Knew when to stop, too – didn 't cut the pages”(Gatsby, 49). The Owl Eyed Man sees through Gatsby 's elaborate wealth and fake identity, and tells the reader that Gatsby is a fake that is hiding something. Daisy may love Gatsby, but her social standards will inhibit the relationship. Gatsby knows this, and creates a past that will fit those social standards, creating an unstable and suspicious background saying he was old money, a war hero, and an Oxford graduate. None of which are validated until the truth about his past starts haunting him.
Biff, on the other hand, had it worse because his father sold him lies about his importance in the business industry, which forced Biff to admire Willy and strive to be like him one day. Willy’s consistent stroking of Biff’s ego misled Biff into thinking that he could get away with anything simply because he was “popular” and “well-liked”. However, when Biff accidentally stumbles upon his father’s adultery, his world crashes in on itself as he loses his sense of identity. He quotes, “I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been” (Act II). Willy wasn’t much better with his “friends”.
Hank confesses "I did one bad thing...and it led to a worse thing." Showing that once your ambitions and greed start to control you, there is no going back. Hank ultimately returns to his dead end job losing not only his brother in the process but also himself. In conclusion, although Macbeth strived for power and Hank lusted after wealth, they both understood the consequences of their over ambition and greed in the end. It goes to show that you cannot get what you want out of life by taking the easy way out and letting your ambitions and greed affect your morals.
That it’s not wealth or a life of leisure that makes a man great, it is his determination and devotion to both his dreams and the people he cares that makes him great. Money does not bring a person happiness, as seen by both Tom and Daisy, who are unhappy and bored with life. Not only does wealth not make one happy, it also causes a person to be very careless when it comes to the feelings of others. This all shows the disillusionment of the American Dream through Gatsby who tries for that which is very materialistic and doesn’t bring any true happiness while ignoring the qualities that prove the real worth of a person.
At this house, there is an excess of material goods, yet Daisy is still unhappy when her husband, Tom, has an affair. Tom himself hardly seems happy. He has a "hard mouth and a supercilious manner" and his blunt voice adds to the "impression of fractiousness he conveyed”. Tom and Daisy are at the pinnacle of wealth in this novel, yet they are more caged in than ever with their discriminatory ideals and despise the citizens of West Egg for not living the same respectable lives as them. However, they relentlessly and irresponsibly spend their money while the West Eggers appear more free--despite their lack of sustainable income.
He is too blinded to see the money could not buy love or happiness. Daisy and Tom, living a life full of lies and infidelity, serve as proof to the unhappiness that success can bring. Jordan Baker confirms that money dulls ones morals which only increases the speed of corruption. F. Scott Fitzgerald effectively offers a powerful message of a corrupt society due to its materialistic ideology and the destructive reality it provides.
The Great Gatsby is a post WWI novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the early 1920’s. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald depicts and emphasizes the elitist way of living during the era. Luxury and indulgence seemed to be the main concerns of the time. This era was categorized or known as “The Roaring 20’s” or as “The Golden 20’s” which stressed the importance of materialistic goods such as fancy cars, expensive parties, lavish drinking, and loose relationships. We see this lifestyle emphasized throughout the Great Gatsby and it would be fair to say that Fitzgerald led quite a similar lifestyle to Jay Gatsby.
Mary came from a wealthy family, while Edward held multiple failed careers; causing the family to bounce between states. Fitzgerald went to school at St. Paul’s Academy, then on to the Newman School, and finally to Princeton. Obsessed with writing, Fitzgerald dropped out of University, then decided to join the US Army. Stationed at Camp Sheridan as a second lieutenant, Fitzgerald continued writing and finished his first novel, The Romantic Egotist. The original novel was rejected, but later accepted as, This Side of Paradise, turning Fitzgerald into an “overnight success.” The novel success allowed for Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre to get married.
Wealth, fun and love is what The Great Gatsby is all about.The author's full name, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald wrote many books and he’s known one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. The Great Gatsby is about a man who fell in love with a woman he met outside of war and throughout his life getting money, spending money and partying is all his life consists of. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life has influenced The Great Gatsby by including his personalities, preferences and longing for love. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jay Gatsby both experience wealth in their lives. Gatsby and Fitzgerald believed in the American Dream, having money, power, and the woman they love the most.
Eric Birling is the son of Sybil Birling, a woman of the landed class, and Arthur Birling, a man who has worked his way up from being one of the lower-class, to one of importance in his town. Eric is in his late twenties to early thirties. He has also been raised well, has recently completed university, and has now joined his fathers company of Birling and Companies. Gerald is the third person to influence Eva Smith's life, after Arthur and Sheila Birling. It was March 1911, and Eva Smith, who Gerald knew as Daisy Renton, was in the Palace Bar, as was Gera... ... middle of paper ... ...myself in the mirror, I caught a sight of her smiling at the assistant and I was furious with her.