For those who have parent’s that were once immigrants or have strong culture beliefs causes background difficulty to adapt and fit into society. In the story of Frank Norris “McTeague” he provides examples of how the characters in one’s ethic background surpasses ethnic tendencies. In “McTeague” the reader is able to see the stereotypes of the 19th Century in America. The characters of McTeague, Trina and Zerkow are used to show the reader how their stereotypes have affected them through the novel and to some lead them to their death. We start of with one of the main characters.
Each character has its own reasons to be angry and that is appeared in their actions and led to different consequences. Anger in The Great Gatsby crystalized by Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan, their anger has reasons, symptoms and consequences. Jay Gatsby is a newly wealthy Midwesterner-turned-Easterner whose lover Daisy did not wait for him and got married with another man who is Tom Buchanan. The reasons for Gatsby’s anger were poverty that made him could not have the ability to keep his lover Daisy forever. After being a wealthy man Jay Gatsby ordered his life around one desire which is to be reunited with his love Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier.
The Great Gatsby demonstrates the social breakdown through the conceptions of relationships and the corrupting desire for wealth. Gatsby is consumed throughout the story by his desire for Daisy and her luxurious nature. Conflicted with his own past for being his self proclaimed reason for the loss of Daisy, Gatsby makes it his pursuit to climb the socioeconomic ladder of society in order to impress Daisy. He is so desperate, in fact, that he is willing to tear apart a relationship between her and Tom Buchanan. Love, undermined by greed and social desires, is shown
Racism has been a prominent dilemma from as far as the 18th century to today. We’ve made many improvements from the 1930s to today but we aren’t finished yet. By definition, racism is the prejudice, discrimination or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. Racism and discrimination caused African Americans to be treated as inferiors and second class citizens. Throughout time, this led them to fear white people and what they could do to them.
This is why he was able to spout his hypocrisy on others. And since he is an arrogant man, and was rich since birth, he likely has established a feeling of entitlement that feeds into his greed. Overall, Tom Buchanan is not an admirable
Fitzgerald uses characterisation to explore the concept hollowness of the upper class. The further through the novel characters such as Tom, Daisy and Jordan are shown more in depth where their true hollow personalities surface, becoming more despised of by readers as they reveal their identities as careless by causing trouble and retreating into their money at Gatsby’s funeral and Myrtles Murder this is the most hollow and empty thing anyone could do. The hollowness of the upper class is highlighted by Daisy and Tom Buchannan whom are from the established class, both coming from a long tradition of wealth strongly believing that the grass is greener on the other side. Their hollow personalities cause them to commit adultery, corrupting their marriage as they desire money and new materialism. This is shown at one of Gatsby’s parties Quote – ‘and if you want to take down any addresses here’s my little gold pencil.’ Tom and Daisy are positioned to
Foremost, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses characters to symbolize the diabolical traits within a person. For instance, Daisy 's husband, Tom represented pride. Tom was a despicable character throughout the book, he was conceited and arrogant to everyone around him. For example, Tom tells Nick that he is more masculine then he is and parades his house around boasting about his accomplishments and wealth (Ch 1. Pg 7).
Flatlands starts off with a square as the narrator explaining the world he lives in. For example, the square explains that the women in his world are lines, dangerous and idiotic. The lines let their emotions get the best of them constantly and will sometimes kill their husbands and have no recollection of what they have done. The men in the square´s world are all polygons, and the more sides they have, the more prestigious they are to society. In this, isosceles triangles are the lowest class, while circles are considered nobility.
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.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the obsession with wealth and love ruined the American dream/ the Characters lives. “Myrtle has her affair with Tom due to the privileged world it grants her access”(Wulick). One of the main examples of wealth destroying a character 's life is Myrtle 's story. Myrtle is the wife of a lowly mechanic in the valley of ashes. Myrtle is taken away by the enormity of Tom Buchanan 's wealth and is instantly attracted to him.
A profound image of a tilted balance scale hover over society as social inequality continue to exist in today 's time of era where certain people in the bottom of the hierarchy are cruelly challenged. Social inequality is the unfair distribution of opportunities and money considering the different social statuses of the people within a community where those in powers are the puppeteers pulling the strings to how the country essentially functions. One side of the balance scale is tipped higher than the other, which signifies the plentiful assets given only to the majority of high-class people while the poor stay to live in a destitute condition. Currently, social inequality is a destruction that persists to prevail in society due to socioeconomic