Rainsford could have stayed hidden for the three days and general Zaroff wouldn’t have hunted him after the three days. In the story General Zaroff stated “if I do not find you by midnight on the third day my sloop will place you on the mainland near a town”. If the general said this why would he have to kill him if he was going to place him on the mainland? It was basically a deal that they made that Rainsford didn’t come through on. Rainsford thought that if he got caught by General Zaroff that he was going to get killed, but General Zaroff never said what was going to happen if he got caught.
Nick in The Great Gatsby personified the dwindling hope of Americans as they transitioned into the depressing Modernist movement. Prior to the war, Daisy had envisaged a life of happiness with Gatsby, but he did not return from the war soon enough and married Tom instead. Wilson's demeanor after Myrtle's death was delusional, unstable, and almost insane, causing him to think it logical to murder Gatsby.
Clearly, when Tom disrespects Daisy she gets upset, but also doesn’t leave him. “A woman who felt less would react less” (Fryer 51). Daisy clearly has feelings for Tom because over five years of marriage it would be hard to not gain any feelings for someone. “Daisy has had a little “heart-to-heart talk” with Nick, and in it she has disclosed that she is vulnerable to emotions, and that she has been deeply -perhaps irreparably - hurt” (Fryer 52). Daisy even realizes that she isn’t in a good relationship.
The issue of who’s at fault between Sonny and his older brother is one that cannot simply be answered by pointing figures. It is hard to blame Sonny for the events that have occurred throughout his life. At the same time it is difficult to put the blame on Sonny’s older brother. He was hurt, confused and afraid that someone who he loved was making decisions that could potentially one day ruin that loved one’s life. Though Sonny’s brother was there to help his brother, whether it was because of his promise to his mother or not, Sonny’s brother never took the time or effort to fully understand Sonny’s addiction or Sonny’s passion for music.
She was never able to prove anything, but Gwen had her suspicions and it sounds like this was part of why the two split from each other. Since their separation, Gavin was spotted with a mystery brunette and it looks like he is moving on just fine after their split. Rumors have been flying that Gwen Stefani is dating country music superstar Blake Shelton, but so far the two are not revealing that they are more than just friends. Blake recently became single after his divorce from Miranda Lambert, but they had a prenup and nothing to fight about so it went
If he did he would have been happy, however, it ended up leading to his downfall, even if it was not his fault. Daisy could not handle the dream that Gatsby tried to force upon her, and in the end, this made Daisy choose Tom. Gatsby’s green light was never something that he could reach, no matter how hard he struggled and fought. The people he wanted to include in his dream did not hold up to his high
Marguerites future is to get married to someone her father chooses, but she only wants to marry for love. She prays to god for a happy future, but her father is selfish and chooses men who only own and rule over a large area of land, and he doesn’t acknowledge what his daughter wants. The future husbands want a beautiful woman to marry, but she has not inherited her mother’s beauty, and she knows that she will only marry a man who wants her for her inheritance. That she’ll be living proof that money won’t buy happiness. Because who would ever love a “failed boy” with her “fathers fox head”?
Lin has to marry a person who he never met, in order to fulfill his parents’ demands. The marriage life that Lin has is not real since he does not have feelings towards Shuyu; he never experienced what marriage really feels like, “For seventeen years, since the birth of their only child, he had remained separate from his wife. Whenever he was home, he would sleep alone in his own room. He didn’t love her; nor did he dislike her.”
In seeking revenge towards his mother’s disapproval, the act of failure is not within his grasp. The last night before his secrets are revealed, the final ride to his destined path ends as “the boy died that night” (Lawrence 14). As Paul’s mother came to a realization of her lost motherhood, the intention of love was forgiven. Forgiving the unstableness of what desires one the most.
“Million Dollar Man,” sung by Lana Del Rey describes the relationship between Daisy and Gatsby because it discloses the conflicts within their relationship and their feelings. The song title itself accurately describes Gatsby’s character because he is a wealthy “million dollar man” who is sought after only for his wealth and status. The first two lines of the song relate to when Gatsby and Daisy had to say their goodbyes because Gatsby was leaving to fight in the war. It can be inferred that during their last few moments together, Gatsby told Daisy about how much he loves her and how she is “the most exotic flower” to him because Daisy reciprocated the same feelings and agreed to wait for his return from war. The lines “I don’t know how you convince them and get them, but I don’t know what you do, it’s unbelievable,” refers to how no one is certain of how Gatsby obtained his wealth due to his business dealings being illegitimate, yet he continues to fool everyone into overlooking the truth.
Explore the view Gatsby is to be pitied rather than admired Fitzgerald narrates ‘The Great Gatsby’ through the character of Nick Carraway, told ‘after two years’ of the tragedy’s occurrence. Throughout the novel he experiences both pride and distrust of Gatsby and so despite his promise to ‘reserve all judgements’, he is inevitably bias towards his friend. The novel opens with these conflicting feelings towards Gatsby as Nick shows him as pitiful, ‘it was what preyed on him’ and admirable with his ‘extraordinary gift for hope’. Gatsby is portrayed as both a victim and a man of brilliant aspirations.
Everyone makes friends differently, everyone looks for different kinds of friends, and everyone feels the need to have friends. The characterization and the interaction of the characters is very dynamic, and is all seen through the main character Nick Carraway. Nick and Gatsby build a very powerful relationship based on companionship and love. The basis for the relationships of the characters in the Great Gatsby are a symbolism for the idea of self-worth and love. The way the relationship between Tom and Daisy is another example of how Fitzgerald will use characterization to show how the foundation of the relationships affect the relationship.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896. He attended a Catholic school in New Jersey and he was part of the college class of 1917, but he often neglected his own studies. He started off writing magazine articles, but soon left the magazine business to write popular fiction. He met Zelda Sayre and was planning to marry her, but she called the engagement off after realizing she didn’t want to live with him and his poor lifestyle, and Scott was later drafted into World War I.