1. )The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Main Characters: Nick Carraway Jay Gatsby Daisy Buchanan Tom Buchanan Jordan Baker Myrtle Wilson George Wilson Owl Eyes Setting: The Roaring Twenties, West Egg and East Egg, New York, Long Island One Sentence Plot Summary: Nick meets Gatsby, who is madly in love with his cousin Daisy, and gets caught in the middle of a love triangle, Gatsby loved Daisy, but Daisy was more in love with the thought of Gatsby, and in the end the hectic love triangle “kills” (Really is was Wilson) Gatsby. Major Motifs and Themes: The “Hollowness” of The upper class. The decline of the American Dream, the green light represented Gatsby 's hopes and dreams, Doctor E.J. Eckleburg’s billboard was the eyes of God, the Valley of Ashes represented the moral, social, and economic decay due to the pursuit of wealth.
Tom is a scoundrel, and no sliver of empathy can be given to Tom, due to his reckless behavior. Tom behavior effects everyone around him as a result if his selfish behavior two people die. Myrtle is murdered by his wife Daisy and Gatsby is murdered by George Myrtles husband. Both murders could have been avoided if Tom was more of a man and less than a scoundrel. Fitzgeralds describes Tom as a big, powerful man: " Not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body-He seemed to fill those glistening boots until he strained the top
Zeus stuck them all with a bolt of lighting and killed all, except Odysseus. Odysseus, like me, finished the journey “but not with our friends”. (855) In The Odyssey, Odysseus faces many challenges and repeatedly loses the men in his crew. First, he loses them to Circe when they're turned into pigs, then six men were killed by the monster Scylla, and lastly Zeus killed the remaining men. Like Odysseus, through out my journey known as high school, I have faced many “heavy losses” (841) due to bad behavior and heartbreaking
Allusions to Christ or other aspects of religion are found in literature all throughout history. There are many different reasons why authors tie in these elements of religion. It could be to provide characterization or help provide reasoning and explanation for the overall theme. Two well known authors do this in some of their most famous pieces: Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. In their novels, The Old Man and the Sea and The Great Gatsby, the two authors provide many Christian allusions using diction, symbols, and characters.
Tom was having an affair with Myrtle Wilson ann Daisy knew something was going on . Tom and his family were rich; that 's why they called him “old money”. Gatsby got killed by George Wilson because he thought that Gatsby had killed his wife, but it wasn 't him; it was Daisy. Nick knew all the stuff that happened, but he didn’t tell each other secrets. It showed Geroge Wilson killing himself in both movies.
More specifically, from the biblical story, Eve’s humanlike curiosity brings her to receiving and consuming the apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil from the Serpent, which was initially forbidden by god. By doing this she conducted the sin of disobedience or what is called the Original sin in Christianity, which led to their expulsion from Eden. There is a number of significant symbolic iconography hidden within this image. Firstly, a devious serpent in the garden often times depicted slithering around a tree represents Eve's temptation in the Garden of Eden. The tree, pomegranate of apple suggests the temptation of eve and the fall of man.
The novel concludes “So we beat on, boats against the current borne back ceaselessly into the past” (108). This means as we keep trying to move forward we are still restricted and defined by our past. Throughout the book Gatsby could not let go of the past and Fitzgerald related this to society. America was meant to be the new world filled with potential but this idea was soon ruined by old aristocratic values, like the Buchanans represent in the novel. To Fitzgerald, America is not full of possibilities, its frontier that failed to rise above its aristocratic European origins, just as Gatsby failed to escape from his
So many authors have proven their pure genius threw their creations. Their work has inspired not only other authors, but readers, even to this day. There are many authors we still study today because of their extraordinary ability to produce such timeless and insightful pieces of literature. The texts that have impacted me the most are Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116, Shakespeare 's Sonnet 130, and Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath’s Tale. The first
Nick specifically notes the carelessness of Tom and Daisy Buchanan who are partly responsible for the death of Gatsby. Nick states, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy -- they smashed things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness,” (179). By the end of the novel, Nick realizes that Tom, Daisy, and many other residents of the East Egg have no appreciation for anyone or anything in their lives. Nick fulfills his role of the protagonist, taking the reader on his journey from fascination to
Behind the novel 's indictment of the intellect stand three important myths to which Shelley alludes. She subtitles her book "A Modern Prometheus," linking Victor Frankenstein to the heroic but ultimately tragic figure of Greek myth who contended with the gods, stole fire from them to give to humans, and was punished by Zeus by being chained on Mount Caucasus to have vultures eat his liver. Her husband Percy Shelley wrote a closet drama, Prometheus Unbound, and fellow Romantic poets Byron and Coleridge were also attracted to and wrote about a figure of defiant ambition. The story of Faust, like the Prometheus myth, also involves one who would trade everything to satisfy an aggressive and acquisitive intellect. Finally, Adam 's fall from grace came of his eating of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
each scalp is a coveted one A variety in color and creed only adds to the fun: A sang froid that 's confirmed with an expression so dour After all, affirms the dogmatic initiation at the age of four: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ( C.) . KUMAARA SUKEJA. NOVEMBER. 2015.SCALP-HUNTER When every gesture of peace is a dud, One sees blood flow like a rowdy flood: When the single sign of love wanes like the Moon Tempers are readily frayed on a blazing afternoon: Hatred is poured into every handy pot to fill Like a potion, even a mere look suffices to kill: Man kill man---on a swagger you lay a fancy bet Knowing the figures he 'll simply shoot and forget: Numbers do matter when he pulls the trigger Lest he miss and hear the dreaded snigger: "Kaafir","Infidel".... each scalp is a coveted one A variety in color and creed only adds to the fun: A sang froid that 's confirmed with an expression so dour After all, affirms the dogmatic initiation at the age of four: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Fitzgerald shows the disappearance of an image by saying, “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter- tomorrow we will run faster, stretch our arms further” (180). The green light demonstrated Daisy, the object he wants, but cannot be gotten because of the distance and the false image. Even though she was far away, Gatsby kept on chasing her day after day, and year after year until he achieves his childhood dream. Gatsby thinks once he gets Daisy, their future would be complete and everything would fall into place.