Many more of his actions appear to the reader, and Nick, as “curious.” The fact he is‘ trembling’ shows he is intense in his emotions-- and none of this is for show; Gatsby believes he is alone. His concentration on the “single green light” represents his determination to succeed, his constant drive; everything is designed so he can be with Daisy. He then vanishes; echoing the end of the book. Nick is unlike the other characters of the book; he is not one of the “careless people.” He has a conscience, he is not selfish-- he has decency, which is well demonstrated in his efforts for Gatsby’s funeral. His down-to-earth character shows how superficial Daisy and Tom are.
Nick says that Gatsby, ?represented everything for which I had an unaffected scorn? (6). However, he is able to see through this dislike of Gatsby?s character to tell him, ?you?re worth the whole damn bunch put together? (162). In other words, Gatsby possessed the qualities of a great individual, but his reliance on material objects to show his love and his corrupt ideology prevent him from reaching his full potential as an honorable character in the work.
Daisy only wished to pursue wealth and status, which she obtained when she married Tom, she wanted nothing more. Gatsby, still obsessed with reclaiming Daisy, hoped that if he was worth... ... middle of paper ... ...too long with a single dream”(Fitzgerald 161). The desire to want something to too much of an extent is not healthy and will usually result in unwanted consequences. Although many people classify The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as a love story, it is nothing more than a novel about the desire for wealth creating trouble. Fitzgerald wrote about how people have a natural tendency to desire wealth and status, how wealth and status cannot and will not make one happy, and how the desire for wealth and status can result in undesired consequences.
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?
He wears two masks for each one of them and, he knew that Gatsby no longer wanted Daisy, Tom had Myrtle, and Daisy didn’t want the life she was living. Nick was the glue for everyone and the one who lifted a tiny weight of their shoulders. He was someone that all the characters confided in. The simplicity in Fitzgerald’s story was Nick, everyone trusted him to put on a different mask. He was a noble man who got tangled in the summer of 1922.
Moreover, Nick Carraway always seems to be always caught up or involved either directly or indirectly on all the corruption that occurs. Nick as the narrator is aware of the lying, corruption and deceit that takes place, and seems unfazed by it. Nick also defends Gatsby even though he very well knows of all Gatsby 's criminal activity and liquor smuggling. Finally, Nick is the character who sets up two of the main characters, Daisy Buchanan, his cousin and Jay Gatsby, to have an affair. It never crosses Nick 's thoughts, that setting up and condoning an affair is a moral corruption of traditionalist and religious values.
Mr. Collins quickly tells every character he meets about his close relationship with Lady Catherine and the beautiful estate he lives and works so close to. His flaw brings comic relief even more so because of his profession as a clergyman, meaning he should have the least amount of pride out of every character. Caroline Bingley’s prejudice falls on the extreme side as well, clearly making her the most prejudice of all the characters. She criticizes the lower classes, especially the Bennet family. Caroline also always makes a point to humiliate Elizabeth in front of Mr. Darcy in order to make herself look more appealing in his eyes.
The carelessness afforded to her by Tom’s money and influence, and, by extension, Tom’s own habits of carelessness, molds Daisy into a sad shell of a person. Daisy is not inherently corrupt and destructive, as Tom is, but it makes no difference as Tom has already passed the worst of his characteristics onto her. Indeed, it is Daisy, not Tom, who performs the ultimate sin at the end of the novel, and it is Daisy, not Tom, who shirks away from taking responsibility for this terrible deed and instead allows innocent lives to be destroyed for her actions. Daisy and Tom are the perfect couple. Neither cares the slightest bit about the other and so both live absurd, dreary lives, thinking they have found happiness, while instead both have become disinterested with the ease of living they enjoy.
Throughout this book, Huck demonstrates the epitome of heroism, for the attitude that he posses, as well as his actions and willingness to change. Huck can be called a hero for a great number or reasons throughout the book. In every chapter we notice little things that point in the favor of Huck being one. Huck does things that only one with good morals and a good heart would condone. Huck was brought from a abusive family and it did not hold him back.
Most individuals believe that fat or overweight people are lazy, ugly, stinky, unwanted and unkempt. This fat hate is what motivates the “cult of thinness”. Our Americans know consciously that the men and women in the magazines look better than any person possibly could in real life. However, unconsciously the message presented is that we should look like this. The truth is that the media wants to sell all cultures of men women discontentment in order to make a profit.