The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is still the best representation of the Romantic Hero and his American Dream, despite efforts by interpreters like David Merrick in his film version to "usurp" it, for the author challenges the reader’s imagination through his brilliant narrative technique, unforgettable characterization, and use of symbolism, so that Gatsby’s experience becomes everyone’s.
The work being criticized in this paper is the Lord of The Flies. The Lord of The Flies, by William Golding, is about the faults in human society as well as in human nature and it achieves this through its heavy use of symbolism. Many smalls symbols go into creating the overly larger picture and overall theme.
The Great Gatsby was a very well written and enjoyable book. It was follows the lives of some upper class people in rural early America. This book shows the corruption and lack of morals posessed by many people. Jay Gatsby, the main character is used as a symbol of all the people in the world that struggle to get up in the world only to find that others will not fail to bring them down. During his life, he finds success, love, happiness and wealth, only to have it all destroyed by the same thing that helped him to attain his dream, his one true love. I enjoyed the depth the author used in establishing each character's personality. Not only did it give the ability to understand the characters, but it also helped to give insight to their motives and actions.
Characters, settings, and theme are all very important elements of a story. The Great Gatsby, "Winter Dreams," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" all have similar themes and symbols. Most of these themes lie within the characters. The characters in all three stories live in the past, are primarily wealthy or do not wish to seek wealth, and have had a love in their life. F.Scott Fitzgerald definitely portrayed living the life in the "American Dream" through out these stories as a very hollow and unpleasing way of living.
After reading Mowgli's Brother's and James and the Giant Peach, right off the bat I noticed so many differences and some similarities. Like, how in Mowgli's Brother's the animals in that story seem more realistic because wolves in real life live in packs and they fight to get a female just like in the story. Conversely, in James and the Giant Peach, those bugs are nowhere near somewhat realistic, they live in a giant peach, they wear clothing and they share everything. Don't even get me started on the characters. James is obviously way more fantastic because you don't just find a huge peach and think I want to climb in that and live there. nonetheless, Mowgli is way more realistic, he lives with wolves which has happened in real life before
The Great Gatsby a, novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, follows a cast of characters abiding in the town of East and West Egg on affluent Long Island in the summer of 1922. Each of the characters, while part of the same story line, have different priorities and agendas, each character working towards achieving what they think would benefit them the most. As The Great Gatsby’s plot thickens the characters constantly show their discontent of the American Dream that they are living, always expressing their greed for more, three particular offenders of this deadly sin are Tom, Daisy and Gatsby himself. The characters motives stem from a mixture of boredom, a need and longing for the american dream, and simple selfish human desire.
Recognizing allegories in a story is essential to digging deeper and understanding the hidden meanings as well as symbolization of characters or events. In the story Lord of the Flies, there are many figurative meanings. For example; Piggy, Ralph and Jack all symbolize different parts of civilization and humanity. Types of allegories that appear in this book relate to the bible, WWII (the war that is taking place over course of this story), Civilization vs savagery, and also the evil that appears in mankind. The many allegories shown is what makes this novel famous and well-studied. Taking a good look at the characters, the reader can begin to see the deeper significance behind them, instead of the literal story of school boys stranded on an island. Golding’s allegory in The Lord
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a tragic tale of love distorted by obsession. Finding himself in the city of New York, Jay Gatsby is a loyal and devoted man who is willing to cross oceans and build mansions for his one true love. His belief in realistic ideals and his perseverance greatly influence all the decisions he makes and ultimately direct the course of his life. Gatsby has made a total commitment to a dream, and he does not realize that his dream is hollow. Although his intentions are true, he sometimes has a crude way of getting his point across. When he makes his ideals heard, his actions are wasted on a thoughtless and shallow society. Jay Gatsby effectively embodies a romantic idealism that is sustained and destroyed by the intensity of his own dream. It is also Gatsby’s ideals that blind him to reality.
For example, Leonardo Dicaprio’s character of Gatsby was focused on emotions. I enjoyed that Redford was very calm and cool about everything and the way he approached the character but, Dicaprio made such an open and outgoing character which made the movie more entertaining. DiCaprio captured Gatsby’s intensity and charm and brought out the crazy mood swings and took his character and the audience to a more emotional place. Both Robert Redford and Leonardo DiCaprio had their own way of approaching the character and really selling Gatsby but Leonardo DiCaprios was better. Another reason I prefer the 2013 version of the 74’ is because of the bond and friendship Nick Carraway played by Tobey Maguire and Gatsby had MaGuire was able to bring a true and strong meaning to their friendship that made his and Gatsby’s bond feel organic and real and you were able to see that clearly unlike with Waterston where you just saw the friendship and didn’t feel any emotion. But I felt much more of a connection with his character than I did with the ’74 version. If you have read the book and seen the original film, then you understood where Nick was coming from in the scene where he was furious with Gatsby, after he believe he killed Myrtle only to find out that Gatsby wasn’t the one driving the car that killed Mrytle, MaGuire, did a fantastic job in showing his emotions and how what happened to Myrtle and the person that killed Myrtle affected him. I loved that Nick was a lot more real in this movie. He didn’t hold back and he gave the audience a reaction that anyone in life would have had if they were in his situation. Nick had the major issue of being dragged into situations because of people he knows. I thought Maguire did a great job of showing ...
Much of history’s most renown literature have real-world connections hidden in them, although they may be taxing uncover. William Golding’s classic, Lord of the Flies, is no exception. In this work of art, Golding uses the three main characters, Piggy, Jack, and Ralph, to symbolize various aspects of human nature through their behaviors, actions, and responses.