The Beautiful and Damned Essays

  • The Importance Of Happiness In The Great Gatsby

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    Every individual runs towards a dream, towards a goal, a chance to achieve true happiness. A happiness which differs for every person, based on who they are, their values and background. Nevertheless, happiness is something that gives satisfaction and completion to someone’s life, something that factors such as money cannot give, no matter what we think. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald criticizes the constraints thrusted upon women as dictated by the society stereotypes in the 1920s, and shows how

  • The Unattainable American Dream In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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    The Unattainable American Dream “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (Source A). Jay Gatsby shares that no matter what happens or how hard you try you are trying still trying to achieve an impossible accomplishment. Some say that the American dream can be achieved and that is how people became rich. The reality is that the American dream is not what gave them wealth at all. In the book, The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrates how people

  • Bad Attitude In The Great Gatsby

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    “Great men are not born great, they grow great (Puzo)”. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the protagonist Jay Gatsby comes from a poor background and strives into a wealthy individual because of his hard work and determination. In the Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway, the narrator, reflects on how Gatsby hails from a lower-class family in North Dakota surviving with nearly nothing. Eventually after returning from World War I, he moves to West Egg New York to attempt to win the love of his life

  • Themes In Comrade Kirillov

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    In this feeble plot-yarn a variety of themes are packed. The initial theme is of the optimistic theosophical dream of a messiah coming to save the world and particularly poverty-ridden India. The predominant theme is that of communism, the Marxian dialectics fortified by Lenin and Stalin. Another significant theme expressed in the novel is Gandhi and his impact on Indian Freedom Struggle and the world affairs as seen through the eyes of Kirillov. Gandhism is discussed in relation with Darwin and

  • Critical Analysis Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, written in 1964 by famed author Roald Dahl, is considered one of the most classic children’s tales of our time. Perhaps it is apt then that it stands introspective of some of history’s most classical sociological theories and one of its most renowned classical theorists. For the purpose of this review, I will be analyzing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory through the lens of a Marxist approach and its two theories discussed in class readings - Capitalism and Alienation

  • Criticism In Ruskin Bond's Love Is A Sad Song

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    Ruskin Bond’s story Love is a Sad Song (first published in 1975) is a wishful reminiscence of an unsuccessful love-affair by a self-critical lover-narrator whose reflection of his affair with a girl almost half of his age opens up interesting avenues of psychoanalytic study. The semi-autobiographical story invites the reader to have a critical look into it not because that it depicts the universal conflict between passionate love and strictures of society, albeit complicated here more for the

  • The Way Up To Heaven Roald Dahl Summary

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    The short story “The way up to heaven” is written by Roald Dahl and was published in the newspaper New Yorker in 1954. In this text, I am going to do a character’s analysis of Mrs. Foster and Mr. Foster, but first I will give you a little insight of the story. This short story “The way up to heaven” is about a wealthy married couple living in New York. Mr. Foster has a habit of trying to delay her even though he knows she has a pathological fear of being late. So, when Mrs. Foster is going to her

  • Objectification In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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    In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrays love, obsession, and objectification through the characters Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Some might say their love was true and Gatsby’s feelings for her was pure affection, while others say that he objectifies and is obsessed with her. Perhaps Gatsby confuses lust and obsession with love, and throughout the novel, he is determined to win his old love back. At the end of the novel, Gatsby is met with an untimely death and never got

  • The Great Gatsby Immoral Money Quotes

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    His gesture of throwing shirts at Daisy is done to dazzle her, to show her that he has so much money that he can buy tons and tons of beautiful clothes made of very expensive fabrics. Many of the things he has in his house are just there to impress Daisy and to make her love him more. This shows that Gatsby’s and Daisy’s love is all about materials and what they have and not about themselves

  • Saving Face Character Analysis

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    It is never too late to fall in love for the first time in your life. Saving Face is a 2004 movie directed by, Alice Wu, is about an American theatrical release featuring an Asian American lesbian couple. One character that stands out in the story is, Vivian Shing, (Lynn Chen).This character known as Vivian Shing can be described as: careerist, romantic, sex-maniac. Vivian Shing, can be described as a careerist for two reasons. One example of, Vivian Shing, being characterized as a careerist

