In an attempt to fulfill their lives with meaning and happiness Jay Gatsby and Mr. Shiftlet strive to obtain more possessions or more wealth than what is needed. Due to their greed and careless lifestyles, they cannot achieve happiness or fulfillment; instead, their actions lead to dissatisfaction, destruction, and unhappiness. Both F. Scott Fitzgerald and Flannery O’Connor use the literary devices of motifs, foreshadowing, and symbolism to cause their readers to become disenchanted with the idea of being wealthy for fear of being associated with evil and corruption like the characters in The Great Gastby and “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.”
In hopes of rebuilding America, the capitalists’ hunger for wealth only widened the gap between the rich and poor. During the 1800’s, business leaders who built their affluence by stealing and bribing public officials to propose laws in their favor were known as “robber barons”. J.P. Morgan, a banker, financed the restructuring of railroads, insurance companies, and banks. In addition, Andrew Carnegie, the steel king, disliked monopolistic trusts. Nonetheless, ruthlessly destroying the businesses and lives of many people merely for personal profit; Carnegie attained a level of dominance and wealth never before seen in American history, but was only able to obtain this through acts that were dishonest and oftentimes, illicit.
Given these points, because of the importance of being rich in the society, Tom becomes selfish by wanting always a little more. All things considered, the social feelings of the 1920s clearly affect the character in the novel. They take immoral decisions and they follow the wrong values of the time. Gatsby is carried away by the world of consumerism and involves himself in criminal activities to get a woman. On the other hand, Tom, born in the world of richness, feels superior and pushes the consumerism idea to the extreme.
His dream of success transformed into a nightmare that ultimately led to his death. Gatsby and the Buchanans are proof that wealth does not equate to happiness or success. Gatsby’s romantic idealism is so great that he does not understand how wealth cannot bring happiness or love. Fitzgerald’s novel is great reminder to those with materialistic views about the detrimental effects the “American dream” can have on society.
Biff never found a sufficient occupation and was forced to do things like steal. Happy ended up lying to make things always seem better than they were. But it's how this represents society that makes it so effective. The biggest issue this play imitates is peer pressure. Willy's pressure
They fed off of loose emotion imaturity of others for ” Preying on women and children is a particularly charachteristic action of the pair" (sloane 87) . The Duke and King are a pair of white collar criminals that Huck is tricked into giving a ride on his and jims raft. During his adventurs with the Duke and King they attempt to take a small fortune left in the will of their deceased uncle f... ... middle of paper ... ...en though they deserve the beating they took from the mob that carried them off it still seemed barbaric and improper. The young child understood what society could not. Huck realizes in order to become a young man realizes that society may rule, but is not always the path you should follow.
That is because electricity demand in an area can vary widely over a period of time, sources that can easily be turned on or off are needed to meet demand peeks. Environmental Concerns Large dame change a self-regulating ecological system into one that must be managed. Placed on a river without thought to their upstream and downstream impacts they can bring disaster. Because lakes cannot survive some of the abuses that rivers can, traditional farming and waste disposal practices must be changed. The dams themselves can be threatened by the silting of reservoirs caused by soil erosion, which may destroy a dams ability to store water and generate energy.
An economically developed country should have a reliable source of energy such as hydroelectrically and fossil fuels. Although hydroelectricity is considered a renewable resource it does have some negative consequences on the quality of the water. To harness hydroelectricity dams must be built and this causes a change in the flow of the water and a differentiation in water levels and disruption of wildlife. These issues are outlined by hsciencelearn.org.nz stating “Rivers must be dammed, which can affect the function of the river both upstream and downstream” and “This can be problematic for any plants and animals that may find themselves with too much or too little water, and migrating fish cannot get through the dams”. This disrupts the balance of the ecosystem of the water causing the quality of the water to dissipate making it not safe to drink or use for other proposes.
Today like many rivers in the world, the Mekong is in danger. The reason is the massive and not well planned construction of dams. These constructions have started to threaten the ecosystem of the river, as well as the subsistence of dozens of communities along its shore. This dams, which have mostly been build last decate, provide energy to southwest Asia. But they also stop the natural migration of fishes, and affect their reproduction and alter the level and quality of water.
However, the rigidity of class prevents both men from achieving this goal. Both men become wealthy in an attempt to fit in with the members of the upper class. Both men flaunt their wealth in an attempt to impress the upper class. Both men obtained their wealth illegally, which ultimately led to their downfalls. Gatsby became a bootlegger to get wealthy while Beaufort used unlawful speculations.