‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald presents Gatsby as a charming, well-mannered and mysterious. The narrator reveals his most unrealistic of his dreams, to recapture the past by luring Daisy. Some of Gatsby’s traits do not depict him as “admirable” and “pure” but instead as ‘obsessive’ and ‘dangerous’. In order to acknowledge Gatsby’s ‘obsessive’ and ‘dangerous’ side. It is important to understand how Gatsby’s dreams interact with reality and variety of symbolism used in the text.
Gatsby’s undying efforts to gain Daisy’s attention by throwing grand parties, advertising his wealth, and paying her visits never go unnoticed. The true characteristics of each class are displayed throughout the way they each respond to certain situations and the choices they choose to make. The characters lie, cheat, break laws, and murder. The Great Gatsby ends in a tragedy which F. Scott Fitzgerald foresees society is ultimately leading towards. The great Gatsby explores themes of social classes and the corruption of the American dream through the failure of poetic justice.
RACIAL HYPOCRISY IN THE NOVEL Racial Hypocrisy is one of the most important themes that Mark Twain talked in this novel. Hypocrisy is defined as “a pretence of having virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.” Huck’s father is one of the most remarkable examples of the hypocrisy in the novel. He is an abusive, racist and drunk father. MARK TWAIN’S MORAL CONFUSION IN THE NOVEL Mark Twain’s novel, ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ is full of moral confusion. Good “white” people such as Aunt Sally, Miss Watson, have little or no treatment in the injustice and cruel treatment meted out to the blacks.
Friedrich Nietzsche once stated, “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” In the novel, Life of Pi by Yann Martel a young man, Pi, is enforced to survive through suffering and endure the grievances of a shipwrecked human being. After embarking on a journey with his family from India to Canada aboard a ship, the Tsimtsum, which holds a variety of zoo animals sinks. Facing the bitter truth that he does not have a family anymore, Pi must withstand the urge to mourn his family and seek survival. He is stranded with a boat of ferocious animals and hope. In the novel, Pi is an archetypal hero because a traumatic event changes his life forever, and he suffers from his journey.
This is exactly what Gatsby does to attract Daisy, and like Gatsby, Kane gets it completely wrong. His second wife is becomes unhappy with all these gifts, and expresses to Kane, “you don 't really love me, you want me to love you!” This is precisely the sad truth about the protagonist. He has been chasing an idealistic dream in his mind, which might not actually even be possible, or exist; just like Gatsby. Kane 's wife leaves him, and he is left with one thing he does know and that’s “rosebud”.
Firstly, F. Scott Fitzgerald highlights some characteristics of Gatsby that suggest an obsessive personality, which can be seen in Gatsby’s desire to recreate his past moments with Daisy. Gatsby was in love with Daisy and in love with the memories stuck inside his head, "It was a strange coincidence," Nick said. "But it wasn 't a coincidence at all." "Why not?" "Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay."
Another common fear during the First World war was emasculation. The loss of masculinity is mainly visible in the patients ' consciousness (Harris, 1998), thus in patients ' relationships, but also in dreams and nightmares and it is visible in Owen 's poetry as well. An extract in Regeneration that discusses the emasculation of the soldiers can be found in chapter four. Pat Barker already foreshadows on page 29 that emasculation is going to be an important theme in the chapter, as Anderson wonders if being locked up can be a "emasculating experience". The scene when Sassoon and Graves go swimming really emphasises the topic emasculation.
The author of the story “Stolen Day” is Sherwood Anderson. The main character is a boy who believes he has inflammatory rheumatism. He tells himself he has this disease because he wants to go fishing instead of going to school. Both of these stories have many similarities and differences. The stories “A Day’s Wait” and “Stolen Day” have many similarities.
In Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, are many examples of this theme. The first example of conflict in this novel could be man vs. self, Pi is at a constant battle with himself, because when he is out at sea he has to make many decisions, like deciding what is most important to him, staying alive or being true to himself. Another example of man vs. self would be in Pi’s second story without the animals, the hyena represents the cook. When the cook amputates the sailors infected leg, it was done to save his life but the cook admitted that he actually did it for bait but it was not effective enough as it was decayed, and the
Helena thinks Demetrius is messing with her, and trying to make fun of her love towards him. This is an example of Dramatic Irony because the reader or audience knows that Demetrius loves Helena due to the love potion that is from Puck. Soon after this conversation there is another example of Irony and at this point Helena is being fought over between Lysander and Demetrius because of Puck's potion. Puck turns Bottom's head into that of a donkey because as a prank because he enjoys playing tricks on mortals and fairies. The transformation is funny because Bottom's name is synonymous with "ass" and also because Bottom's personality is stubborn and pushy.