There is nothing more demoralizing as money. Homes gone, men gone, honest hearts corrupted, crookedness of all kinds, and all for money,” (pg. 201). Now, Creon is saying that anyone can be bribed into doing anything. He gave the example of “homes gone,” he also said that even the honest hearts can become corrupted, then he says, “crookedness of all kinds and all for money.” In the end his power as king and his hubris makes him cynical and makes him see all people in a negative way and assumes that they could be easily bribed into getting everything he wants at any
If the gold rush never happened California would most likely belong to Mexico. The California Gold Rush, a phenomenon that drew thousands of people trying to strike it rich with gold had both positive and negative effects in California. II. California would not be as big as it is now without the California Gold Rush.
It has caused many to fall into poverty and debt yet these dreams are romanticized and celebrated. This leads to more effort pouring into worthless endeavors as people like Gatsby try to reach their “orgastic future” (189). “Orgastic” is a combination of the words ‘orgasmic’ and ‘orgiastic’, two words associated with immense pleasure. Fitzgerald combines the two, amplifying the effects of both words, creating an image of the optimistic dreams that many wish to reach. Fitzgerald brilliantly fabricates the word “orgastic” to parallel the ephemeral nature of the American Dream: a fake word for a fake reality.
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
Since gold represents wealth and reputation, it also symbolizes the corrupt dream of materialism and is not what actually matters. For example, Gatsby has all the wealth a person could possibly want or need, but his real dream that he wants to achieve is
In "The Rich Brother," Tobias Wolff recounts the story of two brothers—Pete, a successful and cynical real estate agent, and Donald, a highly spiritual drifter—as they embark on a road trip filled with conflict. Most readers' initial instinct is to believe the most optimistic view of the title—namely, that "rich" should be understood in a figurative sense; nevertheless, Wolff was certainly also utilizing the literal definition of "rich," synonymous with "wealthy" or "affluent." Many readers may understandably perceive the title to be figurative and optimistic, leading them to the conclusion that Donald is "The Rich Brother"; however, readers can just as logically interpret the title as literal and pessimistic, leading to the conclusion that,
Hollowness in The Great Gatsby Throughout the novel, you get the sense that the characters with the most money, are the least happy. Even though they appear to have everything one desires, they still want what they cannot have. Whether it be longing for the love of someone they cannot have, or being unfaithful and without morals, hollowness is portrayed in many different ways throughout the book.
Any average person would desire to be a “Gatsby” who is extremely wealthy, widely idolized, and seemingly impeccable. Indeed, what makes Gatsby great is his lavish lifestyle and self-earned wealth. However, the more one observes Gatsby, the more one realizes that his epithet is incongruous with his actual character. Not only is the major factor that makes him remarkable, wealth, a result of illegal bootlegging, but he seems to contradict his ‘greatness’ in various instances in the novel. This leaves the readers to speculate that the title of the book is ironic as Gatsby is not great because he is too naïve, pursues after a married Daisy and does not achieve the American Dream.
Romeo makes a lot of stupid decisions that gets Juliet killed but I only need two to get my point across. Romeo shows his impulsiveness in his relationships with women, he seems to be unable to control his emotions when it comes to love. In the beginning of the play Romeo claims that he loves Rosaline and is depressed because Rosaline doesn’t love him back. Mercutio gets Romeo to go to the Capulet Ball so that he can cheer him up by finding a new girl that can peak his interests and the moment he sees Juliet he falls into deep and
In the novel The Great Gatsby, F.Scott Fitzgerald depicts the theme of “wealth can breed carelessness” using the literary devices and/or techniques of irony, irony, and point of view. From Nick 's perspective, the wealthy characters of this story tend to act ignorantly and care nothing else besides themselves, which would impact others, including the actions shown by Gatsby, Tom, Daisy, and Jordan. First of all, F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts the theme of “Wealth can breed carelessness” using irony. In the text, a conversation between Jordan and Nick, “‘They’ll keep out of my way,’ she insisted.
Gold comes from being mined from the earth. Gold has been used to buy other things. As stated in the article The Allure of Gold, the California gold rush was a big deal. People thought they were going to get rich.
The best way that could be seen is by the growth of San Francisco. Before the discovery of gold, San Francisco was a small town that was practically deserted. San Francisco turned out to be "the closest port to the gold fields, thus everything- miners, merchandise, supplies and gold- passed through the city" (The Impact of Gold). The picture "California Gold Rush City" shows that the city grew and stopped being a poor little town with some cabins and became more industrial. Also mining companies were created in the area.
During his love affair with Guinevere he not only neglects his own morals, but lets their love diminish his friendship with Arthur. Being that Lancelot is so committed to his faith in God, his values reflect these religious ideas. When Lancelot loses his virginity to Elaine, his core beliefs are lost. When he becomes involved with Elaine, he doesn 't tell Guenever and creates a complication of the situation. His love affects all aspects of his life and eventually leads to him going insane and running away from the castle.
To commonwealth, the riches are frequently advertised as uncanny extravagance. Yet whether it is displayed through the torn society in which the superficial and frivolous Kardashians abide, or in the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic, The Great Gatsby, wealth comes at a price. Fitzgerald conveys through his novel that beyond luxurious attire and thirty-thousand-dollar champagne, is an underlying truth that catches a glimpse of a world not so prosper.