Okonkwo and Tom 's high ranking in their society, reveals the cultural value of status which causes them to be careless. In The Great Gatsby’ social status is an immensely significant part as it separates geographical locations in the novel but above all, portrays the mentality of citizens belonging to different social class. The characters in the novel are separated by the money that they have and where they work or live. East Egg reflects a higher class society where the people are filthy rich, the author refer to them as “old money”. The people in East Egg are usually well educated and they have some sort of hatred towards the “new money”, which is known as West Egg.
Wealth is the idea of possessing an abundance of valuable possessions or money and using this for personal pleasure rather than to help other people. The notion of wealth can sit quite negatively. But I believe this idea of wealth can not only be with physical possessions; it can be the idea of being Spiritually Wealthy, Mentally wealthy, Physically wealthy as well as many others. All these Philosophy’s of wealth have been around for thousands of years dating back centuries, and are still extremely relevant today. Within modern society, monetary wealth is the main source of control and power; most people today see wealthy people as “more important” or “more powerful” just cause they have more money than them.
His argument is very reasoning to his defence and he eats so many reason to why the work works in its evil ways of discrimination. He wants everyone to that, it's very easy to not be very discriminated by the way you look but the way your skin color. Mr. King is very descriptive of his words and his meaning for them. He can really make the world change if everyone really did follow. King's reason for the speech is because he is trying to make a difference, he is a very good well taught speaker and he speaks with so much enthusiasm and nothing could really stop him from anything he's
They are basically surrounded with the mindset of being wealthy. However, Fitzgerald reveals this is not the case. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald presents two distinct types of wealthy people. First, there are people like the Buchanans and Jordan Baker who were born into wealth. Their families have had money for many generations; they are "old money."
One of the reasons why wealth inequality in America exists is the inherited wealth. Most of the wealthy people had their parents or a family member who were rich and when their relatives died they receive properties or money as heritage. Successful rich people taught their children the proper manage of money because they will heritage their business. Wealthy people pass their heritage to their relatives or they made donation to social organizations. Another reason is the career path of the person.
Parts of the book were quite hysterical given the lengths that some of the Astors would go to keep their money to themselves. Although these were extremely superficial people, it was interesting to read about the views of New Yorkers back in that era. It is astounding how much money this family had for that time. The excessive consumption left the lower classes open to judge their philistine upper class values. Examining these men's lives and projects, reveals the time in all its cultural distinction and extravagance.
The people in the Valley of Ashes, or the lower class of humanity, are driven to despair. Meanwhile the middle class is portrayed as fair-minded with more fundamental decencies. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby presents the opulence of the higher class, the anguish of the lower class… and somewhere in the middle lies the truth. The lavishness of the high class puts their ignorance and disregard to the law on full display. Jay Gatsby, a self-proclaimed Oxford man and millionaire, tries his best to remain level headed but lets his wealth be known.
Since he has done criminal acts in the pass to earn his money, he cannot win the love of his life, Daisy. One being wealthy can live a corrupt life because high-class people are not always happy, society views them as someone who is formal, which leads to one living a false life, and believing one’s whole life that the world revolves around oneself and that money can do anything they want it to do. Just because affluent people can have almost anything they want, does not mean they are living a jubilant life. According to the text, “...his dream must seemed so close that he could hardly fail to
Which is sad but makes sense because everything costs money, no matter where you go or what you do. Once, successful and having lots of cash, mostly like this human is famous for multiple reasons. First, he or she could be a billionaire. Secondly, this person might have invented something and or reached the New York Times headline. Essentially one way or another a wealthy successful man or female can be famous if they want to.
Zelda and Daisy were both popular young socialites as well; Daisy was “the most popular of all the y... ... middle of paper ... ...im to critique American society in the 1920s, and Zelda specifically was the inspiration for the character of Daisy Buchanan. The parallel can be drawn between the two women when examining their similarly wealthy upbringings and their selfish personalities. It is often said that the key to good writing is to ‘write what you know’, and in this case, Fitzgerald did just that- this novel is basically a thinly veiled autobiography. His unpleasant life experiences led him to be very critical of the wealthy, and it was ultimately his own wife that inspired this criticism. However, the importance of this great novel is not that its author drew on life experience to craft his critique.