It not only concerns his family that he sees his human worth out of money, but it worries them because they are not able to trust him to be responsible and just when making decisions. While the Younger family wants to own a house and receive a stronger income, Walter is the only one who obsesses over it and allows it to alter the ways in which he treats important people in his life. Segregation caused dreams to become deferred, and weights were put onto the families during the 1950s. Due to segregation, they could not afford what white families could, and this was because they were paid less in the workforce. “How sweet it would be if I found I could fly.
In her mind the people with the new money of West Egg are classless in their wealth. They were irresponsible and lousy with their money. She believed they often wasted it by spending it on pointless items that didn’t fit the high-class society. Daisy already had her money so she didn’t go out looking for money like the people of the “new money” community did. Gatsby’s false hope of the American Dream is reflected through the manner in which he is rejected from the elite class.
As the economy grows throughout the 1920s, many people waste their money on foolish and unnecessary luxuries. Throughout the story, Gatsby is chasing the American Dream and win back Daisy but, despite his hard work and efforts, Gatsby is still unhappy. Fitzgerald shows
But how could that be if we look at all that he has done with the money that he earned and worked hard for. He throws parties for Daisy and then stopped them because she didn't like them anymore and when he made all of his money he only had plans to use it to make sure that she would always be
He plays polo and isn’t even that good. He would be lost in the workplace environment and would have trouble trying to get a job and maintain it. He would also have a hard time finding friends. Due to him being arrogant and hypocritical most people would be drawn away from him. After being looked up at and praised for his family’s wealth for all his life he would have some troubles trying to mingle with the lower and middle class looking at them as his peers or maybe even
Only getting thousand dollar bills made Spade a little frustrated and shows why he has so little trust for people. Although he did not receive the full amount of money he had been expecting, Spade had exposed his inner ego by asking Gutman for more money. this is a sign of gluttony and now that we have proven that money motivates spade and is his satisfaction. Greed, being one of the main themes of the novel, tends to infest the lives of others, making everyone greedy instead of being supportive towards one another. If characters in the book attempted to help each other find the falcon and split the profit evenly among the group, then they would have found the falcon sooner.
Laura who has figured out that Winston is the scammer says “You’re a thief and a murderer” (Ferguson, 344) which scares him since his schemes have been revealed. Winston’s schemes eventually put him in an unfavorable position because Laura who vowed revenge against Winston takes all his money which leaves him and his parents penniless. This devastates his family due to the fact that his parents had no role in his immoral schemes. This is known because Winston says to Laura “It’s all I have! Everything.
Those more economically blessed often consider themselves to be unfit to mingle with lower-class citizens, and so they compensate for this by associating with those in the same financial situation as themselves. As the Granger family owned a large plantation, and were extremely wealthy before the war deemed their confederate money worthless, Harlan Granger is, ‘crazy 'bout anythin ' that was before that war and he wantin ' his land to be every bit like it was then.’ This is perhaps a repercussion of living his whole life with money, it created a monster. Somebody who thinks that they own everything, living or not, somebody who has no regard for the general populace and instead spends every moment thinking about how to improve his own life. The quotation also incorporates Southern colloquial language, which are used throughout the book in an effort to allow the readers to relate to the characters and identify with their situations even better. After L.T.
By being so greedy, only caring about his opinions, beating his wife for saying things he disagreed with, and not accepting any offers the jewelry stores were offering brought him bad luck. Also, by caring about his family 's future, not present life distracted him and made him into a bad man. In my opinion, this book teaches lots of useful lessons and everyone should take in
Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had. Money can buy everything, except for the circumstances of birth. The central struggle in the Great Gatsby is caused by this fact. James Gatz, despite everything he has earned for himself, cannot earn a higher social class. His desire to rise in status, to gain class and recognition, leads to his love for Daisy.