Ethan should’ve chosen happiness instead of sticking around with Zeena and being sad and depressed in their relationship “ Must he wear out all his years at the side of a bitter querulous woman?” (Wharton 67). Mattie was his chance at freedom from Zeena and becoming happy but he was too worried about all of the consequences that would come if he had pursued his happiness. Happiness wasn’t Ethan’s first priority when it should’ve been, instead he chose to be unselfish which on most occasions is good, but in this case should’ve been avoided. Later on Ethan began to regret this decision he had made and soon it was very clear to him that he should’ve chosen happiness instead of staying with Zeena and being unhappy in his “unfulfilling marriage”. This regret is shown towards the end of the book, after Ethan made his decision to stay with Zeena and Mr. Hale explains to the narrator Ethan’s circumstance, “ When I see that, I think it’s him that suffers most… anyhow it ain’t Zeena, because she ain’t got the time… It’s a pity, though,” (Wharton 93).
He insists that Daisy tell Tom she never loved him. He feels that if she does this her relationship to Tom will be "wiped out forever"(Fitzgerald 132) and they will be able to return to what they once had, but the events do not unfold this way. She does tell Tom that she never loved him, but it isn't true and when she says it it doesn't have the effect that Gatsby was convinced it would. Her relationship with Tom
Due to the pleading of his crew, this shows that Odysseus is inconsiderate because they could have easily died and left their families behind. This also shows that he is inconsiderate because if someone is a good leader, they usually listen to other inputs and act according to that, but Odysseus was headstrong and wanted to continue the taunting. The next time that Odysseus shows that he is inconsiderate is their stay at Circe’s land. The crew members have families at home which they want to see once again, but Odysseus is reluctant to
A unknown author once said “The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited, or erased it can only be accepted.” Dwelling in the past and wishing it away, takes away from the beauty of the day. In the book something wicked this way comes by Ray Bradbury three characters, Jim Nightshade, Mrs. Foley, Charles Halloway, will all struggle with age acceptance. Jim had always desired the knowledge and wisdom of being an adult. When the carousel came to town Jim along many others were tempted to change their age. Jim soon realized he cannot cheat to and skip years to gain wisdom by using the carousel being the carousel would only physically change him.
The constant nagging of his wife shows that they do not mix well together, however he is still inferior to her, he never gets a say and never get what he wants. Walter Mitty feels that through imagination he could be in a place he could really belong but the thing is, by having these “episodes” it excludes him from belonging in reality which poses the question, is it more important to belong with yourself or with others around you? It is clear that Walter Mitty uses his mind to escape reality where he feels he belongs, but it is also interesting to see how he has given up on trying to belong in reality and accepted the fact that he will be useless as time
With the support from her family, she betrays Gatsby and marries Tom Buchannan not out of love but out of realistic concern. However, when Gatsby comes back as a mysterious millionaire with a lavish lifestyle, Daisy falls for him again. According to Daisy, the reunion with Gatsby is miserable not only because of the rekindled flame between the two past lovers, but also because Gatsby now has the upper-class lifestyle she yearns for, yet she is not with him (Gam). Her love is based on his attraction which comes not from Gatsby himself but from his money and material luxury. People around her gradually
Tom explains everything about Gatsby, Daisy finds out that Gatsby is not who he claims to be. He gets his money through smuggling. Then, Daisy changes her mind to leave Tom for him. She wants to go back their home. Tom carelessly tells Daisy to go home with Gatsby, because he knows Gatsby is not important for her anymore.
Like most Americans, Gatsby’s hope is accomplishing his lifelong dream, earning Daisy’s love. Fitzgerald showcases this expectation throughout the novel through the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. Gatsby had always loved Daisy; however, Gatsby was never able to accept that she had loved and married Tom as he states, “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved any one except me"(Fitzgerald Chapter 7)! Based on Gatsby’s remarks, he feels that the only reason why Daisy left him was because she wanted to maintain the social class she was born in and continue to be spoiled with the luxuries that an ordinary human being may not be able to enjoy; as a result, Gatsby made it his goal to amass a large amount of wealth and earn the love of Daisy once again.
The great Gatsby is based in the 1922 New York, right after the world war. Particularly in Long Island, the place where the newly-rich perched their Grand dwellings and lived to enjoy their wealth. The book begins it’s twisted swirl of awe-inspiring lanes with a young man. Nick Carraway is a young hopeful from the war who moves from Minnesota to New York West egg district. He does so in hopes to study and learn thoroughly about the bond business.
Due to Jay’s constant attempts to escape his poor background, we as the readers assume that Gatsby does not want to associate with anyone of that lifestyle, but his loyalty to Nick proves that theory wrong. Gatsby’s friendship with Nick is rather only unordinary, but only to be compared to Elphaba and Glinda. Gatsby looked at Nick as a companion that one could stand by for a lifetime, and the feeling was more than mutual. This claim is supported by Fitzgerald’s inputs of scenarios such as Gatsby begs Nick to stay the night at the end of chapter eight and on multiple occasions Gatsby revealing secrets that had beforehand never been heard by another human being. Gatsby has such a strong sense of loyalty that he completely throws himself into his relationships, whether they be friends or something more.