  • External Beauty In Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre

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    From Within During the Victorian Era, society set ideals for women that were vastly contemplated and thus, highly definitive. External beauty contributed to the character and personality traits by which females were regarded. Unquestionably, it was individuals’ desire for acceptance that brought these aspects to such significance. Furthermore, the standards set on females were severe and determining to their future. The motif of beauty in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre emphasizes the attributes

  • The Devil Wears Prada Essay

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    In Kathleen Karlyn’s third chapter of Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers, she states how Girl World is ambivalent. Not only is Girl World unruly because the films place female desire as a focal point in the film, thereby validating the existence of female desire, while also being manufactured by the ideologies of patriarchal and postfeminist cultures with female power stopping at basic normative femininity. The film The Devil Wears Prada (2006) finds itself in agreement with both of these ideas. On

  • Summary Of Taccad Cammayo's People Of Consequence

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    I have known once a smart rich man who has started from rugs; he had sleepless nights and hard days until he became such great man many adored. At the very moment of victory, he loses his time, his life and his happiness. Now, the critic is asking you, is there true happiness in wealth and high rank in the society? Can someone so great in one’s career and dream fall so bad in life? Ines Taccad Cammayo’s piece entitled People of Consequence reflects the people’s determination and hard work to attain

  • The Picture Of Dorian Gray And The Beautiful And Damned

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    The researcher decides Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned to be the objects of the study on inferiority and superiority complex causing hedonistic lifestyle in main character. The first reason, both of literary works cover the changing of each life of the main character, society and ultimately the individual. Second, they both share the same social background of the main character in The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dorian, displays a well-respected young

  • George Wilson's Case Study: Case: George Wilson '

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    turns out Tom had just retuned back from the city. He told me everything. He was not behind the wheels of that damned car. But he knew who was drivin it. That rotten Jay Gatsby. Gatsby borrowed that clown car that afternoon. Tom said he knew Gatsby well. He said that Gatsby had been sneakin’ all around town and having affairs with god knows how many women all over the place, and my beautiful Myrtle was probably just one of his picks. I swore things won’t end well for that son of a…. Everything is crystal

  • Who Said The Quote In Romeo And Juliet

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    what thou justly seemst! A damned saint, an honourable villain! … “Blistered by thy tongue for such a wish! O what a beast was I to chide at him!” 3.2.77-79 3.2.90-95 This quote is said by Juliet after the Nurse tells her that Romeo killed Tybalt. Shakespeare uses this oxymoron to show that Juliet is immature and can’t make up her mind about whether or not she loves Romeo. She says “damned saint” which is an oxymoron because saints are usually heavenly, but damned refers to hell and dark things

  • Romeo And Juliet Language Analysis

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    In the play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s use of stylized language promotes a deeper understanding of Juliet’s struggle with her conflicting feelings for Romeo. Specifically, she shows her adversity through her monologue of paradox. In this scene, her nurse confesses to Juliet that Romeo, her beloved husband, has killed Tybalt, her kinsman. This leaves Juliet conflicted; she doesn’t know what to do, how to act, or who to choose. This passage is important because it not only shows that

  • F Scott Gatsby Analysis

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    Straight and loose dresses with bare arms and the waistline to the hips made out of silks or rayon, skirts to just below the knee, high heels were a must have in their wardrobe. F. S. Fitzgerald’s works, such as” The Great Gatsby” , “The Beautiful and the Damned” , “The Side of Paradise”, perfectly captured the era’s moods and style and the idea that money will bring

  • A Post (Modern Day Shepherd?: Analysis

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    A Post(Modern) Day Shepherd? This essay will begin just as the film did, with a quote from Saint Augustine, “Do not despair, one of the thieves was saved. Do not despair, one of the thieves was damned”. This quote serves to set the scene for the eight day journey through the moral maze that Father James must make if he is to keep an appointment with his executioner. In this essay we will focus on the film Calvary staring Brendan Gleeson. Since the opening of John Michael McDonagh's Calvary (2014)

  • Analysis Of Scobie's Relationship With God

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    Scobie is impelled by his own moral commitment to defy the conventions of his Church and to challenge its sacred doctrines. Scobie’s relationship with his God becomes more direct and immediate-almost intimate-when it is stripped of the conventional formulas of religion. A dialogue develops between them. Scobie is beginning to see Christ as a direct victim of his own sins. His sense of fatherhood is extended and universalized to a point where even God becomes a vulnerable, exposed being, in need of