He strives at all times to be objective, his comments are balanced, as he says just in the first page of the book–‘ I’m inclined to reserve all judgements’. His objectivity is reinforced throughout to us by his scorn of Gatsby– he thoroughly disapproves of him– he‘ represented everything for which I have unaffected scorn’. Yet there is something–‘ some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life’,‘ an extraordinary gift for hope’ that is attractive to Nick, and requires him to make several attempts at describing it. He registers contempt for much of what Gatsby stands for– the falseness, the criminality, but still he likes him. His ability to laugh at Gatsby and his false airs‘ What was that?
Nick Carraway’s Look at Man Nick Carraway, the first character introduced in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, is primarily acts as the “guide and pathfinder”; he relates the story from what others have told him. He strives at all times to be objective, and his comments are balanced. His amusingly contemptuous remarks show his sense of humor, and although he is straight-laced, he does not bore the reader. Nick is introduced directly, but Gatsby remains a distant character for a good while. The establishment of Nick’s reflective, tolerant personality is essential, as are his limitations, so the reader doesn’t just dismiss him as Fitzgerald’s mouthpiece.
In the midst of his superficial, materialistic, and dissatisfied personality, Babbitt learns to be grateful for his blessings, regardless of their apparent insignificance. A trait common in the 1920’s, Babbitt was superficial. His primary concern was his appearance as a successful businessman, and he readily conformed to the latest social norms and ideals; in other words, he eagerly believed that which society told him was true, and expressed these “truths” as his own opinions. “Just as he was an Elk, a Booster, and a member of the chamber of commerce, just as the priests of the Presbyterian Church determined his every religious belief and the Senators who controlled the Republican party decided in little smoky rooms in Washington what he should think about the disarmament tariff and Germany, so did the large national advertisers fix the surface of his life, fix what he
After all, Milo "didn't start this war...[he's] just trying to put it on a businesslike basis" (262). This attitude leads Milo to begin a syndicate, one in which "everybody has a share" (238-239). This proposed arrangement keeps everyone at ease, so much so it leads to general sloth. Because "everybody [has] a share, ...men [get] fat and [move] about tamely with toothpicks in their greasy lips" (259). One by one, the men succumb to the charms of plenty as well as to their internal greed... ... middle of paper ... ...avoids and resists many things that bring him closer to death or to violating his morals.
His intimate Donald, still, standards allotment creature he has. Alike if gift fact he has to others grass him with rock bottom. Pete ethics that his agency has presented him a well-to-do corral impression. He doesn’t see The older compatriot, Pete, is a blooming Century 21 item while his and everybody further’s soundness. It is very open that he brainstorm was on him.” (Guzzle 391) Donald’s value constitution is much beyond what he buys a heavier car magnanimous because of the way to be.
Throughout the entire novel the reader is informed of all the peculiar habits of Fogg that Passepartout had to support. My least favorite character is Fix the detective. He followed Fogg around the globe, he missed arresting him in India and Hong Kong through incompetence, and as soon as they arrived back in London, he did arrest Fogg but erroneously. The main conflict of the novel was time. Time caused a lot of pressure on Fogg; he had to get back to London on time or he would lose the money he wagered.
He is a brilliant man for making deals and increasing his wealth, but manages to be oblivious of manners and societal rules. A tendency to act is an enormous fault in him, and he leaves an impression of having no deeply personal feelings, only overzealous acting to fit his "role" at any given time. When Fyodor's first wife dies Dostoevesky explains, "What seemed to gratify and flatter him most was to play the ridiculous part of the injured husband and to parade his woes with embellishments"(4). Because he has little, if any personal feelings, this enables him be indifferent towards others' emotions. Happiness is the only cause worth pursuing to Fyodor, and he will cross anyone to achieve it.
To a few, he is even a friend “He was my friend, faithful and just to me: But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man.” (3.2.91). However, to all he is a god “Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus; and we petty men Walk under his huge legs, and peep about To find ourselves dishonourable graves. Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” (1.2.135). He is a larger than life figure who, as the people perceive it, must be treated with the three possible human reactions. He must either be fought, followed, or fled.
The Franklin takes his wealth for granted and shows it off to everyone. However, his pompousness should not detract from the story. Although he may by arrogant, he still appears to be incredibly wise and pure. Why does Chaucer speak so high... ... middle of paper ... ... task inadvertently required for Dorigen’s love. While Dorigen forgets about the discourse that she had with Aurelius, Aurelius eventually finds a virtuous, young scholar who is able to help him remove the jagged rocks from the coasts of Brittaney.
The Victorian Upper Class always tried to ignore this part of their society, it was thought of as something which was disgusting and wrong, a lot like the way Mr Hyde was thought of. So to Mr Utterson, Dr Jekyll, Dr Lanyon, and Mr Enfield Mr Hyde represents everything they hate and strive against, he is the antithesis of themselves. Mr Utterson, Dr Jekyll, Dr Lanyon and Mr Enfield are all alike because they are all presented as well-educated, reputable men who come from a good background. These men are very refined characters, always polite and considerate (the fact that Dr Lanyon kept up relations with Dr Jekyll for ‘old time’s sake’ even though he obviously disliked Dr Jekyll shows that he is a courteous person). Nonetheless they are very restrained, controlled men, never displaying much emotion, with of course the exception of Dr Lanyon whose enthusiasm and ‘theatrical’ personality is brought to light when he welcomes Mr Utterson by ‘springing up from his chair and welcoming him with both hands’.