The Knight’s greenness is of symbolic significance; green is associated with nature and its cycles of growth and death, in this way the Green Knight is represented as a fertility god. The Green Knight’s association with the Green chapel enforces his association with nature. In this way, he is a representation of the Green Man. The colour green is symbolic of eternal life; the Green Knight possesses holly, which is evergreen even in winter, sharing this symbolism. Shedd (11) argues that the contest between the Green Knight and Gawain is symbolic of the struggle between the aspects of nature.
The Great Gatsby Essay F. Scott Fitzgerald was a famous author who wrote the book, The Great Gatsby. His purpose in writing this book was to show the differences between old and new money. Old money meaning people being born into wealthy lifestyles and new money meaning people who were not born with money but gained a lot of wealth. These were separated by two areas called west egg and east egg. This book gives sort of an exclusive look into the luxury and glamour that people think is the life of a person with a high amount of wealth.
They weren't just looking for escapism from their families, but also Juliet was seeking for a way to escape marrying Paris. When Romeo figures out who Juliet is he says to himself, “My life is in the hands of my enemy.”(1.5.118). This is stating that his life depends on Juliet his worst enemy, which is also kind of stating that this might be his way of escaping from the family brawls. Also Juliet talks about how she is in love with her worst rival.
Ismene is stuck in between choosing what is right and what is dishonoring/wrong; the right choice would be to follow the divine law, their gods law, or follow Creon’s law that goes against the gods’. Creon’s man law also proves that his tragic flaw was hubris; his excessive pride and belief that his power was unlimited caused a series of events that led to his tragic downfall. The theme of gender roles, especially the “place” of women, is very limited. “Burying and mourning their dead relatives gave women an opportunity to do something important for their families. It brought women to the fore and gave them a role to play” (67), this quote is proving that a Creon is limiting one of the few things women were allowed to at the time of their society, which was for Antigone to bury Polynices.
Since Daisy Buchanan symbolizes the American Dream, Gatsby’s parties attempt to lure Daisy/the American Dream by displaying the riches in his possession Material wealth satisfies the hunger of the dream. In addition to his parties, the green light at the end
Each and every day, people make sacrifices for their loved ones. Maybe they choose to get up earlier in order to do chores or miss an important meeting so that they would have time for each other. There is no greater example of sacrifices for loved ones than in Romeo and Juliet however, where Shakespeare explores two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, who come from two families that have a deep hatred towards each other. The pair meet each other, secretly wed, and then in order to stay together, commit suicide out of despair and distress. Through Romeo and Juliet’s acts of defiance and sacrifice, Shakespeare proves that while hate has the power to destroy and kill, love is even more powerful as it has the power to transform.
Inside this ravishing book we meet characters Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, Jordan Baker, Daisy Buchanan, and Tom Buchanan. Mr. Buchanan came from a wealthy family. Nick Carraway mentions how careless Tom was in college with his money on page 6. Along with Tom’s wealth comes his conceded mannerisms. When Nick describes him he says, “two shining arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face… the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward”(Fitzgerald, 7).
He projected the theme of American dream in this novel where people’s main motive was to live a luxurious life. The writers tries to combine the concept of American dream with the modernist approach and tells us that what is the true meaning of this dream for the people and how they have lost the basic concept of this dream. The American dream which Gatsby follows is to achieve Daisy who he loves the most but can not have her due to the changing situation. Daisy represents a modernistic woman who is very different from other women. The women of those times had to behave in a good manner and were very strict about their values but Daisy was a complete opposite.
Gatsby gained feelings for this women that only wanted to get revenge on her husband. This action by Daisy is disgusting in the way that Gatsby loved this women so much that he was willing to die for her but all Daisy wanted was revenge on Tom for what he had did to her. Leading someone on, especially to the extent that Daisy does is utterly disrespectful. Daisy knows how in love Gatsby was for her and yet claims that she is in love with Gatsby also but is using him to get back at Tom. This shows how selfish Daisy actually is, she does not care about other people’s feelings and only cares about herself.
In the Great Gatsby, the valley of ashes is the dark side of the American Dream. The valley of ashes was a wasteland created by the waste of industrial ashes, which represented the lower class of society decay that results from not pursuing of wealth and those who have not yet achieved the American Dream. In the valley of ashes lives Myrtle and George Wilson, which George is owner of an old auto shop in the valley of ashes. Myrtle Wilson is the mistress of Tom Buchanan, which she later dies by getting hit by Daisy Buchanan in the valley of ashes. After Myrtle dies in the valley of ashes Jay Gatsby tell Daisy to say that he was the one that killed daisy.
She regrets going against God’s words, but had to give away her purity in hopes of freedom. In reference to Welter, “Woman must preserve her virtue until marriage and marriage was necessary for her happiness. Yet marriage was, literally, an end to innocence” (Welter, 158). Not being able to live up to what the North had in mind for white womanhood, meant that she was deemed unworthy of happiness just for the fact she tried to free herself by giving up her virtue. Linda Brent was also prevented from the high expectations of preserving her purity due to Dr. Flint pressuring her countless times.
Much like their personality, people during this time period could never settle because they always thought that more is better. Most of their decisions are based off personal benefit. The Great Gatsby contains rhetorical queues, such as logos, ethos, and pathos, that validate that the pursuit of “The American Dream” transforms society into greedy, heartless people. At this time, people only thought about social status because that determined who you partied with and how much money you had.
In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Caraway, the protagonist from whose perspective the entire book is set, almost always exhibits radically negative views on other characters and their actions. One person, however, who is “exempt from [his] reaction – [is] Gatsby” (1.4). Nick almost enamors Gatsby. The reason for Nick’s exception of and affection for Gatsby lies largely in Nick himself. Set during the Roaring Twenties, the time when young millionaires were drowning in their wealth and living a careless, lavish life in a city that Nick describes as being filled with: “wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world" (4.68) Nick can’t help but have a feeling that he is “inside and outside at the same time”.
As shown in The Great Gatsby, wealth and luxury has shown to result in ethical or moral corruption of one’s self. An example would be Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby: being the two richest men in the novel, they are shown to be corrupted in ways that are not what people expect. While Tom was born into the wealthy life in East Egg, Gatsby was originally a poor man named James Gatz and had to work his way into becoming a wealthy man in West Egg. Tom had strong power and importance in the book and that drew Myrtle out of the Valley of Ashes and she tried to obtain Tom in order to become wealthy. Both men have no regards for the other as displayed in chapter 7.