Rex's hostile and dangerous behavior was a direct result of alcohol consumption. After drinking, he grew excessively angry, his driving skills were lessened, and he wreaked havoc between the family while completely ignoring the needs of his children. His spells of drinking were a direct result of stressful situations. (Bartkevicius 151) On page 71 of Walls's The Glass Castle, Rex attempts to domestically abuse Rosemary by hanging her out of a window towards the end of an argument.
During the party, in an expensive hotel suite, the casual conversation evolved into a confrontation between Daisy, Gatsby, and Tom. In a fit of anger, Gatsby insisted that Daisy loved him, not Tom, and that she only married Tom for his money. Daisy ended up admitting that she loved both Tom and Gatsby. The party then broke up, with Daisy driving Gatsby out of New York City in the yellow Rolls Royce and Tom, Jordan, and I leaving in Tom's car. From her upstairs room at the gas station, Myrtle saw an approaching car.
One of the main conflicts of the book is Johnny’s hand. Most of the people that read the book believes that Dove is the main reason his hand is now deform. But in the movie, Ms. Lapham is. On the other hand, the book clarifies that Johnny cannot get his hand fix, but in contrast of the movie, Dr. Warren offers to fix it for him.
Like the reporters and camera men at the time, this book provides in great detail what atrocities occurred during the war. “Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried is a montage of graphic scenes.”(pen.org). Because of its graphic violence and abundant use of profanity, The Things They Carried has been banned and challenged throughout the United States. In Troup, Texas 2016, a mother of an AP English student claimed that the book was “complete garbage, trash” and that it contains “nothing…that will benefit [students] physically, emotionally — mentally, morally, spiritually to be used as an educational tool.”
Instead of enjoying her time away from her family, all she thinks about is how they might be hurt and that it is all her fault. Soto says, ”But an ill feeling stirred inside her. She felt awful about arguing with her father. She felt bad for her mother and two brothers, who would have to spend the next three hours in the car with him. Maybe he would do something crazy, like crash the car on purpose to get back at her, or fall asleep and run the car into an irrigation ditch.
Arnie kept running away and climbing the water tower so much that it later got him arrested. The mother has to leave the house for the first time in years and head down to the station to get her son back. They let her leave with Arnie, but when she walks outside she notices all the judgement and laughter at her weight, and reminds her why she never leaves her house. In Gilberts personal life, he finishes his romance with this older, married woman, when he meets a young, female, traveler name Becky. Gilbert starts catching feels for this girl but is constantly getting embarrassed around her by Arnies odd mannerisms.
Nick uses the phrase “foul dust” which shows up many times throughout the book. Dust is a symbol of unachievable dreams and as much as Gatsby dreamed to get daisy back, his dream was unachievable. Later in the book Nick goes with Tom to visit his mistress (Myrtle) and he describes the town and the people as full of dust. At the end of the book when myrtle dies; nick states, “Myrtle Wilson, her life violently extinguished, knelt in the road and mingled her thick dark blood with the dust” (55). Myrtle tried to get away from her past of being poor but even when she died the dust representing her unachieved goals still followed her.
The movie lacked in explanation. In the part of the movie where Aaron and Brandt die when they crashed in their van, you would have no idea who they were unless you read the book because they were not even mentioned before in the movie. And they didn 't explain what a Soul is or why Wanderer is important. In the book, it was explained what Souls were and how Wanderer is superior to most Souls. There was also the part in the book when Wanderer thought “Did it matter that he was beautiful, that I loved him, when he was going to kill me?”
Tj Eckleburg sign sign symbolized the eyes of God that always watched them but wouldn't interfere. Dr. Tj Eckleburg is a billboard advertising eyeglasses that has two giant eyes and basically nothing else that symbolizes the eyes of God . George is a very poor man that's middle aged that runs a gas station and is a mechanic that's married to his broke cheating wife, Myrtle Wilson. Mr. Wilson finds out his wife is cheating, then he found her body dismantled from a little car kerfuffle. Mr.Wilson then becomes despondent and stops caring about basically everything.
In Chapter two the reader meets Myrtle, Tom's mistress, she explains how she married George Wilson and how it was a mistake because he “borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in” (35). Myrtle is a very classy lady who wants the riches in life and wants somebody who can supply her with these wants and needs. Tom is the guy that can do this for her and more, compared to Wilson he is more put together and wealthier and therefore Myrtle is attracted to him. George seems happy to have Myrtle as a wife and so he appears somewhat as a pushover when Myrtle orders him around he gladly obliges. Tom, however, is glad to have Myrtle as his mistress because she is of the lower-class, he likes to have someone that looks up to him and that can take care of him, not the other way around.
Tom fail to maintain his image of a successful man with a perfect family who came from wealth when he has an affair with Myrtle, who is George’s wife as Myrtle’s dream to be as same level as the upper level people is achieved when she with Tom. In order to make her fantasy alive, she having an affair with Tom who is rich and famous. Tom is used by Myrtle as a means of pursuing her dream. Myrtle says, “The only crazy I was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake.
In the book “The Great Gatsby” the story centers around a character named Gatsby, and the story of his dreams being reached, but there are many hardships that need to be pushed through in order to reach his dream. This dream is something he wants, but can’t reach for it is but a fantasy created to help cope with the reality of the harsh world. This same statement could be used on the dreams of many illegal immigrants, or just people coming to the united states, and that’s the American dream. These two dreams seem to be reachable, by the eyes of the person, but there are many boundaries that are in the way, for the American dream there is the social boundaries, and also racial boundaries. Gatsby has his own boundaries too, because his lover,
There can be no wealthy without the poor. Wealth is measured in material goods; he who has more is wealthier man. Often times, this material wealth will come to the expense of others. The material goods used by the wealthy need to come from somewhere. Many times, it is up to the poor to provide for the wealthy.