hopeful, ambitious young woman who hopes to achieve her goals despite the stereotypes of the time. She is a main character in Lorraine Hansberry's award winning play, “A Raisin In The Sun”. “A Raisin In The Sun” is a play about the Youngers, an African American family of five living in Chicago in the 1950’s. They live in a very cramped apartment, which is shared with another family. The play begins with them all eagerly waiting for an insurance check, in the name of their dead patriarch, for $10,000.
Zora Neale Hurston was an American novelist who published more than 50 short stories. One of her stories is called “The Gilded Six-Bits” which is a story about a couple who loved each other, until one of them had an affair. The two main characters in the story are Joe and Missie May. Joe loved his wife and brought her chocolate kisses every day. Everything was going perfectly fine until one day a person named Otis Slemmons shows up to open an ice cream parlor and caused havoc in their marriage.
His gesture of throwing shirts at Daisy is done to dazzle her, to show her that he has so much money that he can buy tons and tons of beautiful clothes made of very expensive fabrics. Many of the things he has in his house are just there to impress Daisy and to make her love him more. This shows that Gatsby’s and Daisy’s love is all about materials and what they have and not about themselves. This also hides the fact that they do not truly love each other like they did when they first met and that their relationship will not work out. After examining Gatsby’s materialistic actions, one can see that his love towards isn't true and will not work
In “The Gilded Six-Bits”, the story starts off demonstrating the genuine love that Missy May and Joe have in their marriage. Joe starts bragging about this new ice creams parlor in town that is owned by Otis Slemmons. He goes on and on about how rich he looks with his gold jewelry and about how many women throw themselves at him. Missy May gets under the impression that Joe wants to be just like Slemmons and she ends up sleeping with him for money. Joe is devastated, but ultimately forgives Missy May.
One girl was brave enough to open the magical door which was luckily next to the stairs so if somting bad happened the could run upstairs and hide or run for there life .So when she opened the door it was Chica The Chicken From the horror game Five Nights At Freddys she would normally attack but that day she was very nice she brought 60 cupcakes for us! Chica was the star of the party! Everyone was sad when she had to leave the next day. Every year Chica visits again.
In “The Great Gatsby”, the characters Myrtle Wilson and Jay Gatsby and in “The Necklace”, Mathilde Loisel, allow themselves to be selfish and greedy by believing that having a high social status is more important than the people around them. This can be seen through the affair of Myrtle Wilson and Tom Buchanan where her husband, George Wilson means nothing to her, instead having a rich and glamorous life is more concerning. This shows that Myrtle’s relationship with George is weak. To Myrtle, Tom’s wealth and reputation outshines Wilson’s low-class job. Myrtle admires Tom because she sees Tom as a way of achieving a high status and good reputation and dislikes her husband, who is completely devoted to her and would do anything to insure her
Fish Cheeks, by Amy Tan is a story of love, culture, being different, and accepting one's differences. A young Amy falls in love with the son of a white minister and is shocked when she finds out that her mother invited the ministers family over for christmas dinner. Amy is very embarrassed because of her asian heritage, and some of the asian customs her family embraces. She explains that her mother went out of her way to prepare many traditional asian dishes that most people would find quite odd. When Christmas eve came around, she explained what her mother was preparing and used imagery to paint a picture in the reader's mind as if they were there.
They have always been the fairies’ coachmaker. Like this she travels every night through the brains of lovers and she makes them dream of love Over regular court attendants’ knees so they dreams of bowing to get respect. Over lawyers’ fingers and they immediately dream of winning a trial and getting paid. Over ladies’ lips and they immediately dream of kissing. The angry Mab usually infects their lips with cold sores because their breaths smell like candy.
She then decides to settle on Tom, who is “abusive” (23) which Daisy tolerates due to the fact that Tom is extremely wealthy. The need for money drove both Gatsby and Daisy to extreme situations and provided them unpleasant circumstances. Throughout The Great Gatsby, many characters are faced with difficult situations due to the society that they live in. Gatsby is overly fasinated with Daisy which drives him to extreme levels to impress her. However, Tom is overly fixated on himself and causes the death of an innocent man.
This shows that to people money matters so much they would go to measures of spending massive amounts of money to gain what they desire most. Second, Myrtle's desire for money compelled her to cheat on George and go for Tom because he's rich. This shows that people with a crave for money would go so far as to be unfaithful to their spouse. Finally, Daisy "began to cry stormily" at Gatsby's "beautiful shirts," (Fitzgerald chapter 5 pg 92) because she heavily admires and is impressed with his fortune. People who get emotional and get overwhelmed by someone's wealth must extremely admire them.