Myrtle was greedy for money, believing that it would eventually bring her happiness. "After making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand" (78). Myrtle has gained wealth through Tom, but it seems that her happiness was sacrificed in the process. What she received was just physical abuse, not happiness. "Her expression was curiously familiar—it was an expression I had often seen on women's faces, but on Myrtle Wilson's face it seemed purposeless and inexplicable until I realized that her eyes, wide with jealous terror, were not fixed on Tom, but on Jordan Baker, whom she took to be his wife" (124-125).
From the story “Ashes” by Susan Beth Pfeffer, the reader knows Ashleigh steals her mother’s money. Ashleigh stole the money because her father makes her feel special. She is worried about her father, and she is being manipulated by him. Parents can cause their children to have to make difficult decisions. Before she had to make this decision, Ashleigh’s mom and dad were divorced; they were all left with very little money.
Once in awhile I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time"(Fitzgerald 140). When he says this, he thinks the cheating he does is fine. He thought daisy would never leave him no matter what horrible things he did because she needs the money to live the life she has always cherished. This betrays him because she finds love in Gatsby and she can still live the wealthy life she wanted. The wealth corrupted everyone one in this story to think it brought happiness.
Al Capone was responsible for the state of lawlessness in Chicago between 1920 and1931 which endangered and damaged his reputation and public image. However, he is justified in his actions because he wanted to be the best gangster in the state of Chicago. He made many enemies whilst being in his small-time and full time gangs, including Bugs Moran, who was the leader of the North Side Gang- which was the main rival gang of the Five Point Gang of which Capone was the seven year leader. Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone was born on January 17 1899 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Italian immigrants, Gabriele and Teresina Capone (source K) who were both born in Angri in Selerno.
The American Dream: Promising or Hopeless? A statement from the article “Rethinking the American Dream” reads, “(…) like so many before and after him, was overcome by the power of the American Dream” (Source E). The American Dream is the ideal that everyone should possess an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through determination. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby discusses and portrays various themes and ideas that tie into the American Dream. Fitzgerald develops several life-like characters that convey the reality of achieving the ideal every American dreams of.
As we know, when Janie had to marry Logan she gets her dreams of a beautiful and happy marriage crushed. All the dreams she had for a happily ever after was washed away with marrying him “She knew now that marriage did not make love. / Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman.” And earlier we see that she felt he was “was desecrating the pear tree” but did not know how to tell her Nanny, so she just “hunched over and pouted at the floor”. So as tie goes on things go as expected and she meets someone named Jody Startks. And even though he did not meet the standard of her pear tree, he seemed like a better option than what was in her life at the moment.
but the definition of The American Dream really isn’t just as simple as “the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative”. Its complicated, diverse and every person you ask will tell you something different. Sometimes the answers will be vague, but some will also be specific. So, let’s see what people really think. Some immigrants say that “The American
Constant disputes are made in efforts to improve equality of opportunity in many areas of the American labor force, notably regarding an ongoing battle for more diversity. Unfortunately, the American values are under constant pressure and even periodically under attack. The most recent attack on core American values was the repugnant choice of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to repeal net neutrality, in clear disregard of both the freedom of speech and principle of equality, in the direct omission of public opinion. One might ask: “What is net neutrality and what did it do for me?” whilst being uncertain for the future without it. The internet is a platform that connects all users from around the world in different forums, in which they can interact with each other, the internet is perhaps the most important technology of our time in terms of creating connections and industries.
You can buy anything at a drug store nowadays.¨ Tom is making it clear that he knows what Gatsby sells illegal liquor. This shows how substantial the bootlegging business was at the time. Third, Tom said, ¨He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side- street drug stores here in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. Thats one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him and I wasn't far wrong.¨ This shows that everyone knew about the bootlegging business, and It seemed to be acceptable to break the
Especially in the Great Depression, were alcohol was even more wanted. Criminals would earn lots of money for illegally selling this to the consumers. (Document A) Criminals would be the only people having a good time during the Great Depression. In Prohibition the murder rates sky rocketed