By condemning Gatsby, Fitzgerald is able to guide the reader to see that reinvention of yourself does not bring happiness because your past is the only place that will truly conduct happiness. This message if first seen through the experience of Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is known in West Egg, an area in New York, as an extremely rich but mysterious man. Only a few people know the true story behind where Gatsby had come from and how he had become the man he is. Gatsby has become such a mysterious man because of the countless lies that he tells people about himself.
Tom is very wealthy and has power over the people in his life, it makes him in a sick way happy. Because Tom has this he never goes for the gold or dreams of a better life he and his wife could have. At first glance the story is about love but once you get a bit deeper the truth shines through. It’s about the fantasy of fulfilling unachievable dreams, the selfishness money invokes, and the violence associated with power. Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom never fulfill their potentials in life.
Moreover, this man, whatever one would call him, was not a great man. He lied and got his money in an unorthodox way. He did however overcome a significant obstacle in life, poverty. Gatsby was one of the few who went go from “Rags to Riches” and to live the “American Dream.” In the eyes of Nick, the narrator, Gatsby was a great man, despite the fact that he lied and got wealthy in an immoral method. Nick adored Gatsby’s exceptional quality of hope.
While listening to a discussion between Paul’s father and a young clerk Paul becomes fascinated by the talk of the “iron kings;” however, “he was interested in the triumphs of these cash boys who had become famous, though he had no mind for the cash-boy stage” (par. 25). Paul craves the results of hard work but refuses the manual labor that precedes the riches. Paul believes that he is the only one that understands the best way of building wealth. Those around him, more importantly his neighbors, obsess and pride themselves with their conservativeness and even pass down their money-saving techniques to their children.
Essay on The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a novel about a man who tries to win over a woman he had lost many years ago. Jay Gatsby is the hero in this novel because he stands out amongst the rich. Unlike the rest of the rich people in this novel Gatsby has moral values, and the rest of them can only grasp things of material value. Gatsby spends his whole life trying to hide the fact that he wasn’t like the others. Gatsby never fits in among them because what he perceives of them is all wrong, they were as uncivil as anyone else.
Brutus, even when his mind has good intention it is also littered with ignorance. Brutus had good intentions but his ignorance made him make not the best decisions. He had made many ignorant decisions because he did not want to listen to Cassius. The first time Brutus showed this trait was when Cassius warned Brutus many times about the danger of Mark Antony. Brutus simply thinks the good of people, not ever wondering if he does one action, if the other person might retaliate.
Nick’s view of the east played a significant role in his departure to the west because after he moved to the east, he realized that his initial thoughts about the city were distorted, leading him to leave. He initially desired to learn the bond business and make lots of money, but once he learned from the results of Gatsby, he changed his mind and moved back west. He first sees Gatsby as another wealthy man who wears pink suits and makes successful gestures, but upon further examination, he finds Gatsby as a caring man who is willing to do anything thing for one woman. Each one of these changes Nick experienced contributed to his metamorphosis of ambitions and personality, epitomizing the differences between Nick before and after the story, and ultimately influencing Nick to return to the West.
In fact, one of the reasons that he in unhappy is due to his insecurity about being popular and well-liked in New England. He also instills these values into his sons. He tells Biff, "The man who makes an appearance in the business world...is the man who gets ahead." (Act I) This idea keeps Biff from studying, so he focuses on things that will make him popular, such as football and good looks. However, when he arrives in the business world he realizes that these traits are much less valuable than expected.
America is a place where the old caste system is abandoned and freedom to do anything and be anyone is taken to a new extreme. In the 1920’s those who were born into wealth looked down on those who had just acquired it. The old rich had high-class traditions, which the new rich lacked. The old rich also did not trust the new rich made evident as Tom says to Nick “ a lot of these newly rich people are just big bootlegger, you know.”(Fit.114). Old rich people were educated and polite while the new rich were just looking for a good time.
We can see his sense of inferiority, as he feels resentful of rewards and promotions when he is not the one receiving them. Despise me if I do not: three great ones of the city, In personal suit to make me his lieutenant (Act I, Scene I, Line 8) Iago is jealous of Cassio who got the job and Iago thinks very highly of himself – he thinks he could do a much better job than Cassio because he thinks he is cleverer than anyone else. Iago does not think Cassio is a proper soldier because he thinks he does not have enough experience and he just learns everything from books. One Michael Cassio, a Florentine, A fellow almost damn’... ... middle of paper ... ... just see him as a psychopath because there is no other way to describe him and no way to answer to why someone is evil – they just are. Another one of his motives is that he hates goodness and wants to destroy anything that makes people happy such as Othello’s marriage.